32 Wrestlemania Matches to Watch Before Wrestlemania 32
Wrestlemania 32 will take place at AT&T Stadium on April 3. In preparation for the big event, I've compiled a list of 32 matches that are must-watch from over the years.
I'll admit. This was much harder to do than I anticipated. There have been so many classic matches, moments, and memories throughout the years that it's hard to narrow it down to just 32. Seriously, my list was up to 41 off the top of my head. Those extra matches will be put as honorable mentions.
Next week I'll depart for Dallas for my 6th Wrestlemania (24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32). Doesn't feel like I've been to that many but the weekend itself is one of the best experiences of any event to attend. So much so that I always tell people that it's never just a "once in a lifetime" trip. (See what I did there?)
Here are 32 matches to (try and) watch prior to the big event on April 3. Bolded matches are my absolute MUST WATCH.
- Wrestlemania - Mr. T & Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper & Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff
- Wrestlemania III - Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
- Wrestlemania III - Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan
- Wresltemania VI - Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
- Wresltemania VII - Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage
- Wrestlemania VIII - Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart
- Wrestlemania X - Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
- Wrestlemania X - Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
- Wrestlemania 13 - Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin
- Wrestlemania 14 - Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels
- Wrestlemania 2000 - Dudley Boys vs. Hardy Boys vs. Edge & Christian
- Wrestlemania X-7 - Dudley Boys vs. Hardy Boys vs. Edge & Christian (TLC 2)
- Wrestlemania X-7 - Steve Austin vs. The Rock
- Wrestlemania X-8 - The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan
- Wrestlemania 19 - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
- Wrestlemania 19 - Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
- Wrestlemania 19 - The Rock vs. Steve Austin
- Wrestlemania XX - Kurt Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero
- Wrestlemania 21 - Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle
- Wrestlemania 22 - Edge vs. Mick Foley
- Wrestlemania 23 - The Undertaker vs. Batista
- Wrestlemania 24 - Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair
- Wrestlemania 25 - Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (personal favorite of all-time)
- Wrestlemania 26 - Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
- Wrestlemania 27 - The Undertaker vs. Triple H
- Wrestlemania 28 - The Undertaker vs. Triple H (Hell in a Cell)
- Wrestlemania 28 - The Rock vs. John Cena
- Wrestlemania 29 - The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
- Wrestlemania 30 - Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H
- Wrestlemania 30 - Daniel Bryan vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton
- Wrestlemania 31 - Sting vs. Triple H
- Wrestlemania 31 - Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
These were left out of my top 32 for numerous reasons.
- Wrestlemania II - The WWF/NFL Battle Royal. - Cool match, but nothing too special.
- Wrestlemania V - Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage - Great, but I'll take others over it.
- Wrestlemania VIII - Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair - Always preferred Hart/Piper but 1B for best match on the show.
- Wrestlemania XI - Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor - Huge at the time. Like the battle royal from Wrestlemania II it's more of a special/celebrity type match.
- Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart - Probably one I'll draw comments for. Good match? Yes. Long match? Yes. Has it held up to today? Not sure.
- Wrestlemania XV - The Rock vs. Steve Austin - Prefer the match at 17 and 19. 19 has the Austin retirement pull to it.
- Wrestlemania X-7 - Vince McMahon vs. Shane McMahon - Fun match but much better matches out there.
- Wrestlemania XX - Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels - So much drama. Some people might have an issue watching it. For those that don't, it's a fun watch and was a big moment at the time.
- Wrestlemania 21 - Money in the Bank Ladder Match - Really wanted to put this match on there but felt like there was other moments/matches that deserved it a bit more. Was the hardest match to cross off my list.