The very best WrestleManias manage to be both a genuine showcase of the WWE's most talented superstars and offer a stage for over-the-top shenanigans that fans won't ever forget.
This year's show did a mostly stellar job of splitting the difference: Night 1 offered more in the way of genuinely great wrestling, while Night 2 doubled down on absolute absurdity.
It's yet further vindication for WWE's two-night format, giving both the live and at-home audiences a breather compared to the traditional - and exhausting! - single-night show.
While certainly not one of the best WrestleManias of all time by virtue of pure wrestling quality, in terms of entertainment value it's absolutely one of the strongest in many years.
WWE understood the assignment in terms of firing up the crowd and making the most of the various gimmicks and part-time athletes on the card.
There was only one outright dud among the entire 16-match card, which is practically a miracle, while there were two genuinely great bouts that fans will be talking about for a long time.
The worst WrestleManias just come and go without anyone remembering them, but that certainly won't be true of WrestleMania 38...
16. The New Day Vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
Result: Sheamus destroys Kofi with a Brogue Kick for the win (1:40).
Rating: This was definitely a match that happened, and probably should've just been cut from the card entirely given what little it did for everyone involved.
The match was only really here to put over Sheamus and Ridge, but it scarcely left much of an impression at all, beyond the New Day wearing Big E's attire in tribute to him of course.
This felt like a bad sketch of a TV-caliber match: nobody will remember much of it within a week or less, and it could've been left off the card without bothering anyone. If time constraints were the reason for its brevity, why not send it to the kickoff show instead? 3/10