In Defense of WrestleMania: Ten Reasons to Get Pumped Up For the Show
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But pro wrestling has plenty of haters, too -- whiny folks who laugh at the outfits and the over-the-top acting and the so-called "fakeness" of it all. And, we'll admit, those are valid points. But there are plenty of reasons WrestleMania is one of the biggest events in the city, drawing crowds from all over. And it's not all bulging, lubed-up biceps and comically arched eyebrows. (Though yes, The Rock will be there.)
Here are ten reasons everyone in Miami should experience at least some of the squared circle shenanigans.
This hometown hero was part of the University of Miami's National Championship football team before he became a multi-time champion in WWE. Now he's a big-time movie star, but even snooty wrestling haters have to admit that he's at the top of his game when he's in the ring. At WrestleMania XXVIII, "The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment" finally returns to one-on-one action in one of the biggest matches of his career against John Cena. And given the verbal sparring that's been going on for more than a year, when these two top stars from their respective generations collide it's likely to make for a historical WrestleMania moment.
The Undertaker's Undefeated Streak
The ominous Undertaker made his WWE debut in 1990. He has since amassed a 19-0 record at WrestleMania and looks to make it 20-0 this year. But 'Taker hasn't competed since last year's WrestleMania, where he was carried out on a cart despite being victorious over Triple H. This year he once again faces Triple H -- and this time it's in a Hell in a Cell cage with Trip's buddy (and Undertaker's rival) Shawn Michaels as referee. Admit it: There's a deep-down, dirty part of you that wants all successful people to fail. Here's your chance to watch it happen, and if it doesn't, you can still make fun of the men in tights.