10 Best WrestleMania Entrances Ever

Some WrestleMania moments are made before the bell even rings.

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Despite the records that WrestleMania 32 set, fan reaction has been somewhat muted - many are calling the event a complete flop and a waste of money, while even those with more positive impressions have pointed out some blatant failings.

Part of the reason the WWE Universe is so disappointed is that expectations were so high. WrestleMania is the most important show of the year, and fans have come to expect classic matches and memorable twists and turns. 

This year, the show didn't deliver in that regard - Shane McMahon's promise to take control of the company didn't materialise and Roman Reigns captured the WWE Championship as a babyface - and the crowd let WWE know about it.

Still, it was WrestleMania, and the matches and the booking doesn't quite paint the whole picture - there's also the pageantry and the glamour that comes with 100,000 fans present in a stadium and the most over-the-top entrances of the entire year.  

Those entrances are sometimes among the best-remembered takeaways from the show, and WrestleMania 32 delivered in that sense, providing a backdrop for some fantastic spectacles.

How did WrestleMania 32's entrances stack up against some of the all-time best? No need to wonder any longer- here are the top 10 ring entrances in WrestleMania history...

10. Shawn Michaels - WrestleMania XXV

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Shawn Michaels may be Mr. WrestleMania, but heading into his match with The Undertaker at the show's 25th iteration, he was a decided underdog - after all, he'd be challenging 'Taker's 16-0 undefeated streak.

Still, it was arguably the most anticipated match in WWE history, and "The Heartbreak Kid" wasn't about to let his fans down.

The Undertaker's WrestleMania entrances had long since become tools of intimidation, but Michaels made his statement first - before Undertaker could rise out of the stage clad in his signature black entrance gear, Michaels descended from high above the ramp on a white platform. 

With a bright light shining behind him, HBK - adorned in a white duster and cowboy hat - slowly descended from near the top of the Titantron like a smug angel.

Announcers love to mention how Undertaker mentally wins his bouts before even stepping in the ring, but on that night, Michaels was his match in that area. 

Drawing on both his own well-publicised Christianity and heightened sense of self, HBK made the perfect statement heading into the five-star contest.


Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried. *Best Crowd of the Year, 2013