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1. A Focus on a Humble Champion...

The most newsworthy event of Wrestlemania 30 was Undertaker's streak being broken, and it got a lot of attention.  WWE was very smart though and put Daniel Bryan out there right off the bat, and focused on him in the pre-show.  By doing that, they took the fans' minds off of Undertaker losing in order to get a celebration going.  Triple H's interruption was well played, came at the right time, and fed into a solid final segment well.  The hot "night after" crowd was passionate for Bryan, chanting "Yes!" and "You deserve it!" and Bryan giving praise to the fans right back was well played.

2.  The Shield Takes a Side...

The close of the show was hot.  Some might argue that setting up Bryan vs. Hunter on Raw is a bait-and-switch, but no one complained to my knowledge.  This was also a case of predictable being good because this really got telegraphed in the backstage segment with Stephanie and Kane. The live crowd ate it up though when Bryan and The Shield stood up to Evolution 2.0 and Kane.  This sets up so many options too for some more interesting in-ring matches for pay per view between the eight men.  Good stuff.

3. Bragging Rights...

How good is Paul Heyman?  Just go watch his celebratory promo with Brock Lesnar and see.  That was a great taunting heel promo.  Brock did what he needed to as well, which was just stand there, smirk, and try not to laugh when Heyman pulled off some of his lines.  The live crowd hung on his words after booing the daylights out of their entrance.

The one thing they didn't do is establish Lesnar's next direction.  No title shot, no future challengers.  I guess Lesnar is going away for a bit, which isn't the worst thing in the world.  To lose to Bryan just after beating The Streak would just not add to him in any way.

4. Evolution is a Mystery...

Randy Orton and Batista joined forces to put a beating on the tag team champions last night.  The crowd didn't seem to take notice as they started a bunch of self-indulgent chants at that point.  Working the tag champs that way ends up making them look weak, but it's not something WWE can't fix.  A simple call-out by the Usos would do wonders.  That's not a pay per view match, but it could lead to something that gives the Usos a much needed edge.  If they go back to just doing their dance and beating no ones, then WWE wasted an opportunity.

5. I'm Afraid I've Got Some Bad News...

Last night was actually a really big night for Wade Barrett.  With the diverse Wrestlemania crowd, with a lot of Brits in attendance, they reacted well to him.  And his "bad news" line is over, no matter what follows it.  This is a guy that should be getting something better, as he was a key to the Nexus angle a couple years ago.  Maybe this is that launching pad for him.

6. Save it for The House Show...

Santino and Emma vs. Fandango and Summer Rae was a big miss for me.  Emma looked good and had a really good night showing off what makes her click with NXT fans, but beyond that this match was bad.  I'm confused with what they're trying to do with Summer Rae, who heeled it up last week to tie in to her slapping Natalya  on Total Divas.  Tonight, she got beaten all around the ring.  It's just inconsistent.  Fandango is just wallowing in mid-card land with nothing meaningful, and Santino should be saved for the house shows as his comedy act would probably click there.

7. A Surprising New Champion...

I was shocked by the arrival of NXT's Women's Champion Paige, who wanted to congratulate AJ.  The live crowd popped for her coming out and when she won the title away from AJ.  I would have preferred to see Paige come up short and enter a chase mode for the title rather than win the title on her first night.  That said, she got over really big last night with what she did with AJ.

8. Bounce Back...

The Wyatts needed a bounce back moment after Bray lost to Cena on Sunday, and they got it.  The Wyatts looked strong in the six man affair with John Cena, Big E. and Sheamus.  With that match, it feels like his loss to Cena was weeks ago rather than on Sunday.  The live crowd ate the Wyatts up, singing along with "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" and waving, among other things.

Also, Big E needs to drop the Intercontinental Championship - time for a reboot there.

9. I'm a Paul Heyman Guy Too!

Cesaro came out to claim his Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale Trophy, and Hulk Hogan put him over a bit.  But, when Zeb Colter started to talk, Cesaro cut him off and made a shocking announcement - he's a Paul Heyman Guy!  The fans popped for his choice - despite Heyman and Lesnar getting heat in their earlier segment.  I'm not sure where this is all going, especially with Cesaro getting face momentum.  If anyone can shut that down, it's Heyman.  Hard to say where this is headed in full, but that's the excitement of this whole situation.

This is exactly what the Night after Wrestlemania is supposed to look like.  The live crowd was hot as normal, and WWE gave us more than a recap show as they sometimes do.  They really did a nice job of introducing some new talents (Paige, Alexander Rusev, Bo Dallas, and Adam Rose) to the main roster and that will be interesting to see where they go.  And now is the time for those younger talents - they needed to move that forward.  Time will tell how it works without the hot "super fan" crowds like last night's.

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