5 WrestleMania main events that shouldn't have happened
The Rock vs. Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage and The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels were so right. These were not
Once upon a time, the main event of WWE WrestleMania was always the selling point to make fans want to buy the pay-per-view. Sure a strong undercard was always very important too, but the main event is what was supposed to make fans really want to tune in.
Apparently, Vince McMahon himself sometimes doesn't get this memo. Over time the main event has surprisingly become less important, with some very unpopular choice of matches being selected to close the show. Whether it be a match or even just one superstar involved, this is five times that WrestleMania had the wrong main event.
#5 Triple H vs. Randy Orton - WrestleMania 25
Triple H and Randy Orton had a very long on again/off again feud between 2004 and 2009. So by the time WrestleMania 25 rolled around, they had already fought in almost every match a superstar can have in WWE. Yet we were supposed to be entertained by a regular one-on-one match between them after they had previously had a Cage match, several Street Fights and not one but two Last Man Standing matches over the previous two years.
To have made matters worse, the match actually had a pretty good build-up, to the point where you really wanted to see Triple H beat the holy hell out of Orton. But stupidly, a stipulation was added that 'The Game' would lose his WWE Championship to Randy if he got disqualified. The match itself was passable at best, but everything that a WrestleMania main event shouldn't have been. It also didn't help that Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker wore out the Texas audience in their 30-minute classic earlier on the show.