In these five instances, WWE's grandest event didn't end with the biggest, most compelling match on the card. Icons have been passed over. Championship matches have been forced out of the way by lesser fare.
An ideal WrestleMania builds from the opening match to the climactic meeting of megastars that is the main event. The events on this list, however, had less-worthy battles following matches that would have made fitting main events.
One will notice that Shawn Michaels appears several times here. That comes as no surprise as Michaels built a reputation for being the star of The Show of Shows.
It's not just which matches were the best of the night or Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage at WrestleMania III would have shown up here as well. Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan was nowhere near the marvel that Savage and Steamboat was, but the star power of those two men, the drama of the story going in, all made it a fitting match to end the night on.
A main event simply feels bigger than the other matches. The matches on this list felt more important and grander than the matches that came after them.
Let's begin in 1992 and make our way toward the present.