In just four days, Triple H will put his wrestling career on the line at WrestleMania 29 when he faces Brock Lesnar in a no-holds-barred match.
Throughout WrestleMania’s 28-year history, there have been six career-threatening/retirement matches that have taken place, and there is no doubt that Triple H and Lesnar will make history by becoming the seventh.
WrestleMania is and always has been the showcase of the immortals so basically, a career-threatening match at the event is the biggest and best way to finally call it quits for a WWE superstar. Many fans remember the more recent career-threatening matches, but there might be a few on this list that will surprise you or make you feel like a kid again.
Before Triple H puts his career on the line at MetLife Stadium, let’s take a look back at all six career-threatening/retirement matches in WrestleMania history.
Overall importance, crowd reaction and match quality (Wrestling Observer Newsletter) have helped me rank these career-threatening/ending matches and are ranked from worst to best. At the end of each slide, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter match star rating will be provided. A perfect match is rated five stars.