It’s WrestleMania season, and that means we get fun lists like the following from WWE Top 10 on the Greatest WrestleMania Main Events. Let’s see if we’re picking up what they’re putting down here:
10. Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle, WrestleMania 19
9. Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior, WrestleMania 6
8. Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan, WrestleMania 30
7. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 31
6. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WrestleMania 15
5. Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, WrestleMania 35
4. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 12
3. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 26
2. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania 3
1. The Rock vs. John Cena, WrestleMania 28
We are not, in fact, picking up what they’re putting down.
What Rock and Cena put together back in 2012 was certainly interesting, and the match wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s just no way in hell it was the best main event in the history of WrestleMania. I recognize these lists are subjective but even then. Just … no. I cannot in good conscience agree with that being at the top of the list.
I don’t have much of a problem with the remainder of the list. I would probably substitute out Rock vs. Austin from WrestleMania 15 with Austin’s title win over Shawn Michaels from the year before but there’s nothing egregious about going the other way with it.
Your thoughts, dear reader?