***¾. William Regal is freaked out backstage because Kamala has trashed his office. Kurt Angle made his entrance. 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. Eddie kicked out of that and rolled out to the floor. All of the five star matches are elite and it’s very difficult for me to rank them. Best Pay-Per-View event ever. It’s so weird that both of these guys have since passed away. Undertaker picked him up by the neck and threw Hunter off the staging area. They brawled into the crowd. John Canton. Steph slaps Foley and is chased away by Trish up the super long ramp. I can’t ignore the longest ref bump in wrestling history, though. Rhyno joins in to help Edge & Christian, delivering Gores galore, including one to Matt through a table. Chris Jericho (c) vs. William Regal Bradshaw gets the hot tag and tosses around RTC. The announcers wondered what Vince was doing out there. Undertaker hit a nice leaping clothesline and then yelled out Old School setting up the top rope clothesline. Houston, Texas. Like the six man tag earlier, this was exactly what it was supposed to be. At this time, William Regal was the Commissioner of the WWF. I liked their chemistry with Kurt, but in this case it was about Angle being angry due to Benoit forcing him to tap. They showed Steve Austin arriving to the building. That’s exactly what they did though. I loved the chemistry between Ross and Heyman, who was an old school heel announcer. What a performance by everybody involved. Hunter kicked out at two. ***¼. I’m not going to argue. Other than that, this is a fantastic brawl. Then we get the video package. Benoit goes to a waist lock, but Angle low blows him and rolls him up with a handful of tights to steal it. Austin worked on him in the corner, but Rock came back with a huge clothesline to knock the challenger down. The finish came out of nowhere a little bit. Rock stumbled back to his feet. I’m guessing Sheik won because he was unable to take a bump over the top to the floor. RTC was a heel group that drew massive heat by trying to censor things like bad language and violence. I hate that I had to leave off Angle, Benoit, Shane, Vince, Hunter and Undertaker, but that’s what happens. Jericho hit a facebuster, then a suplex and a Lionsault finished off Regal at 7:08. I’ll explain the McMahon saga when we get there. Ref recovered to count the pin for a two count. 11. 14 years ago | 17.8K views. The announcers for the show were Jim Ross and Paul Heyman, who had replaced Jerry Lawler. Shane introduced Mick Foley as the ref. The show ended with replays of the finish followed by Austin leaving with McMahon while Rock was trying to recover in the ring. The crowd popped huge for that too. The crowd, which was already loud for everything in the match, chanted “Asshole” at the sight of the Chairman. The place just went nuts for it. The Rock They made their way into the area where the all the technical equipment was. HHH goes for a Tombstone, but Taker counters into his own. Ever the heel, Regal removes the turnbuckle pad and sends Jericho’s shoulder into it. When it comes to defining moments of the best era in WWE history, this match was it. IT’S UNBELIEVEABLE. Matt attempts to climb only to have Edge jump from a chair and clothesline him down. Raven ran away into the crowd. 12. Eddie was the heel while Test was the face with the “test, test, this is a test” theme song. Vince threw the ref back in and Rock kicked out. WrestleMania X8 was the 18th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Five Stars: 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. 9. WrestleMania X-Seven est considéré comme étant l'évènement qui aura conclu l'Ère Attitude pour la World Wrestling Federation et le boom du catch des années 19901,2. Every WWE Pay-Per-View Review by John Canton. The fight breaks out outside of the ring and they just hammer away on each other. Serena Deeb Talks Her WWE Release. Kane dropped an elbow on Big Show and covered him at 9:18 for the win. Post match, Slaughter gave Sheik the Cobra Clutch much to the delight of the crowd. I thought that was it too. JR: “Hey wait a minute. Saturn took a big boot. What a legend. GET THE TABLES! The Rock & Stone Cold Steve Austin Vs Triple H & Batista Wrestlemania 30 Promo . Here are the match ratings for the show according to Dave Meltzer. Austin pointed to the Vince and told him to get a chair. It was part of the story. These WrestleMania reviews were originally written in 2012 and are being re-published on our new site. Undertaker wanted the match. You get a few silly exhibitions. 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