10th Jun2014

‘WWE Wrestlemania XXX’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

WM30-Blu

Wrestlemania is the biggest wrestling event of the year, or that is what the WWE want you to believe at least. Wrestlemania XXX was billed as a huge event, especially as this was the shows 30th anniversary of the show, fans expected something special and WWE in many ways had something to prove, the big question is did they get it right?

Wrestling fans can be the hardest to please at times, but I’d say that Wrestlemania XXX managed to deliver for them. Starting off with Hulk Hogan, Stonecold Steve Austin and The Rock hyping up the show it was a special moment, something that would be hard to top.  Getting past the nostalgia moment, it was obviously Daniel Bryan’s night, wrestling twice in scenes reminiscent of Bret Hart’s Wrestlemania 10 battles his war against the Authority was destined to end only one way. The highlights of the night were arguably the Bryan fights of course, as well as the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt which was a heavy in storyline and actually worked well for Cena, giving him something to work with that worked against his normal match style.  The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar was a solid fight, but hardly one of his best for obvious reasons.

With the Wrestlemania sets WWE doesn’t just focus on the pay per view but also the Hall of Fame event and with the inclusion of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and Scott Hall (as Razor Ramon) was very emotionally driven. It was nice to see these two inducted and the way that they seemingly seem to have turned their lives around, but the most important person of the night of course was The Ultimate Warrior, obviously because of events over the next few days after Wrestlemania. His speech was motivational and thought provoking, especially with how WWE have treated him in the past and it was nice to see him finally get what he deserved, especially the respect. His death though is something of an anti-climax, but it was nice to see him truly happy to be welcomed back into the WWE “family”.

After what I see as WWE going in the wrong direction before Wrestlemania, with this event WWE really pulled themselves back and gave the fans what they wanted. Now of course we are back into a time where the Authority are being overly smug in what they are doing, and with Daniel Bryan’s injury they have little choice but to follow the storyline that has been created, but back at Wrestlemania XXX it was at least nice to see that for a moment they were getting it right, in my opinion at least.

Wrestlemania XXX was a huge event for WWE and they had a lot to prove to the so called “Universe” that they have to appease. The event itself was well paced and the matches for the most part were high quality. The Diva match may be a weak point, but how do you follow the Undertaker match? If anything they were the required victim to at least give the audience a breather before the main event.  This release is a must buy, but I will say that the Hall of Fame in its full length is the selling point for Wrestlemania XXX, especially for fans of wrestling history and it is a very good show. This years Wrestlemania was a solid event and now it has been released it’s an even better DVD/Blu-ray and a must buy for fans.

Wrestlemania XXX is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek
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