Robbie's Top 20 WrestleMania Moments – 4. The Ultimate Challenge


Sup yo? If you’re unaware, I’ve been doing a blog per day leading up to WrestleMania where I talk about my personal favorite 20 Mania moments of all time. Keep in mind I’m 18, so a lot of my picks will be on the more recent side.

4. The Ultimate Challenge

Hey everyone who questioned if I ever watched anything earlier than 2005 WWE? Yous all a bunch of fake ass jealous haters. I’ve seen it all.

“All of it.” -Han Solo

My #4 moment is the one I remember most from my childhood (when wuz that 4 hrs ago lol beat it nerd). I’ve mentioned in these blogs that my brother was the one that got me into wrestling, and with him being 12 years older than me, anything he liked, I liked. So being “raised” with this being his favorite match of all time made it the only one I ever wanted to watch.

This match featured two absolute mega stars pitted against each other, standing toe to toe with every move, and the crowd was going fucking APESHIT. The initial set up at the Royal Rumble is still probably the greatest moment in the match’s history…

When I “grew up” and reflected back on the historical impact this match had, it was no surprise I loved it so much. In the first six WrestleManias, this was Hogan’s first loss…and it was clean. Sure, he kicked out at 3.00001, but that referee’s hand hit the mat for the count of three and the bell rang. It felt like there may be a changing of the guard. Obviously, there wasn’t, mostly due to The Ultimate Warrior’s backstage antics and other various politics, but this list is about moments, not long term results. And this moment…was…*takes off glasses, puts on sunglasses*…ULTIMATE.

Catch up on the list:

20. Butterbean Knocks Bart Gunn Into Another Dimension