The Top 10 Greatest Wrestlemania Matches (WM XX to WM XXVI)
This is what i think the top 10 Wrestlemania matches from Wrestlemania XX to Wrestlemania XXVI are. This is purely just my opinion, but hey if you guys wish to disagree you know what to do.
I will not add a honourable mentions list, but you guys can add your own and give me your own opinion on what you think are the 10 greatest WM matches from WM XX up until now.
HBK vs. HHH vs. Chris Benoit
This match was filled with great maneuvers and holds from each of the superstars and throughout this match we saw Sweet Chin Music attempts, Benoit suplexed through the announcer's table, and also Pedigree attempts as well.
Not to mention Crippler Crossfaces.
Since Benoit was left atop of the announcer's table, this left the two best friends too fight it out. Benoit made his return to the ring and in the end made HHH tap out to the Crippler Crossface, thus making him World Heavyweight Champion.
A nice finish to WM XX with Eddie Guerrero coming to the ring and celebrating Benoit's well deserved victory.
HBK vs. Kurt Angle
The Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle vs Mr. Wresltemania himself Shawn Michaels. This match went back and forth,between the two wrestlers in the beginning of the match.
Mid-way in the match, Michaels hit Angle with low blow, after he countered a suplex attack from Angle. Following the low blow, which was not seen by the referee, Michaels leapfrogged from the ring and laid out Angle onto the announce table.
Angle would then gain control of the match, as he would apply the Ankle Lock on Michaels, forcing him to submit, thus Angle won the match.
HBK vs Mr. McMahon (No-Holds-Barred match)
I know HBK has been mentioned a lot already, but hey, what can I say he is Mr. Wresltemania after all. I could've picked John Cena vs The King of Kings HHH but I liked the HBK match in particular.
This is how the match went. Shawn was about to perform Sweet Chin Music on McMahon, but instead he got a trash can and a table.
He put McMahon on a table and put a trashcan over McMahon's head. Michaels then climbed on the top of the ladder and executed a diving elbow drop.
Michaels then hit McMahon with Sweet Chin Music and pinned McMahon to win the match.
Battle of the Billionaires Match
I am sorry I couldn't resist. I know there was the MITB match and the yes, Cena vs HBK match, but I couldn't help myself when the chairman of the board himself got his head shaved.
Also the special guest referee was none other than the rattlesnake Stone Cold Steve Austin, so it was all good. At the end of the match Stone Cold executed the Stunner on Donald Trump.
"Career Threatening Match" HBK vs. Ric Flair
Yes the match that had everyone emotional was this one. At the start of the match, both superstars engaged in a series of counters, and then Flair shoved Michaels in a corner, making "Old Yeller" comments to him.
In retaliation, Michaels slapped Flair in the face, which caused him to start bleeding from the mouth. Later, Michaels tried to go for his Sweet Chin Music, but stopped in the process and Flair capitalized by trapping him in his figure four leglock.
Afterward, Michaels finally delivered the Sweet Chin Music to Flair, but the latter kicked out to the pinfall attempt.
Michaels then trapped Flair in his modified figure four leglock, but Flair delivered a thumb to the eye to Michaels to break the submission.
As Flair was delivering chops to Michaels' chest, Michaels hit a second Sweet Chin Music. After getting up on his feet with a worried face, Michaels said to Flair "I'm sorry, I love you," before nailing a final Sweet Chin Music and thus pinning Flair to end his 35-year long wrestling career.
Well, not really. Flair couldn't help himself, so he went to TNA.
John Cena vs. The Big Show vs. Edge
This action started with some brawling and some early teamwork from Big Show and Edge before their alliance crumbled. The match spilled to the outside seeing Edge tackling Big Show through the guardrail with his finishing move, the Spear.
Cena returned Edge to the ring before applying his signature hold, the STF before Big Show came to his senses, and broke up the action, leading to Cena and Edge teaming up to remove Big Show from the equation before turning on each other.
Cena won the match by lifting The Big Show and flipping him over his right shoulder and onto his back, a move named the Attitude Adjustment, then dropping Edge onto Big Show with the same move before pinning The Big Show to win his second World Heavyweight Championship.
Legend vs. Legend
Considered THE BEST MATCH in all of Wrestlemania history, the two legends collided in this epic match.
We saw the Undertaker almost break his neck, Sweet Chin Musics and more. In the end, the Undertaker further increased his WM streak to 17-0
Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
This match saw the break up of Legacy, and saw Cody Rhodes punted in the head (which put him out of action, part of the storyline) and Randy deliver the RKO to win.
MITB ladder match WM 26
This match saw the future of the WWE, veterans of the WWE etc go against each other in order to obtain the briefcase which will get them a title shot at any time for any belt of their choosing.
We saw great skill by Evan "Air" Bourne and by Shelton Benjamin (just to name a few). In the end, Jack Swagger won.
The Streak vs. The Career
Yes the final one. This saw the Undertaker and HBK battle it out one more time on the grandest stage of them all. In the end, the Undertaker increased his streak to 18-0. A sad farewell to the legend, HBK.