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5 Longest Matches In WWE WrestleMania History

Where does Edge vs. Randy Orton rank among these epics?

One match from WrestleMania weekend that earned a fair bit of criticism was that pitting Edge against former partner Randy Orton. The Last Man Standing match doubled as a guided tour of WWE's Performance Center, and proved to be a little more glacial than fans and critics were expecting. It was also the longest match of WrestleMania 36 by a wide margin, and most agreed that a match half its length would have been more effective.

Regardless of your feelings on that slugfest, Edge and Orton did prove historic in the sense that it became one of the longest matches in WrestleMania history. This little fact called for a deeper dive into 'Manias past, to see where it ranks historically, and what other matches surround it on the all-time leaderboard. 

As it turns out, the top five is quite a blend of matches that are historic, polarising, and perhaps a little bit of both. With that, we present to you the five longest matches in the history of WrestleMania.


5. The Undertaker Vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 25) - 30 Minutes, 44 Seconds

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Chances are, you'll agree that this is the best match on this list. Many fans and critics rate it among their choices of top WrestleMania matches ever, and some go so far as to place it number one.

Here, the half-hour run time did not diminish the quality, as Michaels' quest to end the legendary Streak had Undertaker pushed to the brink, before one final Tombstone brought an end to the battle.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.