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10 Shocking WWE WrestleMania Records

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A look back at the numbers in WrestleMania history can be quite surprising, especially when it comes to won-loss records. Winning apparently isn’t a prerequisite in being Mr. WrestleMania, while a certain former Extreme superstar can boast an undefeated record on the biggest wrestling show in the world.

The Undertaker’s 19-0 undefeated WrestleMania streak will never be broken. Some of the biggest names in WWE history have struggled to muster up even one win, while nobody has even touched double digits. Being a top guy or a solid mid-carder doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get the big win at WrestleMania, as a matter of a fact millions of fans have probably had a better chance of seeing you look at the lights than have your hand raised.

We went back through all of the WrestleMania events and found what we thought were the ten most shocking won/loss WrestleMania records. Each guy on this list is here for a different reason — whether it is a surprising losing record or a shocking number of wins. Nonetheless, it is a good thing that matches mean more than wins in WrestleMania history for several of these Hall of Famers.

Tito Santana (2-7)

Tito Santana isn’t someone we would have expected to have gone 4-0, but going 2-7 seemed a bit surprising to me. He is a former intercontinental and tag team champion. You’d expect him to have at minimum a .500 record. Nope, the former champion went downhill after grabbing his first and only win at the inaugural WrestleMania.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania I: Tito Santana defeated the Executioner
WWF Wrestlemania II: Terry & Dory Funk defeated Santana & the Junkyard Dog
WWF Wrestlemania III: Danny Davis & the Hart Foundation defeated Santana & the British Bulldogs
WWF Wrestlemania IV: Demolition defeated Strike Force
WWF Wrestlemania V:  The Brain Busters defeated Strike Force
WWF Wrestlemania VI: The Barbarian defeated Santana
WWF Wrestlemania VII: The Mountie defeated Santana
WWF Wrestlemania VIII: Shawn Michaels defeated Tito Santana
WWF Wrestlemania IX: Tito Santana defeated Papa Shango (Dark Match)

The Rock (4-4)

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? Well, whatever it was, he only managed to get the temperature right half of the time. We remember The Rock doing a lot of jobs, but we always thought he won more at WrestleMania. A closer look back shows Steve Austin dominating the series over him, which resulted in more losses than he probably would have had if he had a bigger variety of opponents. Mr. .500 will look to get this right come March 31.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania XIII: The Rock defeated the Sultan
WWF Wrestlemania XIV: The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock via DQ
WWF Wrestlemania XV: Steve Austin defeated The Rock
WWF Wrestlemania 2000: Triple H defeated Mick Foley, the Big Show, and The Rock in a Four Corners Match
WWF Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a No DQ Match
WWF Wrestlemania X-8: The Rock defeated Hulk Hogan
WWE Wrestlemania X-9: The Rock defeated Steve Austin
WWE Wrestlemania XX: Evolution (Randy Orton, Ric Flair & Batista) defeated The Rock & Sock Connection (Rock & Mick Foley) in a “Handicap” Match

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Shawn Michaels (6-11)

‘Mr. WrestleMania’ spent more time flying around the ring and entertaining the masses than actually winning his matches. A lot of these losses came during Michaels’ second run with the WWE in which he spent most of his WrestleMania matches elevating talent. Talk about taking one for the team!

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania V: The Twin Towers (Bossman & Akeem) defeated the Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)
WWF Wrestlemania VI: The Orient Express defeated the Rockers via CO
WWF Wrestlemania VII: The Rockers beat Haku & the Barbarian
WWF Wrestlemania VIII: Shawn Michaels defeated Tito Santana
WWF Wrestlemania IX: Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels via CO
WWF Wrestlemania X: Razor Ramon defeated Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match
WWF Wrestlemania XI: Diesel defeated Shawn Michaels
WWF Wrestlemania XII: Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart in an Iron Man Match
WWF Wrestlemania XIV: Steve Austin defeated Shawn Michaels with Mike Tyson was the special referee
WWE Wrestlemania X-9: Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Wrestlemania XX: Chris Benoit defeated Shawn Michaels and Triple H
WWE Wrestlemania 21: Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Michaels
WWE WrestleMania 22: Shawn Michaels defeated Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match
WWE Wrestlemania 23: John Cena defeated Shawn Michaels
WWE Wrestlemania 24: Shawn Michaels defeated Ric Flair
WWE Wrestlemania XXV: The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels
WWE Wrestlemania XXVI: The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels

Vince McMahon (0-4)

One would assume that the owner of the company would at least be able to muster up one win at WrestleMania right? Nope. Quite frankly, we didn’t even remember Vince wrestling four different times on Mania until we looked back at his numbers. Membership doesn’t always have its privileges.

WrestleMania History
WrestleMania X-7: Shane McMahon beat Vince McMahon in a Street Fight
WrestleMania XIX: Hulk Hogan defeated Vince McMahon
WrestleMania 22: Shawn Michaels defeated Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match
WrestleMania 26: Bret Hart defeated Vince McMahon

Ric Flair (2-4)

Arguably the greatest professional wrestler of the last 30 years had a lot of unlucky nights at WrestleMania. Now if we were doing a Starrcade list, Flair would be up near the top. But who really cares about Starcade in 2012? Unfortunately Flair’s biggest matches came in an era which saw the demotion of Ric Flair to a mid card WWE star.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania VIII: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair
WWF Wrestlemania X-8: The Undertaker defeated Ric Flair in a Street Fight
WWE Wrestlemania XX: Flair, Randy Orton & Batista defeated the Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection
WWE Wrestlemania 22: Flair lost the “Money In The Bank Ladder” Match to Rob Van Dam
WWE Wrestlemania 23: Flair & Carlito defeated Chavo Guerrero & Gregory Helms in a Lumberjack Match (Dark Match)
WWE Wrestlemania 24: Shawn Michaels defeated Ric Flair

The Big Show (3-8)

One would think that being over 7′ tall would be an advantage stepping into a WrestleMania ring. Not for The Big Show. The big man is a measly 3-8, losing his first six WrestleMania matches. Even more embarrassing is who the big man laid down for at WrestleMania. Akebono and Floyd Mayweather, two non-wrestlers hold victories over The Big Show. If WrestleMania were the World Series and Show was a baseball player, he’d be one of the biggest post season chokers in MLB history.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania XV: Mankind defeated The Big Show via DQ
WWF Wrestlemania 2000: Triple H defeated Mick Foley, the Big Show, and The Rock in a Four Corners Match
WWF Wrestlemania XVII: Kane defeated Raven and The Big Show in a Triangle Hardcore match
WWE Wrestlemania X-9: The Undertaker defeated The Big Show & A-Train in a “Handicap” Match
WWE Wrestlemania XX: John Cena defeated The Big Show
WWE Wrestlemania 21: Akebono defeated The Big Show in a “Sumo” Match
WWE Wrestlemania 22: The Big Show & Kane defeated Chris Masters & Carlito
WWE Wrestlemania 24: Floyd Mayweather defeated The Big Show in a “Wrestler vs. Boxer” Match
WWE Wrestlemania XXV: John Cena defeated The Big Show and John Cena in a Triple Threat match
WWE Wrestlemania XXVI:  Show Miz (The Big Show & The Miz) defeated John Morrison & R-Truth
WWE WrestleMania XXVII: The Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, & Kane defeated the Corre (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater)

Randy Orton (4-4)

Like The Rock, we expected better numbers out of The Viper. Orton has been a money player from the start and a guy you’d expect to see get on a roll at WrestleMania. Instead, Orton has done a lot of jobs and rarely walked away with his hand held high in the big matches.

WrestleMania History
WWE Wrestlemania XX: Randy Orton, Ric Flair & Batista defeated the Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection
WWE Wrestlemania 21: The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton
WWE Wrestlemania 22: Kurt Angle defeated Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match
WWE Wrestlemania 23: Mr. Kennedy defeated Edge, CM Punk, King Booker, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Finlay and Randy Orton Money in the Bank Match
WWE Wrestlemania 24: Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Triple H
WWE Wrestlemania XXV: Triple H defeated Randy Orton
WWE Wrestlemania XXVI: RandyOrton defeated Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes in a Triple Threat Match
WWE WrestleMania XXVII: Randy Orton defeated CM Punk

Triple H (7-8)

For a guy that is regularly accused of benefiting from office politics in the WWE, a less than .500 record at WrestleMania isn’t what we expected. 7-8 is nothing to be ashamed of, but we expected 10-5, 11-4, even 9-6 out of a guy that had been the focal point of WrestleMania for quite a few years last decade.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania XII: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Triple H
WWF Wrestlemania XIII: Triple H defeated Goldust
WWF Wrestlemania XIV: Triple H defeated Owen Hart
WWF Wrestlemania XV: Kane defeated Triple H via DQ
WWF Wrestlemania 2000:Triple H won a “Four Corners Elimination” match over the Rock, the Big Show, & Mick Foley
WWF Wrestlemania X-7: The Undertaker defeated Triple H
WWF Wrestlemania X-8: Triple H defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Wrestlemania X-9: Triple H defeated Booker T
WWE Wrestlemania XX: Chris Benoit defeated Shawn Michaels and Triple H
WWE Wrestlemania 21: Batista defeated Triple H
WWE Wrestlemania 22: John Cena defeated Triple H
WWE Wrestlemania 24: Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Triple H in a Triple Threat Match
WWE Wrestlemania XXV: Triple H defeated Randy Orton
WWE Wrestlemania XXVI: Triple H defeated Sheamus
WWE WrestleMania XXVII: The Undertaker defeated Triple H in a “No Holds Barred” Match

Jeff Hardy (0-5)

We don’t know if this one is real surprising, but going 0-5 as a headliner at WrestleMania earns you a spot on this list. Part of the problem with Jeff is that he was involved in tag and Money in the Bank matches. However, the last couple of years of his WWE career, Jeff was a top guy, and even that wasn’t enough to get him a measly win in March or April.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania XV: The Hardy Boyz competed in a Tag-Team Battle Royale, which was won by D’Lo Brown & Test
WWF Wrestlemania 2000: Edge & Christian defeated the Hardy Boaz & The Dudley Boyz
WWF Wrestlemania X-7:  Edge & Christian defeated The Hardys, and The Dudley Boyz in a TLC Match
WWF Wrestlemania X-8: Billy & Chuck defeated  Acolytes, the Hardy Boyz, & the Dudley Boyz in an Elimination Match
WWE Wrestlemania 23:  Jeff Hardy competed in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match, won by Mr. Kennedy
WWE Wrestlemania XXV: Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in an “Extreme Rules” Match

Big Bossman (5-1)

Like Rob Van Dam, we didn’t expect to see the Bossman with so many wins on WrestleMania. It wasn’t as if the Bossman was a headliner for several years. He had one real run as a top guy and wasn’t even in the main-event that year. Bossman went on an impressive 4-0 streak to start his WrestleMania career, back in his prime of the late 1980′s-early 90′s. Grabbing five wins in six matches for a mid-card WWE superstar is impressive.

WrestleMania History
WWF Wrestlemania V: The Twin Towers (Bossman & Akeem) defeated the Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)
WWF Wrestlemania VI: The Big Boss Man defeated Akeem
WWF Wrestlemania VII: The Big Boss Man defeated Mr. Perfect via DQ
WWF Wrestlemania VIII: The Big Boss Man, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Sergeant Slaughter and Virgil defeated the Nasty Boys, the Mountie, and the Repoman
WWF Wrestlemania XV: The Underatker defeated The Big Boss Man in a Hell In A Cell Match
WWF Wrestlemania 2000: The Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan defeated D’Lo Brown & the Godfather

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