15 Greatest WrestleMania matches of all time: Part 2
WrestleMania. The Grandest Stage of Them All. When a Superstar walks down that aisle, they know that they have to give a hundred percent of their emotion into their match. They have to make the fans feel everything they are emotionally and physically.
Since it's a pay-per-view which is rich when it comes to history and considering the 35th event is approaching fast, I have decided to choose fifteen matches that I think are at the top of the chart in the pay-per-view's 35-year history. The challenge is a daunting one because WWE’s long-running wrestling extravaganza has seen countless classics over the past three decades, but which of these deserve the honour of being labelled as the greatest match in the history? Let's take a look.
#5: Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant, WrestleMania 3
Every kid that grew up in the ’80s and ’90s has this match engraved in their memories as the biggest and most anticipated matches to ever headline a WrestleMania. "The irresistible force meets the immovable object" as the late-great Gorilla Monsoon put it so nicely that night. That really set up a tremendous story to be told.
Even though it wasn’t your classic, old school mat-wrestling match, it did two things that matter more than anything in wrestling - it put butts in seats and made tons of money. Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan are two of the biggest draws to ever be involved in professional wrestling, and they need to be respected for that.
The match itself was slow and moved at a snail’s pace, but it told a story, and it eventually led to Hulk Hogan slamming Andre The Giant on TV, which hadn’t been done before that. It raised the Hogan character to a new level, and I don’t think Hogan would be the star he is today without Andre The Giant.
Hogan ended up pinning Andre and walking out with the WWE Championship. Hogan slamming Andre is one of the most replayed clips of all time, and it will continue to be in wrestling history.