3. The Randy Orton Burial — Leading up to WrestleMania 25, Randy Orton was the coolest heel in the company (despite spending a month getting beat up by Shane McMahon). He was just pure evil and his villain was HHH. So how do we capitalize on Orton’s built? Easy. Just have Hunter beat him in one of the worst WrestleMania main events ever and for the next three months in a row. Awesome.
By the way, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the two WM main events that got outshined the most by great undercard matches both featured Triple H: 18 vs. Jericho and 25 vs Orton. I think the fact fans didn’t care had as much to do with the shitty main events as it did the great matches that came before.