The 10 Greatest Entrances In WrestleMania History

The 10 Greatest Entrances In WrestleMania History

The Show of Shows is known as much for its matches as it is for the epic pyro, anthems and Superstar fanfare that precede them. Take a look back at the most amazing entrances ever made on the grandest stage of them all. 

John Cena WM 23 entrance1. John Cena, WrestleMania 23
The WWE Universe had no idea what to expect when a black Mustang with white racing stripes tore down the streets of Motor City and came crashing into Ford Field. Shards of glass scattered everywhere and, as the car came to a screeching halt, the rousing tones of The Champ’s music began to play. Cena capped the night off with a big win against Shawn Michaels. 




2. Shawn Michaels, The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
The stage was set in blinding white—a stark contrast to the black of night Undertaker cloaks himself in. With angelic illumination and plenty of smoke, Shawn Michaels—arms open to the heavens—ascended onto the stage. It was an almost religious moment; that is, until “Sexy Boy” sounded throughout the arena and the true Heartbreak Kid revealed himself. 



Triple H

3. Triple H, WrestleMania XXVII
Images of a scorched and trodden earth flashed upon the TitanTron, and a regiment of armor-clad warriors with shields assembled in battle formation. As Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” blared throughout the stadium, the army scattered to reveal its king. Standing alone in a single spotlight, Triple H—wearing a skull mask designed by Tom Savini—made the most metal entrance to date. 




4. Edge, WrestleMania XXIV
With WrestleMania XXIV held outdoors in Orlando, FL, The Ultimate Opportunist had the luxury of emerging amid the most insane pyro of the night. Edge entered the Citrus Bowl in a haze of smoke with devil horns offered to the sky. After offering a kiss to Vickie Guerrero, and strutting all the way to the ring, The Rated R-Superstar stared down Undertaker on his way to their historic World Heavyweight Championship Match. 

Undertaker WM 205. Undertaker, WrestleMania XX
The WWE Universe had not seen Undertaker in action since his Buried Alive Match at Survivor Series the previous fall. But that wasn’t going to deter The Deadman from continuing his undefeated streak. An urn-carrying Paul Bearer stepped out into a purple-lit, foggy ramp with fire-wielding druids trailing slowly behind. It was surreal. It was mesmerizing. It was an epic way to pave the return for The Phenom. 



Austin 3:16

6. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, WrestleMania 13
The WWE Universe was no stranger to the thunderous sound of shattered glass signaling "Stone Cold’s" entrance, but at WrestleMania 13, it was The Texas Rattlesnake doing the actual shattering. Badass to the bone, Stone Cold smashed through a door-sized window with the words “Austin 3:16” inscribed across it. And no, he didn’t wipe his feet afterward. 


John Cena entrance7. John Cena, The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
What’s better than seeing John Cena at WrestleMania? Seeing 200 John Cena look-alikes in one of the most engaging WrestleMania entrances to date. The entrance ramp didn’t feature a red carpet, but instead was lined on either side with John Cena clones, saluting The Champ with his “You Can’t See Me” hand gesture. The psyche-out worked, too: Cena won the World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat Match. 

8. Rhythm & Blues WrestleMania VI
Walking be damned. For their memorable trek to the ring, Greg Valentine and Honky Tonk man, accompanied by “The Mouth of the South,” rode like royalty inside a Pink Cadillac driven by Diamond Dallas Page. Together, Rhythm & Blues performed their gold-record hit, “Honk-a Honk-a Honkey Love,” though sadly, the rhythm-less Bushwhackers ruined their impromptu concert. 



Triple H

9. Triple H, The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
An ominous green glow filled the arena, signaling that the Time To Play The Game had finally come. Triple H stepped out in front of more than 72,000 members of the WWE Universe; however, he was faced with…not his opponent, Randy Orton, but the image of himself. From atop the TitanTron stage, The King of Kings, staring into a wall of reflections, threw his mighty sledgehammer and decimated the entire mirror. 

WrestleMania Ring Cart10. WrestleMania Ring Carts, WrestleMania III & VI
Designed to look like mini-rings complete with turnbuckles and ropes to safely hold the Superstars, these elevated carts carried the night’s competitors to the ring. While some, such as The Orient Express, rode in stoically, as if their stance meant they were literally above the people, others, like The Rockers, used their ride as the perfect chance to share some high-fives with the WWE Universe.

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