A bad wrestling match isn't the end of the world, because once it's over you can put it out of your mind and move onto the next one. A bad pay-per-view main event, however, leaves a sour taste in the mouth because that's all you get, and you're left reflecting on the mess that you just saw.
Bad main events can ruin careers of perfectly good superstars, and cause fans to lose faith in a promotion entirely, so it's no small matter when one occurs that can be ranked as one of the worst of all time.
While some of the matches on this list are just bad examples of pro wrestling, it really focuses on matches that were bad examples of what we think a main event should be, and a lot of the time this is due to reasons beyond the performers' control.
Whether it's bad booking, technical glitches or poor scheduling, a main event can be ruined for a number of reasons and there's no saving a pay-per-view once the star attraction has proved to be a stinker. Here are fifteen of the worst main events in wrestling history.