With so many great matches over the course of the first 28 WrestleManias, it is nearly impossible to come to a consensus on which one was the best. Not every great 'Mania match was necessarily important in the grand scheme of professional wrestling, however.
Since WrestleMania is the mecca of the business, most of the biggest bouts in the history of the sport have taken place on the 'Mania stage. That isn't to say that huge matches haven't happened on other pay-per-views or in other promotions, but WrestleMania is the top of the mountain and has changed the very course of professional wrestling.
Not every match has the power to do that, but a small handful of Superstars have been able to transcend the sport over the years and take it to new heights. Whether they were title contests, dream clashes, retirement bouts, new match types or anything in between, all of the encounters on this list influenced the way people view wrestling in a positive manner.
Here are the 10 most important WrestleMania matches of all time. They certainly aren't the 10 best 'Mania matches from an in-ring perspective, but they all left an indelible mark on the business.