Top 5 wrestlemania opening matches
by, 02-27-2013 at 07:33 PM (8111 Views)
Wrestlemania season is upon us, So My Top 5 list will revolve around Wrestlemania's. Today I'm ranking the Top 5 opening matches in Wrestlemania history.
The Rules are simple, The match has to be the first match on the Wrestlemania PPV.
5. Money In The Bank: Wrestlemania 25
I picked this match over Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania 19. This Money in the Bank was a less than stellar outing than the other Wrestlemania MITB matches, but Even a bad Money in the Bank still makes a decent match. This had everyone hitting their spots and some comic aspects to it but in the end it didn't live up to expectations. No matter how hard Kofi and Benjamin tried the match was stuck in a rut and end up being a mediocre affair. Rating ***1/4
4. Edge vs Del Rio : Wrestlemania XXVII
Edge and Alberto Del Rio Opened Wrestlemania 27 (Considered one of the worst Wrestlemanias of all time), This World title match was what you would expect from these men. A little less emotion and excitement Then you would expect from a World title match at Wrestlemania but still a Good match. This isn't a match you would go track down or you put on a best of DVD but still a fine match... Edge and Del Rio was one of the high points of Wrestlemania 27 (Which shows you how Disappointing of a Wrestlemania it actually was). This would be Edges last match in his Hall of Fame Career. Rating ***1/2.
3. Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero: Wrestlemania 21
Rey and Eddie had a string of great matches over the years and this match had a lot to live up to. This match opened up Wrestlemania 21, Even though it didnt live up to the high expectations it was still a really good match. If anyone other two men had this match they be praised but since it was Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero, Expectations were too high.
As Rey Mysterio said in his DVD, This match could of been much better then it was if it wasn't for Rey's mask malfunction. From What Rey said in his DVD bio, The mask was held together with buttons instead of the usual velcro and in the beginning of the match the buttons snapped off, which interfered with Reys performance. Rating ***3/4
2. Money In The Bank: Wrestlemania 23
The Money in the Bank Ladder match opened this Awesome Wrestlemania. Money in the Bank set the pace of the night, It wasn't a classic by any means but a exciting MITB overall. Jeff Hardy had his insane spots, Edge brought his greatness when it comes to these type of matches, Finlay brought his rugged in your face style, Matt Hardy showed why he is one of the innovators of the ladder match and guys like Booker, Orton and Kennedy really had a good first outing in this style of match that was foreign to them.... It was exciting and entertaining all the way around, History would prove that Kennedy wasnt the best choice to go over here but still a fun match. Rating ***3/4
1. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart: Wrestlemania X
Bret vs Owen at Wrestlemania 10 is not only the greatest Wrestlemania opening match but it is without a doubt the Greatest opening match in the history of prowrestling and one of the greatest matches Ever!. What can I possibly say about this classic, It won match of the year awards, Greatest match of the 90's awards all over the place... If you are a wrestling fan or just starting to get in to the wrestling world, This is one of the top matches you got to see.
You may not agree with all of my list but I'm certain their isnt a wrestling fan on here that wouldnt put this match at number 1. Rating *****