A Very Scientific Ranking Of All 29 WrestleMania Main Events, From Miz To Magnificent

WrestleMania XXX is less than a month away. Wait, seriously?

If you’re like me, you’ve sat through 29 WrestleManias now and are ready for something special. To help celebrate the big event, With Leather’s taking a look back at 30 years of blood, sweat and ridiculous chairshots with a new WrestleMania retrospective each Monday. This week we’re using a tried and true scientific process to officially and definitively rank the WrestleMania main events, from Mr. T teaming up with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania I to The Rock trading finishers with John Cena at WrestleMania 29.

Each match recap on the list is accompanied by a few paragraphs of thoughts and explanations, but if you want a look inside our theorem we’re judging them based on in-ring action, historical significance and (mostly) whether or not we liked them. It’s totally objective and there’s no room for error. You are not allowed to correct the list. It’s already being submitted to literary journals.

But no, seriously, take a look at what we thought were the best Mania mains ever and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Share this with your friends and get the conversation started.

Let’s see what’s worst! (Spoiler alert, it’s The Miz.)

29. WrestleMania XXVII – John Cena vs. The Miz

A WrestleMania main event used to build another match. SURE, OKAY.

I wanted to rank this higher based on the coolness of the entrances — Miz’s Watchmen-flavored career retrospective set to ‘Hate Me Now’ by Nas and John Cena hugging children while DMX prayed and a gospel choir sang — but even that’s not enough to excuse a horrible match that seemed to permanently damage Miz’s brain (and career) and ended in a double count-out. Uh, the first time. After that, the WrestleMania guest host (who has general manager powers, I guess) declares that WrestleMania can’t end that way, so he restarts the match only to ATTACK THEM BOTH. A guy who wasn’t in the match put himself over the two that were, and a WrestleMania main event is used to set up some other WrestleMania main event. 100% garbage, and somehow even worse years later.