If Shawn Michaels Is Mr. Wrestlemania, Who Is Right Behind Him?
The Chairman: Shawn Michaels is dubbed Mr. Wrestlemania, but if you’re going to consider someone else Mr. Wrestlemania then you have to include the Undertaker in the conversation. The streak alone of winning twenty one straight Wrestlemania matches is unheard of and will never be repeated again. Keep in mind also he missed Wrestlemania X and Wrestlemania 2000 so the streak could’ve been even longer. Most wrestlers would even consider themselves fortunate to participate on the Wrestlemania card twenty one times. The Undertaker of course has twenty six Wrestlemania matches on record with an impressive twenty four wins and two losses and who knows if he’s going to make it a twenty seventh appearance this year or not? Undertaker has done battle with many superstars over the years and some of them had multiple shots to defeat the Deadman at Wrestlemania such as Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diesel, Sid, Ric Flair, his brother Kane, Edge, Randy Orton, Batista, Triple H, CM Punk, John Cena, and even Mr. Wrestlemania himself Shawn Michaels. Quite an impressive collection of victories and even though his impressive streak ended against Brock Lesnar, the Undertaker is still considered one of the all time greats when it comes to Wrestlemania.
Matt: Undertaker, Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin are all strong contenders for this spot but I want to suggest a name you may have not considered before.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge.
Sure, Edge doesn’t have the name value of a Shawn Michaels or Hulk Hogan but let’s look at his record. In his first WrestleMania, he and Christian won the first-ever triangle tag team ladder match to retain the WWF Tag Team Championships. The match pioneered an entire generation of gimmick wrestling and they upped the ante the following year with the first ever TLC match, which Edge and Christian also won.
After pinning Booker T at WrestleMania 18 to win his very own shampoo endorsement, Edge returned to the WrestleMania roster in a big way, winning the first-ever Money In The Bank ladder match. The following year, Edge gave Mick Foley his WrestleMania moment by defeating the hardcore icon with a spear through a flaming table.
WrestleMania 23 saw him back in the MitB match but the following year began a string of WrestleMania main events against The Undertaker, John Cena, Big Show and Chris Jericho, culminating in a World Championship victory over Alberto Del Rio that ended up being Edge’s final match of his career.
So while he may not have the greatest win/loss record, Edge’s performances in ground-breaking matches throughout his career should easily place him among the best WrestleMania performers ever.
Justin C: As you can tell there are a good amount of options for this title. You can look at the Rock or Steve Austin, but to me those two would have to be locked in with each other. They fought three times at Wrestlemania and yes The Rock also fought Hogan, but Rock and Austin would be a package deal.
This came down to either Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage for me. Hogan obviously has the more historical side to it. But for me Savage was the better performer at Wrestlemania and I am going to go with him. I would argue that he had the best matches at Wrestlemania 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. And honestly you couldn’t even make an argument for any other matches in those. The Savage/Warrior match at WM7 is one of the best matches in WWE history from a story perspective. The Mega Powers breaking up at WM5 was a great storyline and one of the best the WWE has ever done. Savage’s match with Ricky Steamboat at WM3 was way ahead of its time. And the match with Flair at WM8 was probably Flair’s best WWE match in his first run. When you have so many bests at all of these Wrestlemanias, I think Savage is the only answer.
Cam: The second Mr. Wrestlemania is easily Triple H. Not only has Triple H wrestled in 22 Wrestlemanias but he’s been showcased in or main evented plenty of them. From matches with Owen Hart to The Undertaker, Triple H has done it all.
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