The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create the ultimate Wrestlemania card. There are two rules you must follow.
1. You can only select one match per Wrestlemania.
2. No wrestler can participate in more than one match.
It’s not as easy as you think. Choose the Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart Iron Man match and you subsequently eliminate both HBK/Undertaker matches and the Hart/Austin Submission match. Choosing Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant from Wrestlemania III not only eliminates the Hogan/Warrior match from Wrestlemania VI, it also eliminates the famous Steamboat/Savage match since it also occurred at Wrestlemania III.
Here is how my card turned out. I must sincerely apologize to Chris Jericho and Honky Tonk Man. They didn’t make the list.
This pick was pretty easy. Iron Sheik was a top star and former world champion. I was also a big Barry Windham fan, most notably for his Four Horseman days.
The Bulldogs were one of the greatest tag teams of all time and this was their best Wrestlemania match. Also, a "pre-barber" Beefcake and tough-as-nails Greg Valentine makes this choice a no-brainer.
I hate not having the epic Savage/Steamboat here, but the Hogan/Andre main event is what made Wrestlemania what it is today.
It was the finals of a one-night championship tournament, and it was Macho Man at his best. If I don't have the Savage/Steamboat match from WM3, at least I have Savage winning the coveted Heavyweight Championship at WM4.
Choosing the Hogan/Andre match means I lose out on the Hogan/Warrior match at WM6. I can get my Warrior fix here, even though Rude was the victor.
Wow. What else should go here? Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo? WM6 is a victim of everybody having better matches elsewhere.
Everybody likes the Road Warriors, right? Don't worry. This match takes less than a minute.
Every "greatest" list needs an Owen Hart tribute.
Every "greatest" list needs a Mr. Perfect tribute.
See. I told you this was challenging.
TNA! TNA! TNA!
They billed this as a Hollywood Backlot Brawl. How can Piper be denied a spot on this list? Plus, Goldust is one of the most underrated in-ring talents in the biz.
This was an epic battle, a true classic, a real slobber knocker. It could be the main event of my entire list.
WTF is this? Well, it's the first and last time the Light Heavyweight Championship was contested at any Wrestlemania.
When talking about Wrestlemania, you've got to have at least one McMahon in the conversation.
I know. Grand Master Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty? It 's the only to way squeeze Eddie Guerrero onto the list.
Tables, Ladders, & Chairs. Need I say more?
This was another tough spot, but you really can't go wrong with RVD.
Remember when Lesnar landed on his head? That was nuts. This was an easy choice. It could be the best 'Mania match either one ever had.
I wish I had a better match for The Rock. I was tempted to select his infamous match against Hulk Hogan but that wouldn't be fair to Hogan/Andre, Hogan/Warrior, or even Hogan/Savage. At least we get Evolution and a tolerable Batista here.
No Wrestlemania would be complete without some Diva action. Christy Hemme is the hottest woman on the entire planet. That's not my opinion, it's an actual fact.
These two have to make the list somewhere, and I figure a younger Triple H is a better Triple H.
Bobbly Lashley successfully defends Donald Trump's hair and the world is a better place. Whew.
Not choosing Ric Flair's "final" match doesn't seem right, but I'm saving Shawn Michaels for the following year.
Arguably the best Wrestlemania match ever, and I was there!
I really tried not to put Rey Mysterio on my list but I had no choice. Actually, I was surprised by how compelling this match was despite Mysterio's typically ridiculous stoylines. CM Punk, a saviour once again.