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Top 5 WWE Championship Matches in WrestleMania History

The WWE championship has been contested in so many truly mind-blowing matches at WrestleMania. Check here the top 5 WWE Championship Matches in WrestleMania history.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 03.04.2024
Top 5 WWE Championship Matches in WrestleMania History

The WWE Championship is the most prestigious title in wrestling, and it has been there since the first WrestleMania in 1985. The WWE championship has been contested in so many truly mind-blowing matches at WrestleMania that it will be very difficult to pick the top five. Generally, the matches for this championship are the main events of WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 40, it will be once again Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes.

Let’s look at the Top 5 WWE Championship Matches in WrestleMania history.  

1) Shawn Michaels vs John Cena at WrestleMania 23  

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This was in the early years of WWE for John Cena, and it was at the peak of Shawn Michaels. Everyone knew how great Shawn Michaels was, but in that match, all WWE fans saw that John Cena was one of the best wrestlers. This match was an all-time classic, Shawn Michaels was in his element, and John Cena cemented himself as the top guy in WWE for the next decade. This match will always be looked at fondly. John Cena would go on to have multiple great WWE championship matches at WrestleMania.

2) Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35  

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This was one of the most emotionally charged matches in WrestleMania history. This was the match where Kofi Kingston earned that match on the biggest stage due to all his hard work and the support from the fans. WrestleMania 35 was full of great moments, but it was the best of them all. That was the best match at WrestleMania 35 and one of the best WWE Championship matches in WrestleMania history. Kofi Kingston finally got his moment, and all the WWE fans were happy for him.

3) Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock at WrestleMania 17


The amazing trilogy of matches that these two all-time greats had against each other—among them, this was the best one by a mile. This match was simply perfection for both men. Both played their roles to perfection, and they had an unbelievable main event at WrestleMania 17. There were so many nearfalls, and the end of this match was shocking. Steve Austin had turned heel and joined hands with Vince McMahon. This was a mistake, but the match was incredible. More on The Rock vs Stone Cold Rivalry

4) Hulk Hogan vs Randy Savage at WrestleMania 5 


Before The Bloodline storyline was there in WWE, which has been going on for four years, there was the Mega Powers storyline between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. This match was incredible, and this was the best match in the entire WrestleMania run for Hulk Hogan. The fans were so invested in this storyline, and this match delivered. Randy Savage was one of the best in the world, and Hulk Hogan finally showed that he was great too.

5) Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton vs Batista at WrestleMania 30 

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It has been ten years, and the main event of WrestleMania 30 is one of the best matches in recent history. This match had three technicians doing their thing. This was an incredible match and an eight-month story that saw Daniel Bryan and the fans vs WWE. He already had a banger against Triple H at the same show, and for him to come out and have the best match was impressive. Daniel Bryan won the match, and the celebration after the win was one for the history books. Cody Rhodes will be doing the same thing at WrestleMania 40, but it will be two nights.

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