Starting off the biggest WWE show of the year, The Rock promised to ‘bring it’ and he did so by hitting on Eve Torres, a face-off with long-time rival Stone Cold Steve Austin, and using his authority along with his move set against Cena and Miz. Fair to say that The Rock’s larger than life presence made this year’s Mania special.
The Undertaker putting his 18-0 WrestleMania streak on the line against HHH in a No Holds Barred Match was clearly the match of the night. HHH and Taker put on an exciting display of showmanship, athleticism, and dramatic pauses. HHH brought his brutal side that night, violently hitting Taker with numerous chair shots even a shot that nailed Taker on the head. HHH made sure that no matter the result Taker will no longer be the same ever again.
Jersey Shore’s Snooki made her WWE in-ring debut in a six-person tag team match as she teamed with Trish Stratus and John Morrison against LayCool and Dolph Ziggler. Surprisingly, Snooki displayed some impressive maneuvers that included a cartwheel handspring back elbow. This bout included a bit of controversy backstage as Morrison gave Stratus ‘the cold shoulder’ as their team celebrated. WWE announcer Michael Cole made his singles in-ring debut against Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the guest referee. Almost every time Austin tries to talk audio is completely cut due to the amount he swears and WWE doing their best to keep their PG rating intact. Austin followed his own rules and raised hell like he usually does. This caused three announcers to go down allowing Jim Ross and Lawler to commentate on Taker-HHH, the six-person tag and Cena-Miz.
This is one of the rare WWE DVDs that has no extra content whatsoever. If you’re looking to watch the Hall-of-Fame ceremony, the United States Championship match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan and quite a few more extras, you have to get the 3-disc Collector’s Edition. This edition only shows you the original broadcast that has been edited. Undertaker does not come out to Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave” just his WWE theme, HHH does not have Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” for his special Mania entrance, Cole against Lawler was edited down due to the finger salute from Austin to Cole.
The 2-disc set is only recommended for those that only want relive the WrestleMania XXVII event. With Edge’s last ever WWE match defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio, the return of WWE Attitude stars The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, JR returning to the announcers booth and quite possibly one of the last matches ever for The Undertaker, WrestleMania XXVII has so many historic moments all jam-packed into one night.
WWE: WrestleMania XXVII
Distributed by Entertainment One
Released on May 10, 2011
Runtime of four hours
WWE: WrestleMania XXVII full card
WWE Championship – John Cena VS. The Miz
No Holds Barred Match – Undertaker VS. HHH
World Heavyweight Championship Match – Edge VS. Alberto Del Rio
Jerry Lawler VS. Michael Cole with special guest referee Stone Cold Steve Austin
Rey Mysterio VS. Cody Rhodes
Randy Orton VS. CM Punk
Trish Stratus & Snooki & John Morrison VS. Dolph Ziggler and LayCool
The Corre VS. Big Show & Kane & Kofi Kingston & Santino Marella