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.
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.
14 Erick Rowan (0-2)
13 Bray Wyatt (0-2)
12 Bo Dallas (B0-2)
11 Sin Cara (0-3)
10 Damien Sandow (0-3)
9 Darren Young (0-3)
8 Xavier Woods (0-3)
7 Curtis Axel (0-3)
6 Heath Slater (0-4)
5 Big E (0-4)
4 Ryback (0-4)
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.
2 R-Truth (0-6)
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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