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SLAM! Wrestling: WrestleMania XV stories

Austin wins title at WM15

By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
 They call it the "granddaddy of them all". WrestleMania, it's the Super Bowl of the sports-entertainment biz. Most years it lives up to the pomp and circumstance. Not so in 1999. Throwing all their eggs in one basket, the World Wrestling Federation casually whipped through the under card to arrive at the main event of WrestleMania 15 and the fateful conclusion of the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Vince McMahon storyline.
  • Mar. 29: Full story
  • Mar. 28: Greg Oliver: Austin WWF champ again
  • Mar. 29: Stone Cold stuns The Rock
  • Mar. 29: Snake snags Vince

    Column: And Nothing but the Truth

    Wrestlemania XV lacked magic

    By ERIC BENNER -- For SLAM! Wrestling
     Last Sunday witnessed the fifteenth coming of the messiah called Wrestlemania. Our own Greg Oliver was on-hand, and I was there, live, at some sports bar, watching it on television. My first reaction was "woo-hoo, what a show!" Quickly, though, as the days past, my memories of Wrestlemania have faded.
  • Apr. 5: Full column
  • Previous Eric Benner columns

    Oliver @ WrestleMania stories

    An audience with The King

    By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
     Jerry 'The King' Lawler has to be among the easiest interviews on the planet.
     Ask him a question, and off he goes.
     SLAM! Wrestling caught up with the highly-quotable Lawler in the media room at the WrestleMania Rage party last Saturday. The King was hyping WrestleMania for the other media, and on the WWF web site's live broadcast, so the challenge was to ask him a couple of new questions.
  • Apr. 1: Full story

    Rock humbled by WM15 experience

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     PHILADELPHIA -- I am quite proud of myself. I interviewed 'The Rock' Rocky Maivia and actually got him to use the word 'humble.'
      The young, newcomer to the WWF that I first met in January 1997 at a SkyDome press conference announcing the signing of Tiger Ali Singh is still in Duane Johnson somewhere. You just have to ask the right questions.
  • Mar. 28: Full story

    Outlaws have different takes

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     PHILADELPHIA -- Separating the New Age Outlaws for interviews is the best way to get some interesting responses.
      Take Bad Ass Billy Gunn. When queried, he couldn't remember who the Outlaws faced at last year's WrestleMania.
  • Mar. 28: Full story

    Shamrock seeing Gold

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     PHILADELPHIA -- If you read between the lines of the following Ken Shamrock quote, perhaps you too will be a believer in Goldust as the next Intercontinental champion.
  • Mar. 28: Full story

    WWF fans all in a Rage

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     PHILADELPHIA -- If WrestleMania XV is the Ragin' Climax, then the Rage party Saturday night was a disappointing night in the sack.
     The combination of a little of Isaac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul (and Chocolate Salty Balls), Gerry Brisco and Pat Patterson in dresses, Sable wearing next to nothing, and the hottest WWF stars, and you would think that you would have a recipe for a smokin' time. And you probably did for the hour that Rage was on live on USA Network and TSN.
  • Mar. 27: Full story

    Fans seek out autographs

    By GREG OLIVER -- At WrestleMania
     PHILADELPHIA -- The autograph seekers are out in full force in downtown Philly, on the prowl for WWF superstars.
      Nick, 37, is a professional autograph hound from Reading, PA, and he believes that wrestlers are only second to hockey players and boxing when it comes to accommodating their fans.
  • Mar. 27: Full story

    Canadian contingent psyched for WM15

    By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling
     On the official WrestleMania 15 card, you won't find Edge, Christian or Test's names. But they all insist you'll be seeing them on the pay-per-view.
      The Brood's Edge and Christian both expect to be on Sunday Night Heat just before the big show, likely in the tag team battle royale. And likely more.
  • Mar. 25: Full story

    The best and worst of WrestleMania

    By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
     When I think of March it's not some university basketball tournament that fills my thoughts. Traditionally, March is WrestleMania month to me. The time when the World Wrestling federation and their talent kick it up a notch putting on their best pay-per-view of the year. Storylines climax. Long-standing grudges are settled. It doesn't get any bigger than this.
  • Editorial: Full story
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