Big matches are what makes WWE such an extremely popular sport in the World and big stars and established names are what reap the dollars for the company and elevate its level to the top of the food chain. We’ve seen WWE advertise some ‘fantasy matches’ which became real when the wrestlers found themselves going toe to toe in their time in the WWE; we've seen some matches between hugely popular superstars or some crunch, rivalry matches which we’ve always wanted to see promoted over months by the WWE before the event actually goes down, hence reaping all kinds of fans to watch their favorite superstars fight against each other.
Ever since WrestleMania III when Hulk Hogan vs the mighty Andre The Giant was publicized over the moon by the WWE (who let whole of America know that the bout was going down) we’ve seen the advertising team of WWE work their way into hyping up some fan favorite matches in order to get as many sets of eyes possible on it. But sometimes the advertising doesn’t reap rewards as the booking is shoddy and perhaps even the wrestlers cannot find that chemistry to provide 5 star matches.
Often terming these kind of anticipated matches as ‘once in a lifetime’, WWE tries to gather as much attention towards it as possible and often this persistent promoting hampers the effect of the match. The fans go in anticipating an amazing fight but are often disappointed because it turns out to be something they see in every pay-per-view, and often causes backlash on the wrestlers. Because these matches are of such mammoth hype, they’re mostly taking place in prime PPVs like WrestleMania or SummerSlam so that even more people can witness it. Some of these matches live up to the billing, while others just succumb to the hype and turn out to be disappointments.
15 Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy - WrestleMania XXV
14 Vince McMahon vs Bret Hart - WrestleMania XXVI
13 Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose - Survivor Series 2015
12 Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins - Battleground 2015
11 The Rock vs CM Punk - Royal Rumble 2013
10 The Wyatt Family vs Brothers of Destruction - Survivor Series 2015
9 Armageddon Hell in a Cell - Armageddon 2000
8 Hulk Hogan vs Shawn Michaels - SummerSlam 2005
7 Undertaker vs Kane - Unforgiven 1998
6 Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker - WrestleMania XXX
5 Big Show vs Mark Henry - Money in the Bank 2011
4 Stone Cold vs Shawn Michaels - WrestleMania XIV
3 The Rock vs John Cena - WrestleMania XXVIII
2 Triple H vs Sting - WrestleMania 31
1 Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg - WrestleMania XX
This match was something like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object as both powerhouses saw incredible runs in their respective companies before colliding with each other. It all started when Goldberg screwed over Lesnar in No Way Out to make him lose his championship to Eddie Guerrero, and as a result they had a feud which had its boiling point in Wrestlemania in a match with Stone Cold as special referee. But the thing was, Goldberg was on his way out of the company and many smarks knew that and realized how this was being done just to get it over with. The match itself started with the two scanning each other for the first 3 minutes and finally got some offence in on each other. Because of their hard-hitting style of wrestling, the match itself was pretty intense but the crowd let them have it, taunting the wrestlers and criticizing even the irrelevant mistakes. The MSG crowd was livid with these two’s attitude and let them have it and this ‘clash of the titans’ was reduced to a mockery by the crowd and one of the most epic failures in Wrestlemania history.
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