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Top 3 opening matches in WWE WrestleMania history

Aviral Shukla
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Daniel Bryan punching The King of Kings!
Daniel Bryan punching The King of Kings!

WrestleMania is undoubtedly the Grandest Stage of Them All. When a superstar walks down that aisle, they know that they have to give a hundred percent. They have to make the fans feel everything they are feeling, both emotionally and physically.

Some superstars rise to the occasion more than others, and always display excellence when they wrestle at the huge event.

WWE’s long-running wrestling extravaganza has seen countless classics over the past three decades, but there are very few opening matches that deserve the honor of being called the best WrestleMania opener.

With another WrestleMania set to take place in two months, I will take a look at 3 matches that I think are the best openers in WrestleMania history.


#3 Money in the Bank ladder match, WrestleMania XXIII

RKO from the top of the ladder!
RKO from the top of the ladder!

WrestleMania 23 was one of the most hyped WrestleMania events in WWE's history. The event took place in Detroit, exactly twenty years after WrestleMania 3. It turns out the event had two really memorable matches. 

The "Money in the Bank" Ladder Match was one of the best ever. Fighting for the money were Edge, Randy Orton, King Booka, Finlay, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, CM Punk, and Mr. Kennedy. Every wrestler hung in the match to kick off the event and keep fans on the edge of their seats.

The most memorable moment was Jeff Hardy's leg drop from the top of a ladder onto Edge, knocking the Edge off his ladder and out of the competition. Every wrestler fought hard in the "Money in the Bank" match, and fans were wound up. Mr. Kennedy won after whacking Punk with a ladder.

This was one of those well-timed, all-out matches that keep viewers invested in the entertainment sport.

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