Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WWF Wrestlemania X-Seven Review

WWF Wrestlemania X-Seven Review

Welcome to my review of Wrestlemania X-Seven. Wrestlemania X-Seven is in opinion the best Wrestlemania of all-time and is by far my absolute favorite. The show was a classic and WWF at its best and I've been looking forward to reviewing this one for a while.

For a fun fact, I actually paid around  $70 for this a few years ago before WWE started heavily getting into selling DVD's. This was rather rare and expensive back in the day and next to Wrestlemania 2000, was one of the more expensive WWE DVD's.

This is Part 1 of my Wrestlemania 17 review. Part 2 is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/wrestlemania-x-seven-review.html

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Steve Blackman agreed to be Grand Master Sexay's partner on Sunday Night Heat:

Pre-show Match - Grand Master Sexay and Steve Blackman vs

X-Factor won with double superkicks. The match wasn't bad. X-Pac looked great throwing some nice kicks and Sexay was into it. Even Blackman was kind of fun here.

Wrestlemania X-Seven Main show:
"And now, the Grandaddy of them all, Wrestlemania!"

Intercontinental Title - Chris Jericho vs William Regal

Chris Jericho interrupted Regal during his first day of being commissioner and they feuded from there to build up this match. One of the more wacky moments from that feud was Jericho peeing in Regal's tea without him knowing.

Chris Jericho won with a lionsault. The finish was a little unexpected but the match was very good. They both beat the crap out of each other and brought their best stuff out. I loved Regal's leg counter of the Walls of Jericho into the Regal Stretch and Regal's release german was nasty. Great match here. Rating:***1/2

Shane McMahon arrived in the limousine with the WCW1 license plate.
The Acolytes were in the bag playing cards and looking for Tazz.
Bradshaw then encouraged them all to get up and get going as its Wrestlemania, after a long speech.

Tazz, Farooq and Bradshaw vs Val Venis, The Goodfather and Steven Richards
Steven Richards tried to talk before getting interrupted.
The finish
Bradshaw won with a clothesline from hell on The Goodfather. Short and sweet match here. They kept it action packed and did a good job considering some of the talent levels of wrestlers in there. Bradshaw really nailed Venis with the top rope backdrop and whammed Goodfather with the clothesline for the win. Rating:**3/4

Steph asked Linda how good it felt to have one child turn out okay and asked Trish to crack some ice with her hands.

Hardcore Title - Raven vs The Big Show vs Kane
Raven got some plundah
"Kane scares the hell out of me and I am fearless man." - Paul | "Well, let's not get carried away." - JR
Big Show tried to lock the door and failed
"Is that how you wanna play?" - Big Show
Kane won with a legdrop off the cage. The match was really fun as they put out all the stops. They went through walls, doors, glass and even ran each other over with cars. This was wacky and crazy and I really enjoyed it. Everyone went all out here and this was pretty memorable. Rating:***

Kurt Angle was in the back and was watching footage of Chris Benoit tapping him out. He was trying to rationalize it and say that since it wasn't an official match, it wasn't an official tap out. Edge and Christian tried to cheer him up, but Kurt was focused on Benoit.

Superfly was at WWF New York:

WWF European Title - Eddie Guerrero vs Test
Eddie Guerrerro won with a belt shot. Good match here but it was loaded with interference. Saturn got involved twice and Malenko got involved during the finish. Test looked good here and I really liked his powerbombs.

Mick Foley said he would call the match right down the line tonight even though Vince McMahon fired him from being the commissioner.

Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit
"It's well known that I'm not a big fan of Texas. I saw your flag, people, and it's missing about 49 other stars." - Kurt Angle
"I'm about as excited as a man can get, with his clothes on." - Paul
The pin
Kurt Angle won with a roll-up and a pull of the tights. Very good match here but I think it could have been better. I didn't like the ref bump, but everything else was good. I would have loved to have seen more suplexes, but what they did was good. I liked them stealing each others finishers and I loved Kurt's moonsault. The technical wrestling to start was also very good. Rating:***1/2

Michael Cole was talking to Regal when KAMALA jumped in his office.

Kurt Angle was asked if he now respected Chris Benoit. He said no and Benoit attacked him.

Women's title - Ivory vs Chyna
Chyna won in a quick squash. Not much else to say about this here, but it was one of Chyna's last WWE matches. She was in really good shape for this.

This concludes Part 1. Part 2 is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/wrestlemania-x-seven-review.html

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