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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Wrestlemania 13 Review

Wrestlemania 13 Review : A Match for the Ages

The Godwinns vs Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon vs New Blackjacks vs The Headbangers : Elimination Match
The winners of this match would earn a tag title opportunity on Raw the next night . Elimination style matches are usually a lot of fun . The Blackjacks are eliminated by DQ . Doug and Phil are also eliminated . The Headbangers win the match and the title shot . **

Rocky Maivia vs The Sultan
IC Title on the line . This is Rocky's first Wrestlemania and they would only get better from here . The Sultan would later become the popular Rikishi . Sultan's mask reminds me of Bane . Fans certainly didn't like Rocky here with the ' Rocky sucks ' chants . This was an ok match . Rocky retains with a rollup . *1/4

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs Goldust
It was with this feud that Chyna made her debut in the WWE . This would be Hunter's last Wrestlemania as a pompous windbag . This was a pretty standard wrestling match . Not too much excitement involved . Hunter wins with a pedigree . **

Vader & Mankind vs Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
Quite a star filled match . Hopefully it will be the first truly good match on this show . Unfortunately this looked much better on paper . Still the best match of the night so far . The match ends in a double count-out . **1/2

Bret Hart vs Stone Cold : Submission Match
I have never seen this match rated at lower than five stars and I'm not about to change that. This match is known as not just one of the greatest matches in Wrestlemania matches, but also one of the greatest of all time. It is arguably the best wrestling match of all time. This was a brutal match, and Austin bleeding while locked in the sharpshooter is one of the most iconic images in wrestling history. It can be argued that this is the match that led to the Attitude era, thanks to the popularity of Austin. Bret wins as Austin passes out from the sharpshooter. Just incredible and almost impossible to surpass. *****

Ahmed Johnson & Legion of Doom vs Faarooq , Crush & Savio Vega : Chicago Street Fight
Couldn't tell you how this match ended up being set for a street fight . I think it was a feud between Ahmed and Faarooq . Ahmed gets his own LOD outfit which is pretty cool . I thought the crowd would be dead after that last classic but they were actually pretty lively for this . Good garbage match . Animal pins Crush to win the match . ***

Undertaker vs Sycho Sid
This was Taker's first Mania main event and also his first championship match at the event . He wouldn't have another championship match until WM 23 . Have to feel sorry for these guys considering they were the main event of a show that also had the epic submission match . Taker goes 6-0 and wins the title after a tombstone . **

5/10 . This Wrestlemania gets a free pass thanks to the absolute classic between Hart and Austin .

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