Wrestlemania XI might be the worst one they did. It was a disappointment throughout the night and the card was stupid.
We open with a look back at the celebrities from past Wrestlemanias, including the elephant from Wrestlemania IX, along with Natalie Cole who was just in the crowd.
Also, I want to warn everyone – everyone is wearing ridiculous headphones in this stupid Wrestlemania. Todd’s are the worst, thanks to bad lighting in the area where Jim Ross is. But just prepare yourself…
There are audio difficulties from the beginning and we hear nothing of Vince McMahon who is in the ring, talking. Finally, we hear “Special Special Olympian Kathy Hughy.” And what follows…
The Allied Powers face The Blue Brothers. Luger and Bulldog botch a double power slam (Luger really).
Vince pitches to Nick Turturro, who can’t be heard because of the audio guy being an idiot.
Double J faces Razor Ramon next. The audio guy sucks again. You might think this would be an exciting match but it really wasn’t. It has a shit DQ finish and Double J leaves as the champion.
After seeing he wasnt with Pamela Anderson, Vince has to act like he might be and tosses to that NYPD Blue guy. It’s a bad segment.
A clunker between Undertaker and King Kong Bundy happens. Vince considered ending the streak here, from what I’ve heard. So he was a step away from being a total fool.Taker wins clean.
Again, with Nick Tuturro. Steve McMichael is just coincidentally by Pamela Andersons dressing room for an interview.
Next, Owen Hart and Yokozuna debut as a tag-team. I enjoyed the combination. The crowd seemed to appreciate the match, even with Owen and an out of shape Yoko wins. How could he wipe his ass? Huge pop for their win.
Bam Bam Bigelow says he will not be known as the guy who lost to LT at Wrestlemania 11. Yeah ok.
We get Bret Hart vs Bob Backlund in an I Quit match. Roddy “Whaddya Say” Piper is the referee. King mentions that the German announcers are ugly. Backlund botches the end by screaming “Yeaaaaaaaaah” and Piper calls for the bell. It was an I quit match. Not a “Yeaaaaaaaaah” match. You can actually hear Bret and Roddy both saying to him “You have to say I quit” but Backlund is an idiot.
Our crack audio person screws up again for one more Nick Turturro.
Diesel botched his interview and gets mad. He says he came here for one reason “And that’s be the…hold onto this belt!” Pettingill looks like an idiot in the headphones.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, a real megastar in 2015, comes out as the guest time keeper. Nick Tuturro doesn’t look at the right camera and sucks as the ring announcer. HBK comes out with Jennifer McCarthy, at that time more famous for showing her bush than for being against vaccines. Diesel gets Pam Anderson, who trips getting into the ring. The match is poorly booked and HBK ends up looking good, even though Diesel wins. Lots of botches. Worst jackknife ever, Nash’s fault.
Our final match. Evidently, all of the photographers are too stupid to move. Salt n Pepa gets into it with Bam Bam. They act like trash. Lawrence Taylor comes out. He’s not yet been in trouble for having sex with underage girls but give him a few years. Bigelow hits a moonsault but rolls off for no reason. LT botched a jackknife. No one is hitting that move this night. LT kicks out of Bigelows finish then beats him with a forearm off the second rope. Why this closed the PPV, I’ll never know.
Mania 11 continued the trend of sucky odd-numbered Wrestlemanias. In my not humble opinion, it wouldn’t be until Wrestlemania 15, decent, and Wrestlemania 2000, sucked, that we broke the trend.