Previously on the Best and Worst of WrestleMania: The Hardy Boyz returned with temporarily functioning brains, Rob Gronkowski helped Mojo Rawley win a battle royal, and Bray Wyatt lost the WWE Championship by doing a slide show in the ring instead of wrestling. Oh, and John Cena proposed to his girlfriend. And Roman Reigns foreclosed on The Undertaker’s Yard.
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Here’s the Best and Worst of WWE WrestleMania 34 for April 8, 2018.
Best/Worst: The ‘Dre
This year’s HBO® Presents The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal started the kickoff show, and despite my unending love of battles royal, it was pretty uneventful. There were some great little characters moments — Mojo Rawley continuing to make Zack Ryder’s life miserable, Goldust befriending R-Truth again just to dump him and dab in his face (not to mention the polka-dotted body suit) — but overall there was no real story to follow, and it was just sort of a battle royal for the sake of a battle royal. Which, I mean, yeah, I get it. You want to get everyone who doesn’t have something to do on the show, but they aren’t on the show because for the most part they don’t have a lot going on. So the thing with all the guys not having much going on ends up not having much going on.
The finish was fun at least, with Days of Future Past Jeff Hardy (Bray Wyatt) returning from a drowning death like so much Jason Voorhees to help Matt Hardy against former winners Baron Corbin and Mojo. I was hoping Wyatt would come back with a freshened-up look and character — it’s the lake of reincarnation, not the “lake of chilling out and deciding you’ve got a lot in common” — but babyface Bray Wyatt’s something we should’ve done years ago, and anything that keeps him from cutting that same dark-room promo about God and fear gets a thumbs up from me.