If i could use half stars, i would rate this as 3 1/2 stars.
Headbangers vs. New Blackjacks vs. Godwins vs. Doug Furnas/Phillip LaFon- This was ok, but that's it. Having two teams go out that fast just didn't work at all and this might as well have been the Godwinns against the Headbangers. Not terrible, but not great at all.
Intercontinental Title: Rocky Maivia vs. The Sultan- This is just like the first match. It's just ok. The Rock hasn't hit is stride yet, and just in case you didn't know, The Sultan is Rikishi.
HHH vs. Goldust- This went on nearly 15 minutes. This was far too long and far too boring.
Tag Titles: Owen Hart/British Bulldog vs. Mankind/Vader- Nothing special at all here and the ending completely sucked. This was a disjointed mess the entire time and it went over 16 minutes. It's not completely horrible as the talent in there brings it up but still, this wasn't anything special in the slightest.
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart- This is one of the greatest matches of all time. It's a war from start to finish and also one of the most complex matches you'll ever see. Bret was fighting time and the new Attitude in the form of Austin and despite the absolute best he could do, he couldn't get his way in the end. The fans are as big a part of this match as the guys out there, making Austin the new hero and Bret the top heel in the company in a single match. Excellent match and 100% required viewing for fans.
Nation of Domination vs. Legion of Doom/Ahmed Johnson- This is an entertaining match. It's a total brawl from the minute the bell rang and they kept it up for about ten minutes. All kinds of weapons, all kinds of violence and Ahmed showing off the whole time. This match was fun and they did exactly what they said it would be: a fight.
WWF World Title: Sid vs. Undertaker- This was very lackluster. It goes on for a bit too long, and wasn't too interesting.
Overall: This is a show where one match was supposed to be a classic and it was. The other good match was more or less by accident and meant nothing. Poor Mania and one of the worst ever.
Overall rating: D+
Tag Team Battle Royal- This was awful. The ending was known far before the match ended, the eliminations were awful as they went far too fast, and there were WAY too many people in the ring at once with 30 being in there at the beginning.
Light Heavyweight Championship: Taka Michinoku vs. Aguila- The match was fine but at the same time, this was rather pointless. It's the definition of filler as there was no reason to care about any character.
European Title: HHH vs. Owen Hart- This was a pretty solid match but they needed a few more minutes. I liked it though as Owen and HHH were both good in the ring with HHH being a shell of what he would become.
Marc Mero/Sable vs. Luna and Goldust- I didn't really like this match. It's not bad considering who is involved though.
Intercontinental Title: The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock- This was very quick but it did the job it was supposed to. Shamrock looked like an animal here and he massacred Rock with relative ease. It's a decent match, nothing else really.
Tag Titles: Cactus Jack/Chainsaw Charlie vs. New Ago Outlaws- It's a mess, but it's a fun mess. Foley and Funk worked their butts off, and the match was okay.
Undertaker vs Kane- While not great from a technical standpoint, this match's build up was out of this world. The feel of this match was great, so it makes you forget about the actual wrestling. It's a little too long though, and that puts it down a bit.
WWF World Title: Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels-It's obvious who was going to win here, but we watched to see how Tyson would play in and how Austin would do it. Looking back now and knowing how much pain Shawn was in because of his back, this match goes way up in impressiveness for me.
Overall: If there's ever been a show where the torch was completely passed, you're looking at it. Austin winning the title finally is as about as important of an event as you can possibly have in company history. However, even with the Taker match, the solid work elsewhere and only two bad matches, you really do have an all around solid show. It's not great, but it's certainly worth checking out.
Overall rating: C+
I recommend this set if you really are into your wrestling. One show is good, the other pretty bad, so if you are a casual fan. Watch the recommended matches online and skip buying this dvd.