WWE wasn't the only party in town over WrestleMania 38 weekend, with indie shows galore thanks to GCW, Black Label Pro, and many more.
IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and ROH had big super shows too, while WrestleCon and Fite TV gave us all the interviews, stories, and matches we could possibly want.
This was the biggest weekend in wrestling - but who made the most of this opportunity?
While everyone worked hard over WrestleMania weekend, we wanted to highlight those that went above and beyond to make the annual wrestling carnival such a memorable experience. We had big returns, outstanding matches, and a fair few surprises. Not everyone on this list had multiple matches, this is very much about the quality over quantity but that doesn't mean we haven't included those who outworked everyone. Shows included in this list are varied as are the wrestlers, from those competing on the mat at Bloodsport to the bright lights of WrestleMania, this weekend was truly stupendous.
Some honorable mentions from WrestleMania weekend include Jon Moxley, Biff Busick, Bianca Belair, Kidd Bandit, and Effy.
7. Dirty Dango
The former Fandango made the most of this weekend being booked on two high-profile shows. The first was a WrestleCon event called the Mark Hitchcock Memorial Super Show, where he participated in a 10-man tag team match. His team, which consisted of Barry Horowitz, Jimmy Wang Yang, nZo, and PCO, faced off against Team Onita. The team headed by Atsushi Onita also consisted of Colt Cabana, Juice Robinson, Ricky Morton, and Robert Gibson. This match was lots of fun and was a good start to his weekend.
His best match of the weekend took place at the GCW event, Effy's Big Gay Brunch against the delightful Allie Katch. The match was a combination of fantastic in-ring work and comedy spots with the two fully embracing their sexuality and attraction to each other. It is definitely a fun match that will cheer up anyone who is having a bad day.
Dirty Dango, since his release, has made sporadic appearances for other independent promotions, but this was his first 'Mania weekend away from WWE. He had the whole internet talking about him, especially his reunion with the former Summer Rae. Hopefully, this isn't the last we see of him during future 'Mania weekends.