I can report that so far, the stream is excellent. I missed the red carpet stuff, so I’ll have to go back and watch it.
Here’s our live coverage of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame: Continue reading
With the 2013 version of the Survivor Series approaching, one of the traditional four WWE PPV shows, I tasked the FGB crew to come up with their favorite or most memorable Survivor Series elimination match. We all had a lot of fun with this. So much fun that I had to split it into two parts because of length.
Here’s part one: Continue reading
This is a show that established Bret Hart as an all-time great and Shawn Michaels as the best performer going. It also featured two of the most memorable matches in WrestleMania history.
The company was trying to turn the page on the Hulk Hogan era and went back to the home of the very first WrestleMania – Madison Square Garden.
We covered the following on this show and more:
– Hulk Hogan joins WCW
– The Lex Express and why we believe it failed
– The celebrities for WrestleMania X including my favorite, Jennie Garth
– The Bret and Owen feud
– Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon and what our favorite ladder matches of all-time are
– The rest of the show in detail
It’s one of the best wrestling WrestleMania shows ever. It didn’t match the pomp and circumstance of some of the bigger shows, but if you enjoy great matches, this WrestleMania might take the cake for you.
We’re 1/3 of the way there. Kick back, relax, and let yourself go.
Here’s our WrestleMania X review:
15. The Undertaker vs. Edge – Wrestlemania 24
Big D says:
I was actually there live to watch Undertaker vs. Edge at Wrestlemania XXIV. It was really a great match live as well as a great match on DVD with the exception of the absolutely horrible commentary by Cole and Coachman. The match itself felt sort of like an All Japan main event. The Orlando crowd was watching with intent and popping for the near falls and Edge’s reversals. The finish however, was predictable. Taker doesn’t lose at Wrestlemania.
The best moment for me was just seeing Edge walk down with his fireworks and music blazing. This was his first real Wrestlemania main event and he was closing the show. He got to close out the show with an awesome match.
Winner: The Undertaker
Just blame it on Lex Luger. Blame it on the fact that he was such an uncharismatic person that he was on the yellow brick road to the WWF championship and still didn’t win it. When Hulk Hogan left the WWF after losing the belt to Yokozuna, Vince McMahon had his replacement. He was tall like Hogan. He was blond like Hogan (well maybe a young Hogan with more hair). And he was more muscular than Hogan. Vinnie Mac’s kind of guy right? He was going to be the one to take the torch that Hogan left and he was going to run with it. There were some problems though. He couldn’t connect with the fans. He couldn’t wrestle an entertaining match. And after McMahon pushed him as hard as he could, he pulled the plug. It was the SummerSlam of 1993 where the Lex Express was going to ride into town and snatch that championship belt from the dreaded Yokozuna. When Lex didn’t win the belt that night, I knew McMahon didn’t think he was going to be the guy. They put all that marketing effort into a guy who WCW wouldn’t even put their money behind. It was a mistake for McMahon, but hey, he gave it his best to try to replace Hogan.
If not for Lex being terrible, history could’ve changed, and not for the better.
The guy who was supposed to be passed the torch from Hogan before Hogan decided he would only lose to someone bigger than him (Yokozuna) was Bret Hart. He was already given a small reign as champion when it was time to take the title off Ric Flair. But he lost it in that horrible match on a horrible PPV (Wrestlemania IX unless you’re Alan) with a horrible ending in which Yoko won the title, only to lose it to Hogan in an impromptu match. Let’s just say that Bret was the back-up plan. It didn’t need to be like this had Hogan only lost the belt to Bret at SummerSlam in 1993 before he balked at doing a job to someone as small as Hart. It probably didn’t even cross his mind that Bret would’ve probably carried him to the best match of his career, thus making him look strong in losing.
The WWF was struggling at the time to try and connect again with the fans. They started Monday Night Raw the year before and were drawing nice ratings even if house shows were struggling. But this was Wrestlemania, and for one night, all was forgotten. And where better to have it than Madison Square Garden in New York where the original Wrestlemania was held.