277. Tag Team Championship: Money Inc. (“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase & Irwin R. Shyster) vs. The MegaManiacs (Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake & Hulk Hogan) (w/ Jimmy Hart)

Timeline: WrestleMania IX April 4, 1993 Caesars Palace Paradise, NV Unfortunately for us all, the shitshow between Hogan & Sid at WrestleMania VIII was not Hogan’s swan song. Hogan is back, and he’s brought his cronies (and a black eye after a jet ski accident—or maybe he was punched by Randy Savage the night prior,…

278.Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) vs. Paul Orndorff

Timeline: WrestleMania 2 April 7, 1986 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY Orndorff has turned face since the main event the year prior. It’s a battle of two big old roidy guys. A botched move used to get to the outside that includes Paul Orndorff getting caught in the ropes leads to a double count…

279.Billy Gunn vs. Flash Funk (w/ The Funkettes)

Timeline: WrestleMania 13 March 23, 1997 Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, IL This Free For All match was essentially to exhibit Funk’s flashy offense. Gunn controls much of the time, but encounters occasional resistance in the form of sunset flips and spinning heel kicks. When Flash finally gains the advantage, his moonsault is countered by Gunn’s knees….

280. United States Championship: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

Timeline: WrestleMania XXVII April 3, 2001 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA A year before their 18 seconds of infamy, Daniel Bryan and Sheamus had another WrestleMania match. The match had garnered significant buzz among many savvy wrestling fans who were already enamored with Bryan and interested to see how the two men’s styles would play off…

282. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres vs. Maria Menounos & Kelly Kelly

Timeline: WrestleMania XXVIII April 1. 2012 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL One of the final women’s matches at a WrestleMania that was a true waste of our time. The promo video for the match is totally devoid of wrestling, it’s a package positioning the women more as models than athletes. The Divas Champion Beth Phoenix…

283. Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine

Timeline: WrestleMania VII March 24, 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA Essentially, a glorified squash match. Valentine does manage to take the big man off his feet at one point, but it quickly turns around on him. Earthquake hits his Earthquake Splash for the three count. Valentine escapes before Earthquake can get…

286. Demolition (Smash & Crush w/ Master Fuji) vs. Tenryu & Kitao

Timeline: WrestleMania VII March 24, 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA It’s clear by this point that Demolition is on its last legs, as evidenced by Crush’s inclusion instead of Ax. And let’s not even get in to the strange decision to debut two foreign wrestlers as faces at WrestleMania. After a…

287. Akeem (w/Slick) vs. Big Boss Man

Timeline: WrestleMania VI April 1, 1990 SkyDome Toronto, ON These former partners broke up after Boss Man refused to take Ted DiBiase’s bribe money to retrieve his Million Dollar Championship. Unfortunately for Boss Man, this followed DiBiase’s showdown with Jake the Snake Roberts. DiBiase was still at ringside and attacked Boss Man before the opening…