WrestleMania may be the crown jewel of the WWE year but it has been home to some crappy main events.
Really, really crappy main events.
The event, the most significant pay-per-view presented by Vince McMahon's sports entertainment empire each year, has been defined by its most iconic bouts but it has its fair share of stinkers too, far more in the top spot of the card than one would expect.
Beginning in 1986 at the second incarnation of the event and continuing intermittently through WrestleMania 33 in 2017, the ultimate match on the grandest stage has not always been the sparkling Match of the Year candidate WWE would like you to believe.
Some of the worst main events in the show's three decades-plus have included some of the most iconic stars the industry has ever seen. From Hulk Hogan to The Rock, John Cena to Triple H, no star is immune from the disappointing main events that have plagued certain editions of The Showcase of the Immortals.
As WWE gears up for the 2018 extravaganza, seemingly destined to be headlined by Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship, relive these main events that underwhelmed, disappointed, and left dark clouds over otherwise perfectly acceptable shows.
Erik Beaston is a freelance pro wrestling writer who likes long walks in the park, dandelions and has not quite figured out that this introduction is not for Match.com. He resides in Parts Unknown, where he hosts weekly cookouts with Kane, The Ultimate Warrior, Papa Shango and The Boogeyman. Be jealous.