WWE WrestleMania History: 20 Greatest moments in the history of the PPV (15-11)
The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania, is just 23 days away. The 35th anniversary will emanate from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. WrestleMania has annually set the stage for the most iconic moments in the history of the professional wrestling business.
In order to honor 35 years of the Grandest Stage of Them All, I will be counting down the 20 most memorable moments in WrestleMania history up to this point.
The first part of the list has already been published and can be viewed here: 20 greatest moments in Wrestlemania history (#20-16).
As I mentioned in my first slideshow, this list will be in four parts, so without further ado, let's continue the countdown with number 15.
#15 The Rock defeats John Cena, WrestleMania 28
Heading into WrestleMania 28, CM Punk was right in the middle of what would be a 434-day reign as the WWE Champion. Unfortunately for him, that wasn’t good enough to close this show, and that’s something that burns him up to this day.
This WrestleMania was all about The Rock finally facing John Cena in what was billed as “Once in a Lifetime.” WWE had spent over a year building this up so fans could finally see who was better.
The match was happening in The Rock’s hometown of Miami, Florida, and WWE wound up giving “The People’s Champion” the victory. John Cena hated the fact that he lost this match. Cena’s anger and disappointment over the decision was completely a shoot.
He wanted to win this match, but as we all saw, it ended differently, and we eventually saw the “Once in a Lifetime” match twice.
#14 TLC II match, WrestleMania X-Seven
Just a year before this at WrestleMania 2000, Edge and Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz in a triangle ladder match was a fun match. At WrestleMania X-seven, they got a chance to outdo it, and they did with this TLC match.
This was actually the second TLC match between them, but all three teams seemed to bring a little something extra to TLC II at WrestleMania 17.
There is a particular point in this match where Rhyno and Spike Dudley try to get involved, and Jeff Hardy provides an unforgettable moment when he hits a Swanton Bomb onto them off a ladder at ringside.
This was a wildly chaotic encounter that also involved interference from Lita and wrapped up one of the greatest eras for tag team wrestling in WWE history.
If you are looking for a classic match in WrestleMania history to see again, this is an excellent choice.