As we are now in Wrestlemania season I was thinking about some of the best Wrestlemania matches over the years, matches that had you on the edge of your seat, great wrestling and storyline build.
If you had to compile your best wrestlemania card based on past matches what would it be? the rules for this are simple, you can have a maximum of 7 matches on the card and each superstar you choose cannot be used more than once.
Below I have provided mine with a brief detail of why I think they deserve a place on the card. this is in order of card start to main event.
1 - Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (Wrestlemania X7)
Benoit makes it on this card purely because of his technical ability, I do not condone his actions, This match was great match between 2 great technical wrestlers.
2 - Bret Hart vs Owen Hart brother vs brother (Wrestlemania X)
This was a back and forth contest with both men unable to gain advantage, eventually Owen got Bret in the sharpshooter and Bret returned the favour with Owen gaining the victory in the end
3 -Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan (Wrestlemania V)
OHHHH YEEAHHH!!! Savage’s paranoia at Hogan drove him into a blind rage, led to this showdown, where Hogan withstood Savage’s return to cheap-shotting, and survived a Flying Elbow to win
4 - CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho for the best in the world title (Wrestlemania XXVIII)
Both mean believed they were the best in the world and Jericho accused Punk of stealing his quote, this made for a great wrestling match with Punk beating Jericho with the Anaconda vise to prove he really is the best in the world.
5 - Dudleys vs Hardys vs E&C TLC for WWF Tag titles ( Wrestlemania X7)
After perfecting the spotfest formula at Summerslam 2000, the six man squared off once more in this high-drama stunt show. Rhyno, Spike Dudley, and Lita all got involved in the insanity, but Edge and Christian would reign once more in the end
6 - Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels ( Wrestlemania 25)
Could Shawn Michaels end the streak? this match was amazing with close falls and both men kicking out of each others finishers, Undertaker won this classic with a tombstone piledriver, this in my opinon was better than the 2nd match a year later
7 - The Rock vs Stone Cold no D/Q for the WWF championship ( Wrestlemania X7)
this for me is the ultimate main event for a wrestlemania, it had everything you want in a main event. a great build with a brilliant promo (limp bizkit my way theme for perfect for this). 2 of the top guys in the business, both faces and both well over with the crowd, as a Rock fan I obviously wanted him to win but as it was in Austin's hometown I expected him to get the strap but what I didn't expect was Austin to sell his soul to the devil and partner up with Vince, Wasn't the best technical match but with both men kicking out of each others finishers it was edge of the seat stuff, Jim Ross commentary at the end was legendary!!
Let me know what you think of my list and what you think would make a better card?