wrestlemania 17 highlights my way

Regal’s mouth is bleeding. The best part of this by far was the banter with Bobby Heenan and Gene Okerlund. Video Package: The Undertaker vs. Vince goes under the ring and throws four garbage cans in the ring. Vince knees Shane in the midsection a few times and taunts him. Undertaker hits a big Chokeslam and covers. It was then that Trish Stratus rolled Linda McMahon out ringside. Test goes for a full nelson bomb, but Guerrero low blows him behind the referee’s back. Austin takes him down and wildly punches away at the cut before choking him. Guerrero sends him into the ropes and jumps on his back with a sleeper hold. Paul Heyman says, “This is the dawning of a new era the likes of which we have never seen before.” Austin and McMahon walk off while replays are shown of the final moments of this match. Regal, by the way, was the commissioner of the WWF at the time. Undertaker scoops Triple H up and hits a powerslam. While I'm not on the "LIMP BIZKIT IS THE WORST" bandwagon, this was one of the worst popular songs in history. Our latest retro live blog will cover WrestleMania 17, which took place on Sun., April 1, 2001, at Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas and featured The Rock defending the WWF championship against Stone Cold Steve Austin in the night's main event. The Rock grabs Austin and bounces him off the commentary table before bouncing him off the timekeeper’s table. Big Show presses Raven up, but Kane big boots Big Show off the stage through some structure! Vince turned around and she hit him with a nut shot. Dudley Boyz & Hardy Boyz. Jeff is going into it like it is his last match. Austin stomps away at The Rock before Earl Hebner backs him up. Jericho sends Regal to the corner and charges, but Regal moves. Wow! Actually, it may have been one of the best set ups ever. Regal turns him inside out with a German Suplex for another near fall. They circle the ring and lock up before breaking it. I’d have liked to have seen a little more time given, but with 11 matches and this being the first, they probably just wanted to get the crowd going and on to the next. Undertaker signals for the Last Ride Powerbomb. INCREDIBLE! Vince gets in, grabs one, and hits Shane in the head with it. Shane climbs to the top rope. The Goon attacks Earthquake. Triple H charges with the sledgehammer, but Undertaker big boots him down. Stone Cold Steve Austin is shown arriving and entering his locker room. Regal sends him into the ring post again shoulder-first before waving at the crowd. There were some smoke and mirrors to get them through this, but man Triple H was on top of his game – I always thought he was at his absolute peak before his first torn quad – and Undertaker, who looked a little out of shape, hung with him. Undertaker punches away at Triple H. Triple H climbs more platforms to escape, but Undertaker catches him and punches him down. Guerrero punches him back, but Test fights back. Test floors him with a clothesline for a near fall. Toward the end of the match, Stone Cold was busting out Rock Bottoms and Million Dollar Dreams but still, Rock refused to give up. Triple H then beats him down with the chair all over his body. Triple H cracks him in the midsection and back before hitting him in the head with the chair. Austin sends him into the ropes, but Rock catches him with a swinging neckbreaker. Inkhabar. NXT Champion Adam Cole recently retweeted a video of the ‘My Way’ promo from WrestleMania 17, which featured The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin ahead of their main event match for the (then) WWF Championship. Angle throws him out of the ring and bounces him off the barricade. Michael Cole is backstage with Mick Foley. Raven tries to steer the vehicle, but the weight is unbearable and sends it into a wall near some electrical wires. Benoit argues the call with the referee. The Rock punches him, but he has a whip reversed. Jim Ross and Paul Heyman welcome us to the show. Bubba pulls the ladder out from under him. Guerrero punches him, but Test reverses a whip and hits a tilt-a-whirl slam. The Rock covers, but McMahon pulls The Rock off Austin! Kane gets in a golf cart with the referee on the back and drives after them. The Goodfather tags in. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka is shown at WWF New York in Times Square. Kurt Angle was interviewed saying he deserves respect for his win. Angle asks what he means. The WCW wrestlers clap for their boss’ victory. Angle is the best in the WWF. 17 underwent arthroscopic surgery on both his ankles, Fognini has adopted a new mindset highlighted by calm and patience. They do some mat wrestling before ending in a stalemate. Shane clubs Vince before climbing to the top of the security wall and diving off with a clothesline. Benoit attacked him from behind and locked in the Crippler Cross Face. This match was for the women's championship. Adam Pearce won’t be wrestling for the Universal title at Royal Rumble after all. Chyna came out with a firework gun and shot off some pyro at the crowd. Regal grabs the arm and applies an overhead wristlock. That's what Angle was going on about earlier to Edge & Christian, complaining about Benoit tapping him but unofficially. It’s hopeless, so he continues running. Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan, Val Venis, and The Goodfather) Austin puts The Rock on the top rope and hits a superplex. The Rock kicks off the turnbuckles and pins Austin a la Hart and Roddy Piper at WM 8, but Austin kicks out! Josh Morrell 41,427 views. Austin chokes him with the boot before digging his knee into The Rock’s face. Hillbilly Jim then sends Cornette over the top rope to eliminate him. Benoit takes Angle down with a Cripple Crossface. Son of a bitch, I don’t believe this! Undertaker punches Triple H back. Austin hits the ropes and drops an elbow. Trish Stratus is wheeling a catatonic Linda McMahon backstage when Stephanie McMahon stops her. Angle applies a front facelock, but Benoit slides out and applies one of his own. Austin then catapults The Rock head-first into the ring post! Austin punches him over to the barricade, and they go into the crowd. As he was doing so, Linda stood up, seemingly coming out of her trance. They showed Trish Stratus wheeling Linda McMahon into the building. Christian then slams a chair into a chair Bubba is holding, taking him out. Stephanie runs to the back. Angle goes for another, but Benoit counters with a short-arm clothesline. They interviewed some Australian folks in the crowd. Angle bounces Benoit off the corner and punches him down. Kane and Big Show attack Raven before turning on each other. If they weren’t in Houston, you’d really see that he’s working as the heel in this match. Bradshaw sends him into the ropes and hits a wild back body drop where Goodfather didn’t get up at all and Bradshaw just powered him over. Undertaker then uppercuts him, and Triple H goes through the table. The brawl through the fans. Vince lifts the can up, but Linda rises from her chair! Jim Ross shouts, “Stone Cold is shaking hands with Satan himself! Regal takes the top turnbuckle pad off and sends Jericho shoulder-first into it twice. Trish caught her and they brawled in the ring. Benoit angrily stares at Angle as he goes up the ramp. This was just one of their many matches focused on how technical the two of them are, both with a super over submission finish. Stephanie turns her over and chokes her. "My Way" - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Goodfather hits Tazz with a big back suplex for a near fall. It ended the hottest period in professional wrestling’s history. The crowd went NUTS for this. Jim Ross says he’s surprised Paul Heyman isn’t in it. Undertaker received 16 staples in the head after the last sledgehammer shot. It’s probably the best back to back to back PPV run in WWE history. A great video opens the show featuring WrestleMania’s global reach, narrated by WWF Hall of Famer “Classy” Freddie Blassie. Goodfather sends him into the ropes for a back elbow. Test worked power moves while Eddie frequently put himself in position to distract the referee and allow his buddy, Saturn, to get in and do some damage. Test punches Malenko down. Austin also throws Mark Yeaton away. Amid the sea of fans in Texas, it made for a great visual. Benoit quickly turns over and hooks Angle’s head. McMahon gets in the ring, so The Rock follows him in. Kane scoops Raven up, but Big Show big boots him. Goodfather sends Tazz to the corner, and Tazz again stumbles in. The match was laid out psychologically to focus on Test having such a big size advantage on Guerrero. They got more and more physical as the match went along, laying into each other like it was a blood feud. Kane chokes Raven with the garden hose and throws him through a plate glass window! To hell with good guys and bad, this is a brawl and the referee was in the way. Austin keeps the hold applied for a few more seconds, as this is a No Disqualification Match. Austin walks around him and continues to kick away at The Rock’s head. Lita removes her shirt in celebration and turns into a 3D from the Dudley Boyz! I'm not entirely sure what the hell he was going on about. Angle goes for a takedown, but Benoit turns him over and tries for the Crippler Crossface again. Still not a bad match, but below what I would expect from Eddie Guerrero. The Rock hangs him out over the apron, goes outside, and elbows him in the chest a few times. Shane backs up and spears Vince before punching away at him. Big Show had Raven up over his head like he was going to throw him off the stage when Kane hit him with a big boot and they both went crashing through some weird set up. It’s probably the hottest crowd for a WrestleMania Main Event in history in terms of sustained reaction. Christian retrieves the titles to win the match! Kane throws a garbage can on Big Show and bounces him onto a crate. I'll say this: I refuse to let the disappointment of Austin's initial heel turn (by the way, once he found his groove I think he did some of his best work as a heel in 2001) take away from the awesomeness of the story told with this main event on April Fools 2001. Vince McMahon in a Street Fight Guerrero attacks Test as he goes outside, but Test fights back. Edge and Christian pull the 20-foot ladder into the ring and set it up under the titles. Vince punches away at Shane in the corner and chokes him. Kevin Kelly is backstage with Kurt Angle. Jericho chops the chest and drops him on the barricade. Vince gets in Foley’s face before slapping Shane. Guerrero quickly gets up and punches at him. What the hell? Vince tells Trish to remember to bring Linda out when Shane is completely immobile. 10:44. Chyna then sits back and covers Ivory with her elbows on her nonchalantly for the win. Austin is incensed and curses up a storm. It got really good when the referee took a bump that was choreographed to the max. Chyna celebrates with the WWF Women’s Championship and walks off with the title above her head. As Big Show gets to ringside, Kane press slams Raven out of the ring into him. Starting off with mat wrestling… just genius. Going blow-by-blow for these retro live blogs is problematic to say the least, so I'll hit you up with quick recaps while we all enjoy the show together. Triple H goes outside the ring and throws timekeeper Mark Yeaton over the barricade. They were going at it in the crowd after the first minute. I can't do it justice. Chris Benoit… even these 65,000 bull riding, beer-bellied Texas yee-haws know he will never tap out to him. Ivory was strong early but Chyna took control fairly quick and never let up. Shane then peppers Vince with some stiff jabs. Jericho hits a reverse elbow and goes for a Lionsault, but Regal gets the knees up. WWE 2K16 – WrestleMania 31 Highlights (1) Venis ducks a clothesline and goes for a running cross-body block, but Bradshaw catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Jericho forearms him down and goes to the second rope for a missile dropkick to pick up a two count. That is not hyperbole. Great stuff. This was a triple threat match for the Hardcore championship. Vince points at Linda and says he’s going to give her son some more. D-Von goes to the top rope and hits the “WHASSUP” head-butt to Edge’s groin. Austin pulls himself up, and The Rock punches away at him. Naturally, Undertaker stepped forward because the two had never had a singles match at a pay-per-view. Vince says if you want shocking then tonight, you’ll get shocking… he guarantees it. Overall lots of fun. Gang then eliminates Hayes. The Hardy’s take Christian down and set up ladders at opposite corners. The Rock goes outside and grabs the ring bell. That one moment will live with me forever and is always one of the things that comes to my mind when someone asks why I still watch. They tussle into the walls before driving each other through a wall into another room! Edge quickly leaps up and clotheslines him off the ladder. Kim Chee is trying to wrangle Kamala. The event was the first WrestleMania held in the state of Texas. Mike’s Thoughts: What an incredible match. The Rock’s arm doesn’t drop a third time. The idea here was a bunch of old wrestlers who worked ridiculous gimmicks were involved in a battle royal. Edge then leaps off the 20-foot ladder and SPEARS Jeff all the way down to the canvas! Earthquake attacks Kamala, but Kamala comes back and throws Earthquake out of the ring. Footage is shown from WWF Axess the day before. In fact, many of the wrestlers that participated in Wrestlemania 17 put on the matches of their careers. Trish Stratus then wheels Linda McMahon down to ringside. Austin gets him to his feet, flips him off, and goes for a Stone Cold Stunner. Well screw you!” Big Show grabs Kane by the throat and says he’s giving him a Showstopper on the floor. Mike’s Thoughts: They weren’t given much time for this match (and Tazz had a TON of trouble with his footwork in this one), but it was fun while it lasted. They slowly circle the ring and lock up. I loved the first angle where he chokeslams him into nothingness and you don’t see anything. Angle covers, but Benoit kicks out. The finish saw Undertaker pick Triple H up for the Last Ride but as he was doing so, "The Game" grabbed the sledgehammer, unbknownst to "The Deadman", and used it on him right after he was lifted up. Volkoff eliminates Droese. Triple H attacks him with a chair as he comes up. … Vince asks Trish if she doubled up Linda’s dose… he doesn’t want Linda getting too excited. You want action, drama, excitement, storytelling? The U.K. General Election Makes For A Perfect WrestleMania Hype Video WWE Rhyno then gets in the ring and knocks the ladder over, sending Bubba and Matt out of the ring through the four tables at ringside! Elsewhere backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin intensely looks at himself in a mirror before walking off. Even inserting Lita, Spike Dudley, and Rhyno in halfway through didn’t throw it off. The Dudley Boyz then create a four table stack at ringside! Steven Richards goes to speak, but Tazz immediately cuts him off with his entrance. 3:40. 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