As we approach WrestleMania 32 and WWE is in full-on hype mode, it got me thinking about past events, specifically the show-closing main event match each year. If we've learned anything as fans in the last few years, it's that the better the build, the more likely the match will be remembered as a classic. If we get a bad build followed by a good match, it just doesn't feel the same and lacks that intangible factor which makes it an all-time classic. Last year, the weeks leading up to Roman Reigns versus Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship were tough to watch. Roman was pitted against Daniel Bryan, who the fans clearly preferred and then on the go-home RAW Reigns and The Beast played tug of war with the title belt. Granted, the match turned out great, but the build was at times excruciating, and it's hard to overlook that when reflecting on it. When the build is done right, it really is a thing of beauty. There have been many great builds to WrestleMania main events over the years (and before the comments section is filled with alternatives, I'm talking about the matches that actually went on last) but these are, in my opinion, the ten best.
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