I finally wrap up this nostalgic look at WrestleManias from the 80s and 90s! Take at look at WrestleMania: The 80s and WrestleMania: The 90s, Part I. And be sure to check out my WrestleMania XXV Predictions!
This was the first PPV I ever ordered, so I was extremely excited about it even though I had Todd Pettingill on my screen. I tried to be kind to it at the time, just because it was my first PPV & WrestleMania, but in my heart, I knew it wasn’t very good. But hey, would do you expect from a show built around LT vs. Bam Bam Bigelow?
Best Match: Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels. Not really a great match in itself, but the best of this mediocre bunch. I always found it hilarious Pro Wrestling Illustrated gave it the 1995 Match of the Year Award. Even WCW did tons of matches that blew this one away during that year.
Worst Match: Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund (“I Quit” Match). Wasn’t so much as bad as it was just plain boring. I’m not really sure what they were thinking with how this match was planned out. Really surprised to see such a lackluster effort in a Hart match, especially at Mania.