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TJR: WrestleMania’s Greatest Matches (#33 to 1) by John Canton

What is the greatest match in WWE WrestleMania history? It’s a question that a lot of wrestling fans ask, debate and wonder. As a guy that’s written about WWE for many years, I have been asked that kind of question many times. Since I reviewed every WrestleMania ever in 2012 (find the full listing here), I wanted to put together a comprehensive list of WrestleMania’s best matches. In each case, I wrote about the build-up to the matches, the play-by-play of the matches, and my extended thoughts on what made it great. I also grabbed some quotes from the participants in some cases.

The original list was written in 2017 with 33 matches because it was WrestleMania 33 that year. In 2020, I added a WrestleMania 35 (2019) match to the series with a review of Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan, which you can read here.

I’m proud of how it all turned out.

The full list of 33 WrestleMania matches with the links to the reviews is below.

  1. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 25
  2. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin @ WrestleMania 13
  3. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 21
  4. Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match) @ WrestleMania 10
  5. Steve Austin vs. The Rock @ WrestleMania 17
  6. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage @ WrestleMania 3
  7. Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart @ WrestleMania 10
  8. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (TLC) @ WrestleMania 17
  9. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 26
  10. The Undertaker vs. Triple H @ WrestleMania 28
  11. Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 20
  12. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart @ WrestleMania 12
  13. Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage @ WrestleMania 7
  14. Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle @ WrestleMania 19
  15. Money in the Bank Ladder Match (won by Edge) @ WrestleMania 21
  16. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho @ WrestleMania 19
  17. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk @ WrestleMania 29
  18. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista @ WrestleMania 30
  19. Edge vs. Mick Foley @ WrestleMania 22
  20. The Undertaker vs. Triple H @ WrestleMania 27
  21. Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair @ WrestleMania 8
  22. The Undertaker vs. Edge @ WrestleMania 24
  23. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 23
  24. Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H @ WrestleMania 30
  25. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit @ WrestleMania 17
  26. The Rock vs. Steve Austin @ WrestleMania 19
  27. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (vs. Seth Rollins) @ WrestleMania 31
  28. Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle @ WrestleMania 20
  29. The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan @ WrestleMania 18
  30. Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair @ WrestleMania 24
  31. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch @ WrestleMania 32
  32. Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper @ WrestleMania 8
  33. Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan @ WrestleMania 6

WrestleMania’s Greatest Matches archives are here.

Thanks for reading!

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