After the previous year's WrestleMania, Vince McMahon knew he started a yearly trend that is still going on to this very day. But for some odd reason, this WrestleMania was held on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday. Another idea was to have this WrestleMania held in THREE different cities (I'd never imagined this as so, but fortunately, never happened again). This review will be split into three different reviews, but like before, won't be going over each individual match, but rather give an overall impression (like previously stated, I'd spend all day if I talked about each match), and also point out any highlights.
The first part took place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. One could think of this as a bit of a warm up to the later matches. Speaking of matches, my overall impression is that two of the matches weren't very entertaining. The worse of the two offenders was Jake Roberts vs George Wells (the other guilty party was Roddy Piper vs Mr T. in a boxing match). It wasn't very fast paced, and felt boring to watch. The Roddy Piper vs Mr T. match was slightly better, but not by much (the ending, however, was too predictable).
The highlight was the Paul Orndorff vs Magnificent Muraco match. My impression was both men fought tooth and nail, even fighting onto the arena floor, but the ending is what killed the match. Why not restart the match as a street fight? That would've made the match more interesting, not to mention see who would have the better endurance (even the "B***S***!" chants was interesting to hear).
My overall impression (for this part at least) was that the matches weren't completely exciting, and really dragged the first part of the event down. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give the first part a 2 out of 5.
Check back in a few days for part 2.
Ken Kriho is a videographer, producer and director. He has a YouTube and Twitch channel (links at homepage). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.