WrestleMania is the one day each year that you don’t have to pretend you stopped watching pro wrestling back in junior high school. World Wrestling Entertainment calls it "The Showcase of the Immortals." That’s a bit much. Still, it’s a big deal—last year’s event reportedly generated over $62 million for the host city of Atlanta. But WrestleMania is more than just a moneymaker. Every wrestling fan knows that the best matches tend to take place on the biggest stage. And this year, a legitimate movie star, The Rock, will return to his roots—the wrestling ring—and face John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania XXVIII.

Now, it must be stated: Wrestling is not a real sport. It’s pre-determined and choreographed. Yet, the athleticism and the injuries are, in fact, quite real. (Don't believe us? Peep the video evidence.) So is the drama. And that’s part of what makes a great match. So we watched all 27 WrestleManias to bring you the best of the best: the 50 Greatest Matches in WrestleMania History.

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