History Awesome / Wrestlemania

10th Apr '18 2:29:18 AM Philweasel
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** Triple H decides to take Ronda on himself, and is quickly and convincingly put on the defensive. She even locks him in an armbreaker, that Stephanie has to save him from.
10th Apr '18 1:20:22 AM mojo72400
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* The Undertaker's return. Before Wrestlemania, John Cena called out the Undertaker, wanting a match with him. When it came for that match, it seemed that the Undertaker was a no-show. Cena took on another opponent and frustratingly headed back up to the Titantron... until the lights die out. They cut on to focus on the ring, where the 'Taker's hat and coat were now there. Lights die out, lightning strikes the items... and to the haunting tune of his theme, the Undertaker appears behind Cena. Challenge accepted and he begins his return 1-0.

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* The Undertaker's return. Before Wrestlemania, John Cena called out the Undertaker, wanting a match with him. When it came for that match, it seemed that the Undertaker was a no-show. Cena took on another opponent Elias and frustratingly headed back up to the Titantron... until the lights die out. They cut on to focus on the ring, where the 'Taker's hat and coat were now there. Lights die out, lightning strikes the items... and to the haunting tune of his theme, the Undertaker appears behind Cena.and makes his entrance. Challenge accepted and he begins his return 1-0.
9th Apr '18 6:32:14 PM pm58790
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* The Mixed Tag Match between Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. There was a lot of pressure on Rousey for this match, both in- and out-of-kayfabe due to this being her debut; she needed make a good impression to prove her naysayers wrong and get wrestling fans to buy into all the hype. Well, in this match, Rousey blew even the best expectations out of the water, showing impeccable selling, timing, storytelling, and character. Even her ring work, while clearly green, was smooth, quick, and powerful. She had the entire Superdome eating out of her hand.

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* The Mixed Tag Match between Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.[=McMahon=]. There was a lot of pressure on Rousey for this match, both in- and out-of-kayfabe due to this being her debut; she needed make a good impression to prove her naysayers wrong and get wrestling fans to buy into all the hype. Well, in this match, Rousey blew even the best expectations out of the water, showing impeccable selling, timing, storytelling, and character. Even her ring work, while clearly green, was smooth, quick, and powerful. She had the entire Superdome eating out of her hand.
9th Apr '18 5:50:14 PM irishpride412
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*[[{{Wrestling/KanakoUrai}} Asuka]] vs Charlotte. The finish may have been divisive but that doesn't change the fact that, in possibly the biggest women's match ever, ''they delivered''.
9th Apr '18 9:03:15 AM Nyame
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* The Mixed Tag Match between Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. There was a lot of pressure on Rousey for this match, both in- and out-of-kayfabe due to this being her debut; she needed make a good impression to prove her naysayers wrong and get wrestling fans to buy into all the hype. Well, in this match, Rousey blew even the best expectations out of the water, showing impeccable selling, timing, storytelling, and character. Even her ring work, while clearly green, was smooth, quick, and powerful. She had the entire Superdome eating out of her hand.
8th Apr '18 10:40:44 PM YourKennection
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** He didn't just accept the challenge, he ''[[CurbStompBattle completely routed]]'' Cena in John's most one-sided defeat since Lesnar annihilated him at SummerSlam '14.
8th Apr '18 7:49:25 PM MagiMecha
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!! [=WrestleMania 34=]
* The Undertaker's return. Before Wrestlemania, John Cena called out the Undertaker, wanting a match with him. When it came for that match, it seemed that the Undertaker was a no-show. Cena took on another opponent and frustratingly headed back up to the Titantron... until the lights die out. They cut on to focus on the ring, where the 'Taker's hat and coat were now there. Lights die out, lightning strikes the items... and to the haunting tune of his theme, the Undertaker appears behind Cena. Challenge accepted and he begins his return 1-0.
5th Apr '18 9:22:35 PM nombretomado
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* The Macho Man, Wrestling/RandySavage, makes it to the finals of the one-night tournament for the vacated WWE Championship, turning back "The Natural" Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], and Wrestling/TheOneManGang, while his finals opponent, the [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] has a relatively easier time of it, even getting a bye straight to the finals after Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant got double-disqualified. It seems like [=DiBiase=] is going to prove that nice guys finish last, with Virgil and Andre in his corner against Savage, who only has the non-wrestling Elizabeth by his side, but he sends her to the back, and she emerges with none other than HOGAN to even the odds, and Savage not only gets the win, AND the WWE Championship, but he would go on to hold the belt for just over a year before losing it to Hogan at WrestleMania 5.

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* The Macho Man, Wrestling/RandySavage, makes it to the finals of the one-night tournament for the vacated WWE Championship, turning back "The Natural" Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], and Wrestling/TheOneManGang, while his finals opponent, the [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] has a relatively easier time of it, even getting a bye straight to the finals after Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant got double-disqualified. It seems like [=DiBiase=] is going to prove that nice guys finish last, with Virgil and Andre in his corner against Savage, who only has the non-wrestling Elizabeth by his side, but he sends her to the back, and she emerges with none other than HOGAN to even the odds, and Savage not only gets the win, AND the WWE Championship, but he would go on to hold the belt for just over a year before losing it to Hogan at WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] 5.



* The ''Battle of the Megapowers'' between Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. While the match was somewhat hampered by an unnecessary Work LoveTriangle between Elizabeth, Hogan, and Savage (which actually bothered Savage in real life), the match itself was an electrifying one and easily the best of the Main Events so far. While less iconic than the battle against Andre the Giant at ''Wrestlemania III'' and the Ultimate Warrior vs. Hogan next year, it would be considered by many to be the best match of Hogan's career.

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* The ''Battle of the Megapowers'' between Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. While the match was somewhat hampered by an unnecessary Work LoveTriangle between Elizabeth, Hogan, and Savage (which actually bothered Savage in real life), the match itself was an electrifying one and easily the best of the Main Events so far. While less iconic than the battle against Andre the Giant at ''Wrestlemania ''[=WrestleMania=] III'' and the Ultimate Warrior vs. Hogan next year, it would be considered by many to be the best match of Hogan's career.



* Wrestling/TheUndertaker makes his Wrestlemania debut by defeating WWF legend [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] in a fairly short match. While no one knew it at the time, it was the start of something big.

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* Wrestling/TheUndertaker makes his Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] debut by defeating WWF legend [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] in a fairly short match. While no one knew it at the time, it was the start of something big.



** Wrestling/ShawnMichaels defeating [[Wrestling/TitoSantana "El Matador" Tito Santana]] (who had competed at every WrestleMania to date) in the opening match.

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** Wrestling/ShawnMichaels defeating [[Wrestling/TitoSantana "El Matador" Tito Santana]] (who had competed at every WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] to date) in the opening match.



* The Wrestling/OwenHart vs. Wrestling/BretHart match is often considered the best opening match at a Wrestlemania ever and also proved Owen pretty much was going to be a great world champion one day had fate gone differently. At the very least, it made Owen a main-eventer for the rest of the year and cemented him as one of the top heels in the company for years after.

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* The Wrestling/OwenHart vs. Wrestling/BretHart match is often considered the best opening match at a Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] ever and also proved Owen pretty much was going to be a great world champion one day had fate gone differently. At the very least, it made Owen a main-eventer for the rest of the year and cemented him as one of the top heels in the company for years after.



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* Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, and Wrestling/ChrisJericho all make their Wrestlemania debut in a great triple threat match with 2 falls (for Kurt's IC and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html European]] belts) where SmugSnake Angle lost both titles without ever getting pinned.

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* Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, and Wrestling/ChrisJericho all make their Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] debut in a great triple threat match with 2 falls (for Kurt's IC and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html European]] belts) where SmugSnake Angle lost both titles without ever getting pinned.



* One offhand comment by Wrestling/JimRoss, "The Undertaker has never lost at Wrestlemania''. And with this, The Streak, then at 8 and eventually 9-0 is now officially born[[note]]This had actually been mentioned by Vince [=McMahon=] at Wrestlemania 11 as well, though nobody made a big deal of it then.[[/note]].

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* One offhand comment by Wrestling/JimRoss, "The Undertaker has never lost at Wrestlemania''. [=WrestleMania=]''. And with this, The Streak, then at 8 and eventually 9-0 is now officially born[[note]]This had actually been mentioned by Vince [=McMahon=] at Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] 11 as well, though nobody made a big deal of it then.[[/note]].



* The opening. Previous Wrestlemanias would build up the event itself, the main draw card, ect. However this (and Wrestlemania XIX) opened to the theme from ''Film/PearlHarbor'' that had been worked into other CMOA, as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson and other described how momentous an occasion it is, how honored they are to appear in a match there, how much it means to them.

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* The opening. Previous Wrestlemanias [=WrestleMania=]s would build up the event itself, the main draw card, ect. However this (and Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] XIX) opened to the theme from ''Film/PearlHarbor'' that had been worked into other CMOA, as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson and other described how momentous an occasion it is, how honored they are to appear in a match there, how much it means to them.



--> '''JR''': And Hogan scores with a right hand. Hogan sending The Rock for the ride, and the end could be near for The Rock at Wrestlemania 18!

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--> '''JR''': And Hogan scores with a right hand. Hogan sending The Rock for the ride, and the end could be near for The Rock at Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] 18!



* The WWE Championship match. A month prior at ''Wrestling/{{No Way Out|Wrestling}}'', Wrestling/EddieGuerrero won the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar and would face Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania with Kurt often lambasting Eddie in the weeks prior for his former drug and alcohol addictions and felt he didn't deserve to be champ. The match itself was spectacular as the two performers really utilized their mat skills for a truly technical match. Towards the end, Eddie untied one of his boots and then faked a limp. Angle, catching the limp, immediately went for his signature ankle lock. When he grabbed Eddie's boot, it came flying off and Eddie took advantage of the surprise by executing a roll-up on Kurt that won the match.

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* The WWE Championship match. A month prior at ''Wrestling/{{No Way Out|Wrestling}}'', Wrestling/EddieGuerrero won the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar and would face Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] with Kurt often lambasting Eddie in the weeks prior for his former drug and alcohol addictions and felt he didn't deserve to be champ. The match itself was spectacular as the two performers really utilized their mat skills for a truly technical match. Towards the end, Eddie untied one of his boots and then faked a limp. Angle, catching the limp, immediately went for his signature ankle lock. When he grabbed Eddie's boot, it came flying off and Eddie took advantage of the surprise by executing a roll-up on Kurt that won the match.



** To give the above its proper context and explain why the sight of those two men with their title belts is awesome, heartwarming ''and'' tearjerking all at once; for years, Guerrero and Benoit had toiled in WCW only to be regarded as, at best, mid-carders who would never achieve top-level status - this treatment was not from fans, but from WCW brass directly. Yet now, here they were, on the 20th anniversary of WrestleMania, at Madison Square Garden, on top of the mountain. With the fans celebrating every second of it.

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** To give the above its proper context and explain why the sight of those two men with their title belts is awesome, heartwarming ''and'' tearjerking all at once; for years, Guerrero and Benoit had toiled in WCW only to be regarded as, at best, mid-carders who would never achieve top-level status - this treatment was not from fans, but from WCW brass directly. Yet now, here they were, on the 20th anniversary of WrestleMania, [=WrestleMania=], at Madison Square Garden, on top of the mountain. With the fans celebrating every second of it.



--> '''Jim Ross''': ''Ladies and gentlemen, this has been Wrestlemania, where it has all begun again! Thank you very much!''

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--> '''Jim Ross''': ''Ladies and gentlemen, this has been Wrestlemania, [=WrestleMania=], where it has all begun again! Thank you very much!''



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* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] gets the winning pin in his tag team match, and leads the entire football stadium full of fans in a deafening "YES!" chant. The camera zooming out from the ring to show the entire arena doing the taunt with Bryan made up for his poor treatment at the previous two Wrestlemanias.

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* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] gets the winning pin in his tag team match, and leads the entire football stadium full of fans in a deafening "YES!" chant. The camera zooming out from the ring to show the entire arena doing the taunt with Bryan made up for his poor treatment at the previous two Wrestlemanias.
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* Much like the first WrestleMania, WM XXX was an experiment on a grand scale; it was the first major live event to be shown on the WWE Network as opposed to traditional [=PPV=], making it available for free to anyone who paid the $10 monthly subscription fee as opposed to the $50-60 to watch the event on terrestrial TV. WWE's previous attempts at streaming its [=PPVs=] had had mixed results, with the [=PPV=] webstream of WrestleMania XXIX going down for most users less than five minutes after its start time, and the network's servers had not been stress-tested on a level even approaching that of the 700,000 subscribers the Network had at the time. And yet, aside from a few minutes of glitchy audio during the pre-show (before the event proper even started), the broadcast went off ''without a hitch''.

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* Much like the first WrestleMania, [=WrestleMania=], WM XXX was an experiment on a grand scale; it was the first major live event to be shown on the WWE Network as opposed to traditional [=PPV=], making it available for free to anyone who paid the $10 monthly subscription fee as opposed to the $50-60 to watch the event on terrestrial TV. WWE's previous attempts at streaming its [=PPVs=] had had mixed results, with the [=PPV=] webstream of WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] XXIX going down for most users less than five minutes after its start time, and the network's servers had not been stress-tested on a level even approaching that of the 700,000 subscribers the Network had at the time. And yet, aside from a few minutes of glitchy audio during the pre-show (before the event proper even started), the broadcast went off ''without a hitch''.



* Brock Lesnar '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable conquers the Streak]]''', pinning the Undertaker for the first time in Taker's 22 WrestleMania appearances. Punctuated by Wrestling/PaulHeyman's BigOMG after the bell.
** And it's an Awesome moment for Heyman, as far as bragging rights are concerned. For as much distaste as Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon has had over the years with him, she and her husband ended the night in failure on all counts. Meanwhile, he guided Brock to one of the most shocking victories in Wrestlemania history (after which he spent the next several weeks rubbing his client's victory in everyone's face).

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* Brock Lesnar '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable conquers the Streak]]''', pinning the Undertaker for the first time in Taker's 22 WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] appearances. Punctuated by Wrestling/PaulHeyman's BigOMG after the bell.
** And it's an Awesome moment for Heyman, as far as bragging rights are concerned. For as much distaste as Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon has had over the years with him, she and her husband ended the night in failure on all counts. Meanwhile, he guided Brock to one of the most shocking victories in Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] history (after which he spent the next several weeks rubbing his client's victory in everyone's face).



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** Must be mentioned that all three looked good here. Brock wasn't pinned, Roman wasn't ruined (many thought it was too soon for him) and still looked strong, and Rollins is the champ. So not only was Seth the first to cash in at WrestleMania, and the first to cash in ''during'' a match, but it was done while making everyone look good. If anything, Seth looked like a coward, but it fits his slimy mastermind role.

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** Must be mentioned that all three looked good here. Brock wasn't pinned, Roman wasn't ruined (many thought it was too soon for him) and still looked strong, and Rollins is the champ. So not only was Seth the first to cash in at WrestleMania, [=WrestleMania=], and the first to cash in ''during'' a match, but it was done while making everyone look good. If anything, Seth looked like a coward, but it fits his slimy mastermind role.



!!Wrestlemania 32
* A meta example, ''Wrestlemania 32'' set a new attendance record, and did so legitimately even before WWE's usual habit of inflating the attendance numbers.

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!!Wrestlemania !![=WrestleMania=] 32
* A meta example, ''Wrestlemania ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'' set a new attendance record, and did so legitimately even before WWE's usual habit of inflating the attendance numbers.



* Wrestling/BaronCorbin makes his Wrestlemania debut by winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

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* Wrestling/BaronCorbin makes his Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] debut by winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.



!!Wrestlemania 33

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** Until Wrestlemania 30, where Brock Lesnar [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable did the unthinkable]] and [[WhamEpisode ended the streak]] at '''21-1'''.

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** Until Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] 30, where Brock Lesnar [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable did the unthinkable]] and [[WhamEpisode ended the streak]] at '''21-1'''.
22nd Feb '18 7:24:33 PM nombretomado
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** While many critics complain that this was not a great match in and of itself, what made this match all the more awesome was how it was promoted and sold, as "irresistable force meeting the immovable object." The storyline that paved the way to the match -- Hogan and Andre were close friends, always having each other's back, until the WWF's powers-that-be unwittingly gave Andre less recognition for an equally impressive accomplishment (being undefeated for 15 years) than Hogan's three years as champion; and then Wrestling/BobbyHeenan somehow managing to convince Andre that he wanted a WWF World Title shot all along, but that Hogan used his friendship to duck the challenge; then on an edition of [[RoddyPiper Piper's Pit]] Andre (flanked by Heenan) demanding a title shot at [=WrestleMania=] III, and Hogan initially refusing because he was so shocked and stunned at Andre's apparent association with their mutual sworn enemy; and then, on a subsequent edition of "Piper's Pit," Hogan -- having had time to absorb the news that Andre was no longer his friend, giving a thunderous "'''''YYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!'''''" to let Andre know he will face him, the title on the line.

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** While many critics complain that this was not a great match in and of itself, what made this match all the more awesome was how it was promoted and sold, as "irresistable force meeting the immovable object." The storyline that paved the way to the match -- Hogan and Andre were close friends, always having each other's back, until the WWF's powers-that-be unwittingly gave Andre less recognition for an equally impressive accomplishment (being undefeated for 15 years) than Hogan's three years as champion; and then Wrestling/BobbyHeenan somehow managing to convince Andre that he wanted a WWF World Title shot all along, but that Hogan used his friendship to duck the challenge; then on an edition of [[RoddyPiper [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper Piper's Pit]] Andre (flanked by Heenan) demanding a title shot at [=WrestleMania=] III, and Hogan initially refusing because he was so shocked and stunned at Andre's apparent association with their mutual sworn enemy; and then, on a subsequent edition of "Piper's Pit," Hogan -- having had time to absorb the news that Andre was no longer his friend, giving a thunderous "'''''YYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!'''''" to let Andre know he will face him, the title on the line.
16th Dec '17 8:13:59 AM FordPrefect
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* Creator/RondaRousey and The Rock (who had flown in on a red-eye after ''hosting Saturday Night Live the night before'')make fools out of Triple H and Stephanie [=McMahon=] in a CurbStompBattle that must be seen to be believed!

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* Creator/RondaRousey and The Rock (who had flown in on a red-eye after ''hosting Saturday Night Live the night before'')make before'') make fools out of Triple H and Stephanie [=McMahon=] in a CurbStompBattle that must be seen to be believed!
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