The Undertaker, Snooki and 53 others
who have perfect WrestleMania records
Full disclosure: just days before Canadian Bulldog's World went live, I had to scrap a feature I had been working on for some time - a fantasy booking concept of an All-Star 30 Man Battle Royale at WrestleMania XXX.
The feature was pre-empted by WWE's own plans to do an Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale, which was fine, but if they'd only waited a week to announce it, I would have looked like quite the genius. But they didn't, I'm not and I got rid of the piece. So now we've got this. Enjoy!
The Undertaker's 21-0 undefeated streak is, of course, the stuff of legend. No other wrestler is likely to even come close to that. However, I did find out when crunching the numbers that there are actually 55 performers in WrestleMania history to escape the "Showcase of the Immortals" without spending three consecutive seconds on the canvas at said event.
The following is a list of the competitors that have never felt the agony of defeat, at least, in a WrestleMania context. Note, dark matches or pre-PPV bouts don't count for the purposes of this study:
Akebono (1-0): Yes, the sumo guy wrestler upended The Big Show at WrestleMania 21, his only professional wrestling appearance ever, and forced us to see what Show looked like in a thong.
Alundra Blayze (1-0): The WWF Women's Champion defeated relic (even at the time) Leilani Kai at WrestleMania X, back before her championship belt wasn't stuck in a garbage bin in Atlanta.
Animal (3-0): One half of The Road Warriors, Animal helped defeat Power and Glory at WrestleMania 7, teamed with Ahmed Johnson at WrestleMania 13 and won a tag team battle royale at WrestleMania 14. What a rush!
Arn Anderson (1-0): The Enforcer appeared only once at WrestleMania, at least in a wrestling capacity, when he and Tully Blanchard got the better of Tito Santana and Rick Martel.
Ax (3-0): Bill Eadie has by far the best WrestleMania record among his Demolition alumnae. Still, Ax has wins over Strikeforce, The Powers of Pain (and Mr. Fuji) and The Colossal Connection.
Butterbean (1-0): Much like Akebono before him in the stuntcasting wrestler role, Butterbean was brought in briefly to knock out Bart Gunn and he delivered as advertised.
Chuck Palumbo (1-0): Chuck's only WM appearance was a winning effort with his partner Billy Gunn at WrestleMania X-8.
Chyna (2-0): The Ninth Wonder Of The World holds a victory over Ivory and along with Too Cool, a win over The Radicalz.
Corporal Kirschner (1-0): The Sgt. Slaughter knockoff got his one and only WrestleMania moment by defeating Nikolai Volkoff at WrestleMania 2.
David Otunga (1-0): As part of Team Johnny, wrestling's favorite lawyer (with apologies to Clarence Mason) can still say he has a perfect record.
Dean Ambrose (1-0): Believe in The Shield's undefeated streak at Mania.
Diamond Dallas Page (1-0): Another one-timer, as the mastermind behind DDP Yoga got the better of Christian at WrestleMania X-8.
Dory Funk Jr. (1-0): "Hoss", as he was known at the time, teamed with brother Terry to upend the duo of Tito Santana and The Junkyard Dog at WM2.
Dusty Rhodes (1-0): The American Dream and his.... girlfriend (?) Sapphire got a historically-surprising victory over Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri at WrestleMania 6.
The Fabulous Moolah (1-0): Another WrestleMania 2 alumnae, she defeated Velvet "No Relation To Drew" McIntyre in her only in-ring appearance at The Show of Shows.
Fandango (1-0): He danced his way to victory, in his WWE debut no less, in a victory over Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather (1-0): Stuntcaster # 3 on our list, who got his only Mania victory over The Big Show.
Hawk (3-0): See also Animal.
Kato (1-0): Huh? Seriously. Yes. The sensitively named Orient Express managed to get a countout win over The Rockers at WM6, giving this masked warrior something to forever brag about.
Kitao (1-0): I know I speak for everyone when I say... who? He and Tenyru defeated Demolition members Smash and Crush at WrestleMania 7.
Lawrence Taylor (1-0): The fourth stuntcaster so far, LT had a better-than-expected appearance against Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event of WrestleMania 11.
Little Beaver (1-0): Yes, that was actually a wrestler's name, and yes, he (along with Hillbilly Jim and The Haiti Kid) actually hold a victory at WrestleMania 3 over the incomparable King Kong Bundy and his band of merry minis.
Marc Mero (1-0): The Wildman and his then-partner Sable got a big win over Luna Vachon and Goldust at the oft-forgotten WrestleMania 14.
Maria Menounos (1-0): A fifth stuntcaster, she and Kelly Kelly were victorious over Beth Phoenix and Eve at WM28.
Michael Cole (1-0): Cole retired from competing at WrestleMania to preserve his perfect record, achieved after coming out on top against Jerry "The King" Lawler in a scientific, back and forth mat classic. Also, sarcasm.
Mo (1-0): He and the late Mabel (Men On A Mission or, if you prefer, MOM) defeated The Quebecers at WrestleMania X. Whoomp, there it is!
Mr. T (2-0): Rowdy Roddy Piper may hate this one, but stuntcaster # 6 won at the first two WrestleManias.
Rick Steiner (1-0): The Dogfaced Gremlin and brother Scott (The Dogfaced Brother?) overpowered The Headshrinkers at WrestleMania 9.
Rob Van Dam (4-0): RVD perhaps has the most impressive streak of anyone on this list. He won the Intercontinental Championship from William Regal (WrestleMania X-8), successfully defended the tag team titles with Booker T (WrestleMania 20), captured the Money The Bank honors (WrestleMania 22) and helped the ECW Originals upend The New Breed (WrestleMania 23). Plus, he could theoretically add a few more W's before calling it a career if he remains on good terms with WWE.
Roman Reigns (1-0): See also Dean Ambrose.
Sable (3-0): Mock her if you must, but Sable was victorious in the aforementioned mixed tag match with Marc Mero, a winner over Tori (who?) when she was Women's Champion, and teamed with Torrie Wilson in an "interpromotional evening gown match" against Stacy Keibler and Miss Jackie.
Sabu (1-0): He was part of the ECW Originals team at WrestleMania 23.
The Sandman (1-0): See also Sabu.
Sapphire (1-0): See also Dusty Rhodes.
Scott Steiner (1-0): See also Rick Steiner.
Seth Rollins (1-0): See also Roman Reigns.
Shane McMahon (2-0): While wins over X-Pac and Vince McMahon seem kind of random, it's still an impressive record. Have to wonder who he knew to get this kind of a push?
Snooki (1-0): Was The Snookster the driving force behind the Snooki-Trish Stratus-John Morrison trio at WrestleMania? Possibly.
Tama (1-0): Teamed with Haku and Bobby Heenan at WrestleMania 4 to overcome Thr British Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware.
Tanaka (1-0): See also Kato.
Tatanka (2-0): Not to be confused with "Tanaka", the Native American eked past Rick Martel at WrestleMania 8 and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 9.
Tenyru (1-0): See also Kitao.
Terri Runnels (1-0) The Ex-Mrs. Goldust overcame The Kat in an unforgettable five-star classic.
Terry Funk (2-0): Terry teamed with brother Dory at WrestleMania 2 and then, as Chainsaw Charlie, teamed with Cactus Jack to overcome The New Age Outlaws at WrestleMania 14.
The Haiti Kid (1-0): See also Little Beaver.
The Miz (3-0): Really? Really. Wins over John Morrison and R-Truth (WM 26), John Cena (WM27) and Team Teddy (WM28).
The Red Rooster (1-0): A win over Bobby Heenan? Cock a doodle doo!
Texas Tornado (1-0): A win over Dino Bravo at WrestleMania 7 was all she wrote.
The Undertaker (21-0): You may have heard of this guy before, but just in case.... he has defeated Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Jake The Snake Roberts, Giant Gonzales, King Kong Bundy, Diesel, Sycho Sid, Kane (x 2), Big Boss Man, Triple H (x 3), Ric Flair, The Big Show and A-Train, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Batista, Edge, Shawn Michaels (x 2) and CM Punk.
Tom Zenk (1-0): From Taker to.... this, the not-yet Z-Man teamed with Rick Martel at WrestleMania 3 to conquer Cowboy Bob Orton and The Magnificent Muraco.
Tommy Dreamer (1-0): See also The Sandman.
Tully Blanchard (1-0): See also Arn Anderson.
Vickie Guerrero (1-0): This is for the Miss WrestleMania pageant....er, battle royale that was held at WrestleMania 25.
Virgil (2-0): Wait.... what? How? Somehow, the autograph signing icon was victorious both against The Million Dollar Man and as part of an eight-man tag team schmozz.
Wendi Richter (1-0): In the very first WrestleMania, Wendi (with Cyndi Lauper in her corner) upended Leilani Kai (with Fabulous Moolah in hers) to win the WWF Women's Championship.
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