FOR nearly 40 years, WWE’s WrestleMania has produced some of the most breathtaking moments in sports entertainment.
Nicknamed the Showcase of the Immortals, it’s a show where superstars are made and careers defined.
Wrestlemania 38 is now just weeks away and already shaping up to be one of the best of all time.
The legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin has confirmed He will return to the ring at the spectacle next month.
And so will we Logan Paul competes within the square circle For the first time.
But until then, let’s go over our top 10 WrestleMania Appetizing moments:
Seth Rollins collects Money in the Bank (WM31)
Live from Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, WrestleMania featured 31 Sting vs Triple H, The Undertaker against Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollin against Randy Orton and the main event of Brock Lesnar vs Roman rule.
Reigns earned a shot at Lesnar’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship by winning the 2015 Royal Rumble.
At the start Lesnar was an unstoppable force and threw Reigns through the ring. But as the game progressed, both Superstars spent time brutalizing each other.
Once both Superstars were down, Rollins’ music hit and he ran down the ramp with the “Money in the Bank” briefcase as the match turned into a triple threat. Rollins walked away victorious after hitting Reigns with his signature curb stomp finisher.
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Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (WM12)
The 60-minute Iron Man match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart was arguably one of the greatest in WrestleMania history.
An Iron Man match is a competition lasting a specified period of time, usually 30 or 60 minutes, with the competitor with the most falls at the end of that time being crowned the winner.
After winning the 1996 Royal Rumble, Michaels earned a shot at Hart for the WWE, then WWF, World Championship.
Michaels’ performance that night is still an iconic moment, as he zip-lined off the rafters while the sea of fans below watched in wonder.
Michaels descended to the ring on the line in his signature flashy attire.
Both men put on a show and the match eventually went into sudden death overtime.
Michaels defeated Hart in overtime and finished The Hitman with his signature Sweet Chin Music to win his first WWE World Championship.
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (WM3)
One of the great moments in wrestling: Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania 3.
The slam, heard around the world, happened when Hogan lifted Andre and slammed him into the ring, blowing the roof off the arena.
Andre was 7ft 4 and weighed a whopping 520lbs so the strength shown by Hogan was remarkable.
The build up of the game had centered on whether Hogan could beat Andre. Early on, Hogan went to the slam only for Andre to fall on top of him.
As the match drew to a close, a hulked-up Hogan rammed The Giant and continued his signature leg drop before pinning the tall Frenchman.
Stone Cold & Mike Tyson (WM12)
Fan-loving, anti-authority, loudmouth beer-drinking Stone Cold Steve Austin had a shot at Shawn Michaels’ title at WM12, with special enforcer Iron mike tyson on the ring.
In the weeks leading up to the event, during an episode of Monday night Raw Tyson and Austin were involved in a scuffle that officers had to break up.
On the following episode of Raw, Michaels and D-Generation X interrupted a segment between Tyson and Vince McMahon, resulting in Michaels calling Tyson to a fight.
Being the practical joker that he was, Michaels fooled the WWE audience by ripping off Tyson’s t-shirt to reveal him with a DX t-shirt underneath that introduced him as a member of the group.
At WrestleMania, Austin still overcame himself after hitting Michaels with a stunner while Tyson counted the fall.
Tyson would eventually side with Austin and crown him as the new champion.
After the loss, Michaels attempts to get an explanation from Tyson and lays hands on him as he is KO’d by Tyson with a right hook to the delight of fans.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2 (WM17)
A match that defined the careers of three fledgling tag teams, the tables, ladders and chairs match between the Hardy Boys, the Dudley Boys and Edge and Christian stole the show at WrestleMania 17.
The three teams paved the way for some of the newer guys in WWE today.
The trio, who competed in a ladder match for the WWE Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania 16 the year before, took on the biggest stage of them all again.
With so many memorable moments, the one who blasted the roof of the Reliant Astrodome was Edge’s javelin at Jeff Hardy.
Hardy was hanging 15 feet in the air when Edge impaled him while throwing himself off a ladder.
In the end, Edge and Christian took the tag team title, just like the year before.
Shawn Michaels’ Last Match (WM26)
Shawn Michaels’ last match, nicknamed Mr. WrestleMania, was at WrestleMania 26 against Undertaker.
For the second year in a row, The Undertaker and Michaels faced off in a match dubbed the Streak vs. Career Match.
What followed was a show, a barrage of entries, a ringside tombstone, a moonsault on the announcer’s table, and several close decisions for each fighter.
After Taker delivered a second tombstone pile drive, everyone thought the match was over, but Michaels refused to stay down.
Undertaker’s face was in disbelief after Michael was kicked out and moments later yelled “stay down” at the staggering Michaels.
This time, Taker delivered a bouncing tombstone and covered Michaels for the final time, ending Heartbreak Kids’ career.
Symbol vs Symbol (WM18)
Two of the biggest stars in wrestling history went head-to-head in 2002 despite no gold at stake.
The Rock, then WWE’s biggest star, and Hollywood Hulk Hogan, a member of the New World Order, faced off at WrestleMania 18.
Both men went the distance in the match, with The Rock ultimately walking away victorious.
Defeating Hogan would cement The Rock as “the guy” in the company at the time. It was also symbolic of Hogan passing the torch to The Great One.
Ric Flair retires (WM24)
Just as The Undertaker ended Shawn Michaels’ career, Heartbreak Kid brought Ric Flair the same end two years earlier at WrestleMania 24.
At the time, Michaels often cited The Nature Boy as his childhood hero and proclaimed him the greatest wrestler of all time.
They also became friends, which made the encounter even more painful for fans.
Shortly before Flair’s 35-year career with Sweet Chin Music ended, Michaels said, “I’m sorry. I love you” to The Nature Boy.
Both men broke down in tears in the middle of the ring after the match.
The Rock vs. Stone Cold (WM17)
After winning the 2001 Royal Rumble match, Steve Austin earned himself a title shot against then-champion Kurt Angle.
But before Austin got his shot at Mania, he first had to see who he would face when The Rock and Angle battled it out for the title at the pre-WrestleMania pay-per-view event, No Way Out.
The Rock would eventually pin Angle to be crowned the new champion, setting the stage for The Rock vs. Steve Austin mega match at WrestleMania 17.
Just before the game started, it was announced that it would be a no-disqualification game, surprising fans.
The two stars produced a stunning match, including an iconic moment when Austin had blood running down his face, similar to his WrestleMania 13 match against Bret Hart.
With the help of Vince McMahon, Austin won The Rock’s WWE Championship after hitting The Great One with multiple chair shots to the body.
After the match, wrestling fans at Austin and McMahon’s locale cringed, shook hands and shared a beer after years of conflict between the two.
The series is over (WM30)
Perhaps the biggest WrestleMania moment goes to Brock Lesnar and his stunning victory over The Undertaker.
Taker had perpetuated his legacy at WrestleMania by going 21 straight years undefeated.
All that changed at WrestleMania 30 when Lesnar pinned Taker after hitting a third F5, his signature move, to give the Phenom its first Mania loss.
The stadium, filled with more than 75,000 fans, fell completely silent after the bell.
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