What makes a Wrestlemania perfect? From the first ring of the bell during the dark match to the final fade to black with the company logo covering the screen, there are certain elements every Wrestlemania would need to be perfect.
At Least Two Title Changes
Winning a championship at Wrestlemania is the perfect rub for anyone. Even if the title is short-lived and passed back to the previous champion, this is the place it should start. Two title changes on a Pay Per View is not asking for much. Typically at Wrestlemania all titles are on the line anyway and for a Pay Per View to have no title changes at all, well, that’s pretty boring. Wrestlemania is supposed to be exciting and crowning a new champion is one simple way to achieve this goal.
Iconic Grudge Match
Two legends going head-to-head over a personal grudge is a constant at Wrestlemania. This can be a heel vs. face or a face vs. face matchup. Recently The Undertaker has been involved in a lot of these as his streak gives opponents a reason to challenge him with no title involved. Other matches like the Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair match tell a great story between two icons. Sometimes the match doesn’t live up to the hype leading to it, which can then be saved from the after effects.
One Gimmick Match
Some people absolutely hate gimmick matches. However one gimmick match at Wrestlemania adds to the build up for a match between the opponents. Something as simple as “hardcore rules” can change an ordinary one-on-one fight into something more memorable. It’s also important this is never overdone. One ladder match for the Intercontinental Title is perfect and gives fans of gimmick matches one specialty fight to look forward to.
Ending on a Positive Note
Wrestlemania should always end with the fans going home happy. This doesn’t necessarily mean the good guy has to win either. The typical move seems to be a face challenger winning the title from a heel champion. The face will go into Wrestlemania as the underdog and defeat the heel while in the words of Jim Ross, “The world is watching.” A little bit of a cliffhanger can help setup for the next evening’s episode of RAW which historically is a good one.