It's every professional wrestler's dream to compete at WrestleMania. It's the biggest wrestling show in the world and so many of the best wrestlers of all time have made their mark on at the "showcase of the immortals". Hulk Hogan wouldn't be Hulk Hogan without his win at WrestleMania III. Shawn Michaels proved he could steal the show with his ladder match at WrestleMania X...and then really with every other match he ever had at WrestleMania. The image of Stone Cold Steve Austin in a pool of his own blood at WrestleMania 13 became iconic (yes, I'm aware that was a loss) and he truly became the face of the company a year later when he won the title at WrestleMania XIV. Hell, The Undertaker has 23 wins at WrestleMania. Careers can be made with a big win on "the grandest stage of them all".
Then there's the other side of things. Not everybody on the roster is going to get that big WrestleMania moment. It's just how the business works. There are WWE Hall of Famers that never got a win at WrestleMania. Koko B. Ware never won at WrestleMania. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff never won at WrestleMania. Sting lost his only WrestleMania match. Jeff Hardy had five WrestleMania matches and never won one.
Now, I'm not saying that every win at WrestleMania leads to bigger and better things. Ask Fandango how that win over Chris Jericho a few years back is working out for him. But I'd also venture to bet that he'd say that was the biggest highlight of his career.
With all of that being said, let's take a look at some folks currently on the roster who still haven't gotten that WrestleMania win...and yes, I'm counting dark matches and pre-show matches as well. If they performed in front of a WrestleMania crowd, they got a WrestleMania check and it's going on here.
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15 AJ Styles/Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn/Sasha Banks/Becky Lynch (0-1)
Okay, it might not be fair to put these guys and gals on this list seeing as how all of them just had their first WrestleMania appearance and all are likely to get a big win on the main stage at some point, but I couldn't just leave them off given their status in the company. The rumor is that Kevin Owens was originally supposed to retain his Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 32, but Zack Ryder was given his big moment instead.
Zayn will likely win an Intercontinental or United States title match at a WrestleMania down the road and there's no way the WWE Universe would keep quiet if Styles doesn't win whatever match he's in a year from now. As for the ladies, both Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch have long careers ahead of them and will get their respective wins soon.
14 Erick Rowan (0-2)
Unfortunately for Erick Rowan, he was the man stuck in the horrendous segment with The Rock at WrestleMania 32 and now has the distinction of being the man who was pinned in the shortest match in WrestleMania history. At least he got more than six seconds at WrestleMania 31 as part of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, technically finishing in ninth place. It's hard to imagine him ever getting a win at a WrestleMania at this point.
13 Bray Wyatt (0-2)
Bray Wyatt has had two high-profile matches in his WrestleMania career, but has unfortunately lost both of them. He succumbed to Super Cena at WrestleMania XXX and became victim number 22 of The Undertaker a year ago at WrestleMania 31. Injuries prevented him from having an actual match at this year's show, but one has to hope that a big win is on the horizon for "The Eater of Worlds". Perhaps next year versus The Rock? Honestly, I would have preferred him being the one to end The Undertaker's undefeated streak. I know what they were doing with Brock Lesnar, but he certainly didn't need the rub to stay over. A win over The Undertaker at WrestleMania would have vaulted Bray into the stratosphere.
12 Bo Dallas (B0-2)
Did you see what I did there with the B0-2? Pretty clever, don't you think? Okay, maybe not but Bo joins his real-life brother in the winless column after losses at WrestleMania 31 and WrestleMania 32, both coming in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Unless Bo ever gets a big push, which doesn't seem likely at this point, it's going to be tough for him to ever have a match that doesn't involve 20 other people in it. I'd still like to see him join the Wyatt Family at some point (you know, because he's actually family) and at least get a win in a six-man tag match or something.
11 Sin Cara (0-3)
After two losses in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX and WrestleMania 31, Sin Cara finally got a chance to shine in a different kind of match at WrestleMania 32 as part of the seven-man ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship, ultimately won by Zack Ryder. Sin Cara had a solid showing in the match, but with the roster stacking up the way it is and the tag team division getting stronger and stronger, it's going to be tough for him to ever get a big WrestleMania victory.
10 Damien Sandow (0-3)
For about a minute last year at WrestleMania 31, I really thought that Damien Sandow was going to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. After finally turning on The Miz and getting the pops he was getting, that could have been a huge turning point in his career. However, he was eliminated by Big Show and that was that. His only other two WrestleMania appearances were at WrestleMania XXX and this year's WrestleMania 32, both losses in the battle royal.
9 Darren Young (0-3)
Darren Young is simply another case of a guy that has a ton of talent but not a lot of backing. He and Titus O'Neil were once on a role as the tag champs, but once the Dudley Boyz returned to WWE, it seems like the Prime Time Players were just shoved to the side. Perhaps there's some sort of eight or ten-man tag match that he can be on the winning side of in the future, but if not, he's likely to keep being a losing participant in the battle royal, which he has been for the last three years.
8 Xavier Woods (0-3)
Some of you may only be counting two matches that Xavier Woods has participated in at WrestleMania, but if New Day is involved, I'm counting it. Such was the case last year at WrestleMania 31 as they lost in a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, won by Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. He lost in the battle royal at WrestleMania XXX and was also on the losing end this year to The League of Nations. To make matters worse, he got a Stone Cold Stunner from Steve Austin as well.
7 Curtis Axel (0-3)
Well, I guess you could say that Curtis Axel's WrestleMania record is perfect...just not the way he might like. I think that last year was Axel's best chance to pick up a WrestleMania win, but creative wasn't thinking the way I was. I thought with his whole gimmick of saying he was never eliminated at the Royal Rumble could carry over to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and they could push him with a victory, but instead he was the first man out. At least he made it to the final ten of this year's battle royal. His big stage debut at WrestleMania XXX ended in a loss in the Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match for the tag titles when he was a member of Rybaxel.
6 Heath Slater (0-4)
Do you think Heath Slater was watching Zack Ryder at WrestleMania 32 and thinking "Man, I hope I get that someday"? To Slater's credit, he's always been one of those guys that's always done what's asked of him. He started out hot in the Nexus, which essentially became The Corre later on and they lost an eight-man tag at WrestleMania XXVII. After two years of not having a match at WrestleMania, he's been a participant of every Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, obviously losing in all three.
5 Big E (0-4)
You would think that with the popularity of New Day that they'll get a WrestleMania win eventually, but until then Big E is stuck in the winless column. He teamed with Dolph Ziggler (remember when he was Dolph's muscle) in a loss to Team Hell No at WrestleMania 29, lost in the battle royal at WrestleMania XXX, lost in the Fatal 4-Way tag match a year ago and got the short end of the stick against The League of Nations this year. You would think that a big guy like this would have a WrestleMania win by now.
4 Ryback (0-4)
Speaking of big guys that you thought would have a WrestleMania win, there's "The Big Guy" himself, Ryback. It was very surprising that he lost his WrestleMania debut, suffering a defeat at the hands of Mark Henry at WrestleMania 29, and his losing streak now stands at four. He lost the aforementioned Fatal 4-Way tag match with Curtis Axel at WrestleMania XXX, was part of the final four in the battle royal at WrestleMania 31 which was won by Big Show and lost a United States title match on this year's pre-show to Kalisto. Will Ryback ever get his WrestleMania moment?
3 The Dudley Boyz (0-5)
This may be the most surprising entry on this list. Once they finally decide to retire, The Dudley Boyz are shoe-ins for the WWE Hall of Fame, but they'd better be happy that induction isn't based on WrestleMania records. Seriously though, their first two WrestleMania appearances are legendary and I don't even care that they lost. The Triangle Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000 and the TLC Match at WrestleMania X-Seven with the Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian were two of the most exciting matches in history. E & C won both.
They lost in a Four Corners Elimination Match at WrestleMania X-8, followed it up with a loss at WrestleMania XX in a Fatal 4-Way and returned after a dozen years to lose to The Usos at WrestleMania 32. At least they were in the corner of Lance Storm and Chief Morley when they beat Kane and RVD at WrestleMania XIX.
2 R-Truth (0-6)
R-Truth is another one of those guys that just goes with the flow. He's been with WWE for longer than people might remember and actually has six WrestleMania matches under his belt. Unfortunately, he's never gotten a win. He's had three battle royal appearances (WrestleMania 32, XXX, XXVII), but has also had three others. He was a part of the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match last year that was won by Daniel Bryan, was a member of Team Teddy at WrestleMania XXVIII that lost to Team Johnny and tagged with John Morrison at WrestleMania XXVI in a lost to ShoMiz (remember when that was an actual thing?).
1 Goldust (0-9-1)
Coming in at number one on the list is Goldust, who has appeared in 10 WrestleMania matches and never gotten a win. His last five appearances have all been in battle royals (32, 31, XXX, XXVI, 22). Before that, he was part of the Hardcore Championship match at WrestleMania X8, a Four Corners match for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania XV, teamed with Luna Vachon to lose to Marc Mero and Sable at WrestleMania XIV, was the victim of Triple H's first WrestleMania win at WrestleMania 13 and came the closest he's gotten to a win with a no-contest finish in that weird Backlot Brawl with Rowdy Roddy Piper at WrestleMania XII.
So, you tell me. Who's the first person on this list to get a WrestleMania win?
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