Andrew B’s DVD Talk
With Andrew B.
Welcome to part 2 of Andrew B’s DVD Talk: The True Story of WrestleMania as this time we will relive Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle as well as Shawn Michael vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Also HBK will battle Razor Ramon from MSG in a ladder match. Plus a father battles his son in a street fight. Also Hulk Hogan squares off against The Rock. So let’s begin right now.
Match 5: Shawn Michaels with Diesel vs. Razor Ramon in a Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title – WM X:
They lock up & HBK & Razor trade arm holds but HBK takes Razor down & goes for a hip toss but Ramon counters into a full nelson slam. Razor misses multiple clotheslines & HBK hits a neckbreaker followed by some kicks. HBK sends Ramon to the outside & on the outside Diesel hits Razor with a clothesline & the ref sends Diesel to the back. Razor hits HBK with a punch & in the ring & then throws HBK into the corner followed by a clothesline to the outside. On the outside Ramon lifts up the mats but HBK then pokes him in the eye & then goes back in the ring where Razor levels HBK with a punch & then goes for a powerbomb on the outside but HBK hits a back drop sending Razor on the concrete. HBK grabs the ladder but Razor punches him & throws him in the ring. Razor goes to slide the ladder in the ring but HBK hits a baseball slide. HBK slams the head of Razor on the steps. They are back in the ring where HBK rams the ladder into the belly of Razor & then drops it on the mid-section of Razor. He then drops the ladder on the back of Razor & then throws the ladder at the back of Razor. HBK sets it up & goes to climb but Razor tries to pull him down but HBK kicks him off & then hits an elbow drop off the ladder. He then moves the ladder in the corner & hits Razor with a body slam. HBK then hits a splash on Razor from the top of the ladder. HBK climbs the ladder but Razor pushes it over as both men are down. Both men got back up & ran the ropes but collided & they are both down again. HBK gets up & puts the ladder in the corner & goes to throw Razor into the ladder but he counters & throws HBK in to the ladder & HBK falls to the outside & Razor follows him with the ladder. He squashes HBK between the ladder & the ringpost. He then slingshots HBK into the ladder & then they go back in the ring with the ladder & Razor hits HBK with the ladder & it sends HBK to the outside. Razor goes to climb but HBK hops off the top rope & takes him down. They set the ladder back up & both men are climbing & they trade punches & Razor throws HBK off the top off the ladder & then he falls off as well. Razor climbs back up but HBK dropkicks the ladder over. HBK pushes the ladder over on top of Razor & then hits the super kick. HBK hits Razor with a pile driver & then HBK dives on the ladder. He then puts the ladder over Razor & climbs up but Razor pushes it over & HBK gets his foot stuck in the ropes. Razor then climbs up & the ladder & pulls the belts for the win after 18 minutes.
Winner: Razor Ramon Retains the Intercontinental Title
Match Rating: ***** out of 5
Match 6: Shawn Michaels with HHH & Chyna vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Title with Mike Tyson as Special Enforcer – WM 14:
HBK tries avoiding Austin to start but then levels Austin with punches. Austin then chases HBK to the outside & back into the ring where Austin hits HBK with a clothesline & then slams him into different turnbuckle & then kicks the legs out from HBK multiple times. HBK then charges Austin but Austin hits HBK with a back drop over the top rope on top of HHH. Austin goes to the outside but HHH hits him from behind & throws him into the guardrail but the ref sends HHH & Chyna to the back. HBK then hits an axe handle off the top rope on Austin but Austin then runs up the ramp & attacks HHH but HBK hits him from behind & then hits Austin with a drum. Austin comes back with punches but HBK throws him into a dumpster. HBK throws Austin into the ring & jumps off the top rope but Austin catches him & is in control throwing HBK into the turnbuckle & then hits an atomic drop for a near fall. Austin then works on the arm of HBK but HBK comes back with punches but Austin catches HBK & drops him on the rope. He then goes for a stunner but HBK counters & goes on the apron but Austin knocks him to the outside. Austin then throws HBK into the steps & then back in the ring. In the ring Austin locks in a headlock but HBK fights out with a stunner. HBK rolls to the outside & pulls Austin around the ringpost & grabs his legs but Austin pulls his legs in sending HBK into the ringpost. Austin then charges HBK but HBK hits him with a backdrop into the crowd. Austin tries to climb back over but HBK hits him with the bell. Both men eventually end up back in the ring as HBK is in control with punches. HBK sends Austin in the corner & levels him with punches & then hits a snap mare followed by more punches & then taunts the crowd but Austin hits HBK with a spear & punches & then throws HBK to the outside. HBK grabs the legs of Austin & swings them into the ringpost multiple times. Back in the ring HBK works on the leg & knee of Austin. HBK goes for the figure four leg lock but Austin counters & sends HBK shoulder first into the ringpost. HBK then goes back to working on the leg as Austin rolls to the outside but HBK hits him with a baseball slide. Tyson then throws Austin back in the ring as HBK hits Austin with a chop block. HBK then locks in the figure four leg lock but Austin turns it over & then comes back with punches & a sling shot into the corner for a near fall. HBK then locks Austin in a sleeper hold but Austin pushes HBK into the corner but the ref gets takes down as well. HBK then charges Austin but Austin catch him & throws him in the corner. He then throws Austin in the corner multiple times & then stomps a mud hole in HBK followed by a back drop. HBK comes back with the running forearm & the kip up. HBK then hits Austin with an elbow drop off the top rope. He then goes for sweet chin music but Austin ducks & goes for the stunner but HBK counters & goes for the kick again but Austin counters & hits the stunner for the win as Tyson counts.
After the match Austin gives Tyson a Stone Cold shirt as HBK confronts Tyson but Tyson lays him out with a punch & puts the Austin shirt on top of HBK.
Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin wins the WWF Title
Match Rating: **** out of 5
Match 7: Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian in a Triangle Ladder Match for the WWF Tag Team Titles – WM 16:
E & C attack the Hardy Boyz as the Dudley Boyz pose in the entrance way. All 6 men brawl on the ramp & then Matt & Christian go back & forth until Matt goes to the outside & Devon takes it to Christian. Bubba throws Jeff into the steps as all 6 men brawl outside the ring. Bubba hits Jeff with chops but Jeff comes back with whisper in the wind but Bubba then hits a backdrop followed by a bubba bomb. Matt slides a ladder into the ring but Christian sets it but & Bubba brings a 2nd ladder in the ring. E & C double team Devon in the ring as Matt rams Bubba in the corner. All 6 men are in the ring as Edge & Matt throw ladders into the Dudley’s. The Hardys then hit Edge with a ladder & body slam Devon on the ladder & Jeff holds Deon as Matt hits an elbow drop off the top rope. Jeff hits Bubba with DDT & then lays Bubba on a ladder & goes for the 450 splash but Bubba moves. Jeff is under a ladder & Bubba hits Jeff with a splash off the top rope. Devon body slams Edge & then throws a ladder on him. Bubba puts a ladder on his head & does the tilt a whirl taking everyone out but then gets a double dropkick from E & C. E & C double team Devon in the ring. Christian climbs a ladder & hits a cross body off it onto Bubba & Matt on the outside. Jeff climbs the ladder but Edge spears Jeff from the top rope off the ladder. Edge goes to climb but Matt takes him down & goes to climb but Devon takes him down. Devon climbs but Christian throws a ladder at him. 3 ladders are next to each other & Bubba & Christian are climbing & Bubba hits a Bubba Cutter off the top of the ladder. The Hardys come in & throw everyone out & then climb ladders & jump off them onto Bubba. Edge throw the Hardys out as Devon & Christian climb a ladder in the corner & Edge climbs a 2nd ladder next to them & they hit Devon with a double suplex off the ladder as Matt throws Bubba into the steps. E & C climb the ladder while the Hardys climb a 2nd ladder next to them & they all end up throwing each other off. All 6 men in the ring as a “Tables” chant starts. All 6 men are on 3 ladders & Jeff & Christian get pushed off & go to the outside as Matt & Edge get crotched & Dudley’s are alone in the ring. They sandwich Christian between to ladders & then give Edge 3D. Devon & Bubba get the tables & set up 2 ladders & put a table on top of it & they go to climb but the Hardys stop them. Bubba sets up 2 tables in the ring & then one on the outside. Bubba powerbomb Matt from on top of the Spanish announcers table through a table on the outside as Devon goes for a dive off the ladder but Jeff moves & Devon goes through a table. Bubba has a ladder & Jeff runs across the barricade but gets a ladder thrown at him from Bubba. Bubba grabs a huge ladder & sets it up on the ramp & gets a table that he sets up on the ramp. Bubba grabs Jeff & puts him on the table but Christian hits Bubba with the bell & Bubba lands on the table & Jeff climbs the ladder & hits a Swanton bomb on Bubba from the top of the ladder through the table. In the ring Matt hits Devon with a twist of fate & then climbs but Christian is on the other side. They are on top of the table on top of the ladders but Edge comes up & throws Matt off through a table in the ring & E & C pulls the belts down after 22 minutes.
Winners: Edge & Christian win the WWF Tag Titles
Match Rating: **** ¼ out of 5
Match 8: Shane McMahon vs. Vince McMahon with Stephanie McMahon in a Street Fight with Mick Foley as the Special Referee – WM 17:
Before the bout Shane tells everyone that his friends from WCW are up in a sky box & then brings out the special ref who is Mick Foley.
It starts with Vince slapping Shane & then attacking him in the corner but Shane comes back with punches & a clothesline. Shane then spears Vince & attacks him with punches & then Stephanie comes in the ring & slaps Shane & then runs away but Shane hits Vince with a baseball slide & then punches on the outside. Shane has a sign & is leveling Vince with it. Shane then chokes Vince with a cord & throws him into the steps. Shane then hops on the barricade & jumps off hitting Vince with a clothesline. Shane then throws Vince into the barricade. Shane then grabs a kendo stick & hits his dad multiple times with it. Shane then levels Vince with punches. Shane then takes apart the Spanish Announcer’s Table & he puts Vince on there. Shane goes to the top rope & goes for the elbow drop but Stephanie pulls Vince out of the way & Shane goes through the table. Trish then comes down with Linda McMahon in a wheelchair. Trish then slaps Vince & this leads to a brawl between Stephanie & Trish in the ring until Mick breaks it up & Stephanie slaps Mick. Trish then chases Stephanie all the way to the back as Vince sees Linda. Vince then hits Foley in the back with a chair & then a shot to the head. Vince then grabs Linda & puts her in the ring & sits her in a folding chair. In the ring Vince hits Shane with a trash can multiple times & then yells at Linda every time. Vince goes to hit Shane with a trash can but Linda stands up from the chair & gives Vince a low blow. Foley then comes back in the ring & levels Vince with punches in the corner & then a running knee in the corner. Shane then puts a trash can in front of the face of Vince & then hits Vince with coast to coast.
Winner: Shane McMahon
Match Rating: ** ¾ out of 5
Match 9: Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock – WM 18:
They lock up & Hulk pushes Rock down & then he tells Rock to “Bring It.” He then puts Rock in a side headlock but Rock fights out but gets taken down with a shoulder block. They go to lock up but Hulk hits Rock with a knee to the gut & then levels Rock with punches & then a clothesline. He goes for another clothesline but Rock ducks & hits a flying forearm & then tells Hulk to “Bring It.” Hulk pushes Rock but Rock pushes back & Rock levels Hulk with punches & Hulk rolls to the outside. Rock goes to the outside & hits Hulk from behind & then brings him in the ring where he levels Hulk with punches & then a clothesline. Rock goes for the Rock Bottom but Hulk counters & hits Rock with punches. Hulk levels Rock with punches in the corner & then a clothesline in the corner & then more punches. Hulk throws Rock across the ropes but Rock comes back with a spear & punches But Hulk ducks a clothesline & gives Rock a back suplex for a near fall. Hulk locks Rock in an abdominal stretch. Hogan lets up & rolls up Rock for a near fall. Hulk rakes the back of Rock multiple times & then levels him with punches in the corner. Rock comes back with chops in the corner but Hulk throws Rock in the corner & charges but runs into an elbow from Rock. Rock then runs into a chokeslam from Hulk. Hulk then chokes Rock with the tape on his hand. Hulk goes for punches but Rock counters them with his own punches but Hulk throws Rock to the outside. He gives Rock a big kick on the outside & then throws him into the steps. Hulk then drops Rock on the barricade but Rock comes back with punches & slams the head of Hulk on the announcer’s table. Rock grabs a chair but the ref stops him & Rock gets a clothesline from Hulk & they go back in the ring. They trade punches & then Hulk throws Rock into the ropes but he knocks down the ref. Rock hits Hulk with a spinebuster & both men are down. Rock locks Hulk in the sharpshooter & Hulk is tapping but the ref is down. Hulk then hits Rock with a low blow & then a Rock Bottom for a near fall. Hulk takes off his belt & whips the Rock multiple times with it but Rock comes back with DDT. Rock grabs the belt & whips Hulk multiple times with it. Rock then hits Hulk with a Rock Bottom for a near fall. Hulk then “Hulk’s up” & hits Rock with the boot & the leg drop for a near fall. Hulk then hits Rock with another boot but misses the leg drop this time. Rock then hits Hulk with 2 Rock Bottoms & a People’s Elbow for the win after 16 minutes.
After the match Hulk & Rock shake hands & pose together.
Winner: The Rock
Match Rating: **** out of 5
Match 10: Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE Title – WM 19
They lock up & Brock pushes Kurt into the corner. They lock up & Kurt puts Brock in a front headlock but Brock counters & they chain wrestle for a little bit trading holds. They lock up & Brock takes Kurt down but Kurt comes back with a side headlock takeover but Brock fights out & takes down Kurt with a shoulder block & then they go back to chain wrestling but Kurt then runs into an arm drag from Brock. Kurt pushes Brock into the corner & then hits Brock with a knee to the guts & then punches but then runs into an elbow from brock. Brock hits Kurt with spears in the corner & then charges but runs into an elbow from Kurt but Kurt then runs into a power slam. Brock gives Kurt kicks in the corner & then goes for a clothesline but Kurt ducks & hits a German suplex. Brock hits Kurt with a clothesline & then Kurt goes to the outside but Brock follows. They go back in the ring where Kurt is in control with kicks & punches to Brock. Brock comes back with a press slam & then throws Kurt in the corner but runs into a kick from Kurt. Kurt then hits Brock with a German suplex into the corner. Brock rolls to the outside & Kurt follows where he rams Brock into the barricade. They go back in the ring where Kurt hits Brock with a back suplex for a near fall. Kurt attacks Brock in the corner & then hits a suplex for a near fall. Kurt locks in a rear naked choke but Brock tries to fights out but Kurt turns it into a chin lock but Brock fights out. Brock levels Kurt with kicks in the corner & then Kurt throws Brock into the corner followed by a belly to belly suplex. Kurt sends Brock to the outside but Kurt throws him back in only to run into a spinebuster. Both men trade punches but Brock comes back with knees but Kurt pokes Brock in the eye but Brock hits a flying forearm & then spears in the corner. He then charges the corner but runs into an elbow but then hits Kurt with multiple belly to belly suplexes for a near fall. Kurt then hits 4 German suplexes & then goes for the Angle Slam but Brock counters & goes for the F5 but Brock counters & locks in the Ankle Lock but Brock rolls through but Kurt locks in a Boston Crab but Brock gets to the ropes. Kurt then charges Brock but he hits him with a back drop over the top rope. Kurt comes back in the ring & charges Brock but he moves & Kurt goes into the corner & Brock hits him with multiple spears to the back but Kurt comes back with a German suplex for a near fall. Kurt then hits the Angle Slam for a near fall. Kurt goes for a 2nd Angle Slam but Brock counters with a roll up for a near fall followed by an F5 for a near fall. Brock then goes to pick up Kurt but he locks Brock in the Ankle Lock but Brock gets to the ropes. Brock then goes for the F5 but Kurt counters & goes for the Angle Slam but Brock counters & hits the F5. He then goes to the top rope & goes for a shooting star press but Kurt moves & Brock lands on his head. Kurt goes to pick up Brock but Brock hits a 3rd F5 for the win.
After the match they shake hands & hug.
Winner: Brock Lesnar Wins the WWE Title
Match Rating: **** ½ out of 5
Match 11: Triple H vs. John Cena for the WWE Title – WM 22:
They lock up & HHH puts Cena in a side headlock but Cena fights out but HHH takes him down. They lock up & HHH locks Cena in a wrist lock but Cena gets out but HHH drops him to the floor. They lock up & HHH pushes Cena in the corner & then hits Cena with a knee to the gut. He goes to throw Cena in the corner but Cena counters but then runs into an elbow from HHH but HHH runs into an AA from Cena but HHH counters it. They lock up & HHH hits Cena with a knee to the gut & then HHH throw Cena to the outside. Cena comes back in & levels HH with punches in the corner & then a back drop for a near fall. Cena throws HHH into the corner multiple times & then hits a suplex for a near fall. He then locks in a rear chin lock but HHH fights out & pushes Cena into the corner. Cena comes back with punches & then throws HHH to the outside as a “You Can’t Wrestle” chant begins. Cena goes to the outside & HHH pokes Cena in the eye & then goes for a pedigree on the ramp but Cena back drops HHH on the ramp. They go back in the ring & Cena is in control until he runs into a high running knee from HHH. They go to the outside where HHH throws Cena into the steps. HHH throws Cena back in the ring & pins him for a near fall. HHH hits Cena with a suplex & then HHH drops a knee on the face of Cena. Cena comes back with punches but HHH then hits a face buster & a clothesline for a near fall. HHH then hits Cena with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Cena comes back with punches but HHH hits a swinging neckbreaker. HHH locks in a neck vice but Cena fights out & comes back with punches but runs into a sleeper hold but Cena fights out but runs into a boot from HHH in the corner but HHH then runs into a clothesline from HHH. They trade punches until HHH kicks Cena in the gut but runs into a clothesline from HHH. Cena hits HHH with a power slam & then his signature modified spinning back suplex. Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle but runs into a spinebuster from HHH. Cena comes back with shoulder blocks but runs into a sleeper hold but Cena counters with a back suplex. Cena then hits the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then locks HHH in the STFU but HHH grabs the ropes. Cena goes for the AA but HHH counters & rams Cena & the ref into the corner & then hits them both with a double low blow. HHH then grabs him sledgehammer & goes to hit Cena but he counters but then runs into a shot from the sledgehammer by HHH. HHH pins Cena but only for a near fall. HHH goes for the pedigree but Cena counters with a back drop & hits the AA for a near fall. Cena goes to the top rope for a cross body but HHH moves & HHH goes for the pedigree but Cena counters & locks in the STFU & HHH taps out.
Winner: John Cena Retains the WWE Title
Match Rating: **** ¼ out of 5
More amazing matches as the first one was a ***** classic ladder match that I think is the best singles ladder match ever. Stone Cold vs. HBK was a good match considering how hurt HBK was going into the bout. The Triangle Ladder Match was an awesome bout that lead to many amazing TLC matches & it is a must see match for any pro wrestling fan. The Vince vs. Shane match was not as bad as many would think as it told a good story & had good spots in it as well. Rock vs. Hogan was a good match that is also a must see for any fan as it was a dream match come true. Lesnar vs. Angle was a good match & the Shooting Star Press from Lesnar was unbelievable. Cena vs. HHH was a good match which is a common theme in this set.
Videos of the Matches
Triangle Ladder Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj7HGxESD4
Lesnar vs. Angle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3PCVw2mpYw
Rock vs. Hogan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp6gW2MIhb0&noredirect=1
Until Next Time You Can’t See Me!