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Inside, Austin flips the double bird, for Rock to lock him in the Sharpshooter. Regal hit a double underhook suplex off the top for two. Huge reaction to that too. Not many things can top the Austin/McMahon handshake. Now, we get the greatest bump in TLC and possibly WrestleMania history as Edge leaps from a ladder and SPEARS JEFF FROM THE BELTS! Best WrestleMania ever. 5. The Rock vs. Mick Foley vs. Big Show (5.5/10), WrestleMania 12 – Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (5.5/10), WrestleMania 15 – Steve Austin vs. Then in the spot of the match, Bubba pulled the ladder out from under Jeff, he swung forward and Edge speared him off a high ladder all the way to the floor! The atmosphere is off the charts. Angle kicked out of it and Benoit put him in the Crippler Crossface, which angle countered into a Crossface of his own. I’ve always felt that it wasn’t necessary to have a ref bump in a no DQ match, but that’s really only a minor gripe because it made sense for this match as you’ll see in a few moments. It took about four minutes for Hunter to finish the entrance. He likes tilt-a-whirls as his next move is a powerbomb version for two. Austin pointed to the Vince and told him to get a chair. 1:39. kevin greene - Hall of Famer kevin greene cause of death - kevin greene dead at … Kane choked Raven with a garden hose and then threw Raven through a glass window. The Rock – I gave it five stars. Shane left, happy with his work. I’m not going to argue. Undertaker was the face while Hunter was the heel. Perfect character work. Val Venis eats a double spinebuster before RTC hit a double team on Bradshaw. Not a lot of them got good reactions on their entrance, but my two favorite bad gimmicks in this match were Kamala and Repo Man. HHH kicks out, so Undertaker takes out the referee. Vince wheeled Linda to the side of the ring and put her in the ring while crowd chanted “Asshole” as they liked to do. I’m sure others reading this will feel the same. Kane big boots him, knocking both off and he dives off with an elbow to score the pinfall. Four tables are set up on the outside, two stacked on top of two. Pedro. Eddie was the heel while Test was the face with the “test, test, this is a test” theme song. Nice clean win for the babyfaces. Random Network Reviews, Wrestlemania 17, Kevin Pantoja. Austin tripped up Rock and put Rock in the Sharpshooter. Doink getting dumped gets the most boos from the fans. The show needed a joke segment following the TLC match and before the matches that were still to come. Winners and New Tag Team Champions: Edge & Christian. It was Gimmick Battle Royal time. My only gripe is that the punches in the corner for the finish seemed very convenient for the Last Ride and the referee was down for unrealistically long. Author . What a legend. Edge & Christian vs. That would have been tough. Tazz escaped an attack to hot tag Bradshaw. Next article What Thomas Briggs Taught Me Again. Foley was the referee for the Shane vs. Vince match. Match went 14:02. The PPV basically had something for everyone. The Undertaker vs. Random Network Reviews: WrestleMania X-Seven. Jeff then dropkicks Edge off. Stone Cold has sold his soul to Satan himself to win the WWF Title. Foley went into the ring and decked Vince with fists followed by the running knee in the corner. Then I thought Hunter could turn face, so Austin could face him. I would have liked to see Eddie have a better opponent so he could have had a classic match. Copyright © 2021 411mania.com, LLC. They served their purpose. After the announce table breaks, basically on its own, Austin fires away on Rock with PISTON LIKE RIGHT HANDS inside. I liked Undertaker as the American Badass. I was never a fan of the WrestleMania X-Seven title that they use. We saw Undertaker and Triple H getting ready for their match still to come. Benoit countered the Ankle Lock into an Ankle Lock of his own. JR was calling them both a bloody mess. They weren’t in a story together. Best WrestleMania ever. I never thought Linda McMahon could generate such a pop, but they did it. At the same time, WCW was being sold and Vince thought he was the one that was buying it. Women’s Title: Ivory vs. Chyna Match went 28:07. WWE WrestleMania XIII March 23, 1997 Chicago, Illinois These WrestleMania reviews were originally written in 2012 and are being re-published on our new site. Austin now hits the Stunner and Rock still somehow kicks out. It was one of the sickest bumps I have ever seen and quite frankly I’m surprised he could walk after that one. That was just crazy. 9. Now it’s Ryhno’s turn to run-in, so he nails the Dudleys and Hardys with gores with Matt taking the worst of it by taking a GORE GORE GORE through a table stacked in the corner. Stephanie jumps in and slaps Shane, who shrugs it off and goes back to his dad. Benoit fought back with chops, but Angle slowed the momentum down with two belly to belly suplexes. Normally I don’t insert video packages into the reviews, but this was arguably the greatest video in company history. He put the angle over so much and had so much emotion when he called the action. Angle blocks the third and goes to the Ankle Lock, which Benoit sells masterfully as he scurries to the ropes. This led to their rematches at the next two PPVs. The work Austin did here was the real story. Kurt Angle made his entrance. Austin fought out of it while the crowd reached a fever pitch, screaming at the top of their lungs. – Best professional wrestling PPV in the history of the business. Vince threw his awful punches early. Saturn is wearing an absurd hat. 1. These guys are just beating each other with everything in sight. At least it was kept short, so the fact that it was bad doesn’t really hurt the show. This event was Vince McMahon’s greatest masterpiece. JR said “this is vintage Undertaker” so if you think Michael Cole was the only one to say vintage there ya go. It would have been nice if they ditched this match and the opener, replacing it with Eddie vs. Jericho for 15 minutes. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage @ WM3: ***** You get a handful of weapons & hardcore action matches. Nice nearfall for Rock there as the odds evened up since both guys were bleeding now. They did a story where Undertaker was trying to attack Triple H in the backstage area with various weapons. Impressive once again by Jeff Hardy just like the year before when he did a similar spot to Bubba Ray except he topped it this time by going through two tables. Taker follows with an elbow, busting out some flying. I’ll explain the McMahon saga when we get there. Had to. I’m always shocked by these guys walking away without major injuries, although Edge did end up having major neck surgery a few years later and as we know it forced him to retire early. They brawled into the crowd. 4. WrestleMania X-Seven That is satisfying enough for her. Undertaker showed up on his motorcycle since he was in the Big Evil days. Regal took the turnbuckle pad off and then threw Jericho’s left arm into the exposed steel. Lita ripped off her shirt because that’s how she rolls and then she received a 3D from the Dudleys. ***¼. You can check out all of my WrestleMania Reviews here. Test came back with a tilt-a-whirl slam. The finish was done like that to build to rematches at Backlash and Judgment Day, though, so in hindsight the finish made a bit more sense. WWE SummerSlam Reviews. Welcome everyone, to a Retro Rambles review of an old-school WWF event! I loved writing this one. Rhyno, accompagné … Please!” Benoit got a good reaction coming out. They aired a video package of the feud. Welcome to this week’s WWE Smackdown review. At this time, William Regal was the Commissioner of the WWF. There were a lot of awesome power wrestling sequences and I liked the nearfalls at the end. The funniest part was ref Jimmy Korderas on the back of Kane’s golf cart. Best part was when he said: “Lose the freaking cowboy hats. The crowd sarcastically cheered when Test was free. It’s always been a good wrestling crowd. Winner and New WWF Champion: Stone Cold Steve Austin in 28:06 ***¼. A massive reaction for that. Shit!” to sell the frustration. Rock kicked out! Please feel free to comment on the show below or feel free to contact me via one of the methods below. Because it was short, it was never really slow and was exactly what it should have been. I don’t think they could have asked for anything better as an example of what the Attitude Era was. He hit Rock in the head with it. April 1, 2001 10. That happened at the 7:23 mark of the match. As a story, though, it was the culmination of a big angle that ended with the babyfaces on top. The crowd, which was already loud for everything in the match, chanted “Asshole” at the sight of the Chairman. Undertaker overpowered him with a barrage of clotheslines in the corner followed by a powerslam. These WrestleMania reviews were originally written in 2012 and are being re-published on our new site. At ringside, Foley prevented Vince from approaching Linda. It’s an interesting clash of styles for sure. Shane hit a baseball slide on Vince as they fought on the floor. You could look in his eyes to see the emotion. **. Taker finally ducks one and Chokeslams HHH from the tower straight to hell! Insane bump after insane bump gave us non-stop action. They made their way into the area where the all the technical equipment was. His bumping was phenomenal and the heart he showed in kicking out after all the big moves made him a tougher guy in the eyes of the fans. Stephanie had a restraining order against Undertaker, so Kane went after her for him. Like the six man tag earlier, this was exactly what it was supposed to be. Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. William Regal They’re teaming up! Hunter grabbed his Sledgehammer that was conveniently behind the timekeeper. 3. The Undertaker is 9-0 at WrestleMania, which Ross mentioned immediately after the win. Lita damn near kills Spike with a chair shot before turning around into 3D! Winner: Chris Jericho. I did not miss her. Vince gets to his knees, looks at Linda and mouths “BITCH”. 7:31. An absolutely blistering match. wrestling. What a performance by everybody involved. Analysis: ***** You want words to describe that? They went off the stage to some padded area beside the stage. Kane follows in his own cart, as the referee rides shotgun. Even though he was a babyface, the story of the match was that he was desperate to win. Cool points for the athleticism, but he loses points because Jericho did it earlier. They fought into the crowd. When they went back in the ring, Test hit a snake eyes and then a clothesline for two. It was tied so well that it took both Eddie and the ref to free it. The Shane-O-Macinator? Angle was mad about it. Wrestling-Tv.Fr -- Wwe Royal Rumble 2011 Promo. Then Austin hit Rock in the back with the chair 11 more times. Shane hit a clothesline off the security wall. I loved the chemistry between Ross and Heyman, who was an old school heel announcer. Nice spinning powerbomb by Test for two. It was a race between E&C and D-Von, but Rhyno assisted Christian by putting him on his shoulders and Christian grabbed the titles giving E&C win the match at 15:44. I figured that during Austin’s heel run he could have a long program with Rock, which didn’t happen because Rock left soon after to film a movie. Because of the WCW angle that dominated the company, the turn didn’t turn out as well as it could have. It was an area backstage that they used to obviously break for this match. There is an epic atmosphere and both guys showed how incredible they are. Rock chased Vince around the ring. For the people that may say it was hurt because some of the matches weren’t great I’d argue that it’s unlikely that you’d ever get 8 great matches on one show. Rock counters into a pin similar to how Bret Hart beat Austin at Survivor Series 96, but Austin gets the shoulder up. – I’ve seen this show many times. Worst Match: Chyna vs. Ivory – The crowd didn’t care. Top 10 Wrestling … It’s one thing to have a great brawl, but to have that plus each performer doing exactly what you’d hope for during the match shows just how great both of them were on this night. The Dudleys then go to the floor and stack up four tables on the floor with two on the ground and two on top of them. That drew a big reaction. Great spot. 2. Neither guy stopped. As Gooker made his entrance, they showed the clip of the debut that also involved dancing with Gene. Winners: The APA and Tazz in 3:53 I also enjoyed the parts where Benoit put the Ankle Lock on Angle and Angle put the Crossface on Benoit. Post match, Austin shook hands with Vince McMahon. The first match came as a result of the Hardys and E&C wrestling a ladder match while the Dudleys and Hardys wrestled in a tables match. I’m not sure how many gimmicks Goodfather had used in his career, but he probably has the record for most gimmicks in WrestleMania history. Son of a bitch! The addition of Rhyno, Spike and Lita added something good to the match that wasn’t there before. He rolls Linda in the ring and seats her in the chair in the corner so she can witness this first hand. The Rock (c) vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin He was a heel and was the World Champion from October to February until he lost the title to The Rock at No Way Out. 11. Rock made his entrance with the title. 00:51:47; Was this the best 'Mania of all time? Austin worked on him in the corner, but Rock came back with a huge clothesline to knock the challenger down. The title didn’t matter a whole lot at this point in its history. Miles better than it had any right to be. Test hit a powerbomb early. Referee is down, so Benoit applies the Crossface and Kurt taps! Her acting is top notch. Wow. Winner: Kurt Angle in 14:02 They cut way back on the celebrities, so that’s all we really got. You have a couple technical wrestling matches. Austin won the Rumble and then he had a feud with Triple H that led to a five star match at No Way Out 2001 that you should watch if you’ve never seen it. Old School is well scouted by the Game, who pulls him to the mat. In a match full of sick bumps that could have been the sickest bump of the match. Kane breaks it easily and they all brawl in there. But as another reviewer explained to me (Jose, by the way - look up his reviews), "WM 17" has something for everybody. The final four saw Slaughter eliminate Love, Jim dumped Slaughter and then Sheik eliminated Jim. It had so much heat and the crowd responded to it perfectly. The beauty there was that was the finish to Austin/Hart at Survivor Series ’96, but Austin didn’t release the hold there and it led to Hart’s win. No Disqualification Match for the WWF World Title: The Rock vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin She slapped Shane in the face. This writeup is long. Hunter had the best year of any performer in WWE in 2000 and was at the top of his game here. Show was in the dog house a bit at this point in his career. Ivory hits Chyna with the belt before the bell but it only gives her time to punch her a few times. ECW and WCW had just closed their doors. They were popping for everything. Hardcore Title: Raven vs. Kane vs. Big Show Most Memorable Moment: Steve Austin shaking Vince McMahon’s hand after winning the WWF World Title – There were a lot of moments you could pick on this show. Raven was a heel, Kane was a face and Big Show didn’t have much of a reaction. These WrestleMania reviews were originally written in 2012 and are being re-published on our new site. Hunter hit a knee to the face. Lita, Rhyno and Spike added something to this and made it even more special. It’s been nearly 10 minutes now. Eddie got the Euro Title and hit Test in the head with it for the win at 8:30. Eddie worked on the right leg of Test a bit. Winner and New WWF European Champion: Eddie Guerrero in 8:31 That’s what professional wrestling is at its best. Finally they made their way back to the ring. It had everything. Kane takes Raven out and tosses him through a GLASS WINDOW! Winners: Bradshaw, Faarooq & Tazz. He tries the Stunner but Rock shoves him off and we get a ref bump. Technically speaking the ref should have DQ’d Undertaker for attacking him. He dives out onto Regal but nearly overshoots him. That’s it. Jericho does try the Lionsault but Regal has it scouted and gets the knees up. The Hardy Boyz 00:51:47; Was this the best 'Mania of all time? Undertaker got a thunderous ovation as Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin'” hit and he drove around the ring in his motorcycle. It was straight up wrestling save for that little brawl out on the floor. This is one of my five favorite pieces I’ve ever written. This was expertly booked with perfect storytelling. Note that Hunter didn’t even hit the Pedigree. Every WWE Pay-Per-View Review by John Canton. WWE WrestleMania XVII (X-Seven) It was so nice of Christian to set up that table moments before that spot. I’m having Hart/Austin flashbacks. For the love of God Jeff Hardy may be broken smack dab in half!” It wasn’t 20 feet high, it was about 12 feet, but that’s okay. 0:45. Rock hit the People’s Elbow. He was mad when Rock kicked out at two. He took forever to attack him, so Hunter kicked him in the balls. He had the same “No Chance in Hell” song as Vince. Big pop for that. TJR Retro: WWE WrestleMania 17 Review. The landscape of professional wrestling had changed and would never be the same again. Earl Hebner went to pass Rock the blade as he told him to stop attacking Austin, but Earl tripped over the ring steps and dropped it. 4. Moving on, we saw clips of Axxess once again. He still gets to the belts and ends up hanging from them. After Jonathon Coachman talked to an Australian fan, they showed The Rock arriving in his dressing room. They ruined a tray of Snapple drinks. Rock powered out of it, which Austin sold by having a surprised look on his face. He took a beating, yet he kept on coming. Hunter continued on offense, trying to get a pinfall. I thought that was it. The fight comes to the entrance where Show tries to press slam Raven off the stage. Crowd thought that was it. It was about a ten foot drop on what appeared to be some type of padding to soften the blow. Hunter had a big entrance with Motorhead playing his “The Game” theme song. This is beautiful. I’m not docking the quality of the match because of interference. That turn to brawling has allowed Kurt to get in the driver’s seat as he now suplexes Benoit all over the place. Screw you, Pete! They make it back to the ring and Mike Chioda is somehow STILL DOWN! They had the right reaction to every match. Winner: Shane McMahon in 14:12 Best Video en. Undertaker kicked the ref in the back of the head and dropped an elbow on his head too. Best Pay-Per-View event ever. The EMTs were trying to help Hunter, but Undertaker shoved them off. When they broke, the crowd applauded. It was Shane McMahon walking into the arena. Analysis: ****1/4 This was like the 2000’s version of Steamboat/Savage at WM3 or Hart/Hart at WM10. JR was freaking out about it. ****¾. Steve Austin shakes hands with Vince McMahon, or “Satan himself” as Jim Ross historically calls. That allowed Edge to climb once again. He was out for 11 minutes. Lita went back in and crushed Spike with a stiff chair shot. Jericho sold the arm well, Regal looked like a genius heel by targeting it and there was some fun offense throughout. The story of Trips having beaten everyone in the business but Undertaker was damn good. Edge and Christian vs. Winner and New WWF Champion: Steve Austin. wrestling. 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He covers and ends this. Austin hit a clothesline on the floor. Bradshaw hit a back suplex off the top on Venis. Vince opens with a slap and fires away before Shane busts out with a clothesline and spear. World Real Heroes. Goodfather went for another running corner splash, Bradshaw moved out of the way and hit the Clothesline from Hell for the win at 4:15. You can check out all of my WrestleMania Reviews here too. Post match, Slaughter gave Sheik the Cobra Clutch much to the delight of the crowd. John Canton. They continued to exchange holds on the mat until Benoit attempted a Crossface and Angle made the ropes. Report. Austin hit a low blow. “D-VON GET THE TABLES!” Huge pop for that spot. *. Cole showed up to ask Vince about Shane buying WCW and Vince guaranteed that something shocking would happen later in the night. All images are copyrighted to their respective owners.© Copyright 2020 TJRWrestling.net | oLyOsso Web Solutions, Every WWE Pay-Per-View Review by John Canton, Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock WM17 Promo/Video Package, John Canton runs TJRWrestling.net and is still marking out over the fact that Horowitz won. Rock countered the Stunner, but grabbing the leg and he put Austin in the Sharpshooter. RTC was a heel group that drew massive heat by trying to censor things like bad language and violence. WWE Survivor Series Reviews. Random Network Reviews, Wrestlemania 17, Kevin Pantoja. The match was a classic. Other than that, this is a fantastic brawl. That’s why they showed it. The facial expressions he used when he couldn’t pin were great. He hit Shane in the back repeatedly with the garbage can. They had everything planned out so meticulously and perfectly. WWF in 2000. Kevin Greene Family Video With Wife Tara Greene (1962 - 2020) News USA 24/7. That one was the result of E&C beginning to use chairs as weapons, leaving each team with their own weapons of choice. Regal was a heel who was also the commissioner of WWE at this time. 00:51:47; Was this the best 'Mania of all time? Ross: “I don’t believe this. There was a small botch here. The show was headlined by the match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock. Paul Heyman does a PHENOMENAL job of pointing out how desperate Austin is to win the belt, as he exposes a turnbuckle. It was a dome show at Houston’s Reliant Astrodome and it was also four hours long. Paul Heyman was now on commentary for the WWF. 1. Austin covered for one…two…no! All of the big names were there. BY Thomas Hall – ON December 25, 2019 IN Features, News, Reviews, WrestleMania, WWE. The crowd was cheering him, but he wrestled as aggressively and as viciously as the best heels of any generation. Meanwhile, Jeff got back up to walk across the ladders, but he stumbled on the last one. 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