There are thousands of big matches to remember in WWE history. From Andre The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan from WrestleMania III to The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels from WrestleMania 25 and 26 there are loads of matches that contain uncountable jaw dropping moments. But there are some huge matches in the past which made us feel that there was something, something was yet to get out of this match. WWE.com recently pointed out 9 such matches. You can read them entirely here on your favorite sports website Sportzwiki.com as well;
WWE Champion The Rock vs. Eddie Guerrero: Raw, July 22, 2002
One night after winning the Undisputed Championship for the first time (WATCH), The Rock arrived on Raw to address the WWE Universe. But before he was able to speak more than just a few words, The People’s Champion was shockingly interrupted by Eddie Guerrero. Each Superstar was no stranger to trading verbal barbs, and after a contentious exchange, the two electrifying competitors agreed to meet in the main event later that evening. If Latino Heat was successful in defeating the champion in the non-title bout, The Rock would put the championship on the line the following week.
The match was as thrilling as would be expected. Guerrero was impressive, manhandling The Brahma Bull on several occasions. But after the cruiserweight great missed his signature Frog Splash, The Great One was able to catch his foe with a ring-shattering spinebuster and People’s Elbow for the pinfall victory. Eddie and Rocky met twice over the following month in tag team competition, but the two all-stars never again met in a singles encounter. By the time Eddie had climbed back up the ladder and became WWE Champion in 2004,
The Rock was no longer a full-time active performer.
Rey Mysterio vs. Sabu – Extreme Rules Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: ECW One Night Stand 2006
More than 10 years after the two highfliers clashed in six-man battles in AAA, a lucha libre organization based in Mexico City, Rey Mysterio and Sabu met once again. And at ECW One Night Stand, it was for the World Championship.
Sabu had not appeared in WWE in the decade since ECW invaded Raw, but he re-emerged as part of ECW’s rebirth in 2006. Scheduled to face Mysterio for his World Title at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Sabu made several appearances on WWE programming to prepare for the upcoming championship bout. On the pay-per-view, both Joey Styles and Tazz – a longtime Sabu rival – declared the bout a “dream match.”
Rey was no stranger to ECW rings, having made a name for himself in the States during the mid-1990s in his Extreme battles with Psicosis. But now Mysterio was representing SmackDown, and Sabu was the revered wildman. The two risk takers pulled out all the stops and the Extreme maniac treated the crowd to his unique brand of aerial maneuvers. Late in the contest, Sabu prepared a table draped across the ring apron and guardrail. With his opponent on top, the Arabian madman executed a triple-jump DDT through the table. Though the maneuver was legal under Extreme Rules, the bout was declared a draw due to feared injury sustained by both men.
The hardcore faithful clamored for a rematch, but the two innovators never appeared in a ring together again.
The Undertaker vs. Ric Flair – No Disqualification Match: WrestleMania X8
Any sports-entertainment historian or member of the WWE Universe could argue that the The Phenom and The Nature Boy are perhaps the two most legendary figures in the history of the squared circle. But before WrestleMania X8 at Toronto’s SkyDome, the two icons had never before clashed in a one-on-one encounter on WWE television. When Ric Flair’s interference with a lead pipe allowed The Rock to defeat The Undertaker at No Way Out, it gave the two ring titans an excuse to clash on The Grandest Stage of Them All, not that they needed one.
Due to The Deadman attacking Flair’s close friends and family on the road to The Show of Shows, the contest was deemed a No Disqualification Match. Each competitor’s signature maneuvers were well scouted and the two veterans showed their prowess with a series of reversals. The wild brawl had moments outside the ring and the Charlotte, N.C., native was busted open in what became a truly brutal fight. Arn Anderson inserted himself into the action, nailing a patented spinebuster on The Phenom. But despite The Enforcer’s involvement, it was a familiar sight as The Undertaker pinned Flair after a Tombstone Piledriver to extend The Streak to 10-0.
Undertaker and The Nature Boy clashed again in a tag team match on Raw four months later, but never again on television in singles competition.
WWE Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels: European Rampage Tour 1992
In 1989, 1990 and 1992, Randy Savage and Shawn Michaels both competed in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match, but they never met on television in singles competition until WWE landed across the pond in the early 1990s. Soon after “Macho Man” defeated Ric Flair for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania VIII, WWE staged a European Live Event tour where Savage competed in some of his first title defenses.
On April 19, 1992, WWE held a pay-per-view from Sheffield Arena (now Motorpoint Arena Sheffield) only available in Britain called UK Rampage. The event featured Michaels, recently minted as The Heartbreak Kid, in his first opportunity to challenge for the WWE Championship against Savage. Though the match has rarely been seen by American audiences, the contest has been regarded as one of the bouts that established HBK as a bona fide singles star. The legends shared many parallels. Each man owned one of the greatest top rope elbow drops in ring history. And Sensational Sherri, who accompanied Michaels to the ring for the match, was formerly aligned with her “Macho King.” HBK controlled much of the contest in a highly impressive performance, but Savage retained the title after a thrilling exchange of near-falls and a crossbody off the ropes.
Savage had already solidified himself as a household name, but Shawn had yet to become the revered icon that he is today. They later each competed in the 1994 Royal Rumble Match, but never again in a singles bout. We sure wish they would have.
Ultimate Warrior vs. Triple H: WrestleMania XII
A minute and a half. That’s all it took for the returning Ultimate Warrior to defeat a very young Triple H at WrestleMania XII. Long before he was the eight-time WWE Champion who took the unstoppable Brock Lesnar to the limit in “The Perfect Storm” at SummerSlam 2012, the future Cerebral Assassin couldn’t last 120 seconds against the highly polarizing Warrior. The same Game who manhandled The Undertaker and nearly ended The Streak in an End of an Era war at WrestleMania XXVIII succumbed to a gorilla press drop and running splash after a only a few offensive maneuvers.
Not quite a Cerebral Assassin back then, somehow we think an encounter between Warrior and the current King of Kings would unfold in a much different way these days.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Mr. McMahon: Raw, March 27, 2006
When Mr. McMahon battled CM Punk on Raw, it was far from the first time that The Chairman battled his company’s champion. In 2006, on a roll from appearing on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine and preparing for his WrestleMania 22 clash with Shawn Michaels, Mr. McMahon “punished” John Cena by forcing the young Superstar to face The Boss in the main event on Raw one week before The Show of Shows.
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