2K revealed the 46 matches for their “30 Years of Wrestlemania” story mode, spanning all 29 Wrestlemania events, exclusively on BleacherReport.com this week, beginning with the first ten Wrestlemania events on Monday and finally culminating with the final handful of bouts from Wrestlemania 25-29 on Friday.
Among the matches for the first ten Wrestlemania events include five Hulk Hogan matches against the likes of King Kong Bundy, Macho Man Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, Yokozuna and Sgt. Slaughter.
The "New Generation" set of matches include Shawn Michaels’ infamous ladder match with Razor Ramon, as well as three iconic Bret Hart matches against Yokozuna, Michaels and a young “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Also featured is the lesser-known but stiff battle between The Undertaker and super heavyweight King Kong Bundy from Wrestlemania XI.
Taking place during the climax of the legendary Monday Night Wars, the demise of WCW and the WWE title reigns of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H, these matches may be the most memorable ones in the story mode.
Included there are two classic Steve Austin/The Rock bouts, as well as one of the more memorable Undertaker/Kane matches.
Consisting of 12 matches with some of the industry's biggest stars, the "Ruthless Aggression" matches may be the best set of matches. From the epic encounter between Hollywood Hulk Hogan and The Rock at Wrestlemania 18 to the final match between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania XIX, there are plenty for nostalgia buffs.
Other noteworthy matches include John Cena's U.S. title win over the Big Show that launched the then youngster to superstardom, as well as Ric Flair's tear-filled retirement match with "The Heartbreak Kid," Shawn Michaels.
Even the Goldberg/Brock Lesnar match from Wrestlemania XX will be featured in the game. Interesting considering how the most noteworthy part of that match was the whooping Steve Austin delivered to both superstars after the three-count.
Included in the "Universe" set of matches are battles between The Rock and John Cena from both WM 28 and 29 as well as a stiff encounter between The Undertaker and Triple H at WM 28. While Cena/Rock battles have always been high on Wrestlemania cards, they haven't lived up to the hype in terms of memorable matches. The WWE's attempt to recreate the magic of The Rock/Hollywood Hogan feud at Wrestlemania X8, the matches were solid but produced few memorable moments.
Also included in the epic CM Punk/Undertaker battle from last year's event, arguably the closest Taker has come to losing his coveted streak. Punk makes another appearance in a Wrestlemania 28 match with Chris Jericho. Edge's last WWE match, a World title bout against Alberto Del Rio, as well as Batista's final match, a WWE title match against Cena is included as well.
The full list of matches are below:
WrestleMania 1: Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd
WrestleMania 2: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy
WrestleMania 3: Ricky Steamboat vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
WrestleMania 3: Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan
WrestleMania 4: "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. "Million-Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
WrestleMania 5: "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
WrestleMania 6: Hulk Hogan vs. the Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania 7: Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter
WrestleMania 8: "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
WrestleMania 9: Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna and Hulk Hogan vs.Yokozuna
WrestleMania 10: Ladder Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
WrestleMania 10: Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna
WrestleMania 11: The Undertaker vs. King Kong Bundy
WrestleMania 11: Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 12: The Undertaker vs. Diesel
WrestleMania 12: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 13: Bret Hart vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
WrestleMania 14: Undertaker vs. Kane
WrestleMania 15: The Rock vs. Steve Austin
WrestleMania 16: Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley
WrestleMania 17: The Rock vs. Steve Austin
WrestleMania 18: The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan
WrestleMania 18: Chris Jericho vs. Triple H
WrestleMania 19: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
WrestleMania 19: The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
WrestleMania 20: John Cena vs. The Big Show
WrestleMania 20: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
WrestleMania 21: John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. John Cena
WrestleMania 22: Edge w/Lita vs. Mick Foley
WrestleMania 23: Batista vs. the Undertaker
WrestleMania 23: John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 24: Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair
WrestleMania 24: Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Triple H
WrestleMania 25: Edge vs. John Cena vs. the Big Show
WrestleMania 25: Triple H vs. Randy Orton
WrestleMania 26: Chris Jericho vs. Edge
WrestleMania 26: Batista vs. John Cena
WrestleMania 26: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania 27: Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio
WrestleMania 27: The Miz vs. John Cena
WrestleMania 28: The Undertaker vs. Triple H
WrestleMania 28: CM Punk vs. Jericho
WrestleMania 28: The Rock vs. John Cena
WrestleMania 29: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
WrestleMania 29: CM Punk vs. Undertaker
WrestleMania 29: The Rock vs. John Cena 2