Toto, we aren't in Kansas anymore. That's right, the WWE invades the Emerald City for the 19th installment of the springtime Sports Entertainment Classic. We are treated to such contests as HBK crushing Y2J, Hogan drawing first blood on Mr. McMahon, and the very last dance between Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock. Trust me, you aren't going to want to miss this one. Settle in and grab a cup of java. It's time for ManiaMania 19!
Do you smell what the Rock is cooking, eh? Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you, Hoser? These are just some of the questions that were answered in Toronto as WrestleMania spent it's 18th birthday north of the border. We are treated to a match between two of the biggest names in the history of the business, and the Canadians loved it. We also see Stone Cold stun Scott Hall, Edge smash Booker T, and the Undertaker bury Ric Flair. All this and so much more. Get ready, Mooseheads! It's time for ManiaMania X8!
Houston, we have a classic! The two brightest stars collide in the main event of what some have called the 'best WrestleMania ever'. This card is jam packed from top to bottom with WWE Hall of Famers in almost every match. Over 67,000 people packed in to the Astrodome to watch their bionic redneck hero return to his rightful place on top of the WWF mountain, only to be ashamed as he turned heel right in front of their very eyes. They also go to witness the TLC 2, Taker taking on HHH, and a bunch of Legends taking their sweet-ass time getting to the ring. They say everything is bigger in Texas. Let's see if 'they' are right. Saddle up for ManiaMania X-Seven!
You like tables? We got some tables for ya? Oh, that's not enough? How about some ladders? There you go. That should entertain you. Oh, that is still not good enough, you greedy bastard? Fine, here are some chairs! I hope you are happy now!
Chances are, after watching the TLC match at Wrestlemania 2000, you are very happy. 6 top performers risk their career in a match that defined the genre. Every match since this one has been trying to top it. Oh, that's not enough for you? Maybe a Cat Fight between Terri and The Kat will entice you, perv. Still not good enough? How about a Four-way Elimination match for the Heavyweight title? Just listen to the damn show already. Push play on ManiaMania 2000.
What is only one thing that could make ManiaMania better? YOU! In this episode we debut viewer email questions and comments into our format, and it adds quite a bit to the discussion. What do people think of the new Hardcore phase that WWF is in? Is this version of the Undertaker gimmick the worst? We answer these two specific questions, and at least two more. We also talk about Stone Cold cheating the Rock, Shane-o-mac being crazy, and Butterbean knocking Bart Gunn the fuck out. Ring the bell, it's time for ManiaMania XV!
The baddest man on the planet meets the world's toughest S.O.B. in a collision of two of the most notorious sports personalities of the 90's at Wrestlemania XIV. Set up to be the biggest PPV of all time, 'Iron' Mike Tyson lent his reputation to the WWF to get the eyes of the world on the passing of the torch to Steve Austin. This card is filled with WWE Hall of Famers at the top of their game. Taker and Kane collide. HHH breaks Hart, LOD eliminate everybody, and the Rock survives Shamrock in a battle of rocks. So much to talk about, so let's get to it. Welcome to ManiaMania XIV!
The genre's biggest stage hosts one of the art forms biggest matches. The instant classic "I quit" match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin in front of 18,000 rabid Chicago fans, saw two of the greatest execute one of the most significant double turns of all time. This match launched "Stone Cold" Steve Austin on a trajectory that would establish the infamous "Attitude" Era and propel him to a star status that had not yet been reached in sports entertainment. Other things happen. Chyna does some shakin', the Rock is only Maivia, and the Undertaker gets his crown. So much to talk about, so little time. Welcome to ManiaMania 13!
An Iron Man Match is not just something Tony Stark uses to start a fire. It's the ultimate in pro wrestling endurance matches. In 1996, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart put on and exhibition for the ages wrestling for 1 hour and then overtime to determine who would be the WWF World Heavyweight Champion. Terry and Jua dissect this match as well as the rest of the card which includes a Stone Cold and Vega scrap, The Ultimate Warrior selling nothing but tickets, and the most well catered Hollywood Backlot Brawl in history. Get in on this! It's ManiaMania XII!
Lawrence Taylor. 10 time NFL All Pro, 2 time Super Bowl Champion, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now WrestleMania WINNER! That's right, times are lean for the WWF in 1995, and the are using every gimmick and celebrity they can find to make you buy this event. There are some bright spots though. Razor Ramon is in fine form against Jeff Jarrett, Taker crushes King Kong, and Diesel launches HBK. But if you happen to be playing a board game where you have to link Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then this is your lucky day. Settle in and enjoy ManiaMania XI.
No Hogan, no problem! WrestleMania X will go down as one of the best installments in the event's history because there is not one, but two classic matches on the card. The ladder match between Razor and HBK was an instant classic, but don't skip the first match of the night between Owen and Bret. The Hart brothers put on a wrestling clinic that has one member of our panel calling it the "Match of the Night". Other highlights include Yoko bombing Lex, Savage splashing Crush, Bam Bam dinking Doink. Enjoy ManiaMania X!