SuperfriendsUniverse.com presents: Wrestlemania 30 for 30 – Wrestlemania 23!
On the latest episode of Wrestlemania 30 for 30, we revisit a show which, by the numbers, is the biggest Wrestlemania of all time – 2007?s Wrestlemania 23! We’ll go over all the matches in detail and the build up to the biggest buyrate in company history including the BATTLE OF THE BILLIONAIRES between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump, PLUS we talk about the unbelievably polarizing year that is 2007, where things went from the very highest of high, to the very very lowest of low. I don’t think we need to tell you what we’re alluding to. It WILL be talked about. Download the show and enjoy yourself!
From his debut victory at WrestleMania VII to his recent battles on The Grandest Stage of Them All, relive The Undertaker’s historic WrestleMania Streak before it was unexpectedly snapped by Brock Lesnar.
Hitting the Ropes: Saying Good-bye to WrestleMania, New Orleans, the Streak,…and the Ultimate Warrior
As I was flying home Monday morning from New Orleans, heading to Washington DC, I thought back on a memorable and thrilling WrestleMania weekend. Most of my friends stayed in town to go to Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie Center. The Raw after WrestleMania is always a great show; however I chose to skip it this year. It was time for me to head home. I’m 40 years old now and being away from my 2 young children is hard on the entire family. My wife is nice enough to “let” me go to WrestleMania ever year but I need to be respectful and come home the next day. So my yearly trip is now a few days shorter. But honestly I’m not sure how much more excitement I could have handled.
New Orleans and WrestleMania XXX were collectively magnificent.
Newsday.com presents “Malverne’s Matt Striker misses WWE WrestleMania 30, still enjoys pro wrestling’s ride” by Josh Stewart (photo courtesy of WUW)
Matt Striker describes a key mistake he made during his WWE career, then immediately admonishes his “lack of a better sentence structure” at the end of said description.
Constructive self-criticism is ever present while speaking with Malverne resident Striker at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The boxing facility’s rings have been graced by the likes of Mike Tyson and “Sugar” Shane Mosley, but on this night the World of Unpredictable Wrestling and its collection of pro wrestling’s newbies and nomads have taken over.
Courtesy of Newsday.com writer Alfonso Castilo (photo credit: Tom Buchanan/Courtesy of WWE)
Among wrestling fans, the Nassau Coliseum may be considered “The House that Piper Built.”
From seconding Bob Orton in the main event of the first “Saturday Night’s Main Event” NBC primetime special in 1985, to headlining the New York portion of WrestleMania 2 in a boxing match against Mr. T in 1986, to winning a 1990 Bunkhouse Battle Royal with the help of a chain saw, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has been front and center in some of the most epic wrestling cards the Uniondale arena has ever seen.
The most important action of Tuesday’s WrestleMania 30 news conference at Hard Rock Café in Times Square didn’t take place on the podium.
To the stage’s left, behind the press chairs, Josh Mathews spoke to the Bella Twins live on the WWE Network before the event began. Scribes turned their backs to the stage and took pictures of that broadcast, part of the biggest gamble Vince McMahon has taken since mortgaging everything he had to put WrestleMania I at Madison Square Garden on closed-circuit TV.
Former ECW Champion and WWE Superstar Justin Credible has published a new column at PWMania.com. Credible discusses his favorite WWE WrestleMania moments.
Here are some highlights from his article:
“WrestleMania 17. This was my favorite WrestleMania for many reasons. The main event was a dream match. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. The Rock. These guys were the two biggest wrestlers of the “Attitude Era”. The build for this match was also masterful. Then on the other side of the spectrum It was my first appearance at WrestleMania. I had been to WrestleMania’s before during my Aldo days, but never performed. The show was held at Reliant Stadium in front of 67,000 fans. Even though it was on the pre show I got to go out, and wrestle on the WrestleMania stage. When the X Factor music hit I went through the curtain, and I couldn’t believe the sea of people. As I’m walking down the huge ramp to the ring I couldn’t help but think I made my dreams come true. The match was ok. I never got that big Mania moment, but for that moment I made it full circle. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. The rest of the card speaks for itself, but WrestleMania 17 was Justin Credible.”