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SLAM! Speaks: Our best of their worst
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff

While WrestleManias will have a highlight, one-for-the-ages match, they will also have the duds that everyone would sooner forget about ? especially if you are a participant.

The SLAM! crew, however, never forgets, so today we look back on our favourite worst matches of Wrestlemania?s illustrious history.

Jason Clevett
Lesnar vs. Goldberg. Watching the match fall apart as the crowd tore first Lesnar, then both men to shreds and Austin tried to keep from laughing was interesting. While the match is an absolute disaster, it is also fun to watch, kind of like how people go to NASCAR to see car crashes.

John Milner
This was a tough one, but I'll vote for the Wrestlemania X-7 Gimmick Battle Royale. Seeing some of the great gimmicks of the past was fun, but what made it special was Mean Gene and Bobby the Brain on commentary.

Bob Kapur
A match I was there to see live: Hogan vs. the Ultimate Warrior - WM6. From a wrestling standpoint, the match was, not unexpectedly, pretty bad. What was great though, was the crowd reaction. The crowd was torn between the two heroes, and hearing them cheer for both men for the entire match was amazing. At the end, when Hogan missed the legdrop, which would have sealed the Warrior's fate, we hit a complete frenzy. Even I, who wasn't a fan of either, couldn't help but get caught up and joined the crowd in giving both a standing ovation after the final bell rang.

Jaya Roopasingh
I liked seeing the little brother Owen get the win over big unstoppable brother Bret.

Greg Oliver
Being in the $25 cheap seats at SkyDome for WrestleMania VI, I remember with great enthusiasm the crowd doing the wave during the Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase match. More importantly, Dibiase played to the crowd, egging people on. Normally, the wave can signify boredom. In this case, it became a group protest.

Chris Sokol
My guilty pleasure, as far as ?Mania matches go, would have to be Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg. Sure the match was horrible, but seeing Goldberg, Lesnar and Steve Austin in the same ring at the same time gave me goosebumps.

Jon Waldman
The crème de la crap for is the Jake ?The Snake? Roberts vs. Rick Martel blindfold match. Yeah it was a pretty stupid concept, but man did the fans get into it or what? Plus, it was a perfect ending to a very well done feud that ran for over half a year. It?s too bad that for the most part, WWE doesn?t have the patience to sit on a feud and let it develop fully before a big, apropos blow-off like there was for this war.

So what is your guilty pleasure match? What awful match do you look at through rose-coloured glasses? E-mail Jon with your best worst match. All Wrestlemania SLAM! Speaks responses will be posted next week.



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