What kind of top 10 list is it? It’s a list of the 10 best WrestleMania matches, and by matches I mean the best guys working together, regardless of titles or outcome.
These matches have to bring something new to the table, whether it’s a new weapon, a new energy, a new attitude. It’s got to have something that’s hard to find at a WrestleMania.
Let the mania ensure…
Number 10: The 10th best WrestleMania match belongs to Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan. Though these two didn’t deliver a scientific wrestling match to say the least they delivered and conveyed enough emotion a match of that magnitude needed to have.
It was a defining moment in wrestling’s history, letting you know that it was for real and wouldn’t be going anyway. The Wrestlemania III event saw a crowd of over 90,000 people.
Number Nine: Coming in ranked as the nine best WrestleMania match is title round of the WrestleMania IV tournament between Randy Savage and Ted Dibiase.
Savage brought a new energy to the WWE and a new face for fans to cheer. The match had all the major parts, in a hero (Hulk Hogan) and villain (Andre the Giant) and insurmountable odds that Savage eventually overcame.
Number Eight: Outside of the Ultimate Warrior facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania VI, two faces rarely ever faced off. But it happened again at WrestleMania VIII when Roddy Piper took on Bret Hart. One of the best workers in history, Bret Hart, went up against a fan favorite in Piper.
Both were able to put together an amazing match without having to turn heel, a rarity.
Number Seven: Lucky number seven belongs to Razor Ramon/Scott Hall and The Heartbreak Kid when the two squared off at WrestleMania X.
The two combatants brought a new level of extreme to the WWE and paved the way for what would be several TLC & ladder matches.
They worked very well together and managed to get the crowd, a relatively g-rated crowd, to buy in to what they were selling.
Number Six: Randy Savage shows up once again in the sixth best WrestleMania match for his bout with Ricky Steamboat in WrestleMania III.
They changed the minds of wrestling fans across the globe by letting them know it wasn’t just a big man’s world.
Savage and Steamboat put together a fast-paced match that stole the show at WrestleMania III. The Intercontinental Title became relevant when the match was done.
Number Five: If this wasn’t the most emotional WrestleMania match I don’t what is, I’m talking about Shawn Michaels v.s. Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV.
Shawn Michaels, arguably the best actor in the business, made you feel every punch and kick that he didn’t want to give Flair.
The final moment when he nailed Flair with the Sweet Chin Music, you couldn’t help but want to tear up whether you liked The Nature Boy or not.
Number Four: We turn from the most emotional match of WWE’s past to the best wrestling match of WrestleMania’s past.
I’m talking about the title bout between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XIX.
They brought out all the stops two guys with amateur backgrounds could, including a shooting star press from Lesnar where he almost broke his neck.
It was an amazing match from amazing wrestlers.
Number Three: Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz & The Dudley Boyz, do I need to say more? Well their TLC matches at WrestleMania were the best tag matches in the history of the event. So all of this history comes in at number three.
It’s hard enough for a singles wrestler to put over their opponent let alone four other guys.
Three teams never meshed so well.
They were filled with excitement, and fun that have set the bar high enough that it hasn’t been reached by other tag matches since.
Number Two: If you noticed I haven’t mentioned the most lucrative wrestler of all time, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Well he shines here at number two for his WrestleMania XIII match with Bret Hart.
Helped by Hart, Stone Cold literally left it all in the ring, with lots of blood.
The match was a passing of the torch from early 90s to the Attitude Era.
Number One: …And the best WrestleMania match of all time went down at WrestleMania XII, any clue yet?
I’m talking about the Iron Man match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
They went over 60 minutes and were still able to keep the fans interested with a compelling match.
There is a reason we haven’t seen a match like that at WrestleMania, two athletes like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels are hard to find.
Here are the highlights from that match: