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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.45
I know this isnt what the forum was intended for, but I'd imagine CRZ wouldnt like this one in the wrestling forum.

So, which is your favorite WM?
I like Wrestlemania X.

Brett Wrestles twice, and leaves Champion.

And of course, the Ladder Match that made HBK the show stopper!

What's your fave?
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I know this isnt what the forum was intended for, but I'd imagine CRZ wouldnt like this one in the wrestling forum.
I think I hate wrestling in the 1Q more than I hate 1Q in the wrestling. (I also wish I'd said this a few wrestling threads ago)

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PS: X-7

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
X-7 might be the overall best show, but XX is my personal favorite.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.32
I like them all for some reason or another but here's my top picks.

III for Savage/Steamboat.
VIII because Ric Flair was champ and had a great match with Savage.
IX because of the ambience.
X because Bret wrestles 2 times.
XIII for Austin's performance
XVII was just a great show overall
XVIII Hogan/Rock
XIX I was there live
XX Benoit wins!
XXII Foley/Edge



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.10
I don't think anything tops Wrestlemania X. Two of the all-time great matches (Bret/Owen and the ladder match), plus the classic ending of Bret regaining the title.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.43
I would have to say X7, even though it ended on a slight downer. But that was maybe the greatest PPV ever.

A close second is the underrated XIV, which I think was the best show from top to bottom, but without a true classic.
XX was too long.

I never quite see why X gets so much love. True it had two 4.5 or 5 star matches, but the rest was pretty forgettable. Sure Bret won the belt at the end, but I was never a big Bret fan, and the match was itself terrible.




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
WrestleMania 2000 gets inexplicably shit on for having no straight singles matches, but it's got a pretty damn good average match quality. The three-way ladder match is the most epic and innovative of the series, the Angle/Benoit/Jericho match is some superfun stuff, and the Hardcore Battle Royal is the pinnacle of the 24/7 shenanigans. The main event is good too, despite everyone and their mother hating it for HHH going over.

WrestleMania XIX has two truly great matches going for it, too - Michaels/Jericho and Lesnar/Angle both easily top four stars. Add the ridiculously enjoyable Hogan/McMahon match, a fun-if-short tag title triple threat, and the best women's match in 'Mania history to the mix, and you've got a fairly great card.

But my all-time favourite remains 'Mania 20. It's got three bona fide WM classics (the Rock 'n' Sock Connection versus Evolution, Eddie's title defence and the main event) plus the pretty great Jericho/Christian/Trish match-cum-angle. Even the filler is entertaining - the two tag title matches move fast, the cruiserweight open is a silly spotfest, and UT/Kane is a great WrestleMania Moment.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
I think I'd have to go for X-7 too. I'm not in the slightest a Limp Bizkit fan but the 'My Way' Austin/Rock video package is a masterpiece and, here comes the hyperbole, encapsulates wrestling in the absolute peak of its modern day success.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
Each year, in the months before Wrestlemania, I make a point to watch all of the Wrestlemanias in order from least favorite to most favorite (I usually do a bit of FF'ing on the lesser ones). Of course, this means I make a chart each year ranking the Wrestlemanias and I even have categories used to come up with the ranking (Main Event quality, # of good matches, Crowd atmosphere, etc.). They even can change year-to-year depending on my whims.

Long sad story short, this is my ranking of my favorite WMs best-to-worst:

1. III
2. X-7
3. 2000
4. VI
5. XX
6. VIII
7. X
8. 22
9. XV
10. VII
11. V
12. XIV
13. IV
14. XI
15. XIX
16. 13
17. II
18. I
19. IX
20. X-8
21. XII
22. 21
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Pretty shocked to see 21 at the bottom of your list...surely the Angle/Michaels bout and the first MIB match could shift it off the bottom?
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24

Not sure I have a favorite, but I sure marked out at the end of XX for the Benoit/Guerrero embrace ...
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
Wrestlemania VI - it was in Toronto (my home town) and it was what got me hardcore into wrestling. The media coverage, the TV, everything. Before WMVI, I was a casual fan, but this got me hardcore into it...and now, seventeen years later, and I'm still into it.

Second place goes to Wrestlemania XI - Even though most people panned the show, I still liked it. Bam Bam vs. Lawrence Taylor was one hella great match.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
    Originally posted by griff
    Pretty shocked to see 21 at the bottom of your list...surely the Angle/Michaels bout and the first MIB match could shift it off the bottom?


Yeah, I can understand how people liked that one. It just didn't feel like WM to me. The MITB match didn't offer anything I hadn't seen before in the way of spots, the battle royal and "sumo" match was crap as was the women's match. I think EVERYBODY knew who was going to win the two world title matches and the UT-Orton match. I will say that the Angle-Michaels match was damn good and the Rey-Eddie match was inoffensive. It just felt like another PPV to me.

Who knows, maybe it'll move up when I redo the list this year. (And pretty soon, as there is not much time left to watch all of these until WM)
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
WM 4. Macho Man goes through Butch Reed, Greg Valentine, One Man Gang, and Ted DiBiase for the belt. I remember having a blast watching this on PPV...
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.94
I don't know if it's the disconnect between my adult self and my youth, but I'm really partial to WMXX these days.

WM X-7 is still one of the best WrestleManias, too, but that ending always feels like a black eye to me. It's an easy #2 to WMXX, when it should be #1, but the ending to WMXX was so perfect while the ending to WMX7 felt so imperfect. The way things end makes all the difference for me when I watch PPVs. I'm just an asshole like that.


It used to be WMX or WMVI when I was younger.

WM21 and WM22 are both pretty underrated, but they're also very recent, so I don't blame people for not viewing those too highly. WM22 was a show that should have failed with the lineup it had, but worked in spite of itself. WM21 was predictable and had a dead audience for the most part, but was still a solid card. It was predictable, because every match ended the right way.


The really, really old ones I have a hard time watching these days. Even WM3, which is still a great event. Savage/Steamboat is still an all-time classic, but everything else is pretty drab.

You know what WM I really enjoyed, looking back on it all? WrestleMania 8. A great Bret/Piper match, the return of the Warrior, a great Savage/Flair match, it was in a giant dome. I liked that one. That makes me feel like a kid again.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.43
I agree that Wm 19 is underrated. I even really liked the HHH-Booker match up, despite the ending. I think not knowing if Brock was dead or had a broken neck for a few minutes really took something away from the main event at the time.

But looking back, it was a great show, with the also underrated HBK-Jericho, which had a finish most people disliked. Maybe that is why there is such a lack of love for that show, the finishes.




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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.85
Probably VII because it epitomizes everything that I liked about wrestling when I was a kid.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
XIX, because I was there, and because Piper's surprise return was a SERIOUS OMG moment for that crowd.

Lesnar-Angle certainly didn't hurt, nor did being there for Austin's last serious match.

Then again...HA HA HA HA HA! Nathan Jones.
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