The 34 best WrestleMania matches ever
34 editions of the Showcase of the Immortals will have come and gone after tomorrow night. Many have been classics. Some have been duds. Some have one great match that pulls an entire show up from the abyss.
WWE WrestleMania has seen more than its share of classic matches. Stars were made and the company's future was decided on its grandest stage. It's only natural.
Though the past few WrestleManias have been disappointing, tomorrow night's looks much better, and here were the 34 greatest matches that made a 34th edition of the show possible.
#34: Roddy Piper vs. Goldust (WrestleMania 12)
A perhaps surprising addition, Goldust's weirdness and the innovation on display made it an instant standout in a droll WrestleMania 12 (yes, that includes the Iron Man match).
This match was an important evolution in the hardcore and falls count anywhere genre that would rise to huge prominence in the coming Attitude Era.
The footage of Roddy Poper being chased in his car by police was a darkly comedic overture to the OJ Simpson car chase, as both competitors made their way to the arena. Goldust's odd tendencies were on display when both men got to the ring, popping the crowd.
Piper eventually got in on the act, stripping Goldust down to the lingerie he was wearing! He ran away in embarrassment, leaving Piper the winner by default.