15 More of the Best WWE Video Packages of All Time
A few days ago, I made up a little slideshow that highlighted my 15 favorite World Wrestling Entertainment promo/video packages of all time.
Since I got such a positive response from all of you, I decided to do one more edition and I've put together 15 more phenomenal pieces of work courtesy of WWE's production staff.
Some of these you may agree with, while you may not agree with others and others yet you may have never seen.
These are not in any particular order. Without further ado, here are my selections for my top 15 video packages of all time.
WWF Desire: Triple H
How I forgot to put this on the first list is beyond me!
So I decided to make it the first entree on this edition!
In May 2001, Triple H went down with what at the time people considered a career-ending injury. Triple H proved them wrong, and this video documents it.
The addition of U2's "Beautiful Day" makes it such a dramatic video.
Elimination Chamber (SummerSlam 2003)
Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Triple H competed in the second ever Elimination Chamber match, only nine months after the first took place.
Every man who competed in this match is a bonafide future Hall of Famer (minus HBK since he's already in).
The match itself was very good, and the rampage that Goldberg went on was insane. Here's the clip!
Undertaker vs. Randy Orton (Armageddon 2005)
I miss Orton as "The Legend Killer." It was such a great gimmick that gave him so many different avenues for storylines and rivalries. One of his best feuds during that time was with The Undertaker, their epic encounters spanned almost an entire year. This match was a pure classic.
"The End is Here" is the perfect choice for the video song.
Triple H vs. Randy Orton (WrestleMania 25)
It seems like a lot of people thought this match was a big letdown.
I think that it was a very good match in hindsight. It's just that after Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, nothing could top that.
The build-up to this battle was perfect with Orton going after Triple H's family. What Orton did is exactly what Triple H would have done 10 years previously.
Shane McMahon vs. Kane (Survivor Series 2003)
I don't care if Shane is a part-time wrestler or that he only had a job at first because of his family. He is hands down one of my favorite performers of all time. This man is crazy! He took risks and bumps that most full-time performers would never think about doing. He never had to do any of this, and he did it because he loved the business.
His feud with Kane was a very interesting one. Shane always had a history of going after the bigger guy and defending his family (specifically Linda), and this was no exception.
Watch the video and enjoy!
The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley (WrestleMania 2000)
Aside from the Triangle Ladder Match, it seems like WrestleMania 2000 is the forgotten child out of all the WrestleManias.
Maybe it's because Stone Cold Steve Austin was out with an injury or that Shawn Michaels was still gone.
But to me, it seems like any match that involved Rock, Triple H, Big Show and Mick Foley would be pure gold.
It has been a long time since I've seen this match, so maybe there's something I forgot!
The Rock vs. Chris Jericho (No Mercy 2001)
Chris Jericho and The Rock in their prime. Enough said.
Stone Cold vs. Kane vs. Undertaker (Break Down 1998)
From a storyline perspective, nothing is scarier than when Undertaker and Kane are on the same side. That is, unless your name is Stone Cold Steve Austin.
1998 is without a doubt the best year in wrestling history and this promo shows why.
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (Unforgiven 2003)
Man, did this two duke it out back in the day?
Something tells me they legitimately didn't like one another, even back then.
Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg (WrestleMania XX)
Imagine what this match could have been like if both men actually cared!
Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, arguably two of the baddest men in wrestling history going at it at WrestleMania with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the referee.
Nothing can go wrong, right?
Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania 25)
I don't think any match will ever top this at WrestleMania for a long time, and that's all I have to say about that.
DX vs. the McMahon's (SummerSlam 2006)
Whether you loved the new version of DX or hated them, you cannot deny that they defiantly had their fair share of funny moments. This promo highlights some of them.
Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley (BackLash 2004)
This was the feud that put Randy Orton on the top. If there was any legend who could help put Orton over as a legitimate threat, it was Mick Foley.
Their match at BackLash 2003 was one of the best matches I've ever seen. Not in terms of technical wrestling, but in terms of entertainment. Mick Foley put Orton over huge. Randy Orton also learned how much it hurts to land on thumbtacks.
John Cena vs. Edge (Unforgiven 2006)
This was such a good feud. It was Superman vs. Lex Luthor.
Edge reminded me of a new version of Shawn Michael circa 1997.
John Cena back in 2006 was still one of the hottest character in the business and was loved by everyone.
Their match at Unforgiven was gold.
Bonus #1: The Miz "Hate Me Now" (WrestleMania 27)
This video worked perfectly for Miz. He called himself "The Greatest WWE Champion of All Time!" In this video, he compares himself to all the great WWE champions while showing clips of how he got started and rose to the top, despite the fact people believed he should have been a joke because of his past.
Bonus #2: Macho Man Randy Savage's Tribue
Last year, the saddest day in professional wrestling was when Randy Savage died. He was one of the very few wrestlers who was universally loved. How could you ever say anything bad about him?
I've heard stories about how when people went backstage after events, the one person who always stayed around and chatted with every fan was Macho Man.
The day Vince finally puts Macho Man into the Hall of Fame will be a waste because he won't be there to accept the honor in person.
Bonus #3: Eddie Guerrero Official Tribute
Eddie Guerrero's death was probably the most unexpected death in wrestling history. He was still going strong and looked unstoppable. Then, one day he was just gone.
This tribute video is better than I could ever describe it.
Thank you for taking the time to make it this far in the article!
The fact that you haven't exited out yet means you appreciate these videos as much as I do.
There's not much more that I can say, so until next time!