The road to WrestleMania is not easy. It frequently includes several unexpected title changes, with WWE changing a WrestleMania card with the proverbial pencil and eraser. The Royal Rumble has long been regarded as the starting point for WrestleMania. The men’s and women’s Royal Rumble winners have already secured their spots in the World Championship matches at WrestleMania. Furthermore, January through April are generally the most exciting months for wrestling fans. Even casual wrestling fans tune in to watch the drama unfold on the road to WrestleMania.
10. Charlotte Flair Created the First Women’s Main Event Winner-Take-All in 2019
Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey, and Becky Lynch made history in 2019 by becoming the first three women to headline WrestleMania. While the Baddest Woman on the Planet’s Raw Women’s Championship was up for grabs, the SmackDown Women’s title picture was left in limbo.
9. Randy Orton Punches His WrestleMania 22 Ticket-2006
Almost every wrestling fan could root for Rey Mysterio to win the 2006 Royal Rumble match in honor of the late Eddie Guerrero. However, Randy Orton could have won the title fight because he was coming off a nine-month rivalry with The Undertaker that dominated 2005.
8. Brock Lesnar wins the Champion Versus Champion match at WrestleMania 38 in 2022.
In 2022, three premium live events took place, with the WWE Championship changing hands at all three. A new WWE Champion was crowned on Day 1 of the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Because of Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar won the men’s Royal Rumble match after losing the WWE Title to Bobby Lashley.
7. Sid dominated WrestleMania 13 in 1997.
The road to WrestleMania 13 was riddled with potholes. Shawn Michaels reclaimed the WWE Championship after Steve Austin won the 1997 Royal Rumble match. However, that would not be the WWE Championship match for WrestleMania 13. HBK’s smile faded, and the WWE title was declare vacant.
6. The Big Show Finally Receives Justice (2000)
The Big Show began in 2000 as the WWE Champion, but a few days into the new millennium, he relinquished the WWE Championship to Triple H. The World’s Largest Athlete would compete in the 2000 Royal Rumble match in his quest to become WWE Champion. As Rock’s feet touched the floor, Show felt robbed, but The Great One hauled Show over the top rope.
5. Batista Impresses John Cena – 2010
In 2010, John Cena reclaimed the WWE Championship from inside the Elimination Chamber. Cena appeared to be a lock to be crowned WWE Champion at WrestleMania 26. On the other hand, Mr. McMahon ranted about Batista in a WWE Championship match as punishment for Cena’s friendship with Bret Hart.
4. Ted DiBiase bought the WWE Championship in 1988.
In February 1988, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant competed for the WWE Championship in the main event. It was a rematch of their epic WrestleMania 3 clash. However, the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, could not purchase the WWE Championship from Hogan, but he did find a way to obtain the WWE Championship.
3. Chris Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship in 2010.
The WWE Championship victory of Batista was not the only shocking title change at Elimination Chamber 2010. Another pleasant surprise was Chris Jericho’s victory in the main event for the World Heavyweight Championship. The Undertaker entered the event as the World Heavyweight Champion.
2. Eddie Guerrero Defeats Brock For The WWE Title – 2004
WWE has traditionally been a land of giants, but people like Eddie Guerrero have broken down barriers for so-called more petite guys. The Latino Heat challenged Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in the Cow Palace at No Way Out in 2004. Eddie and Brock worked their magic in a championship match.
1. The Ultimate Opportunist Returns-2009
Edge entered No Way Out 2009 as the WWE Champion, and he hoped to enter WrestleMania as the reigning World Champion for the second year in a row. In just three minutes, Jeff Hardy eliminated the Rated-R Superstar in the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match, shattering the Rated-R Superstar’s dreams.