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#21 Posted on


If only 3 people needed anything more than an icepack, I doubt anything will come of it.

I enjoyed the show, but don't really have much more to say other than that. Flair/HBK was the highlight for me, really touching, and after that everything else, while still good, just didn't do it for me as much. I was really enjoying that WWE title match, lots of creative triple moves going on, but it seemed like it was over just as it got going.

Seemed like the MITB ladders were a touch flimsy this year.




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#22 Posted on
Normally I love Verizon FiOS, but today I hate them. Apparently there was a big problem in the DC/MD/VA area, as we got NOTHING for the first two hours of WrestleMania, and then video but no audio for the rest. Grrrrr.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.01
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Is Kane's 10+ years between World title reigns a record?


And if you're only counting the WWF/WWE, Bob Backlund dropped the belt to the Iron Sheik in December of 1983 and didn't win it again until November of 1994.
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Since: 24.2.03
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#24 Posted on
Since they were going to go ahead and hate the World Title match as the ME, they should have added the stip that the brand supremacy match was to decide which brand got the main event slot. That would have at least given the fans some reason to care about the outcome.

And as awesome as HBK's "I'm sorry, I love you" was, it seems everyone missed Flair's "Come on!" and motioning Michaels to finish him off as he got to his feet, a split second before Michaels pulled the trigger. I loved that.




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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
I for one enjoyed the entire main event. Kane surpasses King King Bundy with the fastest pin in the history of WM.

The bunny match, was better than could be hoped for. And bravo to the ladies for keeping a cool head when the lights failed.
Was I the only one who laughed at the thought of the lights coming back up and Sabu being in the ring, pointing at the sky? NO?

The three way was action packed and although short, was entertaining.

Shelton Benjamin nearly kills himself. The double spring onto the ladder spot was a nice tough. CM Punk going over was a shock. Jericoh and Kennedy can get a title shot without the MITB, so them losing doesn't really hurt them too much. I was pleased with the new ways to use a ladder, plenty of thought went into that match.

Umaga v Batista was only bad because Batista looked blown up and like he would rather be someplace else after five minutes into the match.

HBK/Flair was a good back n forth, with some good old school mat wrestling thrown in. Thought HBK killed himself on the table spot.

Overall, one of the better WMs IMO.

Biggest pop of the night where I was, was Edge tapping, followed closely by (believe it or not) Lawler punking Santino;

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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.90
I was totally entertained throughout the show. HBK/Flair was all sorts of fun goodness except for Shawn's table spot. Good lord he has got to be sore today. The crowd did feel rather deflated after that though. I was exceptionally surprised with Orton's win although that was out of nowhere, which made UT's win even less shocking. Finlay/JBL was a brawl, much what was expected from these 2 but I wish that the angle would end. I seem to have this soft spot for ol' Hornswaggle and do not like seeing him getting beat up by a bully.

Bunnies match, eh. Kane's win, eh. Mayweather, eh.

Foley's attempt to be like Snoop was funny though.



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Since: 25.11.02
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.48
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Shelton Benjamin nearly kills himself. The double spring onto the ladder spot was a nice tough. CM Punk going over was a shock. Jericoh and Kennedy can get a title shot without the MITB, so them losing doesn't really hurt them too much. I was pleased with the new ways to use a ladder, plenty of thought went into that match.


I just hope that they have Punk go for a meaningful title; having him use the MITB contract for yet another attempt at the ECW title would seem like a waste.
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#28 Posted on
    Originally posted by sentonBOMB
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Shelton Benjamin nearly kills himself. The double spring onto the ladder spot was a nice tough. CM Punk going over was a shock. Jericoh and Kennedy can get a title shot without the MITB, so them losing doesn't really hurt them too much. I was pleased with the new ways to use a ladder, plenty of thought went into that match.


    I just hope that they have Punk go for a meaningful title; having him use the MITB contract for yet another attempt at the ECW title would seem like a waste.


He's hyped up the ECW title and how important it is a fair bit so that might seem like a dickish move. If that did happen and leads to a heel turn i'd like to see it just out of curiosity, even though it might be a bad career move in the long run.
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#29 Posted on
    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    Normally I love Verizon FiOS, but today I hate them. Apparently there was a big problem in the DC/MD/VA area, as we got NOTHING for the first two hours of WrestleMania, and then video but no audio for the rest. Grrrrr.


I work for a rival cable company in Virginia, the worst part is Verizon tech Support has been telling their customers that my company had the same problems, which is complete horseshit.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
I thought WM was a good show. Not overly great, but good. Everything I expected to deliver did, but nothing was so surprisingly awesome that it tipped the scales. A solid WrestleMania.

The JBL/Finlay match played to their strengths well. And the garbage shots had more effect because the show wasn't littered with them.

The MITB match was awesome, and as some have said, it's amazing they keep coming up with new and innovative spots related to the ladder. I can't count the number of times my friends and I shouted, "OHHHH!" after a move in this match. CM Punk winning was a bit of a surprise, and maybe a challenge for the ECW belt could restore some legitimacy to it (if WWE plans on going that direction).

Batista/Umaga was just a clash of styles that didn't work out. The match would've meant something if there was something more tangible on the line than "brand supremacy," since the brand extension is hardly followed anymore, what with wrestlers arbitrarily showing up on other shows.

Speaking of legitimacy concerning the ECW Title....I kind of thought it was a slap in the face to a guy like Punk, who tried about 10,000 times to beat Chavo for that title and couldn't; then Kane just walks in and chokeslams him to win it?

Flair/Michaels was simply amazing. I expected this match to be very good, and it certainly delivered. An awesome moment, and it's why we become pro wrestling fans. I thought the post-match would have something more, but they may be waiting for Raw tonight.

The BunnyMania match was a dud, but there was enough outside stuff to keep it somewhat entertaining.

The three-way for the title was a good match, but I don't remember much from it. Orton winning was a surprise, even though with it not being the main event, you could surmise Orton would win. And I liked the idea of the band doing Cena's intro theme; I was hoping they'd do it for all three guys (though Triple H's could be difficult).

Floyd vs. Show was interesting given that we didn't know really what to expect. Floyd sold well and the punch to Show looked good. Certainly not the embarrassment it could've been.

The main event started slow and picked up well. There was no doubt about this outcome but Edge made it competitive. I still don't like Taker's submission finisher.

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
I had literally zero interest in seeing the show until watching highlights of Flair's speech at the HoF. The guy single handedly made me part with the cash for the show and he (and Michaels, who was as awesome as always and will hopefully go out in the same way a few years from now) didn't fail to live up to the billing.

I had only watched about an hour of WWE TV since last years Wrestlemania and the last time I saw Flair wrestling (can't even remember if he was on the show last year) it was a pretty sad sight. I was dreading seeing Flair go out and embarass himself in potentially his last match but the stars aligned and the two had the best match they could have possibly had. I cried like a baby at the finish and went to bed straight after the match. If this is the last WWE show I ever watch (well, until the aformentioned HBK retirement) I can't think of a better final memory than Flair, tears in his eyer, waving his final goodbye as an active performer.

Now for the love of god don't Foley it up.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
I kinda think this was the best WM since XX. The top 5 promoted matches delivered in terms of in-ring action, entertainment value, or both...WM XX was the last time you could say that. I think XXIV will prove to have the most replay value since XX and the most historical / sentimental value since X8.

I think this yearís MitB was the best yet. I think they finally met and exceeded the standard set by the first one. They managed to pull off a match with seven guys that was much more fluid than last yearís (overrated, IMO) version, while at the same time executing extremely creative and innovative ladder spots. I do believe this version is the new benchmark.

I had absolutely no problem with Batista-Umaga. It wasnít great, but I didnít think it was overtly bad. In fact, the botched demon bomb was not botched when explainable within the context of Umaga injuring Batistaís back.

The only thing I can add to the Flair-HBK talk is that I would have loved to see more bells & whistles and pomp & circumstance. I wanted to see Ric come out with 100 ladies. I wanted to hear a symphony orchestra play him to the ring. I wanted to see the Horsemen. Et cetera. Those are not complaints or knocks. Just my personal taste. The cake was already there and it already had plenty of icing.

I loved Cenaís entrance.

Mayweather was just awesome in his role and the whole spectacle was very entertaining. The intros really called for Michael Buffer. At the very least, they needed to do in-ring introductions, as with the Triple Threat match.

The visual presentation at the Citrus Bowl was just amazing.

Iím not sure why Meltzer kept mentioning that the outdoor venue hurt the crowd heat. I thought the crowd was audibly hot all night.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.51
http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/31/fans-injured-in-freak-fire-at-wrestlemania/


tmz has video of fans getting struck, didn't look to serious thank god, but Meltzer says it freaked people out naturally.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.07
Read it and weap, fella

    Originally posted by Mr Shh
    Mayweather was just awesome in his role and the whole spectacle was very entertaining.
Agreed. I really enjoyed the whole match and I thought Floyd played his part perfectly. All of the fans at the sports bar where I watched it were really into it and Big Show finally getting a hold of him for the first time got a really big "UH OH!" pop.



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#35 Posted on
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Mr Shh
      Mayweather was just awesome in his role and the whole spectacle was very entertaining.
    Agreed. I really enjoyed the whole match and I thought Floyd played his part perfectly. All of the fans at the sports bar where I watched it were really into it and Big Show finally getting a hold of him for the first time got a really big "UH OH!" pop.


I watched this match in bits and pieces as Verizon was just getting things fixed around then. I thought his posse was GREAT in their reactions too. They really played the part well.
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
The only reason I bought the show was to see Flair and HBK, and they delivered. At first, I thought HBK took a monitor in the jimmy, but, after watching the match a second time, it looks like the front piece that covered the table didn't give way. I don't think it got his ribs. Like many of us, I lost it at the end. Flair was obviously crying before HBK hit Sweet Chin Music for the final time. It was only fitting that Little Naitch himself, Charles Robinson, was the third man in the ring.

BTW, I thought it was a fine show. JBL and Finlay was what it was, as was the ladies match. I loved it when Santino said, "Hello, Snoopy the Dog." That guy kills me. It is too bad he could not open "the can of ass whip" last night.

MitB was great. Shelton taking the Jeff Hardy bump from WM23 was killer sweet, and Matt coming in and dropping MVP like a bad habit was a surprise.

Umanga (Regal RULES!!!) and Batista are lucky one of them was not seriously injured from that power-bomb. The highlight of that match was my brother yelling, "I don't want that thing in my ear!" when Umanga went for the spike.

Kane and Chavo... meh...

The triple threat was nice, and the ending was a shock. I figured HHH was booked to win it for sure since Cena is supposed to go film another movie. Orton has shown some improvement on the stick recently, though. Hopefully, he can behave himself for a while.

Taker and Edge was a fine match. It had the false finishes I expected, and the once-a-year unveiling of the Tombstone had all of us marking like schoolgirls at an N'Stink concert. Is it just me, or does anyone else come close to losing their lunch when Edge and Vicki kiss each other? I know... they are just doing their jobs. Get over it...

One final thought... I have been watching Ric Flair since we first got TBS here in San Diego, 1983 or 1984 I believe.. The old studio shows were cheesy, but it was the alternative to watching Hogan every week. My brothers and I loved the Horsemen, even throwing out the sign for a photo at my sister's wedding reception in 1988. Every time I got to see Flair live, I raised my hand, saluting him with the sign of the Horsemen. When Ric rattled off all of the guys he wrestled during last week's promo, I remembered watching. After tonight's RAW, the greatest wrestler we have ever seen will be gone, but not forgotten... thank you, Ric Flair. You are still the man, and no one beats the man.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.52
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    Originally posted by Rush4Life
    The crowd did feel rather deflated after [HBK/Flair] though.

The fact that they booked three straight heel wins (out of a total of five on the show, if you include Flair losing, which means that more heels went over than faces!) after that match certainly didn't help matters. For Christ's sake, it's Wrestlemania - put the fucking faces over. There was nothing to gain with the wins by JBL & the heel divas, and while Randall Q. Dumbfuck getting to go over helps to sustain his credibility, if anyone ever deserved to job clean at Wrestlemania for all the shit he's pulled, it's him. Nearly 24 hours and I'm still trying to figure out how he lucked into keeping the belt last night. Let's only hope that the movie proved to be too much of a deterrent and Cena will get the belt at Backlash, because he'd make a way better foil for Punk than either Trips or Orton would.

Dumbass booking aside, I was thoroughly entertained the entire night. Punk winning MITB was a pleasant surprise (as opposed to the rest of the surprises which were of the UNpleasant type) and Mayweather/Show turned out WAY better than I ever thought it had a chance of being. And while like most of us, I was hoping in my heart of hearts that Flair would get to leave like Trish Stratus did, I know that Flair is an old-school pro... and he went out the only way he knew how.



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While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
I thought the WM24 was pretty damn good.
Flair vs. Micheals was great. Like a lot of people I damn near cried with the "I'm Sorry, I love you."
Show vs. Mayweather was pretty good. Since I thought it would suck I was suprised. Also I am still suprised that Floyd would let himself look like such a bitch.
HHH/Cena/Orton was very good. Not a big suprise there since while none of the three are great all are decent especially with the take a break while the other two guys work format. Not sure about Orton winning but we will see what happens.
UT vs. Edge was good. I hoped Edge would win mainly because there seems more possibilities with him as champ other than the unbeatable UT.
MITB was fucking sweet. Shelton damn near killing himself. Morrison looking pretty damn good also. Punk winning. Hell, even KK and Carlito worked pretty damn hard. And of course Matt Hardy destroying and screwing over MVP. Since I like all 7 guys and still hope that Shelton and Morrison will eventually make main event status no suprise this was a good match for me.
The other crap? Well, Divas basicly always suck and Ashley adds to the suck but the match wasn't bad. Finley vs. JBL was OK but I don't care about the storyline or JBL and the ending made very little sense. Kane winning the ECW title was cool because Kane rocks. Maybe this will be a good title reign for Kane that helps to semi legitimize ECW again. Naw most likely BDV will be the champ in 2 weeks.



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
It was a breathtaking WM for me up until the main event. The 3 matches tacked on after was sort of cookie-cutter, and the crowd was understandably worn out after Flair and the Triple Threat. I know the idea was to have a 'feel good' moment finish the show, but after Orton retained, there was no suspense for the Taker win. And that stupid "Undertaker-level Supernaturally Strong" submission move sucks worse than his Triangle Choke.

The Show/Mayweather match was as good as it had any right to be, I really didn't expect that much sportz entertainment. Not to say I cared one bit, or that Floyd winning was remotely a surprise. As others have said, the booking never really clicked on this one, Vince should have known that the boxer was going to get heel heat from a wrestling audience (particularly a PPV crowd).

Much as I like Maria, making her look stronger than Mickie James against Beth two matches in a row is more questionable booking.

Back to the top, I figured JBL would get a heel win, more because I figured more face wins down the card. And not popping Horny out as a surprise was a missed opportunity. JBL's comeback continues to out suck Jericho's, but then I'm guessing there was actual anticipation for Y2J's return.

Money in the Bank was outstanding, although I can do without the suicidal bump that Shelton did the honors on this year. I thought Punk was still a year away from winning this, but my miscalculation was Jericho getting the IC Title, I should have known he was out of the running. If Punk uses the shot to go after the ECW belt, he looks like an idiot. The belt is 10% above the US and IC ornaments now. I wouldn't even say this should count as a second title for Kane (your mileage may vary).

The brand supremacy match was there. Minor clubbering as Umaga moves closer to irrelevance.

This WrestleMania needed more Kane.

I've sure become a HBK fan in this latest run. I'm not sure anyone's given so much to the company making people look great in the last 3-4 years. One last great dance on the great stage - this is the match people will remember WM XXIV for in 20 years.

If they were trying to make a Triple Threat match that would make us forget MSG, sorry. I had the right result predicted here for the wrong reason. And the placement of the match sort of made you say "Orton's winning". Good match, and Cena/HHH remains the people's dream matchup. This year they could have had it, but chose not to.




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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
Dear Chavo,

Congratulations on your great WrestleMania match! I know it must be disappointing to lose even after all the advice I gave you, but you can't win 'em all, right? In retrospect, you should have brought me with you to the ring as your manager -- that way the match could have been twice as long!

Yours,

Pete Rose
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