Well, though 2006's Road to WrestleMania has been limping along so much that I haven't even watched this week's RAW yet, let alone recapped it, WWE at least has the common courtesy to remind 24/7 Online subscribers like myself about some of the more recent WrestleMania matches.
This month's WWE 24/7 Online lineup has matches from WrestleManias 14-19 and 21, and virtually all of them were good or at least memorable.
From WrestleMania XIV, 3/29/98
WWF Championship: Shawn Michaels (C) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (w/Mike Tyson as special ring enforcer) Intercontinental Championship: The Rock (C) vs. Ken Shamrock WWF Tag Team Championship Dumpster Match: New Age Outlaws (C) vs. Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie
From WrestleMania XV, 3/28/99
European Championship: Shane McMahon (C) vs. X-Pac Sable vs. Tori Brawl for All: Butterbean vs. Bart Gunn
From WrestleMania 2000, 4/2/00
WWF Championship: Triple H (C) vs. The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley Two-Fall Match for Intercontinental and European Championships: Kurt Angle ("Eurocontinental" Champion) vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho Terri vs. The Kat
From WrestleMania X-7, a.k.a. "Best WrestleMania EVAR~!", 4/1/01
WWF Championship: The Rock (C) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin TLC Match for WWF Tag Team Championship: The Dudley Boyz (C) vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian Street Fight: Vince McMahon vs. Shane McMahon Gimmick Battle Royal
From WrestleMania X-8, 3/18/02
WWF Undisputed Championship: Chris Jericho (C) vs. Triple H The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Scott Hall
From WrestleMania XIX, 3/20/03
Hulk Hogan vs. Vince McMahon Cruiserweight Title: Matt Hardy (C) vs. Rey Mysterio WWE Tag Team Championship: World's Greatest Tag Team (C) vs. Los Guerreros vs. Chris Benoit and Rhyno
From WrestleMania 21, 4/3/05
Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Edge vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Christian vs. Kane
So, um, yeah. They could probably put together a DVD just with those matches on it (minus the two women's matches and maybe including the WM21 main event) and people would buy it. WWE's new annual tradition of getting you excited about WrestleMania by showing old stuff (or legends of the past) is in full effect again this year, but dascool, 'cuz I'll watch the matches anyway.
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NWA was a mixed bag again. I think the Dupps are hilarious. That promo they cut a few weeks back about just bumping into another wrestler backstage to get a match was classic. This week, that segment was AGONY. Wayyyy too long.