Write & Earn
Favorites Edit

5 times the WWE got the main event of Wrestlemania right

Daniel Crump
Top 5 / Top 10
18.24K   //    11 Feb 2017, 11:46 IST

#2 Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker – Wrestlemania 26

The perfect send off

In contrast to 1996, 2010’s WWE was a company sitting atop the mountain, with not a challenger in sight. Vince and his bookers had free reign to do what they wanted, and occasionally, that leads to some very bad decisions indeed.

There’s an old debate amongst wrestling fans – some believe the main event of Mania should always be for the company’s main title. Others recognise that exceptions can be made, and if there was ever a time to make an exception, it was during Wrestlemania 26.

After failing to get the main event match right at 24 and 25, common sense prevailed here, giving Shawn Michaels the top of the bill position in his last match for the company. 

This match had numerous elements going into it. The match between the two at Mania 25 – arguably the greatest match of all time – was still fresh in fan’s memories. Shawn was on a mission to do the one thing that he had never been able to do in his career, break Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak.

He was so desperate for this privilege that he was willing to put his career on the line. It was storytelling at its best, at a time when the company weren’t as well known for their storytelling when compared with previous generations.

Whether you prefer their match at 25 or 26 I think comes down to what aspect of Professional Wrestling you most prefer, however, 26 certainly had the emotional baggage of seeing a legend steal the show one last time. 

Prev Page 2 of 5 Next
Daniel Crump
Life long WWE fan and recent convert to NJPW. I mainly write feature pieces, giving my opinions on WWE's past, present and future. Follow me on Twitter for more!
Fetching more content...