If you are like me, you get all old school each year around WrestleMania time. You raid your disk or streaming library and watch some classic Mania cards, moments just to fuel your enthusiasm for the annual event. With 36 events to choose from, the desire to zero in on the most pivotal matches can be a daunting task.

This is where SLAM! Wrestling comes in.

WrestleMania Rewind is a series detailing the very best and very worst matches from each and every WrestleMania. Check out our guide and take the guess work out of your WrestleMania Rewind.

WrestleMania 29

Date: April 7, 2013
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Rock and John Cena go at it again while Triple H and Brock Lesnar tear each other apart in their No Holds Barred Match.

Must See Matches
The Undertaker versus CM Punk
Triple H versus Brock Lesnar
John Cena versus The Rock
Must Skip Matches
Team Hell No versus Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler
Alberto Del Rio versus Jack Swagger
Event MVPs: HHH, Brock Lesnar, The Rock and John Cena.
Overall Event Rating: 8 / 10

WrestleMania 30

Date: April 6, 2014
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

WrestleMania adopts a Mardi Gras theme and there comes an end of an era when Brock Lesnar ends The Undertaker’s streak in a match that stunned the world.

Must See Matches
Daniel Bryan versus Triple H
Brock Lesnar versus The Undertaker
Daniel Bryan versus Batista versus Randy Orton
Must Skip Matches
The Shield versus Kane and The New Age Outlaws
Vickie Guerrero Invitational Match
Event MVPs:
Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan.
Overall Event Rating: 8.5 / 10

WrestleMania 31


Date: March 29, 2015.
Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

From top to bottom, one of the greatest WrestleManias the WWE has ever produced. Sting and the appearance of the nWo just added to the amazing event that is a modern Mania classic.

Must See Matches
Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Triple H versus Sting
The Undertaker versus Bray Wyatt
Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns
Must Skip Matches
AJ Lee and Paige versus The Bella Twins
Event MVPs: Sting, HHH, Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns.
Overall Event Rating: 10 / 10

WrestleMania 32

Date: April 3, 2016
Location:AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The WrestleMania that just couldn’t. It failed on so many levels and disappointed so many fans. There was just no rhyme or reason to most of the matches and angles. One of the very worst Manias of the modern era.

Must See Matches
Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Chris Jericho versus AJ Styles
Charlotte versus Becky Lynch versus Sasha Banks
The Undertaker versus Shane McMahon
Must Skip Matches
Pretty much everything else.
Event MVPs: Chris Jericho, AJ Styles, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Shane McMahon.
Overall Event Rating: 4 / 10

WrestleMania 33

Date: April 2, 2017.
Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The WWE springs back from an awful WrestleMania last year and produces a solid show but one that runs on forever and forever. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. It is a marathon trek to be sure.

Must See Matches
AJ Styles versus Shane McMahon
Kevin Owens versus Chris Jericho
Seth Rollins versus Triple H
Roman Reigns versus The Undertaker

Fatal-4-Way tag team ladder match
Must Skip Matches
Dean Ambrose versus Baron Corbin
John Cena and Nikki Bella versus The Miz and Maryse
Randy Orton versus Bray Wyatt
Six-pack challenge for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Event MVPs: The Undertaker, Roman Reigns, The Hardy Boys, Seth Rollins and HHH.
Overall Event Rating: 8 / 10

WrestleMania 34

Date: April 8, 2018
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

The WWE drops the ball on the championship matches and the undercard is also very weak leading to a very mediocre and frankly boring event.

Must See Matches
Cedric Alexander versus Mustafa Ali
Charlotte Flair versus Asuka
Must Skip Matches
Pretty much everything else.
Event MVPs: Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander.
Overall Event Rating: 4 / 10

WrestleMania 35

Date: April 7, 2019.
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Another marathon Mania that will test your endurance, however, there are some great matches that make it all worth while.

Must See Matches
AJ Styles versus Randy Orton
Kofi Kingston versus Daniel Bryan
Becky Lynch versus Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte Flair
Must Skip Matches
Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar
Samoa Joe versus Rey Mysterio
Baron Corbin versus Kurt Angle
Event MVPs: Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair.
Overall Event Rating: 7 / 10

WrestleMania 36

Date: April 4–5, 2020.
Location:WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

WWE borrows from NJPW and presents their biggest annual event for two nights. Due to the pandemic there is no audience and the WWE relies heavily on cinematic matches.

Must See Matches
Sami Zayn versus Daniel Bryan
Kevin Owens versus Seth Rollins
The Undertaker versus AJ Styles
Charlotte Flair versus Rhea Ripley
Edge versus Randy Orton
Must Skip Matches
Elias versus King Corbin
Braun Strowman versus Goldberg
Otis versus Dolph Ziggler
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt versus John Cena
Drew McIntyre versus Brock Lesnar
Event MVPs:
The Undertaker, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Charlotte and Rhea Ripley.
Overall Event Rating: 7 / 10