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WWE Ranks The Top 50 Wrestling Matches That Every Fan Must Watch

WWE Ranks The Top 50 Wrestling Matches That Every Fan Must Watch

WWE has ranked the legendary first showdown between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV as the match every fan must watch.

The wrestling promotion compiled the best matches in history and features fan-favourite clashes from WCW, WWE and ECW.

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But the 2009 mega-clash between WWE legends The Undertaker and Michaels topped the pile.

The 'Phenom' clashed with WWE Hall of Famer Michaels in a memorable encounter, from their dramatic opening entrances to the thrilling conclusion.

Future Hall of Famer The Undertaker would keep his legendary WrestleMania streak intact at the time.

But Michaels would clash again with the 'Deadman' in a rematch at WrestleMania XXVI a year later, which would rank at the No 13 spot in WWE's must-watch matches.

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Michaels retired after his second consecutive WrestleMania clash with The Undertaker, but he admitted the first match was a standout encounter.

The 54-year-old wrestling legend said: "I'm on record as saying that it's probably impossible to wrestle a perfect match, but I think it's as close as I ever got. 'Taker's on record saying the same thing. Very proud of it."

Posted below are WWE's top 50 matches that every fan 'must watch before they die.'

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50. The Undertaker vs Mankind -- Hell in a Cell: King of the Ring (1998)

49. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock: WrestleMania XIX (2003)

48. Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior -- WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania VI (1990)

47. Shawn Michaels vs Triple H -- Unsanctioned Street Fight: SummerSlam (2002)

46. Team Hell No & Ryback vs The Shield -- TLC Match: WWE TLC (2012)

45. Chris Jericho vs Rey Mysterio -- Intercontinental Championship Mask vs Title Match: The Bash (2009)

44. Shawn Michaels vs Mankind -- WWE Championship Match: In Your House: Mind Games (1996)

43. World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Survivor Series (2002)

42. Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar -- WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania XIX (2003)

41. Masato Tanaka vs Mike Awesome: Heat Wave (1998)

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40. The Rock vs Hollywood Hogan: WrestleMania X8 (2002)

39. Eddie Guerrero vs Dean Malenko -- ECW Television Championship Match: Hostile City Showdown 1995 (aired on Hardcore TV, May 2, 1995)

38. The Shield vs The Wyatt Family: Elimination Chamber (2014)

37. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels -- No 1 Contender Hell in a Cell Match: Badd Blood: In Your House (1997)

36. Mr Perfect vs Ric Flair -- Loser Leaves Town Match: (Raw, 1993)

35. Cactus Jack vs Big Van Vader -- Texas Death Match: Halloween Havoc (1993)

34. Jushin Thunder Liger vs Brian Pillman -- WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Match: SuperBrawl II

33. Edge vs John Cena -- WWE Championship TLC Match: Unforgiven (2006)

32. Sting's Squadron vs The Dangerous Alliance -- WarGames: WrestleWar (1992)

31. Rob Van Dam vs Jerry Lynn -- ECW Television Championship Match: Hardcore Heaven (1999)

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30. Tully Blanchard vs Magnum TA -- United States Championship 'I Quit' Steel Cage Match: Starrcade (1985)

29. Edge & Christian vs The New Brood (The Hardy Boyz) -- Ladder Match: No Mercy (1999)

28. CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar -- No Disqualification Match: SummerSlam (2013)

27. Ric Flair vs Sting -- NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Clash of the Champions I (1988)

26. Triple H vs Cactus Jack -- WWE Championship Street Fight: Royal Rumble (2000)

25. Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels -- World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: No Mercy (2008)

24. Ric Flair vs 'Macho Man' Randy Savage -- WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania VIII (1992)

23. The Undertaker vs Triple H -- No Holds Barred Match: WrestleMania XXVII (2011)

22. Royal Rumble Match: Royal Rumble (1992)

21. Randy Orton vs Mick Foley -- Intercontinental Championship Hardcore Match: Backlash (2004)

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20. Ric Flair vs Terry Funk -- 'I Quit' Match: Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout (1989)

19. Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels -- Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: WrestleMania X (1994)

18. Mr Perfect vs Bret Hart -- Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam (1991)

17. Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair -- NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: WrestleWar 1989: Music City Showdown

16. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart: WrestleMania X (1994)

15. John Cena vs Brock Lesnar -- Extreme Rules Match: Extreme Rules (2012)

14. Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle: WrestleMania 21 (2005)

13. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels -- No Disqualification Streak vs. Career Match: WrestleMania XXVI (2010)

12. The Rock vs 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin -- WWE Championship No Disqualification Match: WrestleMania X-Seven (2001)

11. Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat -- NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chi-Town Rumble

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10. Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels -- WWE Championship 60-Minute Iron Man Match: WrestleMania XII (1996)

9. John Cena vs CM Punk -- WWE Championship Match: Money in the Bank (2011)

8. The Dudley Boyz vs The Hardy Boyz vs Edge & Christian -- World Tag Team Championship TLC Match: WrestleMania X-Seven (2001)

7. Bret Hart vs The British Bulldog -- Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam (1992)

6. The Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage -- Retirement Match: WrestleMania VII (1991)

5. Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio -- Cruiserweight Championship Mask vs Title Match: Halloween Havoc (1997)

4. Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair -- NWA World Heavyweight Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun (1989)

3. Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat -- Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania III (1987)

2. Bret Hart vs 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin -- Submission Match: WrestleMania 13 (1997)

1. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels: The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (2009)

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You can find the complete list of 100 matches on WWE's official website.

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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