Chris Jericho defeated William Regal to kick things off. The WWE Intercontinental Championship match was quick, yet very efficient Jericho needed a big win at WrestleMania and this was one that could start his legacy. William Regal was the perfect opponent because Jericho was so over as a face. People loved Jericho and hated Regal. It was so smooth and so natural.
Kane defeated Raven and The Big Show in a Hardcore match to win that championship. This match featured one guy that was new to the WWE scene, while relying on Kane and Big Show to get him over. Kane and Big Show beat the hell out of Raven and made this a fun and interactive match. I can remember the excellent Paul Heyman making some wonderful comments throughout the match. This was another solid match and another example to why WWE was so entertaining.
Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit put on a clinic of a wrestling match at WrestleMania X-7. I really enjoyed this match because it was the epitome of old school wrestling feel. I wanted to see this match really get more time, but 15 minutes was certainly enough. On a card full of stipulations, this match was absolutely needed to keep the pace of the night smoothly without major spots.
Vince and Shane McMahon made their feud personal when Shane bought WCW. They battled at WrestleMania and Linda McMahon was still in shock in her wheelchair. The pieces around this match were so strong because the family drama hit an all time high. Shane and Vince, albeit not the strongest wrestlers ever, made sure they put all of their bodies' on the line. I loved the intensity and loved that this match was the definition of drama.
Chyna, at the top of her game as a Diva, won the WWE Women's Championship. The Gimmick Battle Royal was won by The Iron Sheik. Tazz and the APA defeated Right to Censor, while Eddie Guerrero took on Test. In a night filled with 11 matches, you will get a few that slow down the night. These three are forgettable and will not be remembered as important pieces on an important night.
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