The 40 Greatest Superstars in Wresltemania History (38-40)
by, 05-28-2012 at 03:55 PM (3430 Views)
Hello everyone! I am back with another blog. This time, a blog about the 40 Greatest Superstars in Wrestlemania History.
We all think of Wrestlemania as the biggest event of the year. The time where the feuds are better than the rest of the year and the event where the matches and the moments will be remembered and go down in history.
But which Superstars have been the best at giving us these feuds, these matches and these moments, that we all remember? I have done my best to make a good list of 40 of these Superstars.
40. CM Punk
Some people considered last year, to be the breakout year in WWE for CM Punk, where we all saw his infamous shoot promo and the great match at Money in the Bank. But before that, he was still having really good matches at Wrestlemania!
Punk's Wrestlemania career began at Wrestlemania 23 (no we dont count the time he was a part of Cena's entrance), where he competed in the match type, where Punk made his name on the grandest stage of them all: Money in the Bank.
While he didnt win the match at Wrestlemania 23, he still took part in what was one of the best matches of the night. He was even the final guy on the ladder, before Mr. Kennedy captured the briefcase.
But it was at Wrestlemania 24, where Punk finally had his breakout Wrestlemania moment, as this time, he won the Money in the Bank match, which once again, was one of the best matches of the night.
At Wrestlemania 25, he repeated the success, as he once again won the Money in the Bank match. And once again, the matches was one of the best of the night (Money in the Bank never fails to deliver)
At Wrestlemania 26, CM Punk had his first Singles match at Wrestlemania, as he faced Rey Mysterio. The feud leading up to the match, was pretty good and there was nice expectations for this match. Unfortunately it didnt get enough time for Punk and Mysterio to really show what they can do in the ring, but for the time it had, it delivered.
Wrestlemania 27 was another story. This time CM Punk was up against Randy Orton. While the feud wasnt the greatest, it was still really good, and it looked like we were in for a good match. This time CM Punk got the time to show what he can do, and his match vs Orton had the same story as the feud. Not the greatest, but still good.
At Wrestlemania 28, it got even better for Punk, as he faced Chris Jericho, this time, for the WWE Championship. Once again, Punk was a part of one of the best matches of the night, in a great technical match against Jericho. While some people expected a bit more from it, you cant deny the fact, that it was a great match!
39. Rey Mysterio
At the 39th spot, we find another superstar, who is still (kinda) active, Rey Mysterio, who many people consider to be the best high flyer in WWE history.
Rey's Wrestlemania career began at Wrestlemania 19, where he competed in the opening match, against Matt Hardy, for the Cruiserweight Championship. This match was a very solid match, and a nice way to open one of the best Wrestlemania's in history. While it didnt get much time, they got the most out of the time they had. Rey really shined in this match, as he was able to use his high flying abilities.
At Wrestlemania 20, once again, Rey competed for the Cruiserweight Championship. But this time, rather than a single match, it was a Cruiserweight Open, with names such as Chavo Guerrero, Ultimo Dragon and Tajiri. The stipulation of this match, meant that each guy didnt get much time to shine. But overall, the match was certainly not boring, as we got lots of fast paced, high flying action.
The next year, at Wrestlemania 21, Rey made history, as he faced Eddie Guerrero, with whom he was holding the WWE Tag Team Titles. Like at Wrestlemania 19, WWE decided that Rey Mysterio was gonna open the show. And it was definately a good choice. It was a good match to get the crowd pumped, as they were super hot for this match. But while this was a good Wrestlemania moment for Rey, the next year, proved to be even better...
Because at Wrestlemania 22, Rey made history once again, as he went into Wrestlemania as the Royal Rumble winner, but not only that, he also won the World Heavyweight Championship, in a triple threat match, against Kurt Angle and Randy Orton.
Earlier in the blog, I wrote about, how some people got the most out of the time they had. This time, they REALLY got the most out of the time they had. Because while the match, didnt get that much time, the 3 guys really gave it their all, during the match. When people talk about great matches, that lasted under 10 minutes, this match is being named every time.
But not only was the match good, we also got a true Wrestlemania moment, when Rey Mysterio won the World Heavyweight Championship, for his dead friend Eddie Guerrero.
Unfortunately Rey missed both Wrestlemania 23 and 24, but he made his Wrestlemania return at Wrestlemania 25. This time he competed for the Intercontinental Championship, against JBL. This wasnt anything to write home about, as the match lasted 21 seconds, and will probably only be remembered as JBL's last match in WWE.
Quite a disappointment, but a Wrestlemania match nonetheless.
At Wrestlemania 26, Rey Mysterio faced off against CM Punk. Once again we get a match with a curse, that has apparently been following Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania. Not enough time.
At this point in his career, Rey was mainly gonna be used to put over the younger stars, and that was proven, as we saw Rey face Cody Rhodes at Wrestlemania 27. This match told a good story and was good overall. Rey did a good job, putting over Cody Rhodes, who also got the win in the match.
38. Tito Santana
Tito Santana's Wrestlemania career goes all the way back to the very first Wrestlemania. Actually he wrestled the very first Wrestlemania match in history, as he opened the first Wrestlemania against The Executioner.
This match wasnt really that memorable, as is was basically a squash match for Tito Santana. Although it will be remembered for being the first match in Wrestlemania history.
Tito continued his Wrestlemania career at Wrestlemania 2, which was split into 3 locations. Tito competed in Los Angeles, right before the main event, where he teamed up with The Junkyard Dog to compete against The Funk Brothers.
This match definately delivered. It had a really fast pace, and Tito really showed his skill in this match and with Terry Funk in the match, you know that something crazy was gonna happen.
At Wrestlemania 3, Tito was once again in tag team action. This time it was a 6 man tag team match, as he teamed up with The British Bulldogs to take on The Hart Foundation and Danny Davis. Once again, a pretty good tag team performance by Tito Santana (and the others). Tito wasnt really the focus of this match, but he still had his part in making a really nice tag team match.
At Wrestlemania 4, Tito once again had tag team action in his calendar. He teamed up with Rick Martel as Strike Force, to take on Demolition, in a match for the WWF Tag Team Titles. Once again we see a decent tag team match from Tito, with some nice spots at the beginning and the end.
He was right back in action, at Wrestlemania 5, and once again, it was a tag team match!
This time, Tito teamed up with Rick Martel as Strikforce, and went up against The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard).
Once again Tito was part of a really good tag team match. While the match didnt live completely up to its potential, we still saw some nice tag team action, which ended in a swerve, as Tito's tag team partner, Rick Martel turned on him at the end of the match. This angle led to a lenghty, great feud between Tito and Martel, and is probably why this match will be remembered.
At Wrestlemania 6, Tito was finally back in 1v1 action, as he faced off against The Barbarian. Not exactly the best moment in Tito's Wrestlemania career, as the match wasnt really that good. The match was mainly used to put The Barbarian over as the monster, which wasnt that sucessful either.
Wrestlemania 7 was kinda the same story, but a different opponent. This time Tito faced off against The Mountie. And once again, this wasnt really a Wrestlemania moment to remember for Tito.
Wrestlemania 8 was Tito's last televised Wrestlemania match (he wrestled the dark match the year after), this time against a guy, who proved to be one of the greatest of all time, Shawn Michaels! Tito was past his prime, but could still deliver a good match. And so he did. A really good opener for Wrestlemania 8. Tito put over Michaels as expected, and ended a really good Wrestlemania career.
I hope you enjoyed the blog, and remember to take a look at my next part of the blog, where I will go further down the list of the 40 Greatest Superstars in Wrestlemania History.