10 Times WWE Got The WrestleMania Main Event Wrong

Honestly, how hard is it to get right?

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WrestleMania 34 is but a week shy, and as was the case with last year's edition, we're still none the wiser as to what exactly the main event will be. Obviously, it's going to be Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, but not necessarily. AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka vs. Charlotte, Rangle vs. The McMahons - all are viable contenders to close the show.

Though none of them will, of course. But theoretically, they could.

Unless New Orleans closes with one of Mustafi Ali or Cedric Alexander making like Shawn Michaels after fulfilling every boy's dream of winning the Cruiserweight title, it'll be difficult to grumble against the headline contest (except people will, because as mentioned, it'll defos be Roman Reigns bringing the house down as he raises the Universal title). Every candidate screams 'main attraction'.

WWE haven't made a habit of making it this easy for themselves. Even when a clear-cut main event is staring them in the face, the company have often reverted to Triple H, because Lord only knows his pen is as mighty as his sledgehammer. If not HHH, it has been his one-letter removed politicking icon Hulk Hogan changing the book to his fancy.

And then there was that year WrestleMania ended with a footballer. No, really.

Just how many other times in the previous thirty-three attempts has WWE got it wrong and made a colossal balls-up of the main event of its annual showpiece?


The author of the highly acclaimed 'Titan' book series, James Dixon has been involved in the wrestling business for 25 years as a fan, wrestler, promoter, agent, and writer. James spent several years wrestling on the British independent circuit, but now prefers to write about the bumps and bruises rather than take any of them. His past in-ring experience does however give a uniquely more "insider" perspective on things, though he readily admits to still being a "mark" at heart. James is the Chief Editor and writer at historyofwrestling.co.uk and is responsible for the best-selling titles Titan Sinking, Titan Shattered, and Titan Screwed, as well as the Complete WWF Video Guide series, and the Raw Files series.