Here are the Top Five WrestleMania Matches of All Time
It's Saturday, and we could all use a break from politics. There was plenty of bad news this past week. There will be more examples of the wheels coming off the planet next week. So, if you'll indulge me, and since it's WrestleMania weekend, I thought I'd share my top matches of all time. Hey, at least it's not another Will Smith post.
A lot of you are fans, even though you may not admit as much aloud. Even those of you claiming not to be fans know you're going to be silently arguing about what matches YOU would have put on the list. So, here we go.
5. Edge vs Mick Foley in an Extreme Rules Match, WrestleMania 22
Out of the entire list, this one is mostly a personal favorite. Three key reasons. One, Mick Foley is an island boy who finally got his WrestleMania moment. Two, Edge is on my Mt. Rushmore, and this was at the height of his heel run. And three, it's has a flaming tables spot.
Edge Spears Mick Foley - WrestleMania 22youtu.be
4. Bret Hart vs Steve Austin, WrestleMania 13
This match wound up redefining an entire era of pro-wrestling. It started off with Bret Hart as a good guy and Steve Austin as a bad guy. It ended with the swapping of those roles, and Austin turning into a pop-culture icon. And just as an aside, you really need to check out Jordan Peterson using Bret Hart's "hero's journey" in a college lecture.
Talk Is Jericho: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 13youtu.be
3. Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon in a ladder match, WrestleMania 10
Shawn Michaels is another wrestler on my Mt. Rushmore. Scott "Razor Ramon" Hall sadly passed away last month. Twenty-eight years later, it's common to see ladders, chairs, and assorted other furniture used in wrestling matches. Some would argue overused. This was the first, and still one of the best.
Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon watch their historic WrestleMania X Ladder Match: WWE Playbackyoutu.be
2. Ricky Steamboat vs Randy Savage, WrestleMania 3
Steamboat was my favorite wrestler as a kid. We never had cable growing up, and I remember growing pissed off at my mom's coworker (I was 12 at the time) because he kept forgetting the VHS he recorded for me at home. What blew me away was finding out years later that this match was scripted. Most wrestling matches are improvised in the ring minus a few big sports. Savage choreographed this match moment for moment.
WWE Biography: Macho Man vs. Ricky Steamboat: Wrestlemania III | A&Eyoutu.be
1. Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker, WrestleMania 25
In my past life as a wrestling blogger (so long ago, the word bloggers wasn't invented), the annual argument was between Steamboat/Savage and HBK/Razor. Since then, Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker blew them both away and hasn't been topped since. It's not just considered the top WrestleMania match of all time, but one of the best period. Undertaker was inducted into the hall of fame last night and looks to be starting his new career as a motivational speaker.
FULL MATCH - Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels: WrestleMania XXVyoutu.be
Don't pretend you don't have your own top five and aren't angry with me that I left your favorite off of the list. Fight about it in the comment section of whatever social media platform brought you here.
And also consider a disco nap. There are like 217 hours of wrestling to watch this weekend.
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