Top 15 WrestleMania Week Matches: 2018

 

 

WrestleMania season is over for another year, but before we start looking forward to the 35th edition of the show, let’s look back at the best matches we saw in the biggest week of pro wrestling of the year – here are the Top 15 Best WrestleMania Week Matches: 2018.

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Top 10 Wrestlemania Matches that had Already Taken Place Outside of WWE

Wrestlemania is the place where the biggest dream matches of all time take place within WWE…but sometimes, Vince and co forget to inform the fans that these collisions have already taken place somewhere else in the wrestling world. Since 1985, ten singles matches on the main cards of Wrestlemania had already been seen in other promotions at some point before all participants reached WWE/F, and I’m going to rank them based on their historical importance and quality – here are the Top 10 Wrestlemania Matches that had Already Taken Place Outside of WWE.

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Top 10 Wrestlemania Weekend Matches That Happened Outside of WWE

Wrestlemania is no longer just a one day epic event – it’s grown into a whole week of promotional wrestling, and one gigantic weekend of pro wrestling, both within and outside of Vinny Mac’s realm. Independent companies from around the world now conjugate in whichever city Wrestlemania is held in that year, and put shows on from Friday to Sunday to please the thousands of fans that flock to watch a bit of graps.

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Top 10 Raw After Wrestlemania Moments

Wrestlemania is the highlight of the wrestling calendar, but unlike other huge sporting events, such as The Super Bowl, it is unique in that once it’s over, the action and excitement doesn’t stop. There is no off-season; in fact, we fans are treated to something almost as exciting the very next night.

The Raw after Wrestlemania has become famous for memorable debuts, returns, retirements, and shocking moments, and I’m going to rank my favourites. Here are my Top 10 Raw After Wrestlemania Moments.

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Top 15 Favourite Wrestlemania Moments

Wrestlemania is the biggest highlight in every wrestling fan’s calendar. This long-running event holds so many moments that we all cherish and will remember for as long as we live. So as we gear up for this year’s show of shows in Orlando, I’m looking at all of the various different aspects that make the biggest PPV in wrestling so special.

WWE loves to promote the concept of ‘Wrestlemania Moments’ – while they do sound like a corny marketing scheme, they certainly hold a lot of memories for a lot of people. Wrestlemania is the home to many of our most cherished, fond wrestling memories (and it’s also home to some terrible memories, like Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler), so much so that I couldn’t limit this list to just ten. So here they are, my Top 15 Favourite Wrestlemania Moments.

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Top 10 Most Underrated Wrestlemania Matches

Wrestlemania is the biggest highlight in every wrestling fan’s calendar. This long-running event holds so many moments that we all cherish and will remember for as long as we live. So as we gear up for this year’s show of shows in Orlando, I’m looking at all of the various different aspects that make the biggest PPV in wrestling so special.

Wrestlemania has been home to some of the greatest moments in this wonderful sport’s history, but sadly, with so much greatness over the years, there are several brilliant matches that unfortunately get overlooked. But in the last 32 years, which matches from the show of shows have mostly been under-appreciated? Well, let me tell you. Here are the Top 10 Most Underrated Wrestlemania Matches.

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Top 10 Wrestlemania Entrances

Wrestlemania is the biggest highlight in every wrestling fan’s calendar. This long-running event holds so many moments that we all cherish and will remember for as long as we live. So as we gear up for this year’s show of shows in Orlando, I’m looking at all of the various different aspects that make the biggest PPV in wrestling so special.

When the big show (not Paul Wight) rolls around every spring, WWE pushes the boat out in every way possible to ensure the entire Wrestlemania experience is as spectacular as it possibly can be, and the entrances are no exception. That simple walk to the ring is pumped full of theatre, showmanship and spectacle to ramp up our excitement levels before the in-ring action even begins. But out of all the memorable walk-ins over the years, which have been the best? Well, let me educate you. Here are the Top 10 Wrestlemania Entrances.

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Top 10 Wrestlemania Video Packages

Wrestlemania is the biggest highlight in every wrestling fan’s calendar. This long-running event holds so many moments that we all cherish and will remember for as long as we live. So as we gear up for this year’s show of shows in Orlando, I’m looking at all of the various different aspects that make the biggest PPV in wrestling so special.
Each year at Wrestlemania, before every main event, every show-stealer, every title match, there’s a promo to get the audience at home and in the arena ready for what’s about to come. The key to a good video package is to remind you exactly why you should be excited for what you’re about to watch. Memories should come flooding back and expectations should be high, something which each of these entries did. Here are my Top 10 Wrestlemania Video Packages of all time.

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Top 10 Story Modes in Wrestling Video Games

I’ve spent a significant portion of my life playing wrestling video games, and it’s probably one of the main reasons why my social and romantic lives are both in the state they are (I’ll give you a clue as to how they’re going, I run a wrestling blog and a poetry blog, work it out for yourself). The majority of the many, many hours I have sunk into these grappling games were spent playing story modes – career modes, roads to Wrestlemanias, season modes, whatever name they were under, I was obsessed with them. But with so many games with so many story modes over the years, it begs the question – which ones are the most worthwhile playing? Well, The Hairy Wrestling Fan is around to solve your problems. Here are my Top 10 Story Modes in Wrestling Video Games.

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Top 20 WWE Matches from 2016 that You’ve Probably Already Forgotten About

As evident by my list of the Top 25 Best Matches of the Year, 2016 was an absolutely incredible year for wrestling. It was crammed full of historic events, fantastic moments, and most importantly, amazing, memorable matches. However, even in such a landmark year for this wonderful sport, not everything was up to the world class standard. There were plenty of globally exposed matches from Vinny Mac’s House of Graps that have slipped through our minds in just less than a year. Even if you’re WWE through and through, you’ll be scratching your head when reading this one. Here are the Top 20 Big WWE Matches from 2016 that You’ve Probably Already Forgotten About.

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