My wife's grandfather is a pro wrestling fanatic from Houston and I've had a ton of conversations with him about wrestling in the south. According to him, there are a lot of old timey wrestling fans that support the local promotions and just ignore everything WWE does. However, I'm watching it again right now and the place seems packed.
As per usual, I seem to have enjoyed the PPV a lot more than most, but it definitely wasn't a home run by any means. I liked seeing Randy Orton back, but I felt that the match and Orton's spot both felt a little awkward. I expected much more of a pay off from Orton's return after all of the delays and assumed he was going to factor into the main event. I really enjoyed the Stardust and Goldust match and am hoping that the feud results in a damn good match at Wrestlemania. I enjoyed the tag match enough to cause my wife to make fun of me while I celebrated with Kidd and Cesaro. The power of friendship prevails! The Nikki and Paige match was better than expected, but I wasn't expecting much. BNB vs. Ambrose was quite good and I think they can do something interesting with the storyline. I was fooled by the Wyatt shenanigans. I thought that was really well done. Cena vs. Rusev exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say I have not been that emotionally invested in a US Title match since Eddie won it in '03. Every week I find myself becoming more of a Rusev fan and not even in the usual "I like whoever is beating Cena up!" way. If they do the build to the rematch even moderately well, it should be entertaining! The main event was pretty good! I didn't expect them to have the match end like that, but Roman stepped it up and Bryan killed it.
I don't think I've posted since watching the most recent Takeover and the NJPW New Beginning (HOW THE FUCK DO YOU EXPECT ME TO WATCH THIS MUCH WRESTLING?!) in Osaka PPV. Both were really really good!