Immortality: Favorite WWE Match, Wrestler, Moment and More
Every wrestling fan has their own story to tell.
One person's history with wrestling may have started in the 80's. Another fan's history with wrestling may have started just last week.
There isn't one fan out there that doesn't have their own story to share with everyone that has the same interest in wrestling.
One common wrestling event that everyone here in Bleacher Report watches is the WWE.
Everyone has their own story to tell about their favorite WWE wrestler, match, moment and who knows what else.
Since time passes, and people move on in their life, I decided to share these stories with everyone here in B/R.
Many of you may have already read these stories. Others may just be reading these stories for the first time.
Maybe some of you will read some stories that I haven't shared before. Some may surprise many when people read what they are.
Favorite Diva of All Time: Sable
A lot of wrestling fans consider Trish Stratus their favorite WWE diva of all time. I am not like everyone else and consider her my favorite.
Forget about Stratus, along with Lita, Sunny and the rest of the present and past divas. My favorite is none other than Sable.
She was the whole package to me. Sable had the looks, could get the crowd on their feet and could get other things up.
Sable's career has many highlights that went down in history. Who could ever forget her famous hand-print bikini?
She may have not had great wrestling skills like some past and present women, but I honestly don't care about that.
Sable is one of a kind in my mind, and no one will ever change my opinion. Say all you want, but Sable will always be my favorite.
She deserves a Hall of Fame induction one day. It sucks that her video package won't feature the best parts of her career due to them not being PG.
Still, her career is worthy enough to be in the Hall of Fame.
Favorite Tag Team of All Time: Edge and Christian
Though the division is currently not as great as it used to be, tag teams used to be a great reason to watch WWE programming.
There have been many great teams in the company that include The Road Warriors, The Hart Foundation and The British Bulldogs.
Edge and Christian was the duo that truly caught my eye. Maybe it was because they were on television in the 90's and aughts instead of the teams mentioned before.
Both men had great chemistry together as a tag team in the ring. Not only that, they also had great chemistry during comedy segments.
The tag team has had many great matches. The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz were two teams that E&C had those great matches with.
Edge and Christian have been part of many famous matches. The TLC match at WrestleMania X-Seven is an example.
It seemed that whatever match both men were put in turned out great.
These two men reunited once in a while this past year, which was awesome. Edge is no longer an active wrestler since he retired due to an injury, but we still have Christian to watch.
Even if they are no longer a tag team, the matches both men had in the past together are unforgettable.
Never Won a Title, Yet Is Better Than Any Modern Star: Jake "The Snake" Roberts
There have been many great stars come out of the 80's. The man that stands out to me is Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
Many people these days don't really give the man credit at all. I am really curious to hear the stories of fans to find out why.
Yes, Roberts did go through several personal issues in his life, but you have to admit that none of them affected his WWE career.
His battles with Randy Savage and Rick Rude are two examples of how great Roberts was in the WWE.
Not only that, but he helped two men get over in the WWE. Those two men were The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
At WrestleMania VIII, Roberts got pinned cleanly to the Deadman, and was added to the now legendary streak.
At the 1996 King of the Ring, Roberts lost in the final round of the tournament to Austin, which led to him uttering the famous "Austin 3:16" line.
Roberts was also a man that never won a championship in the WWE, yet his legacy is awesome.
The closest he came to gold was when he feuded with Ted DiBiase and stole his Million Dollar Championship.
Even without gold around his waist, Roberts got over with the crowd as a face, and was equally as hated when he was a heel.
Brag all you want about The Miz or Randy Orton, and anyone else from this era, but Jake Roberts is better than them.
There is only one man on his level and that is CM Punk. Then again, Punk won championships, while Roberts didn't.
Also, let this famous quote by Jake Roberts describe the kind of man he was:
"Put me on the card. Let me bring some asses to the seats. Pay me. I don't care if I'm the champ. I don't care if I'm the water boy. Just let me be part of the show, and I'll do my share."
Was Awesome, and Deserves Respect: The Ultimate Warrior
The Ultimate Warrior is a man that always gets dissed on the Internet by many WWE fans. Well, they should keep their mouths closed and respect a legend.
Yes, The Ultimate Warrior did go through a lot of problems in the WWE, but his career was still awesome.
His matches with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI and Randy Savage at WrestleMania VII are two of the most well known matches in WrestleMania history.
Many don't want to admit it, but The Ultimate Warrior was part of the Big Three in the 80's. He, along with Hogan and Savage, were the most interesting wrestlers in the WWE.
Everyone has their own opinion of The Warrior, and many of them are negative. If one looks behind all the BS comments by fans, then one would see how awesome he was.
He may have had crazy promos, and had problems with the WWE, but The Ultimate Warrior, without a shadow of a doubt, is a legend.
Go ahead and complain, but my opinion will never change.
4 Faces of the WWE: Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels
For a few years now, there has been an interesting question asked by many WWE fans. That question is:
"If WWE had its own Mount Rushmore, who would be the four wrestlers featured?"
To me, that is a very easy question. The answer to it is Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Hogan is an easy choice since he took wrestling to a whole new level. Almost everyone knows him, even if they didn't watch wrestling as much as others.
Austin should be featured since he was the man that helped the WWE defeat WCW during the Monday Night Wars in the 90's.
Having two of the biggest wrestlers that were the face of the WWE are two easy selections. The other two spots are always different, but I have them figured out.
The Undertaker should take spot No. 3 due to the fact that he is the most respected man in history. Why wouldn't he be featured?
'Taker has had a lot of great feuds, matches and he is undefeated at WrestleMania. What else can I say?
Spot No. 4 should belong to Shawn Michaels. Why? Because he is considered the best wrestler ever.
Like 'Taker, he had great feuds, matches and promos. He was also part of the legendary DX in the 90's, who helped define the Attitude Era.
Ric Flair is sometimes mentioned in this conversation, but I wouldn't have him on WWE's version of Mount Rushmore.
The reason for that is because, unlike Hogan, Austin, 'Taker and Michaels, Flair wasn't in the WWE for long during his prime.
Yes, he is a legend, but I wouldn't include a man in a WWE memorial that made a name for himself in another company.
Also, it wouldn't be fair if Vince McMahon was in it. Yes, he is the owner of the WWE, but it would be more fair to have wrestlers on it.
Favorite Match of All Time: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 25
Everyone has read about this match about 1,000 times. It is now time to read about it for the 1,001 time. Get used to it.
Those who have never seen the match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25 need to watch it as soon as possible.
There are only two excuses for never watching this match:
1) You just woke up from a 10-year coma a few minutes ago and found out about the match after reading this.
2) You just started watching WWE programming today.
Those are the only two acceptable excuses for never watching the epic battle between 'Taker and Michaels. Every other excuse is unacceptable.
Not only was the match awesome, but it was the only reason to watch Wrestlemania 25. Besides this match, the entire PPV was average at best.
Search for the match on YouTube and watch it. Wait, not now. Finish reading, then go watch it.
Favorite WrestleMania of All Time: WrestleMania 21
To many, WrestleMania X-Seven is considered the best 'Mania ever. For me, it is WrestleMania 21.
This WrestleMania was the PPV where a lot of memorable moments occurred. We can still see the effects to this day.
The night began with Rey Mysterio defeating Eddie Guerrero in a good opening match. That led to both feuding for months in 2005.
The match that many people consider the highlight of the feud occurred at the 2005 SummerSlam.
The first ever Money In The Bank Ladder match came after. This was the beginning of a tradition for the event. The match even got it's own PPV.
It featured Edge defeating Chris Jericho, Christian, Kane, Shelton Benjamin and Chris Benoit. The match was awesome, and the highlight was Benjamin's wild antics.
Edge cashed in his briefcase at New Year's Revolution the following year and defeated John Cena to win his first WWE Championship.
Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker went on next, and it was good like the two previous matches. Orton was set out to end the streak, but failed.
Throughout 2005, Orton and 'Taker continued their feud. It led to the feud ending at Armageddon in a great Hell In A Cell match.
Next up was a match to calm the people down. Trish Stratus defeated Christy Hemme to retain her Women's Championship.
The match was not good, but it continued to show Stratus proving why she was that good in the WWE.
Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle came after, which was the match of the night. Angle defeated Michaels by submission to show why he was the best wrestler in the company.
The feud continued on Raw when Angle was drafted to the brand in June.
A Sumo match came after the classic Angle/Michaels confrontation. Akebono defeated Big Show in a boring match.
It may have sucked, but history was made that night. It was the first and only Sumo match to have taken place at a WrestleMania.
The next match began the era of John Cena. He defeated JBL for the WWE Championship, and kept it until January.
The match that followed also marked history as it began the era of Batista. He defeated Triple H to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
Overall, WrestleMania 21 marked the beginning of careers, feuds and great matches. This was also the first time both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship changed hands at the event.
Not only do I consider this my favorite PPV because of the history within it, but also because I was personally in attendance.
Yes, WrestleMania X-Seven will always be considered the best, but to me, WrestleMania 21 will always be my favorite.
Favorite Moment: Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon
There have been a lot of great moments in the WWE. From Hulk Hogan slamming Andre The Giant, to CM Punk leaving Chicago with the WWE Championship.
Those moments are awesome, but none of them compare to the segments that Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon had together.
McMahon's worst nightmare was Austin in the 90's and early aughts, and it showed. Austin made sure McMahon never went home happy.
From filling his car with cement, to spraying him with beer, Austin always managed to make McMahon regret ever messing with him.
Everything Austin and McMahon were a part of is considered my favorite WWE moment. I know that isn't really fair to some, but sorry.
There is no way to just choose one moment that Austin and McMahon were a part of. There were way too many of them to just choose one.
Go ahead and try to choose one moment involving Austin and McMahon, and then you'll soon see that there are a few other moments that are also as great.
Favorite Wrestler of All Time: The Undertaker
The WWE has seen many great wrestlers come and go. Everyone has their own favorite wrestler from the past and present.
The man that will always be my favorite is none other than The Undertaker.
Since the day I started watching wrestling, The Undertaker has always been my top favorite. Nobody else never really came close to taking his spot.
Nothing was better than to watch The Undertaker during his Ministry of Darkness days in 1999. I consider that the darkest year, and look, for him.
I actually accepted the change when he became the American Badass and rode a motorcycle to the ring. Many people out there hated it, but I didn't really mind the change.
When he went back to his Deadman gimmick, I had my first chance to see how 'Taker used to be back in the early 90's.
As soon as I was able to have access to the Internet, I looked up all of The Undertaker's old matches and moments to see how awesome he was back in the day.
From the day he debuted until WrestleMania 27, The Undertaker was always a total badass.
There are fans out there that have The Undertaker as their second favorite, behind Shawn Michaels. Michaels is great, but 'Taker is way better in my eyes.
Even after he is long gone from the company, The Undertaker will always remain my top favorite wrestler.
No one out there is capable of changing my opinion. And no one out there isn't even close to taking The Undertaker's spot as my favorite.