Originally Posted by Mitch Henessey
It wasn't the entire card, but Orton VS Triple H from Mania 25 really bothers me. When you think about Wrestlemania 25, you think about Undertaker VS Michaels, not the main event. Triple H VS Orton is a mere afterthought, nothing more, nothing less.
Such an incredible build, and adding Triple H's real life ties to the McMahon family and his marriage with Stephanie made everything feel more dramatic. Orton and Triple H had unbelievable amounts of animosity towards each other. Orton was bitter about Triple H turning on him after he won the WHC, which lead to his exile from Evolution. And Orton crossed the line, when he attacked Triple H's wife.
EVERYONE wanted to see these two beat the hell out of each other, but they just had to throw in the "if HHH gets disqualified, he loses the WWE Championship" stipulation. I don't hate the HHH VS Orton main event, but it was tamed and underwhelming. This is a big problem for any Wrestlemania main event, especially for a match that featured an intense and heated personal rivalry. A lot of of people were expecting an all out war between these two (similar to their Last Man Standing Match at No Mercy 2007). Instead, we got an average quality match.
Yeah, their were a few things they did wrong. Orton should of won and became champ. The buildup was awesome, but they wrestled the wrong style of match. It should of been a no holds barred match or HIAC. This needed to be a war. I didn't get the HHH gets dq stipulation either. It made zero sense. I loved their last man standing match in 07. Your right it needed to be something like that instead.
I dont think the match was bad, but you felt really underwhelmed after watching it given how great the feud was. I had a similiar feeling after watching HHHvsLesnar because I had high expectations for that match. The HHH/Orton angle was a hell of a lot better though.
They had a similar screw up with Team Cena vs Nexus. Everybody loved how Nexus debuted and destroyed the Raw set. They never should of had a basic elimination match at Summerslam. It needed to be more, IMO.