An Immortal Showcase: Ten WrestleMania Matches That Changed Wrestling Forever

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An Immortal Showcase: Ten WrestleMania Matches That Changed Wrestling Forever
WrestleMania has established itself as the premier event in all of professional wrestling. Relive ten of the most influential moments in the history of the sport!

WrestleMania.

For a wrestling fan, it's like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs all rolled into one. WrestleMania! The "Showcase of the Immortals", the "Granddaddy of 'Em All"!

We wait all year for that one special Sunday, when the world's top wrestling promotion stages its annual gala of wrestling excitement.

From the moment the final bell rings at the Royal Rumble, wrestling fans begin counting down to WrestleMania Sunday, eagerly scouring every resource imaginable to find out which dream matches we'll be privy to this year.

When Vince McMahon and the then-WWF launched their annual spectacle way back in 1985, no one could have predicted just how important the event would become not only for professional wrestling, but for pop culture in general.

WrestleMania has stood the test of time, and has become one of the most engrossing events in all the world.

And the matches! WrestleMania exhibited layers of awesomeness beyond its pomp and circumstance. Not only has the "Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment" showcased some of wrestling's best matches; it's showcased some of wrestling's most groundbreaking matches.

Wrestlers have defined their careers at WrestleMania, and have used the worldwide stage to launch themselves into the annals of wrestling immortality.

Yet of all the great performances we've witnessed at WrestleMania, there are ten performances that stand out from all the rest. They are the greatest examples of why we, the fans, love this sport so much.

These ten performances not only changed the way we viewed professional wrestling, but it changed the business itself forever. If you must watch 10 matches from the first 26 WrestleManias in your lifetime before you die, here they are.

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