Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WWE Wrestlemania Star Ratings List

All ratings were taken from Dave Meltzer's "Wrestling Observer Newsletter".

Please visit http://www.wrestlingobserver.com for more information on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Wrestlemania 1

-Tito Santana vs. The Executioner: **1/2
-King Kong Bundy vs. S.D. Jones: DUD
-Matt Bourne vs. Ricky Steamboat: ***1/4
-Brutus Beefcake vs. David Sammartino: **
-Greg Valentine vs. Junkyard Dog: 1/2*
-Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff: ***
-Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd: -**
-Leilani Kai vs. Wendy Richter: *
-Hulk Hogan & Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff: N/A

Wrestlemania 2

-Paul Orndorff vs. Magnificent Muraco: DUD
-Randy Savage vs. George Steele: *
-Jake Roberts vs. George Welles: **
-Roddy Piper vs. Mr. T: -*****
-Fabulous Moolah vs. Velvet McIntyre: DUD
-Corporal Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff: DUD
-20-Man Battle Royal featuring: Andre the Giant, Ted Arcidi, Tony Atlas, Brian Blair, Jim Brunzell, Jimbo Covert, Bill Fralic, Russ Francis, Bret Hart, Hillbilly Jim, Ernie Holmes, Iron Sheik, King Tonga, Harvey Martin, Pedro Morales, Jim Niedhart, William Perry, Bruno Sammartino, Danny Spivey, John Studd: **
-Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs. The British Bulldogs: ****
-Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez: ***
-Adrian Adonis vs. Uncle Elmer: *
-Terry & Hoss Funk vs. Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog: ***1/2
-Hulk Hogan vs. King King Bundy: *1/4

Wrestlemania 3

-The Can-Am Connection vs. Magnificent Muraco & Bob Orton: **1/2
-Hercules vs. Billy Jack Haynes: **3/4
-Hillbilly Jim, Little Beaver & Haiti Kid vs. King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo: *
-Harley Race vs. Junkyard Dog: *
-Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. The Rougeau Brothers: *1/2
-Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis: ***1/2
-The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis vs. The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana: **3/4
-Koko B. Ware vs. Butch Reed: 1/2*
-Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat: ****1/2
-Jake Roberts vs. Honkeytonk Man: **1/2
-The Killer Bees vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff: *1/2
-Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant: -****

Wrestlemania 4

-20-Man Battle Royal featuring: Bad News Brown, Ron Bass, Brian Blair, Jim Brunzell, Danny Davis, Bret Hart, Hillbilly Jim, Sam Houston, Junkyard Dog, Jim Niedhart, Ken Patera, Jim Powers, Harley Race, Paul Roma, Jacques Rougeau, Raymond Rougeau, Sika, George Steele, Nikolai Volkoff, Boris Zuhkov: 1/2*
-Ted DiBiase vs. Jim Duggan: *1/4
-Dino Bravo vs. Don Muraco: 1/2*
-Ricky Steamboat vs. Greg Valentine: **1/4
-Randy Savage vs. Butch Reed: *
-Bam Bam Bigelow vs. One Man Gang: DUD
-Jake Roberts vs. Rick Rude: -**
-Hercules vs. Ultimate Warrior: -*1/2
-Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan: 1/4*
-Ted DiBiase vs. Don Muraco: *1/2
-Randy Savage vs. Greg Valentine: **1/4
-Honkeytonk Man vs. Brutus Beefcake: DUD
-The Islanders & Bobby Heenan vs. The British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware: *1/4
-Randy Savage vs. One Man Gang: 1/2*
-Demolition vs. Strike Force: **1/2
-Ted DiBiase vs. Randy Savage: **1/4

Wrestlemania 5

-Hercules vs. King Haku: 1/2*
-The Rockers vs. The Twin Towers: *3/4
-Ted DiBiase vs. Brutus Beefcake: *3/4
-The Fabulous Rougeaus vs. The Bushwackers: -****
-Mr. Perfect vs. Blue Blazer: **1/4
-Demolition vs. The Powers of Pain & Mr. Fuji: DUD
-Dino Bravo vs. Ron Garvin: DUD
-Strike Force vs. The Brainbusters: **1/2
-Jake Roberts vs. Andre the Giant: -***
-The Hart Foundation vs. Greg Valentine & Honkeytonk Man: **1/4
-Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude: **1/2
-Bad News Brown vs. Jim Duggan: DUD
-Red Rooster vs. Bobby Heenan: DUD
-Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage: **3/4

Wrestlemania 6

-Rick Martel vs. Koko B. Ware: **
-Demolition vs. The Colossal Connection: **
-Hercules vs. Earthquake: *
-Mr. Perfect vs. Brutus Beefcake: **3/4
-Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown: *3/4
-The Hart Foundation vs. The Bolsheviks: 1/4*
-Tito Santana vs. Barbarian: 3/4*
-Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire: *1/2
-The Rockers vs. The Orient Express: ***
-Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo: *1/2
-Jake Roberts vs. Ted DiBiase: **1/2
-Big Bossman vs. Akeem: -1/2*
-Rick Rude vs. Jimmy Snuka: *3/4
-Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior: ***3/4

Wrestlemania 7

-The Rockers vs. Barbarian & Haku: ***1/2
-Kerry Von Erich vs. Dino Bravo: 3/4*
-British Bulldog vs. Warlord: **1/2
-The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys: ***1/2
-Jake Roberts vs. Rick Martel: DUD
-Undertaker vs. Jimmy Snuka: *
-Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior: ****1/4
-Tenryu & Kitao vs. Demolition: -1/2*
-Mr. Perfect vs. Big Bossman: **1/2
-Earthquake vs. Greg Valentine: DUD
-The Legion of Doom vs. Power & Glory: DUD
-Ted DiBiase vs. Virgil: **
-Tito Santana vs. The Mountie: -1/2*
-Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter: **1/2

Wrestlemania 8

-Shawn Michaels vs. El Matador: **
-Jake Roberts vs. Undertaker: 3/4*
-Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart: ***1/2
-Big Bossman, Virgil, Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Duggan vs. The Nasty Boys, Repo Man & The Mountie: 1/4*
-Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair: ****1/4
-Tatanka vs. Rick Martel: *1/4
-Money Inc. vs. The Natural Disasters: -**
-Owen Hart vs. Skinner: DUD
-Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice: -**

Wrestlemania 9

-Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka: ***1/2
-The Steiner Brothers vs. The Headshrinkers: **1/2
-Doink vs. Crush: *1/2
-Bob Backlund vs. Razor Ramon: -*
-Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Money Inc.: **
-Lex Luger vs. Mr. Perfect: *1/4
-Giant Gonzalez vs. Undertaker: *1/4
-Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna: ***
-Yokozuna vs. Hulk Hogan: DUD

Wrestlemania 10

-Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart: ****3/4
-Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs. Doink & Dink: *3/4
-Randy Savage vs. Crush: **3/4
-Leliani Kai vs. Alundra Blayze: *1/4
-Men on a Mission vs. The Quebecers: *1/4
-Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna: 1/2*
-Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb: DUD
-Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon: *****
-Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna: **1/4

Wrestlemania 11

-Lex Luger & British Bulldog vs. Jacob & Eli Blu: 1/2*
-Jeff Jarrett vs. Razor Ramon: **3/4
-Undertaker vs. King Kong Bundy: -*
-Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. The Smoking Gunns: **
-Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund: *1/4
-Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels: ****
-Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor: **

Wrestlemania 12

-Vader, Owen Hart & British Bulldog vs. Ahmed Johnson, Yokozuna & Jake Roberts: **1/2
-Roddy Piper vs. Goldust: N/A
-Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega: **
-Ultimate Warrior vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley: DUD
-Diesel vs. Undertaker: **1/4
-Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels: ****1/4

Wrestlemania 13

-The Headbangers vs. Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon vs. The New Blackjacks vs. Henry & Phinneas Goddwinn: -1/2*
-Rocky Maivia vs. The Sultan: *1/4
-Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Goldust: **1/4
-Owen Hart & British Bulldog vs. Vader & Mankind: **1/2
-Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin: *****
-Faarooq, Savio Vega & Crush vs. The Legion of Doom & Ahmed Johnson: ***1/2
-Sycho Sid vs. Undertaker: *1/4

Wrestlemania 14

-15-Team Battle Royal featuring: LOD 2000, Savio Vega & Miguel Perez, Recon & Sniper, Chainz & Bradshaw, D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry, The Quebecers, The Rock-n-Roll Express, Jesus Castillo & Jose Estrada, The Headbangers, Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher, Steve Blackman & Flash Funk, The Godwinns, Skull & Eight Ball, Farooq & Kama, Bob Holly & Bart Gunn: -1/2*
-TAKA Michinoku vs. Aguila: 1/2*
-HHH vs. Owen Hart: ***
-Sable & Marc Mero vs. Goldust & Luna: ***
-Rock vs. Ken Shamrock: *1/2
-The New Age Outlaws vs. Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie: ***1/4
-Undertaker vs. Kane: *1/2
-Shawn Michaels vs. Steve Austin: ***1/4

Wrestlemania 15

-Billy Gunn vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Al Snow: *1/4
-Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart vs. D'Lo Brown & Test: *1/4
-Butterbean vs. Bart Gunn: N/A
-Mankind vs. Paul Wight: 3/4*
-Road Dogg vs. Ken Shamrock vs. Val Venis vs. Goldust: *1/2
-HHH vs. Kane: *1/4
-Sable vs. Tori: -**
-Shane McMahon vs. X-Pac: **3/4
-Undertaker vs. Big Bossman: DUD
-Steve Austin vs. Rock: ***1/2

Wrestlemania 16

-D'Lo Brown & Godfather vs. Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan: 1/4*
-Hardcore Battle Royal featuring: Bradshaw, Faarooq, Funaki, Mosh, Thrasher, Crash Holly, Hardcore Holly, Joey Abbs, Rodney, Pete "Gas", TAKA Michinoku, Tazz, Viscera: 1/2*
-Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. Test & Albert: -*1/4
-The Dudley Boys vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz: ****
-Terri vs. Kat: -*
-Eddy Guerrero, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn vs. Chyna & Too Cool: **1/2
-Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho: **3/4
-Rikishi & Kane vs. X-Pac & Road Dogg: *
-HHH vs. Rock vs. Mick Foley vs. Big Show: ***

Wrestlemania 17

-Chris Jericho vs. William Regal: **
-The APA & Tazz vs. Val Venis, Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather: 1/2*
-Raven vs. Kane vs. Big Show: *3/4
-Eddy Guerrero vs. Test: **1/4
-Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle: ****1/4
-Chyna vs. Ivory: -*
-Vince McMahon vs. Shane McMahon: ***
-The Dudley Boys vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz: ****3/4
-Gimmick Battle Royal featuring: Brother Love, Bushwhackers, Jim Cornette, Doink, Duke Droese, Earthquake, Gobbledy Gooker, Goon, Michael Hayes, Hillbilly Jim, Iron Sheik, Kamala, Kim Chee, One Man Gang, Repo Man, Sgt. Slaughter, Tugboat, Nikolai Volkoff: DUD
-HHH vs. Undertaker: ***1/2
-Steve Austin vs. Rock: ****1/2

Wrestlemania 18

-Rob Van Dam vs. William Regal: **
-Christian vs. Diamond Dallas Page: *3/4
-Maven vs. Goldust: -1/2*
-Kurt Angle vs. Kane: **1/4
-Ric Flair vs. Undertaker: ***
-Edge vs. Booker T: *1/4
-Steve Austin vs. Scott Hall: *
-Billy & Chuck vs. The Dudley Boys vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The APA: **1/4
-Rock vs. Hulk Hogan: ***
-Lita vs. Jazz vs. Trish Stratus: -*
-Chris Jericho vs. HHH: ***

Wrestlemania 19

-Matt Hardy vs. Rey Mysterio: **1/4
-Undertaker vs. Big Show & A-Train: *1/4
-Trish Stratus vs. Jazz vs. Victoria: **1/4
-Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs. Los Guerreros vs. Chris Benoit & Rhyno: ***
-Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels: ****1/4
-HHH vs. Booker T: ***1/4
-Hulk Hogan vs. Vince McMahon: ***
-Rock vs. Steve Austin: ****
-Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar: ****1/4

Wrestlemania 20

-Big Show vs. John Cena: *1/4
-Rob Van Dam & Booker T vs. La Resistance vs. Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade vs. The Dudley Boys: *1/2
-Chris Jericho vs. Christian: ***1/2
-Mick Foley & Rock vs. Randy Orton, Batista & Ric Flair: ***3/4
-Torrie Wilson & Sable vs. Stacy Keibler & Miss Jackie: 1/4*
-Cruiserweight Open featuring: Chavo Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Shannon Moore, Ultimo Dragon, Nunzio, Jamie Noble, Akio, Tajiri, Billy Kidman, Funaki: **1/2
-Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar: *1/4
-Rikishi & Scottie Too Hottie vs. The Basham Bros. vs. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs. The APA: *1/4
-Molly Holly vs. Victoria: *
-Eddy Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle: ****
-Undertaker vs. Kane: *1/4
-HHH vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels: ****3/4

Wrestlemania 21

-Eddy Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio: ***1/4
-Edge vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian vs. Kane: ****1/2
-Randy Orton vs. Undertaker: ***1/2
-Trish Stratus vs. Christy Hemme: DUD
-Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle: ****3/4
-Akebono vs. Big Show: DUD
-John Bradshaw Layfield vs. John Cena: *1/4
-HHH vs. Batista: **3/4

Wrestlemania 22

-Big Show & Kane vs. Carlito & Chris Masters: *3/4
-Rob Van Dam vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Finlay vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Ric Flair: ****
-Chris Benoit vs. John Bradshaw Layfield: **3/4
-Mick Foley vs. Edge: ****
-Booker T & Sharmell vs. The Boogeyman: -*
-Mickie James vs. Trish Stratus: **
-Undertaker vs. Mark Henry: *1/2
-Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon: ***1/2
-Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton: ***1/2
-Torrie Wilson vs. Candice Michelle: DUD
-John Cena vs. Triple H: ***3/4

Wrestlemania 23

-Ken Kennedy vs. Edge vs. Jeff Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Randy Orton vs. Matt Hardy vs. CM Punk vs. Finlay: ****1/4
-Great Khali vs. Kane: -*
-Chris Benoit vs. MVP: ***1/4
-Batista vs. Undertaker: ****
-Matt Striker/Marcus Cor Von/Kevin Thorn/Elijah Burke vs. Rob Van Dam/Tommy Dreamer/Sabu/Sandman: **1/4
-Bobby Lashley vs. Umaga: ***
-Melina vs. Ashley: DUD
-John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels: ****

Wrestlemania 24

-Finlay vs. John Bradshaw Layfield: **1/4
-CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho vs. MVP vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. John Morrison vs. Carlito vs. Shelton Benjamin: ***1/4
-Batista vs. Umaga *1/4
-Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels: ***1/2
-Ashley & Maria vs. Beth Phoenix & Melina: 1/4*
-Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. HHH: ***1/2
-Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show: ***
-Edge vs. The Undertaker: ****1/4

Wrestlemania 25

-CM Punk vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Christian vs. Finlay vs. Kofi Kingston: ***3/4
-25 Woman Battle Royal Featuring: Santina Marella, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Jillian Hall, Nikki & Brie Bella, Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, Maria, Melina, Eve Torres, Katie Lea Burchill, Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, Maryse, Mickie James, Natalya, Tiffany, Victoria, Sunny, Joy Giovanni, Jackie Gayda, Torrie Wilson, Molly Holly: DUD
-Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat/Roddy Piper/Jimmy Snuka: **
-Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy: ***1/4
-Rey Mysterio vs. John Bradshaw Layfield: NA
-Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker: ****3/4
-Edge vs. John Cena vs. The Big Show: ***1/4
-HHH vs. Randy Orton: **1/2

Wrestlemania 26

-The Miz & The Big Show vs. John Morrison & R-Truth: 1/2*
-Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase: **3/4
-Jack Swagger vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Evan Bourne vs. Christian vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre vs. MVP vs. Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler: ***3/4
-Triple H vs. Sheamus: ***1/4
-CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio: ***
-Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon (Street Fight): No Rating
-Chris Jericho vs. Edge: ****
-Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, Layla, Alicia Fox & Maryse vs. Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Mickie James & Eve Torres: DUD
-John Cena vs. Batista: ***1/2
-Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker: ****3/4

Wrestlemania 27

-Edge vs. Albert Del Rio: ***1/2
-Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio: ***
-Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel amd Ezekiel Jackson vs. Kane, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston and The Big Show : 1/2*
-CM Punk vs. Randy Orton: ***
-Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole: *
-Triple H vs. Undertaker: ****1/2
-John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool and Layla: *
-John Cena vs. The Miz: *1/4

Wrestlemania 28

-Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus: DUD
-Kane vs. Randy Orton: *3/4
-Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes: *1/2
-Kelly Kelly/Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix/Eve Torres: 1/4*
-Undertaker vs. Triple H: ****3/4
- Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, David Otunga, Drew McIntyre and The Miz vs. Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Booker T and The Great Khali: **1/4
-CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho: ***3/4
-The Rock vs. John Cena: ***3/4

Wrestlemania 29

-Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Big Show, Sheamus and Randy Orton: **1/2 
- Mark Henry vs. Ryback: 1/2*
-Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston: **1/4
-Fandango vs. Chris Jericho: ***
-Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger: **3/4
-Undertaker vs. CM Punk: ****1/2
-Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar: **1/2
-The Rock vs. John Cena: ***1/2

Wrestlemania 30

-Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H: ****1/4
-Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Kane, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg: **
-Andre the Giant Memorial 30 Man Battle Royal Featuring Cesaro, Big Show, Yoshi Tatsu, Brad Maddox, Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Darren Young, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater, Mark Henry, Titus O'Neil, The Miz, Santino Marella, Xavier Woods, Damien Sandow, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Big E, Fandango, R-Truth, Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, and Sheamus: ***
-John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt: ***1/2
-Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: *1/2
-Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational featuring A.J. Lee, Tamina Snuka, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Cameron, Naomi, Emma, Eva Maria, Layla, and Natalya: *1/4
-Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan: ****1/2

Wrestlemania 31

-Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Luke Harper vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose vs. R-Truth: ****1/4
-Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins: ****
-Triple H vs. Sting: **1/2
-AJ Lee and Paige vs. The Bella Twins: **1/2
-John Cena vs. Rusev: ***1/2
-Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt: **3/4
-Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns with Seth Rollins Cash In: ****1/2


Ranking the Wrestlemanias by star rating average:

WM 31: 3.4286

WM 19: 3.0556
WM 30: 2.8571
WM 26: 2.8333
WM25: 2.7857
WM 24: 2.655

WM 29: 2.5625
WM 21: 2.5
WM 23: 2.4688
WM 22: 2.3409
WM 17: 2.3182
WM 28: 2.25
WM 27: 2.2188
WM 12: 2.2
WM 20: 2.1875
WM 13: 2.1786
WM 10: 2.1667
WM 14: 1.8125
WM 6: 1.7143
WM 3: 1.6667
WM 11: 1.6429
WM 18: 1.6364
WM 7: 1.5357
WM 9: 1.4167
WM 16: 1.3056
WM 1: 1.28125
WM 15: 1.1389
WM 2: 1.0625
WM 8: 0.8889
WM 4: 0.75
WM 5: 0.6607

37 comments:

  1. Taker's Wrestlemania career would have been the best after Michaels (well he is easily the greatest at Mania) if every second year he did not have to wrestle big bodied wrestlers like Kane, Mark Henry, Big Bossman, A-Train, Giant Gonsalves, etc. The only great match he had at Mania with a big man was against Batista at WM 23; which speaks volumes about Batista that even though he often s***s as a in ring performer he is way better than most of the other big wrestlers like Kane, Mark Henry and co.

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  2. Both Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25 and 26 truly should have been given five-stars. I get the impression Dave Meltzer just refuses to give any WWE match five-stars ever again if they didn't get the rating. In retrospect they are better matches than Michaels/Razor Ramon (which did deserve the rating as well mind you)and deserved the rating as much as any five-star match.


    But the question remains how WWE will follow up with The Undertaker's next 'Mania match. They better not make him fight another big guy, to say it would be a letdown after his matches against HBK as well as hist matches against Edge and Batista would be an understatement. It would be an shameful.

    And hopefully the WWE won't ever end the streak. After Michaels didn't do it, twice, in matches of those caliber, it was made more official than ever that ending it would be a mistake. Undertaker should be one of the few wrestlers who wins his retirement match. And the streak should still be intact when he does.

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  3. If I had any faith that the WWE could sustain any push, I'd want someone coming up to break the streak. I can't see me having that faith anytime soon.

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  4. There are only 4 people in America that has what it takes to end the streak:

    RIC FLAIR
    REY MYSTERIO
    KURT ANGLE &
    DANIEL BRYAN!

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  5. I'm a huge Ric Flair mark but him ending the streak would be seriously the stupidest booking in recent years. I'd take Jumbo's ghost over him.

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  6. "The streak" is WWE's most important investment. It WILL be cashed in when WWE choose a young rising superstar of the iconic marketing potential comparable to Hulk Hogan or the Rock or Austin to become the next big thing in sports entertainment. Shawn Michaels breaking "the streak" would have been a silly booking, as Michaels was at the end of his career and offers the WWE operations very little value.

    If "the streak" is ever broken, it will be a young star on the rise with charisma, the look and the marketing value. Of the current crop of talent on the WWE's roster, I would choose John Morrison. He is similar in looks, style, size, personality and athletic ability to Michaels. It has been proven that Taker works better with smaller guys like Michaels and a Taker v Morrison match would be off the chain!! It would be like Taker vs a young Shawn Michaels!

    Morrison just needs a better finisher and if he comes up with one, he has everything else to be the "next big thing".

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    1. ... How times have changed. Funny looking back at predictions like this.

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    2. How's this for an unintentionally ironic prediction: "(The streak) WILL be cashed in when WWE choose a rising superstar....to become the NEXT BIG THING in sports Entertainment."

      When Brock Lesnar came into the WWE in 2002 he was billed as the NEXT BIG THING by Paul Heyman. He ended the streak in 2014, four years after that guy posted that. Too funny :)

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  7. RIC FLAIR!
    DANIEL BRYAN!
    KURT ANGLE!
    REY MYSTERIO!

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  8. RIC FLAIR!
    DANIEL BRYAN!
    KURT ANGLE!
    REY MYSTERIO!
    SAMOA JOE!

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  9. what , Mr T got a 5* rating @ Wrestelmania 2

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  10. Kurt Angle v Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart v Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart v Owen Hart are all five stars in my eyes> Otherwise looks good, except Goldberg v Brock Lesnar should be -*****, seeing as how both were amazing wrestlers who put on a crap performance.

    Speaking of Lesnar, here's the four people I think could end Takers Career:

    BROCK LESNAR
    KURT ANGLE
    CM PUNK
    DANIEL BRYAN DANIELSON

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  11. Wrestlemania 27 was the best Wrestlemania ever. Almost all matches were + 4 stars WOW!

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  12. Ashish Doval.. UNDERTAKER VS TRIPH HHH wrestlemania 27. GOT FIVE STARS... THANK.

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  13. Dave Meltzer's WrestleMania XXVIII star ratings:

    Primo/Epico vs Gabriel/Kidd vs Usos: **1/4
    Sheamus vs Bryan: DUD
    Kane vs Orton: *3/4
    Show vs Rhodes: *1/2
    Kelly/Maria vs Beth/Eve: 1/4*
    Undertaker vs HHH: ****3/4
    Team Johnny vs Team Teddy: **1/4
    CM Punk vs Jericho: ***3/4
    Rock vs Cena: ***3/4

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  14. I would have given Undertaker/Triple H either ****3/4 or *****.

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  15. Undertaker vs Triple H (Hell in a Cell) deserves 5 star! The storytelling,psychology,crowd,build everything is there! Meltzer is fu*king insane!

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  16. Rating matches is someone's subjective opinion and there is nothing to rant about even if they don't match with your own. Having said that Dave Meltzer still remains the finest critic of professional wrestling (and Bryan remains the funniest).

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  17. Why do some people here think a young upstart should end the streak? That's far too risky of an investment. What if the hypothetical upstart goes all Brock Lesnar (ignoring the comeback for a moment) and high-tails it out of the WWE in a year or two? It'd be a total letdown.

    Frankly, the WWE should never end the streak. It's become too iconic, if anyone were to end the streak, no matter who it was, they could never make it "live up to the hype."


    On a side note, I think both Undertaker/Michaels matches should have been 5 stars. Technically speaking I think they're better than Austin/Hart or Michaels/Ramon (btw, I also consider those 5 star matches). Also, Undertaker/Triple H HiaC should have been 5 stars.

    Seriously, those three matches captivated me as much as any match I've ever seen (and I'm counting RoH and Noah matches when I say that). I think sometimes people get a little too stingy when it comes to giving perfect scores in anything.


    Just for the heck of it, here are my 5 star Mania matches (chronological order).

    1.Shawn Michaels/Razor Ramon
    2. Bret Hart/Steve Austin
    3. Shawn Michaels/Undertaker
    4: Shawn Michaels/Undertaker 2
    5: Triple H/Undertaker 3

    And because this post isn't long enough already, these are the non-Mania WWE matches I'd say are 5 stars.

    1. Shawn Michaels/Undertaker HiaC
    2. John Cena/CM Punk

    Kind of an irony that I think so many brilliant matches are relatively recent, and yet everyone keeps saying how much today's WWE sucks...Is there something wrong with me? Or are these just great exceptions?

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    1. Austin-Hart is still the greatest match in Mania history. Steamboat-Savage is probably a close second. Come to think of it, Meltzer only rated it ****1/2 stars. Taker/Michaels I is probably the third best match in Mania history.

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  18. "Anonymous Apr 7, 2012 06:50 PM

    Why do some people here think a young upstart should end the streak? That's far too risky of an investment. What if the hypothetical upstart goes all Brock Lesnar (ignoring the comeback for a moment) and high-tails it out of the WWE in a year or two? It'd be a total letdown.

    Frankly, the WWE should never end the streak. It's become too iconic, if anyone were to end the streak, no matter who it was, they could never make it "live up to the hype."


    On a side note, I think both Undertaker/Michaels matches should have been 5 stars. Technically speaking I think they're better than Austin/Hart or Michaels/Ramon (btw, I also consider those 5 star matches). Also, Undertaker/Triple H HiaC should have been 5 stars.

    Seriously, those three matches captivated me as much as any match I've ever seen (and I'm counting RoH and Noah matches when I say that). I think sometimes people get a little too stingy when it comes to giving perfect scores in anything.


    Just for the heck of it, here are my 5 star Mania matches (chronological order).

    1.Shawn Michaels/Razor Ramon
    2. Bret Hart/Steve Austin
    3. Shawn Michaels/Undertaker
    4: Shawn Michaels/Undertaker 2
    5: Triple H/Undertaker 3

    And because this post isn't long enough already, these are the non-Mania WWE matches I'd say are 5 stars.

    1. Shawn Michaels/Undertaker HiaC
    2. John Cena/CM Punk

    Kind of an irony that I think so many brilliant matches are relatively recent, and yet everyone keeps saying how much today's WWE sucks...Is there something wrong with me? Or are these just great exceptions?"

    Fully agree with you on The Undertaker, The Streak should never end and your ***** list but I'd add a couple more. Here are my ***** WWF/E matches in chronological order:

    1. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart, WrestleMania X
    2. Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon, WrestleMania X
    3. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin, WrestleMania 13
    4. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, In Your House 18: Badd Blood
    5. Kurt Angle/Chris Benoit vs. Edge/Rey Mysterio, No Mercy 2002
    6. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XXV
    7. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XXVI
    8. John Cena vs. CM Punk, Money in the Bank 2011
    9. The Undertaker vs. Triple H, WrestleMania XXVIII

    Thoughts

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    1. That is a great list. Glad to know other people agree with me on the seven WWF/E matches I give 5 stars too.

      I also greatly enjoy Bret Hart/Owen Hart and the No Mercy 2002 tag match, but personally I'd give them a "very high" 4 3/4 stars. Excellent choices though.

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  19. if we think how the management in wwe is thinking,
    the only person who could end the streak is non other than...
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    John Cena

    why? because in mcmahon's POV he's a main-eventer, the top money maker, the star that nobody could beat..

    and I'm afraid 'taker will have no choice but to agree with him in the future.

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    1. C'mon man, WWE is more than aware of Cena's "mixed reactions." Do you honestly think they'd honestly make him defeat Undertaker at Mania, and make him the most hated man in the company's history? I don't think so.

      I can imagine Cena facing Taker at Mania, but I can't see anyone ending the streak. And that's how it should be at this point.

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  20. how did Bryan Alvarez rated the Rock vs. Hogan Match from Wrestlemania 18???

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  21. Meltzer is obviously biased towards Bret Hart. He refuses to give a Hart match a bad rating. He didnt rate the McMahon/Hart streetfight from WM 26 yet will give a nine second squash a "DUD."

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    1. Posted on the WWE Observer Star Ratings page...

      Meltzer:

      Miz/Barrett *1/4
      Shield/Orton,Sheamus,Show **1/2
      Henry/Ryback 1/2*
      Hell No/Ziggler,Langston **1/4
      Fandango/Jericho ***
      Del Rio/Swagger **3/4
      Taker/Punk ****1/2
      HHH/Lesnar **1/2
      Cena/Rock ***1/2

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    2. I firmly disagree with the majority of Meltzer Wrestlemaia 29 match ratings.

      My personal ratings:

      John Cena vs The Rock WWE Title ***
      HHH vs Brock No Holds Barred Match ****
      The Undertaker vs CM Punk ****1/4
      Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger ***1/2
      Fandango vs Chris Jericho **3/4
      The Shield vs. Orton,Sheamus,Show ***

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  23. was the boxing match between Piper and T really 5 stars?????

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  24. WM XXX Ratings?

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  25. Why wasn't Trish v. Stephanie on the rating system for WrestleMania X-7?

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  26. Waiting for 'Mania 32

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