WrestleMania 2014


Falls-Count-Anywhere Match
Cactus Jack pinned Bret Hart with the Double Arm DDT in 0:05:32.
Rating: *** 1/4
The New Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman) defeated The Four Horsemen (Diamond Dallas Page and Ric Flair) when Anderson pinned Page with the Gourdbuster in 0:19:55.
Rating: **
Rob Van Dam pinned Kendo Ka Shin with the Van Daminator in 0:11:46.
(Kendo Ka Shin suffered a sprained ankle. He will be out for approximately 2 card)
Rating: *** 1/2
Al Snow pinned Hayabusa after a power bomb in 0:14:59.
(Al Snow won the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: **** 1/4
Toshiaki Kawada and Masahiro Chono defeated Steve Williams and Rick Steiner when Chono made R. Steiner submit to the STF in 0:17:11.
(Toshiaki Kawada and Masahiro Chono retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: *** 1/4
Brawl For All
Ken Shamrock defeated Vader via second-round technical knockout at the 01:26 mark.
(Vader suffered a neck injury. He will be out for approximately 4 cards.)
Al Snow pinned Rob Van Dam after a dragon suplex in 0:18:29.
(Al Snow retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: **** 1/4
Barbed Wire Ladder Match
Shawn Michaels defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley in 0:19:45.
Rating: ** 3/4
Ken Shamrock called out Vader.
Brawl For All
The Undertaker defeated Hollywood Hogan via first-round technical knockout at the 00:33 mark.
(The Undertaker retained the WWF Brawl For All Title.)
The Undertaker challenged each and every wrestler in the WWF to come after him.
Chris Benoit made Steve Austin submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:36:04.
(Chris Benoit retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: **** 1/2

Match Observations:

What a match it was ! Chris Benoit retained the WWF World Title against the man
who nobody thought could be beat after his stellar performance in the Royal
Rumble starting out and ending up winning. Steve Austin was in a class of his
own tonight but Benoit was confident coming into the match with the big win over
Dan Severn under his belt. No excuses from Austin though... Benoit was the
better man tonight.

Rob Van Dam was his old self again breaking every rule in the book en route to
his victory over Kendo Ka Shin - who, BTW, was no saint either by any means.

Al Snow is the new WWF Intercontinental champion. Hayabusa risked too much and
ended up paying the price while Rob Van Dam fell victim to a vicious dragon
suplex onto a chair by Snow. If one thing's for sure, these three men will keep
dueling for a long time to come. Their hard-hitting style is the future of

Speaking of "future"... Rick Steiner's future seems very bleak at the moment.
Steiner sustained multiple injuries to his neck and spine in the tag team title
match courtesy of four enzuigiris by Toshiaki Kawada followed by a backdrop
driver and ending with Masahiro Chono's STF. He told Steve Williams he was going
to find a worthy replacement for himself. I may be wrong but Williams had a very
disgusted look on his face...

Rick Steiner's future isn't the only one in doubt, BTW. Kevin Nash aka Diesel
got the news earlier today that he was going to need reconstructive ankle
surgery which will keep him out at least for the remainder of the year - maybe
even longer.

Nobody really was surprised by Vader's abysmal showing in his Brawl For All
match against Ken Shamrock. How do you think you'd fare in a boxing match if
you had a torn biceps muscle ? Vader was the moral victor, though. He won the
respect of Ken Shamrock who is desperately looking for a new tag team partner
now that Dan Severn has ventured into the world of singles wrestling. It remains
to be seen how long Vader will be out with his biceps tear and neck injury. It
also remains to be seen what he thinks of Shamrock's offer. Maybe he'll just
take Shamrock's head off next time he gets the chance - who knows ?

Shawn Michaels has found redemption. He broke the chain and finally managed to
defeat a Dudley after almost one year of chasing them and always coming up with
the short end of the stick. Shawn Michaels is back and back in title
contention !

Hollywood Hogan's challenge of the Undertaker came off as a joke, as did the
title defense. It only took the Taker 33 seconds to put Hogan away... and
probably for good. Still... challenging "each and every wrestler" in the WWF
may have not been a good idea on the Taker's part...

The WWF will be touring Japan for the first time in several years in the next
week. When we return from the orient, we will bring a few guest stars from
Japan with us to In Your House. Stay tuned !

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