Where’s Jason? Jason has a new work project that is going to take him away from WrestleMania 30 for 30. But that’s where Draven comes in. Draven has tremendous knowledge of the product and we shouldn’t miss a beat.
We covered the following on this WrestleMania XV podcast:
– Pros and cons of Vince Russo during this time frame
– A break down of the Monday Night War ratings in 1998 into 1999
– A look at what hurt WCW
– The terrible higher power angle
– A look at a lot of the Attitude era super stars
– WrestleMania XV review in full detail
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If you missed our introduction which mentions how we rated the matches and which ones just missed the top 25, check it out now.
We are counting down the top 25 greatest matches of Wrestlemania and we’re starting with match 25 on our list.
25. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock – Wrestlemania XV
Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock would go on to have better matches. In fact, two of them would be at two of the next four Wrestlemanias. But that doesn’t mean that this match doesn’t deserve its place on the list. It was a pure out and out slobber knocker as JR and Jerry Lawler would go on to say. The finish was a bit overbooked as there were two ref bumps and Vince McMahon and Mankind both figured into the outcome. But if you heard the crowd pop, they didn’t care. Austin and Rock showed some early magic and after shunning The Rock Bottom, Austin hit the stunner and the Rock looked up at the lights. Vince McMahon’s face after the match was over was priceless.
Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin
24. Triple H vs. The Undertaker – Wrestlemania X-Seven
Big D says:
This was an interesting match because a huge portion of the super hardcore fans weren’t looking forward to it despite it being two of the best workers ever. The build-up began shortly after No Way Out and it was simple – “You never beat me, stop talkin’ trash.”
Prior to the match, a lot of wrestling journalists such as Dave Meltzer thought this would be the perfect match for Taker to lose his streak in. Triple H was hot off a big win over Austin in the 3 stages of Hell match and was set to feud with Stone Cold after this show and through the summer, but Taker ended up getting the duke.
I remember the match going on second to last and it being a tremendous back and forth match with the highlights being Triple H using a sledgehammer to pop Taker mid-powerbomb, Taker choke slamming Trips over a balcony, and Taker winning with the Tombstone Piledriver.
Winner: The Undertaker