WWE 2K14 launches today, and one of the biggest selling points of that game is a chance to relive Wrestlemania history over the last 30 years. That’s 46 matches that feature men bigger than the Springbok rugby squad blikseming one another. Here’s ten of the best such matches to get you pumped up for it.

WrestleMania III: Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant

If there were two titans in sports entertainment that defined the WWE, it would have to be Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. Having started the mother of all feuds with Hogan, Andre led the main event for Wrestlemania 3 into Madison Square Garden to a chorus of boos.

Hogan entered shortly after, and the two heavyweights began a tussle with neither man gaining an advantage until later in the match, when Hogan finally scoop-slammed his behemoth rival. Andre weighed a staggering 235 kilograms in that match, but Hogan felled the giant with that slam and his patented leg drop to win the match and retain his WWF Championship belt.

WrestleMania 10: Shawn Micheals vs. Razor Ramon

When it came to using a ladder for something other than its intended purpose, it didn’t get better than this match between Mr Wrestlemania himself Shawn Michaels and one of the best heels in the business, Razor Ramon.

From an opening salvo of choke-slams through to neck-breakers, neither man was willing to lie down and accept defeat as the battle raged on. Even with some ringside assistance from Big Daddy Diesel, Michaels still had a hell of a match ahead of him as Ramon countered everything that was thrown at him.

After a gruelling fight that went on for almost 19 minutes, it would be Ramon who would emerge triumphant after he used Michaels own ladder tactics against him, securing the Intercontinental championship and making history.

WrestleMania 14: The Undertaker vs. Kane

There’s no bad blood like the kind that is spilled between brothers, and pal, there was plenty of it when it came to the Undertaker and Kane. Having finally met his match in the form of his own pyrotastic flesh and blood, the Undertaker agreed to face Kane at Wrestlemania 14 and finally put an end to the destruction that he had wrought on the WWE so far.

No quarter was given in this epic match, as the two brothers tore through one another, trading blows and slams and almost destroying the ring in the process with their sheer brutality. Kane was almost unstoppable in this match, and it took three tombstone pile-drivers from the dead man to keep his masked brother down for the three count, letting the Phenom leave the arena with his Wrestlemania streak intact.

WrestleMania 15: The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

The most electrifying man in all of sports entertainment, the Rock. The rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Two of the most charismatic, yet opposing forces finally collided on the grandest stage of them all at Wrestlemania 15, starting a trilogy of matches between the two icons of the Attitude era.

It was a brutal and gritty match, with most of it taking place outside the ring, as Austin and the Rock used everything but the kitchen sink in that anything goes fight. Taking the Rock to hell and back, Austin drive him through the what must be uninsurable by now Spanish announcers table, before the Rock managed to reverse Austin into a Rock Bottom.

It was a match for the ages, with both men pulling every single trick they had out of their book but in the end, it would be Austin standing triumphant over the great one after he countered another Rock Bottom into the Stone Cold Stunner, claiming the WWF Championship belt.

WrestleMania 19: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho

There’s a reason why Shawn Michaels is known as Mr Wrestlemania, as the showstopper entertained like no other superstar could at the showcase of the immortals. If there was one man in the industry who could carry that legacy on, it would be the ayatollah of rock ‘n rollah himself, Chris Jericho.

Two of the greatest superstars to ever grace a Wrestlemania went back and forth instead ina  deeply personal match, with Jericho quickly gaining an advantage at the start of the match.

The Walls of Jericho would prove to be no match for the ring-savvy skills of Michael however, as their titanic tussle eventually ended with Michaels rolling Jericho up into a pin and a show of respect between two of the greatest performers of all time.

WrestleMania 23: Batista vs. The Undertaker

During his career, the Dead man has faced plenty of opponents. He’s gone one on one with sumo giants, his own brother and hardcore legends, but for the first time ever, he faced an animal when he challenged Batista to face him at Wrestlemania 23.

And to call it a fight would be an understatement. What went on in that ring was savage to say the least, as Batista rampaged all over the Undertaker. Taker would eventually power on through the match, attempting to tame the Animal with choke-slams and heavy blows, but Batista was having none of it, kicking out of every single pin attempt.

Batista would eventually begin to dominate again, attacking Taker with a spine-buster that that was felt in the stands, followed by a Batista bomb that should have been impossible on someone as big the Undertaker.

Still, despite those attacks, Batista could not pin the dead man, and the match eventually ended with worn and defiant Undertaker finishing off Batista with his trademark Tombstone Pile-driver and becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion that night.

WrestleMania 24: Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Triple H

The worst kind of match that a champion can go into, is one where the odds are stacked against him. Orton had a 33% chance of retaining his WWE Championship against the combined might of Triple H and John Cena in a Triple Threat match.

And for a while, it looked like Orton might not survive Wrestlemania 24. All three men were on fire that night, with Attitude Adjustments, Pedigrees and RKO’s making multiple appearances. Orton would somehow find the strength to win that match though, taking advantage of an inattentive Triple H after he finished Cena off, punting his former Evolution comrade in the head and stealing the pin.

WrestleMania 25: Edge vs. John Cena vs. the Big Show

A year after losing to Randy Orton and Triple H in a Triple Threat match, Cena would once again tempt fate when he faced Edge and the Big Show in the exact same match type.

The Spear met the Attitude Adjustment and the big choke-slam in this slobber-knocker, with the momentum constantly shifting and neither superstar coming out on top. Leaking to outside the ring, Edge, Cena and Big Show would take the match even further into more ruthless territory before they tussled their way back into the ring.

But at the end of the night, it would be Cena that was triumphant, when he hoisted both the Big Show and Edge onto his shoulders, and laying down a double Attitude Adjustment and winning the match.

WrestleMania 26: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels

After decades of in-ring action, the Heartbreak Kid had done it all. He’d fought the best in the business and had the championships and scars to prove it. But there was one match he’d been longing for. Shawn Michaels wanted to end the streak of the Undertaker, a feat that was seen as impossible to do.

And impossible it was. Despite laying everything on the line. Michaels was unable to beat the Phenom, with their epic fight going the distance and ending the only way that it could. With Michaels down for the three count, and the Undertaker victorious, having claimed another Wrestlemania soul.

WrestleMania 29: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H

Between Brock Lesnar and Triple H, there was plenty of bad blood, and at Wrestlemania 29 that feud would carry on in a no holds barred match. With his career on the line, Triple H took Lesnar back to the mat, fighting every single MMA strike thrown at him with textbook moves from his arsenal.

It was a match that could not be contained in the ring, spilling outside into the arena as both men pummeled one another to hell and back. In the end, Triple H would prove just why he was known as the King of Kings as he used Lesnar’s own Kimura lock to force him to tap out, and then switching to his signature Pedigree finisher to seal the deal on the steel stesp and remind his opponent why no one wanted to play the Game.

Competition Time!

With that trip down history lane done, it’s time to get you all dressed up in some ring gear. We’ve got a bundle of WWE branded accessories to give away, as well as five shirts from Megarom. Want to stand a chance at winning? It’s easy!

All you have to do, is cut a promo below and tell us why in the comments you deserve the prize. Whether you’re as charismatic as the Rock or have a  bottom line to spell out like Stone Cold Steve Austin, type it out below and we’ll pick the best one next week.


We’ll also pick five random comments to each win a T-Shirt, so go ahead and give it your best shot. Big thanks to Megarom for running wild all over us with these Hulkamaniac prizes. Entry is only open to people with a valid South African address.

For everyone else, WWE 2K14 is out now on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. And that’s the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so!

Last Updated: November 1, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. Finally the Ninja has come back to the Lazygamer comments section!!!!!

    You know Lazygamer the Ninja says you ask the Ninja about making a statement,you ask the Ninja about laying the smaketh down on winning a shirt,you ask the Ninja about saying this about that….

    But let the Ninja ask you a question!? Have you had a great one such as the Ninja win,has your random candyass.org machine ever giving me a chance.what was that shhhhh….for it doesn’t matter anymore!!!
    The Ninja says you have never had a winner such a the great Ninja…the peoples Ninja!

    Well the Ninja says this you Jebronis,today is you lucky day, for the Ninja is here!The question was asked and the Ninja delivered front and centre!!!
    So know your roles and shut the front door and give the Ninja what he came for.

    If you Smeeellllllllalalalalallalalal what the Ninja is roasting!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Marius Nell

    November 1, 2013 at 19:09

    I will Bring the thunder.
    I will bring the pain.
    Bringing down the house
    You will be shame

    How can I be Hardy boy
    How can I call the Undertaker
    I need to aim the Hitman
    At Cena the faker

    Give me my gear
    give me my prize
    I am a Lazygamer
    An my poem is very wize


    • Spathi

      November 2, 2013 at 09:35

      Yoh, dog, your words are like smog,
      It stinks, doesn’t rime,
      Your poems are a crime.

      Go back, try again
      your poem was awful,
      it needs to be banned,
      it surely is unlawful.

      Make way for Spathi
      the kick-ass extraterrestrial,
      I’m in the house and I’m the best of ya’ all .

      Peace out!

      PS: I’m just joking about your poem 😉


      • Marius Nell

        November 2, 2013 at 19:35

        Here comes the pain
        I’m bringing down the house
        This War is gonna be RAW
        are you man or mouse

        I can smell what you are cooking
        and its smelling like a Dudley
        You must be a fan of Vicky
        Coz this is getting fugly

        I’m the king of the ring
        The best there is, was and will be
        We are taking this over the limit
        I hope we both win wont we 🙂

        p.s. Respect.


  3. Mj Khan

    November 1, 2013 at 20:25

    Chyna’s. It’s time to stop talking kak.

    It’s time to lace up those bata tuffies. Lace them up tight. You are built for show. I am built for go.

    And I will go there. I’l climb that koppie and do a comrades on your ass. I’l stomp a mudhole from pmb to durban on your ass.

    When I slap you , you’l be seeing double. Your eyesight will permanently be like a wacky wednesday my boet.

    Take your cal c vitas and drink your lucozade, because when you step in the ring with me, not even the bulls and the stormers can protect you.

    My arms are so strong, I can carry the rand. Best you know it. I’l cash that briefcase on you. Ive got money in the bank. Ask steve – how can we break you!


  4. Jonah Cash

    November 2, 2013 at 06:28

    It’s very easy why I should win…. I saw more than 90% of those matches on TV!!! I don’t even have a favourite wrestler anymore as I think I might have 5 of them!! Brett “The Hitman” Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock!!
    Just give me my prize already, the people command it!! And now I will smash two beers into each other and drink whatever is left!!


  5. Dean_12

    November 2, 2013 at 09:16

    Well, what can I say? I am rich and extremely good looking! I own all of you, I EARN more than you do! Look at my nice Texan hat, look at these guns i’m packing! Do you really think you can take on me? I spend in one day what you earn in one month! Don’t you dare try to show me your pedigree, I don’t feel your sweet chin music, my charisma is so great, it overshadows the Big Show! Let me tell you brother, Hulk Hogan ain’t got nothin on me. Just. Look. At. Me. I’m so sexy I make the ring implode at the thought of me standing on it! Now don’t be sad, don’t be rude, give me my prizes and you won’t be booed! *stands on side of the ring, takes a sip of water, waits for perfect moment on theme song, spits it into the air, flexes muscles right after* Booya!


  6. Spathi

    November 2, 2013 at 09:23

    You bunch of lame ass mothertruckers…do you really want me, the great Spathi, to motivate why I should get the prize? You’re playing dangerous games. But your wish is my command. I’ll come over there and explain why there is the Great Spathi, and then there is the rest. When I’m finished explaining, you can go home and try to explain to your mom why the imprint of my fist is on your face! I’ll dish up a knuckle pie for you in under 2 seconds!

    So, for you own safety, hand over any prize immediately you bottom feeding scum sucking piece of irrelevant shit!

    Uhm, okay, you are giving me the prize? Why thank you and have a truly splendid day my dear Sir.


  7. Lebogang Molefo

    November 4, 2013 at 07:04

    WWE should really bring back Jeff Hardy, I mean who could forget when he jumped from about 70 feet high from the entrance onto Randy Orton and still walk as if it was just another day in the office… I mean come on, the WWE needs charisma… It needs the likes of Jeff Hardy, John Morrison… Anyway I should win because I said so and if you don’t agree then “YOU’RE FIRRREEEEEDDDDD” *Mr McMahon’s angry voice*


  8. Admiral Chief Ninja

    November 4, 2013 at 07:41

    Good grief, some of those matches bring back serious memories!

    I should win, for teh nostalgiaaaaaaaaaaaa


  9. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    November 4, 2013 at 07:43

    WWE sucks! *runs away from angry mob*


  10. Ramon Lipparoni

    November 4, 2013 at 10:28

    Hahaha .. go Stone Cold !!!!!!


  11. Ramon Lipparoni

    November 4, 2013 at 10:30

    Well Vince … you managed to get one thing right , Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Corporate Suit .. never in my life would i have ever expected to see a Red Neck in a suit !!! but man it was brilliant to watch him kick your ass!!!!!!!


  12. elhermo

    November 4, 2013 at 11:07

    Lazygamer Community, while you sit at your desks, hopefully as uncomfortable as you can possibly be. I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this because before I win all these awesome WWE 2K14 prizes, I have a lot of things I want to get off my chest.

    I don’t hate you, Lazygamers. I don’t even dislike you. I do like you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people online.

    I hate this idea that you’re the best gamers. Because you’re not. I’m the best. I’m the best in the world. There’s one thing you’re better than I am and that’s kissing Megarom’s a**.

    You’re as good as kissing Megarom’s a** as John Cena or Hulk Hogan are at kissing Vince Mcmahon’s a**. I don’t know if you’re as good as Darryn Bonthuys. He’s a pretty good a** Kisser. Always was and still is.

    I am the best WWE2K14 Player in the world.

    I’ve been the best since the first day i picked up WWE12. And i’ve been vilified and hated since that day cause THQ saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That’s right, I’m a THQ Guy. You know who else was a THQ Guy? BROCK LESNAR. And he played WWE12 just like i did. The biggest difference between me and Brock is that i’m going to win all these prizes.

    I’ve grabbed so many of Lazygamer’s brass rings that its finally dawned on me that they’re completely imaginary. The only thing that’s real is me and the fact that day in and day out, for almost 3 years, I have proved to everybody in the world that I am the best at WWE2k14, the best at create a wrestler, on imaginary commentary, at purchasing the DLC!! Nobody can touch me.

    And yet no matter how many times I prove it, i’m not on your branded t-shirts. I don’t get profiled in an article on this site. I’m not anywhere, but the fact of the matter is I should be.

    I am the BEST…IN…THE…WORLD.


    • Kaya

      November 4, 2013 at 11:11



    • Rincethisweekout!

      November 4, 2013 at 11:14

      SO MUCH WIN.


  13. FoxOneZA

    November 5, 2013 at 17:35

    I’ll tell ya smethin’ brother!!! You wanna put the LG Tag Team Championship on the line? Well I have news for ya’! My partner, internationally acclaimed mid you, Banana Jim and I aren’t gonna sit back and let you walk away with the title that you unfairly won last week in Madison Square Garden. We are going to settle this our way muchacho’s. A no-holds-barred Iron Man tag match this Monday night will be where the championship is decided. Get ready for 2 cans of whip-ass delivered all over your spandex behinds. The Banana Fox alliance will be feared from then on into the midst of the Universe.


  14. G17

    November 5, 2013 at 21:04

    Yesterday, today, tomorrow, and for every single day thereafter, it will be proclaimed that I am the most deserving Lazygamer WWE 2K14 winner in ALLLLLL the the World.
    My thumbs are hardened by a life-time of gaming. My mind is sharper than Razor Ramon. I can silence thunder. I can outrun lightening. You can circle my yard but don’t dare step in.
    I do not care for cheap pops or heat from the WWE Universe to know I am great, for the truth leaves no room for debate.
    Lazygamer, I might not be the Undertaker, but I am a history maker. Hand over the loot or your faces will meet the bottom of my left boot!


  15. theesan

    November 6, 2013 at 00:39

    Look at pretty princesses with their cute nursery rhymes. So you can make ‘bat’ and ‘cat’ rhyme? Lets give Shakespeare an award.

    Don’t you ever, and i mean ever, come at me with weak replies like this or I will shove your laptop so far down your throat, you’ll have to plug your charger up your a** to power it! Better believe I’ll hit you with the power of ten thousand Joburgers coming to Durban for the festive season.

    If I hit you, thats the end. If I miss, the wind behind the punch will give you pneumonia and you’ll die anyway. I’ll hit you so hard your kids will be born dizzy! I’ll hit you so hard, you’ll have to open your zipper to say hi.

    Look at these wannabees, posting above and below. Getting their mama’s and kid brother to like their posts. They never even understand Commissioner Gorden’s reference in Darryn Bonthuys’ bio, until the last sentence. Maybe even had to Google it.

    Lazygamer, I’m always reading your reviews and Im a huge fan. So you’d better Express Courier my prize. None of that ‘over the counter’ sh#t.

    I’m out. *Cue the flashing lights, throwing my head back in a semi- roid rage and spitting water all over the ring….and audience. But no fireworks. This badboy cares for our little furry critters.


  16. Morne.Frans

    November 6, 2013 at 08:42



  17. jGLZA

    November 6, 2013 at 10:42

    Best of Wrestlemania list and no HBK vs Hitman!?


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