10. The Rock vs. Steve Austin, WrestleMania X-Seven

Date: 4/1/2001
Location: Houston
Storyline: Stone Cold became the No. 1 contender after winning the Royal Rumble. But he lost cleanly to Triple H in February and became obsessed with winning the title and proving he was still the toughest S.O.B. in the WWF.
Winner: Steve Austin via multiple chair shots at 28:08
Like most main events during the Attitude Era (June 1996 – April 2001), this was a wild brawl around the entire arena. What made this exceptional, however, was the intensity, the stakes, the hot crowd, and the level of star power in the ring. There's never a dull moment, not one rest hold from the opening bell to the shocking finish—Austin aligns with longtime enemy Vince McMahon, pins The Rock and turns heel in the process. Bonus points for the dueling Sharp Shooters, a nice homage to WrestleMania XIII.

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