Guest Author - Vance Rowe
WrestleMania XXV has come and gone now. Did you get to see it? Do you think it lived up to the hype? There were some surprises but there were also some predictable outcomes. There was one match, in my opinion, stood out from the rest.
Shawn Michaels versus The Undertaker.
This was definitely the best match on the entire card, bar none, and it has definitely lived up to the hype. Watching a match like that was almost worth the price of admission in itself. Shawn Michaels wanted to defeat and possibly retire another legend on the “grandest stage of them all…WrestleMania!”
The Undertaker was defending his unbeaten streak at WrestleMania and was hoping to go 17 and 0. Sure John Cena defeated Edge and the Big Show and Triple H defeated Randy Orton. John Cena became a champion again and Triple H is still a champion. Both matches were outstanding and lived up to their hype as well. Another match, not shown on the Pay-Per-View apparently saw the Colons defeat Morrison and the Miz to unify the tag team title belts.
As good and as exciting as those matches were, they still did not measure up to the ultimate grudge match between HBK and the Dead Man. Both men put out a 110% effort and the fans were rewarded with the dividends of that effort. Multiple super kicks, multiple tomb stones, multiple pin attempts made for a white knuckle ride of a match.
Especially when the Undertaker was out on the floor and made it back into the ring at the nine count. Both men continued to battle until Michaels attempted a moonsasult and was caught by the ‘Taker. ‘Taker then turned it into a tombstone piled river and pinned HBK to indeed go 17-0 at WrestleMania.
In the other matches:
The Colons, Primo and Carlito defeated the Miz and John Morrison to unify the tag team titles in a dark match.
CM Punk won the eight man Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Now Punk gets a title shot whenever he wants it.
Santina Mareella, Santino Marella’s “twin sister” won the Diva Battle Royal to become the first ever Miss WrestleMania.
Chris Jericho won a handicap elimination match as he defeated Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. He was then knocked out by Mickey Rourke after Jericho beckoned him into the ring after the match. Rourke obliged and Rourke nailed him with a haymaker to the jaw that rocked Jericho’s world.
Rey Misterio won the Intercontinental championship by defeating JBL in a match. A match that afterward saw JBL announce that he was quitting the WWE. Apparently that is true. JBL is leaving the WWE after turning down a role as announcer to replace the disappearing Tazz. Both men are gone from the WWE as of this writing.
Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in an Extreme Rules Match
John Cena defeated Edge and the Big Show after John Cena used the newly named move of the “Attitude Adjustment”, formerly known as the FU, on the Big Show and Edge, it allowed him to cover the Big Show for the pin and the victory.
Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE championship.
Another Wrestlemania has come and gone and more WWE Superstars have stepped it up on this night to put on one helluva show for the fans and for themselves.