WrestleMania is the Super Bowl for wrestling fans. It is the biggest show of the year. Fans travel from all over the world, no matter where the location to be part of the biggest spectacle in sports entertainment. For the wrestlers, it is the night that they try to put on their best performance. Often times, it begins with a special entrance, which can include but not limited to their theme music being played live. But when it comes to the in-ring performance, there are some Superstars who shine when the bright lights are on.
For 21 WrestleManias, The Undertaker was undefeated. After he defeated Ric Flair at WrestleMania X8, he began making it clear that he was undefeated at the granddaddy of them all. Then the challenge for his opponent every year was to end "The Streak." It was not until WrestleMania 23 where he arguably stole the show when he defeated Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship. His matches continued to be a high profile WrestleMania each year. The question always remained, who would break the streak? At WrestleMania XXX, that question was answered when Brock Lesnar stunned the world. That night, the entire wrestling world stopped. Though he was never considered Mr. WrestleMania, it is quite obvious if you are not going to chose Shawn Michaels, then The Undertaker would be the next choice.
Before WrestleMania 21, Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle were setting up for an epic showdown. These two men are easily two of the greatest this business has ever seen. As Michaels would list his accomplishments, he made Angle aware that he was Mr. Showstopper, Mr. Main Event, and then he blurted out, Mr. WrestleMania. When you look at his WrestleMania resume, it is hard to argue that he was wrong. At WrestleMania X, he and Razor Ramon stole the show during their Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Two years later, Michaels defeated Bret Hart in a 60-Minute Iron-Man match for the WWE Championship. However, the match that solidified his status as Mr. WrestleMania was his match with Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XIX. Michaels was sidelined for four years with a back injury and this was his first time being back at the granddaddy of them all. On that night many will argue that he and Jericho stole the show. On a night that featured Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock (for the third time at WrestleMania) and Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship, Michaels and Jericho found a way to stand out. While Michaels is the undisputed Mr. WrestleMania, there are other superstars who could own that title.
Here are 15 wrestles who could also identify as Mr. WrestleMania.
15 15. The Miz
The Miz has retained the WWE Tag Team Championship, the WWE Championship and won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania. The only matches that he has been on the losing end of are Battle Royal bouts. With The Miz being in the prime of his career and granted he somehow finds his way back into the main event picture, Miz can eventually be considered to lay claim to the Mr. WrestleMania title.
14 14. Rob Van Dam
13 13. The Ultimate Warrior
12 12. Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is box office. When he debuted in the WWE, he was billed as the “Next Big Thing.” In his first WrestleMania match, he won the WWE Championship from Kurt Angle. On this night, Lesnar attempted a Shooting Star Press on Angle and missed which led to him receiving a concussion. His next WrestleMania wasn’t so memorable when he and Goldberg, who were both leaving the company, were booed out of Madison Square Garden.
11 11. Rey Mysterio
10 10. Chris Jericho
9 9. Kurt Angle
8 8. The Rock
7 7. Stone Cold Steve Austin
6 6. Bret Hart
5 5. Edge
Edge made his in-ring WrestleMania debut when he and Christian stole the show at WrestleMania 2000. That night they won their first WWE Tag Team Championship defeating The Hardyz and The Dudley Boyz in a Triangle Ladder match. The match was so great that they did it again the following year as Edge and Christian would once again win the match which was now known as Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.
4 4. Triple H
3 3. John Cena
2 2. Hulk Hogan
1 1. Macho Man Randy Savage
While Hulk Hogan was main eventing WrestleMania, Macho Man Randy Savage was stealing the show. At WrestleMania III, IV, V, VII and VIII, he arguably had the best match on the card. While Hogan and Andre the Giant were the headliners in front of 93,000 at WrestleMania III, Savage and Ricky Steamboat put on what many people still call the greatest WrestleMania match in history. At WrestleMania VII, he fell short to The Ultimate Warrior in a Retirement match, but in that match, fans saw Warrior have perhaps the greatest match of his WWE career thanks to Savage. Macho Man Randy Savage is the true Mr. WrestleMania.
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