I got 6.5/8 of my predictions right
Personally I think it was best Mania for last 3-4 years.
It actually felt like Mania this year, not just a regular PPV with a Taker match saving it all.
Taker's match was the worst match this year, not including Divas, but I expected as much since when it was first rumoured. Not even in same league as Punk's match with Taker, it was slow, boring, predictable and Taker looked like he was legit struggling while Brock looked like he was taking it easy.
The opening of Mania was amazing, I will not spoil but it was definitely a Mania moment.
HHH/Bryan was great, the Battle Royal was fun, the right guy won and he won in style, I loved Cena Bray, once again the right guy won and Bray looked like a star. Shield match was very rushed, probably due to opening going long but I'm glad as there's no way Outlaws could hang with Shield.
My theory on THAT match:Taker has said he wanted to end the streak in the past but Vince turned him down repeatedly, my feeling is WWE pulled the trigger now with Brock because Taker quite simply is done (I think the match proves this.) I think ideally WWE would've wanted Bray or Reigns to end the streak but neither are "ready yet", whereas Brock has the credibility/legitimacy to beat Taker.
If Taker is done then that makes Brock the new guy to beat and sometime in the future, WWE will use the man who broke the streak to make Reigns or whoever into the next Cena level mega star.