10 Superstars who are undefeated at WrestleMania
The ranks of the “undefeated at WrestleMania” may no longer include The Undertaker, but there exists a subset of Superstars who have yet to experience the agony of defeat on WWE’s biggest night. That accomplished club includes WWE Hall of Famers like Dusty Rhodes and Alundra Blayze, modern-day battlers like Cesaro and AJ Lee, and even a few celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Lawrence Taylor.
In fact, quite a few impressive grapplers still boast a goose egg in their WrestleMania loss column (and that means The Show of Shows itself, not the dark matches or Kickoff clashes that preceded). From an ECW Original to one of the “Grandest” Divas of them all, take a look at 10 of the Superstars who are presently undefeated at WrestleMania.
♫ Here comes the Ax … and here comes the member of Demolition who isn’t undefeated at WrestleMania. ♫
As a result of a controversial ruling by WWE commissioner Jack Tunney that forced Demolition to compete with two and only two members, Ax is the only part of the post-apocalyptic group that owns a record with zero losses on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
The group that Grammy Award-winning artist Rick Derringer once described as “walking disasters” certainly fulfilled that role at The Showcase of the Immortals. Ax and his longtime partner, Smash, found themselves front and center in the World Tag Team Championship picture at three consecutive WrestleManias. They also ended up on the right side of history in each battle, having defeated Strike Force and The Colossal Connection to win the tandem titles at WrestleMania IV and VI, respectively, Those triumphs also bookended a successful championship defense against The Powers of Pain at WrestleMania V.
Demolition’s run of success came to a crashing halt against the debuting duo of Genichiro Tenryu & Koji Kitao at WrestleMania VII, but, due to Tunney’s decision, Ax bowed out of that battle in favor of Crush. Though Demolition’s record reflects one WrestleMania loss, Ax’s resume remains unblemished. — MATTHEW ARTUS
The Legion of Doom
There’s no question that Hawk and Animal are one of the most dominant tandems in sports-entertainment history. The only tag team to hold the WWE, NWA and AWA Tag Team Titles, there were few duos who could stop The Legion of Doom.
It should come as no surprise, then, that The Road Warriors were just as unstoppable on The Grandest Stage of Them All. In their debut at WrestleMania VII, Hawk & Animal bulldozed through Power & Glory in less than a minute to pick up their first Show of Shows win. They returned to WrestleMania six years later in their hometown of Chicago, to join forces with Ahmed Johnson and fend off The Nation of Domination in a Chicago Street Fight that saw everything (including a kitchen sink) introduced into battle. Hawk & Animal capped off their WrestleMania careers one year later, where, guided by Sunny as the futuristic LOD 2000, they stood tall as the victors of a 15-team Battle Royal, extending their unbeaten streak to 3-0. — BOBBY MELOK
When trying to think of Superstars with an unblemished record at WrestleMania, Mr. T’s name probably isn’t the first that comes to mind. But don’t be a fool; the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame inductee has a longer winning streak than some of WWE’s greatest competitors.
Sure, the pop culture icon’s unbeaten record at The Show of Shows is just two victories long, but you can’t put a number on the impact of those conquests. The “Rocky III” star not only was on the winning side of the main event at the very first WrestleMania, but he also picked up a “W” a year later against fellow WWE Hall of Famer, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, in a Boxing Match.
Although conventional wisdom would say Mr. T’s days of winning matches at The Showcase of Immortals are well behind him, never say never in WWE. — SCOTT TAYLOR
Rob Van Dam
With The Undertaker’s legendary Streak dead, the question, “Who now has the longest active WrestleMania undefeated streak?” must be asked. That answer: Rob … Van … Dam.
RVD currently has four wins and no losses on The Grandest Stage of Them All, with each coming in a high-pressure situation. His first, at WrestleMania X8, saw him capture the Intercontinental Championship. He also successfully defended a title at the Show of Shows, prevailing with Booker T at WrestleMania XX to retain their World Tag Team Championship. In his last WrestleMania (23), Van Dam preserved the honor of ECW alongside fellow originals Tommy Dreamer, Sabu & The Sandman.
His biggest achievement came at WrestleMania 22, however, when he became just the second Superstar to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The victory would lead RVD to coin the title “Mr. Money in the Bank,” and allow him to become the first of only five Superstars to win both the ECW and WWE Championships. — MIKE MURPHY
Sable debuted at WrestleMania XII as an innocent bystander who Triple H fired after his loss to The Ultimate Warrior. When she returned to The Grandest Stage of Them All two years later, though, Sable proved she was a force to be reckoned with.
In only her second official match, Sable downed Luna Vachon with a devastating Sable Bomb to score a Mixed Tag Team victory over Luna & Goldust at WrestleMania XIV.
She continued her dominance in follow-up Show of Shows performances, retaining the Women’s Championship against Tori at WrestleMania XV, and teaming with Torrie Wilson for an Evening Gown tag team win at WrestleMania XX. — JEFF LABOON
Here comes the money ... and the wins.
Though Mr. McMahon is completely winless at his signature creation, his son Shane has rope-a-doped his way to a spotless record at The Show of Shows. Granted, Shane-O-Mac only has a pair of contests to his name, but that's no small feat when the bouts in question are a title defense (a retention of the European Championship against X-Pac at WrestleMania XV) and a brutal denouement of a rivalry against his own father in a Street Fight at WrestleMania X-Seven.
In fact, Shane owns one of the signature moments of WrestleMania itself, in which The Chairman suffered a dropkicked trash can to the face after Shane leapt from coast-to-coast and put the boots to his father. Not bad for a man who entered the ring more or less on a dare. Here comes the money. — ANTHONY BENIGNO
“Sierra. Hotel. India. Echo. Lima. Delta.”
With those six words, a movement was born. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins comprised the imposing members of The Shield. From the group’s ominous arrival at Survivor Series 2012, the WWE had been put on notice. And for months, no combination of Superstars could halt the twisted justice The Shield brought to bear.
At WrestleMania 29, three Superstars would try. Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus sought to hand the trio their first loss. When the alliance between their opponents began to fray, however, The Hounds of Justice astutely capitalized for their first win on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
A year later, at WrestleMania 30, three more Superstars would feel the wrath. In a mere 2 minutes, 56 seconds, The Shield emerged victorious against The New Age Outlaws & Kane. After such decisive outings as a team, how will the three fare as individuals now that The Shield has since shattered? — GREG ADKINS
Although Tatanka was an active member of the WWE roster as recently as 2007, the resilient Native American grappler only competed at WrestleManias VIII and IX, respectively. And he did so with great success.
A rising star at the time without a single televised loss, Tatanka made his Show of Shows debut with a victory over Rick “The Model” Martel to maintain a spotless record. The following year, a still undefeated Tatanka challenged a budding Mr. WrestleMania in Shawn Michaels for HBK’s Intercontinental Championship in the opening bout of the Roman circus that was WrestleMania IX. He won that match, too, but via count-out, which prevented him from claiming the coveted title. — RYAN MURPHY
Considering he’s one of sports-entertainment’s most revered Superstars, not to mention a competitor whose WWE Hall of Fame career spanned nearly five decades, Terry Funk’s total number of appearances on The Showcase of the Immortals might be surprisingly low, at two. But he’ll be a yellow-bellied, egg-sucking dog if he didn’t make those two cameos count.
The double-tough Texan from The Double Cross Ranch competed alongside brother Dory “Hoss” Funk at WrestleMania 2, where they overcame Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog in arguably the night’s wildest bout. Twelve years later, Funk — stocking on head, under the guise of “Chainsaw Charlie” — teamed with a Superstar he considered to be like a brother, Cactus Jack, to win the WWE Tag Team Championship from The New Age Outlaws in a chaotic Dumpster Match (the only one on record). Leave it to The Funker to be not only undefeated at WrestleMania, but also a Show of Shows pioneer. — JOHN CLAPP
Are you surprised to see Virgil on this list? I know I was.
WrestleMania VII is primarily remembered as the night Hulk Hogan won back a championship for America from a hostile foreign country (sound familiar?). However, it was also at the star-spangled, sports-entertainment spectacular that Virgil defeated his former employer, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, by count-out because DiBiase was preoccupied with Virgil’s trainer, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who was at ringside.
The following year at WrestleMania VIII in Indianapolis’ Hoosier Dome, the bodyguard-turned-Superstar found himself in a less substantial bout. In an Eight-Man Tag Team Match that lasted less than five minutes, Virgil, Big Boss Man, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Repo Man, The Mountie & The Nasty Boys when Virgil covered Knobbs after Sags accidentally hit his own partner.
Hey. Undefeated is undefeated. — JOEY STYLES