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5 times WWE got the WrestleMania main event wrong

Kartik Seth
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This should have been a one-time affair.
This should have been a one-time affair.

There is simply no bigger event in professional wrestling industry than Wrestlemania. For 33 years, the annual spectacle has been the premier pay per view event for WWE and has been the home of some of the most memorable encounters in the history of wrestling. If we look at the history of the Show of Shows, one thing becomes very clear - WWE usually keeps the most important matches and storylines reserved especially for the WrestleMania season.

However, over the years, there have been a few showdowns that were last on the card but didn't deserve to end the spectacle that night due to various reasons.

As a little throwback to the history, we take a look at the times WWE chose the wrong match to close Wrestlemania.

#5 Hulk Hogan vs Sid Justice (WrestleMania 7)

Surely a main event of Wrestlemania should not end in a disqualification.
Surely a main event of WrestleMania should not end in a disqualification

By 1991, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were the two most prominent wrestlers in North America, but the two had not yet crossed paths with each other. So when Flair arrived in WWF, with the Big Gold Belt up on his shoulder, the whole wrestling fraternity went into a frenzy.

With WrestleMania VIII fast approaching, every single wrestling fan in the world could finally see their dream match develop into reality. The perfect timing, the perfect opportunity, and the perfect stage, yet the match stayed a fantasy for the WWE fans for more years.

WrestleMania VIII did feature both Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan in marquee matches, in fact, it is the only WrestleMania that officially had two main events. Instead of having Flair vs Hogan as the main event, the fans were treated with a sloppy, drooling match up between Hogan and Sid Justice. Flair, on the other hand, faced Randy Savage in a clinical match for the WWF Championship that had the fans on the edge of their seats.

Not only did WWE blow off a chance of having the biggest match close their biggest show, they made the matters worse by having fans sit through a plodding main event. Flair should have been given a chance to show why he was called the greatest wrestler of all time and having him close the Show of Shows was the best way of doing that.

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