As another WrestleMania approaches, fans may recall that they have been exposed to the most shocking, most underrated and the most overrated matches in the event's history. There have been a number of moments that caught fans off guard and amazed us. For the biggest event of the year, it is always going to have pomp and circumstance surrounding it. Whether it was Sheamus defeating Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds or a large contingent of Canadian fans embracing a heel Hollywood Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8 and turning him babyface, WrestleMania has certainly had its stunning moments. While we could focus on the best or even the most enticing matches, there are a number of winners we could never have been predicted. Winners that totally came out of left field considering the push some of the talent was receiving at the time.
In today's age of insider knowledge, it is easy to see who is getting a push or who isn't, but even in instances where fans seemed to be privy to lots of information, they were caught off guard. Each year the WWE manages to do something unpredictable, whether good or bad. Certainly, these particular winners couldn't have been predicted.
While in hindsight it would be safe to say Fandango defeating Chris Jericho was a bad move, at the time Fandango was in the midst of a push, so him winning at the time really couldn't be considered a surprise (it actually would have been more of a surprise to see Fandango defeat Jericho this past Monday night on RAW). Here are the top 14 WrestleMania winners you never saw coming.
14 The Boogeyman Over Booker T - WrestleMania 22
13 Stone Cold Steve Austin Over The Rock - WrestleMania X-Seven
12 Triple H Over The Rock, Big Show and Mick Foley - WrestleMania 2000
11 Honky Tonk Man Over Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake - WrestleMania IV
10 Owen Hart Over Bret Hart - WrestleMania X
9 Honky Tonk Man Over Jake 'The Snake' Roberts - WrestleMania III
8 Jazz Over Lita and Trish Stratus - WrestleMania X8
7 Christian Over Chris Jericho - WrestleMania XX
6 Rick Rude Over The Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania V
5 Hulk Hogan Over Yokozuna - Wrestlemania IX
4 The Ultimate Warrior over Hulk Hogan - WrestleMania VI
3 The Miz Over John Cena - WrestleMania XXVII
2 Seth Rollins Over Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns - WrestleMania 31
1 Brock Lesnar Over The Undertaker - WrestleMania XXX
WrestleMania XXX was where The Beast was pitted against The Streak. Fans confidently predicted an Undertaker win coming. Every year, the same question had been asked: ‘Will the streak remain intact?’ The answer had been a resounding yes for twenty-one WrestleManias. Until this night. Despite the beating The Undertaker was receiving, fans still believed that he would overcome the odds and the streak would be extended. However, when the referee hit the three count after a third F5, there was a collective gasp from those in attendance. The streak that was twenty one years in the making was now over and Brock Lesnar had ended it.
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