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(YardBarker)   In anticipation of the upcoming WrestleMania, here are the 29 main events in its history ranked from worst to first   (network.yardbarker.com) divider line 52
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2014-03-11 07:01:25 AM  
Legend has it Wrestlemania 13 is where Sid pooped himself before getting tombstoned.

Also, Wrestlemania 17 and Angle vs Lesnar should switch spots.

The main events at Wrestlemania usually suck compared to the best match of the night, like Steamboat vs. Savage, or Warrior vs. Savage.
 
KoC
2014-03-11 07:55:49 AM  
I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.
 
2014-03-11 08:08:36 AM  
Triple H bleeds buckets and Jim Ross gets near orgasm talking about Batista's strength, and they put the man over so hard that almost a decade later he gets to saunter in from his Marvel shooting schedule and main-event again despite being a breath-deprived Hans Moleman

lol
 
2014-03-11 08:18:57 AM  
Did they mention the one where the bad guy was pretending to be really bad but in the end turned out to be a good guy? But then later when he's not as popular he becomes a bad guy again. That's my favorite!

I also like the one where the good guy turns out to be a bad guy and he hits the good guy with a chair while the referee is distracted by a scantily clad woman outside the ring. Classic, you can't make that stuff up!
 
2014-03-11 09:01:01 AM  
FTA: If we're going for a totally out-of-context rating on which WrestleMania main events were the best, WrestleMania XX wins in a walk. The triple threat between Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit that culminates in the original "vanilla midget the Internet loves" triumphing in the face of the most evil guy in the world AND his best friend at a milestone WrestleMania in the most famous wrestling arena in the world on the same show his best friend retained the WWE Championship and then HUGGING while CONFETTI FALLS AROUND THEM is the most wonderful and satisfying wrestling match of all time.

Unfortunately, there is context.

So I'm putting it here, at #4. A reminder that it was once my favorite match and made me not only so happy that I cried, but that I ran outside and ran around in the front yard yelling. A great, great wrestling match full of pathos and pro graps excellence pretty much ruined the f*ck forever by some horrible, inexcusable stuff.


This. So sadly this. :-(
 
2014-03-11 09:10:45 AM  

KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.


Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.
 
2014-03-11 09:42:53 AM  
I remember all the hype around WM#1...Roddy Piper put on a Mr. T wig and taunted him.

One of these days I may just have to watch it.
 
2014-03-11 09:46:11 AM  
Miz's was definitely the worst, by a long mile. Last year's (once twice in a lifetime) was pretty bad, too.
 
2014-03-11 09:54:21 AM  
The RAW after Wrestlemania has been better than Wrestlemania itself the last 4 years running.  I don't see that streak ending this year.
 
2014-03-11 10:41:41 AM  
"Worst: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat was never involved in a WrestleMania main event, but Zack Ryder was."

This times 1000
 
2014-03-11 10:44:51 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Legend has it Wrestlemania 13 is where Sid pooped himself before getting tombstoned.

Also, Wrestlemania 17 and Angle vs Lesnar should switch spots.


Ehhhh...I'd still keep 17's at #1, just because it's Austin "selling his soul to the devil himself" to get the title back.

The main events at Wrestlemania usually suck compared to the best match of the night, like Steamboat vs. Savage, or Warrior vs. Savage.

True, Steamboat/Savage is easily in top 3 of greatest Wrestlemania matches ever, if not #1.

Of course, this was two years before the Steamboat/Flair feud which produced MOTY candidates every time they wrestled.
 
2014-03-11 11:08:18 AM  

Jakesta: KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.

Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.


Hey! Because reasons!
 
2014-03-11 11:18:16 AM  
WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.
 
2014-03-11 11:25:45 AM  

Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.


I'll agree with you with Hogan/Andre:  You weren't expecting a Kobashi/Misawa classic with those two, but the match itself was better than it should've been considering Andre was well past his best and ailing.
 
2014-03-11 11:26:04 AM  

Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.


Agree. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant should be number one and number two should be Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior.
 
2014-03-11 11:27:41 AM  

Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.


Hogan v Andre was a match between a guy that could barely walk and a guy that could barely wrestle. For poor Andre it happened about 7 years too late. One good thing, even as a child I figured out that Hogan was actually the heel during that match.
 
2014-03-11 11:29:12 AM  

kdawg7736: Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.

Agree. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant should be number one and number two should be Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior.


I can recall how the crowd popped when Hogan "slammed" Andre.  Funny thing was when they feuded in 1980, Hogan slammed Andre (legit)...at a TV taping which ended in an Andre DQ.
 
2014-03-11 11:29:28 AM  

kdawg7736: Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.

Agree. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant should be number one and number two should be Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior.


I can't wait until Hogan is refereeing WM XXX. Still time to shoehorn him in!
 
2014-03-11 11:38:17 AM  

Moopy Mac: Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.

Hogan v Andre was a match between a guy that could barely walk and a guy that could barely wrestle. For poor Andre it happened about 7 years too late. One good thing, even as a child I figured out that Hogan was actually the heel during that match.


There were 93,000+ people there.  I think WWF handled it pretty well.  And 1980 Hogan wasnt fit to main event Main Event.

WM III should be higher because of its significance and story telling, not because it was a clinic.
 
2014-03-11 11:44:33 AM  

Gunny Highway: Moopy Mac: Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.

Hogan v Andre was a match between a guy that could barely walk and a guy that could barely wrestle. For poor Andre it happened about 7 years too late. One good thing, even as a child I figured out that Hogan was actually the heel during that match.

There were 93,000+ people there.  I think WWF handled it pretty well.  And 1980 Hogan wasnt fit to main event Main Event.

WM III should be higher because of its significance and story telling, not because it was a clinic.


But exactly as Shroud says in the review, just because it was significant doesn't mean it was any good. There have been shiat matches in front of huge crowds before. Sometimes a hot crowd adds to an already strong match, other times it is just a hot crowd happy to be at Wrestlemania watching hot garbage. And the face of faces, unprovoked, tried to DTD the heel on the concrete after pealing up the mat. What is that?

And the match did happen 7 (probably 10) years too late (for Andre). The guy could barely walk.

Crippled Andre or not, bottom line, in my opinion, is that Hogan couldn't wrestle.
 
2014-03-11 11:49:17 AM  
IX, 27 & 11...damn, that's a toss up.
 
2014-03-11 11:49:22 AM  

Moopy Mac: Gunny Highway: Moopy Mac: Gunny Highway: WrestleMania XIV - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels was too high and WM III - Hogan vs. Andre is too low.

Hogan v Andre was a match between a guy that could barely walk and a guy that could barely wrestle. For poor Andre it happened about 7 years too late. One good thing, even as a child I figured out that Hogan was actually the heel during that match.

There were 93,000+ people there.  I think WWF handled it pretty well.  And 1980 Hogan wasnt fit to main event Main Event.

WM III should be higher because of its significance and story telling, not because it was a clinic.

But exactly as Shroud says in the review, just because it was significant doesn't mean it was any good. There have been shiat matches in front of huge crowds before. Sometimes a hot crowd adds to an already strong match, other times it is just a hot crowd happy to be at Wrestlemania watching hot garbage. And the face of faces, unprovoked, tried to DTD the heel on the concrete after pealing up the mat. What is that?

And the match did happen 7 (probably 10) years too late (for Andre). The guy could barely walk.

Crippled Andre or not, bottom line, in my opinion, is that Hogan couldn't wrestle.


IIRC didn't he win the IWGP title over Inoki in 1984 (shortly before he came to the WWE)?

The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.
 
2014-03-11 11:55:22 AM  

Moopy Mac: And the match did happen 7 (probably 10) years too late (for Andre). The guy could barely walk.


Hogan was still playing to the Irish demographic in 1980.  The match would have been nothing.

Moopy Mac: What is that?


That is Hogan.

Moopy Mac: Crippled Andre or not, bottom line, in my opinion, is that Hogan couldn't wrestle


There is more to wrestling than wrestling.  Just my opinion, the match should be higher.
 
2014-03-11 12:01:10 PM  
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Main events suck, the ladder matches were always the best.
 
2014-03-11 12:02:00 PM  
I'm not reading click-bait but Angle/Jericho/[redacted] triple threat for the Euro-IC belts at WM16 was the best match on that card, and the last time I truly gave a sh*t about the IC title.
 
2014-03-11 12:06:04 PM  

Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.


This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury
 
2014-03-11 12:09:46 PM  

machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury


I remember seeing him in a match at MSG v. a young Ted DiBiase and yeah, Hogan could wrestle.  Also remember seeing him in a match with the Great Muta in Japan and, yeah, he was older...but still was decent.
 
2014-03-11 12:10:36 PM  

machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury


Cena has been doing awesome work in the last year.
 
2014-03-11 12:11:13 PM  

machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury


Forgot to add:  Cena still gets injured regardless.
 
2014-03-11 12:15:05 PM  

Rwa2play: machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury

Forgot to add:  Cena still gets injured regardless.


Of course he does. Aftermarket Bella has a mean torture rack, and isn't afraid to stretch him to try and get a commitment or children out if the deal.
 
2014-03-11 12:18:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury

Forgot to add:  Cena still gets injured regardless.

Of course he does. Aftermarket Bella has a mean torture rack, and isn't afraid to stretch him to try and get a commitment or children out if the deal.


See?  That's how out of touch I've been with the WWE; didn't know one of the Bella twins and Cena were doing the horizontal mambo.
 
KoC
2014-03-11 12:20:19 PM  

Jakesta: KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.

Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.


I'm about as cool as Pee Wee Herman. Doesn't change the fact that this is a horrifically crappy list.
 
2014-03-11 12:21:13 PM  

Rwa2play: FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury

Forgot to add:  Cena still gets injured regardless.

Of course he does. Aftermarket Bella has a mean torture rack, and isn't afraid to stretch him to try and get a commitment or children out if the deal.

See?  That's how out of touch I've been with the WWE; didn't know one of the Bella twins and Cena were doing the horizontal mambo.


Eeyup. Meantime, Daniel Bryan is engaged to Stock Bella.
 
2014-03-11 12:26:36 PM  

KoC: Jakesta: KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.

Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.

I'm about as cool as Pee Wee Herman. Doesn't change the fact that this is a horrifically crappy list.


It is time for you to share your list.
 
2014-03-11 12:40:15 PM  

clintster: Rwa2play: FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: machoprogrammer: Rwa2play: The reason why Hogan became kick-punch is because Vince didn't want his top star injured.  Hogan could wrestle for a big man, especially in his younger days.

This. If you watch his earlier stuff, he was pretty solid. Same thing with Cena, too. The guy is actually good in the ring, but Vince restricts him to try and avoid injury

Forgot to add:  Cena still gets injured regardless.

Of course he does. Aftermarket Bella has a mean torture rack, and isn't afraid to stretch him to try and get a commitment or children out if the deal.

See?  That's how out of touch I've been with the WWE; didn't know one of the Bella twins and Cena were doing the horizontal mambo.

Eeyup. Meantime, Daniel Bryan is engaged to Stock Bella.


Unlike in a title match, Daniel Bryan wins.
 
2014-03-11 01:04:34 PM  
Lists like these are always iffy because of the "moment" factor.  Hulk/Andre wasn't shiat on a technical standpoint and neither was Hulk/Warrior, but the sheer "moment"ness of those matches elevate them far beyond what they were going by what they were actually doing in the ring.

Rwa2play: The main events at Wrestlemania usually suck compared to the best match of the night, like Steamboat vs. Savage, or Warrior vs. Savage.

True, Steamboat/Savage is easily in top 3 of greatest Wrestlemania matches ever, if not #1.

Of course, this was two years before the Steamboat/Flair feud which produced MOTY candidates every time they wrestled.


I hear ya.  Hart vs. Austin at WrestleMania 13 is my pick for greatest match ever and it's on one of the worst WrestleManias ever.
 
KoC
2014-03-11 01:17:57 PM  

Gunny Highway: KoC: Jakesta: KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.

Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.

I'm about as cool as Pee Wee Herman. Doesn't change the fact that this is a horrifically crappy list.

It is time for you to share your list.


Off the top of my head and having not seen some of these in quite awhile...

From best to worst:

XXVI
VI
XII
III
XX
XIX
XIV
XVII
XXIII
XVII
XXVIII
XXI
VII
2000
XXIV
XIII
XI
XV
IX (I am counting Bret/Yoko as the main, not the unadvertised angle that followed)
XVIII
I
X
IV
II
XXIX
VIII
XXVII
XXV

If I took the time to watch them all this list would probably have a few differences but not many.
 
KoC
2014-03-11 01:22:52 PM  
Messed up a little bit. Put V in between XVII & XIV and the higher listed XVII should be deleted.
 
KoC
2014-03-11 01:24:17 PM  
Fark it, take out the top listed XVII and replace it with V.
 
2014-03-11 01:35:47 PM  
Top 5
XIX
X7
XXIV
XIV
22
 
2014-03-11 01:35:52 PM  
I wish today's commentary had been around for that epic moment in WM III.

Cole: Wow! Hogan with the snap suplex!
Lawler: I knew Hogan was strong, I didn't know he was that strong! He actually lifted Andre off the ground!
JBL: Looks like we got ourselves a flying giant!
 
2014-03-11 01:38:44 PM  

KoC: Jakesta: KoC: I know it's technically impossible to have an incorrect opinion, but this writer somehow pulled it off.

Man, you sound cool. I wish we could hang out, dude.

I'm about as cool as Pee Wee Herman. Doesn't change the fact that this is a horrifically crappy list.


Yeah, it's pretty crappy now that it's gone mainstream. I liked it a lot more before it sold out.
 
2014-03-11 02:06:23 PM  
Everything said about the Hart/Michaels Ironman match?

Totally agree. 100,000%
 
2014-03-11 02:17:35 PM  

verbaltoxin: Angle/Jericho/[redacted]


....Smiths?
 
2014-03-11 02:18:44 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: verbaltoxin: Angle/Jericho/[redacted]

....Smiths?


Signing autographs in bingo halls.
 
2014-03-11 02:37:59 PM  

Kevin Lomax: Did they mention the one where the bad guy was pretending to be really bad but in the end turned out to be a good guy? But then later when he's not as popular he becomes a bad guy again. That's my favorite!

I also like the one where the good guy turns out to be a bad guy and he hits the good guy with a chair while the referee is distracted by a scantily clad woman outside the ring. Classic, you can't make that stuff up!


You forgot that match which inexplicably had Lex Luger.
 
2014-03-11 04:20:42 PM  
robsul82:

I hear ya.  Hart vs. Austin at WrestleMania 13 is my pick for greatest match ever and it's on one of the worst WrestleManias ever.

Ironic how Bret put Austin over the top with that match and then was gone in less than a year.
 
2014-03-11 04:42:52 PM  

you are a puppet: I wish today's commentary had been around for that epic moment in WM III.

Cole: Wow! Hogan with the snap suplex!
Lawler: I knew Hogan was strong, I didn't know he was that strong! He actually lifted Andre off the ground!
JBL: Looks like we got ourselves a flying giant!


No. Hell. No. Gorilla and Jesse or nothing. I'd clone those f*cks just to have them back on the headsets.
 
2014-03-11 06:43:50 PM  

Flappyhead: robsul82:

I hear ya.  Hart vs. Austin at WrestleMania 13 is my pick for greatest match ever and it's on one of the worst WrestleManias ever.

Ironic how Bret put Austin over the top with that match and then was gone in less than a year.


One of the key pieces that lead to the Attitude Era, it would be interesting to see if Bret actually stayed or did the job without getting pissed.
 
2014-03-12 09:58:09 AM  

eddievercetti: One of the key pieces that lead to the Attitude Era, it would be interesting to see if Bret actually stayed or did the job without getting pissed.


Bret should've worked out a new deal. 20 years was dumb and unfeasible, and he knew it. Instead he ran off to WCW and refused to job to Michaels. Sure Vince calling for the bell was dumb and generated controversy, but Bret really is a giant mark for himself and that had big part in all of it.
 
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