So, re-watching Mania.. Man the Cena Bray match is a total disappointment. It has moments. It has real, actual moments that make you think 'maybe this can lead to something better for the company.' Then that finish.. Part of me would like to think that they could continue to feud, that Bray has proven that there is a monster in Cena and that that's all he needed to do to really ignite the feud and keep driving at Cena to make him doubt himself more and more and lose more and more control until he just loses it. Except that after the match the fucking commentators would not shut up about how Cena did it, he didn't give in, he proved his LEGACY LEGACY LEGACY was legit and nothing can take that away now. In a Mania so stacked to the brim with the new guard taking down the old guard, the fact that Cena didn't do something to help bring the company in that direction (short of for once not being in the main event regardless of title status) is a bummer.
I'm sure the reason they went with Cena winning had a lot to do with Undertaker losing. They couldn't put the heel over two of their biggest stars in back to back matches. I'm not saying I like the result of that match, but I can understand why the went that way.
I have zero problem with Lesnar ending the streak. What I do have a problem with is the build to it. The fact is we were all trained to believe that the streak was untouchable and no matter who they fed to Taker, he was still going to win. We had no reason to think any differently with this match. They did a shitty build, with Lesnar looking like a chump through most of it, and then they had a really shitty match that Undertaker just isn't meant to be working. Naturally, we were all waiting for Undertaker to just finish and disappear for another 11 months. Then it happened. Lesnar won and no one knew how to react. No one could believe it. It's not that the idea of Lesnar beating up the Undertaker is hard to swallow, but WWE failed to give us a reason to think that outcome was within the realm of possibility.
Nevertheless, I am very excited for RAW and to see where the new season of wrestling is headed