Being a 10-year "WrestleMania weekend" veteran, I knew that the lackluster ending to WrestleMania 32would be compensated for 24 hours later on WWE Monday Night RAWin front of the infamous "post-Mania RAW" version of the WWE Universe. While over 101,000 people packed the AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania, only the most dedicated fans dished out upwards of $200 for another show the following night.

The fans who show up at the sold-out day-after-Mania shows are known to cheer for WWE Superstars that may regularly go unappreciated, and even cheer for people (or things) that aren't in attendance.

The follow-up to WrestleMania 29, when Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money in the Bank, was (in this journalist's opinion) a more exciting night that WM29 itself.

Having had a late night after attending WrestleMania 32on Sunday, I lounged around my hotel room and ate complimentary breakfast and leftover pizza until I left for RAW. Knowing that the WWE Superstars taping would begin an hour before Monday Night Raw, I wanted to show up at least twohours before the show began. Hoping to score a last-minute deal on a ticket by watching the prices on my Flash Seats app, I ended up getting a seat in section 309 for $197.89 after taxes and fees.

In the nosebleeds, this was the cheapest price for any single ticket a few hours before the doors opened.

When I showed up to section 309, there was handicap seating available, but my ticket was not in that designated row. Rather than just seat me in the wheelchair section, the usher sent me downstairs to guest services. Lucky for me, when I told them I was by myself (and therefore, more easily moved), I received (at no extra cost) an upgraded seat to section 209.

Being the same level as the executive suites, my new arrangement gave me access to the nicer restrooms, bars and food vendors in the American Airlines Center.

On top of showing up early, I lucked out in that the arena had a handicap accessible parking lot across the street from the front entrance. At just $20, I counted it a bargain. Anticipating no other significant expenditures for the evening, I skipped Ryback vs.

Fandango to load up on nachos ($4), a big salted pretzel with cheese ($6) and a WWE souvenir soda ($10) for a$20concession-stand dinner.

With about 15 left before RAW, I was able to catchBo Dallas vs. Kalisto, and typical of the post-Mania crowd, the "Bo Train" was more over than the United States Champion.

With Shane McMahon "in charge" for the night, the WWE Universe was treated to the RAW debuts ofApollo Crews andBaron Corbin, and caught the first main roster vignette for theVaudevillains, who would be at the WWE SmackDown taping the following evening.

But the biggest pop for any of the guys coming up from NXT had to be forEnzo Amore and Big Cass, as they had words for theDudley Boyz.

The Raw-after-Mania is known for big returns as much as it is big debuts. When it was clear a mystery man would fill the empty slot for the Fatal 4-Way main event, a surprise return seemed imminent. With so many people due back soon from injury, the return ofCesaro came as a shock to many.

Kevin Owens was very well-received at WrestleMania 32, and the #KOMania extended to the post-Mania RAW crowd.

It would be hard to find an audience that would be more receptive to seeingKevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn.

Whether or not it came across as such after WWE's editing team had their way, Roman Reignswas not well-received at RAW.

As always, the night was a great way to cap-off a WrestleMania weekend vacation. Although it would be two days before I saw my own bed again, the Wrestling portion of this "Road to WrestleMania"was complete.

Back at the hotel ($117.80 on a Monday night, after taxes), I grabbed a soda from the vending machine that accepts credit cards ($1.50) and called it a night.

Total spent for Day 6: $357.19

Total spent for Trip: $2257.33

After checking out of my hotel, I headed home -- with stops in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Joplin, Missouri.

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