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WM21

Wrestlemania -- The biggest show in sports entertainment. Some people will argue that the latest edition of Wrestlemania (WM) is arguably one of the least spectacular ones, given the lineup of matches and even the quality of the production and all -- but I'm still a fan, and I certainly appreciate what Vince McMahon and the WWE board (and writers) are aiming to provide the fans.

It would be hard to top WM20, and with WM21 introducing 2 new characters as the new champions, it is a big gamble on the part of the WWE. It would have been a safe move for the WWE to retain the champions at the time, but I felt they needed to take a risk or two. They need new fresh faces, and new material to work with -- and a big gamble indeed.

Although WM21 was held April 3 in the states, only yesterday was it telecast in Filipino cable TV. I appreciate much the efforts of Solar USA to telecast (even though with cuts) the Pay-Per-View (PPV) event, but I myself would have paid for the PPV if I had the resources to do so. Anyway, one of the biggest PPV's that the WWE has ever produced is arguably WM20, and it's really hard to top that.

I certainly hope Solar USA could get the rights to air RAW and SmackDown! (SD!) "live" here in the Philippines -- meaning not 3 weeks delayed as it is currently being shown. I know a lot of WWE fans would greatly appreciate this if it happens -- I know I would.

Oh well, time to wish and wish some more.

CHill...

PS. It was nice meeting Marc.Alan, tamago, adrienne888, MA, and others at the WM21 EB. Definitely should happen again. :D

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