WrestleMania is the biggest annual wrestling show in the entire world, and as such, it has a laundry list of excellent matches. There have been extraordinary technical exhibitions, hard-hitting brawls, and artistic spotfests of the highest caliber. Careers have been made, and ended, on the grandest stage of them all. Trying to choose the absolute best, and rank them in any sort of order, would seem to be an impossible task, but it’s what we’ve endeavoured to do with this list. Hopefully we didn’t screw it up too badly.
10. Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair, WrestleMania XXIV
Honestly, from a technical standpoint this isn’t the greatest match, because Ric Flair was, at that point, a shadow of his once-great self. He was still good for one more fight, but it was never going to be the 5-star classic of his younger days. With that said, this match is at least partially carried on the back of the emotion it instilled in the fans. Ric Flair has, at one time or another in his legendary career, been the most hated, the most beloved, and the most respected wrestler on the planet. Shawn Michaels has found himself in all three spots as well, albeit on a shorter timeline. Although at that point Shawn was no spring chicken, it was likely that he still did look up to Flair, who, by any measure, set the standard for professional wrestling excellence. The sheer heart and fortitude both men showed in this match is immeasurable, one knowing it would be his last, and the other only two years away from the same fate, both determined to have the best match that they possibly could. The details of what really was a pretty good match are generally forgotten by most wrestling fans, a blur of action leading up to a very poignant final few moments, underlined by five simple words: “I’m sorry. I love you.”http://pl.wwe.com/photos/2014/03/23/50-definitive-wrestlemania-images-photos;jsessionid=C93C6BA4A8F079A2F0F5E5E4311B02BB?r30_r1_r1:page=35 Source: pl.wwe.com