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To start with i have to post one of my favourite ever wrestling matches, and that is the match which saw The Undertaker take on Mankind in a hell in the cell match. This match had everything, a great spectacle to watch and i have watched it over and over on YouTube. So below are the links to the full match.

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPiUrPNmiDw

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98LkHbV3SlA

Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zSju9WSlvs

Or if you don't have time to watch it all or you simply don't want to you can watch the highlights video, full of the best action from the fight.

Highlights Video -

Oh and for anyone that doesn't know this match is from 1998 King of the Ring. :)

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Mick Foley V Undertaker Hell In A Cell is my personal favourite but there are so many amazing fights it would be hard to list them all. Another two of my personal favourites was the 93 Royal Rumble and the first Ladder Match with Razor Ramon V Shawn Michaels. Actually I just had a quick look to see if it was infact the first 'WWF' ladder match and it wasn't it was the second.

A couple of my favourites below last one is just clips from the Hardy brothers fights because every match they are in is amazing!

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm8u0m1IJ10

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ3u0jiWomw

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp7FS_-SCNw

4. http:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BSsf891PlY

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOClka2iHLk

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6WRoGVDJWU&feature=related

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzdrJI3G7B0

8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d3cbOUIPQE&feature=related

9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5FQNifPbnY&NR=1

10.

I found a site that lists the top 50 WWF matches of all time but it was posted in 2002 it's still a good read though (of what I actually did read) remembering all those classic matches.

The Bottom Line - Top 50 WWF Matches Ever

Submitted by Easy J on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 1:24 PM EST

Welcome once again to The Bottom Line. I want to take this opportunity to respond to the feedback I got on last week’s column. First of all, I’ll admit that I did go a bit overboard with my comments on Austin. I can’t say anything was misinterpretted, because I know what I said and people got on my case for that. I will not, however, retract the comments I made about Ross and McMahon. Those are my opinions, and they stand as is. Second, my column had been written and conmpleted days before news broke out about Austin abusing Debra. Calling me a supporter of wifebeating is ignorant in the first place, not to mention that has nothing to do with wrestling.

I’d also like to send a little shout out to the guy who complained about my remarks towards the WWE, and gave me the typical, “if you don’t like it, don’t watch it” speech. Let’s pretend this guy’s name is…Mark! That works perfectly! Well Mark, if you had read my column last week, you would know that I already made it clear that I don’t watch WWE programming on a regular basis. Second of all, this is my column where I give my opinion. If you don’t like my opinion, don’t read my column. A lot of people seem to have a problem with that concept.

With that being said, let’s get into the column…

I know I was going to do my Top 10 Wrestlers and Tag Teams Of All Time this week, but unfortunately that has to be held off once again due to a technical error. I decided to pull out a classic oldie Bottom Line favorite that I hope you all will enjoy…

TOP 50 WWF Matches Of All Time

So the World Wrestling Federation is the only major mainstay left in the wrestling industry. If you thought they did it just because Vince McMahon was a good business man and could buy his competition, think again. Even in the worst of times, the WWF could still produce great matches. In the horrible 1995 era, the dark plague of the gimmick era, or even last year when the storylines got stale, the WWF continued to produce great matches.

Unfortunately, most mindless marks today who chant “WHAT?!” every second of a RAW show couldn’t tell you who Randy Savage or Ricky Steamboat even are, let alone when their legendary match took place. Half of those people are still at home creaming themselves everytime they watch Rob Van Dam knock Jeff Hardy off a ladder, because they think they’re watching the greatest match of all time.

After a month of watching tapes, reading results, consulting sources, and trying to clear the cobwebs from my brain in order to remember important facts, I came up with what I thought were the 50 best matches in WWF history. After that, I had the difficult task of ordering them from 1 to 50. Finally, the list was finalized and completed. It’s bound to cause controversy, and it may even make you think twice about that match you saw one time. Without further ado, I present to you my very lengthy, but cool Top 50 WWF Matches of All Times. Keep in mind this is my opinion, so don’t rag on me if you object to any of the matches or their order…

50 - Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel

WWF World Title Match

Wrestlemania 11

This was the long awaited match from Wrestlemania 11, which, unfortunately, failed to headline the event. After months of building up the break up of the Two Dudes With Additudes, Diesel would go head to head with his former best friend Shawn Michaels for Diesel’s WWF Title. While the WWF failed at making the feud hotter by having Diesel as a heel World Champion, the two Klique members put on a fast paced match. And while Sid looks lost at ringside or not threatening at all, both men really stick it to each other and don’t let up. Michaels flies at Diesel with some insane highflying moves, while Diesel uses his size to throw Michaels all over the place. Diesel retains his WWF Title after a jackknife powerbomb, and reunites with Michaels the night after Wrestlemania.

49 – 1992 Royal Rumble Match

WWF World Title Match

Royal Rumble ‘92

After two months of controversy, the WWF World Title was held up for grabs in the annual WWF Royal Rumble match. In what was definitely the best Royal Rumble match ever, 30 men battled it out for the first time ever to crown a new WWF champion in the Royal Rumble match. Ric Flair, who was the 3rd entry into the Royal Rumble match, outlasted 29 other competitors to win the WWF Title. After elimanating Davey Boy Smith, Kerry Von Erich, and Randy Savage, Flair knocked Hulk Hogan and Sid Justice to the floor, and was crowned the new WWF Champion.

48 – Diesel vs. Bret Hart (No Disqualification)

WWF Title Match

Survivor Series ‘95

For almost a year, Bret Hart had been gunning for Diesel’s WWF Title, and the two’s previous encounters had been plagued by outside interference. It was announced that the two would square off one more time with no disqualification or count out. At this point, Diesel was coming into his full fledged heel persona, and Bret Hart was bound to win the World Title. Diesel dominated most of the match with power moves, but Hart was able to counter with quickness and take out the legs of Diesel. The match even had the first table spot in WWF history when Diesel launched Bret Hart through the Spanish annouce table. They sure don’t make them like they use to. Anyways, Bret would go on to win his 3rd WWF Championship with a roll up for the 1-2-3.

47 – The Rock vs. Triple H (Ladder Match)

Intercontinental Title Match

Summerslam ‘98

After feuding all throughout the summer, Triple H and The Rock capped off their feud over the Intercontinetal Title in a monumental ladder match inside of Madison Square Garden. Both men brutalized each other with different shots off of the ladder, and Triple H’s knee was injured early on in the match. The action got so brutal that the ladder was practically broken in half, and a new one was put into play. Triple H seemed to finally have the upperhand, but Mark Henry threw powder into his eyes, blinding him. Chyna jumped into the frey and took The Rock out with a shot to the nuts. Soon enough, Triple H was able to climb the ladder and win the Intercontinental Title, and the feud.

46 – Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Jarrett

Intercontinental Title Match

In Your House, July ‘95

At the time, Shawn Michaels was being groomed to win the WWF Title. He had just returned from an injury, and was ready to challenge Jarrett for the Intercontinental Title. Earlier in the night, Jarrett finally made his debut as a recording artist, and was willing to take on the Heartbreak Kid. The two hit each other with great flying moves, and a lot mat wrestling. In the end, it was the Road Dogg (then known as the Roadie) who accidentally tripped Jarrett. Jarrett was distracted, and Michaels connected with the Sweet Chin Music to get the win over Jarrett, and become the new Intercontinental Champion.

45 – Bret Hart vs. Hakushi

In Your House, May ‘95

In May of 1995, Bret Hart was feuding with Jerry Lawler and Japanese wrestling sensation from FMW, Jensei Shinzaki. At that point, Shinzaki was known as Hakushi, and was willing to take it to the Hitman with everything he had. The two had a spectacular match that has been overlooked continually, with one of the first real highspots in WWF history, as Hakushi performed a sweet looking spring board moonsault to Hart on the floor. In the end, Hart was able to get the win with a roll up. The feud continued later in the night, as Hakushi helped Jerry Lawler obtain a victory over the Hitman.

44 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Steel Cage Match)

WWF Title Match

Summerslam ‘94

Owen Hart had been having a very successful run throughout 1994. He had broken out of his brother’s shadow, garnered a huge upset victory over his brother Bret at Wrestlemania 10, and won the King of the Ring crown. He was no doubt the number one contender to the WWF Title that Bret held in 1994, and with Jim Neidhart in his corner, there was no doubt he was going to win the title. So the match was held in a 15 foot high steel cage match in order to prevent any interference. Both brothers took it to each other, with Bret actually suplexing his brother off of the top of the cage. In the end, both men were climbing down the side of the cage, when Owen got tangled in the bars. Bret dropped to the floor and was awarded the match.

43 – Makind vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match)

Sumerslam ’97

After feuding all through the summer, Triple H and Mankind were set to end it all inside a 15 foot high steel cage at Summerslam in the Meadowlands Arena. With Chyna on the outside, it seemed as though Foley was never going to make it out of the cage, especially after getting the door slammed on his head. Triple H was put into place in the middle of the ring and Chyna was down, so Foley ascended to the top of the cage. He turned around, tore his shirt open, and dove from the top, hitting a hard elbow to Triple H. Makind managed to escape the steel cage and win the match.

42 - Steve Austin vs. Undertaker (Buried Alive Match)

Rock Bottom ‘98

After being screwed out of the WWF title by Vince McMahon, Austin had to work his way back up the ladder in order to get a WWF title shot. Before he could be allowed a spot in the Royal Rumble match, he had to beat the Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. Taker brutalized Austin like never before, and it seemed as though he was going to win. In the end, Kane appeared out of nowhere, and tombstoned his brother into the grave. Austin unloaded tons of dirt onto the Undertaker, and advanced to the Rumble match.

41 – Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (Steel Cage Match)

WWF Tag Title Match

Unforgiven 2000

After months of battling it out with the Dudleys in TLC matches, these two teams were set to go head to head in a steel cage one last time for the gold. Jeff Hardy was elimanated from the cage early on, which allowed Edge and Christian to double team Matt. Christian then soon followed, but was taken out by Lita. Jeff hit a Twisting Swanton Bomb to take out both Matt and Edge. As Edge and Matt both climbed the cage, the Hardys used Edge and Christian’s own Conchairto to take out the co-champion and win the tag titles.

40 – Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho (Submission Match)

Intercontinental Title Match

Judgement Day 2000

For two months, Benoit and Jericho had been feuding over the Intercontinental Title. It was all going to come to a head at Judgement Day in a Submission Match, with Benoit defending his Intercontinental Title. Both men traded vicious submission manuvers, most notably Jericho’s Walls of Jericho with help from the ropes that stretched Benoit’s back like there was no tomorrow. After working over Jericho’s injured shoulder for sometime, Benoit applied the Crossface. Jericho passed out, and the match was awarded to Benoit.

39 - Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin

Survivor Series ‘96

With Bret Hart taking a much needed vacation, Steve Austin stepped it up as the man to beat in the WWF, and openly challenged the Hitman. The match was set for Survivor Series, with Hart representing the old school face (baby kisser) and Austin representing the new school face (antihero). It was an all out brawl, with Austin getting the best of Hart for most of the match. Austin applied the Million Dollar Dream, but Bret was able to kick off the ropes and beat Austin with a roll up.

38 – Steve Austin vs. The Rock (No Disqualification)

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 15

This was the first major encounter between the Rock and Austin from Wrestlemania 15. Vince McMahon did everything in his power to keep Austin from winning the title. Both men brawled all over the ringside area, and whenever Austin was close to victory, he would get screwed by McMahon. The Rock helped to take out 3 refferees before Mick Foley came down to take out McMahon. Austin hit the Stunner, and pinned the Rock to finally regain his WWF Title for a 3rd time.

37 – Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (Steel Cage Match)

RAW is WAR (6.06.01)

After feuding for several months, Benoit was thrown into a Steel Cage Match with Kurt Angle before he was set to face Steve Austin at the King of the Ring. In what can only be described as one of the best RAW matches ever, Angle and Benoit gave us their best match against each other ever on free TV. High spots included Benoit’s release German suplex off the top rope, Benoit’s diving headbutt from the top of the cage, and Angle’s missed moonsault from the top of the cage. In the end, Austin hit Benoit with a chair, which allowed Angle to escape the cage and win the match.

36 – Bret Hart vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper

Intercontinental Title Match

Wrestlemania 8

For those of you that thought this match sucked, think again. This was one of the most personal and intense battles in WWF history. Bert Hart and Roddy Piper went at it in what can be described as a classic old school street fight. Perhaps the best part of the match is when both men fall over the top rope, and Piper held the ropes for the Hitman and tells him his boot is untied. Bret accepts the act of sportsmanship and bends over to tie his shoe, and Piper takes advantage and cracks Bret in the nose. Bret was busted wide open, and at his knees when Piper actually threatened to smash him with the ringbell. Piper decided against it, but was defeated by the same roll up that Bret used to beat Austin with at the 1996 Survivor Series. After the match, Piper delivered the belt to Bret and the two embraced. Truly a classic match.

35 - Edge & Christian vs. Dudleys vs. Hardys (TLC 2)

WWF Tag Title Match

Wrestlemania X7

In a rematch from the previous year’s 3 Way Ladder Match and Summerslam’s TLC 1 match, the Dudleys defended their tag titles against the teams of the Hardys and Edge & Christian. The set up was quiet different, as each team had some back up going into the match. It didn’t take long for Rhyno, Lita, and Spike Dudley to all get involved. The action got hot and heavy as Jeff Hardy hit another Swanton to the floor on Rhyno and Spike. It got even hotter as Edge took out Jeff with the biggest spear in the history of the sport, and Rhyno taking out Matt Hardy and Buh Buh Ray Dudley by tipping the ladder, sending them both through a heep of tables. Rhyno boosted Christian up the ladder, and the blonde duo won their 3rd match against the brother teams, establishing them as posibly the greatest tag team in WWF history.

34 – Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund (Submission Match)

WWF Title Match

Survivor Series ‘94

After feuding for months, Bret Hart finally put his WWF Title on the line against Bob Backlund in a Submission Match, with the stipulation being that the match would end when either wrestler’s manager through in the towel. Bret chose Davey Boy Smith, while Backlund chose Owen Hart. For 30 minutes, both men traded some intense submission holds, with the managers refusing to throw the towels in. Finally, Backlund trapped Bret in the Crossface Chicken-wing, and Owen was able to get his mother Helen to throw in Bret’s towel. Owen had screwed his brother out of the WWF Title, and Backlund was awarded the title.

33 – Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Last Man Standing Match)

Fully Loaded 2000

After an intense month of feuding, Triple H and Chris Jericho were set to go head to head in a Last Man Standing Match. Triple H was defending the honor of his wife, Stephanie McMahon, while Jericho had been battered a week prior to the event with a sledgehammer. Both men stuck it to each other in a no holds barred, anything goes match that was easily a match of the year candidate. After 20 minutes intense warfare, Triple H was able to take Jericho out with a suplex through the annouce table. At the count of nine, Triple H was able to reach his feet and win the match.

32 – Hardys vs. Dudleys (Tables Match)

Royal Rumble 2000

For the first time in WWF history, the Dudleys and Hardys were going to make wrestling with tables a standard in wrestling. Both teams beat the living hell out of each other, and kept the pace of the match fast and furious. Bubba was taken out early on with a leg drop-splash combo through a table on the floor, followed by Matt being taken out with a missed legdrop spot through a table. The Dudleys took it to the aisle, but Matt smashed Bubba with a stiff chairshot, and Jeff followed it off with a huge Swanton to D-Von through a table from the balcony for the win.

31 – Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (Ladder Match)

Intercontinental Title Match

Royal Rumble 2001

No matter how many times they got it on in the ring, Benoit and Jericho could always get it done. It seemed fitting that they add a ladder match over Benoit’s Intercontinental Title to their resumes. Both men gave us their best singles match against each other and one of the better ladder matches of all time. Some of the highlights include some of the hotshots off the ladder, Jericho’s stiff chairshot to the skull of Benoit, and the Walls of Jericho applied on the ladder. In the end, Jericho was able to pull off a big win and regain the Intercontinental Title.

30 – Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (2 Falls Triple Threat)

1st Fall – Intercontinental Title, 2nd Fall – European Title

Wrestlemania 2000

After winning both the Intercontinental and European Titles, Kurt Angle was forced to defend both titles in a Triple Threat Match against Jericho and Benoit, with one fall being for the Intercontinental Title and the second being for the European Title. Both men took it to each other in a high flying, technical encounter. Angle was elimanated from the match long enough to allow Benoit to win the Intercontinental Title with a pin over Jericho, and Jericho win the European Title with a win over Benoit. Angle had managed to lose both of his titles without even being pinned.

29 – Terry Funk vs. Mick Foley (Falls Count Anywhere)

RAW is WAR (5.98)

For weeks, Mick Foley had been using his Dude Love persona to try and take the WWF Title away from Steve Austin. After accidentally hitting Vince McMahon with a chair, Foley was allowed one more shot at the WWF Title, but first he had to beat his best friend Terry Funk in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Funk opened the back of Foley’s head with a hard shot to the steel steps, and even hit a huge moonsault off the entrance way, taking out Foley and several attendants and venders. The action continued backstage as Foley piledrove Funk through a table to the floor. The advantage was in Foley’s corner, but Funk wouldn’t give in. Foley grabbed a steel chair, and piledrove Funk’s head into it, and finally garnered the victory and the title shot at Over The Edge.

28 – The Rock vs. Steve Austin (No Disqualification)

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania X7

This was much better than their previous Wrestlemania 15 encounter, and in the grand tradition of Hogan vs. Warrior and Hart vs. Michaels, this was going to be a face vs. face encounter for the ages. The build up had been great, and the two had a great match. Both beat the living hell out of each other for half an hour, before Vince McMahon came to ringside to make his prescence felt. McMahon pulled the Rock off of Austin, and Austin countered with Stunner after Stunner, and chairshot after chairshot. The Rock refused to give in, and the match was getting more intense. Finally, Austin picked up the chair and smashed it over the Rock’s body numerous times before getting the win and aligning himself with Vince McMahon.

27 – Hardys vs. Edge & Christian vs. Dudleys (3 Way Ladder Match)

WWF Tag Title Match

Wrestlemania 2000

In the first ever meeting between these three teams, the tag titles were held high above the ring and all three were determined to get them in any way possible. It didn’t take the tag champions very long to introduce tables into the match, and put the Hardys and Edge & Christian through them. Highlighted by the huge Swanton Bomb by Jeff Hardy from the top of the ladder, Edge & Christian took home their first WWF tag title by knocking Matt Hardy off of a scaffold made of tables and ladders through a table to take the win in this legendary match.

26 – Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (Street Fight)

WWF Title Match

Royal Rumble 2000

This was probably the most brutal WWF Championship match ever, and was easily the most hardcore. Cactus Jack made his return to New York City to take the title from Triple H, and he certainly came close. With the assistance of chairs, tables, wooden planks, a pair of handcuffs, hundreds of thumbtacks, and a very popular 2 x 4 wrapped in barbedwire, both men almost tore each other apart. In the end, Triple H was able to backdrop Jack on the thumbtacks, and then Pedigree him face first into them and get the win.

25 – Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin & Triple H

WWF Tag Title Match

RAW is WAR (5.21.01)

The Two Man Power Trip seemed like an unbeatable team. But Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho, who had become a functioning tag team recently, were named the number one contenders to Austin and Triple H’s tag titles, and were able to earn a title shot on RAW, the night after Judgement Day. Both teams pulled out all the stops, and kept the action exciting all the way through. In the end, Triple H injured his quadricep trying to save Austin from the Walls of Jericho, but continued the match. Jericho was able to hit a Lionsault on Austin, prompting Triple H to reenter the ring with a sledgehammer. Jericho moved, and Austin took the blow to the midsection. Jericho made the cover, and the tag titles were awarded to Benoit and Jericho.

24 – The Rock vs. Triple H (Iron Man Match)

WWF Title Match

Judgement Day 2000

For months, The Rock and Triple H had been feuding over the WWF Title, which was now in the possesion of the Rock. With Shawn Michaels named guest refferee, it was certain to be a grueling match. Both men stuck it to each other for the entire 60 minutes, and pulled out all the stops. The Rock took the lead at 2 to 1, but Triple H was able to make a comeback and wear the Rock down and dominate a good 20 minutes of the match. With one minute left, Michaels down on the floor, and the score tied at 5 apiece, the lights went out. When they came up, American Badass blared over the sound system, and the Undertaker returned. He laced into Triple H, and as Michaels yelled for him not to, Taker nailed Triple H with a chokeslam and a tombstone. Michaels had no choice but to disqualify the Rock and award the belt to Triple H.

23 – Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin

WWF Title Match

Smackdown (5.29.01)

This was, hands down the greatest television match in WWF history. Paul Heyman was the brains behind this 30 minutes masterpiece, and Austin and Benoit gave it their all on primetime TV. Both men hit each other with hard chops and punches, and then battled it out on the arena floor. Benoit hit a DDT on the WWF Title belt, but Austin held it up as Benoit came crashing down with a flying headbutt from the top. In the end, Benoit was able to hit not one, not two, not three, not even five, but ten german suplexes!! Vince McMahon got involved, and Benoit proceeded to destroy McMahon with a steel chair. Austin came up from behind and beat Benoit with a roll up with a handfull of tights. Stellar match!

22 – Steve Austin vs. Dude Love (Anything Goes Match)

WWF Title Match

Over The Edge ‘98

With Vince McMahon in his corner and as the guest refferee of the match, it seemed as though Dude Love finally had the WWF title in his grasp. Throughout the course of this great match, McMahon continually changed the rules, including making the match no disqualification, and then falls count anywhere. Austin was able to finally mount a comeback and hit a Stunner on the Dude. McMahon refused to make the count, and Austin was distracted. Dude came up from behind and swung a chair, but Austin ducked and McMahon took the blow. Austin took out the Dude with another Stunner, as the Undertaker helped to dispose of the Stooges through two annouce tables. Austin grabbed Vince McMahon’s hand and the match was over.

21 – Edge & Christian vs. Hardys vs. Dudleys (TLC Match)

WWF Tag Title Match

Summerslam 2000

After several months of build up, the Hardys and the Dudleys were finally going to get another shot at Edge & Christian’s tag titles. Commisioner Mick Foley demanded that the match be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, with the belts hung high above the ring. All three teams took it to each other like never before in one of the most intense bump fests in WWF history. Jeff Hardy tried to recreate his infamous Swanton Bomb spot again by putting Bubba through several tables on the arena floor, but Bubba moved and Jeff crashed through the tables from high atop the ladder. Bubba was next to go. As he climbed to reach the tag titles, Edge and Christian tipped the ladder, and sent him sailing through a pile of tables on the arena floor. In the end, Jeff and D-Von hung from the tag titles and tried to bring them down, but both eventually fell hard to the mat. With that, Edge & Christian were able to climb the ladder and retain their tag titles.

20 – Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 14

The whole WWF Additude campeign was mostly riding on the strength of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Degeneration X. At the beginning of 1998, Shawn Michaels was the WWF Champion and Austin was number one contender. The two were set to square off at Wrestlemania 14, with Mike Tyson, who had recently joined DX, as the special enforcer for the match. Michaels had the advantage, but the momentum soon switched as Austin beat Michaels to the floor, and Triple H was ousted from the ringside area. The two brawled up and down the aisle, but it wasn’t long before Michaels took a nasty shot off the turnbuckle that injured his back. The match went on, and the refferee was knocked down as Michaels prepared to hit the Sweet Chin Music. Austin ducked it, and went for the Stunner. Michaels shot him off the ropes and attempted another Sweet Chin Music. Austin caught it this time, spun Michaels around and nailed the Stunner. Mike Tyson jumped in the ring, and made the 3 count. !

Austin had finally one the WWF Title, and Tyson laid out Michaels with a right hand to end the historic event.

19 – Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 8

The pure hatred between Randy Savage and WWF Champion Ric Flair erupted at Wrestlemania 8 when the two engaged in one of the most intense, if not the most intense, main event matches of all time. After winning the WWF Title and hitting on Savage’s wife Elizabeth, Savage was more than ready to maim Flair and take the WWF Title. From the start, Savage beat Flair on the arena floor and busted him open. Mr. Perfect was there to give Flair the advantage, and it payed off. Savage came close to winning it with the elbow drop, but Perfect broke up the 3 count. Flair began to work on the knee of Savage, and Perfect added gasoline to the fire by smashing a chair against Savage’s weakened leg. As Flair trapped Savage in the Figure Four, Elizabeth ran to ringside to cheer on her husband. The hold was eventually broken, and Flair continued to work over the leg. But almost instantly, the match was over. Savage blocked a punch, struck Flair in the jaw, rolled him up and won th!

e WWF championship in one of the best Wrestlemania main events ever.

18 – Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle

WWF Title Match

Summerslam 2001

After turning on Kurt Angle and joining the Alliance, Austin had been ruling by example. Angle set his sights on Austin, and was now a very unlikely fan favorite. The match was set for Summerslam, with Austin defending the WWF Title against the WWF’s Kurt Angle. We see a whole new side to Angle in this match, as he snaps and shows so much determination to beat Austin, while Austin does an amazing job playing the cowardly heel who does whatever he can to keep his title. The intensity grew as Austin continually bashed Angle’s head in to the ring post, busting him wide open. Angle fought back, and countered with an Angleslam. Austin held in there, and saved his title by taking out the refferee. Austin proceeded to hit three Stunners on Angle, who kicked out of all three! Everytime a new refferee would come down, Austin would take them out. Angle countered, and hit the Angleslam. It was a guarenteed victory, and Nick Patrick ran down to the ring to make the count. !

But as Patrick entered the ring, he called for the bell. Patrick then proceeded to disqualify Austin and save him from losing the WWF Title. After the match, Angle took his frustrations out on Patrick by putting him in the anklelock. Perfect ending to an amazing match!

17 – The Rock vs. Mankind (I Quit Match)

WWF Title Match

Royal Rumble ‘99

After finally winning the WWF Title from the Rock on national television, Mankind told the Rock he would face him at the 1999 Royal Rumble in a match that the Rock couldn’t win, and a match that he couldn’t lose. Foley had been put through hell so many times before, so it seemed logical that the Rock was not going to have a chance in hell. After watching the match live on PPV and in the feature film Beyond The Mat, you get two totally different perspectives of how brutal the match really was. After having the second most brutal WWF title match ever (right after Cactus-HHH), the Rock was ready to cap off the match with the worked chairshot barage. The Rock took it too far, and brutalized Foley with the stiffest chairshots ever seen. In fact, the Rock brutalized him with ten hard chairshots that echoed through the arena and made my stomach turn. With that, Foley was out, and an audio clip of Foley uttering the words “I quit” were played in the arena. The !

Rock had regained the WWF title all on a screw job, but the reality of the match was so brutal.

16 – Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Hell In A Cell)

In Your House, Badd Blood

This match, while not as famous as the second Hell In A Cell, was easily better match wise. If you want to see what a true *** whooping looks like, this is the match for it! The Undertaker was out for revenge on Shawn Michaels, and boy did he ever get it. In the early going of the match, the Undertaker destroyed Michaels with devastating power moves, and even launched Michaels over the top rope onto a cameraman below. The door was opened so the cameraman could be helped, and Michaels used this to escape the cage. Undertaker followed, and continually rammed Michaels into the cage until he bled like a stuck pig. Michaels tried to escape even further by climbing the cage. Taker followed him up, and proceeded to destroy Michaels with a backdrop, slam, and gorilla press slam on the roof of the cage. Michaels was looking to get out, and as he hung off the side of the cage, Taker stepped on Michaels’ hands and watched as he sailed 15 ft. to the floor through the annouce t!

able. Michaels was back inside the cage, and the Undertaker was preparing the finish the job. After smashing Michaels in the head with a chair, the Undertaker signaled for the tombstone. Suddenly, the pyros exploded and Kane made his debut in the WWF. He grabbed a shocked Undertaker, flipped him upside down and tombstoned him. Michaels eventually rolled over and covered the unconscious Undertaker for the win.

15 – Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match)

Intercontinental Title Match

Summerslam ‘95

In hopes of topping off their Wrestlemania ladder match from the year before, Michaels and Ramon waged war once again for the Intercontinental Title, which was hung high above the ring. Michaels and Ramon both took nasty bumps off the ladder, including some hard shots to the ladder in the turnbuckle, that took both of them and the ladder to the floor. Michaels positioned Ramon on the mat, and attempted a moonsault off the top of the ladder, but missed, and struck the mat hard. Eventually, Michaels was able to get the upperhand and start to climb the ladder, but Ramon caught him in the Razor’s Edge from the ladder. Michaels came back, and knocked Ramon to the floor. Ramon brought in a ladder of his own, and the two raced for the belt. Michaels kicked the ladder and Ramon fell to the mat. Michaels reached up and snatched the belt for the win.

14 – Triple H vs. Steve Austin (Best of 3 Falls Match)

No Way Out 2001

After months of feuding with Triple H, Austin was the number one contender to the WWF title and was going to face either Kurt Angle or The Rock at Wrestlemania. On the way there, however, he was going to have to face the Game. Triple H earned the right to pick the stipulations, and he proposed a very interesting sceneraio for Austin: A best of three falls match, in which the first fall would be a singles match, the second would be a street fight, and the third would be a cage match. I give anyone who fights for more than half an hour a lot of respect. This match was a marathon, and both men took it to each other in one of the most brutal fights ever. Austin won the first fall with a Stunner, and after a brutal street fight, Triple H got the win with a Pedigree. The cage lowered, and both men were down and busted wide open. Triple H picked up the sledgehammer, and Austin the barbedwire 2 x 4. Both swung and connected, and as Austin went down hard, Triple H fell into t!

he ropes, and landed on Austin. The refferee counted, and the final bell was rung. Triple H managed to beat Austin in two straight falls and win the match.

13 – Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior (Career Ending Match)

Wrestlemania 7

For months, Savage had been asking for a title match from the Ultimate Warrior. He attacked him on television, and even had Queen Sherri go and beg for a title match for him. The Warrior refused, so Savage went insane and cost the Warrior his title to Sgt. Slaughter at the 1990 Royal Rumble. The Warrior wanted it all to end, so he challenged Savage to a Career Ending Match. At Wrestlemania 7, the two battled it out in an intense battle of pure hatred. It seemed more like a handicapped match, with Sherri aiding Savage throughout the entire match. Eventually, Savage was able to get the Warrior down and hit the elbow drop from the top. Savage wasn’t nearly satisfied with one, and proceeded to hit the Warrior with five elbow drops! The refferee counted, but the Warrior kicked out much to the shock of everyone who witnessed it. The Warrior bounced back, and hit Savage with the press-splash combo, but Savage kicked out. The Warrior began to question himself, but found !

his answers and beat the hell out of Savage. After three flying tackles that rocked Savage, there was nothing left. The Warrior placed his foot on Savage’s chest, and the reign of the “Macho King” was over.

12 – Mankind vs. Shawn Michaels

WWF Title Match

In Your House, Mind Games

This was one of Mick Foley’s top two favorite matches he’s ever been in, and I couldn’t agree more. Shawn Michaels had been the WWF champion for six months, and had never met an opponent quite like Makind before. It seemed like the boiler room dweller and the Heartbreak Kid’s different styles would clash. But what they managed to pull off was nothing more than a hardcore masterpiece. Michaels used all of his speed and aerial tactics to counteract the sadistic ways of Mankind. Even Paul Bearer, who was managing Makind at the time, seemed distrubed by his behavior in the match. Mankind even repeatedly jabbed at his own leg and arm with a pencil because he couldn’t get the pin. Makind once again got his head stuck in the dreaded hang man in the ropes, but caught Michaels with the mandible claw. Towards the end, Mankind went to suplex Michaels off the top through the annouce table below, but Michaels turned over and landed on Mankind. Both were down, but not f!

or long. Michaels was able to catch Makind with a flying Sweet Chin Music into a chair. Before Michaels could get the win, Vader hit the ring and attacked Michaels, causing a disqualification.

11 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Submission Match)

Wrestlemania 13

This match was the match that made Steve Austin a star. For weeks, Bret Hart had been getting screwed over and over again, and was ready to lash out against his most hated rival, Steve Austin. In the opening minutes of the bout, both men laced into each other and brawled all over the Rosemont Horizon. On the way back to the ring, Austin was busted open and began to bleed like a stuck pig. Austin was now the underdog. In what can only be described as one of the most amazing fan reactions in the history of the industry, the crowd literally switched sides midway through the match. Austin bounced back and choked Bret with a cable, and Bret responded by bouncing the ring bell off of Austin’s skull. Bret went for the Sharpshooter, and Austin got one of his own. Bret managed to get out and reapply the Sharpshooter. Austin was done for, but he refused to submit. As blood poured out of Austin’s head, he passed out from the pain and the match was over. Bret was the winn!

er, but Austin had never given up.

10 – Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (Ladder Match)

Terri Invitational Tournament, 5th match

No Mercy ‘99

While Edge and Christian had been battling it out with the Hardys for months, Terri Runnels was looking to offer her managerial services and a **** load of cash to anyone in the WWF. She chose the Hardys and Edge & Christian as the two top choices, and stated that whoever would win the best of five match series would win the cash and Terri. The deciding match was to take place at No Mercy, in the first ever tag team ladder match. This was the night that opened up a whole new genre in the wrestling industry, and it was a night that Edge, Christian, and the Hardys got the ball and ran very far with it. The two teams took it to each other from the get-go, and immediately made use of the ladders. They performed all new extremely innovative high spots, including the leap frog over the ladder into a legdrop, the Swanton onto the ladder, and most notably, the see-saw shot. All four men were battered, but continued to pull out all the stops. In the end, Edge pie faced Matt Ha!

rdy off one ladder, and he bounced back into Jeff and Christian’s ladder. Christian fell, but Jeff dove forward and landed on Edge’s ladder. After knocking Edge on his ***, Jeff climbed to the top and grabbed the bag of money. It wouldn’t come undone, so Jeff let all his weight go and took the bag with him. Jeff fell really hard on the mat, and knocked the wind out of himself. However, the match was over and the Hardys had won one of the top most inspirational matches ever witnessed. The crowd topped off the match by giving all four a standing ovation.

09 – Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 6

Just 12 years ago, over 67,000 fans rocked the Skydome in Toronto, Canada to witness the Ultimate Challenge. Then Intercontinental champion the Ultimate Warrior challenged the WWF champion and the immortal Hulk Hogan to one of the biggest face vs. face clashes ever. It was a test of strength from the beginning, with both men throwing each other around and testing each other with shoulder blocks. Every time I think of this match, I can always here Gorilla Monsoon utters those famous words; “The irresistible force just met the immovable object.” The most intense moment of the match came when both caught each other with a huge double clothesline. At nine, Hogan was up and moving. The Warrior began to rock, and actually caught Hogan with an unbelieveable press-splash combo. Hogan popped back up and fought back. He hit the big boot and went for the legdrop, but he missed. The Warrior recovered, and hit a big splash for the three count. Hogan was shocked and his eyes!

began to tear, but managed to suck up his pride and hand the WWF title over to the Warrior. Both embraced, in probably one of the best Wrestlemania moments ever.

08 – Undertaker vs. Mankind (Hell In A Cell)

King of the Ring ‘98

When he asked Terry Funk what he initially thought about his upcoming Hell In A Cell match with the Undertaker, Funk told Mick Foley, “Why don’t you start the match on top of the cage.” On that night in the Igloo, Mick Foley started the match on top of the cage, and waited for the Undertaker to meet him there. The roof of the cage sagged slightly as the Undertaker and Foley moved around, and then the Undertaker took the advantage. Almost instantly, Foley was airbourne and went soaring towards the Spanish annouce table below, which practically shattered on impact. The match was over right there, and minutes later, Foley was rushed to the back on a stretcher. But suddenly, Foley was on his feet again, and headed back up the cage. Undertaker met him there, and caught him around the neck. Foley went up, and came down, breaking open the chain link roofing of the cage and crashing down to the mat, while being hit in the face with a chair in the process. Foley had ju!

st taken the two most amazing and influential bumps ever witnessed in wrestling history, and it was for these two bumps alone that made this match one of the most famous in WWF history. In the end, the Undertaker dropped Mick Foley on a large pile of thumbtacks, and then procceeded to tombstone him, ending the most brutal match in WWF history.

07 – Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 3

This was, hands down, the biggest and most anticipated match of all time. Andre was a legend in the wrestling business, and Hulk Hogan had been the WWF champion for two years, and was becoming a pop culture icon. Andre was becoming jealous and impatient, and Bobby Heenan pursuaded Andre to join him and he would have his title match. Hogan was heart broken, and didn’t want to fight his best friend, but Andre ripped the cross off of Hogan’s chest and the bandana off his head. The two eyed each other down, and in a split second, the match was almost over. Hogan lifted Andre for a slam, but Andre fell on top of Hogan. For the rest of the match, Andre focused on the injured ribs of Hogan, and Hogan did everything in his power to make a comeback. In the end, Hogan was able to overpower Andre’s bearhug. He rocked Andre with some powerful rights, picked up the big man, and slammed him! Hogan bounced off the ropes, hit the big legdrop, and retained the WWF championship!

. As Flexx stated a few weeks ago in our review of Wrestlemania 3, this was the official passing of the torch from Andre to Hogan. All 93,000 fans on hand in the Pontiac Silverdome rocked the arena as Hogan celebrated his huge title victory.

06 – Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect

Intercontinental Title Match

Summerslam ‘91

Mr. Perfect had been holding onto the Intercontinental title for nearly 8 months, and the Hitman was posed and ready to start his singles career off with a bang by challenging Perfect to a match for the belt at the 1991 Summerslam event. The two traded lots of counter holds at the beginning of the match, with Perfect using typical heel tactics to try and gain the upperhand. Bret took charge of the match, and Perfect was ready to leave. Bret threw him back into the ring and both continued the fight. What ensued was a technical masterpiece, with some fast paced back and forth action and lots of nearfalls. Bret was knocked off the ring apron into a cameraman, but came right back at Perfect. Bret bounced Perfect off the ringpost, and battled it out with him on the top rope, before the two became entangled and fell. Perfect went for a Perfectplex, but couldn’t connect the fingers and Bret was able to break the hold. Bret attacked the knee of Perfect, but was distracted !

by the Coach. Perfect hit a lowblow, and then went to take out the leg of the Hitman. Bret reversed a legdrop between the legs into a Sharpshooter that seemed to come out of nowhere. Bret pulled back and Perfect submitted almost instantly, making Bret the new Intercontinental champion.

05 – Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)

Undisputed Intercontinental Title Match

Wrestlemania 10

After being stripped of the Intercontinental title, Shawn Michaels was so furious to the point where he was denying the fact that he lost it at all. He continued to wear his Intercontinental title belt, which became known as the Bogus belt, while Ramon, who had won the title after it was vacated, continued to wear the real title belt. Both belts were going to be held high above the ring at Wrestlemania 10 in a ladder match, and it was an epic encounter to say the least. In the early going, Ramon tried to take out Michaels by giving him the Razor’s Edge on the concrete floor, but to no avail. The refferee then took action and kicked Diesel out of the building after he clotheslined Ramon on the floor. The ladder soon came into play, and Michaels brutally hit Ramon in the stomach and back with it. Michaels took to the top, and performed the famous splash off the top of the ladder that is shown constantly in replay. Both men jocked for position on the ladder, and Ramon !

was able to launch Michaels over the top with a slam before falling to the mat himself. Michaels got a thrust kick in, and climbed the ladder one more time. Ramon recovered and tipped the ladder. Michaels fell and was crotched on the top rope, then fell and tangled his legs in the two top ropes. Michaels struggled to free himself as Ramon climbed the ladder and grabbed the two belts to win the match.

04 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart

Wrestlemania 10

This match wins every columnist’s award for best opening match of all time. To say the least, it was Owen Hart’s greatest match, and probably greatest achievement in wrestling. Before Bret was set to face the WWF champion in the main event, he had to go head to head with his younger brother Owen. Bret and Owen engaged in one of the greatest displays of technicial warfare ever witnessed, and counter moved and wrestled each other so well. Jerry Lawler put it best when he said that Owen knows what Bret is going to do before Bret knows it. Early on in the match, Bret caught Owen with a monkeyflip and took him to the floor with a clothesline. Bret nailed a crossbody block, but injured his knee on the way down. Owen continued to attack the knee of his brother by applying a Figure Four leg lock. Bret was able to counter it and fire back at his younger brother with a Russian legsweep, a backbreaker, and a superplex from the top rope. Owen refused to go down, so Bret lau!

nched him into the corner and sat on his shoulders. Bret came out with a roll up, but Owen shifted his weight and placed his knees on top of Bret’s shoulders. Bret struggled to break free, but Owen held on long enough to garner a pinfall over his brother in their first singles match together. Later in the night, Owen would watch as his brother won the WWF championship for a second time, and refused to join him in the ring. The long feud had just begun…

03 – Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (Iron Man Match)

WWF Title Match

Wrestlemania 12

After months of build up, the match was finally set in stone for Wrestlemania 12. Bret Hart would defend his WWF championship against the number one contender, Shawn Michaels. Acting president Roddy Piper stated that the match would be an 60 Minute Iron Man Match, with the winner being the man who could gain the most pinfalls with in the time limit. For the next month or so, Bret and Shawn trained intensely for their huge match at the biggest event of the year. Both men came into the match more prepared than they had been for any other match before, and the anticipation was running high. Both men started off hot, with Michaels actually being able to counter a lot of Hart’s technical offense, much to the surprise of everyone. 15 minutes into the match and Michaels had taken Bret to the floor with a headscissors take down. Michaels got Bret into position for some Sweet Chin Music, but ended up accidentally taking out the time keeper with a stiff kick. Bret took the a!

dvantage again, and took Michaels to the mat. Michaels was able to counter wrestle a lot of the Hitman’s offense, but Bret continued to prove himself as the true ring general. After dominating most of the middle of the match, Bret was starting to get frustrated. Michaels fired back, hitting Bret with a powerslam and a superplex. Bret took to the floor, but he wasn’t safe there, as Michaels flew off the top rope and came down on Bret with a hard flying bodypress. Michaels took to the top again, and flew forward with a dropkick from the top rope. Bret caught Michaels, and applied the Sharpshooter. There was a little over a minute remaining, and it didn’t look like Michaels was going to be able to hold on. The clock ran down, and Michaels had not submitted. The match was a draw, with neither man being able to gain a deciding fall. Gorilla Monsoon then made the decision that the match would continue under sudden death rules. Bret was angered by this decision, bu!

t got back into the ring and stuck it to Michaels. Out of nowhere, Michaels was able to connect with a short Sweet Chin Music kick that took Bret down. Michaels wound up as Bret reached his feet, and then connected with one more kick that knocked the Hitman out. Michaels made the cover, and finally realized his dream. Shawn Michaels had finally become the WWF champion after over 60 minutes of grueling competition.

02 – Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

Intercontinental Title Match

Wrestlemania 3

After months of training for perhaps the biggest match of their careers, Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage went head to head for the Intercontinental Title in an epic encounter that was so great, it stole the show from Hogan and Andre. Steamboat had suffered an injured larynx at the hand of Savage and a ringbell attack, but quickly recovered and said he would said he would face Savage for the Intercontinental belt at Wrestlemania 3, with George “the Animal” Steele in his corner, the man who failed to beat Savage at the previous Wrestlemania event. Steamboat started off hot, taking Savage down with arm drags and chops. Savage made Steamboat follow him around the ring, and attacked the Dragon on his back into the ring. Steamboat went back on the offensive, working over Savage’s shoulder. Savage rebounded by attacking the already weakened throat area of the Dragon, taking the air right out of him. Savage continued to hurt Steamboat by throwing him over the top rope t!

o the floor, and once into the front row. Steamboat kept coming back, and hit Savage with a big back bodydrop over the top rope. Steamboat hit Savage with a flying bodypress and a chop off the top rope, but Savage wouldn’t give up. Everytime Savage found himself on the offensive, Steamboat pulled out a roll up that almost had Savage a beaten man. Savage was becoming desperate, and used Steamboat’s momentum to take out the refferee with a reversed irish whip. Savage hit a clothesline and a slam, and then took to the top rope. Savage came off with a hard elbow drop, but the refferee was in no position to make the count. Savage went to the outside and retrieved the ring bell, but Steele was there to take it away from him. Savage caught Steele in the side of the head with a boot, and took the ring bell back. As he went to the top rope, Steele jumped up on the ring apron and shoved Savage, who fell hard on his head. The refferee got up, just as Savage shook the cobw!

ebs and lifted Steamboat for a slam. But out of nowhere, Steamboat reversed it into a roll up, and won the Intercontinental Title in one of the most historical matches in WWF and wrestling history.

And now Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached the end. 49 classic matches down, and we have reached the number one match in WWF history. I present to you the greatest match in WWF history…

01 – Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith

Intercontinental Title Match

Summerslam ’92

After a very memorable night of action, the WWF was ready to cap off a night that wrestling fans thought they’d never see with an amazing match for the Intercontinental Title. Real life brothers-in-law, Davey Boy Smith and Intercontinental champion Bret Hart would battle it out in front of a record breaking crowd of 80,350 screaming fans at Wembley Stadium. To say the least, everything about this match was absolutely perfect. The build up, the emotion, the crowd response, the intensity, the pacing, and the technicality made this match the greatest in WWF history. Both men started off hot and shoved each other. The Bulldog immediately showed that his strength was no match for the Hitman, as he threw him around the ring with ease and sent him flying out of the ring with a shoulder block. Bret recovered, and came back into the ring focused on the Bulldog’s shoulder. Both men traded some stiff armbars, and Bret gained the advantage with a cheap knee shot to the gut. !

On the floor, Bret caught the Bulldog with a nasty looking slingshot crossbody block that almost took the Bulldog’s head off. Back in the ring, Bret went to work on the Bulldog, and both began to trade roll ups that only lead to nearfalls. Bret made various sleeperhold attempts that heavily wore down the Bulldog, but the Bulldog repeatedly ran Bret into the turnbuckle, including one shot to the back of the head. Bret recovered and took to the top rope, but the Bulldog caught him and launched him across the ring. The Bulldog went for a knee drop, but missed the Hitman and came down hard on his knee. Bret continued to work on the Bulldog, but the challenger refused to go down. The Bulldog then continually bounced Bret off the turnbuckles, including one shot to the chest of the Hitman. The Bulldog caught Bret coming off the ropes and caught him with a gorilla press, but botched the move and dropped him on the second rope. The Bulldog then continued the onslaught by hi!

tting Bret with a text book suplex, a gorilla press, and his pattented running powerslam for the finish. Bret somehow managed to kick out of the move, and the Bulldog became easily frustrated. Bret was able to regain the momentum and hit a russian legsweep, snap suplex, and elbow drop off the top rope. Bret went for a suplex, but the Bullldog blocked it and took him to the top for a huge superplex. Both men bounced back and hit each other with a double clothesline, but Bret was able to apply the Sharpshooter on his back and lock the hold in. The Bulldog crawled, and finally made it to the ropes. Bret whipped the Bulldog off the ropes, but he caught Bret with a reversal. Bret hit a sunset flip, and the Bulldog sat on Bret’s shoulders and rolled his legs up. It seemed to happen out of nowhere, and suddenly, Davey Boy Smith had won the WWF Intercontinental championship. Bret laid on the mat, frustrated about his error, as the Bulldog was awarded the title belt. Dian!

a Hart, Davey’s wife and Bret’s sister, jumped in the ring and brought the two together. Bret and Davey Boy embraced, and stood together in the ring celebrating their incredible match. In front of thousands of his own country men, Davey Boy Smith had won the Intercontinental Title and the most legendary match in WWF history.

That completes the almighty 50!!! Here’s what the actual completed list looks like…

01 – Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (Summerslam ’92)

02 – Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (Wrestlemania 3)

03 – Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (Iron Man Match, Wrestlemania 12)

04 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Wrestlemania 10)

05 – Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match, Wrestlemania 10)

06 – Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (Summerslam ’91)

07 – Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (Wrestlemania 3)

08 – Undertaker vs. Mankind (Hell In A Cell, King of the Ring ’98)

09 – Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior (Wrestlemania 6)

10 – Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (Ladder Match, No Mercy ’99)

11 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Submission Match, Wrestlemania 13)

12 – Mankind vs. Shawn Michaels (Mind Games)

13 – Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior (Career Match, Wrestlemania 7)

14 – Triple H vs. Steve Austin (Best of 3 Falls, No Way Out 2001)

15 – Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match, Summerslam ’95)

16 – Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Hell In A Cell, Badd Blood)

17 – The Rock vs. Mankind (I Quit Match, Royal Rumble ’99)

18 – Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle (Summerslam 2001)

19 – Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair (Wrestlemania 8)

20 – Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania 14)

21 – Edge & Christian vs. Hardys vs. Dudleys (TLC, Summerslam)

22 – Steve Austin vs. Dude Love (Over The Edge ’98)

23 – Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin (Smackdown)

24 – The Rock vs. Triple H (Iron Man Match, Judgement Day 2000)

25 – Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin & Triple H (RAW)

27 – Hardys vs. Edge & Christian vs. Dudleys (3 Way Ladder Match, Wrestlemania 2000)

26 – Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (Street Fight, Royal Rumble 2000)

28 – The Rock vs. Steve Austin (Wrestlemania X7)

29 – Terry Funk vs. Mick Foley (Falls Count Anywhere, RAW)

30 – Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (2 Falls Triple Threat, Wrestlemania 2000)

31 – Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (Ladder Match, Royal Rumble 2001)

32 – Hardys vs. Dudleys (Tables Match, Royal Rumble 2000)

33 – Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Last Man Standing, Fully Loaded 2000)

34 – Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund (Submission Match, Survivor Series ’94)

35 – Edge & Christian vs. Dudleys vs. Hardys (TLC 2, Wrestlemania X7)

36 – Bret Hart vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (Wrestlemania 8)

37 – Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (Cage Match, RAW)

38 – Steve Austin vs. The Rock (Wrestlemania 15)

39 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Survivor Series ’96)

40 – Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho (Submission Match, Judgement Day 2000)

41 – Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys (Cage Match, Unforgiven 2000)

42 – Steve Austin vs. Undertaker (Buried Alive Match, Rock Bottom)

43 – Mankind vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match, Summerslam ’91)

44 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Steel Cage Match, Summerslam ’94)

45 – Bret Hart vs. Hakushi (In Your House, May ’95)

46 – Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Jarrett (In Your House, July ’95)

47 – The Rock vs. Triple H (Ladder Match, Summerslam ’98)

48 – Bret Hart vs. Diesel (Survivor Series ’95)

49 – 1992 Royal Rumble Match (Royal Rumble ’92)

50 – Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel (Wrestlemania 11)

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Nice post Jinky, and that looks like a good website you found there mate, although like you i CBA to read it all. I think in a wrestling match what makes them great is a good story line and any Kane .vs. The Undertaker match has a great one. So below are some of my favourite Kane .vs. The Undertaker matches.

Kane .vs. The Undertaker - Wrestlemania 20

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ3pMPChCpw

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY7SItcnj2c

Kane .vs. The Undertaker (Inferno Match) - Unforgiven 1998

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PibXRh_6MDs

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgaAGuIF1w

Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rjFL6lc70

I think they are probably the best 2 Taker, Kane matches. I believe that The Undertakers entrance in Wrestlemania 20 was and probably still is the best one he has ever made.

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The best match ever was at Wrestle Mania II or three i cannot recall in Pontiac Detroit, at the time it was the largest indoor event held, i think i was under tens years old, when i seen it live. It was the match where Hulk Hogan was the first man to body slam Andre The Giant.Im sure youtube has it somewhere

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The best match ever was at Wrestle Mania II or three i cannot recall in Pontiac Detroit' date=' at the time it was the largest indoor event held, i think i was under tens years old, when i seen it live. It was the match where Hulk Hogan was the first man to body slam Andre The Giant.Im sure youtube has it somewhere[/quote']

That was Wrestlemania III mate, I have it on good old video tape, like every Pay per view since then up until the Rock's last ever match!

Rock vs Brock was a great match, as well as the match between Shano Mac and Angle when Angle was suplexing Shano through all of the glass....

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The match between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar when Lesnar did sunset flip onto Angle.The first ever TLC match between The Hardy's vs The Dudley Boys vs Edge and Christain.Thriple H vs Mick Foley in the Hell in the Cell and the street fight.There is loads of great matches that I can't think of.

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DX v Rated RKO just cause Orton got absolutely smashed

but overall Shawn Michales v Bret Hart

Shawn Michlaels v Triple H, Not really a classic but love it when Michales is basically dead then does his little kick up thing (i know its fake but you gotta love it)

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well i loved THE TCL match btw HARDY's [THEY ARE AWESOME] Vs Dudley's Vs EDGE AND CHRISTIAN...

also most of the ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES are good....

WRESTLE MANIA main events r usually great but the last few haven't been that good...

My all time fav has to be

MANKIND vs UNDERTAKER [ HELL IN A CELL ]

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Nice post Jinky' date=' and that looks like a good website you found there mate, although like you i CBA to read it all. I think in a wrestling match what makes them great is a good story line and any Kane .vs. The Undertaker match has a great one. So below are some of my favourite Kane .vs. The Undertaker matches.

[b']Kane .vs. The Undertaker - Wrestlemania 20[/b]

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ3pMPChCpw

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY7SItcnj2c

Kane .vs. The Undertaker (Inferno Match) - Unforgiven 1998

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PibXRh_6MDs

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgaAGuIF1w

Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rjFL6lc70

I think they are probably the best 2 Taker, Kane matches. I believe that The Undertakers entrance in Wrestlemania 20 was and probably still is the best one he has ever made.

yeah defo agree with you there mate quality match :)

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WWE's Attitude Era Was The Best But TNA has taken over by a mile no doubt' date=' WWE is focused on Story Lines and has lost its edge but any match THE ROCK was in was a good match.[/quote']

Haven't watched any wrestling on the tv now for about 3 years. But i still enjoy to watch the odd Wrestling match on youtube. B)

Have to say that the WWE has gone down hill ever since the attitude era and when WWF changed to WWE. I mean i can hardly see them doing a 6 man hell in a cell match now can you?? :rolleyes:

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Armageddon - WWF

6 Man Hell In A Cell

Undertake' date=' Rikishi, The Rock, Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Triple H

Who wins? The Olympic Gold Medalist Lmao[/quote']

Yeah but the way he won was fantastic, he was absolutely out of it and he just puts his arm over someone (can't remember off the top of my head, might have been The Rock) and won the match. Pretty poor way for it to finish really but it was still a great match, can't see the WWE arranging a match anything like that now a days. :(

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Either of these two -

Wrestlemania 20 Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Championship

Survivor Series 2001 10 man elimination tag WWF (Rock,Big Show,Jericho,Kane,Undertaker) vs WCW/ECW (Steve Austin,Kurt Angle,RVD,Booker T,Shane O'Mac)

^ Have that survivor series on DVD absolutely amazing PPV, good old days.

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Either of these two -

Wrestlemania 20 Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Championship

Survivor Series 2001 10 man elimination tag WWF (Rock' date='Big Show,Jericho,Kane,Undertaker) vs WCW/ECW (Steve Austin,Kurt Angle,RVD,Booker T,Shane O'Mac)

^ Have that survivor series on DVD absolutely amazing PPV, good old days.[/quote']

Chris Beniot is a sicko and should be forgotten about :mad:

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Yeah but the way he won was fantastic' date=' he was absolutely out of it and he just puts his arm over someone (can't remember off the top of my head, might have been The Rock) and won the match. Pretty poor way for it to finish really but it was still a great match, can't see the WWE arranging a match anything like that now a days. :([/quote']

It was The Rock. "Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?!" - LMAO

I heard a rumour about Rikishi and The Rock being cousins or something.

But man, the match was awesome. Rikishi choke slammed from the top of the cage by Undertaker. Then Vince McMahon tries to take the whole cage down.

Kurt Angle won it, but then was stunnered by Steve Austin - Brilliant!

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It was The Rock. "Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?!" - LMAO

I heard a rumour about Rikishi and The Rock being cousins or something.

But man' date=' the match was awesome. Rikishi choke slammed from the top of the cage by Undertaker. Then Vince McMahon tries to take the whole cage down.

Kurt Angle won it, but then was stunnered by Steve Austin - Brilliant![/quote']

They are, also UMAGA is The Rocks Brother and if you recognise him he plauys one of the akkadians in the Scorpion King lol

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Chris Beniot is a sicko and should be forgotten about :mad:

Spell his name right first...

What he did will never be forgiven but as a wrestler, were I knew him well he was a hero and legend, if i knew him personally i would hate him but i don't..

That match was spectacular and he won...

Plus TNA is bad and should be forgotten about :rolleyes:

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Survivor Series 2001 10 man elimination tag WWF (Rock' date='Big Show,Jericho,Kane,Undertaker) vs WCW/ECW (Steve Austin,Kurt Angle,RVD,Booker T,Shane O'Mac) [/quote']

Love that match, have seen it many a time. That is when the story lines were great (like they are now) but the actual wrestling matches were good as well (they definitely aren't now). Although it was no surprise team WWF won, i mean it was shown on a WWF pay per view, and they had a much better team.

Oh yeah, and i must say i love the Shane o' Mac dance when he enters the ring. :D:P

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