Top 3 closing matches in WWE WrestleMania history
The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania, is just a few months away. The anticipation for the long-running extravaganza is sky high. With two high profile matches already set for the big stage, the expectations couldn't be any higher.
Seth Rollins will take on Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship while Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair will take on Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship.
Which match will end up deserving the honour of closing the biggest show of the year is another matter.
Throughout history, the WrestleMania closing matches have fluctuated in quality. Some matches set the new standards for what a WrestleMania main event should be while some matches made you wonder how they ended up main eventing the show.
In this list, I will take a look at 3 matches that I think are the best closing matches in WrestleMania history.
#3 The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin, WrestleMania X-Seven
The reason Paul McCartney and John Lennon were so successful is that they had chemistry. In music, the bar was set by Lennon and McCartney. In wrestling, the bar for chemistry was set by Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.
These two giants of professional sports never had a bad match with one another. It was always intense, and each match seemed epic, but none more so than their match at WrestleMania 17.
In front of over 67,000 fans at the Astrodome in Houston, Stone Cold Steve Austin sided with Vince McMahon and defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship. The match exceeded all expectations. It toppled their previous WrestleMania main event match from two years prior.
If you're looking for a match to introduce novice fans to the greatness of The Rock and Steve Austin, this should be the match. Everything flows smoothly. If it weren't for the awful bad guy turn by Austin, this match would have been perfect.