WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Volume 2 (WrestleMania VI-X)
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Launch into the 1990s as WWEs WrestleMania becomes firmly established as the signature event in all of sports-entertainment. See Hulk Hogan take on the Ultimate Warrior in a title vs. title match of epic proportions at WrestleMania VI. Witness the unforgettable retirement match between the Warrior and "Macho Man" Randy Savage at WrestleMania VII, and Hulk Hogans farewell match at WrestleMania VIII. Watch as the Hulkster does the impossible and wins the WWE Championship one year later at WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. WrestleMania is here to stay, and this collection of the early 1990s editions will show you why!
- Includes WrestleMania VI-X
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This volume covers WM's VI-X. I will go do the pain staking task of going through most of the matches. Also, because they were still The World Wrestling Federation at this time, I will refer to all titles with WWF and not WWE. Here we go:
This was from the Skydome in Toronto, Canada. For those who are recent to pro wrestling, that is the place where in 2002 The Rock met Hulk Hogan for the first time! But that's another review as we are discussing WrestleMania VI where Hogan would defend his WWF Title against I-C Champion The Ultimate Warrior. More on that one later.
Koko B. Ware Vs. "The Model" Rick Martel - Good opener. This was pretty much the last bow for Koko as far as WM's go while Martel was pretty much in his prime as a heel. Match ends when Martel finished off Koko with his Boston Crab (known nowadays as The Walls Of Jericho) for the win.
Demolition Vs. The Colossal Connection (Andre The Giant/Haku)(WWF World Tag Team Title Match) - Demolition was coming for their third (and final) WWF Tag Title reign while the aging but still dangerous Andre & Haku were looking to retain here. This match was mostly a 2 on 1 as Haku worked most of it against Ax & Smash. Ends when the odds caught up with Haku and the Demos finished him with their elbowsmash/backbreaker combination for the victory. This one also saw Andre turn on Haku and his manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan to a standing ovation! Though The Giant would return for an appearance in WM VII, he would never set foot inside the ring at a WrestleMania again. Sadly, almost 3 years after this, Andre would die in his native France at age 43 I believe.
Hercules Vs. Earthquake w/Jimmy Hart - Pretty much a squash as Herc's power was no match for the awesome size of the "Natural Disaster!" Ends when Earthquake squashed The Mighty One with his "Earthquake" butt splash for the pin!
Mr. Perfect w/Lanny "The Genius" Poffo Vs. Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake - Other than a few house show losses to Hulk Hogan, the late Mr. Perfect lost very little during this period. This would be one of those losses. To his credit, he did make Beefcake look very good without making himself look bad. Ends when Brutus flips Perfect into the ringpost, knocking him out for the pin.
Bad News Brown Vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - Pretty much a brawl. The most bizzare part was that Piper came to the ring with half of his body painted black! WTF?! Anyway, it wasn't a very good bout but not the worst I've ever seen.
The Hart Foundation Vs. The Bolsheviks - TOTAL SQUASH! Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart didn't even waste a drop of sweat with the Russian tandem of Nikoli Volkoff and Boris Zukoff! I think this match was over in less than 30 seconds!
The Barbarian w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Vs. Tito Santana - The Barbarian was in the midst of a singles push as he faced former I-C champion and upper mid-card star Tito Santana. Surprisingly, Tito actually had him beat at one point but "The Brain" made sure his charge wouldn't be pinned. Ends when Barby nearly decapates Santana with a top rope clothesline!
Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire w/Ms. Elizabeth Vs. "Macho King" Randy Savage & "Sensational" Sherri (Mixed Tag Team Match) - Not a serious wrestling match but entertaining and a bit of drama with the history between Savage and the late Ms. Liz. "The Dream" and Sapphire get the duke here!
Orient Express Vs. The Rockers - In their second attempt for a win at WM, The Rockers take on the newly formed team of Pat Tanaka and Akio Sato with Mr. Fuji. Both teams were pretty impressive here with The O.E.'s dominating most of the match. Ends when Marty Janetty gets counted out after Sato throws some salt into his eyes to where Marty couldn't get back in.
Dino Bravo Vs. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan - Not a good match at all! Very slow and dull! The only thing good was afterwards when Earthquake showed up and squashed Duggan!
Jake "The Snake" Roberts Vs. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase w/Virgil - This match was for Dibiase's "Million Dollar Belt" and this is actually my favorite match from WrestleMania 6, more so than Hogan/Warrior! While his WrestleMania III & VIII bouts with The Honky Tonk Man and The Undertaker are more famous, this match was Jake's best WM appearance in my view from a technical standpoint. It was also the best match of Dibiase's appearances at WM. This one I would label as a MUST VIEW if you really want to see the best of both men in their days in the WWF/WWE.
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Vs. "Ravishing" Rick Rude w/Bobby Heenan - This one was a short match that saw Snuka actually dominate but a mistake cost him the match as Rude hooked in his "Rude Awakening" neckbreaker for a surprisingly clean pin!
Hulk Hogan Vs. The Ultimate Warrior (WWF World/WWF Intercontinental Title Match) - As the title implies, both belts were up for grabs here! Other than his matches with Rick Rude and Randy Savage, this is probably The Warrior's most famous match right here! Hogan, for once, actually carried a match as he used moves that he normally didn't use. But make no mistake about it, this match was power Vs. power but it was a mistake at the end that allowed Warrior to get the pinfall and win his first and only World title. The crowd, in my view, also made this match better than it really was! LOL!
Overall, this has to rank as one of the top 10 best of all WrestleMania's to date at least! Maybe even top 5 of all time!
This one took place during the midst of the Persian Gulf War. Originally, it was set to be in the Los Angeles Coliseum but slow sales plus fears of Sgt. Slaughter, who was WWF Champ at that time AND was playing an Iraqi sympathizer, fueled fears about someone perhaps would take a real shot (literally) at him! So, they moved the event to the Los Angeles Sports Arena where security could be tighter.
Now, let's get to the card, shall we?
The Rockers Vs. Haku & The Barbarian - The future "Faces Of Fear" in WCW took on the tag team specialists in The Rockers! Was actually a good bout and their styles meshed really well. Ends when Shawn Michaels hit a very good flying bodypress on Haku for the victory! Incidently, it would not only be the last time that The Rockers ever appeared together at WM, this was their only WIN as a tag team at this event!
Dino Bravo w/Jimmy Hart Vs. "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich - This was a slow, plodding bout that was mercifully kept short. Had this been back in the 1980's, it might've been a classic! As it was, it was two guys that were on their last legs. Still, the crowd was definitely behind Kerry as he used his legendary "Iron Claw" along with his discus punch for the win! Sadly, both men would meet their end in 1993 and even scarier, they both died within weeks of each other!
"The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith Vs. The Warlord w/Slick - This was a good power Vs. power match up. Actually, it was more like the brute power of The Warlord Vs. the power, speed and wrestling skills of DBS! Ends with an incredible feat of strength from the Bulldog as he manuveared this near 330lb. Warlord into his powerslam. It must be seen for that alone!
The Hart Foundation Vs. The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart (WWF World Tag Team Title Match) - Fresh (?) from their NWA stint and their short but violent feud with The Steiner Brothers, the Nasties go for WWF Tag Team Gold against the more experienced Hart Foundation. Good power and science Vs. street fighter style matchup! Definitely worth a look!
Jake "The Snake" Roberts Vs. "The Model" Rick Martel (Blindfold Match) - This one is more for comic relief than anything else! Not a good matchup but then again, how could it be when you can't see your opponent! Daredevil these two weren't! LOL! Sorry, had to make the Marvel Comics reference! Anyway, Jake takes this one.
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka Vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer - The legendary WrestleMania streak begins here as UT pretty much squashed Snuka! 'Nuff said!
"Macho King" Randy Savage Vs. The Ultimate Warrior (Career Ending Match) -This was basically an updated version of the old "Loser Leaves Town" match from the 80's. This one, in my view, is a MUST SEE on this WM. It is arguably the best match at that event and stoled the show! There is also the emotional ending with Ms. Elizabeth that had everyone in the arena in tears! On that part, all I could say was WOW! Even today as a man in my 30's, I am still struck on how powerful that moment touched nearly everyone in the building that night! Anyway, great match and very good ending.
Demolition Vs. Tenryu & Kitao - In their attempt to copy WCW who had New Japan stars on their shows at that time, WWF decided to bring in stars from All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was a very poor attempt in my view and the match made it even worse. This is not a knock on Kitao and (especially) Tenryu but it was just a bad attempt. Add to the fact that Demolition by this point were the late Crush (Bryan Adams) and Smash and not the originals Ax & Smash and you got just a throw away match here. Ironically, the only one that seemed to be trying really was Tenryu himself! Worth one look just to see how bad it was!
Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig Vs. The Big Bossman (WWF Intercontinental Title Match) - In one of the few title matches he ever had in WWF/WWE, The Bossman went for the I-C strap held by Hennig! This shows how good Curt was as he carried Bossman to one of his best matches ever! Add in apperances from The Heenan Family and Andre The Giant and you have a pretty good bout. Bossman wins by DQ but Hennig retains the belt!
Earthquake w/Jimmy Hart Vs. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine - Short but high impact match between these two. Not bad considering their styles. Earthquake takes it with his "Earthquake Splash."
The Legion Of Doom Vs. Power & Glory (Hercules/Paul Roma) - This match is one of the best examples of SQUASH! Put it this way, don't go to the bathroom during this one! Oh, LOD took this!
Virgil w/"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Vs. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase - In a grudge match, Virgil took on his former boss in a surprisingly entertaining match! Ends when Dibiase gets counted out while fighting with an injured Piper outside of the ring.
The Mountie w/Jimmy Hart Vs. Tito Santana - Short bout with The Mountie getting a screwjob win. Watch once, skip afterwards!
Hulk Hogan Vs. Sgt. Slaughter (WWF World Title Match) - As you might expect, the whole building was behind Hogan in this one! Not the best main event but certainly the best way to cap off the evening as it was American themed all night long! Hogan wins after being bloodied by Slaughter.
This one was pretty good.
This particular WrestleMania was a mixed bag but it did feature a match that I've been waiting to see for years on DVD! I'll point out which one though anyone that has talked to me on here knows which one I am refering to! Anyway, here is what's on this WM.
"El Matador" Tito Santana Vs. Shawn Michaels w/Sherri - In this one, it was Shawn Michaels' first solo match at a big PPV as he took on the always capable Santana! It was a good match that saw Shawn get the duke!
Jake "The Snake" Roberts Vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer - Another victim to the streak! 'Nuff said!
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Vs. Bret "Hitman" Hart (WWF Intercontinental Title Match) - This had brawling and wrestling mixed into one here! Not really one of Bret's best matches but certainly one of Piper's best matches! Ends when Bret reverses a sleeperhold into a pin to regain the I-C strap.
The Mountie, Repo Man & The Nasty Boys Vs. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, The Big Bossman, Virgil & Sgt. Slaughter - This one was kept pretty short and it wasn't that exciting matchwise. It did have a few funny moments though. Good comic relief.
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair w/Mr. Perfect Vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (WWF World Title Match) - This one had great wrestling and drama! This, in my eyes, SHOULD'VE BEEN THE MAIN EVENT! The fact that this match was mid-card was a slap in the face to both Flair and Savage!
I won't get on a rant but I had to get that off my chest. Anyway, the title match couldn't have been any better and it is a "LOST CLASSIC" in my view because it is rarely talked about. This one is a MUST SEE!
Tatanka Vs. "The Model" Rick Martel - Short bout as it was more to put over Tatanka than anything else.
Money Inc. (Ted Dibiase/I.R.S.) Vs. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake/Typhoon)(WWF World Tag Team Title Match) - This was pretty much a squash as Dibiase and IRS just couldn't get any offense going! In the end, they did a classic heel move and just ran for the hills! LOL! TND wins by countout but Money Inc. keep the belts!
"The Rocket" Owen Hart Vs. Skinner - Also a short match with Owen getting a quick win over the veteran Skinner!
Hulk Hogan Vs. "Sycho" Sid Justice w/Harvey Wippleman - To think you picked this match over Flair/Savage to be your main event?! True, it isn't as bad as say Lawrence Taylor Vs. Bam Bam Bigelow but still!?
As for the match, it wasn't very good at all. The only exciting part was the ending when The Ultimate Warrior made a surprise appearance. By the way, Hogan won by DQ.
View this one for Hart/Piper and Flair/Savage!
One of the worst WM's of all time and DEFINITELY the worst on this Volume! After a good opener with Shawn Michaels and Tatanka, it pretty much goes downhill from there! The main event was Yokozuna Vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Title which saw Yoko win only to take on Hulk Hogan just minutes later and have Hogan (who had not wrestled in a year) win the title! Ugh! That had to be one of the worst decisions ever by WWF/WWE!
The rest of the card was average. Could've easily have been on RAW or Smackdown today! Look at this one at your own risk!
Definitely a step up from the previous year but not a very strong card once again! Still there are three reasons to look at this WM and all three are MUST VIEWS:
Bret "Hitman" Hart Vs. "The Rocket" Owen Hart - The best opener in WM history....PERIOD! This one could've been easily upper mid-card or even
the main event! It was that good!
Razor Ramon Vs. Shawn Michaels - The classic I-C title Ladder Match! While Ladder Matches had been done before, this was the first one at a big event like this! Both Shawn and Razor (Scott Hall) put on a great show!
Bret "Hitman" Hart Vs. Yokozuna (WWF World Title Match) - This isn't a great bout in all honesty. Still, to see Bret regain the title after losing it one year earlier and the celebration at the end makes this one a MUST VIEW!
The rest of the card was okay to watchable!
On the whole, this volume is worth it for WrestleMania VI and has its share of good moments on it. Definitely worth it with the price that Amazon is selling it at right now.
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