How do the top stars stack up at the biggest show of the year?
Not every WWE wrestler who steps through the ropes is destined to main-event a WrestleMania, no matter how good he (or she) is. Just ask CM Punk.
Conversely, some of the most-recognizable names in WWE history have either not had a lot of matches as the top of the Mania card, or they’ve had spotty records in the main event of the biggest show of the year.
WrestleMania casts a major spotlight on wrestlers, especially those in high-profile matches. The main event of each PPV is, by definition, a huge attraction. Win your Mania main event and you could get launched into the stratosphere. Lose a bunch of times and you could be on your way down the card.
Given that, it’s not entirely surprising to see who shows up on a list of best WrestleMania main-eventers. However, it is surprising to see where each of them fall on the list. You can’t just go by their won-loss record. You also have to take into account the number and quality of their matches.
For this list, we are only taking into account the announced matches that closed the PPV. Billed “double main events” don’t count. There is only one exception to this rule, which will become apparent later on.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the biggest WrestleMania main event wrestlers in the PPV’s history. Let’s get to it…