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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.51
    Originally posted by Spiraling_Shape
    Why was Finley wearing The Brian Kendrick's jacket in his entrance?


It appeared to me to be his jacket from his WCW days.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
    Originally posted by FLRockAndLaw
    + The IWC blowjobs that the Taker-HBK bout is already receiving. Seriously, someone help me out, please. What specifically did you like about this match that honestly made it MOTY?


For me, it was a case where you had a match where the outcome was never really in doubt on paper. But when HBK kicked out of the Tombstone and then hit the second SCM, it momentarily had me thinking Shawn would win. THAT is how I know that a match works for me.

Most matches have a hot final 2-5 minutes. UT-HBK had a legit 10 minutes of hot false finishes and unique sequences.

Needless to say, I think this match deserves any verbal fallating it gets and more.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
During the Taker/HBK match, I could of sworn Shawn pulled the cameraman in during the Undertaker suicide dive. I'm guessing that was a running tribute to HBK's hatred of cameramen dating back to the Ironman Match. I didn't mark out to that match, I flipped the hell out. I imagine Triple H was groaning in the back while that match was taking place. In fact Edge/Cena/Show was good and the crowd was still hot. The crowd was very dead between Orton and Triple H which was ironic seeing as it had the hottest story going into the PPV.

Maybe the story was too big for a match between Orton and Trips?

Goddamit Taker and HBK was phenomenal!

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.92
= Shame on you all for not recognizing Finlay's old Belfast Bruiser jacket.

- Got a feeling the original spot would've been Shelton sunset flipping MVP into the powerbomb to the outside. Imagine the reaction for THAT. Shelton should now be worried for his Mania spot, with Kofi bringing the innovation.

- I seriously could not distinguish between Sunny and Beth Phoenix. If there was ever a match that deserved dark match status, that was it.

- The Dragon can go! I'll bet Vince had two cameras ready when he skinned the cat, just in case it didn't look good. Looks like he went with #2 so we didn't see any actual skinning.

- Well, Jeff's gonna be sore tomorrow morning...

- Predicted headline: Undertaker Out For One Year To Have Neck Surgery. I seriously feared he'd just crippled himself when he didn't move. But when no one was coming to see him, I figured he would finish. And what about that poor cameraman. Yowch.

- For a brief second, I almost believed the finish would occur with Big Show helplessly tied up in the ropes. Would've made sense.

- Main event. Yeah. To reiterate my earlier post... that's it? I almost begged for the referee to wake up, see Orton out from the punt, see the hammer on the mat, connect the dots and call the match. Alas...

In short, it looked like Pepsi and it tasted like Pepsi. But I was served with a large glass of Royal Crown Cola.

For helping out the guy hosting the pre-show at the theater, I'm certainly glad I didn't have to pay for what was basically an oversized Raw with big budget and prettier graphics. Some cool moments but no big surprises.





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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
I apologize for never have seen Finlay wrestle in that jacket before...

    Originally posted by JST
    In short, it looked like Pepsi and it tasted like Pepsi. But I was served with a large glass of Royal Crown Cola.


It looked like Pepsi because there were a dozen Pepsi logo signs in the crowd after Punk won! A ton of them all clustered together!



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
That one spot in the Hardy vs Hardy match was a little foolish. Jeff lays Matt on a table while putting another table over him, then crashes through both. There was a good chance of impaling thur, but I guess it worked out.


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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
Showed up about 5 minutes into MitB. What I saw was decent, but there were too many blown spots, which was a theme throughout the evening. Loved the Worlds Strongest Slam onto the ladder. Punk winning was a suprise, but a pleasant one. Was rooting for Benjamin, but oh well. And oh how I wished Punk would have cashed in at the end of the night. More on that later.

Fuck Kid Rock.

25 Diva Battle Royale was a clusterfuck which was a waste of time. I could barely tell who was who. I totally agree with the poster who pointed out how dumb the announcers look for not realizing it was Santino? Was it just me or was Gail Kims elimination an accident? Didn't seem like she should have gone out there.

I enjoyed the Legends match, especially once it came down to Steamboat/Jericho. Hopefully Jericho moves into a title feud or moves onto the same show as Taker in the draft and they finally get to feud.

The Hardy match was a decent garbage match with a sweet, sick ending. Got to expect this will go on to at least Backlash.

It was at this point that I found out the the tag title match was pre-show. It was at this point I started bitching for the rest of the night. I don't expect the Colons to hold onto them for long, as I think they'll go to Dibiase and Rhodes the same time Orton gets the belt.

Taker/Michaels was pretty damn great. I liked the fact that Michaels tried to one-up Taker by somehow having a longer entrance. Awesome near falls and sequences the last 15 minutes. I too thought Taker was dead. Shawn, quit doing moonsaults at Mania, they usually don't end well for you.

I was playing Tetris on my phone for the triple threat. What I did see was decent, but I'm SO not into Cena as Champ.

Orton/HHH=UGH. I'm an Orton fan. I have no problems with HHH. This match was a big disappointment. It wasn't bad wrestling-wise, but the booking really irritated me. It was stupid to have this as the last match for one, that should have been Taker Michaels. The ending was anticlimactic BS just like Booker/HHH from WM19. When it was over everyone I was watching with was like "That's it?". I fully expect the sledgehammer to be brought up tomorrow night but I felt Orton should have won tonight. This whole build was to him winning the belt and it ended up being flat. I know I couldn't have been the only one waiting desperately for Punk's music to hit and for him to cash in and turn heel. Or Vickie to come out with an "EXCUSE ME!" for the Dusty finish. Bleh.

Mixed bad PPV, thumb slightly up.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.37
    Originally posted by CruelAngel777
    That one spot in the Hardy vs Hardy match was a little foolish. Jeff lays Matt on a table while putting another table over him, then crashes through both. There was a good chance of impaling thur, but I guess it worked out.





If you notice, the rails of the second table were removed just for that purpose. Also, Matt had a chair on him probably for added insurance.

The MiTB was good. Kofi is the new Shelton for the forseeable future. Actually, a Kofi/Shelton feud would be kind of cool.

Kid Rock sucked. I loved how he tried to get people to sing along during Bawitdaba and it was dead silent. Great shit.

The Battle Royal was sucky. No announcements and Santino winning is lame

Loved the Legends match. Was glad to see Snuka go early as his offense is really lame at his age. Piper was pretty energetic and Steamboat can still (kinda) bring it. Loved seeing the deep armdrag again.

Hardys was good. Lots of spots which was expected. The finish was nasty!

UT/HBK was sick! I marked out like I cannot remember, much like Austin/Rock at WM17. I thought UT killed himself on that dive. That cameraman took a ugly fall too. I enjoyed the hell out of that.

Triple threat. I hate Cena...

HHH/Orton. It just felt flat. I was surprised by the finishers being used so early. No run-ins either as I fully expected that to happen. I felt Orton should have gotten the win but eh, it happens.

It felt like the crowd was pretty much done after Taker/HBK.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
Just some thoughts, it's late and I'm too tired to scan to see if I'm repeating anything anyone said, so apologies in advance if so...

MITB was way better than I thought it would be. I marked the fuck out when Finlay came out in his WCW era Mad Max jacket (with matching shoulder pad for Hornswoggle, nice touch. It really is the little things...)Kofi definitely took home the Shelton award for neatest new spots. And I while I have no complaints about seeing a fellow Edgeman repeat, I was really thought it was going to Christian after that great one foot on the rope, one foot on the ladder save. The crowd pretty clearly thought so too, as it got a huge pop that turned to instant boos when Punk stopped him.

If I was Sunny or Molly Holly or any of the other divas for that matter, I'd be pretty annoyed that I was brought back just to be featured as Kid Rock's arm candy for 2 seconds after what felt like a 45 minute mini concert rather than getting an entrance and nostalgia pop... like, aren't nostalgia pops the entire point of bringing back past divas? Meh. Match was a cluster fuck as expected, and once I spotted "Santina", the outcome was inevitable. But boy did I crack up at his faint hearted after the fact "shove" when Mickie and Michelle toppled out of the ring, as well as his post match bump n grind.

So Rey's outfit was Doink, right? Or should that be Dink? Match was a joke (OHHHHH I GET IT), but I love it when heels retire in character.

Hardy/Hardy was good. I haven't been watching Smackdown so I don't know if he's been wearing it awhile, but I dig Matt's new tights and Little Lord Fauntleroy entrance jacket. And that chair assisted TOF finish was SICK.

Jericho vs Legends... IMO they could have just done Jericho/Steamboat, cuz boy oh boy could Ricky GO. I would happily plunk down the $ next ppv for a one on one rematch in fact. Piper, tho I could have done with out him, did better than he had in years (and boy, the potty mouth on him), and Snuka... yeah ok Snuka shouldn't have been in there. Post match shenanigans with Rourke seemed anti-climactic, especially since Rourke was milking it to little avail, and it was sold like a regular old sock to the jaw and not any sort of angle ending KO.

UT/HBK... can't say enough. I was legitimately INTO this match in a way I haven't been in I don't know how long, and the non-wrestling fans I watched with were into it to, popping for all the false finishes. Taker pretty much pile drove himself with that dive, I thought he was screwed until I saw that the ref they sent to check on him had vanished. The skin the cat into tombstone... I thought that was the finish, I really did. GREAT match.

The three way was decent enough, they found some nifty ways to keep Show out of the mix (even tho he seemed to have his working boots on), and Cena getting both Show AND Edge up on his shoulders was an impressive feat.

Austin's HOF beer bash was fun, I was semi-expecting it when he vanished back stage right after his introduction, but I still marked out when the glass broke. Went a little long, but it was definitely the kind of goodbye I was hoping for. Loved that he was in the original 3:16 shirt and anytime JR gets a beer and his hat stolen is good for me.

Orton/HHH... I guess we're supposed to believe that them both hitting their finishers at the beginning is why they went kick punch kick punch for the first half of the match? Eh. It wasn't bad or anything, and it got good around halfway through, but it didn't feel like a main event and Orton really should have been the one to go over. I was really expecting an over booked ECW style cluster fuck of run ins for the end, but I guess they're saving that for whenever they blow off the feud, since this couldn't have been it (the natural next move is a HHH+McMahons/Legacy 6 man tag next ppv, isn't it?)

Not the best Mania I've ever seen, but better than it seemed on paper going in.

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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.64
Hey, it's been a while.

Undertaker vs HBK, while a VERY GOOD match--and one I am glad Undertaker won--was sloppy. Very sloppy. And definitely not great or anything close to great. If people think it's great, it's solely due to the fact that the streak (and its hype) defines the whole match; its execution was poor. Aside from the finishers--the strikes, holds and the hair-pulling at the end were ugly. I'm not trying to be "OMG~!111! WORKRATE," because that's not me, but if it had been anyone else, it'd be heavily crapped on.

For all that experience and Ric Flair idol-age and wannabe-age, you'd think HBK would know how to put on a Figure-4 properly; he didn't even do it right on Flair the year before.

EDIT: +1 for HHH-Orton/end of WrestleMania being anti-climactic. Even the fans in attendance looked deflated.

lulz back to lurkin'!

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25
Shawn-Undertaker awesome, Money in the Bank really good, Cena match very good, Hunter match was Wrestlemania 18 all over again.


    Got a feeling the original spot would've been Shelton sunset flipping MVP into the powerbomb to the outside.


I'm pretty sure you're right, and I'm not sure how that could be done without death resulting. Then again I thought Shelton was dead after his first jump.


    For all that experience and Ric Flair idol-age and wannabe-age, you'd think HBK would know how to put on a Figure-4 properly; he didn't even do it right on Flair the year before.


Worry not, homes, that wasn't a figure-four, it was a figure-three or some such zany leglock he did a couple times when he was feuding with Ken Kennedy last year. I don't really understand what it hurts though. It like jams his leg into the back of the knee instead of the front or sumtin? I don't know.

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.82
MitB should have ended with Christian's awesome balancing act.

At this stage, I don't think anyone should be able to kick out the Tombstone, especially a man who is half the size of the Undertaker. 1998-Kane was different because he was a Taker-clone. That said, I cannot believe they were able to extend that match as much as they did after the 1st Tombstone. Amazing.

The Triple Threat was really good. Ranking Cena's WM entrances:

22 > 24 > 25 > 23

At first, I had 24 = 25, but his entrance last night had nothing to do with anything. The entrances are usually themed.

As far as HHH-Orton goes, why do you deliberately paint yourself in a corner like this? You get two months to build the match, and make it so personal that it demands blood. But you deliver a match that, by definition, won't give you blood. After everything that's happened, you give a match with so much chinlock downtime? I don't care how psychotic or intense the chinlock was - it was still a chinlock. If Orton is so improved in the ring, he wasn't able to show it here.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25

    MitB should have ended with Christian's awesome balancing act.


YES. It was amazing because it was like he learned his lesson after all those ladder crotchings of Manias past.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.66
This was pretty much a one-match show, wasn't it?

MitB was interesting despite the blown spots. Kofi is the new Shelton, I guess, doing crazy shit. I still don't know what to make of Punk's victory, but I thought the chance was RIGHT there to thrust some added heat onto MVP or Shelton, if they so felt. Henry and Kane actually added to the match with their size, even though they slowed it up somewhat. And if the Shelton-MVP spot was originally meant to be a powerbomb to the outside, he would have to be a sick fuck to take that.

The Hardys just don't seem to have that awesome chemistry you'd expect. The match was nice enough, but what's up with Matt Hardy in TIGHTS? The finish was pretty sick, though.

How do you have 20 minutes of Kid Rock, 10-odd minutes of diva nonsense that features no certifiable "legendary divas", an overly LONG blowoff to the Jericho-Legends thing that finally ends with one punch, the legends segment right before the main event and yet find no room for the Tag Title Unification match? That's some bullshit right there.

On a side note, I'd be looking forward to that Jericho-Steamboat one-on-one if it happens.

Mysterio's Joker getup was cool. It'll be good to get JBL back on the mic behind the desk on the Blue Brand. JR-JBL sounds like a good pairing to me.

The heaven and hell imagery with the entrances to Taker/Shawn was actually well-thought-out. The match was fucking awesome! The ending was more an ode to Strong Style than prototype American wrestling, more out of an epic match on Fire Pro like, and it was ALL GOOD.

All things considered, I was entertained by the Triple threat. The Cena entrance was...different. I marked for "Word Life," that song is the shit! I thought it was Orton/HHH that killed the crowd for good, because despite having the unenviable task of following sheer awesomeness, this match was energetic and had the crowd at least reacting.

The main event was one of the worst in recent Mania history. At least Batista-HHH had the next-big-thing vibe to it. The producer of this match needs to go for forgetting that he was scripting a main event match. This was more along the lines of an elongated TV match. This was boring, anti-climactic, and brought none of the hatred of the buildup or none of the wacky stipulations into play. I happen to think that maybe going all-out-overbooked-clustefuck mode with this would've made it leastways perversely entertaining and probably held the crowd better. Instead, it was chinlocks and ref bumps and incredibly dumb ending. The kiddie no-blood policy hurts this match as well. And if Orton has improved beyond belief as per the common sentiment, he showed no signs of it here. Everything he does in the ring, from his slow deliberate style, to his damned chinlocks, and his coiling RKO setup just screams "generic" to me. I know he gets reactions, but he does nothing for me.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.48
    Originally posted by used2bcool


    The heaven and hell imagery with the entrances to Taker/Shawn was actually well-thought-out. The match was fucking awesome! The ending was more an ode to Strong Style than prototype American wrestling, more out of an epic match on Fire Pro like, and it was ALL GOOD.




Exactly what I was thinking. This was the closest to a Misawa vs Kobashi match as the WWE is gonna show, until we get a Punk vs HBK PPV match. I was thinking of setting up Fire Pro right after the match. No Criticals or countouts. Level 10!
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.96
MITB, while fun was a sort of a letdown. A few good spots, but nothing that will stand out six months from now. No love for Hornswaggle's jacket?

HBK and Taker steal the show. That was a fantasticly paced match, with tons of near finishes, and a great ending.

Cena pipcking up Show AND Edge? Jesus the man is strong.

I was making a sandwich when Kid Rock was on, and missed the Divas coming in.

Did anybody else have a shitty reception? Seemed everything that was pretaped was fine, but the live stuff kept blurring out.
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.25
I really wasn't that impressed by the entire thing as my one friend said it was a four hour Raw. Taker/Shawn probably put this in the one good match on the card Wrestlemanias like 13, 5 and a few others. Mitb would have done better without Punk winning, the crowd booed the hell out of him. The Diva match was fun just for Santino and Rey has Joker was defiantly some of the better parts of the show. I have never seen a more quieter crowd during the main event of Wrestlemania then last night. To me last night spoke of the new PG format of the WWE with an extreme match, a ladder match and a blood fued without any blood. It might be the fact that it was Austin's last night, but last night was the offical end of the Attitude era even though it ended for me when Brock won in 2002. This new WWE seems more directed to a quick feel good face win then long term booking with solid heels dominating. I don't know if that is good or bad, but it feels boring.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.63
Why, oh why, couldn't Punk have come out and cashed in against HHH to beat him? THAT would have been a great ending to WM25.
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.61
    Originally posted by CruelAngel777
      Originally posted by used2bcool


      The heaven and hell imagery with the entrances to Taker/Shawn was actually well-thought-out. The match was fucking awesome! The ending was more an ode to Strong Style than prototype American wrestling, more out of an epic match on Fire Pro like, and it was ALL GOOD.




    Exactly what I was thinking. This was the closest to a Misawa vs Kobashi match as the WWE is gonna show, until we get a Punk vs HBK PPV match. I was thinking of setting up Fire Pro right after the match. No Criticals or countouts. Level 10!


C'mon, criticals are fun! And probably the only way for me to win on Level 10; I just can't seem to get it done. Level 9 I can manage, but 10 is beyond me.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
Geez, you'd think it was all Orton's fault the last match wasn't very good. The man throws out one 30 second chinlock and he sucks. I agree it wasn't a great match for him, but he had HHH and the booking to help bring it down.

Heh, I hadn't thought of the Fire Pro thing but the face Taker made after Michaels kicked out of the Tombstone was the same face I think I'd get playing the game on level 10 when I can't keep someone down. Or the face I make playing SD vs. RAW when I put 6 finishers on Taker in a Chamber match and he still kicked out. Screw you Taker.
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