Random wrasslin: Wrestlemania 25

Wrestlemania 25
April 5th, 2009

Wrestlemania 25 is a bit of a black sheep in the world of PPVs. For the year of 2009, it was considered the biggest disappointment. However, I think people need to have a second look at it, because it’s actually really fucking good.

Money In The Bank: CM Punk vs. Kofi Kingston vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Finlay vs. Christian
Duration: 14:24
From the get go, people get it wrong. In my opinion, this is the greatest Money In The Bank to date. It was non-stop action from beginning to end, and it was packed with a ton of great spots. From Shelton running up 3 ladders, Kofi climbing while Mark held it, to everyone taking their turns leaping from the turnbuckle. A lot of folks really underrated this one, and I think it deserves a second look. It was just all out and aggressive, and a great way to open the show.
Rating: * * * * 1/2th

25 Diva Battle Royal
This was a shame. I’ve only seen the DVD of WM25,  there’s no Kid Rock show, so I didn’t understand why there was no entrances. It would have been nice to give Sunny, Molly Holly, and Torrie Wilson the recognition that they deserve.
DUD

3-On-1 Handicap Elimination Match: Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat w/ Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho
Duration: 8:23
Geez. Could they have found worst mobile Legends if they tried? Piper is a fucking embarrassment in the ring, same with Snuka. Thank God for Steamboat, that bad-ass came in and tore the fucking place apart. He honestly took the match from zero stars, to the rating I gave it. Two points of entertainment is Piper’s 1-inch dropkick, and Snuka giving a golf-clap tap-out.
Rating: * * 3/4th

Extreme Rules: Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
Duration: 13:13
This match had a lot more to offer the second time around. One of the highest points was finally seeing someone set between two tables and then put through’em. I always wondered if someone did that, if the first table that broke would come down and stab the person in the middle. But, I guess not. This was a nice, good ol’ fashion brawl. I only wish they could have allowed blood, because it needed it. This was a blood feud. They did a great job with what they had though. Incredible finish though, one of the sickest ever.
Rating: * * * *

Intercontinental Title Match: JBL © vs. Rey Mysterio
Duration: 0:21
It’s the last match of JBL, so it’s awesome for that reason. There isn’t much to say about it, really.
Rating: No Rating

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
Duration: 30:41
Ugh. I don’t understand why everyone loves this match, I really don’t. Shawn & The Undertaker do some average wrestling, then ‘Taker fucks up a dive, then they lay around and do finishers for 15 minutes. I could understand if you watched this live that it would be exciting, but once you know who wins, it’s just boring. People severely over-rate this match.
Rating: * * *

World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge © vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
Duration: 14:21
Now we’re talking. This match was just as great as the triple threat the year prior. This is really Big Show’s bread & butter. He’s a perfect fit in triple threats. The actual wrestlers can wrestle, and Big Show can interject himself here and there to spice things up. A lot of great wrestling here, that’s how you do it.
Rating: * * * * 1/4th

WWE Championship Match: Triple H © vs. Randy Orton
Duration: 23:34
Man, what the hell happened? They have a fantastic history, they’ve torn the house down on multiple occasions, and they had one of the greatest build ups ever for this match. Then…well, then they went out there and had a 5 minute Raw match for 20 minutes. It just didn’t have the ferocity that it needed. I mean, they didn’t need an Extreme Rules match, because the they stole the show together in the 4-way bout at Backlash 2008. Once JBL & Cena were gone, they kicked serious ass. The Last Man Standing they had at No Mercy was fucking incredible, so was the 3 way at Wrestlemania 24. So, this was just a misfire, unfortunately on the biggest stage of the year.
Rating: * *

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~ by Caliber Winfield on May 4, 2010.

One Response to “Random wrasslin: Wrestlemania 25”

  1. Glad to see someone else saw Undertaker/Michaels for what it was. A finisher-swapping fest.. which it seems like all WWE matches are these days. That divas match was a travesty– even when you could see the entrances during Kid Rock’s performance, you couldn’t tell who anybody was. I’m not sure why they thought a Kid Rock performance would be better than just giving the divas proper introductions. This might be a great PPV if you just cut it down to the Money in the Bank, the 3-on-1 handicap, Jeff vs. Matt, maybe Rey/JBL for the hell of it, and the triple threat. Otherwise, this is just another in a long string of snoozefest Wrestlemanis.

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