Top Five Wrestlemania matches of all time

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The top five WrestleMania matches of all time

WrestleMania, the grandest stage of them all in the world of professional wrestling, has provided fans with countless unforgettable moments over the years. From iconic entrances to jaw-dropping matches, WrestleMania has solidified its place in sports entertainment history. Among the plethora of epic encounters, certain matches stand out for their sheer brilliance, athleticism, and storytelling. Here, we delve into the top five WrestleMania matches of all time, showcasing the magic that happens when legends collide inside the squared circle.

1. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels – WrestleMania 25

WrestleMania 25 witnessed a clash of titans as The Undertaker squared off against the legendary Shawn Michaels. The stakes were high as both men put their undefeated streak and career on the line. What ensued was a masterpiece of storytelling and in-ring action that captivated the audience from start to finish. With each near fall and high-risk maneuver, the tension in the air was palpable. In the end, Undertaker emerged victorious, extending his WrestleMania streak, but not without Michaels leaving an indelible mark on the event with his awe-inspiring performance.

2. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin – WrestleMania 13

WrestleMania 13 showcased one of the most iconic matches in WWE history, pitting Bret “The Hitman” Hart against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in a submission match. What made this encounter truly special was the intense rivalry and the emotional rollercoaster it took the fans on. The image of Austin, bloodied and refusing to submit to the Sharpshooter, became an enduring symbol of his resilience and defiance. This match not only elevated Austin to superstardom but also cemented WrestleMania as the premier platform for showcasing unforgettable battles.

3. Macho Man vs. Ricky Steamboat – WrestleMania 3

WrestleMania 3 is often remembered for the historic clash between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, but it also featured another gem in the form of Macho Man Randy Savage versus Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. This bout was a masterclass in technical wrestling and showcased the athleticism and storytelling abilities of both competitors. With lightning-fast maneuvers and near falls galore, Macho Man and Steamboat crafted a match that continues to be celebrated by fans and wrestlers alike as one of the greatest in WrestleMania history.

4. Ric Flair vs. Macho Man – WrestleMania 8

WrestleMania 8 saw two legends collide as “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair faced off against Macho Man Randy Savage for the WWE Championship. The match was a testament to both men’s in-ring prowess and storytelling abilities. With Flair’s cunning tactics and Savage’s resilience, the bout kept fans on the edge of their seats throughout. In the end, Savage emerged victorious, capturing the WWE Championship and etching his name in WrestleMania lore.

5. Steve Austin vs. The Rock – WrestleMania 17

WrestleMania 17 marked the culmination of the intense rivalry between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock. The stage was set for a showdown of epic proportions, and both men delivered in spades. The match was a back-and-forth slugfest filled with dramatic near falls and breathtaking moments. In a shocking turn of events, Austin aligned himself with his longtime nemesis, Mr. McMahon, to secure the victory and capture the WWE Championship. WrestleMania 17 showcased the epitome of sports entertainment at its finest, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of wrestling history.

In conclusion, these five matches represent the pinnacle of what WrestleMania has to offer – unforgettable moments, larger-than-life characters, and unparalleled athleticism. As fans eagerly anticipate each year’s extravaganza, they can take solace in the fact that WrestleMania will continue to deliver iconic matches that will be cherished for generations to come.

Wrestlemania 40 will take place on 6/7th April 2024 with live coverage on TNT Sports Box Office and WWE Network.

Posted by on Wednesday 3 April 2024
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