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10 Worst WrestleMania Matches

3 months ago By Jhon Woug

Through the years, WrestleMania, the centrepiece of professional wrestling, has definitely produced unforgettable moments and king-size bouts. Yet, in what could be dubbed the era of greed, these matches occasionally fell short of their potential, thus letting fans down and raising eyebrows among the critics.

From boring matches to the decisions on contracts that bring about the worst memories, these matches are the final ranking in the whole series of the worst matches in WrestleMania history. As we describe the top 10 matches in our analysis, we take you on a journey to the world’s biggest stage—the Grandest Stage of Them All.

  1. Women’s Battle Royal Match—WrestleMania 25:

The women’s dominant performance on the night is usually criticised and described as the most stupid and poorly performed match of all time in WrestleMania history. Not only did the match restrain them by its lack of direction and reasons for booking, but also the talent of the women was shunned, resulting in fans getting dismayed. This game ended up without a good climax and can only be placed in a ranking of the worst WrestleMania matches ever.

  1. Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler (WrestleMania 27)

For some fans, this was the worst moment in WrestleMania history. Get ready to have your memories and ideas about this historic event stained forever with the Jerry Cole versus Michael Cole match of WrestleMania 27. Struck by the sloppy rhythm of the events and their inability to roughly bring the fans to the edge of their seats, they left the match with a dull aftertaste. The film ran longer than I could tolerate, with not a single good moment to remember. With this, it definitely stands out as the most genuine failure of WrestleMania.

  1. Mr. T vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (WrestleMania)

The contest is a great example of how, for us, the fans, nothing makes sense at Wrestlemania 2, especially the match between Mr. T and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, which is far from memorable to this day.

Misled by its irrelevant storyline and uncreative action, this fight not only ignored the audience but also left the team disappointed since it was supposed to be happening at the biggest and grandest stage of them all. When we come to the opposite situation, a time when the ending is known and too little happens everywhere, this is also a match that went down in the time of the worst WrestleManias in the historic record.

  1. Sable vs. Tori (WrestleMania 15)

The first-level women’s match between Sable and Tori in WWE WrestleMania 15 Web Simple did not reveal those two divas’ excellency. Both of them cannot plunge the audience’s mind into the game during this match. Lacking coherent pacing and a weak narrative, the combat in the ring was alien in a place that ought to exhibit the highest qualities of professional wrestling: The Grandest Stage of Them All. It could not live up to the standards of WrestleMania. It was panned by sports (and movie) critics for its lack of excitement and the absence of any great moments, making the 1991 match the worst by WrestleMania standards.

  1. The Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez—WrestleMania 9:

Famous for being considered to be the worst match in WrestleMania history, The Undertaker’s fight with Giant Gonzalez on WrestleMania 9 became such a blot on his otherwise celestial career. The segment of Velasquez trying to wrestle down with the inexperienced Gonzalez was disrupted as the two players simply could not click.

Their match was, therefore, very unsatisfactory from an execution standpoint. Characterised by a weird, eye-opening conclusion in which dazed fans could not comprehend what they had just witnessed, leaving it as a bad memory in the cycle of WrestleMania’s history.

  1. The Bushwhackers vs. The Fabulous Rougeaus—WrestleMania 5:

At WrestleMania 5, a tag team brawl between The Bushwhackers and The Fabulous Rougeaus etched itself just on faded memories as poor performances and uninterested crowd followings dimmed the event.

Due to the fact that both teams were middle cards and there was not much participation from the audience, the match did not give off the same excitement and energy as the WWE event. Evaluated negatively due to its mediocre game plan and weak pyrotechnics, the match will always be considered one of the most boring moments in the history of WrestleMania.

  1. Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (WrestleMania 33)

The World Wrestling Championship bout between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33—the event WWE fans had been anticipating—was not what fans got; they got an average-at-best bout.

Despite a predictable end, the intensity and storytelling of the match were not there at all, so the viewer was left with a rather sluggish experience that did not fully lift them off their seats. Its slowness and shady execution are blamed; this is yet another missed chance to stand out on the grandest stage of them all.

  1. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 20:

Possibly, the match of 20 that was done at WrestleMania 20 may have been a historical error due to the fact that Lesnar and Goldberg did not redeem themselves at another event called WrestleMania 33. This exact distinction between dedication and perseverance has apparently been removed from this game. As a result, the play of both teams could not catch the audience’s attention and felt like a lost chance for excitement. That match ran rather long for a reason; it is still known as a big drawback in Mania history.

  1. Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon, WrestleMania 26:

When the office went down and Vince MacMohan engaged in a trial by fire with its foreseen plot, it was bound to be a huge success, but a mere entertaining one. The progression of older careers and the waning in-ring skillsets of both performers were severely limiting, making the match drag by feeling overbooked and running longer than it should have. Although the ending with redemptive Hart was a very good conclusion, it was still not enough to leave a good enough impression of the bout, which was just average.

  1. The Great Khali vs. Kane (WrestleMania 23)

The height contest between Great Khali and Kane in WrestleMania 23 was more of a theoretical brawl, though. It was all empty hype. With the prowess of mortal Khali stripped and his poor chemistry with the guest, the match just couldn’t amuse audiences and produce some flat fireworks. Although Kane’s slam was supposed to cause excitement, it gave rise to an uncomfortable echo effect, which made the match hard to remember.

WrestleMania has been the stage for countless dramatic scenes for fans that have lasted over the years, but there have also been instances where it has produced disappointing matches. These matches, ranging from terrible performances to highly suspicious booking decisions, are arguably the most unforgettable but, at the same time, negatively affected this event. I can’t wait to pay attention and ensure we have more unforgettable moments, but very few of the disappointing ones on the biggest stage of them all.

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