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This is the worst WM I have ever seen and I have seen them all, and watched watched them live on PPV since WM10. HBK/Taker is the best match of the night. The rest where horrible. Slap in the Face to the guys who Made Wrestlemania put it on the map, and made it (what should be) the best PPV of the year. This years was not the best PPV of the year. I didn't think they'll do a WM that sucked more then WM23 did but they proved me wrong.
Also this is not the 25th Anniversary. Someone if the WWE doesn't know math and then they just left it alone. 2009-1985=24. This years Mania minus the 1st ever Mania makes it 24th Anniversary and 25th Annual. Not the 25th Anniversary. WM1 was not the 1st Anniversary as you can't have an Anniversary for something that never existed.
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The 25th Anniversary of WrestlemaniaApril 7 2009
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Money in the Bank match Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Mark Henry vs. Cm Punk vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian vs. Finlay A very good MITB here, as there are a lot of stunts pulled off. The problem with this one was that it kept repeating a bunch of spots. The ladder wasnt used as much but the match pulled off well. The ending was messed up once again.
The 25 diva battle royal I didnt watch this one. Bathroom break but "Santina" Marella wins.
Chris Jericho vs. Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Stemaboat, and Roddy Piper with Ric Flair This one was really much more of entertainment. When Steamboat was with Jericho it was awesome. Steamboat did well against my man Jericho. The match got better at the end. The right man won the match in my opinion. The aftermath is a waste of time.
Extreme Rules Match Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy This one was a really good crowd pleaser. A better match than I expected. This one is too short though and could have been a little longer. Awesome match.
Intercontinental Championship Match Rey Mysterio vs. JBL This one is just a short little mania match. 21 seconds? JBL and Rey could have had a little bit more time. Otherwise just a time filler.
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels This match was Match of the Night, maybe even Match of the Year. This match had been anticipated for a long time. This match pulled off well. The fans were into it the whole time so was I. They pull out reversals and counters and their signature moves. Very big anticipating match. The real winner was a good decision. 17-0!
Triple Threat World Heavyweight Championship match Big Show vs. Edge vs. John Cena This match has a pretty stupid storyline. The match wasn't good at all. Some reversals were pulled off but otherwise this match was poorly overdone. The match became predictable towards the end,so that ruined the match. Cena winning made me furious. He has won at basically every Mania he has competed in. So the winner is a bad decision. The fans werent happy about it either.
WWE Championship Match Randy Orton vs. Triple H This wasn't main event worthy at all. It bored the crowd. Orton and HHH just don't have as much energy as they had last year for this match. This one was dissapointing. The crowd never got into it, They never really pulled of anything exciting. Anyways bad match
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good WM But For A 25th, It Was A Bit Of A LetdownApril 6 2009
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I won't mince words, let's get to it:
C.M. Punk Vs. Mark Henry Vs. Kane Vs. Finley Vs. Kofi Kingston Vs. MVP Vs. Shelton Benjamin Vs. Christian (Money In The Bank Ladder Match) - Awesome opener! Even though their time in it was limited, even Kane and (surprisingly) Mark Henry looked good here! As usual, it was a spotfest wtih Shelton, MVP, Finley & Christian coming the closest to winning but in the end it was Punk who took the match for the second year in a row! I was actually pulling for MVP to win but I won't argue Punk. Watch for a sick powerslam from Henry to Kofi onto a ladder and an even sicker powerbomb from Shelton to MVP from the ring to the floor!
25 Diva Battle Royale - The winner was pretty much given away the second you saw Santino Marrella in drag in the match. I also think the fact that WWE couldn't get some of the more popular Divas like Trish Stratus and Lita really hurt this bout too. Still, the final sequence pretty much is the highlight of the match as Mickie James and Michelle McCool had a vicious exchange as well as Beth Phoenix and Melina. Ends when Santino....opps, Santina dumps out both Melina and Beth! Match itself wasn't bad but the angle and storyline on it sucks!
Ricky Steamboat, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper & "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka Vs. Chris Jericho (3 on 1 Handicap match) - With "Nature Boy" Ric Flair in their corner and Mickey Rourke at ringside, these three legends came in determined to teach Y2J a lesson in respect.
This match actually turned out better than expected! While its obvious that Piper and Snuka need to stay retired, Steamboat looked great! Heck, he and Flair could probably still go at it right now. Probably not for an hour but just 10 minutes would be better than some of the wrestling we get today!
Anyway, Jericho wins after eliminating all three wrestlers with Steamboat having the standout performance. After the match, Flair and Jericho get into it with Jericho getting the better of the exchange. Then, we have Jericho wanting to get it on with Mickey Rourke. Rourke, who was a boxer in his younger days, got into the ring and rather play Jericho's game (whiich is wrestling), he made Jericho play his by goading him into boxing. It ends with Y2J getting knocked out!
Guess the bad guy had to get his cummupance but it would've been more appropriate for a former wrestler to come to the aid of Flair & Co., perhaps one of his old Horsemen comrades?! The match itself was okay with a great performance from Steamboat.
Matt Hardy Vs. Jeff Hardy (Extreme Rules Match) - This one was more of a spotfest with both men doing some pretty high risk and dangerous moves. It wasn't bloody but as another reviewer said, it didn't need to be bloody as it was so personal with these two.
Ends when Jeff Hardy attempted a legdrop over 20ft. from a ladder only to miss, which allowed Matt to uses a funky version of his "Twist Of Fate" using a steel chair! Matt takes this one!
Rey Mysterio Vs. JBL (WWE Intercontinental Title Match) - In one of the few surprises of the night, Rey beats "The Longhorn Loudmouth" in 21 seconds! Also, as a bit of a surprise, JBL "quits" WWE much to the delight of the Texas crowd. Not much to talk about here other than Rey is the new I-C champion.
The Undertaker Vs. Shawn Michaels - Seems like every WM has at least one match that is as good or outshines the slated main events, THIS ONE WAS ONE OF THOSE MATCHES! In my eyes, this was the true main event of WM25 and is a MUST VIEW on this card! About the only thing that keeps it from being a 5 star bout is the slow part where both UT and Shawn miss respective dives outside the ring (though UT's does have him take a nasty spill on his head and knocking the crap out of a cameraman with him).
Lots of false finishes and surprise moves here. Michaels goes for submissions twice with his version of the figure four and his version of the crossface while UT nearly gets the win with his "Hell's Gates" chokehold. Long story short, UT gets his first ever one on one victory over Shawn and extends his record to 17-0 at WM. GREAT MATCH AND THE BEST ON THE CARD IN MY VIEW!
John Cena Vs. The Big Show Vs. Edge (Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship) - Don't expect HHH/Benoit/Michaels from WM 20 here though it wasn't a bad bout. In fact, of the two world title matches, this one had the worst buildup BUT it actually turned out to be a pretty decent bout....except for the fact Cena won! Ugh! At least they got Vickie Guerrero out of the way early so that the focus went to the match.
Cena wins when he first hits the FU (sorry but its new name sucks) on TBS and then he FU's Edge on top of TBS for the win. Personally, I felt TBS should've won because he was so dominant in this bout and in leading up to the bout. Heck, I would've settled for Edge somehow keeping the belt! Cena is now a 6 time champion but somehow I don't feel too excited about this! Maybe we can talk C.M. Punk into pulling what he did last year!? LOL!
Randy Orton Vs. HHH (WWE World Title Match) - While not a bad match (it is worth a look as it does have some surprise and rugged spots), it feel far short of expectations. I think adding the "DQ-rule waived" stipulations actually hurt this match more than helped. They would've done better to go the Austin/Rock route back at WM X-7 and had it No DQ! I mean, think about it. With the way they build up this match, a no rules bout would've been perfect!
As it is, it isn't a bad bout but the crowd was DEAD in this match! In fact, they were dead after UT/Michaels and Austin doing his special farewell but even Cena/Edge/TBS got more reaction than this match. As I said, it actually isn't a bad match but it didn't feel like the main event!
Overall, this WM was okay but for a 25th Anniversary, it sure as hell didn't feel like it! I'll probably buy it anyway for UT/Michaels and a few other surprises but I wouldn't say this is a must buy.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good wrestlemania, good matchesAug. 5 2009
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This Wrestlemania is pretty good here. Triple h vs orton shouldn't have been the main event, but still good ppv. Thanks for reading and please rate!
Money in the bank-Christian vs. Finlay vs. CM Punk vs. Mark Henry vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kane vs. MVP vs. Kofi Kingston This match is great and very fast paced. I didn't think that it was worthy of being the opener. Great spots in this match like Benjamin doing a dive off the ladder on to everyone, kofi getting world strongest slammed on a ladder, hornswoggle doing the tad pole splash on everyone, christian saving himself and the ladder, and a huge cokeslam off the ladder. The wrong man won though later cashing in his money in the bank and screwing Jeff Hardy. This match also includes a lot of highflying moments and ladder use. 4/5
25 diva battle royal/miss.wrestlemania title no comment. 0/5
Chris Jericho vs. Jimmy Snuka, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat This match is pretty good. It could have been better, but still good. I didn't like the stipulation to this match(elimination) Not very good with jericho winning. But great moment when jericho got punched by Mickey Rourke. 3.5/5
Jeff hardy vs. Matt Hardy-Extreme rules Great match here. A good use of weapons in this mach like a, trash can, vacuum cleaner, tables, chairs, ladders, creches, Kendo sticks, and a wm 25 poster. What a moment when Jeff missed a leg drop off a 16 ft, also, if you look closely, you can see Jeff go through the ring some. Also, awesome moment when Jeff dived off the top rope and made Matt go through tables. A very sick ending. 4/5
JBL vs. Rey Mysterio-Intercontinental Championship This match is a total waste and is just a filler. This match is only 21 seconds, and was dominated by JBL before the match was even started, and mysterio finally wins the intercontinental title. Great moment when JBLOSER quit. FINALLY!!!!! No more blubber. 2/5
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels I hope you can say the word classic because that is what this match is. This match is fast paced through the entire match and is never boring, and was like all their other matches, really good, except this was a classic. This match totally deserved to be the main event, but sadly wasn't. This match is defanatly match of the night and match of the year. I really liked the buildup for this and that these two had a very good rivalry going. Great moments when Shawn missed the moonsaulet, and when undertaker dived on a camera man. I loved that the streak continues to 17-0. Awesome moment when taker kicked out of the sweet chin music and michaels kicked out of the tombstone. Best moment in the match when taker countered the moonsaulet into the tombstone for the win. This match is very entertaining and is one of the best WWE and Wrestlemania matches ever. It is also the second longest Mania' match ever. 5/5
John Cena vs. Edge vs. Big Show-World Heavyweight Championship Good match, but a little short for a triple threat, but still good. This match was surprisingly brutal with Cena pulling off the win with a attitude adjustment on big slow and edge. Also, great moment in the match when edge made big slow go through the barricade. Also, who can forget the super human effort by cena when he picked up slow and edge on his shoulders. Good triple threat here. 4/5
Triple H vs. Randy Orton-WWE Championship I don't have much to say about this match it is so stupid. This match is almost watchable, but not very good. This is more like a brawl than a match and didn't deserve to be the main event. I like how hhh kicked orton in the skull and hit him with the sledge hammer when the ref was down and got the pedigree for the win to retain. The only good thing about this match was the orton goes too far and eliminates the McMahon factor buildup. 3.5/5
Good Wrestlemania here. I recommend getting this and adding it to your wwe collection.
HOF BUMPS IT UPAug. 7 2011
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WWE WRESTLEMANIA 25
1.[MITB] CHRISTIAN VS FINLAY VS CM PUNK VS MARK HENERY VS SHELTON BENJAMIN VS KANE VS MVP VS KOFI KINGSTON-as with every Mania this match was good and nothing but fun. That is all this match is meant to be really while at the same time put some one over. Of course there are numerous high spots and every one here gets in some good moments. I wouldn't say this is the best MITB match ever but like the others it is good. Good opener with Punk being the first man ever to win back to back MITB matches.
2.25 DIVA BATTLE ROYAL-all I can say about this is HILARIOUS, just check this out and you will know what I ma talking about.
3.CHRIS JERICHO VS RICKY STEAMBOAT, JIMMY SNUKA, RODDY PIPER-three of the all time greats go up against another all time great. All three men do what they can but Snuka is the first to go as he taps to the walls of Jericho. Shortly after that Piper is eliminated, Piper is still one of my favorites ever. Now I have to say that if you are not impressed by Steamboat here then you are not watching what I watched. The Dragon puts on a great performance for a Legend, in fact unlike any Legend really. Although Y2J pins him after a code breaker he still put on a great show. Afterwards Y2J is dropped by Mickey Rourke, I would like to point out that MMA Legend FRANK SHAMROCK was sitting right next to Rourke on his left.
4.[EXTREME RULES]MATT HARDY VS JEFF HARDY-this is a pretty good extreme rules match as the brothers go right at each other. They waste no time going for the weapons and trying to really hurt one another. Jeff takes a big chance and it does not pay off, Matt though takes advantage and ends it. He hits a twist of fate while Jeff's head is inside a fold up chair. I was so happy that Matt won this since I have always preferred him over Jeff.
5.[I-C TITLE]JBL VS REY MYSTERIO-I have to say I am a fan of JBL because the guy is hilarious. He shows how as well here with his opening mic time as he addressed us Texans. After that he attacks Rey once he gets to the ring, which by the way Rey's Joker influenced ring attire was great. Any way he attacks him before the bell to get the early advantage, things turn though once the bell rings. Rey wins the title easily after his 619 and such, what happened afterwards upset me though.
6.SHAWN MICHAELS VS THE UNDERTAKER-ah yes the match that every one wanted to see and for good reason. The battle of two Texans right here in Texas and two legends at the same time. The entrances for this match are legendary to say the least. HBK coming from up high in white like he was sent from heaven. The Undertaker emerges from the depths like he is from, well I am sure you know. This match is honestly one of the greatest matches ever and possibly the greatest Mania match ever. It really is that good and everything else does not compare on the card, this was an instant classic. I can't even begin to explain how great this match is but the story that was told was brilliant. My boy fell at the hands of Taker on this night but they both won in my opinion because they made sure we won in getting to witness it.
7.[WORLD TITLE]EDGE VS BIG SHOW VS JOHN CENA-the storyline going into this one revolved around a love triangle. That triangle included Vickie, Big Show and of course Edge. Cena got involved and was the one that brought the triangle to light. Now as for the match it is not going down as an all time classic but it is entertaining. Cena's show of strength at the end is cool as he pulls off the win for the title. Also Cena's entrance is cool as usual.
8.[WWE TITLE]RANDY ORTON VS TRIPLE H-now while most people hate on this match I will say it is not as bad as most say. I will admit that with these two though it was a little lackluster but not horrible. The storyline going into this was good and had a good build up and this turned into a brawl a bit. The problem here was that the pace was to slow for to long to be honest. Triple H gets the win here but not the best of main events especially after HBK/Taker on this card.
9.[TAG TITLE LUMBERJACK MATCH]THE MIZ & JOHN MORRISON VS CARLITO & PRIMO-now this here was a good match and it is a shame that it was not on the televised card and regulated to the DVD special features. The action here is faced paced with great high spots, plus when is a lumberjack match not fun. Also it was great to see Tommy Dreamer, one of my all time favorites. This match really should have been on the pay-per-view. Carlito and Primo end o up being the first Unified Tag Champs here in a great match.
Also as a special feature they have these cool little videos of each Wrestlemania prior to this one, and then of course you get the Hall of Fame ceremony from that year. Over all this was an ok Mania that while had some good matches it was also a bit of a let down at times. Honestly though I did enjoy it as I always do.
WWE Wrestlemania 25 ReviewApril 2 2011
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1. CM Punk vs Mark Henry vs MVP vs Finlay vs Shelton Benjamin vs Kofi Kingston vs Christian vs Kane Money in the Bank Ladder Match: This was a great way to kick off wrestlemania, another great money in the bank match, i would say though that this is the worst one, but it is still very good, some crazy spots include, a worlds strongest slam onto a ladder, a leap of faith off a ladder and a chokeslam off the ladder, this was a great match ****
2. Chris Jericho vs Ricky Steamboat/ Roddy Piper/ Jimmy Snuka: This wasnt that good, snuka was terrible in the ring, piper was ok, but then ricky was great! He out wrestled jericho at some points, GGood ending, and the aftermath was interesting too **1/4
3. Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy Extreme Rules Match: This was a physical, personal war, this was a good match, not as good as there match at backlash but still good, jeff puts matt through 2 tables, there are a lot of weapons involved, even a vaccuum cleaner! The ending fitted perfectly with this match and it looked quite sick ***1/4
4. JBL(c)vs Rey Mysterio IC Title: I cant rate this match, it only went on for like 20 seconds, I will say that rey looked cool in the joker outfit, RIP Heath Ledger, who was a great actor N/A
5. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels: This is in my top 3 wrestlemania matches of all time, this is incredible! So much action in this match, near falls, finisher after finisher, kickout after kickout, there is a sick spot in the middle where undertaker does his signiture leap of faith and lands on his head on top of the camera man, these two battle an unforgettable war for 30 minutes, the ending was perfectly done, you have to see this match, this ppv is worth getting just for this match *****
6. Edge(c)vs Big Show vs John Cena WH Title: This is a very good match, I really liked it, I didnt expect it to be that good, crazy spot where edge spear show through the barricade, this match goes back and forth, and each wrestler gives it there all until the final bell rung, I wasnt suprised with the outcome, check out Bcklash 2009, a month later, John cena and Edge have and amazing match in the last man standing match ***3/4
7. Triple H(c)vs Randy Orton WWE Title: This was a very weak main event, I thought it was going to be a lot better, randy made this match very slow paced when he was on the offense, I liked both of there finishers being hit in the first minute, the ending was predictable, this main event should of been a lot better and was actually a big let down **3/4
Match of the Night: Undertaker vs Michaels Worst Match of Night: Jericho vs The Legends Moment of the Night: SPOILER= Taker finishes off michaels