As we already covered in another list, there have been some pretty pathetic WrestleMania main events over the years. And even in years where that wasn’t the case, there have occasionally been matches that would have been better served to be the final match of the evening. Some had better stories, some were better matches, and yes, some of them have the benefit of hindsight, but all of them were superior in some way to the main event that we were actually given. With that in mind, here are our choices for matches that actually took place at WrestleMania which should have been the main event of the show that particular year.
10. WWF vs NFL Battle Royal – WrestleMania 2
Honestly, WrestleMania 2 is pretty terrible no matter what ends up being the main event, but given that Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy was a terrible match that didn’t feel like a main event in any respect, we had to find something better to replace it. And since the battle royal involving NFL players is basically the only thing anyone remembers from this Pay Per View, it wins almost by default. But it is an entertaining match in its own right, including fun interactions between William “Refrigerator” Perry and Big John Studd, and was responsible for Perry’s induction into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, so it has history on its side if nothing else. Plus, Andre got to win, in one of his last major wins in his career before turning heel to face Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, and it was just before he went off to film The Princess Bride, which is an incredible movie that you have to see if you haven’t already.