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The Greatest Spectacular of all time! WMXX!,
This review is from: Wwe: Wrestlemania XX 2004 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The WWE deffinetely succeded in making Wrestlemania XX on March 14th 2004 in Madison Square Garden the most successful PPV of all time, even with some card fillers and no Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart. The 3 Disc Set DVD lasts around 8 hours long with almost 5 hours of it being the actual event which is as follows:
WWE United States Championship Match:
John Cena vs Big Show.
(4/5) This was a typical Wrestlemania opener and both men delivered a good match - Well Done Big Show.
Fatal Four Way WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Booker T and RVD vs The Dudley Boys vs La Resistance vs Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade.
(3.5/5) An alright match which deserved a bigger build up. Some good moves produced but not the best tag match iv'e seen.
Christian vs Chris Jericho.
(4.5-5/5) Excellant match with a surprising ending. One of the best matches on the card and well deserved.
The Rock and Sock Connection vs Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista.
(4.5-5/5) Another outstanding match by all men with some funny moments. It was well worth Mick Foley returning to wrestle after 4 years and The Rock after almost 1 year. The encounter could have done wiyh some blood and weapons though.
Playboy evening Gown Match:
Torrie Wilson and Sable vs Stacy Kiebler and Miss Jackie.
(2.5/5) for wrestling and (5/5) for everything else. Wow this deffinetely didn't dissapoint.
WWE 10 Man Cruiserweight Open Championship Match:
Included Cruiserweights like Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and Chavo Guerrero etc.
(4.5/5) Sperb and the best cruiserweight match ever with lots of risk taking moves. The match was a bit too short though.
Inerpromotional match: Special Referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Brock Lesner vs Goldberg.
(3.5/5) A big dissapointment to a match that was built up the most and the origional contender for the main event. You saw there main moves though which is something. Best part was Austins actions and the crowds reaction of which i was part of. The two wrestlers havn't been in the WWE since so it's an historic match still as they are unlikely to return.
Fatal Four Way WWE Tag Team Championship:
Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty vs APA vs The Bashams vs Shelton Benjamen and Charlie Haas.
(3.5/5) Quite a good short match actually with not enough build up again. Ignore the crowds non reaction during this - they were still pissed off.
WWE Womens Championship:
Molly Holly vs Victoria.
(4/5) Boy these women can wrestle, but who cares Molly had to be shaved bald which was a (5/5) Wrestlemania moment.
WWE Championship Match:
Kurt Angle vs Eddie Guerrero.
(5/5) Great match by two great athletes. It was quite technical aswell - what a mania match.
The Undertaker with Paul Bearer vs Kane.
(4.5/5) for wrestling and (5/5) for the return of the taker which will stay in every ones minds for years to come. This was one of the biggest reactions of all time. The match would have been better with a stipulation and more high impact moves and resiliance by kane but still was fantastic.
Triple Threat WWE World Heavyweight Championship (No Disqualifications):
Triple H vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Benoit.
(5/5*) In my eyes the best match of the night and the greatest of all time. The fans deffinetely left the arena happy. The Backlash rematch was a cheap rip off by the way.
Overall i give the card (5/5) and deserves it respectfully.
The DVD extras also are the best ever produced by the WWE with two feature length documentary. I give the extras also (5/5).
I highly reccomend WWE Wrestlemania XX on DVD (not the cut down version on video). This event and Wrstlemania 17 and 19 are the best PPV's in WWE History and this is what you call history as Wrestlemania XX also featured the 2004 Hall of Fame Class and Vine Mcmahon even thanked the fans. The beginning entry promo was also brilliant as you saw Vince, Shane and his new baby Mcmahon together smiling. The ending was also perfect as it aall begins again.
Thankyou for reading my review and i hope you found it helpful.