In looking at the big picture of WrestleMania, we decided to turn our attention to the people themselves -- anyone who had an on-screen contribution that helped to make WrestleMania the sports entertainment juggernaut it is today.
At first, we considered something that was purely done on a win-loss record standpoint, but there are many flaws for being that scientific about it. Could you argue, for example that Rob Van Dam's 4-0 WrestleMania record is better than The Undertaker's 24-2 because RVD has technically suffered fewer losses? Probably not.
Plus, a lot of the important people involved with Mania aren't just the wrestlers. There are the managers, the announcers and many other non-wrestlers that were just as important to the event as the in-ring competitors.
In ranking the Top 50 WrestleMania All Stars, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How closely is this person associated with the term WrestleMania?
How many big WrestleMania matches (e.g. main event or equivalent) have they been involved with, either as a wrestler or non-wrestler?
If you have any comments, drop us a line on Twitter @CanadianBulldog using the hashtag #Top50.
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