Whether you like it or not, you can't deny the fact that WrestleMania is the biggest event in all of professional wrestling! Like they always say, it's the grandest stage of them all!
Now throughout the years we have seen so many wrestlers have their great WrestleMania moments & matches from the likes of Hulk Hogan,Stone Cold,The Rock,Shawn Michaels,and The Undertaker just to name a few!
But despite of all the great wrestlers we've seen compete in WrestleMania, surprisingly there are still quite a few big names in the wrestling business that have never participated in any WrestleMania event.
So today at MWC we will be ranking down the 10 Best Wrestlers/Legends that never competed at WrestleMania!
(NOTE: Wrestlers who have not wrestled for WWE/WWF/WWWF will NOT be included in this list. Also NXT superstars are also considered invalid.)
The Missing Link
The Missing Link wrestled only for a brief time in WWF which probably explains why he never had a match at WrestleMania. His first match on said company was against SD Jones in which he won in less than two minutes! Link would proceed to gain more wins against other jobbers with his manager at the time; Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
His first loss was against fellow crazy man; George "The Animal" Steele. The Missing Link even had a match against Tito Santana for the Intercontinental Championship at one point but he loss the bout!
After months in WWF, Link would leave the company and wrestle for WCCW and later on Puerto Rico. He never wrestled for WWF again and retired in the 90's. Link sadly passed away in 2007 after a battle with cancer.
Paul London & Brian Kendrick
London & Kendrick, also known as The Hooligans were graduates from Shawn Michaels' training school. They had a 7-year tenure in the WWE but never had a WrestleMania match!
They held both the World and WWE Tag-Team Championships in two separate occasions. There World Tag-Title run only lasted for 3 days after dropping the belts to Cade & Murdoch, there reign as WWE Tag-Team Champs however lasted for 331 days, the record for longest reign as WWE Tag-Team Champions!
According to Paul London himself, Triple H wasn't really a fan of both of them because he was apparently jealous of other wrestlers who are way more superior in wrestling talent than him. Maybe that's the main reason why these two never wrestled for WrestleMania and didn't really got the big push that they deserve.
Paul London is now wrestling in the indies and has reunited with his partner multiple times. Brian Kendrick on the other hand is back in WWE and currently wrestling for NXT and training the younger talents! Good for them.
His first few matches in WWF were pretty impressive and it seemed like the company has big plans for him, beating jobbers like Aldo Montoya,123 Kid,and Matt Hardy (yes he was a jobber during the early 90's!)
Hakushi was also managed by a guy named Shinja, not really one of the most memorable managers for me. He also had a brief tag-team run with Kwang the Japanese Ninja and called themselves "Shogun" but they didn't last long as Hakushi turned on Kwang and they started there own little feud together.
After feuding with Kwang, Hakushi had a feud with Bret Hart and had a number of great competitive matches against each other! Then one of the most infamous shockers in WWE happened when the triple threat match between Hakushi,Barry Horrowitz,and Bodydonna Skip happened.
Horrowitz shocked the world by pinning Skip and to the words of JR: "Horrowitz wins! Horrowitz wins!" in what was one of the biggest upsets in WWE history! And on that point on Hakushi's run in the company went down.
Hakushi then competed in major PPV's; Survivor Series and Royal Rumble but loss. His last match with WWF was a loss against Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw (aka JBL.) After that he left the company.
Hakushi had a lot of potential on becoming a main eventer in the WWF! It just so happened that he was really booked poorly. A WrestleMania match between Hakushi and Bret Hart would be pretty cool to see, or even against Shawn Michaels or The Undertaker if he was booked right!
Storm made his debut on the WWE by being a part of The Invasion storyline. After that folded, he founded a faction called "Un-Americans." They were mostly Canadian wrestlers who are Anti-USA, later on William Regal would join in to the bunch as well.
Other than being a former Intercontinental Champion, Lance Storm also held the World Tag-Team titles four times! He wrestled for WWE from 2001 until 2005. He was mainly used as a mid-carder or a jobber, he really had the potential as Lance is a good wrestler but his lack of charisma is probably why he didn't get too far in the WWE.
Currently Lance Storm is still wrestling in the indies and training aspiring wrestlers in his wrestling school.
Bobo did in fact wrestle for WWF but at this point he was already way pass his prime! But even though he's already at his I believe late 40's or 50's he can still wrestle pretty good.
Pretty much at his WWF run, Bobo was mainly putting over rising talents at the time. It wouldn't take long before Bobo decides to retire in wrestling, he was inducted on the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994, the very first African-American to be inducted in said HOF.
He sadly passed away in 1998 due to cancer.
"Dr. Death" Steve Williams
He then signed a contract to the WWF in 1998 and the company had big plans for him! In comes the infamous; Brawl For All Tournament, which was a legitimate boxing tournament competed by various wrestlers.
Dr. Death was supposed to be the winner of this whole tournament so he can gain huge momentum in a feud against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin! But you really can't plan these kind of stuff as it is legitimate boxing after all!
Dr. Death didn't last long in the tournament, just on Round 2 he was KO'd by Bart Gunn and suffered an injury and sidelining him for a very long time. When Dr. Death made his return, fans loss interest in him and it didn't take too long before WWF released him.
It would've been really interesting to see a feud between Dr. Death & Stone Cold, two of the toughest men in wrestling! Sadly this bullshit Brawl For All Tournament ruined it all!
After having a successful Olympic career, Ken Patera went into the wrestling business and found huge success! He first wrestled as a heel on promotions such as; WWF,NWA,and AWA. Patera made his WWF debut in 1977.
Him and Bruno Sammartino had a feud for the WWWF Championship belt in which Patera loss. Later on he would also feud Bob Backlund for the same title but loss as well.
In 1980, Patera was the second Intercontinental Champion in WWE's history by defeating Pat Patterson! During this time he held both the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship, two big prestigious belts at the time!
Patera had his second run in the WWF in 1987 this time as a babyface. Probably the most memorable match he had was in the first-ever Survivor Series PPV where he was a part of Hulk Hogan's team along with Paul Orndorff,Bam Bam Bigelow,and Don Muraco where they fought Andre's team in a losing effort.
Even though he had a great career in the company, Patera never had a WrestleMania match! The closest he will probably get in to WrestleMania is when he finally gets inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame!
Shane's first run on WWF was during the 1990 under his real name. He only lasted a year in the company and was mainly used on jobber and mid-card matches, the most notable moment in his first run was his performance in the Royal Rumble 1991 where he lasted for 26 minutes!
His second run in WWF only lasted in months on 1995 where he wrestled as the college dean smartass gimmick known as; Dean Douglas (which was really an awful gimmick!) Douglas was supposed to wrestle Shawn Michaels for the Intercontinental Championship at In Your House 4 but after taking a real life beat down from members of the marines, he was forced to forfeit the match thus Douglas received the belt!
But Razor Ramon took the place of HBK and wrestled Douglas for the title with Razor coming out victorious and Douglas becoming Intercontinental Champion for only 11 minutes!!!
After this he returned to ECW. Shane Douglas could clearly become a main eventer for WWE, what a missed opportunity indeed!
Anyways after Pillman had his runs at WCW and ECW, he went onto WWF in 1996. His first major feud there was against his former tag-team partner; "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and this feud left us with one of the most memorable and controversial moments in wrestling history where we saw Pillman holding a gun!
After his feud with Austin, Pillman joined Bret Hart's newly reformed Hart Foundation. They feuded with other major factions at the time like DX and Nation of Domination. His final feud was against Goldust.
Like I said if only Brian Pillman didn't sadly passed away too soon, we could've easily saw a WrestleMania match from The Loose Cannon himself!
"Superstar" Billy Graham
During his prime, "Superstar" Billy Graham was one of the most notable heels even defeating Bruno Sammartino on his second reign as WWWF Champion! And usually heels were only champions for a few days or weeks before dropping the belts to other major babyfaces during that time, but Superstar actually had a lengthy reign with the title and held the belt for 296 days!
When Superstar had his second run with the company, he was already way pass his prime and had suffered multiple injuries already and didn't last too long before he finally retired in the ring.
While he may have never wrestled in the grandest stage of them all, "Superstar" Billy Graham is still one of the greatest of all time and certainly paved the way for a lot of legends & wrestlers today!
Also for those of you who might ask "Where is AJ Styles in this countdown?" well were pretty much guaranteed that he will compete at WrestleMania 32 anyway.
Thanks for reading.