Settling the score inside a steel cage

The Grandest cage of them all

In the match that introduced the WWE Universe to the now-classic blue steel cage (and subsequently made it famous), Hulk Hogan battled “King Kong” Bundy at WrestleMania 2 with the WWE Championship on the line. Pitting Hogan — who ascended to dizzying heights as WWE’s most popular grappler — against one of his most formidable opponents ever, this match helped make the second-annual Show of Shows an event of epic proportions.

The historic battle also laid the foundation for every WWE Steel Cage Match that would follow, making it the perfect bout to kick off our list.

Check out these classic photos from WrestleMania 2