Best of WrestleMania: Top 10 WWE Championship Matches

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Best of WrestleMania: Top 10 WWE Championship Matches
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It's WrestleMania season, which means it's a good time to reminisce about the history of World Wrestling Entertainment's most famous event as it heads into its 29th year.

This column only ranks WWE (or WWF prior to May 2002) Championship matches that have taken place at WrestleMania. In the future I'll have a list of World Heavyweight Title matches, too (which will only be a top five, because there haven't been as many of them).

What's the criteria for this list? Greatness. That means the match has to be good, memorable and in some cases legendary, too.

It's not necessarily a list of the matches that have the best work-rate or in-ring performances. Obviously the better ones will fare well, but WWE title matches at WrestleMania need to be more than that, too.

Before we get to the top 10, here are some honorable mentions.

Steve Austin vs. The Rock at WrestleMania XV—It wasn't a bad match by any means, and certainly a big match during a very successful period for the company, but not good enough to make a spot on this list.

CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XXVIIIThis one was tough to leave off the list, because technically it was very good, and in some ways it was a better match than others on the list. My biggest gripe is that the pace may have been too slow early. I know it's nitpicking, but It's a tough list!

John Cena vs. Batista at WrestleMania XXVI—I really liked the heel turn of Batista. It gave him a lot more personality. This was a good match between two guys who were major players in WWE for the five years before it took place, so it made sense.

I could list other honorable mentions, but that could take a while.

Let's get to the top 10 WWE Title matches in WrestleMania history.

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