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** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson TheRock]] vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin II: Austin's heel turn. Also, Wrestling/{{Edge}} spearing Wrestling/JeffHardy from the top of a ladder whilst Jeff was hanging from the tag team titles.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson TheRock]] The Rock]] vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin II: Austin's heel turn. Also, Wrestling/{{Edge}} spearing Wrestling/JeffHardy from the top of a ladder whilst Jeff was hanging from the tag team titles.


** Due to taking place in Los Angeles, ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'' had a heavy Hollywood gimmick around it. The event is best known for, among other things, cementing Wrestling/{{Batista}} as a main eventer, who would later go on to have a successful film career in the style of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]. This is made even more hilarious when once considers the commercials for the event, which featured wrestlers doing parodies of famous films; Batista, alongside other wrestlers, took part in a ''Film/TaxiDriver'' parody by doing impressions of the film's "YouTalkinToMe" line, and Batista was ultimately the only one to nail it (albeit not before some confusion resulted in a WhosOnFirst routine). Eventually, he even worked alongside ''Taxi Driver'' star Creator/RobertDeNiro in ''Film/{{Heist}}''.

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** Due to taking place in Los Angeles, ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'' had a heavy Hollywood gimmick around it. The event is best known for, among other things, cementing Wrestling/{{Batista}} as a main eventer, who would later go on to have a successful film career in the style of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]. This is made even more hilarious when once considers the commercials for the event, which featured wrestlers doing parodies of famous films; Batista, alongside other wrestlers, took part in a ''Film/TaxiDriver'' parody by doing impressions of the film's "YouTalkinToMe" line, and Batista was ultimately the only one to nail it (albeit not before some confusion resulted in a WhosOnFirst routine). Eventually, he even worked alongside ''Taxi Driver'' star Creator/RobertDeNiro in ''Film/{{Heist}}''.''Heist''.


** Due to taking place in Los Angeles, ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'' had a heavy Hollywood gimmick around it. The event is best known for, among other things, cementing Wrestling/{{Batista}} as a main eventer, who would later go on to have a successful film career in the style of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]. This is made even more hilarious when once considers the commercials for the event, which featured wrestlers doing parodies of famous films; Batista, alongside other wrestlers, took part in a ''Film/TaxiDriver'' parody by doing impressions of the film's "YouTalkinToMe" line, and Batista was ultimately the only one to nail it (albeit not before some confusion resulted in a WhosOnFirst routine).

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** Due to taking place in Los Angeles, ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'' had a heavy Hollywood gimmick around it. The event is best known for, among other things, cementing Wrestling/{{Batista}} as a main eventer, who would later go on to have a successful film career in the style of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]. This is made even more hilarious when once considers the commercials for the event, which featured wrestlers doing parodies of famous films; Batista, alongside other wrestlers, took part in a ''Film/TaxiDriver'' parody by doing impressions of the film's "YouTalkinToMe" line, and Batista was ultimately the only one to nail it (albeit not before some confusion resulted in a WhosOnFirst routine). Eventually, he even worked alongside ''Taxi Driver'' star Creator/RobertDeNiro in ''Film/{{Heist}}''.


** Wrestling/BraunStrowman's tag team title match with Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/{{Cesaro}} at ''34'', in which he chose a ten-year old fan from the stands named Nicholas as his partner and subsequently won the titles with him. Normally this would have smarks decrying the devaluing of the RAW Tag Team Titles (and make no mistake, there were still a few who reacted like this, most notably Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin), but the majority, including the live crowd, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny actually found the situation]] ''[[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarious]]'', mainly due to how seriously the wrestlers took the match (at one point Cesaro even started trash talking Nicholas); for those watching at home, the hilarity was doubled thanks to the commentary, in which Wrestling/MichaelCole, Jonathan Coachman, and ''especially'' Corey Graves [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the absurdity of the entire situation. Nicholas eventually would gain MemeticBadass status from this alone.

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** Wrestling/BraunStrowman's tag team title match with Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/{{Cesaro}} [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]] at ''34'', in which he chose a ten-year old fan from the stands named Nicholas as his partner and subsequently won the titles with him. Normally this would have smarks decrying the devaluing of the RAW Tag Team Titles (and make no mistake, there were still a few who reacted like this, most notably Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin), but the majority, including the live crowd, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny actually found the situation]] ''[[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarious]]'', mainly due to how seriously the wrestlers took the match (at one point Cesaro even started trash talking Nicholas); for those watching at home, the hilarity was doubled thanks to the commentary, in which Wrestling/MichaelCole, Jonathan Coachman, and ''especially'' Corey Graves [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the absurdity of the entire situation. Nicholas eventually would gain MemeticBadass status from this alone.


** ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'': Wrestling/VinceMcMahon getting his head shaved; Wrestling/{{Batista}} vs Wrestling/TheUndertaker for the World Heavyweight Title; Wrestling/JohnCena vs Wrestling/ShawnMichaels for the WWE Title.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'': Wrestling/VinceMcMahon getting his head shaved; shaved followed by Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin stunning UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump; Wrestling/{{Batista}} vs Wrestling/TheUndertaker for the World Heavyweight Title; Wrestling/JohnCena vs Wrestling/ShawnMichaels for the WWE Title.


** Wrestling/TripleH has gotten this twice while main eventing this event. The first time was against Wrestling/JohnCena at ''[=WrestleMania=] 22'', when Cena was at his most hated. The second time was ten years later at ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'' against Cena's company-chosen successor, Wrestling/RomanReigns, who somehow managed to become more hated than Cena ever was. Unfortunately for the fans, he lost both times.
** Several fans had this reaction for 31's Divas tag team match featuring Wrestling/AJLee and Wrestling/{{Paige}} against the Wrestling/BellaTwins. If it happened a year or so before, the former team would have been clearly the heroines, being fan favorites, while the latter at that time were seen as everything that was wrong with the Divas division. However, by the time of 31 the former team came across as {{Designated Hero}}es in their promos, claiming they were automatically better than the twins because they weren't [[RealWomenDontWearDresses girly]], while the Bellas had ''massively'' improved. It was also very hard to sympathise with AJ, who had taken many months off, stopped working house shows and not done any of the additional PR work that talent usually did (that the Bellas and Paige had done). One promo from Nikki was even rumored to be a WorkedShoot calling AJ out for her lack of interest in the division. This was underlined in [[https://cewshreviews.com/2015/06/22/wwe-wrestlemania-31/ Cewsh Reviews]]:

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** Wrestling/TripleH has gotten this twice while main eventing this event.event as a {{heel}}. The first time was against Wrestling/JohnCena at ''[=WrestleMania=] 22'', when Cena was at his most hated. The second time was ten years later at ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'' against Cena's company-chosen successor, Wrestling/RomanReigns, who somehow managed to become more hated than Cena ever was. Unfortunately for the fans, he lost both times.
** Several fans had this reaction for 31's Divas tag team match featuring the {{face}} team of Wrestling/AJLee and Wrestling/{{Paige}} against the heel Wrestling/BellaTwins. If it happened a year or so before, the former team would have been clearly the heroines, being fan favorites, while the latter at that time were seen as everything that was wrong with the Divas division. However, by the time of 31 the former team came across as {{Designated Hero}}es in their promos, claiming they were automatically better than the twins because they weren't [[RealWomenDontWearDresses girly]], while the Bellas had ''massively'' improved. It was also very hard to sympathise with AJ, who had taken many months off, stopped working house shows and not done any of the additional PR work that talent usually did (that the Bellas and Paige had done). One promo from Nikki was even rumored to be a WorkedShoot calling AJ out for her lack of interest in the division. This was underlined in [[https://cewshreviews.com/2015/06/22/wwe-wrestlemania-31/ Cewsh Reviews]]:


** 33 got a huge amount of backlash over the news that the Smackdown Women's Championship match was going to be put on the kick-off show. The news even prompted ''Website/DivaDirt'' to [[http://www.diva-dirt.com/132510/point-wwes-bias-women-smackdown/ write an editorial]] about WWE's perceived bias against the Smackdown women's division. WWE quickly moved the match to the main show.

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** 33 got a huge amount of backlash over the The news that the Smackdown [=SmackDown=] Women's Championship match at ''33'' was going to be put on the kick-off show.show got a huge amount of backlash. The news even prompted ''Website/DivaDirt'' to [[http://www.diva-dirt.com/132510/point-wwes-bias-women-smackdown/ write an editorial]] about WWE's perceived bias against the Smackdown [=SmackDown=] women's division. WWE quickly moved the match to the main show.

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** Several fans had this reaction for 31's Divas tag team match featuring Wrestling/AJLee and Wrestling/{{Paige}} against the Wrestling/BellaTwins. If it happened a year or so before, the former team would have been clearly the heroines, being fan favorites, while the latter at that time were seen as everything that was wrong with the Divas division. However, by the time of 31 the former team came across as {{Designated Hero}}es in their promos, claiming they were automatically better than the twins because they weren't [[RealWomenDontWearDresses girly]], while the Bellas had ''massively'' improved. It was also very hard to sympathise with AJ, who had taken many months off, stopped working house shows and not done any of the additional PR work that talent usually did (that the Bellas and Paige had done). One promo from Nikki was even rumored to be a WorkedShoot calling AJ out for her lack of interest in the division. This was underlined in [[https://cewshreviews.com/2015/06/22/wwe-wrestlemania-31/ Cewsh Reviews]]:
--->'''Cewsh:''' Two of the people here have been carrying this division on their backs for over a year now, and have grown so much in that time that they have to be among the premier female talents on the main roster right now. Their matches have been consistently high quality, their feuds have generated more than cursory interest from a fanbase who usually doesn't give Divas the time of day, and they have really shown that they may be the cream of the crop for this generation of Divas. [[BaitAndSwitchComparison The other two are AJ and Paige.]]"


--->'''Justin Roberts:''' Ladies and Gentlemen, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the winner]] [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker of this match]], Wrestling/{{BROCK LESNAR}}!

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--->'''Justin Roberts:''' Ladies and Gentlemen, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the winner]] [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker of this match]], Wrestling/{{BROCK LESNAR}}![[Wrestling/BrockLesnar BROCK LESNAR]]!



** ''[=WrestleMania=] 35'': Wrestling/SethRollins winning the Universal Championship from Wrestling/BrockLesnar in the first match on the card. Wrestling/KofiKingston after 11 years finally winning his first WWE Championship by beating Wrestling/DanielBryan and celebrating his victory with the rest of Wrestling/TheNewDay and his family in the middle of the ring. And in the first women’s main event in [=Wrestlemania=] history, Wrestling/BeckyLynch going over both Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/CharlotteFlair to win the Raw and Smackdown Woman’s titles, dealing Ronda her first loss in her WWE career.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] 35'': Wrestling/SethRollins winning the Universal Championship from Wrestling/BrockLesnar in the first match on the card. card, Wrestling/KofiKingston after 11 years finally winning his first WWE Championship after 11 years in the company by beating Wrestling/DanielBryan and celebrating his victory with the rest of Wrestling/TheNewDay and his family in the middle of the ring. And ring, and in the first women’s women's main event in [=Wrestlemania=] ''[=WrestleMania=]'' history, Wrestling/BeckyLynch going over both Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/CharlotteFlair to win the Raw and Smackdown Woman’s [=SmackDown=] Woman's titles, dealing Ronda her first loss in her WWE career.



* UnexpectedCharacter: While Wrestling/JohnCena himself at Wrestlemania 35 wasn't that unexpected, the fact that he brought back the gimmick of the Dr. of Thuganomics was a pleasant surprise to everyone to the point where there was a very noticeable pop when his "Basic Thuganomics" music started playing.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: While Wrestling/JohnCena himself at Wrestlemania 35 ''[=WrestleMania=] 35'' wasn't that unexpected, the fact that he brought back the gimmick of the Dr. Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick was a pleasant surprise to everyone to the point where there was a very noticeable pop when his "Basic Thuganomics" music started playing.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: While Wrestling/JohnCena himself at Wrestlemania 35 wasn't that unexpected, the fact that he brought back the gimmick of the Dr. of Thuganomics was a pleasant surprise to everyone to the point where there was a very noticeable pop when his "Basic Thuganomics" music started playing.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] 35'': Wrestling/SethRollins winning the Universal Championship from Wrestling/BrockLesnar in the first match on the card. Wrestling/KofiKingston after 11 years finally winning his first WWE Championship by beating Wrestling/DanielBryan and celebrating his victory with the rest of Wrestling/TheNewDay and his family in the middle of the ring. And in the first women’s main event in [=Wrestlemania=] history, Wrestling/BeckyLynch going over both Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/CharlotteFlair to win the Raw and Smackdown Woman’s titles, dealing Ronda her first loss in her WWE career.


** The sight of Wrestling/RomanReigns getting bloodied by Wrestling/BrockLesnar during the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'' becomes this after Reigns revealed many months later that his Leukemia[[note]]For those who don't know, it's Cancer in the blood cells[[/note]] resurfaced (he beat the disease eleven years prior).
* HilariousInHindsight: Any time Beth Phoenix has competed at the event, she has been the higher ranking star in her match and come out to someone else's music. At 24, she was Women's Champion and came out to Melina's. At 26 she was the top face but came out to Eve Torres's. And at 28 she was the Divas' Champion and once again came out to Eve's.

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** The sight of Wrestling/RomanReigns getting bloodied by Wrestling/BrockLesnar during the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'' becomes this after Reigns revealed many months later that his Leukemia[[note]]For leukemia[[note]]For those who don't know, it's Cancer cancer in the blood cells[[/note]] resurfaced (he beat the disease eleven years prior).
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** Due to taking place in Los Angeles, ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'' had a heavy Hollywood gimmick around it. The event is best known for, among other things, cementing Wrestling/{{Batista}} as a main eventer, who would later go on to have a successful film career in the style of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]. This is made even more hilarious when once considers the commercials for the event, which featured wrestlers doing parodies of famous films; Batista, alongside other wrestlers, took part in a ''Film/TaxiDriver'' parody by doing impressions of the film's "YouTalkinToMe" line, and Batista was ultimately the only one to nail it (albeit not before some confusion resulted in a WhosOnFirst routine).
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Any time Beth Phoenix has competed at the event, she has been the higher ranking star in her match and come out to someone else's music. At 24, she was Women's Champion and came out to Melina's. At 26 she was the top face but came out to Eve Torres's. And at 28 she was the Divas' Champion and once again came out to Eve's.


** ''[=WrestleMania=] XV'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteve Austin I.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] XV'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteve Austin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin I.


** Several fans had this reaction for 31's Divas tag team match featuring Wrestling/AJLee and Wrestling/{{Paige}} against the Wrestling/BellaTwins. If it happened a year or so before, the former team would have been clearly the heroines, being fan favorites, while the latter at that time were seen as everything that was wrong with the Divas division. However, by the time of 31 the former team came across as {{Designated Hero}}es in their promos, claiming they were automatically better than the twins because they weren't [[RealWomenDontWearDresses girly]], while the Bellas had ''massively'' improved. It was also very hard to sympathise with AJ, who had taken many months off, stopped working house shows and not done any of the additional PR work that talent usually did (that the Bellas and Paige had done). One promo from Nikki was even rumored to be a WorkedShoot calling AJ out for her lack of interest in the division. This was underlined in [[https://cewshreviews.com/2015/06/22/wwe-wrestlemania-31/ Cewsh Reviews]]:
--->'''Cewsh:''' Two of the people here have been carrying this division on their backs for over a year now, and have grown so much in that time that they have to be among the premier female talents on the main roster right now. Their matches have been consistently high quality, their feuds have generated more than cursory interest from a fanbase who usually doesn't give Divas the time of day, and they have really shown that they may be the cream of the crop for this generation of Divas. [[BaitAndSwitchComparison The other two are AJ and Paige.]]"


* HarsherInHindsight: Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero came out on top at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' as World Heavyweight and WWE Champions. After nearly twenty years of trying to reach the pinnacle of his profession, Benoit made Wrestling/TripleH tap to the Crippler Crossface in a Triple Threat with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. Benoit's post-match celebration with Eddie Guerrero - then the WWE Champion - was a sight many smarks cried tears of happiness over. Then RealLife stepped in: the next three years ruined the image forever. It was harkened back upon positively after Guerrero's death in 2005. But after Benoit's double murder-suicide in 2007, WWE has attempted to [[CanonDiscontinuity pretend Chris Benoit never existed]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero came out on top at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' as World Heavyweight and WWE Champions. After nearly twenty years of trying to reach the pinnacle of his profession, Benoit made Wrestling/TripleH tap to the Crippler Crossface in a Triple Threat with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. Benoit's post-match celebration with Eddie Guerrero - then the WWE Champion - was a sight many smarks cried tears of happiness over. Then RealLife stepped in: the next three years ruined the image forever. It was harkened back upon positively after Guerrero's death in 2005. But after Benoit's double murder-suicide in 2007, WWE has attempted to [[CanonDiscontinuity pretend Chris Benoit never existed]].existed]].
** The sight of Wrestling/RomanReigns getting bloodied by Wrestling/BrockLesnar during the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'' becomes this after Reigns revealed many months later that his Leukemia[[note]]For those who don't know, it's Cancer in the blood cells[[/note]] resurfaced (he beat the disease eleven years prior).



** Of course, the end of The Streak at ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX''.

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** Of course, [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar the end end]] of The Streak Wrestling/TheUndertaker's then-undefeated streak at ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX''.



** Shane [=McMahon=] going up to the top of the Hell in a Cell against The Undertaker at ''[=WrestleMania=] 32''. Several minutes of "What is he doing?" reactions from the fans watching him ascend the cage was one thing, but seeing Shane make the Sign of the Cross on himself before ''trying to an elbow drop on a downed Undertaker, who got out of the way'' stunned everybody.

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** Shane [=McMahon=] Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon going up to the top of the Hell in a Cell against The Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker at ''[=WrestleMania=] 32''. Several minutes of "What is he doing?" reactions from the fans watching him ascend the cage was one thing, but seeing Shane make the Sign of the Cross on himself before ''trying to an elbow drop on a downed Undertaker, who got out of the way'' stunned everybody.



** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'' had the twist ending to the show's main event, where Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel]] and teamed up with longtime rival and WWF owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon to defeat The Rock and win the WWF Championship once again.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'' had the twist ending to the show's main event, where Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel]] and teamed up with longtime rival and WWF owner Wrestling/VinceMcMahon to defeat [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock Rock]] and win the WWF Championship once again.for the fifth (and penultimate) time.



--->'''Justin Roberts:''' Ladies and Gentlemen, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the winner of this match]], BROCK LESNAR!

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--->'''Justin Roberts:''' Ladies and Gentlemen, [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the winner winner]] [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker of this match]], BROCK LESNAR!Wrestling/{{BROCK LESNAR}}!



** ''[=WrestleMania=] I'': Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. vs. Wrestling/RoddyPiper and Paul Orndorff.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 2'': Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/KingKongBundy.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] III'': Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (most notably the pre-match staredown and Hogan scoop-slamming Andre) and Wrestling/RickySteamboat vs. Wrestling/RandySavage.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] IV'': Randy Savage vs. Wrestling/TedDiBiase.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] V'': Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage: The Mega-Powers explode!
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'': Hulk Hogan vs. The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior: The Ultimate Challenge!
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VII'': Randy Savage's reunion with Wrestling/MissElizabeth after losing his retirement match with Ultimate Warrior.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VIII'': Randy Savage vs. Wrestling/RicFlair.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] IX'': Its unique Roman theme is probably what it's best remembered for, sadly. Or Hulk Hogan's controversial title win.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] I'': Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan and Mr. T. Creator/MrT vs. Wrestling/RoddyPiper and Paul Orndorff.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 2'': Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan vs. Wrestling/KingKongBundy.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] III'': Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan vs. Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (most notably the pre-match staredown and Hogan scoop-slamming Andre) and Wrestling/RickySteamboat vs. Wrestling/RandySavage.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] IV'': Randy Savage Wrestling/RandySavage vs. Wrestling/TedDiBiase.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] V'': Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan vs. Randy Savage: Wrestling/RandySavage: The Mega-Powers explode!
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'': Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan vs. The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior: The Ultimate Challenge!
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VII'': Randy Savage's Wrestling/RandySavage's reunion with Wrestling/MissElizabeth after losing his retirement match with Ultimate Warrior.
Wrestling/UltimateWarrior.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] VIII'': Randy Savage Wrestling/RandySavage vs. Wrestling/RicFlair.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] IX'': Its unique Roman theme is probably what it's best remembered for, sadly. Or Hulk Hogan's Wrestling/HulkHogan's controversial title win.



** ''[=WrestleMania=] XII'': The Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels Iron Man match, especially the HBK zipline entrance.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'': Bret Hart vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (especially the ending).
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XIV'': Shawn Michaels vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XV'': The Rock vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin I.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 2000'': The Triple Threat ladder match with Edge/Christian, the Hardys, and the Dudleys. Or Triple H becoming the first Heel to walk out of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' as WWF Champion.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'': The Rock vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin II: Austin's heel turn. Edge spearing Jeff Hardy, from the top of a ladder whilst Jeff was hanging from the tag team titles.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'': The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XIX'': Brock Lesnar's botched shooting star press onto Wrestling/KurtAngle; The Rock vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin III: the final chapter; Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'': Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero celebrating in the ring ([[CanonDiscontinuity Or not.]]); The Undertaker returning as the Deadman; Stone Cold giving stunners to Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'': Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning their first world titles; Shawn Michaels facing Kurt Angle; Edge becoming the first Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 22'': Edge spearing Wrestling/MickFoley into a flaming table. Triple H, Rey Mysterio, and John Cena's special entrances. CM Punk's cameo riding a gangster car in Cena's entrance.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'': Vince [=McMahon=] getting his head shaved; Batista vs The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Title; John Cena vs Shawn Michaels for the WWE Title.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXIV'': Shawn Michaels retiring Ric Flair.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXV'': Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVI'': Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels II: Streak vs. Career.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVII'': Finally...The Rock...has come back....to WWE! Alternatively, The Undertaker vs Triple H - No Holds Barred.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVIII'': John Cena vs. The Rock, or alternatively the conclusion to the "End of an Era" Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker and Triple H. And, for all the wrong reasons, "18 seconds."
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 29'': Cena-Rock II, or Undertaker vs. CM Punk.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'': Daniel Bryan's [[EarnYourHappyEnding triumph]], or Undertaker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeat]] (and the subsequent camera shot of "Shocked Undertaker Fan"). Or Hogan, Rock, and Austin in the ring together.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 31'': Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank in the middle of Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns to become the new champion. Wrestling/RandyOrton's mid-air RKO to Seth, prior to that. Also, the Ronda Rousey segment. Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s first and only Mania match might also qualify.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'': Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon becoming the first man to ''willingly'' [[https://youtu.be/bWI2l4ZbdA4 launch himself from the top of the Cell to try elbow-dropping Taker]]. He turned the HolyShitQuotient up so high that, while the crowd reacted when he jumped, it was quickly followed by a StunnedSilence out of genuine concern that he may have killed himself. Alternatively, The League of Nations (Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/{{Rusev|AndLana}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio and [[Wrestling/WadeBarrett King Barrett]]) getting their asses handed to them by Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/MickFoley, and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin; OR [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] confronting Wrestling/TheWyattFamily [[spoiler: alongside a returning Wrestling/JohnCena.]]
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 33'': Wrestling/TheUndertaker's last ride ([[TenMinuteRetirement for a little while, anyway]]), Goldberg and Lesnar's wild brawl or The Hardy Boyz returning and winning the Raw Tag Team Championships.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'': The Undertaker's comeback and dominance of John Cena, the brutality of Brock Lesnar's successful Universal title defense against Roman Reigns, Asuka vs Charlotte [[spoiler: and the former's 2-and-a-half year undefeated streak being broken]] and the WWE debut of Ronda Rousey.

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** ''[=WrestleMania=] XII'': The Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels Wrestling/BretHart-Wrestling/ShawnMichaels Iron Man match, especially the HBK zipline entrance.
entrance. The returning Wrestling/UltimateWarrior [[NoSell no-selling]] [[Wrestling/TripleH Hunter Hearst Helmsley]]'s [[FinishingMove Pedigree]] also gained infamy.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 13'': Bret Hart Wrestling/BretHart vs. Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (especially the ending).
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XIV'': Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XV'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock Rock]] vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Wrestling/StoneColdSteve Austin I.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 2000'': The Triple Threat ladder match with Edge/Christian, Wrestling/{{Edge}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Christian}}, the Hardys, [[Wrestling/MattHardy Har]][[Wrestling/JeffHardy dys]], and the Dudleys. Wrestling/{{the Dudley|Boys}}s. Or Triple H Wrestling/TripleH becoming the first Heel to walk out of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' as WWF Champion.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] X-Seven'': The Rock [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson TheRock]] vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin II: Austin's heel turn. Edge Also, Wrestling/{{Edge}} spearing Jeff Hardy, Wrestling/JeffHardy from the top of a ladder whilst Jeff was hanging from the tag team titles.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'': [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock Rock]] vs. Hulk Hogan.
Wrestling/HulkHogan.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XIX'': Brock Lesnar's Wrestling/BrockLesnar's botched shooting star press onto Wrestling/KurtAngle; [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock Rock]] vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin III: the final chapter; Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels vs Chris Jericho.
Wrestling/ChrisJericho.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'': Chris Benoit Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Eddie Guerrero Wrestling/EddieGuerrero celebrating in the ring ([[CanonDiscontinuity Or not.]]); The Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker returning as the Deadman; Stone Cold Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin giving stunners to both Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 21'': Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning their first world titles; Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels facing Kurt Angle; Edge Wrestling/KurtAngle; Wrestling/{{Edge}} becoming the first Money in the Bank Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank Ladder Match winner.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 22'': Edge Wrestling/{{Edge}} spearing Wrestling/MickFoley into a flaming table. Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}}, and John Cena's Wrestling/JohnCena's special entrances. CM Punk's cameo Wrestling/CMPunk's [[EarlyBirdCameo cameo]] riding a gangster car in Cena's entrance.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 23'': Vince [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon getting his head shaved; Batista Wrestling/{{Batista}} vs The Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker for the World Heavyweight Title; John Cena Wrestling/JohnCena vs Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels for the WWE Title.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXIV'': Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels retiring Ric Flair.
Wrestling/RicFlair.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXV'': Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker vs. Shawn Michaels.
Wrestling/ShawnMichaels.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVI'': Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker vs. Shawn Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels II: Streak vs. Career.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVII'': Finally...[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock...Rock]]...has come back....to the WWE! Alternatively, The Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker vs Triple H Wrestling/TripleH - No Holds Barred.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVIII'': John Cena Wrestling/JohnCena vs. [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock, Rock]], or alternatively the conclusion to the "End of an Era" Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Triple H. Wrestling/TripleH. And, for all the wrong reasons, "18 seconds."[[Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} 18]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson seconds]]."
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 29'': Cena-Rock [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]]-[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]] II, or Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker vs. CM Punk.
Wrestling/CMPunk.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'': [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan's Bryan]]'s [[EarnYourHappyEnding triumph]], or Undertaker's Wrestling/TheUndertaker's [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeat]] (and the subsequent camera shot of "Shocked Undertaker Fan"). Or Hogan, Rock, [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]], [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]], and Austin [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Austin]] in the ring together.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 31'': Seth Rollins Wrestling/SethRollins cashing in his Money in the Bank Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank in the middle of Brock Lesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar vs. Roman Reigns Wrestling/RomanReigns to become the new champion. Wrestling/RandyOrton's mid-air RKO to Seth, prior to that. Also, the Ronda Rousey Creator/RondaRousey segment. Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s first and only Mania match might also qualify.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'': Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon becoming the first man to ''willingly'' [[https://youtu.be/bWI2l4ZbdA4 launch himself from the top of the Cell to try elbow-dropping Taker]]. He turned the HolyShitQuotient up so high that, while the crowd reacted when he jumped, it was quickly followed by a StunnedSilence out of genuine concern that he may have killed himself. Alternatively, The League of Nations (Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/{{Rusev|AndLana}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio and [[Wrestling/WadeBarrett King Barrett]]) getting their asses handed to them by Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/MickFoley, and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin; OR [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] confronting Wrestling/TheWyattFamily [[spoiler: alongside a returning Wrestling/JohnCena.]]
Wrestling/JohnCena.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 33'': Wrestling/TheUndertaker's last ride ([[TenMinuteRetirement for a little while, anyway]]), Goldberg Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} and Lesnar's Wrestling/BrockLesnar's thirteen year Mania rematch and wild brawl or The Hardy Boyz [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Boyz]] returning and winning the Raw Tag Team Championships.
** ''[=WrestleMania=] 34'': The Undertaker's Wrestling/TheUndertaker's comeback and dominance of John Cena, Wrestling/JohnCena, the brutality of Brock Lesnar's Wrestling/BrockLesnar's successful Universal title defense against Roman Reigns, Asuka vs Charlotte [[spoiler: Wrestling/RomanReigns, [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]] vs. Wrestling/CharlotteFlair and the former's 2-and-a-half year undefeated streak in the WWE being broken]] broken, and the WWE debut of Ronda Rousey.Creator/RondaRousey.



** The Rock vs Hulk Hogan proved to be this. Chris Jericho and Triple H even pushed for that to go on last, feeling it was the true main event.
** Mickie James vs Trish Stratus at 22 was this to the women's match at 23. Featuring the final Mania appearance of a veteran star and the crowning of a new era star, a match involving [[Wrestling/AshleyMassaro a Playboy cover girl]] and a woman who had only [[{{Wrestling/Melina}} just started being treated like a serious wrestler]] was just not going to cut it, especially since it only lasted about three minutes.
** To the surprise of many, the mixed tag match between Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/KurtAngle vs. Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon and Wrestling/TripleH was this for 34. It was one of the best matches of the night (with the only other match even close to its quality being the [=SmackDown=] Women's Championship match between Wrestling/CharlotteFlair and Wrestling/{{Asuka}}). Even [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Dave Meltzer]] felt that the rest of the show couldn't live up to her match.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: 34 has gone on record to be one of, if not ''the'', weirdest [=WMs=] of all time. The event had a mixture of genuine surprises ([[spoiler:the end of Asuka's undefeated streak, Shinsuke Nakamura's heel turn, Roman Reigns ''losing'' his title match against Brock Lesnar]]) and just plain ''strange'' occurrences, including John Cena getting squashed by the Undertaker in under three minutes, the New Day's entrance, which involved midgets dressed up as pancakes doing the worm outside the ring, and Braun Strowman winning the RAW Tag Team Titles with a ten year old child.

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** [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock vs Hulk Hogan Rock]] vs. Wrestling/HulkHogan proved to be this. Chris Jericho Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Triple H Wrestling/TripleH even pushed for that to go on last, feeling it was the true main event.
** Mickie James Wrestling/MickieJames vs Trish Stratus Wrestling/TrishStratus at 22 was this to the women's match at 23. Featuring the final Mania appearance of a veteran star and the crowning of a new era star, a match involving [[Wrestling/AshleyMassaro a Playboy cover girl]] and a woman who had only [[{{Wrestling/Melina}} just started being treated like a serious wrestler]] was just not going to cut it, especially since it only lasted about three minutes.
** To the surprise of many, the mixed tag match between Creator/RondaRousey and Wrestling/KurtAngle vs. Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon and Wrestling/TripleH was this for 34. It was one of the best matches of the night (with the only other match even close to its quality being the [=SmackDown=] Women's Championship match between Wrestling/CharlotteFlair and Wrestling/{{Asuka}}).[[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]]). Even [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Dave Meltzer]] felt that the rest of the show couldn't live up to her match.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: 34 has gone on record to be one of, if not ''the'', weirdest [=WMs=] of all time. The event had a mixture of genuine surprises ([[spoiler:the end of Asuka's [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]]'s undefeated streak, Shinsuke Nakamura's Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura's heel turn, Roman Reigns Wrestling/RomanReigns ''losing'' his title match against Brock Lesnar]]) Wrestling/BrockLesnar]]) and just plain ''strange'' occurrences, including John Cena Wrestling/JohnCena getting squashed by the Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker in under three minutes, the New Day's Wrestling/TheNewDay's entrance, which involved midgets dressed up as pancakes doing the worm outside the ring, and Braun Strowman Wrestling/BraunStrowman winning the RAW Tag Team Titles with a ten year old child.



** Rey Mysterio usually busted out some fun cosplay type gear. At 26 he went for a Na'vi from ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', which looked incredibly awkward to say the least.
** Triple H has been routinely mocked for both his Conan the Barbarian-inspired costume for his entrance at 22 and his hideous Terminator getup at 31.

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** Rey Mysterio Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} usually busted out some fun cosplay type gear. At 26 he went for a Na'vi from ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', which looked incredibly awkward to say the least.
** Triple H Wrestling/TripleH has been routinely mocked for both his Conan the Barbarian-inspired costume for his entrance at 22 and his hideous Terminator getup at 31.



** For 28, Beth Phoenix came down with a bizarre hawk-like headdress on.

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** For 28, Beth Phoenix Wrestling/BethPhoenix came down with a bizarre hawk-like headdress on.

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