History Awesome / Wrestlemania

20th Jul '16 2:32:33 PM Briguy52748
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* [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] defeated [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship]] in a show-stealing match paving the way for smaller, more skilled wrestlers to be in the limelight. Even despite several matches mentioned below, many consider this to be not only the best [=WrestleMania=] match ever, but the best ''match'' ever, period.

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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 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.
* [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] defeated [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship]] in a show-stealing match paving the way for smaller, more skilled wrestlers to be in the limelight. Even despite several matches mentioned below, many consider this to be not only the best [=WrestleMania=] match ever, but the best ''match'' ever, period.
period. The match itself set a new standard in how matches are planned, Steamboat has written in many accounts years later, and that he and Savage worked meticulously to plan out the match, spot-for-spot ... and everything came together perfectly.
30th Jun '16 2:54:12 PM Gravityman
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* 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.
30th Jun '16 3:00:23 AM Gimere
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* One that was mostly downplayed at the time: prior to the Hercules/Earthquake match, Earthquake had sent, according to Gorilla Monsoon, a total of 28 wrestlers to the hospital after hitting them with his finishing move, the Earthquake Splash. While Hercules lost the match, he was not number 29, and was able to get up and leave the ring on his own, to the applause of the crowd.

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* One that was mostly downplayed at the time: prior to the Hercules/Earthquake match, Earthquake had sent, according to Gorilla Monsoon, a total of 28 wrestlers to the hospital after hitting them with his finishing move, the Earthquake Splash. While Hercules lost the match, he was not ''not'' number 29, and 29--he was able to get up and leave the ring on his own, to the applause of the crowd.



* Or 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 yet.[[/note]].

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* Or 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 yet.then.[[/note]].



* Wrestling/JimRoss closing commentary on the event, just before the cameras cut to black, with Chris Benoit holding his newly won title aloft.

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* Wrestling/JimRoss Wrestling/JimRoss' closing commentary on the event, just before the cameras cut to black, with Chris Benoit holding his newly won title aloft.aloft:



** One highlight of the match was Taker doing his signature sit-up while he was in Punk's Anaconda Vice. The audience pops like mad, and Punk [[OhCrap freaks out]].

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** One highlight of the match was Taker doing his signature sit-up while he was in Punk's Anaconda Vice. The audience pops like mad, and Punk [[OhCrap freaks out]].out]], and [[{{HSQ}} so does the crowd]].



** For additional awesome, the girls accompanying Triple H's entrance were the NXT Divas Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, and Charlotte.

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** For additional awesome, the girls accompanying Triple H's entrance were the NXT Divas Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Wrestling/SashaBanks, Wrestling/AlexaBliss, and Charlotte.Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}.



* The pre-show opens with a fun 4-way Tag-Team Championship match between Wrestling/TysonKiddAndCesaro, Wrestling/TheUsos, Wrestling/TheNewDay, and Los Matadores, which includes Jimmy Uso and Naomi doing a double top rope plancha onto all the other teams, and [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] putting El Torito in the Sharpshooter.

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* The pre-show opens with a fun 4-way Tag-Team Championship match between Wrestling/TysonKiddAndCesaro, Wrestling/TheUsos, Wrestling/TheNewDay, and Los Matadores, which includes Jimmy Uso and Naomi Wrestling/{{Naomi}} doing a double top rope plancha onto all the other teams, and [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] putting El Torito in the Sharpshooter.
17th Jun '16 6:38:46 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Even before that, Edge went for the Spear on Foley the first chance he got, knocking Foley down... and then rolling around on the mat in agony himself! Mick stood up and opened up his flannelette shirt to reveal ''he'd wrapped his own torso in barbed wire'' [[CrazyPrepared in preparation]] for [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Edge doing that]]. Mick Foley you MagnificentBastard you!
19th Apr '16 2:53:28 PM CelPrevXXVI
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* The League of Nations had just dominated Wrestling/TheNewDay and, as they celebrated their victory, they proclaim that [[TemptingFate "There are no three men stronger than the League of Nations!"]]. [[spoiler:Enter Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, who lay the utter smackdown on the trio!]]

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* The League of Nations had just dominated Wrestling/TheNewDay and, as they celebrated their victory, they proclaim that [[TemptingFate "There are no three men stronger than the League of Nations!"]]. [[spoiler:Enter Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and (in exact order) Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/MickFoley, and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, who lay the utter smackdown on the trio!]]group!]]
14th Apr '16 7:15:11 AM Movienut376
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*One that was mostly downplayed at the time: prior to the Hercules/Earthquake match, Earthquake had sent, according to Gorilla Monsoon, a total of 28 wrestlers to the hospital after hitting them with his finishing move, the Earthquake Splash. While Hercules lost the match, he was not number 29, and was able to get up and leave the ring on his own, to the applause of the crowd.
13th Apr '16 8:39:23 PM AriRockefeller
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* The Ladder Match for the Intercontinental title. Aside from numerous intense spots (including a bump from Wrestling/KevinSteen that looked like he was half-dead in the rungs of a fallen ladder), the ending came out of absolutely nowhere. Wrestling/TheMiz is posted to pull down the belt, only to choose to sit atop the ladder to do so. Up from behind comes '''''Wrestling/ZackRyder'''''[[note]]replacing an injured Neville[[/note]] and shoves Miz off the ladder and scoops up the championship for himself. Zack gets to celebrate a major championship victory after nearly ''four years of neglect from WWE brass'' and celebrate in the ring with his father.
5th Apr '16 12:35:58 PM Gimere
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* The League of Nations had just dominated The New Day and, as they celebrated their victory, they proclaim that [[TemptingFate "There are no three men stronger than the League of Nations!"]]. [[spoiler:Enter Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, who lay the utter smackdown on the trio!]]
* Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks (with Raven Felix and Sasha's cousin Music/SnoopDogg performing her theme), and Wrestling/BeckyLynch wrestled an EXCELLENT match for the Women's title (replacing the Divas' title).

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* The League of Nations had just dominated The New Day Wrestling/TheNewDay and, as they celebrated their victory, they proclaim that [[TemptingFate "There are no three men stronger than the League of Nations!"]]. [[spoiler:Enter Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, who lay the utter smackdown on the trio!]]
* Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks (with Raven Felix and Sasha's cousin Music/SnoopDogg performing her theme), and Wrestling/BeckyLynch wrestled an EXCELLENT ''excellent'' match for the Women's title (replacing the Divas' title).



* Baron Corbin makes his Wrestlemania debut by winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royale.
* [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] gets surrounded by Wrestling/TheWyattFamily in a middle of a promo, but then a [[MostWonderfulSound familiar tune starts playing]], and [[spoiler:just when everyone thought he was to skip this year's grandest show, [[HesBack John Cena]] makes his return and [[BigDamnHeroes helps The Rock]] take on the Wyatts]] to a '''MASSIVE''' pop.

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* Baron Corbin makes his Wrestlemania debut by winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale.
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* [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] gets surrounded by Wrestling/TheWyattFamily in a middle of a promo, but then a [[MostWonderfulSound familiar tune starts playing]], and [[spoiler:just when everyone thought he was to skip this year's grandest show, [[HesBack John Cena]] makes his return and [[BigDamnHeroes helps The Rock]] take on the Wyatts]] to a '''MASSIVE''' '''massive''' pop.
5th Apr '16 9:26:13 AM burstkiller
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** And Sasha donning Eddie's Guerrero's ''No Way Out'' [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BDyCb0InOuE/?taken-by=sashabankswwe 2004 WWE Championship colors]] for her gear.
4th Apr '16 3:05:45 PM ultimomant
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* {{Charlotte}}, SashaBanks (with Raven Felix and Sasha's cousin SnoopDogg performing her theme), and BeckyLynch wrestled an EXCELLENT match for the Women's title (replacing the Divas' title).

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* {{Charlotte}}, SashaBanks Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks (with Raven Felix and Sasha's cousin SnoopDogg Music/SnoopDogg performing her theme), and BeckyLynch Wrestling/BeckyLynch wrestled an EXCELLENT match for the Women's title (replacing the Divas' title).



* ShaneMcMahon and the Undertaker go to war in Hell In A Cell and even with his new MMA training, he can't get Taker to tap out. Shane breaks out Coast to Coast, nothing. Shane pulls out one hell of an AllOrNothing attack [[https://youtu.be/bWI2l4ZbdA4 by climbing to the top of the cage, only to miss Undertaker and crash through the table]]. Even after that, Shane still has the balls to say BringIt, only for Taker to finish him off with the Tombstone. The last moments are of Shane being carried off in a stretcher, his thumbs-up prompting the crowd to applaud him.
** Notably, during Shane's second BringIt moment, TheUndertaker [[WorthyOpponent lightly pats his cheek before hitting the Tombstone]].
** Also, immediately after the jump, watch TheUndertaker's reaction as he's sitting against the barricade watching the refs tend to Shane - it's a mixture of gratitude for having dodged that elbow, and the same expression he wore when he threw [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] off the Cell the first time.

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* ShaneMcMahon Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon and the Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker go to war in Hell In A Cell and even with his new MMA training, he can't get Taker to tap out. Shane breaks out Coast to Coast, nothing. Shane pulls out one hell of an AllOrNothing attack [[https://youtu.be/bWI2l4ZbdA4 by climbing to the top of the cage, only to miss Undertaker and crash through the table]]. Even after that, Shane still has the balls to say BringIt, only for Taker to finish him off with the Tombstone. The last moments are of Shane being carried off in a stretcher, his thumbs-up prompting the crowd to applaud him.
** Notably, during Shane's second BringIt moment, TheUndertaker The Undertaker [[WorthyOpponent lightly pats his cheek before hitting the Tombstone]].
** Also, immediately after the jump, watch TheUndertaker's The Undertaker's reaction as he's sitting against the barricade watching the refs tend to Shane - it's a mixture of gratitude for having dodged that elbow, and the same expression he wore when he threw [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] off the Cell the first time.



* [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] gets surrounded by TheWyattFamily in a middle of a promo, but then a [[MostWonderfulSound familiar tune starts playing]], and [[spoiler:just when everyone thought he was to skip this year's grandest show, [[HesBack John Cena]] makes his return and [[BigDamnHeroes helps The Rock]] take on the Wyatts]] to a '''MASSIVE''' pop.

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* [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] gets surrounded by TheWyattFamily Wrestling/TheWyattFamily in a middle of a promo, but then a [[MostWonderfulSound familiar tune starts playing]], and [[spoiler:just when everyone thought he was to skip this year's grandest show, [[HesBack John Cena]] makes his return and [[BigDamnHeroes helps The Rock]] take on the Wyatts]] to a '''MASSIVE''' pop.
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