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My Favourite WrestleMania Moment? *Win £25*

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  1. Kam

    Kam Administrator Administrator

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    As part of the Talk Wrestling Online Wrestlemania Celebrations you could win £25 by replying to this thread along with your post being published on Wrestling 101.com!

    Just what is your favourite WrestleMania moment? Reply below giving details of the WrestleMania moment along with why you consider it to be your favourite WrestleMania moment of all time.

    I'll be selecting three winners on Friday 3rd April 2009.

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    Any registered members on the forum including staff, except me.

    Those of you outside the UK can enter as long as your able/happy with the below...

    How will be money be sent out?

    Money will be paid via Paypal only. The only other alternative I can offer is gift vouchers from an online store (Amazon etc) for the same amount. I will be giving money out in pounds so if you do live abroad you will get the equivalent of that amount in your currency.

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  2. Claw

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    April 1st 2007,

    Wrestlemania 23 had a moment that I'll probaly always remember. It was during the Money in the bank ladder match. The competitors were Mr.Kennedy, Edge, King Booker, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Finlay,CM Punk, and Randy Orton. The moment took place about halfway through the match. Matt Hardy was working on Edge outside the ring while Jeff Hardy was setting up a ladder so he could grab the briefcase. But Matt Hardy had a ladder too. He layed the ladder so that is was on the ring and the security wall. He layed Edge down on it. By that time Jeff was already close to the top. But then Matt called out to him. He told Jeff to not get the briefcase and get Edge. Like usual Jeff listened to his brother. Jeff jumped off the top of the ladder and landed on Edge, who was still lying on the ladder below. So Jeff broke the ladder with that dive and ended the night for both him and Edge. Mr. Kennedy went on to win the match.

    It's memorable to me because of
    1. Jeff Hardy broke the ladder and almost broke Edge in half.
    2. Jeff made a stupid move of not getting the briefcase. It really caught up with him in the long run because how many WWE titles and/or World heavyweight titles has he had? One?
     
  3. Da Showstoppa

    Da Showstoppa New Member

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    For me: Wrestlemania XII. Shawn Michaels kneeling in the ring, looking down at the WWF Championship belt that he'd just won. It was the cementing of HBK as a major player in wrestling, something I had waited for since I got into WWF/E in 1992. The fact he finally overcame his nemesis Bret Hart for it was the icing on the cake.
     
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    My favourite memory of Wrestlemania would be going to see Wrestlemania 18 at Skydome in Toronto.

    What a night. We got the tickets from a friend who had some connections so we had fantastic seats about 8 rows back from the stage. The excitement in the arena was unbelievable. Almost everyone who was anyone was there that night, Hogan, Rock, Austin, HHH, Taker, Kane, Flair and Diamond Dallas Page. They really played to the Canadian crowd by having Edge, Christian on the card with Chris Jericho featured in the main event.

    Every match was better than the next and the Hardcore Title which was under the 24/7 rules changed hands at least 3-4 times, if I remember correctly, with Test losing it has he left the arena. When they showed that on the Jumbotron the over 69,000 in attendance went nuts.

    The biggest surprise of the night was when the Rock and Hogan were introduced. I assumed that everyone would be behind the Rock, but Hogan definitely got the biggest pop of the two. The main event was HHH against Jericho/Stephanie McMahon. We were all disappointed when Jericho lost but it was one hell of an evening and one I’ll never forget.

    I found out later that it was in a way a historic PPV, as it was the last time a PPV was held under the old WWF logo. Next time Wrestlemania comes to Toronto, I’ll be there again.
     
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    I know its a cliché to say it but Hogan slamming Andre at Wrestlemania III is my fave Wrestlemania moment and that is because it was the first 'big' moment in wrestling I ever saw. I was only about 5 years old and hadn't seen a PPV before then the local shop started selling VHS's of Wrestlemania, Survivor Series and Summerslam so I saved my money together and bought Wrestlemania II & III.

    I watched III first for some reason I forget now and was really enjoying the undercard as I hadn't seen much WWF programming just the odd Saturday Nights Main Event and then it came to the main event and I was stunned by it, being so young really helped that as I was far less cynical and much more easily amazed at the size of Andre.

    During the match when Hogan tried to slam Andre but hurt his back due to the weight of the giant I was holding my breath and cheering Hogan on like mad and when ever Andre was on the attack I would boo and call for Hogan to get up, like all kids do I guess.

    Then came the end of the match, 'the slam heard around the world' as it became known (although I found out much later it wasn't the first time Andre had been slammed), as soon as Hogan went for the slam I still remember getting to my feet and shouting my lungs out as he lifted the giant up and slammed him down. After that moment I didn't care what else happened in the match, I was just marking out too hard

    That moment set me on a life long love of wrestling, and for that reason will always be my favourite moment deep down as it keeps the innocent little kid alive in me and reminds me of what its like to be truly amazed by wrestling.
     
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    Hogan and Rock standing face-to-face and nose-to-nose at the start of their Wrestlemania X8 match is my ultimate Wrestlemania moment. For me, it encapsulated everything that Wrestlemania is meant to represent in a single shot.

    A close second is The Ultimate Warrior pinning Randy Savage, with a foot to the chest, at the end of their Wrestlemania VII "Loser Must Retire" contest.
     
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    Laffy Wales forever!!!

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    Benoit and Eddie hugging centre of the ring. Is my favourite moment. Having invested and believed in both wrestlers it was great to see Benoit get the big one after years of hard work and dedication. The look of elation was magical and when they embraced you could see what it meant to both wrestlers. I will never forget that moment and as much as WWE want to erase it from history it was one of the few times that wrestling made me cry.
     
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    King Well-Known Member Forum Leader

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    My favourite WrestleMania moment has to be Austin winning the belt at WM14.

    Not the greatest match ever, hell not even the greatest Mania match ever but I think it was probably the most important ever.It was the start of the attitude era and the WWF needed a star and by God did they get one.

    If you look back at it now I don't think anyone could have seen how big Austin was going to get but one thing for sure is after that night you knew you saw it comming.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan TWO Hall of Fame Member

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    My favourite Wrestlemania Moment.

    Ask a wrestling fan for two "controversial" names in the world of wrestling and somewhere in the responses you will hear the names, Randy Savage an Ultimate Warrior, I dare say you'll hear both names more than once. However, for all the controversy surrounding both guys, and for all the criticism both guys get, on March 24th 1991, these two guys, along with two of the leading females figures in professional wrestling, created one of the most magical moments in the world of professional wrestling, and my personal favourite Wrestlemania moment.

    Wrestlemania 7 was headlined by Hulk Hogan vs. the Iraqi sympathizer, Sgt. Slaughter, but the night belonged to The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage, as they battled in a "Retirement Match". Macho, along with Sensational Sherri had engaged in a bitter feud with Warrior, stemming from Savage costing Warrior his WWF Championship at the 1991 Royal Rumble, when Savage interfered in the match, attacking Warrior, and ultimately smashing a septor over his head, allowing Slaughter to get the victory.
    So the match was set, and you knew something special was going to happen, when Warrior came to the ring, not because he came running a million miles an hour, but because he walked to the ring, he WALKED TO THE RING! To me that emphasised the importance of the match, people often criticise Warrior for his lack of in ring psychology, but that night, whether it was his choice or someone elses, he hit the nail on the head.
    The match itself was amazing, in my eyes easily Warrior’s best match of his career, for me, much better than his match with Hogan a year earlier. I really don’t want to spoil the actual match itself for anyone who has never seen it; I’ll just say that both men delivered on every level possible.

    The match was great, no arguments, but what over shadowed it, and rightfully so, was the aftermath, which saw Randy Savage go from being one of the most hated figures of the time, to becoming one of the most popular stars on the roster, without even opening his mouth and uttering a word to the fans. Savage’s valet, Sherri brutally attached Savage after the match, leading to Savage’s former wife, Miss. Elizabeth running to the ring from the crowd, and saving Macho from the clutches of the manic Sherri. Then in the most beautifully booked segment in WWE history, Savage and Elizabeth reunited, I think it could easily be described as one of the most emotional booked moments in WWE history, yet alone, Wrestlemania history. Vince McMahon, and his crew, often get criticised for a lot of stuff they produce, and rightfully so, but that night, all parties involved , including the bookers , talent, and even the fans, for embracing the moment, made Wrestlemania magic, and subsequently created my favourite Wrestlemania moment.

    It easy to be cynical, and its easy not to appreciate wrestling for what it is, for me, it’s about escapism, and becoming involved in larger than life angles, with larger than life characters, and wanting to cheer and boo them, and that was what that moment was about, and for me, it made me care, and its often hard to make wrestling fans care.
     
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    My favorite Wrestlemania moment was when Ric Flair had a standing ovation, after his retirement match against Shawn Michaels. Ric Flair gave it everything he had in the match, and after the match, when he got the standing ovation, you could see that he really enjoyed his in ring career, and that he was sad to see it end. Also, by having been inducted into the Hall of Fame the night before, it made the perfect end to the in ring career of one of the true legends of wrestling. The only way that it would have been even better, was if Ricky Steamboat or Sting were to retire him, but as it stands, it was one of the best Wrestlemania moments of all time. I don't think I've ever seen a better Wrestling send off, and I doubt that Ric Flair's will be topped.
     
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    My favorite Wrestlemania moment was Stone Cold Steve Austin siding with Vince McMahon at the end of Wrestlemania 17 during his match with The Rock. Wrestlemania 17 is widely regarded as the best Wrestlemania of all time with matches such as Taker/HHH, Benoit/Angle and the TLC match with Hardys/Dudleys/Edge and Christian. Despite all these great matches it was Steve Austin vs The Rock that is the match you think of when someone say's Wrestlemania 17.

    Stone Cold and The Rock were the two biggest stars of the time and for that matter the two biggest stars since Hulk Hogan. This match would be for the WWF Championship and the fued centering around Steve Austin doing anything he could to walk out of the Reliant Astrodome with the belt. At the start of the match it was announced that the match would be no DQ, a move that suprised alot of people but it put all the factors in place for the big finish.

    The match was a classic which nearly went 30 minutes, the action went back and forth with the crowd hot in to it mostly behind Austin. As the match was drawing to a close, Vince McMahon made his way to the ring and the wrestling world was about to be changed forever. The Rock hit the people elbow and everyone thought this ist it, The Rock has retained and then Vince McMahon jumps in the ring and pulls The Rock off ofAustin and everyone is still confused as to what has just transpired. It wasn't until McMahon handed Austin the chair, which he proceeded to beat The Rock with that we realised that Stone Cold Steve Austin had joined forces with his arch-nemesis of many years Vince McMahon. Wrestlemania went off the air with Austin and McMahon drinking a beer together after shaking hands, it was an image we though we would never see.

    I would regard this as my favorite moment becuase it epitomised everything I and every other fan around the world love about pro wrestling. It had action, drama, entertainment, athleticism and a mighty supprise. This is indeed to me the WWF/WWE at its peak and i'm just glad I can say I was watching when Austin and McMahon shocked the world.
     
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    There was a young man called Trips,
    with Chyna he did lock lips,
    he's stil in pain yeah
    after he faced Warrior at 'Mania
    thats right the man with damaged hips!








    Thats right, Benoit winning the gold meant the most to me at the time, but as I go on I appreciate HHH getting squashed so much more, as I hope my little limerick tells. :D
     
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    This sounds like an odd favourite moment, but for me it would have to be during the TLC2 match at Wrestlemania 17 when Rhyno pushed over the ladder which Bubba Ray Dudley and Matt Hardy were standing on, causing the two men to crash through the tables on the floor. Even when i watch that moment almost 8 years later i still get the same "woooah" feeling as i did back then, everything about that spot went so right and it looked so awesome! That match is one of my all-time favourites and Wrestlemania 17 was my first and favourite ever Wrestlemania.
     
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    My favourite Wrestlemania moment was at Wrestlemania 22.

    ECW was dead, and hardcore wrestling was becoming a thing of the past tainted by the WWE's comical Hardcore division that a dried up years earlier. Up stepped Edge and Hardcore legend Mick Foley. Foleys match the previous year with Randy Orton was off the charts and was not something I expected to see topped.

    But Edge and Foley gave it their all in this match, they destroyed their bodies for their wrestlemania moment which has to be one of the greatest wrestlemania moments ever, Edge spearing Mick Foley off the apron through a flaming table. They'd had one of the greatest hardcore matches on the grandest stage of them all, and adapted it to have brilliant story telling and keep the fans on the edge of their seat the whole time.
     
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    I've been watching a lot of Mania lately to get in the mood...for the PPV, obviously, and as much as I loved them I still couldnt find anything in Manias 21-24 to compare to what has to still be my favourite Mania moment - the end of Wrestlemania XX.

    It was my first Mania and I was still a mark, 2004 in general still holds a special place in my wrestling heart. Without fully knowing about or appreciating the extent of Benoit's career odyssey, they pushed it, and him, well enough on TV in the build for me to get behind him and want him to win. Ditto for Eddie in a similar way. He was so damn likeable. The build for the WHC with the HBK/HHH feud continuing while Benoit inserted himself into the picture was great, I liked it. The match itself felt like a big match, and it delivered in a huge way, with a perfect finish. I've watched the match probably 10 times by now, and yet I do not fail to get emotional when I watch Benoit's reaction, even post-murders. He and Eddie drowning in a hail of confetti and embracing as the grizzled veterans who had finally, finally done it was just incredible. Just a perfect wrestling moment.
     
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    My favourite Wrestlemania moment, besides the time that Chris Benoit didn't win the World title because he was sh*t, was during the main event of Wrestlemania 22. At that point, I was THE John Cena mark of these here forums and I had only blind hope that he would be able to overcome the undefeatable odds laid in front of him in the human and tangible form of Triple H. Match time came and, after a fantastic sequence of entrances that featured CM Punk playing the role he was born to be cast in (as background noise to make the real stars look as great as they are), the two gladiators took to each other with every punch, every kick, every knee and every other move in their arsenal. The crowd added to the contest with their constant cheering of HHH and their booing of Cena, showing how much they actually cared about him as he laughed all the way to the bank with their ticket money to buy his new car (which debuted at Wrestlemania 23), and Jim Ross was fantastic as always. You can only imagine how bad it would have been had Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman had been given the chance to call it - but they got their wish and ruined the main event two years later. Regardless, after months of struggling, Cena finally locked in the STFU and HHH, against all hopes of the marks and all expectations of the smarks, tapped his beady little whining hand on the canvas and Cena was declared victorious as was his right to be.

    An emotional rollercoaster and far better than anything involving a murderer.
     
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    My favourite Mania moment has to be from Wrestlemania 4 - the first Wrestlemania I watched back in 1988. Macho Man winning the vacant WWF title in the final of the PPV's tourney by beating Ted Dibiase. Savage had battled through 3 previous opponents - Greg Valentine, Butch Reed and The One Man Gang but all the odds were still against him, seeing as the Million Dollar Man had 'The Eighth Wonder of the World' Andre The Giant in his corner, where as Savage just had Miss Elizabeth in his corner.

    At the time I wasn't a huge fan of Hulk Hogan but it was pretty cool when Liz fetched out the Hulkster to even things out.
    Savage eventually got the win to be crowned the new title holder. Liz was hoisted up onto the champs shoulders and Land of Hope and Glory played. Liz shed a few tears. That is a moment I'll never forget.
    The good guys won and the evil Million Dollar Man didn't get his mits on the gold.
    You don't often get emotion like that in wrestling these days.
     
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    Kam you just dont appreciate the subtle art of poetry. :lol:

    Well done guys. :)
     

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