WrestleMania is the Greatest and Annual event of WWE. This is considered to be the most important event of WWE in which so many greatest and epic matches are performed. Some of them are Championship matches while some are rivalry matches. Every WWE Superstar has a dream to Headline WWE WrestleMania matches. Only talented superstars gain this opportunity in their career. This article is based on the top 5 Greatest WrestleMania matches of all time
1. John Cena vs Batista
Match Date: 28th March 2010
John Cena and Batista played many greatest matches in their career but the clashes between these two are the most remarkable moments. They faced each other in 2 different pay-per-view events before WrestleMania 26 which are :
- Royal Rumble 2005
For the first time, they faced each other at Royal Rumble 2005 in a 30-men Royal Rumble Match to become No.1 contender for the World Championship match at WrestleMania 21 in Batista won by eliminating John Cena in the last.
- SummerSlam 2008
However, after 3 years, they again faced each other in a singles match at SummerSlam 2008 in which both superstars tried their best to win the match but in the end, Batista won by delivering Batista Bomb to John Cena.
But the match between both at WrestleMania 26 was the greatest one as the winner will become WWE Champion. Batista delivered Batista Bomb and John Cena delivered Attitude Adjustment. But the match ended when Cena reversed Batista Bomb into STF due to which Batista submitted and John Cena became the new WWE Champion. It was one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of WrestleMania 26
Winner: John Cena
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2. Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
Match Date: 8th April 2018
This mixed tag-team was the debut match of Ronda Rousey in WWE. It was the greatest match of her career as she was against The Authority( Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) with her tag-team partner and Raw General Manager Kurt Angle. She made her first appearance in WWE at the end of Royal Rumble 2018 after the Women’s Royal Rumble Match. She conflicted with The Authority at her official signing with Raw Brand when she threw Triple H on a table and slapped Stephanie McMahon.
After that, Stephanie McMahon signed a contract which was for her first match as a mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania 34. The match started with Triple H and Kurt Angle. After that Stephanie and Ronda faced each other. At the end, Ronda locked Stephanie into an Armbar and Stephanie tapped out and Ronda won her debut match.
Winner: Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle
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3. Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar
Match Date: 29th March 2015
Roman Reigns is the only superstar to defeat Triple H and Undertaker at WrestleMania and Brock Lesnar has a record of the longest time spent in a Royal Rumble match. These two Superstars went head-to-head for the first time at WrestleMania 31 for WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Roman Reigns challenged Brock Lesnar after winning Royal Rumble 2015.
The match became so interesting at a moment that after delivering so many suplex cities and F-5s, Reigns managed to kick-out and he also delivered Superman Punches and Spears to Brock. But both didn’t give up. However, when both were frustrated at each other and tired, Seth Rollins entered the match and cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase. After that, he delivered Stomp to Reigns and pinned him to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Winner: Seth Rollins by cashing in Money In The Bank
4. Ronda Rousey Vs Charlotte Flair Vs Becky Lynch
Match Date: 7th April 2019
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey got a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 35. The match converted into a Winner takes All-match Charlotte Flair won WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship by defeating Asuka. Ronda Rousey was already WWE Raw Women’s Champion. So, it was a great opportunity for Becky Lynch to win both titles in a single match.
This was the first time in WWE’s history that women will headline the main event at WrestleMania and was the greatest of all WrestleMania matches. The match started and all 3 started to hit each other. They delivered many signature moves and finisher moves. But, in the end, Becky Lynch pinned Ronda Rousey to become the first woman in WWE to hold the 2 biggest Championships- Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship- at the same time.
Winner: Becky Lynch
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5. Goldberg vs Braun Strauman
Match Date: 4-5th April 2020
Goldberg and Braun Strauman both are powerful WWE Superstars who are very difficult to be defeated. These two superstars faced each other at WrestleMania 36 for the WWE Universal Championship. The champion at that time was Goldberg and the original match was Goldberg vs Roman Reigns. But unfortunately, Roman Reigns pulled him out of the match due to COVID-19 as he is a cancer survivor which are considered to be at high risk of getting COVID-19.
So, Roman Reigns was replaced with Braun Strauman at the match with Goldberg for Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36. Goldberg delivered Braun Strauman 4 Spears But he managed to survive and then Strauman reversed the Jackhammer into a Running Powerslam. He then delivered 3 more Running Powerslams to Goldberg to win the match and Universal Championship.
Winner: Braun Strauman