Though the majority of fresh-faced stars entering the wrestling business for the very first time will likely tell you that they're goal is to one day become the Champion of the World, the more seasoned professional would clarify that the sign of a truly acclaimed career is the accumulation of a boat-load of memorable "moments".
Whether said eye-catching or jaw-dropping exchanges are brought about due to shocking title changes, or stunning debuts, it is these fleeting bubbles of electricity that live on for eternity; more so than the directionless title runs or deflating programmes that can routinely follow said "moments".
With this much energy and excitement surrounding a typical big happening in the wrasslin' world, you'd be forgiven for assuming that the stars on the receiving end of these nuclear pops and career-milestones would be delighted about the whole experience. And for the most part, you'd be right.
However, either due to not delivering the sort of performance they expected of themselves, or even just not particularly enjoying the type of match they were involved in on the night, these ten folks would all argue that not every monumental moment is what it's cracked up to be.
10. Chris Jericho - WrestleMania X8
Simply put, there wasn't a match within WWE that could have possibly followed the lightning in a bottle that was Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock at WrestleMania X8. The Icon vs. Icon epic was a once-in-a-generation showdown that whipped the audience into that much of a frenzy, the rest of the night was only ever going to go in one direction if it didn't main event: Down.
Sure enough, Chris Jericho and Triple H's subsequent clash over the Undisputed WWE Championship felt like a bit of a letdown after such a euphoric prior experience. Sensing this was always going to be the case going in, Jericho admitted to lobbying for Rock vs. Hogan to go on last, but his opponent felt the world title should close the show.
In the end, the air being sucked out of the building in the wake of such an instant classic left the pair with too much to do in the main event, with Y2J later confessing that he felt the build-up, the match positioning, and the encounter itself "wasn’t great". But, as he puts it, "I can say I was in the main event of WrestleMania, so, there you go.”