WrestleMania over the years has produced some of the best matches during the year and in some cases have given us the best matches in the history of wrestling. In the last 19 years that I have been watching wrestling I have seen some of my all time favorite matches while watching WrestleMania. So with that being the case and WrestleMania slowly approaching I thought it would be a great time to look back at some of my all time favorite WrestleMania matches of all time.
This first match needs no explanation or at least very little. Just thinking about this match gives me goosebumps, this is by far one of the best matches ever not just in WrestleMania history. At WrestleMania 3 not only did the wrestling world change when Hogan slammed Andre but fans jaws dropped when 23 pin attempts later we saw the end of a classic between Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage.
The biggest event of the WWE calendar year is once again slowly approaching right around the corner. This Sunday is our next stop on the Road to WrestleMania and this could make the picture for WrestleMania all the more clear. Even though this PPV is a Smackdown exclusive event this will at least build forward the Smackdown matches set up for Mania.
Currently, Randy Orton is set to challenge for the WWE Championship on April 2nd but at this point who will be champion on that day is still undecided. Rumors as always have been running rampant for the last few weeks as to who will be competing for the WWE title come WrestleMania. At this point rumors seem to point to someone coming away with the title, but I don't think I want to put a name on it at this point. Considering the PPV is right around the corner we will be finding out the WWE World title match for WrestleMania and with that being said I will not spoil anything even if the rumor isn't 100% what is going to happen.
The other part of this is an update from the last installment of the series where I spoke about the possibility of the Rollins vs Triple H match being postponed due to Rollins sustaining an injury. However, at this point it seems very likely that Rollins will be 100% prior to WrestleMania which means the match that is still very much likely to be on. The idea that Rollins will likely be back by WrestleMania has changed an extreme negative into a positive, because at least at this point this means that Seth Rollins will not be missing his second WrestleMania in a row which is great for someone who has become the workhorse of the WWE roster.
The last time we were here I talked about the countdown to WrestleMania and how we have plenty of time to talk about all the rumors and possibilities as the big event approaches in the first of April. At this point we still have both Raw and Smackdown's last PPV before WrestleMania.
The only difference with installment is that I will only be focusing on one match instead of two like I did in this first edition of the series.
Since last August the match and the feud were rumored and in a way only the second match rumored for Mania was Triple H vs Seth Rollins. Due to the injury sustained by Finn Balor following his match with Seth at Summerslam the Universal title picture changed and that also changed the plans the WWE had in place for the next few months. Because originally both Rollins and Reigns were meant to stay out of the World title picture, but that changed.
Eventually Seth would end his feud with Kevin Owens and break into his feud with Triple H. Now he did end up continuing a feud with Chris Jericho until the latter part of the last year before reigniting his feud with Hunter shortly after Survivor Series. The feud really started to pick up in recent weeks eventually seeing Rollins appear at the latest NXT Takeover event last weekend. This little invasion of sorts lead Hunter to make his return to Monday Night Raw to call out Seth Rollins. Unfortunately, it was on this edition of Monday Night Raw that Seth may have reinjured his knee; the same knee that kept him out of action for around a year.
This injury has put Rollins and Triple H's match and feud in doubt at the very least it has put it in doubt as it pertains to it being a part of WrestleMania this year. Though this is very unfortunate and could be a huge loss for the WWE; looking in the bigger picture this could add a ton of heat to not just Hunter, but also Samoa Joe which may have given the WWE another top heel just in one night. I just hope that no matter what happen to Seth that this injury isn't as serious as his previous knee injury for not just Seth's sake but also for the WWE's sake.