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Top 10 worst IC Champions

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10. Texas Tornado Kerry Von Erich

The Von Erichs were a staple in the 1980s wrestling scene. One of the great, an unfortante tragic stories, The WWF added Kerry Von Erich in 1990, he got a fast push, and even pinned Curt Hennig AKA Mr Perfect at Summer Slam 1990, he lost the title soon after and Von Erich stayed at the low to mid card level the rest of his career losing to Flair, Undertaker, and The Warlord, in what started as a promising run. He would sadly take his own life in late 1993.

9. Albert

Multiple times the WWF, wanted to push the massive monster that is Albert. So much the in 2001, they even gave him a push as IC champion after defeating Kane, he never shined in the role and soon lost the belt to Lance Storm. He stayed in the wrestling world and would get a push 10 years later, under the name Tensai, that ended with him dancing with Broadus Clay, and the funkadactyls. He is now a trainer in the WWE.

8. Luke Harper

With his unorthodox style and rough ways, Luke Harper was given the title in hopes of setting him up for solo success, as Bray Wyatt, or the members of the Shield had achieved. Despite having awesome matches, Luke didn’t take off as hoped and he soon lost the title, and return to his role as Brays’ follower.

7. Billy Gunn and Road Dogg Jesse James

On 2 separate occasions the WWF tried to give solo pushes to both members of The New Age Outlaws. Both men however were around in an era, where the WWF talent pool was so deep, men like Benoit, Jericho, Angle, and Guerrero, were far more talented and better fitting in IC Champion roles than the loud and popular act that dominated the WWF Tag Team Title for the beginning of the attitude era.

6.Carlito

He came at a time when alot of the WWFs low to mid card talent was beginning to come on strong and advance to the main event level. This second generation star, had the signs and charisma of a good heel, however we never saw his character grow, regressing to a tag team wrestler, before dropping out of the WWF, a couple years later.

5. Rikishi

He was big, danced, and had a main event push pitting him against Steve Austin and The Rock. He was however not the star the WWF had hoped for. After years of Tag Team success, he came to the WWF to be apart of Too Cool. He soon was put over Chris Benoit, winning the Intercontinental title. He never moved up to the next level though. After losing the title, and main events, he went back to his old persona, never getting back to his 2000 success.

4. Ahmed Johnson

The former NFL player was the prototype of what Vince McMahon wants out of his athletes. A walking action figure he shot to the top of the WWF in the troubled mid 1990s. Beating top heels, it seemed Ahmed Johnson, was destined to be a future WWF champion. Injuries added up and what seemed to be the start of a great career turned into a slower, larger version of his old self stuck at the low card, he joined WCW IN 1999, and sputtered out soon after that.

3. Curtis Axel

The son of the late, great Curt Hennig, it seemed that Curtis Axel, was going to be the next Randy Orton, working as a heel, even having Paul Heyman by his side. That never happened and by this time the Intercontinental title, was no longer viewed as a spring board for talent. He has a number of appearences on TV, through the years but we have never seen the career some thought was ahead of this underachieving talent, lost in the WWE’s talent pool

2. Santino

On paper this man is a bad ass, he could be a tough as nails, bad ass kicker hat the WWE loves in Brock Lesnar, that however is what we have never seen out of Santino Morrella. Instead we have seen a G rated persona, that never got to be the persona who could have shined in. Despite wins over Umaga, and yes… the womens Battle royal, he was a comedy act, which tarnished a belt once worn by up and comers like Savage, Steamboat, Michaels and Bret Hart.

  1. Jeff Jarrett-If there was ever a man who got second, third, forth and 20th chances that man   is Jeff Jarrett, He has never been the A list talent people hoped for. He has been the Intercontinental and World Champion in WCW. Despite even his best run in the late 1990s, Jarrett, never accomplished what many hoped he would’ve. The good housekeeping match, is a shining example, at least he beat DDP and David Arquette for the WCW Title lol
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PostWrestleMania 33: 10 Final thoughts

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1-Am I the only fan who feels a little insulted whenever we see Shane McMahon, locking up with the sports top talent. I don’t get mad seeing part timers get air time. The hell they paid there dues to get where they are. But come on, the last 2 years we have watched Shane battle 2 of the best wrestlers of all time!

2-How long was this Mania? A 4 hour even would suffice… making these long events takes away from even the best possible mania card.

3-Why wasn’t this made to be Bayleys mania moment? Have her end Charlottes streak at Mania rather than a card few will remember. Seems the time is running on Bayleys push and a run for either Nia or another Charlotte run is coming in the near future. Who knows maybe Charlotte will be a 16 time champ by this time next year lol

4-Why couldn’t Naomi have just won the title at Mania? Yet again a reason why it’s easy to forget diva story lines when 48 hours before an event we still don’t know whether or not it’s a kickoff or mania match

5-Kevin and Jericho… Great match, should’ve been later in the card

6-Was I The only person wondering if something was going on with my screen during Wyatt Orton? lol Great build up led to probably one of the worst matches of the night

7-Triple H-Rollins didn’t disappoint… Triple H yet again puts on a great match and when it matters most does the job for the deserving Seth Rollins. Hopefully a good run is on the horizon for Rollins this year.

8-Goldberg and Lesnar put on my favorite match of the night… Being a guy who misses the days of seeing 2 gorrilas kicking the crap out of each other this didn’t disappoint. F-5s, spears, jackhammers, They came out with guns blasting, being we all knew it wasn’t going to be the Lesnar-Angle 60 minute ironman match lol. We’ll see where this Lesnar title run goes. More on that later.

9-The Hardy Boyz are back!!! Who else was excited to see this? Part of me felt it was possible but with Monday Night Raws predictability I was thinking New Day puts themselves in the match. We saw Jeff and Matt looking great, and see this being a great move to bring excitement back to tag team wrestling, since the New Day act started to grow stale. question i’m wondering is how long til they go back to solo careers?

10-Thank you Undertaker! I saw him first in 1991, battling the Ultimate Warrior. 11 year old me was booing like crazy, now I look back and think shit… what a career! This man battled Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Hogan, Sting, Luger, Lawler, Austin, Flair, HHH, Punk, Batista, Orton,Lesnar, Who would have seen that coming from a persona that was supposed to literally be a dead man! Good for Roman though. Seriously, this win would’ve done nothing for John Cena who personally is entering the final stages of his career to. WWE has made some gambles the last 5 years, and with Punk walking, Bryan retired, Barrett, Ziggler, Del Rio, Ryback, to name a few got chances and never materialized. When all your top guys are dropping you need a staple. Romans that guy. Accept it fans, we’re all giving Vince our money already so I guess we already are ! But anyways thanks for the memories Mark Calloway!

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#1 The Undertaker

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Many were apart of WrestleMania, Many from Shawn Michaels to Hulk Hogan made impacts at different stages, but aside from Michaels, Austin and Hogan nobody was in the same conversation with the man known as the phenom. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for even more countdowns. Onto number 1!

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THE UNDERTAKER

1-Pinned Jimmy Snuka

2-Pinned Jake The Snake Roberts

3-Beat Giant Gonzales by DQ

4-Pinned King Kong Bundy

5-Pined Diesel

6-Pinned Psycho Sid for his second WWF Championship

7-Pinned Kane

8-Beat The Big Bossman

9-Pinned Triple H

10-Pinned Ric Flair

11-Beat Albert and The Big Show

12-Pinned Kane

13-Pinned Randy Orton

14-Pinned Mark Henry

15-Defeated Batista for WWF Championship

16-Defeated Edge for WWF Championship

17-Pinned Shawn Michaels

18-Retired Shawn Michaels

19-Pinned Trple H

20-Pinned Triple H

21-Pinned CM Punk

22-Lost to Brock Lesnar

23-Pinned Bray Wyatt

24-Pinned Shane McMahon

-7 time WWF/WWE World Champion

-6 time Tag Team Champion

Royal Rumble Winner 2007

-PWI #2 Wrestler Of 2002

Feud Of The Year 1991, 2015 ( Ultimate Warrior, Brock Lesnar)

1998, 2009, 2010, 2012 Match of The Year (Mankind @ Hell In A Cell, Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 25, Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 26, Triple H @ WrestleMania 28

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WrestleMania Top 25: 5-2

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5.JOHN CENA

-Defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29

-Defeated Edge and BIg Show, for WWF Championship at WrestleMania 25

-Defeated Batista for WWE Championship at WrestleMania 26

-Defeated JBL for first WWF Title at WrestleMania 21

-Defended WWF Championship vs Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 23

-Defended WWF Championship vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 22

-Defeated Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 30

-Lost to The Rock at WrestleMania 28

-Won US Title pinning The Big Show at WrestleMania 20

Defeated Rusev for US Title at WrestleMania 31

-Lost to The Miz at WrestleMania 27

-16 Time WWF/WWE Champion

-5 Time US Champion

-2008, 2013 Royal Rumble Winner

-PWI # 1 Wrestler 2006, 2007, 2013

-Wrestler Of The Year 2006, 2007

-Most Popular Wrestler 2004, 2005,2007, 2012

-Most Popular Wrestler Of The Decade 2000s

Feud Of The Year 2006 (Edge), 2011 (CM Punk)

2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 Match Of The Year (Shawn Michaels @ Raw, CM Punk  @ Money In The Bank, Daniel Bryan @ Summer Slam, Bray Wyatt @ Pay Back, AJ Styles @ Summer Slam)

4. HULK HOGAN

-Defeated Randy Savage for WWF Championship at WrestleMania 5

-Defended The WWF Title vs Andre The Giant at WrestleMania 3

-Lost WWF Championship to The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania 6

-Lost to The Rock at WrestleMania 18

-Defeated Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 19

-Pinned Yokozuna for WWF Title at WrestleMania 9

-Won first ever WrestleMania Main Event with Mr. T over Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff

-Defeated Sgt Slaughter for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania 7

-6 Time WWF Champion

-Royal Rumble Winner 1990, 1991

-PWI #1 Wrestler of 1991

-Wrestler of The Year 1987, 1991, 1994

-Most Popular Wrestler Of The Year 1985, 1989, 1990

-Most Hated Wrestler Of The Year 1996, 1998

Feud Of The Year (1986) vs. Paul Orndorff

1985, 1988, 1990, 2002 Match Of The Year vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff@ WrestleMania, Andre The Giant @Saturday Night’s Main Event, The Ultimate Warrior @ WrestleMania 6, The Rock @ WrestleMania 18

3.STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN

-Defeated The Rock for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania 17

-Defeated Shawn Michaels for his first WWF Championship at WrestleMania 14

Defeated The Rock for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania 15

-Lost to Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13

-Lost final match to The Rock at WrestleMania 19

-6 time WWF Champion

-4 time Tag Team Champion

-1996 King Of The Ring

-1997, 1998, 2001 Royal Rumble Winner

-PWI #1 Wrestler of 1998, 1999

-Wrestler Of The Year 1998, 1999, 2001

-Most Popular Wrestler 1998

-Most Hated Wrestler 2001

Rookie Of The Year 1990

Feud Of The Year 1998 & 1999 (Vince McMahon)

-Match of The Year 1997 vs Bret Hart @WrestleMania 13

2.SHAWN MICHAELS

-Pinned Bret Hart for first WWF Championship at WrestleMania 12

-Lost to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 25, in one, if not thte greatest WrestleMania match

Lost retirement match at WrestleMania 26, to The Undertaker

-Retired Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24

-Lost to Razor Ramon in ladder match at Wrestle Mania 10

Defeated Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 19

Lost to Diesel at WrestleMania 11

Lost WWF Championship to Steve Austin at WrestleMania 14

Lost to Chris Benoit and Triple H at WrestleMania 20

Lost to Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 21

Lost to John Cena at WrestleMania 22

4 time WWF Champion

Royal Rumble 1995, 1996 winner

5 time WWF Tag Team Champion

3 time WWF Intercontinental Champion

PWI #1 Wrestler of 1996

Most Popular Wrestler 1995, 1996

Match Of The Year 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,  2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Marty Janetty @ Raw, Razor Ramon @ WrestleMania 10, Diesel @ WrestleMania 11, Bret Hart @ WrestleMania 12, Chris Benoit & Triple H @ WrestleMania 20, Kurt Angle @WrestleMania 21 , Vince McMahon @WrestleMania 22  , John Cena @ WrestleMania 23, Ric Flair @WrestleMania 24, Undertaker @  WrestleMania 25 & 26

Feud of The Year 2008 vs Chris Jericho

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WrestleMania Top 25 Wrestlers- 10-6

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     10.BRET “THE HITMAN” HART

-Defeated Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13

-Pinned by Shawn Michaels, in one of the best matches ever, in IronMan match at WrestleMania 12

-Pinned Yokozuna for the WWF Title at WrestleMania 11

-Beat Roddy Piper for The Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 8

-Lost WWF Championship to Yokozuna at WrestleMania 9

-5 Time WWF Champion

-2 Time Intercontinental and Tag Team champion (Hart Foundation)

-1991 & 1993 King Of The Ring

-PWI #1 Wrestler Of The Year 1993 & 1994

-1993 & 1994 feud of the year (Jerry Lawler, Owen Hart)

-1992, 1996, 1997 match of the year (British Bulldog @ SummerSlam ’92, Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 12, Steve Austin @ WrestleMania 13)

-1997 Most Hated Wrestler of The Year

9.KURT ANGLE

-1996 Olympic Gold Medalist

-Defeated Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21

-Defeated Chris Benoit at WrestleMania 17

-Lost IC and European Titles  to Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 2000

-Lost to Eddie Guerrero in Championship Match at WrestleMania 20

-Lost title to Rey Mysterio in triple threat with Randy Orton at WrestleMania 22

-5 Time WWF Champion

  •      -PWI #1 Wrestler of The Year 2001
  • -Wrestler of The Year 2003

-Most Hated Wrestler 2000

-Most Popular Wrestler 2003

-Rookie of The Year 2000

-Match of The Year 2003, 2005 (Brock Lesnar @ Smackdown, Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 21

-Feud of the year 2000, 2003 (Triple H, Brock Lesnar)

8.MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE

-Pinned Ted DiBiase for first WWF Title at WrestleMania 4

-Pinned Ric Flair for second WWF Title at WrestleMania 8

-Lost IC Title to Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania 3

-Lost Retirement match to the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania 7

-Lost WWF title to Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 5

-2 Time WWF Champion

-1987 King Of The Ring

-PWI 1988 Wrestler of The Year

-Most Popular Wrestler 1988

-Most Hated Wrestler 1989

-Match Of the Year- 1987, Rick Steamboat   @ WrestleMania 3

-PWI #2 Wrestler of 1992

7.The Rock

-Pinned Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19

-Pinned Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18

-Pinned John Cena at WrestleMania 28

-Lost to Steve Austin at WrestleMania 15 & 17

-Lost in WWF Title match to Triple H at WrestleMania 2000

-Lost WWE Title to John Cena at WrestleMania 29

-10 Time WWF Champion

-2 Time Intercontinental Champion

-Most Popular Wrestler 1999, 2000

-Wrestler Of The Year 2000

-2000 Royal Rumble winner

-1999, 2002 Match of The Year (Mankind @ Royal Rumble 1999, Hulk Hogan @ WrestleMania 18

-PWI #2 Wrestler of 2000

6.Triple H

-Retained WWF Title in Fatal 4 Way vs The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show at WrestleMania 2000

-Defeated Chris Jericho for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania 18

-Defended WWF Championship vs. Booker T at WrestleMania 19

-Defended WWE Championship vs Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25

Defeated Owen Hart at WrestleMania 14

-Lost to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 17, 27 & 28

-Lost 5 WWE Title matches (WrestleMania 20 (Chris Benoit),  WrestleMania 21 (Batista), WrestleMania 22 (John Cena), WrestleMania 24 (Randy Orton), WrestleMania 32 (Roman Reigns)

-Defeated Sheamus at WrestleMania 26

-Pinned Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 29

-Lost to Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30

-Pinned Sting at WrestleMania 31

 -14 Time WWF/WWE Champion

-5 Time WWF Intercontinental Champion

-1997 King Of The Ring

-2002 & 2016 Royal Rumble winner

-PWI #1 Wrestler 2000 & 2009

-2008 Wrestler of The Year

-Wrestler of The Decade-2000s

-Most Hated Wrestler of The Year 2003,2004,2005,2013,2014

-Most Hated Wrestler of The Decade-2000s

-2000, 2004, 2009, 2013 feud of the year (Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan)

-2004,2012 Match of The Year (Chris Benoit, Shawn Michaels @WrestleMania 20, Undertaker @ WrestleMania 28

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Thanks to all of our new subscribers

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Hey everyone Tony, here and wanted to thank all of our new subscribers to this page, I will be finishing up the top 10, within the next few days as well as finishing up some more collectibles to. We also have a youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GlitchMasta, be patient while my brothers computer gets back to normal:)! We will be posting regularly with different news, countdowns and wrestling editorials as well so once again thanks everyone and stay tuned for more!

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Wrestlemania Top 25: 15-11

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15. Batista-Pinned Triple H at WrestleMania 21

-Lost to the Undertaker at WrestleMania 23, in a match originally billed to end the Undertakers streak.

-Lost championship matches to John Cena in WrestleMania 26, and Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton at WrestleMania 30.

-4 Time WWF/WWE Champion

-2005 PWI Wrestler Wrestler Of The Year

-2005,2014 WWE Royal Rumble winner

-2005 Feud of the year vs Triple H, 2007 Feud of the year vs The Undertaker

14. Chris Jericho

-Pinned Edge to retain WWE championship at WrestleMania 26

-Pinned Chris Benoit for European Title in triple threat match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 2000

-Pinned AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32

-Lost to CM Punk in WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 28

-Kick started one of the decades best feuds, losing to Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 19

-Lost WWE Championship to Triple H at WrestleMania 18

-Pinned Steve Austin to become first ever WWF/WCW Unified Champion

-2002,2008 Most Hated Wrestler of the year

-3 time WWE Heavyweight Champion

-9 time Intercontinental Champion

-2008 feud of the year vs Shawn Michaels

13.Brock Lesnar

-Ended the Undertakers undefeated streak at WrestleMania 30

-Pinned Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 19

-Pinned Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32

-Lost WWE Title at WrestleMania 31, after Money In The Bank winner Seth Rollins pinned his opponent Roman Reigns

-Lost to GoldBerg at WrestleMania 20

-Pinned The Rock for the WWE Title to become youngest world champion at that time at 25 at Summer Slam 2002.

-4 time WWE Champion

-2003 Royal Rumble winner

-2002 King Of The Ring

-PWI’s number 1 wrestler of 2003

-Wrestler of The Year 2002,2014

-2003 feud and match of the year vs. Kurt Angle

-2015 feud of the year vs the Undertaker

12.Edge

-With Christian, defeated The Hardy Boys and The Dudley Boys for the Tag Team Title in a triangle ladder match at WrestleMania 2000

-Won a rematch with Christian, vs The Hardys and Dudleys the following year, to regain the tag team titles

-Won Money In The Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 21

-Defended WWE Championship vs Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania 27

-Beat Mick Foley in a Hardcore match at WrestleMania 22

-Pinned Booker T at WrestleMania 17

-Lost the WWE Title to the Undertaker at WrestleMania 24

-Lost WWE Championship to John Cena, in a triple threat with the Big Show at WrestleMania 25

-Lost to WWE Champion Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 26

-11 time WWE Champion

-5 time Intercontinental Champion

-14 time Tag Team Champion

-2001 King Of The Ring winner

-2010 Royal Rumble winner

-2006 Most Hated Wrestler of The Year

-2005 feud of the year vs Matt Hardy

2006 feud of the year vs John Cena

-2000, 2001 match of the year: Edge and Christian vs The Dudley Boyz vs The Hardy Boyz

11. Randy Orton

-Retained WWE Title vs John Cena and Triple H at WrestleMania 24

-Beat Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31

-Beat CM Punk at WrestleMania 27

-Lost to the Undertaker at WrestleMania 21

-Lost WrestleMania championship matches to Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 22, Triple H at WrestleMania 25, and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 30

-12 time WWE World Champion

-2009,2017 Royal Rumble Winner

-PWI number 1 Wrestler of 2008

-2009 feud of the year with Triple H

-2010 Most Popular wrestler of the Year

-2007, 2009 Most Hated Wrestler of The Year

-2001 Rookie Of The Year

-2009, 2010 Wrestler of the Year

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WrestleMania Top 25: 20-16

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Part 2: 20-16

20-CM Punk-The pride of my neighboring city Lockport, IL, Phillip Brooks may have never headlined the biggest show in the WWE, however he laid a foundation and memory that will be in place for years to come. The indy superstar made his wrestlemania debut in WM 24, winning the Money In The Bank match, which he would eventually cash in and win the WWE championship, he would also win the MITB, the following year and cash it in for another title run after pinning Jeff Hardy. Stints with The Straight Edge Society, and The Nexxus, led to mid-card feuds and matches before he erupted folliwing the infamous WWE Raw pipebomb interview. What would follow would be the longest WWE Championship run, after pinning John Cena at MITB 2011. He would take on all comers defeating Cena, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, as well as pinning Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 28. His championship run lasted 434 days, until he was pinned by THe Rock at The Royal Rumble 2013, this would go into a storyline vs. The UnderTaker, where he arguably gave the Deadman one of his greatest Mania challenges before eventually losing to him at Wrestlemania 29. His imfamous departure in 2014, left fans wanting more and wondering if we will ever see the Straight Edge Superstar again. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. I mean Bret Hart returned!

19-Booker T-Booker T came into the WWF, fresh off winning multiple WCW titles, as well as multiple tag team titles as a part of Harlem Heat. He would still have to work his way up the ladder however as a WWE Superstar. Entering the WWE as 5 time champion, he was the leader of the WCW Alliance, he made his Mania debut at WM 18, losing to Edge, over a fictional japanese shampoo commercial, yes that was actually an angle! He stayed in the upper ranks feuding with Triple H, in a racially charged feud where Booker WAS SUPPOSED TO WIN THE STRAP, before last second changes kept the strap a round Triple H’s  waist. After his feud with The Game ended, he gained the WWF Tag Team Title with RVD, as well as a Intercontinental title run, US title run, as well as his most successful  WWE run as King Booker, where he feuded with Rey Mysterio, and Batista, for the title. He would continue in the WWF until 2007, when his contract was up. He would return 4 years later, and after a couple matches, he was onto his next move as a part of the WWE announce team.
18.Andre The Giant-The man who slammed Big John Studd, and was slammed by Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 1 & 3, stands tall as one of the greatest legends in the history of wrestling. Though WrestleMania started in the latter part of his career, we got to see a battle of the giants between him and the late, great, Big John Studd. With health issues, and well as his mobility became more and more visable. In one last run, he feuded with Hulk Hogan, the 7 foot, 4 inch, 550 pound giant, got in the ring, and despite losing  at Mania 3, he would go on to end Hulk Hogans title run, before he gave the title to Ted DiBiase. He battled Hogan in a no contest at Mania 4, in a drawn out match, in the WWF championship tournament. Feuds with Jake Roberts, The Ultimate Warrior, as well as a tag team title run as the Collassal Connection, with Haku, led to his final Mania match at Mania 6, losing to Demolition. Appearences in both promotions continued til late 1992, before his death in January 1993.
17.Chris Benoit-This paragraph is the only mentioning of the sad day of June 24, 2007, rather be a dedication to what a man did in the ring for 22 years, as well as 7 years in the WWE, the Canadian Crippler, came in the WWF, a day after pinning Sid for the WCW Championship, he was an immediate contender for the IC strap, winning it after pinning Chris Jericho, at Wrestlemania 2000, in a triple threat with Kurt Angle and the Lion Heart. He would feud with Jericho, as well as have a rematch with Angle, the following year, in on of WrestleManias great technical masterpieces, despite losing. Despite a neck injury, the Wolverine displayed Toothless Aggression, the next 2 years, winning the 2004 Royal Rumble, and tapping Triple H, in one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time battling The Game, and Shawn Michaels. This would be the peak of his career, and milestone after years of battling his way to the top. After defending his title in rematches, and battling Evolution, he would lose at SummerSlam to a young Randy Orton, this would be his only title run, however we got one of the greatest matches of all time as an end result. His final 2 Mania matches were against JBL, losing his US title to the texan, he would retain the US title vs protoge MVP, in his final WrestleMania match. On that note R.I.P. Nancy and Daniel Benoit.
16.Mankind-Hardcore legend Mick Foley entered the WWF as Mankind, after rising from WWF jobber status in the late 1980s, to putting on violent, bloody matches in Texas wrestling, and WCW, Where Cactus Jack, battled Vader and Sting, in underrated matches. This however was different, The Boiler Room Brawl, vs The Undertaker, kicked off a feud that lasted on and off for 2 years, coming to in end at Hell In The Cell 1998, a match where 16 foot falls, and a brutal nature the WWF has tried to steer away from since then. This shot Foley into the stratosphere, feuding with The Rock for the WWF title in 1999, his lone Mania main event was in the WM 2000, Four way main event between The Rock, Triple H and the Big Show. Later Mania matches vs Edge and Evolution, were entertaining, as Foleys celebrity with injuries began to take a toll on him. Still to this day being an active.
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WWE WRESTLEMANIA’S TOP 25 SUPERSTARS 25-21

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Going into the WWE’s main card I thought I would do a dedication to the superstars who we have seen for years lighting up the ring and giving us matches we will always remember. This is all opinion so keep that in mind, some stars had shorter careers which will place them lower, however I tried to remember as many in the top 25 as I could. So here we go!

25-Daniel Bryan-WWE’s modern day David, had one of the great WWE moments in his WM 30 victory over Randy Orton and Batista. His IC title victory the following year, was yet another show stopping match by Bryan Danielson. The veteran technicians career was cut short, however many of us are holding out hope for an HBK style return. After 2 Sheamus bouts that don’t deserve attention, he, along with Kane defended Team Hell No’s WWE Tag Team titles, the following year he defeated Triple H, to earn and eventually win the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Only time will tell if there are more career highlights to come.
24.Kane-The Big Red Machine is proof that the third time is the charm. After 2 failed gimmicks in years prior, The Undertakers brother, made his debut and had his best feud with his brother, throughout the the following year, having their best Mania match in WM 14, a title run though brief (one day), came soon after, his following 16 WrestleMania appearences, were generally mid card status however. Despite the success he had in 1998, the status of guys like Triple H, The Rock, Angle and Jericho, pushed alot of the other talent down the roster. Matches against Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, and an Undertaker rematch, are additional highlights in the career of the man who’s won 23 total championships.
23-John Bradshaw Layfield-One of the few wrestlers who have 3 different personas, One a cowboy, a beer drinking bad ass, and lastly a successful invester, who would be the most successful transformation. His big break came in 1998, when along with Faaroq (aka Ron Simmons) formed the Acolytes. After a successful 4 year run with 3 tag team title runs, he went solo with a character similar to Dallas’ J.R. Ewing. He won the WWE title in 2004, and held the belt for 9 months, before losing the belt to John Cena at Wrestlemania 21. He would defeat Chris Benoit, for the US title in WM 22, in what would be his last major title run prior to going on to a successful career as an announcer in the WWE.
22-Eddie Guerrero-The sight of Guerrero and Chris Benoit celebrating after WrestleMania 20, is one of the great, touching celebrations where we see 2 men, controvesy aside, at the top of there game. A year and a half later we would lose one of the most revolutionary wrestlers of all time. Born into one of the royal families of wrestling, Eduardo Llanes’ career began at 19 years old, after 13 years of wrestling all over the world, Eddie, along with Perry Saturn, Benoit and Dean Malenko, entered the federation as The Radicalz, he defeated Test, for the European title at Mania X7, a couple years later he would receive a solo push, where he would defeat Brock Lesnar for his first and only WWE championship. His match against Kurt Angle, only overshadowed by the Michaels-Benoit-HHH main event, was a 20 minute was a blockbuster and would’ve been the match of the card any other year. His final Mania match was a battle with Rey Mysterio, a match he would eventually lose. His passing 7 months later, was a dark day in the history of wrestling community. Though not the only person on the list who is no longer with us, The man, the persona, and legend of Eddie, is something that will continue for all eternity.
21-Roddy Piper-The quintessential wrestling villian. Funny, arrogant, charismatic, yet likable. The late Hot Rod, was a man fans loved to hate was a part of the original Mania extravaganza his legendary feud with Hulk Hogan, wrestling with Paul Orndorff to go against Hogan and Mr. T. The feud continued the following year when he boxed Mr. T in a forgettable Mania 2 match. His acting career began to take off and his time in the WWF was similar to the part time status of alot of guys today. However from 1987-1991, he’d make appearences at manias, not to mention the black face disaster of Mania 6. 1992, however would bring a resurgence of the Hot Rod. Winning thr IC strap from the Mountie at Royal Rumble 1992, he would face Bret “The Hitman” Hart, in a match that not only was a highlight in the beginning of the Hitman, but also one of the best matches of Pipers career. Despite losing, Piper would continue to make the fans cheer, making appearences in multiple federations, including guest referee spots in WM 10 and 11, and the Hollywood Backlot Brawl at WM 12, where he fought Goldust. He’d continue making appearences and acting through out the years til his passing in 2015. Yet another legend, gone, but not forgotten.
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WrestleMania Season!!! Ranking Mania’s 1-15

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Welcome to my WWE fansite!!! This site is 2 brothers who’ve been watching wrestling most of our lives, reaching out to the masses and making a site of wrestling memories, news, products, and everything wrestling related. This time of the year takes me back to when my grandpa was around and him and I would sit down every Monday night, PRE WWE RAW! lol and watch WWF wrestling, Saturday was our WCW night.

As the build up for WrestleMania starts and we wonder who our favorite and least favorite stars will face I wanted to make my own top WrestleMania list.. Now once again it’s all a matter of opinion, and if you disagree, please share and give your opinions, alot of these earlier cards are SO BOGGED DOWN with filler matches that we solely have a couple good matches on some cards. So away we go!

15-WrestleMania 2– Mania 2!!! Boy what a crap show! George Wells, Mr. T, Uncle Elmer, Corporal Kirchner, and random NFL players, with Mr. T and Roddy Piper, A Battle Royal, and Hogan-Bundy, headlining this card, few highlights minus WM debuts of Savage and Jake are around. Little more is needed to be said about this event lol

14-WrestleMania 9– The infamous WM 9….. Undertaker Giant Gonzales, and Crush vs Doink, not to mention Hulk Hogans title win are a part of a card, full of what the WWE was in this year. A business in transition, trying to rebuild from many departures, the steroid scandals as well, and a federation desperate for answers. This would be the Hulksters final Mania title win.

13-WrestleMania 4-This one kind of surprised me…  i remember when I first watched this card I enjoyed Savages win, DiBiase, Hogan, Andre, Muraco, Rude, Roberts, so many greats, and so many mediocre matches. In the only mania that was a tournament, you had a bunch of lack luster, blah matches leading up to a showdown between 2 legends in DiBiase and Savage. Watch again for yourself years later, let me know when you nod off to sleep by accident lol.

12-WrestleMania 15-Anybody remember Butterbean vs Bart Gunn? I do! Austin Rock 1, was a showcase of the future, and new era superstars for years to come. From the lynching of the Big Bossman, to Sables’ title defense, the rest of this card was largely forgetable.

11-WrestleMania 1-The show that started it all! I remember when I first watched Mania 1, I was excited. Heck this is the show that started the WWE! Instead I saw King Kong Bundy-SD Jones, Santana-Executioner, with Ricky Steamboat vs the late Matt Borne, probably the most entertaining match on the card, wrestling wise. And what should’ve been a Piper-Hogan main event, was a tag match full of predictability. At the end of the day it is still the first Mania, a must watch for any fan unfamiliar with the Rock N’ Wrestling era

10-WrestleMania 11-Bret Hart vs Bob Backlund and Shawn Michaels vs then WWF champion Kevin Nash…. WATCH THESE MATCHES, Otherwise keep your finger on your DVD players skip button lol. In respect to the late great Bam Bam Bigelow and one of my favorite all time players, Lawrence Taylor, I will speak no further on this main event.

9-WrestleMania 7-Watching Macho Man vs Ultimate Warrior these days reminds me of the great childhood memories I have when I remember both men cutting the classic promos they are known for, and despite yet another Hogan title win, this card can be remembered for their battle as well as watching Shawn Michaels, a couple years away from showcasing the talent we would see for years to come not to mention the early invincible Undertaker, at the beginning of his streak.

8-WrestleMania 6- Saying this is number 8, is hard for me being this was my first Mania, however despite the awesomeness that was The Ultimate Warrior Hulk Hogan, this card is however covered in forgettable bouts from some of our favorites of this era. Still this Main Event is arguably one of the most important matches in the history of the WWE

7-WrestleMania 5-Hogan vs Savage is the one of the greatest feuds and buildups we’ve ever seen in wrestling, despite the predictable Hogan win, this was still a great match, that along with Rick Rude vs Ultimate Warrior, are the highlights of this card, as well as Shawn Michaels Mania debut. Terry Taylor aka the Red Roosters lone mania match added minus points to this card

6-WrestleMania 3– Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage would put on arguably one of the top 5 WM matches of all time, put together so gracefully I would recommend looking this match up for any fan who has never seen this classic, Hogan slamming Andre are highlights in a show that gave the WWF an all time attendance record.

5-WrestleMania 10-The Shawn Michaels Scott Hall ladder match is a top 10 classic, that put both performers into the superstar stratoshpere. Don’t forget Owen Harts victory over Bret Hart, as 2 matches to make this show a must watch for any die hard fan

4-WrestleMania 12-Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart is a clash of the champions that has tried to be recreated since but rarley duplicated, Undertaker vs Kevin Nash “Diesel”, is watchable battle of the big men as well.

3-WrestleMania 13-Austin vs Bret Hart, is a passing of the torch of things to come as well as watching the Rock and Triple H, proceed in the early stages of their careers makes this mania a fun watch. Undertaker wins the title as well in a infamous bout with Psycho Sid

2-WrestleMania 14-The Attitude era owns this Mania from Austins title victory over Shawn Michaels, the beginning of Undertaker Kanes feud, Triple H and The Rock, continue their climbs to the top as well in what is arguably one of the Most influential cards of all time.

1-WrestleMania 8– Randy Savage and Ric Flair battle in a Main Event many believe was supposed to be Hogan vs Flair, Neither would let the fans down in what was a battle of 2 of the all time greatest, Hulk Hogan would battle Psycho Sid, while arguably Bret Hart and Roddy Piper put on a classic in an Intercontinental title bout. Shawn Michaels solo debut and Undertaker-Jake Roberts, would also be a part of what is the best Mania as well as one of the greatest Manias of All Time

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