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5 Most Important Wrestlers in WrestleMania History

WrestleMania 33 is this Sunday in Orlando Florida. And over the last 33 years, a lot of wrestlers have come and gone. And many have had some amazing moments. But there are just some superstars who will always be remembered for their work at the ‘Show of Shows’.

Here is my list of the 5 most important wrestlers in the history of WrestleMania. Feel free to leave your list in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

5) Stone Cold Steve Austin

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In the mid 90s the WWE’s business was at an all time low. They were getting their asses kicked by WCW…things were not looking good.  In fact, WrestleMania 13 was the only Mania in history to not sell out. Then this guy named Stone Cold Steve Austin came along. Now, you could argue that Stone Cold was a hot property many months before 13 but during his epic battle with Bret Hart, he truly became a made man and kicked WWE into a whole new gear. Hell, without Stone Cold Steve Austin and some of his iconic WrestleMania performances, there is a good chance there wouldn’t have been many Manias after 13.

4) Roddy Piper

Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper – WWF Wrestlemania 8 by WWFOldSchool

What can you say about Hot Rod? In the wrestling business, without a good bad guy, you can’t really have a compelling program. And Rowdy was one of the best bad guys ever. In fact, you could make the argument that Wrestlemania and Hulkamania would have never taken off without Piper’s pit and his feud with Hogan.

3) HBK

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Ever since winning his first WWE championship, Shawn Michaels has been called ‘Mr. WrestleMania’. And with good reason. Dude has some of the best and most iconic matches in Mania history. His battles with Triple H, Undertaker, Kurt Angle and Bret Hart are the stuff of legend. And let’s not forget about him ‘retiring’ Ric Flair. You can’t have a WrestleMania list and not include the Heartbreak Kid.

2) Undertaker

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Speaking of guys with epic performances at WrestleMania, the Undertaker has to be #2 on this list. The streak, all the Hell in a Cell matches, winning titles, hanging Big Boss Man…Taker has literally done it all at Mania. And if Sunday is really his last one, looking back, you couldn’t have had a better career.

1) Hulk Hogan

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And number 1 on this list, without question, is Hulk Hogan. While Piper may have stoked the fires, Hogan took that fire and turned it into an empire. From slamming Andre the Giant to dropping the title to the Ultimate Warrior to his showdown with the Rock, Hogan has been involved in some of the biggest moments in Mania history.

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