Throwback Thursday: WrestleMania Rewind Part 3/3

It is now just three days until WrestleMania 33 in Orlando and so comes the final part of out WrestleMania Rewind series, as we head back to WrestleMania 22 and travel up to last year’s record-breaking WrestleMania 32.

Click on the respective WrestleMania logo for results, images and interesting facts about that WrestleMania.

WRESTLEMANIA 22

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WrestleMania 22 went “Big Time” but it was the night of the biggest underdog as Rey Mysterio defeated Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat to win the World Heavyweight Championship in tribute to his late friend Eddie Guerrero. Elsewhere, John Cena battled with Triple H in the main event with the WWE Championship on the line, Shawn Michaels looked to take down the boss Vince McMahon and Edge went to war with Mick Foley in a Hardcore match.

 

 

WRESTLEMANIA 23

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20 years after Hogan slammed Andre in the Silverdome, WrestleMania 23 returned to Detroit “All Grown Up”. For the first time in nine years, Shawn Michaels looked to win the WWE Championship in the main event against John Cena, while Batista had to end the Undertaker’s streak in a bid to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. WrestleMania 23 also saw the ‘Battle of the Billionaires’ in which Donald Trump shaved Vince McMahon’s head bald.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXIV

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WrestleMania XXIV saw the showcase of immortals head to Florida for the first time as Orlando’s Citrus Bowl brought us the second outdoor WrestleMania ever. Undertaker aimed to win the World title at back-to-back WrestleMania’s against Edge in the main event, while Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather stepped into the ring with the 500lb Big Show. It was a night also remembered as 16-time world champion Ric Flair’s last hurrah, as Shawn Michaels ended the career of the ‘Nature Boy’ in the match of the night.

 

WRESTLEMANIA 25

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The 25th anniversary of WrestleMania headed to the Reliant Stadium in Houston and we witnessed one of the greatest matches of all time as two future Hall of Famer’s Undertaker and Shawn Michaels met one-on-one on the grandest stage. Elsewhere, Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton looked to take the WWE Championship away from Triple H, Edge put his World title on the line against Big Show and John Cena in a Triple Threat and brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy collided in an Extreme Rules match.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXVI

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Shawn Michaels looked to end the Undertaker’s undefeated streak for a second time as WrestleMania XXVI headed to Phoenix, except this time the Showstopper’s career was on the line as the two legends battled it out in the main event. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart returned to WrestleMania for the first time in 13 years with revenge in mind against Vince McMahon. Elsewhere, John Cena and Batista battled it out for the WWE Championship, while Chris Jericho put the World title on the line against Edge.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXVII

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For the first time in seven years, The Rock returned to the grandest stage as host of WrestleMania XXVII in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and the People’s Champion would have a big role to play in the outcome of the main event as John Cena took on The Miz for the WWE Championship. Elsewhere, Triple H tried his hand at ending Undertaker’s 18-0 WrestleMania streak and Edge put the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Alberto Del Rio.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXVIII

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For the first time ever, WrestleMania XXVIII headed to Miami as we witnessed two of the most popular superstars clash in the main event as The Rock went head-to-head with John Cena.It was also the “End of an Era” as Triple H aimed to break the Undertaker’s streak for a third time on the grandest stage but this time they met inside Hell in a Cell. Elsewhere, Sheamus made light work of Daniel Bryan to win the World title and CM Punk defended the WWE Championship against Chris Jericho.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXIX

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Redemption was the aim of the game for John Cena at WrestleMania XXIX at the MetLife Stadium, as he looked for revenge over The Rock after his defeat at WrestleMania XXIX and win the WWE Championship in the main event. Brock Lesnar returned to WrestleMania for the first time in nine years to battle Triple H in a No Holds Barred match. CM Punk tried his luck against the undefeated Undertaker and Alberto Del Rio defended the World Championship against Jack Swagger.

 

WRESTLEMANIA XXX

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For the 30th edition of the showcase of immortals, WrestleMania XXX headed to the Superdome in New Orleans as fans witnessed Daniel Bryan finally reach the top of the mountain by defeating Randy Orton and Batista in a Triple Threat match to become WWE Champion. We also saw the biggest shock in WrestleMania history as Brock Lesnar conquered the streak of the Undertaker.

 

WRESTLEMANIA 31

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WrestleMania 31 headed to the San Francisco Bay Area and while Roman Reigns battled Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in the main event, neither man would leave with the title as Seth Rollins successfully cashed in Money in the Bank to win his first WWE Championship. ‘The Icon’ Sting made his WrestleMania debut against Triple H, while Undertaker looked to bounce back from the streak ending a year earlier with victory over Bray Wyatt.

 

WRESTLEMANIA 32

WrestleMania 32 broke the all-time WrestleMania attendance record as over 100,000 fans packed the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Roman Reigns headlined the show for the second year running as he looked to become a three-time WWE Champion against Triple H. Shane McMahon risked it all in a bid to takeover Raw as he met The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell. Elsewhere, AJ Styles made his WrestleMania debut against Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose looked to conquer Brock Lesnar.

 

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