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Every WrestleMania Main Event Ranked From 'GOAT' To 'Not Worthy'

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Every WrestleMania Main Event Ranked From 'GOAT' To 'Not Worthy'

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs The Rock, Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton and The Undertaker vs AJ Styles have been listed as the greatest WrestleMania main events of all time.

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SPORTbible used TierMaker to rate every closing match at WWE's big event from the very first iteration in 1985 to last year's show, from 'GOAT' category to 'Poor/Not Worthy' of the accolade.

Right at the top is Austin and Rock's second main event, having capped off WrestleMania 15 and 19 together.

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In between that was their barnburner at Wrestlemania X-Seven, which ended with that handshake between Austin and WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

Two of the Attitude Era's biggest stars had to top the list given their undeniable impact on the business.

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Image Credit: WWE

Next up is when Bryan achieved the ultimate dream of becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion, after defeating Triple H in the opener of WrestleMania XXX.

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Bryan tapped out Batista and led the 75,000 fans inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with a massive 'Yes!' chant, as commentator Michael Cole called it the 'Miracle on Bourbon St.'

It was the greatest underdog story the company have ever told - quite frankly because it was never supposed to happen.

Last up is The Undertaker's retirement match against AJ Styles, which came in a very unique setting.

With the world rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Undertaker and Styles put together the cinematic 'Boneyard Match'.

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A quite frankly cheesy premise on paper ended up being the perfect send-off for professional wrestling's greatest character - with Metallica's 'Now That We're Dead' playing as 'The Deadman' rode into the sunset.

It'll come as no surprise that 'Stone Cold' and The Rock's first WrestleMania meeting ranks in the 'Great Tier'.

Shawn Michaels breaks into the list in this tier with a whopping four appearances, ironically, not winning a single one of them.

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They never said 'Mr. WrestleMania' had to win them all.

Seth Rollins cashing in during Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31 ranks here, as does Reigns stacking, smashing and pinning Edge and Bryan last year.

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Image Credit: SPORTbible

Check out our full rankings of every final match at the 'Showcase of the Immortals' below:

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GOAT: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs The Rock (WrestleMania X7), Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton (WrestleMania XXX), The Undertaker vs AJ Styles (WrestleMania 36, Saturday)

Great: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 14), 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs The Rock (WrestleMania XV), Triple H vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Benoit (WrestleMania XX), John Cena vs Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 23), The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 26), Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins (WrestleMania 31), Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan vs Edge (WrestleMania 37, Sunday)

Decent: Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Paul Ordorff and 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper (WrestleMania), Randy Savage vs Ted DiBiase (WrestleMania IV), Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania V), Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior (WrestleMania VI), Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle (WrestleMania XIX), Batista vs Triple H (WrestleMania 21), John Cena vs Triple H (WrestleMania 22), The Undertaker vs Edge (WrestleMania 24), The Rock vs John Cena (WrestleMania 28), Drew McIntyre vs Brock Lesnar (WrestleMania 36, Sunday), Bianca Belair vs Sasha Banks (WrestleMania 37, Saturday)

Overrated: Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy (WrestleMania 2), Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant (WrestleMania 3), Bret Hart vs Yokozuna (WrestleMania X), Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart (WrestleMania XII), Triple H vs Randy Orton (WrestleMania 25), The Rock vs John Cena (WrestleMania 29), Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair (WrestleMania 35)

Poor/Not Worthy: Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter (WrestleMania VII), Hulk Hogan vs Sid Justice (WrestleMania VIII), Hulk Hogan vs Yokozuna (WrestleMania IX), Lawrence Taylor vs Bam Bam Bigalow (WrestleMania 11), The Undertaker vs Sycho Sid (WrestleMania 13), Triple H vs The Rock vs Big Show vs Mick Foley (WrestleMania 2000), Triple H vs Chris Jericho (WrestleMania X-8), John Cena vs The Miz (WrestleMania 27), Triple H vs Roman Reigns (WrestleMania 32), The Undertaker vs Roman Reigns (WrestleMania 33), Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar (WrestleMania 34)

This list does not rank the main event of WrestleMania 38 Night One

Do you agree with our rankings?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: WWE, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton

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