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Join Date: Mar 2012
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Seeing the top Wrestlemania main event list I thought I'd go back and finish
WRESTLEMANIA 2000 (XVI)
The Godfather and D'Lo Brown vs Big Bossman and Bull Buchanan *1/4
Nice little opener with nothing really standing out. Felt more like a Raw match.
15 man hardcore battle royale for the Hardcore Championship *1/2
Most of the match was generally just shots to the head with everything and the kitchen sink. It picked up towards the end but other than that, that's it.
T&A vs Head Cheese *
See first match
Triangle Ladder Match for the Tag Team Championship
Dudley Boyz(c) vs Hardy Boyz vs Edge and Christian ****
Definitely the MOTN. Being overshadowed by TLC II I think this match is overlooked. It's filled with great spots and moments and correct me if I'm wrong, it inspired the TLC match. Nothing short of what you would expect from these teams and the finish was well put together.
Terri Runnels vs The Kat DUD
Why was this here?
The Radicalz vs Too Cool & Chyna **
Fun match, mostly a crowd worker. Both sides actually did well with each other. The ending with Eddie and Chyna was pretty funny.
Triple threat match for the Intercontinental and European Champion:
Kurt Angle(c) vs Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit ***
I watched this match again so I could give it a proper rating but I still stand by three stars. It was a good match no doubt.Best technical match on the card, might have fared better if it was a one on one match. Great showing by Jericho and Benoit, Angle I don't think was at his best that time. I'm not saying he weighed down the match but I would have preferred to see him one on one with either Benoit or Jericho.
Rikishi & Kane vs Road Dogg and X-Pac *1/2
As fun as this match was. It was just setting up for Kane's third beat down of Pete Rose (and a stinkface). The whole aftermath was a fun cool down for the main event.
Fatal four way for the WWF Championship:
Triple H (c) vs Big Show vs The Rock vs Mick Foley ***
O.k here we go. First off you take away Big Show and it would basically be the same match. I thought Foley did really well here (though I wouldn't send him off like that). I think the original plan was to have HHH/Rock and they threw in the other two at the last second. After Foley got eliminated it really felt like a Triple H match, very slow and methodical. It was still keeping my attention. The whole side brawl between Vince and Shane didn't give a pause to the action. The finish I've seen plenty of times and the Rock, Rock Bottoming everyone to send the crowd home happy was o.k.
Overall ** out of *****
This whole ppv felt like a really good B ppv and not like Wrestlemania. That being said it was fun and entertaining but the matches themselves apart from a few could be put on another ppv. Calling it one of the worst Wrestlemanias may seem rash, but comparatively it is. Mostly to the other AE Wrestlemanias (14,15, and 17)