1.[MITB] CHRISTIAN VS FINLAY VS CM PUNK VS MARK HENERY VS SHELTON BENJAMIN VS KANE VS MVP VS KOFI KINGSTON-as with every Mania this match was good and nothing but fun. That is all this match is meant to be really while at the same time put some one over. Of course there are numerous high spots and every one here gets in some good moments. I wouldn't say this is the best MITB match ever but like the others it is good. Good opener with Punk being the first man ever to win back to back MITB matches.
2.25 DIVA BATTLE ROYAL-all I can say about this is HILARIOUS, just check this out and you will know what I ma talking about.
3.CHRIS JERICHO VS RICKY STEAMBOAT, JIMMY SNUKA, RODDY PIPER-three of the all time greats go up against another all time great. All three men do what they can but Snuka is the first to go as he taps to the walls of Jericho. Shortly after that Piper is eliminated, Piper is still one of my favorites ever. Now I have to say that if you are not impressed by Steamboat here then you are not watching what I watched. The Dragon puts on a great performance for a Legend, in fact unlike any Legend really. Although Y2J pins him after a code breaker he still put on a great show. Afterwards Y2J is dropped by Mickey Rourke, I would like to point out that MMA Legend FRANK SHAMROCK was sitting right next to Rourke on his left.
4.[EXTREME RULES]MATT HARDY VS JEFF HARDY-this is a pretty good extreme rules match as the brothers go right at each other. They waste no time going for the weapons and trying to really hurt one another. Jeff takes a big chance and it does not pay off, Matt though takes advantage and ends it. He hits a twist of fate while Jeff's head is inside a fold up chair. I was so happy that Matt won this since I have always preferred him over Jeff.
5.[I-C TITLE]JBL VS REY MYSTERIO-I have to say I am a fan of JBL because the guy is hilarious. He shows how as well here with his opening mic time as he addressed us Texans. After that he attacks Rey once he gets to the ring, which by the way Rey's Joker influenced ring attire was great. Any way he attacks him before the bell to get the early advantage, things turn though once the bell rings. Rey wins the title easily after his 619 and such, what happened afterwards upset me though.
6.SHAWN MICHAELS VS THE UNDERTAKER-ah yes the match that every one wanted to see and for good reason. The battle of two Texans right here in Texas and two legends at the same time. The entrances for this match are legendary to say the least. HBK coming from up high in white like he was sent from heaven. The Undertaker emerges from the depths like he is from, well I am sure you know. This match is honestly one of the greatest matches ever and possibly the greatest Mania match ever. It really is that good and everything else does not compare on the card, this was an instant classic. I can't even begin to explain how great this match is but the story that was told was brilliant. My boy fell at the hands of Taker on this night but they both won in my opinion because they made sure we won in getting to witness it.
7.[WORLD TITLE]EDGE VS BIG SHOW VS JOHN CENA-the storyline going into this one revolved around a love triangle. That triangle included Vickie, Big Show and of course Edge. Cena got involved and was the one that brought the triangle to light. Now as for the match it is not going down as an all time classic but it is entertaining. Cena's show of strength at the end is cool as he pulls off the win for the title. Also Cena's entrance is cool as usual.
8.[WWE TITLE]RANDY ORTON VS TRIPLE H-now while most people hate on this match I will say it is not as bad as most say. I will admit that with these two though it was a little lackluster but not horrible. The storyline going into this was good and had a good build up and this turned into a brawl a bit. The problem here was that the pace was to slow for to long to be honest. Triple H gets the win here but not the best of main events especially after HBK/Taker on this card.
9.[TAG TITLE LUMBERJACK MATCH]THE MIZ & JOHN MORRISON VS CARLITO & PRIMO-now this here was a good match and it is a shame that it was not on the televised card and regulated to the DVD special features. The action here is faced paced with great high spots, plus when is a lumberjack match not fun. Also it was great to see Tommy Dreamer, one of my all time favorites. This match really should have been on the pay-per-view. Carlito and Primo end o up being the first Unified Tag Champs here in a great match.
Also as a special feature they have these cool little videos of each Wrestlemania prior to this one, and then of course you get the Hall of Fame ceremony from that year. Over all this was an ok Mania that while had some good matches it was also a bit of a let down at times. Honestly though I did enjoy it as I always do.
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On March 31, 1985, the WrestleMania legacy was born at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This sold-out event was the origin of what has become the greatest sports-entertainment franchise in American history. In 2009, this franchise will celebrate 25 years This will be the biggest event in company history.
WrestleMania XXV (also known as "The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania") was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on April 5, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event was the 25th event produced under the WrestleMania name and featured wrestlers from all three WWE brands: Raw, SmackDown, and ECW. It was the second WrestleMania to be held in Houston, with the first being WrestleMania X-Seven at the Reliant Astrodome, which was held in 2001.
Eight matches were held on the event's card, which featured a supercard, a scheduling of more than one main bout. The first of these matches was a singles match for the WWE Championship that featured the champion, Triple H, defeating Randy Orton to retain the title. The second was a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship, which saw John Cena defeat the champion, Edge, the other participant in the match, The Big Show, to win the championship. Featured matches on the undercard included The Undertaker versus Shawn Michaels, Jeff Hardy versus Matt Hardy in an Extreme Rules match, Chris Jericho versus the team of ...