Congratulations to Justin Graham – winner of the OWW Wrestlemania contest!

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Thank you to everybody who entered the OWW Wrestlemania contest!  We got a lot of great entries over the past 2 weeks.  The OWW staff evaluated each one on creativity and historical impact.  It was difficult to pick a winner because there is no “one” right answer, so we did our best, and ultimately we think we found the best Wrestlemania card (given the contest parameters).  The winner of the OWW Wrestlemania contest is Justin Graham!

Presenting, the all-time greatest Wrestlemania, as booked by Justin Graham:

WWF/E Championship
Hulk Hogan [c] vs. Andre the Giant (Wrestlemania III)

WWF/E Intercontinental Championship
Ladder Match
Razor Ramon [c] vs. Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania X)

WWF/E Tag Team Championships
Tables, Ladders & Chairs
The Dudley Boyz [c] vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (Wrestlemania XVII)

Submission Match
Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Wrestlemania XIII)

Triple H vs. The Undertaker (Wrestlemania XXVII)

The Rock vs. John Cena (Wrestlemania XXVIII)

Career vs. Career
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (Wrestlemania VII)

Hardcore Match
Mick Foley vs. Edge (Wrestlemania XXII)

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Editor’s note: The toughest decisions to make concerned Wrestlemania III, the Undertaker, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.  Do you prefer Hulk vs. Andre or Macho Man vs. The Dragon from Wrestlemania III?  What is the greatest match in the Undertaker’s streak?  Do you like Austin’s match Bret Hart or one of his main events versus the Rock?

In the end, we felt that Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant needed to be included on the card.  It remains the biggest main event of all time.  Randy Savage’s match with the Ultimate Warrior provided one of the most emotional moments in Wrestlemania history when Macho Man reunited with Miss Elizabeth.  Bret Hart’s match with Steve Austin was our personal favorite for both men (although Hart’s classic with Owen is also outstanding), and Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon’s classic ladder match is sensational.   We liked that Justin included last year’s John Cena vs. The Rock match, which some people are critical of, but in the moment it felt very important for both men.  We differed on the Undertaker’s best match, but Shawn Michaels can only be used once, so his Wrestlemania 25 classic misses this cut here.  Takers feud with HHH felt intense and is a good moment for both legends.

Most entries included one of the triple threat tag team ladder matches.  We liked Justin’s inclusion of the Hardcore match between Mick Foley and Edge, the flaming table is a remarkable image.

Maybe we got it wrong, maybe we got it right…but we think the card listed above was the best entry we received.  Here are two others that we really liked, but they fell just short:

2nd place: submitted by – Gary Jordan:

WWE Championship Match : Wrestlemania 6
Hulk Hogan v The Ultimate Warrior

Career v Streak Match : Wrestlemania 25
The Undertaker v Shawn Michaels

Submission Match : Wrestlemania 13
Bret Hart v Stone Cold Steve Austin

Wrestlemania 19
Kurt Angle v Brock Lesnar

Intercontinental Championship Match : Wrestlemania 3
Ricky Steamboat v Macho Man Randy Savage

Tag Team Title Match TLC : Wrestlemania 17
Edge & Christian v The Dudley Boyz v The Hardy Boyz

Wrestlemania 20
The Rock and Mick Foley v Ric Flair , Batista and Randy Orton

Wrestlemania 21
Eddie Guerrero v Rey Mysterio

3rd place – submitted by Christopher Berry:

Intercontinental Title Match – Wrestlemania 3
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat w/George “The Animal” Steel vs. Randy Savage w/Elizabeth
Greatest technical wrestling match in history

Brothers Feud – Wrestlemania 10
Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart
Ongoing feud between two brothers leads to the greatest in ring wrestling of all time

Who’s the Best – Wrestlemania 17
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
Technically skilled masterpiece

Streak vs. Career – Wrestlemania 26
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
HBK realized it wasn’t meant to be so he asked Taker to put him out of his misery

Icon vs. Icon - Wrestlemania 19
The Rock vs. Steve Austin
Third times the charm as The Rock hit Austin with 2 Rock Bottoms to finally best the Rattlesnake

Title Vs. Title Match - Wrestlemania 6
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan
This match was to be the passing of the torch from the Hulkamania era to the Warrior Era

WWE Championship Match - Wrestlemania 24
Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Triple H
The attitude era vs. apprentice vs. the future

TLC Tag Team Title Match – Wrestlemania 16
The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian
Swanton Bomb from off of a 20ft ladder need I say more.