NYR 05 Chamber- ****1/2 (Second best chamber match behind the original imo).
Doing a little mini project here for mania, I'm going to rank all of the Wrestlemania main events from worst to best. Just finished up the WM XI main event, and I'm not going to reveal my in-depth rankings until I'm finished later this week but here are a few random observations:
- Hogan/Andre and the WM I tag are both MEH, while I enjoyed the Hogan/Bundy cage and Hogan/Slaughter matches quite a bit, but since I enjoy spectacle, Hogan/Andre and the WM I tag get elevated quite a bit, especially the former even though it's a piece of garbage by all rights
- I have the WM 5 & 6 main events on even plateau, even if it seems as though a majority of people prefer the latter match.
- Sid yelling like a crazed maniac and the crowd in the hoosier dome being nuts for Hogan make the WM VIII main event somewhat watchable. I mean, damn. At times Sid was the MAN !
- Why was WM XI in Hartford Conneticut? The crowd was absolutely horrendous and it felt like a house show. Shame because the main event is actually watchable. BAD, but watchable.
- Bret was flat out AWESOME in the WM IX main event. The energy he brings to that match makes it a very good/great watch to me, if only for a 9-10 minute main event. Completely underrated performance IMHO.
- Gonna take an hour break and then watch the...SIGH...Ironman match. I'm actually curious to see how it holds up to me right now. Last watch I had it about *** 1/4 but we'll see now, won't we ?
Interesting idea. Can't say I've watched all the WM ME's, but I have seen WM3, WM5, WM6, WM12-WM27... that's 19, I should at least watch one of those ones I haven't to make it an even 20... but meh:
18) Cena vs. Miz WM27 (*1/2)
17) Undertaker vs. Sid WM13 (*3/4)
16) Orton vs. HHH WM25 (**)
15) Batista vs. HHH WM21 (**1/2)
14) Jericho vs. HHH WM18 (**3/4)
13) Cena vs. HHH WM22 (***1/4)
12) Rock vs. Foley vs. Big Show vs. HHH WM16 (***1/2)
11) Austin vs. Rock WM15 (***3/4)
10) Austin vs. HBK WM14 (****)
9) HBK vs. Hart WM12 (****)
8) Hogan vs. Warrior WM6 (****)
7) Hogan vs. Savage WM5 (****)
6) Cena vs. HBK WM23 (****)
5) Lesnar vs. Angle WM19 (****1/4)
4) Undertaker vs. Edge WM24 (****1/4)
3) HBK vs. Benoit vs. HHH WM20 (****1/2)
2) Undertaker vs. HBK WM26 (****1/2)
1) Rock vs. Austin WM17 (*****)
Note: Just can't rate Hogan/Andre.