History Awesome / Wrestlemania

12th Jan '17 10:00:13 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Say what you will about the match, but Bret FINALLY giving Vince what he deserves after 12 long years is pretty awesome.

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* Say what you will about the match, but Bret FINALLY giving Vince what he deserves after 12 long years is pretty awesome.



* Wrestling/JerryLawler making Wrestling/MichaelCole [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame tap out with the ankle lock]].

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* Wrestling/JerryLawler making Wrestling/MichaelCole [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame tap out with the ankle lock]].
23rd Sep '16 6:04:03 PM Gimere
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*** On top of this is that this match caused a FaceHeelTurn '''and''' HeelFaceTurn for Hart and Austin respectively - Hart [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown tried to brutalize Austin]] after he'd passed out (getting stopped by Wrestling/KenShamrock), gaining a huge amount of heat from the crowd, while Austin earned the audience's adoration by virtue of [[TheDeterminator refusing to submit]].

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*** On top of this is that this match caused a FaceHeelTurn '''and''' HeelFaceTurn for Hart and Austin respectively FaceHeelDoubleTurn - Hart [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown tried to brutalize Austin]] after he'd passed out (getting stopped by Wrestling/KenShamrock), gaining a huge amount of heat from the crowd, while Austin earned the audience's adoration by virtue of [[TheDeterminator refusing to submit]].
13th Sep '16 10:44:58 AM Gimere
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* The battle between Wrestling/RickRude and the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the Intercontinental Championship Belt. This is both an impressive match both in terms of ring performance and the behind-the-scenes storyline. According to the WWE, the Ultimate Warrior's ring skills were very limited but Rick Rude was good enough to give a twenty-minute impressive match which sold them both as very skilled wrestlers.

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* The battle between Wrestling/RickRude and the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the Intercontinental Championship Belt. This is both an impressive match both in terms of ring performance and the behind-the-scenes storyline. According to the WWE, the Ultimate Warrior's ring skills were very limited but Rick Rude was good enough to give a twenty-minute impressive match which sold them both as very skilled wrestlers.



* The Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Brock Lesnar match is rightfully considered terrible. However, an awesome moment was had by two fans in the audience who showed up dressed as Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage (completely independent of one another, mind you). The two spent the entire match cutting promos on each other and mocking the in-ring action in full view of the cameras. They got so much positive reaction from the surrounding crowd--including the fact that the commentary teams were gawking at them!--that security stepped in to tell them that while they personally thought they were hilarious, Vince [=McMahon=] said to knock it off.

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* The Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Brock Lesnar match is rightfully considered terrible. However, two fans had an awesome moment was had by two fans in the audience who moment--they showed up dressed as Hulk Hogan and Macho Man "Macho Man" Randy Savage (completely independent of one another, mind you). The two you), and spent the entire match cutting promos on each other and mocking the in-ring action in full view of the cameras. They got so much of a positive reaction from the surrounding crowd--including the fact that crowd--even the commentary teams were gawking at them!--that security stepped in to tell them that while they personally thought they were hilarious, Vince [=McMahon=] said to knock it off.



* Wrestling/{{ECW}} got its very own [=WrestleMania=] Moment at ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'', when ECW "originals" Tommy Dreamer, Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, The Sandman and Wrestling/RobVanDam defeated The New Breed (Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, Matt Striker and Kevin Thorn) in the only match on the card for the ECW brand. (ECW Champion Wrestling/BobbyLashley also met Intercontinental Champion Wrestling/{{Umaga}} in a non-title match).

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}} got its very own [=WrestleMania=] Moment at ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'', when ECW "originals" Tommy Dreamer, Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, The Sandman and Wrestling/RobVanDam defeated The New Breed (Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, Matt Striker and Kevin Thorn) in the only match on the card for the ECW brand. (ECW Champion Wrestling/BobbyLashley also met Intercontinental Champion Wrestling/{{Umaga}} in a non-title match).



* The Bobby Lashley vs. Umaga match was okay, but it principally proved once more that Vince [=McMahon=] would do anything for a storyline, this time getting shaved bald. He's a billionaire and synonymous with the industry, and he's probably in the top 10 (if not number one) in the amount of ridiculous punishment he's taken for the business.

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* The Bobby Lashley vs. Umaga match was okay, but it principally proved once more that Vince [=McMahon=] would do anything for a storyline, this time [[TraumaticHaircut getting shaved bald.bald]]. He's a billionaire and synonymous with the industry, and he's probably in the top 10 (if not number one) in the amount of ridiculous punishment he's taken for the business.



*** This led to another moment the following month when Jericho and Ricky had at it in a singles match. The match at '''Mania'' was a 3-on-1 handicap match but the match at Backlash really gave Ricky the chance to shine.

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*** This led to another moment the following month when Jericho and Ricky had at it in a singles match. The match at '''Mania'' was a 3-on-1 handicap match but the match at Backlash ''Wrestling/{{Backlash}}'' really gave Ricky the chance to shine.
7th Sep '16 12:19:02 PM lilithmercy
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** Another one for the set builders, for finding a way to do such an insanely reckless spot without killing Shane. [[note]]The table he jumped onto was actually topped with a piece of hard foam instead of the usual wood, and a crash bag was cleverly hidden underneath[[/note]]
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.
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