WWE names the 50 greatest championship matches in history

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What were the 50 greatest championship matches in the history of WWE? WWE.com breaks it down in its latest list

Ah, the week just wouldn't be right without yet another WWE.com list to get all up in arms over. And what better list than one counting down the top 50 WWE championship matches in the history of the promotion?

Let's get right to it:

50. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, Survivor Series 1997
49. The Miz vs. John Morrison, Monday Night Raw (Jan. 4, 2011)
48. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love, Over the Edge 1998
47. Superstar Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund (Feb. 20, 1978)
46. John Cena vs. Batista, Over the Limit 2010
45. Eddie Guerrero vs. JBL, Great American Bash 2004
44. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan, Over the Limit 2012
43. Bruno Sammartino vs. Ivan Koloff (Jan. 18, 1971)
42. John Cena vs. Triple H, WrestleMania 22
41. Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker, Royal Rumble 1998
40. Mankind vs. The Rock, Royal Rumble 1999
39. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho, Extreme Rules 2012
38. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar, SmackDown (Sept. 16, 2003)
37. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho, Vengeance 2001
36. The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar, SummerSlam 2002
35. Superstar Billy Graham vs. Dusty Rhodes (Oct. 24, 1977)
34. John Cena vs. JBL, Judgement Day 2005
33. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H, SummerSlam 2000
32. Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero, No Way Out 2004
31. Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff, Saturday Night's Main Event (Jan. 3, 1987)
30. The Rock vs. Triple H, Judgement Day 2000
29. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle, Unforgiven 2001
28. CM Punk vs. John Cena, SummerSlam 2011
27. Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase, WrestleMania 4
26. Randy Orton vs. John Cena, Bragging Rights 2009
25. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock, Backlash 1999
24. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho, Monday Night Raw (April 17, 2000)
23. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 19
22. Bruno Sammartino vs. Killer Kowalski (April 29, 1974)
21. Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle vs. The Rock, Vengeance 2002
20. Rey Mysterio vs. John Cena, Monday Night Raw (July 25, 2011)
19. Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker, No Mercy 2002
18. Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan (Jan. 23, 1984)
17. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam, One Night Stand 2006
16. Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind, In Your House (Sept. 22, 1996)
15. Ric Flair vs. Macho Man Randy Savage, WrestleMania 8
14. Edge vs. John Cena, Unforgiven 2006
13. Triple H vs. Cactus Jack, Royal Rumble 2000
12. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart, SummerSlam 1994
11. Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania 5
10. The Rock vs. Mankind, Monday Night Raw (Jan. 4, 1999)
9. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 23
8. Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy, Monday Night Raw (July 1, 2002)
7. Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid, Monday Night Raw (July 11, 1994)
6. Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior, WrestleMania 6
5. Royal Rumble match in 1992
4. John Cena vs. CM Punk, Money in the Bank 2011
3. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania 3
2. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WrestleMania 17
1. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 12

I strongly disagree with number one. Actually, I'm not even sure it should be on the list at all, which says a lot. There are some solid choices here but the order is all out of whack.

Your thoughts?

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