One of the best street fights to ever take place in the WWE happened on the grandest stage of them all in Chicago. Foley's athleticism was basically non-existent at this point and few technical holds were exchanged, but both wrestler's went all out taking hideous shots and bumps to entertain the fans.
In my opinion, this is one the most re-watchable matches of all-time. Everything about it, from Foley wearing the barbed wire around his waist to block the spear, to Mr. Socko being wrapped in barbed wire, to Edge spearing Foley off of the apron and through the flaming table accompanied by Joey Styles' vintage "OH MY GOD!!", was perfect.
This match really showcased just how versatile of a performer Edge was. He had just finished his first run as champion and instead of sulking about being forced to work with a veteran at Wrestlemania, Edge got the absolute best match out of a limited worker, which is a really underrated aspect of his Hall of Fame career.
#12 Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage- Wrestlemania VII
Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat was the first undercard match to gain national acclaim, but it was still dwarfed overall by the main event between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. The first match to really "steal the show" at a Wrestlemania was the retirement match between Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior.
Both Savage and the Warrior were former WWF Champions and had large fanbases and the stipulation of the loser retiring was a big deal. The match also featured the return of Miss Elizabeth who reunited with Savage after Sensational Sherri dumped him after the Macho Man came up short in the contest.
A case can be made for this being the pinnacle match for Savage's career. It's one thing for Savage to work a great match with someone like Ricky Steamboat, it's another to get a great one out of someone as historically terrible as the Ultimate Warrior.
#11 Randy Savage vs Ric Flair- Wrestlemania VIII
For the second year in a row, Randy Savage had the best match at Wrestlemania. And for the second year in a row, Savage got pushed out of the main event because of Hulk Hogan. This time, he wrestled the Nature Boy for the WWF Title.
Flair had won the title at the Royal Rumble and was originally scheduled to face Hogan at Wrestlemania, but tensions between the two mammoth stars caused the match to fall through, and in came the Macho Man to wrestle Flair in an anti-climactic match that took place during the middle of the ppv.
Savage and Flair shook off the shaky build to have a tremendous encounter where he recaptured the WWF Title for the second time. Despite the lack of build-up, the crowd of over 60,000 was vocal throughout the whole match as it still featured 2 of the 3 biggest stars of the past 10 years.
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