17. The Undertaker vs. Triple H – WrestleMania XXVII
When WrestleMania XXVII rolled around, Triple H and The Undertaker had run out of opponents. At least, that is what they told us. The only solution? To fight one another. Triple H attempted to do what Shawn Michaels couldn’t and defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
What resulted was the most violent match on Undertaker’s WrestleMania resume. Triple H was ruthless and actually had the crowd believing he had won when he delivered a Tombstone to The Undertaker. Of course, Undertaker went on to win the match with the Hell’s Gate, setting the stage for the following year.
16. Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan – WrestleMania 35
In one of the best happy endings in WWE history, Kofi Kingston pulled off the best match of his career with Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35. Kingston caught fire in the months that preceded the show, with fans clamoring for him to reach the mountain top for the first time.
He and Daniel Bryan had the clear highlight of that year’s show. They wrestled a great match with Bryan playing the role of the dastardly heel champion. This was the match everyone cared about on the show and when Kofi eventually won you got a genuine WrestleMania moment.
15. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk – WrestleMania 29
The final great match of The Streak. CM Punk was frustrated after having lost the WWE Championship to The Rock at the Royal Rumble. The only thing that would satisfy him at WrestleMania 29 would be beating The Undertaker.
While that did not happen, they did have the only highlight of a particularly forgettable show. There were a number of great moments in the match, including Undertaker sitting up while in the Anaconda Vice, as pictured above. Despite Punk hitting a great diving elbow and nailing Undertaker with his own urn, Undertaker eventually hit the Tombstone and secured the final win of his legendary winning streak.
14. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (vs. Seth Rollins) – WrestleMania 31
This was going to be a very interesting main event when it was first announced. Brock Lesnar was WWE Champion and headed towards free agency and Roman Reigns had won the Royal Rumble despite being possibly the least popular man in the company. This had the makings of a disaster (which is exactly what happened three years later) but things changed.
Lesnar announced he had re-signed with WWE ahead of WrestleMania 31, leading to fans embracing him as one of their own. Reigns was public enemy number one. For fifteen minutes, Lesnar killed Reigns with Reigns beckoning for more. It appeared as though Reigns would unseat Lesnar as champion until Seth Rollins music hit.
Rollins was Mr. Money in the Bank and entered himself into the match, Curbstomping Reigns and winning the WWE Championship. This capped off a brilliant main event and one of the best WrestleManias of all time.
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