Wrestlemania XX

Where it all begins.. Again!

Description: The WrestleMania XX 3 DVD box set is the greatest DVD ever. It has everything a person needs that relates to what might be the greatest Wrestlemania of all time. I will focus my review by disc.

Disc 1: Starts off with a monologue paying tribute to Vince McMahon and the first WrestleMania from Madison Square Garden. After this The camera focuses on Vince and Shane holding the newest addition to the McMahon Family. Then the camera shifts to the ring with the pyro, music and everything else with the Harlem Boys Choir singing the National Anthem. John Cena starts the show by taking Big Show's title in a very good match. Eric Bischoff sends Jonathan Coachman to look for The Undertaker. Evolution builds up their handicap match. Then the not so good fatal four-way for the RAW tag team titles with Booker T and RVD coming out on top. Backstage: Coach finds Mae Young and Moolah in a room with Bobby Heenan and Gene Okerlund. Great Match between Chris Jericho and Christian with Trish turning on Jericho. Backstage The Rock pumps up Mick Foley for their match with Evolution.
They then valiantly lose to Evolution in another great match. Then the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony was held and a short and horrible Evening Gown Match between Torrie Wilson, Sable, Stacy, and Miss Jackie. A vignette with fans coming from different countries was played then Benoit and Guerrero were shown motivating each other for their title matches in the night. In the Cruiserweight open, Chavo Guerrero retains his title against nine other wrestlers. The infamously BORING match between Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar with Steve Austin as special referee. Austin puts an end to this dreadful match and the wrestlers jobs with WWE by delivering stunners to both contestants. Mr. McMahon comes out and thanks the fans and A bad fatal four-way for the Smackdown! Tag titles was won my Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi.

Disk 2: A video is shown hyping the return of Edge and the fans get riled up. Jesse Ventura interviews Donald Trump and hints at running for President in 2008. Molly Holly gets shaved bald by Victoria in a title vs. hair match. Eddie Guerrero beats Kurt Angle in an extremely fast paced match and The Undertaker returns with his old Deadman look and defeats his brother Kane. In the main event, Chris Benoit beats champion Triple H and Shawn Michaels for the RAW World title. Then the WrestleMania XX recall covers the highlights of all 12 matches. Disk 2 also features some extras such as the WWE Confidential insight on the Rock 'n' Sock connection and the press conference in NYC. Pre-Match comments from Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Molly Holly and Gene Okerlund. Post-Match comments from John Cena, RVD and Booker T, Mick Foley, Big Show, Christian, Chavo Gurerrero Jr. and Sr., Billy Graham, Molly Holly and the Fans. A Sunday Night Heat match between the Dudley Boyz and Lance Storm and Val Venis and Byte This with Eddie Guerrero are included. Also are the TV Promos for Wrestlemania XX, HHH/HBK/Benoit, Lesnar/Goldberg, Kane/Taker, Guererro/Angle, and Rock 'n' Sock/Evolution

Disk 3: The mania of WrestleMania which chronicled the stories of the headliners at WrestleMania XIX. The Ten Greatest WrestleMania matches ever hosted by Ric Flair. Photos and Results from every Wrestlemania as well as facts and Trivia.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Reviewed by metalgamer12 on February 16, 2005.

Eric Anderson wrote in with his review:
A great event; a better DVD. On top of the spectacle itself, it offered WWE trivia, and what I especially liked, 'The Mania of Wrestlemania.' 'The Mania' was a short doc. leading up to, and following Wrestlemania XIX. This DVD took me forever to find, until I finally bought it in June. 8/10.
JLR wrote in with his review:
The WWE triumphs again with another excellent DVD product. One of my personal favorites, WrestleMania XX was a huge success as the WWE did what they had to do and delivered a great show that the fans truly wanted. Granted, there was an overabundant amount of filler but like WrestleMania X, when the big matches delivered, they delivered in a big way. The finishes were mostly clean, the main events kicked butt and this is probably one of the only times you'll see Vince McMahon apologize to the fans for not giving what they want. This was a huge improvement over the previous year's lackluster and intensely frustrating outing, as it didn't leave anything to remember other than Lesnar's shooting star press. XX had enough good wrestling matches and special moments to make it worthy of the title "WrestleMania". The extra discs are blah but there is some good stuff in them including a 45-minute documentary on the best of WrestleMania and a compassionate behind-the-scenes outlook of WrestleMania XIX, even though the show under-delivered. Buy this today. | Highest recommendation.

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