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Every Match at WWE WrestleMania 20 Ranked from Worst to Best

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WrestleMania 20 was a landmark event in WWE history. Held on March 14, 2004, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the event featured some of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

From the highly anticipated return of The Rock to the triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship, WrestleMania 20 had it all.

In this article, we will rank every match at WrestleMania 20 from worst to best, so here we go!

Worst – 12. Playboy Evening Gown match

This match featuring Torrie Wilson, Sable, and Stacy Keibler was nothing more than a poorly executed and fairly sexist spectacle that did nothing to really add to the night.

There’s really nothing else we can say about this apart from DO NOT WATCH.

WON Rating: ¼*

Victoria vs Molly Holly

The way in which WWE was presenting the Women’s division back in 2004 wasn’t great (to say the least), and these two quality performers were only given just under five minutes to produce a match.

It wasn’t much of a bout at all, and sadly is largely forgettable.

WON Rating: *

The Undertaker vs Kane

The Undertaker’s return to his Deadman persona and the storyline surrounding his feud with Kane made this match one of the most anticipated of the night.

Unfortunately, the match was slow, plodding and ultimately, a massive letdown from two veterans of the squared circle. To be fair that is probably underselling it, as it was, in truth, shockingly bad.

WON Rating: *¼

Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar

This match was billed as the ultimate clash between two powerhouses, and boy, did it disappoint.

Fans knew before the match that both Goldberg and Brock Lesnar were leaving the company after the event, and they were critical of both men through this lacklustre contest.

Thankfully, Stone Cold Steve Austin saved it…sort of…by dishing out stunners at the end.

WON Rating: *¼

John Cena vs Big Show

While John Cena’s victory over Big Show was impressive, this match was largely forgettable and lacked the excitement of other matches on the card.

Still, it was a big moment for Cena at that point in his career, getting the US Title in a match against an established name like Show.

WON Rating: *¼

Cruiserweight Open

This fast-paced match featuring a variety of cruiserweight wrestlers was a great way to showcase the talent in the division.

While nowhere near the doldrums of some of the other matches on the card, it was a bit meh overall and not really that memorable.

WON Rating: **½

Christian vs Chris Jericho

This back-and-forth match between Christian and Chris Jericho was a highlight of the night, with both wrestlers showing off their technical skills and ability to tell a story in the ring.

The ending is also pretty great, and if you haven’t seen it then you should check it out on Peacock or WWE Network.

WON Rating: ***½

The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection vs Evolution

This match featured the tag team of The Rock and Mick Foley against Evolution (Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton) in a 3-on-2 match.

It was entertaining and fans were happy to get a one-night return of The Great One, compared to some of the terrible matches we’ve already listed here this stands out as above average.

WON Rating: ***¾

Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle

This match for the WWE Championship was a technical masterpiece, with both Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle putting on a clinic of in-ring psychology and athleticism.

The high stakes and emotional story surrounding Guerrero’s journey to the top made this match one of the most memorable of the night.

WON Rating: ****

Best – Triple H vs Chris Benoit vs Shawn Michaels

The main event of WrestleMania 20 was a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship featuring Triple H, Chris Benoit, and Shawn Michaels.

The emotional story surrounding Benoit’s quest to win the championship and the technical skill and intensity of all three wrestlers made this match an instant classic and one of the most incredible WrestleMania main events of all time.

WON Rating: ****¾

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Jake Skudder
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