WrestleMania matches that should have happened
by, 03-05-2011 at 12:02 AM (3602 Views)
In the history of WrestleMania there have been amazing 5 star matches that we will remember forever. from Hulk v Andre to HBK v Hart to Rock v Hogan to HBK v Taker.
However with this years dissapointment with the dream match between Sting and Taker, and the fact that The Rock is not going one on one with Cena, makes me look back and thin of other Mania match ups over the years had missed oppertunities.
Starting with histories most obvious missed oppertunity.
Hulk Hogan v Ric Flair WM8.
Yes flair v savage was incredible, and sid v hulk was a classic with the return of the warrior, but in that era both Flair and Hogan represented 2 different organizations as the top dog. For a one year window Ric Flair came to WWF with the NWA title and could have set the stage for the dream match title v title the 2 all time best. Sure the match eventually happened several times but well past their prime and never on as big of a stage as Mania.
Hulk Hogan v Bret Hart WM9
Ceasars palace held one of the most unique manias in history, i just never thought hart v yokozuna was a huge main event. Now we've all heard the story that Hulk ducked an actual match with Bret Hart and thats why WM9 went down the way it did. But what if that match happened? Classic old school punch kick v technical wrestling..... a clash of eras, a pasing of the torch. Obviously Hart went on to be the man for several more years, only fitting Hulk coulda put Hart over.
Lex Luger v Bret Hart WM10
What if lex had taken the title from yokozuna in their championship match up at WM? Went on to finish the night against Hart. I likley would have booked it just the same as it went down, but i always wondered what a luger v hart main event match coulda been.
Bret Hart v Undertaker WM11
Why did hart face bob baclund? Y did taker face bundy? 2 lame match ups if you ask my opinion. Sure Hart and Taker had a good couple matches at other ppv's but to me those 2 names had Wrestle Mania written all over it.
Shawn Michaels v Undertaker WM13
of course they killed it at WM's 25 & 26, but had HBK not been finding his smile and sitting on the commentators table, what if he was in the ring with the taker. 2 way different points in their careers. would have been phenominal.
The Rock v Undertaker WM16
Dont remember where taker was for WM16 but this could have been a good night to pit these 2 together in their prime.
Hulk Hogan v Stone Cold WM18
Sure rock v hogan was one of the best mania matches ever, but... reverse the rolls. The rock faces the outsiders while austin faces hogan... coulda went either way, and coulda made history in a different way.
Shawn Michaels v Tripple H WM20
now i know this kinda happened, and yes benoit did deserve his spot. but he just didnt fit into the dynamic, so much more coulda been booked off the friendship of the 2. i just feel one on one would have been better.
Big Show v Hulk Hogan WM23
With the all grwn up theme and the WM3 nestalgia, i can not believe that Hulk and wwe and show and wwe were not able to reach a deal. I remember reading they were both pitched the idea but neither were interested. We were left with a cheap ass kane v khali match. Shoulda happened!
John Cena v Undertaker WM24
Seems to me this could have been arranged. It is WM and i think it shouldnt matter what brand your on, it should be the very best matches you can put together, this could have been a big one.
That pretty much covers it. Let me know your opinions.