This is something I have been thinking about over the past few days, so it only seemed natural to share it with all of you.
The following is my dream Wrestlemania card. It may not make sense to some of you and the booking might seem weird but these are matches I would love to see. It will involve wrestlers from the past and present.
All of them in their primes. Some are dead and some are still alive. Some are retired and some are still active.
I will be putting the wrestlers, the match ups, and why I want the match in a paragraph next to the match and, in some cases, the match stipulation. This is just for fun. I have always wanted to do something like this. So I decided to give it a shot.
So without any further ado, here is Scott Keena's Dream Wrestlemania card : (Winners will be in bold in the paragraph describing the match).
Live from Chicago: it's Wrestlemania. Announcers are: Jim Ross and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan:
1. Triple H vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
This one might make you say, "Huh?" For some reason this match appeals to me. Its two guys who have a body of work that are great and two guys who have successfully moved between face and heel and done so wonderfully.
I always believed HHH was a better heel while Savage was a better face, so in this match that's how they are booked. I have a 10-15 minute match to open the show that's very good and gets the crowd pumped.
Triple H wins with an assist after his wife Stephanie McMahon comes down and knocks the Macho Man off the top rope (with the ref being convienently distracted by Triple H) just as he goes for his iconic flying elbow drop.
The crowd gives Triple H massive heat and Macho Man high fives all the fans in the front row as his music plays.
2. The Undertaker vs. Andre The Giant (Casket Match)
This match will not provide anything much as far at technique or flashiness, but what it does is take arguably the two most loved and iconic big men in WWE history and make for a moment fans never thought they'd see.
The match goes for about 10 minutes. Andre whips Taker off the ropes when Taker does the unexpected and picks up Andre and delivers a Tombstone Piledriver for the 1-2-3.
The Undertaker wins and his undefeated streak remains intact with another legendary victory on it.
3. Edge and Christian vs. The British Bulldogs
Edge and Christian are my favorite Tag Team ever so of course they have to be in my dream Wrestlemania.
Since Bret is already on the card, I couldn't go with my second favorite team (The Hart Foundation) so in come the British Bulldogs: Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith.
Both of these teams were revolutionary with the things that they did. All four guys are technically gifted and would put on a show that would leave fans dazzled.
Edge and Christian win this one with a con-chair-to as the ref is distracted. It's a great 10 minute tag match that reminds everyone what tag team wrestling is truly about.
4. Chris Jericho vs. Owen Hart (I Quit Match)
This match would be something to behold. Jericho is your babyface (I prefer him in that role) and Owen is the heel here (one of the best ever). Two guys with high flying moves are being forced to stay to the ground more in an I Quit match.
This match will be the second longest on the card coming in at about 25 minutes. The match starts off with the two brawling outside and finally they enter the ring and the bell rings.
They start out with several high risk aerial maneuvers. Eventually Owen catches Jericho with an enzugiri and places him in the Sharpshooter. Jericho grasps with everything he can to get to the ropes and he does.
The crowd is going crazy. They both stand up and lock up; Jericho catches Owen attempting a drop kick and rolls him over on his side for The Walls of Jericho.
Owen is dragged back to the middle of the ring and is forced to tap after three minutes of pain and endurance. Chris Jericho wins after a long and tough battle.
This is one nobody will ever forget. The crowd goes crazy. Owen and Jericho raise hands together to a standing ovation from the crowd.
5. Chris Benoit vs. Mr. Perfect (Two Out of Three Falls)
Mr. Perfect is the obvious choice as your babyface in this bout. After about 10 minutes of battling and exchanging holds, Chris Benoit slaps on the Crippler Crossface and Perfect is forced to tap. Benoit is up 1-0.
They battle some more and then Perfect hits Benoit with a roll-up pin and gets the pinfall. Tied 1-1.
They begin to work on each other. Perfect goes after Benoit's shoulder as Benoit exploits Perfect's sore back. Both men are tired and just dripping with sweat. After some great offense from both men, Benoit reverses the Perfect Plex attempt into an amazing pinning combination for the 1-2-3.
Chris Benoit wins. Perfect is in shock, but stands up and applauds Benoit for giving him the test of a lifetime. A 20 minute classic.
6. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Goldberg (Last Man Standing Match)
Most people wanted this at some point or another and now it is finally going to happen. No matter what, Stone Cold is the fan favorite in this one. The booking of that is pointless. The two anchors of the Monday Night Wars squaring off in an epic battle.
This match begins in the ring and ends outside in the parking lot where, after 15 grueling minutes, we have Austin preparing to run over Goldberg with a limo. Goldberg manages to roll out of the way.
When Austin gets out of the limo, Goldberg meets him with a spear but in the process, runs head first into the limo. Both men are bloodied and battered.
The ref counts 5.....6.....7...both men are motionless. 8.....neither man is moving. 9.......same thing. 10!!!! The ref calls for the bell and declares the bout a Draw. Both men are carted out of the parking lot and into an ambulance.
7. The Rock vs. John Cena
Everyone wants to see it and I guess I will give it to everyone. This match has PPV star power written all over it. The past vs. the present. The Rock Bottom vs. The Attitude Adjustment. The People's Elbow vs. The 5 Knuckle Shuffle.
I believe the crowd will be behind The Rock in this one 100 percent. It will be a good match with a lot of high spots and near falls. The Rock and John Cena will throw lots of punches and exchange a lot of suplexes and holds (surprising the fans).
In the end though, you can't stop The Rock. The Rock wins with a counter of the AA and hits the Rock Bottom for the 1-2-3. After 18 minutes, both men know it was a battle for the ages.
After the match, Cena confronts The Rock after the match. Giving him the "You Can't See Me" pose. He walks away only to have The Rock grab his arm. They have a stare down.
Cena attempts a cheap shot but Rock is ready for it, whipping him off the ropes for a Spinebuster. We all know what's next as he stands over Cena, off with the elbow pad, from coast-to-coast; it's the most electrifying move in sports entertainment history: The People's Elbow.
The Rock walks out of the ring with his music blaring and all of the people chanting his name.
8. Bret Hart vs. Kurt Angle (60 minute Iron Man Match)
This one is a no-brainer and the one I would most love to see. These two had technical abilities in the ring that I have never seen. To watch these guys put on a clinic would be a true treat for any fan.
This match is the most physical and sharp in Wrestlemania history. Counters and suplexes dazzle the fans. Soon, the crowd is split.
Even with Bret being the face and Kurt being the heel, the fans are just watching something special and don't really care about that. It's tough to give a description of this match because I can't imagine how it would go so I am going to give my result. We all know it would be a classic.
Bret Hart wins 3 falls to 2 in a wrestling clinic. Bret clinches the third fall with the Sharpshooter that Kurt holds on in for 5 minutes before finally tapping with 30 seconds to go.
They hug and embrace. It goes down in history as one of the all-time greatest matches in Wrestlemania history. As if there was any doubt.
Total Match Time: 2 hours and 53 minutes of wrestling. The PPV goes about 3 hours and 15 minutes total. It's an instant classic.
Well there's my dream card. I hope that everyone liked it. I would greatly appreciate comments and questions as well as opinions and quite possibly to see your list.
Scott Keena :-)
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