Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MVPs of WrestleMania #10


By Kevin Hunsperger & Chad Smart
@kevinhunsperger, @chadsmart, @my123cents

Last year I had the idea to do an MVPs of WrestleMania blog, but came up with it a day or two before the big event.  So I held my list waiting for WrestleMania 32 to roll around.  Admittedly I've made a couple of minor tweaks to the original list and debated internally over the quality of my list.  I invited Chad to play along too.  While the lists aren't perfect (he's not in our top ten), I hope you enjoy.  A new blog will be posted daily until March 31, the day I leave for Dallas.

Brock Lesnar ends the Streak
Courtesy: WWE
Kevin's pick:

10)  Brock Lesnar & Edge:  Okay, I couldn't whittle my list down to just ten, so I'm throwing in a bonus.  Lesnar obviously doesn't have a whole lot of WrestleManias under his belt, but just for the fact that he's the ONE in 21 and 1, I couldn't ignore that.  He also captured the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 19.  His other showings were less than stellar, but again I'm basing this largely on the ending of the Undertaker's streak.

Edge wins MITB
Courtesy: WWE
Edge deserves to be in the conversation of WrestleMania MVPs for a number of reasons.  He started off strong in his first handful of WrestleManias.  He's 6 and 4 at the annual event.  He and Christian made their Mania debuts at WrestleMania 2000 (16) and won the the tag team titles in one of the most memorable ladder matches ever.  Edge went on to win the first ever Money in the Bank ladder match, defeat Mick Foley in a hardcore match and retain the World Heavyweight title in his final match against Alberto Del Rio. 


MVP vs. Chris Benoit
Courtesy: WWE
Chad's pick:
10) Montel Vontavious Porter: You can’t have a list of MVPs without including a literal M.V.P right? While a list of WrestleMania MVPs sounds like a simple idea,  it was actually harder than expected to come up with 10 names. Well, 10 names that are more qualified than just trotting out 10 stars. So with that said, MVP comes in at number 10. MVP’s biggest WrestleMania match was his match against Chris Benoit at WrestleMania 23 for the U.S. title. Outside of that; he competed in the Money in the Bank ladder matches at WM24-26 before leaving WWE for Japan and TNA.

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