Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
So before i start, I didnt see this ppv at all until it came out on dvd. I heard some good stuff about this ppv, but I have to say that some of the matches surprised the hell out of me. One of the best Wrestlemania's I have ever seen. Only topped by WM 19, 17, 24, 26, 21.
1. Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan (World Heavyweight Championship)
18 seconds. That is all. They should have given these guys 15-20 minutes, and we could have gotten a classic like the one that we got a month later at Extreme Rules. If this match had gotten the time like at Extreme Rules, then WM 28 really would have been the greatest Wrestlemania of all time. Anyways, Sheamus wins and becomes the new world heavyweight champion.
match rating: DUD
2. Randy Orton vs Kane
The crowd was still chanting DB, and YES chants, but these two guys quickly turned their attention to the action that was going on in the ring. Some good counters, and the action never slows down. Great ending as well with the giant chokeslam of the top rope.
match rating: ***1/4
3. Big Show vs Cody Rhodes
Short match, but it did no harm. Its only like 5 minutes long, and in those 5 minutes we see a couple of nice moves, especially a spear to the nuts of Cody Rhodes. At the end a new intercontinental champion is crowned, and Big Show makes history.
match rating: 3/4*
4. Divas tag match
Not too bad. There is a nice move by kelly Kelly of the top rope, and the other chick didnt do too bad. Standard divas tag match though, other then the nice move by Kelly.
match rating: 1/2*
5. Undertaker vs Triple H (Hell in a Cell)
Special Referee: Shawn Michaels
Holy hell, this match is awesome. I personally love the HHH/Taker series more then the Taker/HBK series. I have their WM 27 match at around ****3/4. I didnt think this match could get any better, but it did. Chairs, steel steps, the cell, and a sledgehammer were all used. There is even some blood in this one.
The bruises on the back of Undertaker were sick from all the chair shots he took. He paid HHH back just as bad though when he beat the hell out of him with a steel chair as well. The near falls were great, especially the one with the Super Kick and the Pedigree.
What I really loved was when at one point Undertaker was on the floor, and Triple H puts the sledgehammer over Undertaker's skull, then he is about to kill Undertaker by smashing his skull to pieces. I loved it because HHH was saying during the build up that he knew what he had to do this time, and he was really going to kill Undertaker, just so he could win the match.
The final thing that has to be talked about is the story in the match. They told an amazing story. All 3 men. You could hear them telling the other to quit, and telling Shawn to end it. Shawn's acting was pretty great as well.
I also loved how the match ends. Undertaker finally gets his victory over Triple H. Last year he won, but couldnt even get out of the ring because HHH killed him so bad. This year, Undertaker walks out of the ring as the victor on his own two feet.
After the match all 3 men walk out of the ring together and the crowd cheers them on. Great moment that I will never forget. My only problem with this match is the end of an era thing they were talking about. How is this the end of an era, when Undertaker will be back next year, and Triple H is already back.
match rating: *****
6. Chris Jericho vs CM Punk (WWE Champion)
Ok, this match surprised me like no tomorow. People around here have it usually around 4 stars, so I eas expecting something good, but not anything this good. The match is stiff, and there is a lot of great action, near falls, and a hot crowd. I swear, I thought the match would end so many times. I can just imagine how the crowd felt watching this live. It is honestly one of my favorite matches that has happened at Wrestlemania. I just love it that much.
match rating: ****1/2
7. 12 man tag team match
Decent match. I thought it would be better though. The first half of the match is kidn of slow, but it picks up a lot in the last few minutes of the match. Funny how the Miz is still undefeated at Wresltemania, 3-0.
match rating: **1/2
8. The Rock vs John Cena
Great main event. not a 4 or 5 star classic, but its still a great match. I thought they would do this match like Rock/Hogan, but they went in an opposite way. They gave them 30 minutes to put on a great match. It was great seeing the Rock back in a match, and plus this was at a Wrestlemania.
The crowd is great, and the action is good. I really fell for it at the end when Cena did the second AA on the Rock after the failed Crossbody of the top rope. At the end the Rock wins the match and the crowd goes crazy. Great ending to Wrestlemania, and the Rock winning was the right choice in my opinion. It sent the fans home happy.
match rating: ***1/2
So overall, this is a great ppv. HHH/Taker, Jericho/Punk, Rock/Cena, Orton/Kane were all to great match. Much better then Wrestlemania 27 in my opinion.