As you’ve almost certainly heard, there was a little something going down in New Orleans this weekend: Wrestlemania 34!
The sports-entertainment extravaganza has witnessed some of the defining moments in modern pop culture, from the birth of Hulkamania, the dawn of the Stone Cold era, the crowning of John Cena, the Streak, the eternal push of Roman Reigns and, most importantly of all, that really awkward-in-hindsight match where Roddy Piper went half-blackface against Bad News Brown.
This is more racially uncomfortable than the Booker T-Triple H feud, and that was really uncomfortable.
The most recent edition of the Granddaddy of ‘Em All was headlined by Roman Reigns (again) facing off against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Belt, but interested was piqued among keen eyed viewers at the end of the pre-show undercard, when Mustafa Ali took on Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship.
Which is not the same as the previous Cruiserweight Championship or the previous Light Heavyweight Championship. Also, it's for dudes who weigh max 205 pounds, also known as "big ****ing dudes* in the world outside Vince's Palace of Muscular Malice.
Ali was unsuccessful but he won the hearts of millions by turning out in what was clearly a Sub-Zero inspired costume!
Kuai Liang or Bi Han?
Complete with blue LEDS making up the famed mask and V-pattern of the Lin Kuei assassin, shout out to Ali for representing Mortal Kombat on one of the biggest stages in the entire world!
Let's be honest, it makes Evo look like a bingo hall.
You can check out the entire Wrestlemania event, and the entire back catalogue of hundreds of PPVs from WWE, WCW, ECW, NWA and beyond on the famed WWE Network here: http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork
Your first month is free and then it’s just ten bucks a month, which is well worth it if you’re into the graps as much as me.
Also, if I can indulge the pro wrestling mark in me, shout out to the NXT Takeover from the night before. That ladder match. Bah Gawd King.
This ends about the as well as you'd imagine for the dude in the yellow (EC3) and the dude on the ladder (Velveteen Dream).
As always, check back to TYM for all the latest on Mortal Kombat, Injustice and everything NRS!
Wrestlemania 34: Mustafa Ali as Sub Zero!