The Last 10 WWE WrestleManias: Ranked From Worst To Best
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9. WrestleMania XXVII
So WrestleMania 36 had to contend with a pandemic, no fans, injuries, illness and who knows what else - what's WrestleMania XXVII's excuse?
Taking place in the old World Championship Wrestling stronghold of Atlanta, Georgia, WWE put on a show that was every bit as baffling and disappointing as the worst of WCW.
It kicked off with Edge taking on Alber...
Hold on a second, no it didn't. It began with a really long promo by show host The Rock, who hyped the crowd up and took some shots at John Cena.
I love The Brahma Bull and he's one of the very best promos in the business, but this was too long, didn't really go anywhere and was not a great substitute for action, at least for the audience watching at home.
Then it was time for Edge to defend his World Heavyweight Title against Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio, which he did successfully in a half-decent bout which turned out to be the Rated-R Superstar's last for almost a decade.
The post-match destruction of ADR's pricey automobile was unnecessary and heelish, mind.
After that Cody Rhodes got a big win in a good match with the evergreen Rey 'Captain America' Mysterio before Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston and Santino trounced The Corre in a nothing match.
Randy Orton's win over CM Punk was fine but you expect better from those two, and while I don't think anyone expected much out of Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler's bout, it still managed to significantly underperform.
One of the worst 'Mania matches ever, it went on forever, had a rotten finish and just about drained the life out of the show. Not even guest referee Stone Cold Steve Austin and his parade of Stunners could do much to salvage it.
The one true highlight of the show mercifully followed, as The Undertaker extended his Streak against Triple H in a bruising No Holds Barred Match that saw both men hold nothing back and absolutely batter each other. A worthy follow-up to 'Taker's pair of classics against Shawn Michaels, this was one of the best matches of the entire year.
The six-person intergender match (John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & LayCool) is more noteworthy for the backstage politics involved and the fact that it reminds us all that Snooki was at one point a thing and won a match at WrestleMania.
And the main event of The Miz retaining his WWE Title against John Cena thanks to shenanigans from The Rock is one of the weakest of all time. House show quality action with a needlessly convoluted finish, it ended a wildly inconsistent show on a bad note.