WrestleMania: 4 records that may never be broken

By Michael Duah
Wrestlemania: 4 records that will never be broken
Wrestlemania: 4 records that will never be broken

The WWE absolutely loves making records whether it be the oldest WWE Champion (Vince McMahon), the heaviest champion (Yokozuna), or even the youngest champion (Nicholas at just ten years old), the biggest wrestling company in the world loves having statistics that they can use anytime to sell the unpredictability of the WWE.

Perhaps the only thing WWE loves more than making records is breaking records, with several major long-standing records being broken over the past decade.

Whether it be the Warlord's 20-year reign as the shortest time in a Royal Rumble, Goldberg's undefeated streak, or Demolition's record as the longest-reigning tag team champions, all of these records have been broken in the past few years.

But there are some records, that even in this day and age, look like they'll never be broken in the WWE.

Here are just four WWE records that will probably stand the test of time.

But it was at WrestleMania, 15 years ago that a rookie Brock Lesnar made history, closing out the show of shows aged just 25.

Facing off against then WWE Champion Kurt Angle, the young Lesnar certainly had his work cut out for him, but was able to put the Olympian away with an F5, capturing his second WWE Championship.

Whilst new talent are joining the WWE more and more in recent years, it seems most will start on NXT, where they will presumably pass the 25-year-old threshold.

Whilst some current stars like Tyler Bate and Velveteen Dream are still under 25, they'll need to do a lot in not much time to main event the show of shows.

 

#3 Most Pay Per View buys: WrestleMania XXVIII

The night after WrestleMania 27, The Rock and John Cena announced that they would face off one year later at the main event of WrestleMania 28.

The news was a huge shock to fans, as never had a major main-event been announced a year in advance, making the 2012 edition of the Showcase of the Immortals a must-see for fans.

Indeed, WrestleMania 28 drew a record-high 1.217 million buys, as fans shelled out their hard earned money to see The Brahma Bull defeat Cena in Miami.

But now, the WWE Network has practically killed off pay per view buys in the company, as fans are rightly seeing US$9.99 a month for a pay per view and other content, better than US$50 on one show.

Perhaps this number would've been eclipsed if the Network wasn't around, but we'll never know.

 

#2 Most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble: Braun Strowman

At the Greatest Royal Rumble in April 2018, Braun Strowman made history in multiple ways.

Not only did he win the historic 50-man Rumble match, but he also eliminated 13 superstars, breaking Roman Reigns' record of 12 set in 2014.

Whilst this number could, in theory, be topped, it would require a perfect storm, first of all by having another 50-superstar Rumble, or even more...

Then, there would have to be the record breakers themselves, as it'd need to be someone WWE was hoping to push to the moon, just like the company did with The Big Dog in 2014, and how they are doing with Strowman today.

Simply put, it seems there are too many factors that could influence this booking decision. Don't expect Strowman's record to ever get broken.

Read also: 4 WWE Superstars you didn't know got married in 2018

#1 Most viewed moment on Monday Night RAW: Steve Austin vs The Undertaker

For years, the WWE have raved about the famous 'Rock: This Is Your Life' segment, often citing it as the highest rated moment in the history of the show.

But the reality is that this is simply not true, despite what the WWE would have you believe.

Whilst the classic encounter between The Rock and Mankind is entertaining, the actual record goes to a June 1999 encounter between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker, with 10.72 million viewers watching the match, much more than the estimated 9.47 million viewers.

It's hard to say why the company would shun The Phenom and The Texas Rattlesnake in such a way.

Perhaps it is because the match was a rematch of their main event at Over the Edge 1999, which sadly saw the death of Owen Hart during the broadcast.

Source: Sportskeeda

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