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Hits in a big way, misses in a big way.,
This review is from: WWE Wrestlemania XX (DVD)
This event was hyped up so so so much that i don't thik it could have ever lived up to it. And it didn't. BUT, it gave us some spectacular matches, including a great triple threat and a hell of a WWE title match.
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
Big Show (c) v. Jon Cena ***1/2
Great opening match. Cena just looks so so so excited to be there. Big Show preforms well in losing his title.
WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
RVD/Booker T (c) v. The Dudley Boyz v. La Resistance v. Jindrak/Cade **
Again, tag team wrestling has gone to hell. I'd really like to see just two teams go at it for once. Enough of this stuff. Fast paced, but it puts me to sleep.
Christian v. Chris Jericho ****
Besides the title matches, this was by far the match of the night. Jericho was his usual brilliant self, but it was Christian who stole the show in this one. He's probobly the most underrated star in the WWE right now. He's moving up fast and earned a well-deserved mania victory. Not a dull moment with one hell of a twist in the end.
Rock n Sock v. Evolution ****
Another good match. Not the greatest in terms of wrestling, but by FAR the most purely entertaining match of the night. Rock and Flair are hysterical together. Foley is just oozing with class and puts over Orton. Orton does his part too. Very fun match.
PLAYBOY EVENING GOWN MATCH
Sable/Torrie v. Stacy/ Miss Jackie *
Matt Hardy was left off of the card for this. Awful
CRUSERWEIGHT OPEN **1/2
I'm not a big big fan of Cruserweights, but I was excited for this match and a little let down. I thought it was going to More of a battle royal type thing or at least the format they had with Chavo mixed in insted of at the end. Not bad though. Billy Kidman impresses big time.
Brock Lesnar v. Bill Goldberg **
Stone Cold shouldn't have been involved in this to begin with. Brock announcing he was leaving and Goldberg almost def. leaving really put the crowd on edge. They really rode both of these guys bigtime. The match was just bad all the way down. Circumstance and poor booking killed this match. Biggest dissapointment of the night by a long shot.
WWE Tag Team Titles
Scotty/ Rikishi(c) v. APA v. The Bashams v. TWGTT **
TWGTT really put on a cool show here. Again nothing to get excited about though. Typical tag team bore fest.
Molly Holly v. Victoria(c) **1/2
I'm not the greatest fan of women's wrestling, but lemme tell ya, these girls can put together a hell of a match. For women this was outstanding. The hair stipulation also added to it. I enjoyed it.
Eddie Guererro(c) v. Kurt Angle *****
Thrilling match. Technical materpeice. Great Ending. I knew this would be good going in, but this match really blew me away. Loved every second of it.
The Undertaker v. Kane ***
Super hyped match. A great return for the dead man, it's just this match was SO predictable. The two worked a little slow, but for entertainment value alone, I'll give this an extra star.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Triple H(c) v. Shawn Michaels v. Chris Benoit *****
Off the charts. Second best mania main event I have ever seen besides the Rock and SCSA at WM17... Still, a phenominal match with an AMAZING spot on the table, good use of the outside area... what impressed me is that we didn't see any weapons used. They put together such and incredibly entertaining match and the ending is appropriate. Benoit was way way way overdue for the moment, but then again, that's what made it so special. Best ending to a wrestlemania ever.