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5 best opening matches in WrestleMania history

Kartik Seth
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Top 5 / Top 10
5.17K   //    22 Feb 2018, 21:21 IST

Not the right match to start Wrestlemania.
Not the right match to start off WrestleMania.

There is certainly no doubt in the fact that WrestleMania is the biggest festival in the world of wrestling. The home of some of the biggest matches and storylines, WrestleMania season brings a different adrenaline rush in both the fans as well as the wrestlers. Closing the 'Grand Spectacle' is a dream for every professional wrestler, but only a selected few get a chance to be in the main event of WrestleMania while others always stay on rest of the card. Being in the main event of WrestleMania is a demanding task as the fans have been waiting to see the main attraction for almost 4 hours.

If, however, there is another slot on the card that is almost as valuable as the main event match slot, it is the opening slot. The match that is the first of the show plays a very critical role in setting the tone of the show. Hence, over the past couple of years, WWE has made it a routine of starting WrestleMania with a marquee match to get the crowd riled up from the get-go. In the 33 year history of WrestleMania, there have been some opening contests that have been so good that they are now regarded as marvelous in their own right. As WrestleMania gets a week closer, we take a look at such great opening contests.

Honorable Mentions:-

Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero (WrestleMania 21)

Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Wrestlemania XXV)

Kevin Owens(c) vs Sami Zayn vs The Miz vs Sin Cara vs Stardust vs Dolph Ziggler vs Zack Ryder in a Ladder Match for Intercontinental Title (Wrestlemania 32)

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