Wrestlemania has produced a fine list of classic matches in it’s 32 year history. Of course as fans we can quite often or not question the what if moments, would matches would we like to see be showcased at Wrestlemania. There are plenty of matches we would have loved to see but will never get the chance to see. WWE.com have revealed a compelling list of 10 Wrestlemania matches that almost happened. Some of these have been well documented, some are actually a surprise.
WRESTLEMANIA X7 – MR MCMAHON VS MICK FOLEY
After retiring from professional wrestling in 2000, the idea of Foley facing McMahon at Wrestlemania X7 was proposed. Hesitant, Mick declined the offer, something that Foley revealed in the WWE.com interview that he actually regretted it. Following retirement, Foley became WWE commissioner, a role much-loved by fans. In December 2000, Mick Foley was fired as commissioner of WWF by Vince, Foley had several skits with Vince over the following months. Instead WWE went down the route that Shane McMahon facing his dad to stand up for Linda, Foley was the special guest referee for the match. I would have liked to see Foley vs McMahon, however Shane vs Vince delivered.
I.R.S., THE HEADSHRINKERS, RICK MARTEL AND JEFF JARRETT VS. TATANKA, THE SMOKING GUNNS, BOB “SPARK PLUG” HOLLY AND THE 1-2-3 KID: WRESTLEMANIA X
The match was scheduled to combine several feuds into one big match at Wrestlemania X, however due to the Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels going over time this match as cut from the card. Like the 8 person tag match that was cut from Wrestlemania 29, the match was featured the following night on Raw.
RIC FLAIR VS. HULK HOGAN — WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WRESTLEMANIA VIII
One of the most famous matches not to happen at Wrestlemania. Hogan was the WWF’s biggest draw, whilst Ric Flair was the biggest NWA/WCW draw. Surely a match between the sports biggest stars would happen as soon as the “Real World’s Champion” debuted on WWE television. The match was announced and soon quickly changed, rumoured to be due to neither men agreeing on the finish. Flair and Hogan would face off in WCW 2 years later.