Storyline: Batista had just turned heel—and took to wearing a questionable (or badass, take your pick) leather vest and obnoxious sunglasses—and wanted to prove that he was the biggest star of the post-Attitude era.
Winner: John Cena via STF at 13:32
A fascinating match because of their parallel careers—both debuted around the same time and won their first world titles at Wrestlemania XXI—Batista's high-impact power moves, the hot angle, and the final sequence with Cena maneuvering out of Batista's finisher to lock in the STF.
38. John Cena vs. Batista, WrestleMania XXVI