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Almost six years ago, it looked like Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose had a chance to main event Hell in a Cell 2014 over the latest iteration of John Cena versus Randy Orton.

Neither Rollins nor Ambrose had ever headlined a WWE pay-per-view (PPV) event in a singles match prior to that night, so I did some research to find out how often WWE main evented a card with a 1-on-1 match featuring two main event rookies. It was a rare occurrence in WWE history.

I have always been particularly fascinated with who WWE chooses for 1-on-1 main event matches. Plenty of mid and upper card guys can sneak into multi-man main events like Elimination Chamber matches, but it’s usually much harder to earn that 1-on-1 main event spot in Vince McMahon’s eyes. Maybe the rules have changed a bit over these last several years with PPV buyrates taking a backseat to WWE Network subscriptions, but it’s a detail that I think is still interesting and worth paying attention to.

In early 2018, I updated a lot of these numbers and concepts related to PPV main events that I initially discussed in late 2014. It’s now time to update the data again, with information that is accurate as of Backlash 2020, which just took place earlier this week (June 14).

By my count, WWE has aired 373 total PPV events starting with WrestleMania in 1985, excluding NXT events and UK-exclusive shows. This counts each night of WrestleMania 36 as a separate event with its own main event. Each of the 373 cards has exactly one main event match, with Money in the Bank 2020 being the lone exception. WWE concurrently ran two separate Money in the Bank ladder matches during the final segment of that show, so that card has two main event matches. Therefore the 373 total PPV events have included 374 total main event matches.

The main event match is defined here as the final match of the night, excluding Money in the Bank cash-ins or whatever that crap was Hulk Hogan pulled at WrestleMania 9. This means that Chris Jericho versus Triple H is the main event of WrestleMania 18 rather than Hulk Hogan versus The Rock. I am not interested in falling down the slippery slope of subjectively assessing which match had the heaviest promotion by the company or featured the most star power, so I’m keeping this simple and just using the final match of the night as the main event, including any tournament finals that closed out the night.

My definition of a “main event rookie” is a wrestler who has never headlined a WWE PPV in a one-on-one match. Similarly, a “main event veteran” is a wrestler who has headlined at least one WWE PPV in a one-on-one match.

Main Event Match Types

With that in mind, here is a breakdown of the match types that comprise those 374 main event matches. Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns from WrestleMania 31 counts as a 1-on-1 match on this list rather than the triple threat it eventually turned into once Rollins cashed in. There have been 238 different 1-on-1 matches (denoted as “1 vs. 1” in the list below) out of 374 total main event matches.

  • 238: 1 vs. 1
  • 28: Royal Rumble match
  • 27: 1 vs. 1 vs. 1
  • 17: 2 vs. 2
  • 14: Elimination Chamber match
  • 11: 4-way (singles)
  • 8: 5 vs. 5
  • 8: Group ladder match
  • 5: 3 vs. 3
  • 4: 4 vs. 4
  • 4: 6-way (singles)
  • 2: 1 vs. 2
  • 2: 3 vs. 5
  • 2: 5-way (singles)
  • 1: 7 vs. 7
  • 1: 2 vs. 5
  • 1: 2 vs. 3
  • 1: Scramble match

For the rest of this article I am only going to focus on the 238 one-on-one main event matches that have occurred. The full list of 238 matches is included at the bottom of this article.

The List of Main Event Veterans

These 238 main event matches have featured just 81 different competitors across roughly 35 years. Here is the full list of the current 81 main event veterans, sorted by how many of the 238 main event matches they each competed in:

  • 42 matches: Undertaker
  • 39 matches: John Cena
  • 31 matches: Triple H
  • 25 matches: Brock Lesnar
  • 23 matches: Randy Orton
  • 21 matches: Shawn Michaels
  • 20 matches: Steve Austin
  • 17 matches: The Rock
  • 15 matches: Roman Reigns
  • 14 matches: Bret Hart, Seth Rollins
  • 11 matches: Hulk Hogan, Batista
  • 10 matches: CM Punk, Edge
  • 8 matches: Diesel
  • 7 matches: Sid, Angle, Ambrose, Bryan, Goldberg
  • 6 matches: Foley, Jericho, JBL, Styles
  • 5 matches: Bulldog, Kane, Wyatt
  • 4 matches: Yokozuna, Big Show, Jeff Hardy, Owens, Strowman
  • 3 matches: Savage, Benoit, Booker T, Guerrero, Barrett, Mahal
  • 2 matches: Warrior, Bigelow, Vince, Henry, Mysterio, Khali, Miz, Ryback, Sheamus, Joe, Ziggler
  • 1 match: JYD, Bundy, Andre, DiBiase, Rude, Slaughter, Luger, Piper, Lawler, Fake Undertaker, Lawrence Taylor, Mabel, Goldust, Vader, Faarooq, Shamrock, Flair, RVD, Umaga, Lashley, Truth, Del Rio, Laurinaitis, Sting, Sasha, Charlotte, Shane, Rousey, Bella, Corbin, McIntyre

Main Event Debuts

Here is the complete list of each superstar’s initial one-on-one main event match on PPV, in chronological order.

The number in parentheses next to the wrestler’s name is the PPV’s rank in chronological order out of all 373 events. For example, Ronda Rousey has a 349 next to her name because Evolution was the 349th PPV that WWE hosted out of all 373 PPV events in this study.

  1. Randy Savage (2): November 1985, versus Junkyard Dog
  2. Junkyard Dog (2): November 1985, versus Randy Savage
  3. Hulk Hogan (3): April 1986, versus King Kong Bundy
  4. King Kong Bundy (3): April 1986, versus Hulk Hogan
  5. Andre the Giant (4): March 1987, versus Hulk Hogan
  6. Ted DiBiase (6): March 1988, versus Randy Savage
  7. Ultimate Warrior (15): April 1990, versus Hulk Hogan
  8. Ravishing Rick Rude (16): August 1990, versus Ultimate Warrior
  9. Sgt. Slaughter (19): March 1991, versus Hulk Hogan
  10. The Undertaker (22): December 1991, versus Hulk Hogan
  11. Sid Justice (24): April 1992, versus Hulk Hogan
  12. Bret Hart (25): August 1992, versus British Bulldog
  13. British Bulldog (25): August 1992, versus Bret Hart
  14. Shawn Michaels (26): November 1992, versus Bret Hart
  15. Yokozuna (28): April 1993, versus Bret Hart
  16. Bam Bam Bigelow (29): June 1993, versus Bret Hart
  17. Lex Luger (30): August 1993, versus Yokozuna
  18. Roddy Piper (34): June 1994, versus Jerry Lawler
  19. Jerry Lawler (34): June 1994, versus Roddy Piper
  20. Fake Undertaker (35): August 1994, versus Undertaker
  21. Lawrence Taylor (38): April 1995, versus Bam Bam Bigelow
  22. Diesel (39): May 1995, versus Sycho Sid
  23. Mabel (42): August 1995, versus Diesel
  24. Goldust (52): May 1996, versus Undertaker
  25. Vader (55): August 1996, versus Shawn Michaels
  26. Mankind (56): September 1996, versus Shawn Michaels
  27. Steve Austin (63): April 1997, versus Bret Hart
  28. Faarooq (65): June 1997, versus Undertaker
  29. Ken Shamrock (71): December 1997, versus Shawn Michaels
  30. Kane (77): June 1998, versus Steve Austin
  31. The Rock (82): November 1998, versus Mankind
  32. Mr. McMahon (85): February 1999, versus Steve Austin
  33. Triple H (93): October 1999, versus Steve Austin
  34. Chris Benoit (102): July 2000, versus The Rock
  35. Kurt Angle (105): October 2000, versus The Rock
  36. Booker T (115): August 2001, versus The Rock
  37. Chris Jericho (119): December 2001, versus Steve Austin
  38. Brock Lesnar (127): August 2002, versus The Rock
  39. Goldberg (135): April 2003, versus The Rock
  40. Big Show (136): May 2003, versus Brock Lesnar
  41. Eddie Guerrero (145): February 2004, versus Brock Lesnar
  42. John Bradshaw Layfield (148): May 2004, versus Eddie Guerrero
  43. Randy Orton (152): August 2004, versus Chris Benoit
  44. Ric Flair (155): October 2004, versus Randy Orton
  45. Batista (161): April 2005, versus Triple H
  46. John Cena (163): May 2005, versus John Bradshaw Layfield
  47. Mark Henry (174): January 2006, versus Kurt Angle
  48. Rey Mysterio (178): May 2006, versus John Bradshaw Layfield
  49. Rob Van Dam (179): June 2006, versus John Cena
  50. Edge (182): August 2006, versus John Cena
  51. Umaga (189): January 2007, versus John Cena
  52. The Great Khali (194): May 2007, versus John Cena
  53. Bobby Lashley (197): July 2007, versus John Cena
  54. Jeff Hardy (222): May 2009, versus Edge
  55. CM Punk (225): July 2009, versus Jeff Hardy
  56. Sheamus (238): July 2010, versus John Cena
  57. Wade Barrett (242): October 2010, versus Randy Orton
  58. The Miz (247): April 2011, versus John Cena
  59. R-Truth (250): June 2011, versus John Cena
  60. Alberto Del Rio (255): October 2011, versus John Cena
  61. John Laurinaitis (262): May 2012, versus John Cena
  62. Ryback (267): October 2012, versus CM Punk
  63. Dolph Ziggler (269): December 2012: versus John Cena
  64. Daniel Bryan (276): August 2013, versus John Cena
  65. Seth Rollins (291): October 2014, versus Dean Ambrose
  66. Dean Ambrose (291): October 2014, versus Seth Rollins
  67. Bray Wyatt (293): December 2014, versus Dean Ambrose
  68. Roman Reigns (295): February 2015, versus Daniel Bryan
  69. Sting (303): September 2015, versus Seth Rollins
  70. AJ Styles (310): May 2016, versus Roman Reigns
  71. Kevin Owens (316): September 2016, versus Seth Rollins
  72. Sasha Banks (318): October 2016, versus Charlotte Flair
  73. Charlotte Flair (318): October 2016, versus Sasha Banks
  74. Braun Strowman (326): April 2017, versus Roman Reigns
  75. Jinder Mahal (327): May 2017, versus Randy Orton
  76. Samoa Joe (330): July 2017, versus Brock Lesnar
  77. Shane McMahon (334): October 2017, versus Kevin Owens
  78. Ronda Rousey (349): October 2018, versus Nikki Bella
  79. Nikki Bella (349): October 2018, versus Ronda Rousey
  80. Baron Corbin (359): June 2019, versus Seth Rollins
  81. Drew McIntyre (371): April 2020, versus Brock Lesnar

Breaking In The Rookies

These 81 superstars made their PPV main event debuts across 74 different matches. There have been 7 matches that featured two main event rookies going against one another, so removing those matches leaves 67 remaining matches where a main event veteran was used as the foil for the wrestler making his main event debut. There are no women in these 67 matches; the 4 women who are included in the list of 81 main event veterans have never main evented a second pay-per-view.

So here is the list of how many main event rookies each established veteran broke in to the main event scene. The parentheses include the names of the all main event rookies that they broke in. It might seem ridiculous to characterize WCW main eventers like Goldberg and Ric Flair as main event rookies, but I humbly request that you just sit there and Deal With It!

  • 12 - John Cena (RVD, Edge, Umaga, Khali, Lashley, Sheamus, Miz, Truth, ADR, Laurinaitis, Ziggler, Bryan)
  • 5 - Hulk Hogan (Andre, Warrior, Slaughter, Undertaker, Sid)
  • 5 - The Rock (Benoit, Angle, Booker T, Lesnar, Goldberg)
  • 4 - Bret Hart (HBK, Yokozuna, Bigelow, Austin)
  • 4 - Steve Austin (Kane, Mr. McMahon, Triple H, Jericho)
  • 4 - Brock Lesnar (Big Show, Guerrero, Joe, McIntyre)
  • 3 - Undertaker (Fake Undertaker, Goldust, Faarooq)
  • 3 - Shawn Michaels (Vader, Mankind, Shamrock)
  • 3 - Randy Orton (Flair, Barrett, Mahal)
  • 3 - Seth Rollins (Sting, Owens, Corbin)
  • 2 - John Bradshaw Layfield (Cena, Mysterio)
  • 2 - Roman Reigns (Styles, Strowman)
  • 1 - Randy Savage (DiBiase)
  • 1 - Ultimate Warrior (Rude)
  • 1 - Yokozuna (Luger)
  • 1 - Bam Bam Bigelow (Lawrence Taylor)
  • 1 - Sid (Diesel)
  • 1 - Diesel (Mabel)
  • 1 - Mankind (The Rock)
  • 1 - Eddie Guerrero (JBL)
  • 1 - Chris Benoit (Orton)
  • 1 - Triple H (Batista)
  • 1 - Kurt Angle (Henry)
  • 1 - Edge (Hardy)
  • 1 - Jeff Hardy (Punk)
  • 1 - CM Punk (Ryback)
  • 1 - Dean Ambrose (Wyatt)
  • 1 - Daniel Bryan (Reigns)
  • 1 - Kevin Owens (Shane)

Main Event Rematches

Of course with 238 main event matches featuring only 81 wrestlers, that means there have been plenty of rematches. Here is the full list of the these main event matches that have occurred at least twice:

  • 6 matches: Austin vs. Undertaker
  • 5 matches: Triple H vs. Orton, Lesnar vs. Undertaker
  • 4 matches: Undertaker vs. HBK
  • 3 matches:
    Cena vs. Lesnar/Orton/Edge/Punk
    Edge vs. Undertaker
    Bret vs. HBK
    Austin vs. Rock
    Triple H vs. Batista
    Orton vs. Bryan
    Rollins vs. Ambrose
    Reigns vs. Lesnar
  • 2 matches:
    Triple H vs. HBK/Austin/Rock/Goldberg/Cena/Lesnar/Undertaker
    Undertaker vs. Hogan/Bret/Kane/Batista
    Cena vs. Rock/Batista/Khali/Miz
    Bret vs. Bulldog/Yokozuna/Diesel
    HBK vs. Sid/Bulldog
    Austin vs. DudeLove/Jericho
    Rock vs. Angle/Punk
    Hardy vs. Edge/Punk
    Orton vs. Barrett/Mahal
    Rollins vs. Lesnar/Wyatt
    Styles vs. Ambrose/Reigns
    Sid vs. Diesel
    Reigns vs. Strowman

Miscellaneous Thoughts

When I first researched this concept almost six years ago (Oct. 2014), Undertaker had 36 one-on-one main event matches and John Cena had 39. John Cena has not increased his number at all since then. His last such match was at Night of Champions 2014 against Brock Lesnar. Meanwhile the Undertaker has brought his total all the way up to 42 matches.

Those two men have combined to appear in 81 of these 238 matches (34.0%) with zero overlap, meaning Cena and Undertaker have somehow never wrestled each other in a one-on-one match in the main event of a WWE PPV.

Triple H has wrestled in 31 of these main event matches, and four of his matches also included Cena or Undertaker. So when you add his remaining 27 main events onto the 81 from Cena and Undertaker, that means these 3 men have combined to headline 108 out of these 238 matches (45.4%).

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose did indeed go on to headline Hell in a Cell 2014, and in doing so became just the 5th match on this list to feature two main event rookies. Sasha Banks versus Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell 2016 became the 6th such match, and they were joined by Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella at Evolution (2018). That’s where things currently stand on that front, with 7 total matches out of 238 main events featuring two main event rookies.

Those four women (Banks, Flair, Rousey, Bella) are the only women who have ever wrestled in a one-on-one main event match on WWE PPV. It looked like Becky Lynch was going to join this list at WrestleMania 35 in a match against Ronda Rousey, but WWE later turned the main event of that card into a triple threat match by adding in Charlotte Flair. That disqualified it from making the list of one-on-one main event matches. Lynch’s absence from the list sticks out like a sore thumb. This is a strong reminder that it’s still incredibly difficult for women to main event a WWE PPV in a one-on-one match, especially when men are also wrestling on the card.

Kofi Kingston is also nowhere to be found on the list. He had a lengthy reign as WWE champion for half of 2019, but WWE never put him in a PPV main event of any kind during that time, let alone a one-on-one main event match.

One of those main event matches that took place during Kingston’s WWE championship reign was Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin at Stomping Grounds 2019. So yes, Baron Corbin is on this list of WWE main event matches, but Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston are not.

The Miz appeared in two of these 238 matches (against John Cena) in April and May 2011, but the A-Lister has yet to make it back since then. That main event drought has surpassed nine years, with no end in sight.

Jinder Mahal has wrestled in three of these 238 matches.

None of the Shield members were on this list of main event matches when I first wrote about it back in October 2014. There have been 52 new main event matches added to the list since then, and at least one Shield member wrestled in 31 of those matches.

However, Dean Ambrose last appeared on the list in December 2016 (and is no longer in WWE), and Roman Reigns’ most recent main event match was in September 2018. That means Reigns has not wrestled in a one-on-one main event match on PPV since he returned to WWE in February 2019, following his cancer diagnosis in October 2018. Seth Rollins did wrestle in five of these 238 matches in 2019, but has yet to appear in one in 2020.

When I first wrote about this topic in October 2014, Brock Lesnar wrestled in 12 such main event matches. Since then his total has increased all the way up to 25 total matches, vaulting past legends like Bret Hart, The Rock, and Steve Austin.

Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar are the only wrestlers since October 2014 who have broken in more than one main event rookie.

The only years where a main event debut did not take place were 1989 and 2008.

That being said, very few new names have joined the list since the start of 2018. Four people were added to the list since the start of 2018 - Ronda Rousey, Nikki Bella, Baron Corbin, and Drew McIntyre. Nikki Bella is already retired from the ring. Rousey has been on hiatus for over a year. I think it’s fair to say that not many people regard Corbin as a main event level star, despite his lone main event match on this list. It’s too early in McIntyre’s run to know how he will fare. This looks to me like a pretty damning sign of WWE’s inability to create new stars.

Since the start of 2019, five different wrestlers have appeared in more than one of these main event matches. That includes Seth Rollins (5 matches), Bray Wyatt (3), Goldberg (2), Undertaker (2), and Brock Lesnar (2).

Full Match Listing

Finally, I’m going to include a table with the full listing of all 238 matches. But first, here is an explanation of all the column headers in the table:

  • Event Number: This is where the match ranks in chronological order out of all 373 PPV events. There are plenty of gaps here because this list only includes the 238 one-on-one main events, rather than all 374 main event matches.
  • Event Name: All PPV cards have a name like Extreme Rules or Survivor Series. For In Your House events, I only used a basic numbering system rather than the whole name like St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
  • Month: This is the month that the event took place in, such as August for SummerSlam.
  • Year: This is the year the event took place in, such as 2004 for WrestleMania 20.
  • Wrestler 1: Each match includes two wrestlers. “Wrestler 1” is the one who had more one-on-one main event matches under their belt coming into the match. In the event of a tie, a coin was flipped to determine “Wrestler 1”.
  • Wrestler 2: Each match includes two wrestlers. “Wrestler 2” is the one who had fewer one-on-one main event matches under their belt coming into the match, or otherwise failed to qualify as Wrestler 1, as described above.
  • Main Events 1: This is the main event number of the listed match for Wrestler 1. So, Undertaker has “42” listed for WrestleMania 36 Night One, because his Boneyard Match against AJ Styles was his 42nd one-on-one main event match on the list.
  • Main Events 2: This is the main event number of the listed match for Wrestler 2. So, AJ Styles has “6” listed for WrestleMania 36 Night One, because that was his 6th one-on-one main event match on the list.
  • Combined: This is the sum of “Main Events 1” and “Main Events 2.” You can sort by this column to see which matches included two wrestlers with the most or least combined main events on their record right after the match ended. The “Combined” value for Undertaker versus Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 26 is “56” because that match was Undertaker’s 35th main event and Shawn Michaels’ 21st main event. The sum of those two values is 56.
  • In addition to sorting by columns, you can type a name in the search box like “Orton” or “WrestleMania” to filter the table down to entries that include those specific terms. Please keep in mind that some wrestlers like Mick Foley may have their matches listed across multiple gimmicks like “Mankind” and “Dude Love.” Other terms like “Flair” may result in entries from multiple wrestlers, in this case Charlotte Flair and Ric Flair. The term “Rock” will result in entries from The Rock, Brock Lesnar, and Ken Shamrock. However, typing in “The Rock” will eliminate Lesnar and Shamrock’s entries from the search results.

With that out of the way, here is the full listing of all 238 main event matches:

Every 1-on-1 main event match on WWE PPV through June 2020

Event Number Event Name Month Year Wrestler 1 Wrestler 2 Main Events 1 Main Events 2 Combined
Event Number Event Name Month Year Wrestler 1 Wrestler 2 Main Events 1 Main Events 2 Combined
2 The Wrestling Classic 11 - Nov 1985 Randy Savage Junkyard Dog 1 1 2
3 WrestleMania 2 4 - Apr 1986 Hulk Hogan King Kong Bundy 1 1 2
4 WrestleMania 3 3 - Mar 1987 Hulk Hogan Andre the Giant 2 1 3
6 WrestleMania 4 3 - Mar 1988 Randy Savage Ted DiBiase 2 1 3
10 WrestleMania 5 4 - Apr 1989 Hulk Hogan Randy Savage 3 3 6
15 WrestleMania 6 4 - Apr 1990 Hulk Hogan Ultimate Warrior 4 1 5
16 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1990 Ultimate Warrior Rick Rude 2 1 3
19 WrestleMania 7 3 - Mar 1991 Hulk Hogan Sgt. Slaughter 5 1 6
22 This Tuesday in Texas 12 - Dec 1991 Hulk Hogan Undertaker 6 1 7
24 WrestleMania 8 4 - Apr 1992 Hulk Hogan Sid Justice 7 1 8
25 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1992 Bret Hart British Bulldog 1 1 2
26 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1992 Bret Hart Shawn Michaels 2 1 3
28 WrestleMania 9 4 - Apr 1993 Bret Hart Yokozuna 3 1 4
29 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 1993 Bret Hart Bam Bam Bigelow 4 1 5
30 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1993 Yokozuna Lex Luger 2 1 3
33 WrestleMania 10 3 - Mar 1994 Bret Hart Yokozuna 5 3 8
34 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 1994 Roddy Piper Jerry Lawler 1 1 2
35 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1994 Undertaker Fake Undertaker 2 1 3
36 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1994 Yokozuna Undertaker 4 3 7
38 WrestleMania 11 4 - Apr 1995 Bam Bam Bigelow Lawrence Taylor 2 1 3
39 In Your House 1 5 - May 1995 Sycho Sid Diesel 2 1 3
41 In Your House 2 7 - Jul 1995 Sycho Sid Diesel 3 2 5
42 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1995 Diesel King Mabel 3 1 4
44 In Your House 4 10 - Oct 1995 Diesel British Bulldog 4 2 6
45 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1995 Bret Hart Diesel 6 5 11
46 In Your House 5 12 - Dec 1995 Bret Hart British Bulldog 7 3 10
47 Royal Rumble 1 - Jan 1996 Bret Hart Undertaker 8 4 12
48 In Your House 6 2 - Feb 1996 Bret Hart Diesel 9 6 15
49 WrestleMania 12 3 - Mar 1996 Bret Hart Shawn Michaels 10 2 12
50 In Your House 7 4 - Apr 1996 Diesel Shawn Michaels 7 3 10
51 In Your House 8-1 5 - May 1996 Shawn Michaels British Bulldog 4 4 8
52 In Your House 8-2 5 - May 1996 Undertaker Goldust 5 1 6
53 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 1996 Shawn Michaels British Bulldog 5 5 10
55 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1996 Shawn Michaels Vader 6 1 7
56 In Your House 10 9 - Sep 1996 Shawn Michaels Mankind 7 1 8
57 In Your House 11 10 - Oct 1996 Undertaker Mankind 6 2 8
58 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1996 Shawn Michaels Sycho Sid 8 4 12
59 In Your House 12 12 - Dec 1996 Bret Hart Sycho Sid 11 5 16
60 Royal Rumble 1 - Jan 1997 Shawn Michaels Sycho Sid 9 6 15
62 WrestleMania 13 3 - Mar 1997 Undertaker Sycho Sid 7 7 14
63 In Your House 14 4 - Apr 1997 Bret Hart Steve Austin 12 1 13
64 In Your House 15 5 - May 1997 Undertaker Steve Austin 8 2 10
65 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 1997 Undertaker Faarooq 9 1 10
67 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1997 Bret Hart Undertaker 13 10 23
68 In Your House 17 9 - Sep 1997 Undertaker Shawn Michaels 11 10 21
69 In Your House 18 10 - Oct 1997 Undertaker Shawn Michaels 12 11 23
70 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1997 Bret Hart Shawn Michaels 14 12 26
71 In Your House 19 12 - Dec 1997 Shawn Michaels Ken Shamrock 13 1 14
72 Royal Rumble 1 - Jan 1998 Shawn Michaels Undertaker 14 13 27
74 WrestleMania 14 3 - Mar 1998 Shawn Michaels Steve Austin 15 3 18
75 In Your House 21 4 - Apr 1998 Steve Austin Dude Love 4 3 7
76 In Your House 22 5 - May 1998 Steve Austin Dude Love 5 4 9
77 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 1998 Steve Austin Kane 6 1 7
79 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 1998 Undertaker Steve Austin 14 7 21
81 In Your House 25 10 - Oct 1998 Undertaker Kane 15 2 17
82 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 1998 Mankind The Rock 5 1 6
83 In Your House 26 12 - Dec 1998 Undertaker Steve Austin 16 8 24
85 In Your House 27 2 - Feb 1999 Steve Austin Vince McMahon 9 1 10
86 WrestleMania 15 3 - Mar 1999 Steve Austin The Rock 10 2 12
87 In Your House 28 4 - Apr 1999 Steve Austin The Rock 11 3 14
88 Over the Edge 5 - May 1999 Undertaker Steve Austin 17 12 29
90 Fully Loaded 7 - Jul 1999 Undertaker Steve Austin 18 13 31
93 No Mercy 10 - Oct 1999 Steve Austin Triple H 14 1 15
95 Armageddon 12 - Dec 1999 Triple H Vince McMahon 2 2 4
97 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2000 Cactus Jack Triple H 6 3 9
99 Backlash 4 - Apr 2000 Triple H The Rock 4 4 8
100 Judgment Day 5 - May 2000 Triple H The Rock 5 5 10
102 Fully Loaded 7 - Jul 2000 The Rock Chris Benoit 6 1 7
105 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2000 The Rock Kurt Angle 7 1 8
106 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2000 Steve Austin Triple H 15 6 21
109 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2001 The Rock Kurt Angle 8 2 10
110 WrestleMania 17 4 - Apr 2001 Steve Austin The Rock 16 9 25
112 Judgment Day 5 - May 2001 Undertaker Steve Austin 19 17 36
115 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2001 The Rock Booker T 10 1 11
116 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2001 Steve Austin Kurt Angle 18 3 21
119 Vengeance 12 - Dec 2001 Steve Austin Chris Jericho 19 1 20
121 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2002 Steve Austin Chris Jericho 20 2 22
122 WrestleMania 18 3 - Mar 2002 Triple H Chris Jericho 7 3 10
123 Backlash 4 - Apr 2002 Triple H Hulk Hogan 8 8 16
124 Judgment Day 5 - May 2002 Undertaker Hulk Hogan 20 9 29
125 King of the Ring 6 - Jun 2002 Undertaker Triple H 21 9 30
127 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2002 The Rock Brock Lesnar 11 1 12
128 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2002 Undertaker Brock Lesnar 22 2 24
129 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2002 Undertaker Brock Lesnar 23 3 26
131 Armageddon 12 - Dec 2002 Shawn Michaels Triple H 16 10 26
133 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2003 The Rock Hulk Hogan 12 10 22
134 WrestleMania 19 3 - Mar 2003 Brock Lesnar Kurt Angle 4 4 8
135 Backlash 4 - Apr 2003 The Rock Goldberg 13 1 14
136 Judgment Day 5 - May 2003 Brock Lesnar Big Show 5 1 6
137 Bad Blood 6 - Jun 2003 Triple H Kevin Nash 11 8 19
140 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2003 Triple H Goldberg 12 2 14
141 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2003 Undertaker Brock Lesnar 24 6 30
142 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2003 Triple H Goldberg 13 3 16
145 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2004 Brock Lesnar Eddie Guerrero 7 1 8
148 Judgment Day 5 - May 2004 Eddie Guerrero JBL 2 1 3
149 Bad Blood 6 - Jun 2004 Shawn Michaels Triple H 17 14 31
151 Vengeance 7 - Jul 2004 Triple H Chris Benoit 15 2 17
152 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2004 Chris Benoit Randy Orton 3 1 4
153 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2004 Triple H Randy Orton 16 2 18
154 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2004 Undertaker JBL 25 2 27
155 Taboo Tuesday 10 - Oct 2004 Randy Orton Ric Flair 3 1 4
160 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2005 JBL Big Show 3 2 5
161 WrestleMania 21 4 - Apr 2005 Triple H Batista 17 1 18
162 Backlash 5 - May 2005 Triple H Batista 18 2 20
163 Judgment Day 5 - May 2005 JBL John Cena 4 1 5
165 Vengeance 6 - Jun 2005 Triple H Batista 19 3 22
166 Great American Bash 7 - Jul 2005 JBL Batista 5 4 9
167 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2005 Shawn Michaels Hulk Hogan 18 11 29
168 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2005 Kurt Angle John Cena 5 2 7
169 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2005 Batista Eddie Guerrero 5 3 8
172 Armageddon 12 - Dec 2005 Undertaker Randy Orton 26 4 30
174 Royal Rumble 1 - Jan 2006 Kurt Angle Mark Henry 6 1 7
175 No Way Out 2 - Feb 2006 Undertaker Kurt Angle 27 7 34
176 WrestleMania 22 4 - Apr 2006 Triple H John Cena 20 3 23
178 Judgment Day 5 - May 2006 JBL Rey Mysterio 6 1 7
179 One Night Stand 6 - Jun 2006 John Cena Rob Van Dam 4 1 5
181 Great American Bash 7 - Jul 2006 King Booker Rey Mysterio 2 2 4
182 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2006 John Cena Edge 5 1 6
183 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2006 John Cena Edge 6 2 8
186 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2006 Batista King Booker 6 3 9
189 New Year's Revolution 1 - Jan 2007 John Cena Umaga 7 1 8
192 WrestleMania 23 4 - Apr 2007 Shawn Michaels John Cena 19 8 27
194 Judgment Day 5 - May 2007 John Cena Great Khali 9 1 10
195 One Night Stand 6 - Jun 2007 John Cena Great Khali 10 2 12
197 Great American Bash 7 - Jul 2007 John Cena Bobby Lashley 11 1 12
198 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2007 John Cena Randy Orton 12 5 17
199 Unforgiven 9 - Sep 2007 Undertaker Mark Henry 28 2 30
200 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2007 Triple H Randy Orton 21 6 27
201 Cyber Sunday 10 - Oct 2007 Undertaker Batista 29 7 36
202 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2007 Undertaker Batista 30 8 38
206 WrestleMania 24 3 - Mar 2008 Undertaker Edge 31 3 34
208 Judgment Day 5 - May 2008 Triple H Randy Orton 22 7 29
209 One Night Stand 6 - Jun 2008 Undertaker Edge 32 4 36
210 Night of Champions 6 - Jun 2008 Triple H John Cena 23 13 36
211 Great American Bash 7 - Jul 2008 Triple H Edge 24 5 29
212 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2008 Undertaker Edge 33 6 39
214 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2008 Shawn Michaels Chris Jericho 20 4 24
215 Cyber Sunday 10 - Oct 2008 Batista Chris Jericho 9 5 14
216 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2008 John Cena Chris Jericho 14 6 20
220 WrestleMania 25 4 - Apr 2009 Triple H Randy Orton 25 8 33
221 Backlash 4 - Apr 2009 John Cena Edge 15 7 22
222 Judgment Day 5 - May 2009 Edge Jeff Hardy 8 1 9
223 Extreme Rules 6 - Jun 2009 Edge Jeff Hardy 9 2 11
224 The Bash 6 - Jun 2009 Triple H Randy Orton 26 9 35
225 Night of Champions 7 - Jul 2009 Jeff Hardy CM Punk 3 1 4
226 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2009 Jeff Hardy CM Punk 4 2 6
227 Breaking Point 9 - Sep 2009 Undertaker CM Punk 34 3 37
229 Bragging Rights 10 - Oct 2009 John Cena Randy Orton 16 10 26
234 WrestleMania 26 3 - Mar 2010 Undertaker Shawn Michaels 35 21 56
235 Extreme Rules 4 - Apr 2010 John Cena Batista 17 10 27
236 Over the Limit 5 - May 2010 John Cena Batista 18 11 29
238 Money in the Bank 7 - Jul 2010 John Cena Sheamus 19 1 20
241 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2010 Undertaker Kane 36 3 39
242 Bragging Rights 10 - Oct 2010 Randy Orton Wade Barrett 11 1 12
243 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2010 Randy Orton Wade Barrett 12 2 14
244 TLC 12 - Dec 2010 John Cena Wade Barrett 20 3 23
247 WrestleMania 27 4 - Apr 2011 John Cena The Miz 21 1 22
249 Over the Limit 5 - May 2011 John Cena The Miz 22 2 24
250 Capitol Punishment 6 - Jun 2011 John Cena R-Truth 23 1 24
251 Money in the Bank 7 - Jul 2011 John Cena CM Punk 24 4 28
252 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2011 John Cena CM Punk 25 5 30
253 Night of Champions 9 - Sep 2011 Triple H CM Punk 27 6 33
255 Vengeance 10 - Oct 2011 John Cena Alberto Del Rio 26 1 27
259 Elimination Chamber 2 - Feb 2012 John Cena Kane 27 4 31
260 WrestleMania 28 4 - Apr 2012 John Cena The Rock 28 14 42
261 Extreme Rules 4 - Apr 2012 John Cena Brock Lesnar 29 8 37
262 Over the Limit 5 - May 2012 John Cena John Laurinaitis 30 1 31
263 No Way Out 6 - Jun 2012 John Cena Big Show 31 3 34
265 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2012 Triple H Brock Lesnar 28 9 37
266 Night of Champions 9 - Sep 2012 John Cena CM Punk 32 7 39
267 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2012 CM Punk Ryback 8 1 9
269 TLC 12 - Dec 2012 John Cena Dolph Ziggler 33 1 34
270 Royal Rumble 1 - Jan 2013 The Rock CM Punk 15 9 24
271 Elimination Chamber 2 - Feb 2013 The Rock CM Punk 16 10 26
272 WrestleMania 29 4 - Apr 2013 John Cena The Rock 34 17 51
273 Extreme Rules 5 - May 2013 Triple H Brock Lesnar 29 10 39
274 Payback 6 - Jun 2013 John Cena Ryback 35 2 37
276 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2013 John Cena Daniel Bryan 36 1 37
277 Night of Champions 9 - Sep 2013 Randy Orton Daniel Bryan 13 2 15
278 Battleground 10 - Oct 2013 Randy Orton Daniel Bryan 14 3 17
279 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2013 Randy Orton Daniel Bryan 15 4 19
280 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2013 Randy Orton Big Show 16 4 20
281 TLC 12 - Dec 2013 John Cena Randy Orton 37 17 54
285 Extreme Rules 5 - May 2014 Daniel Bryan Kane 5 5 10
289 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2014 John Cena Brock Lesnar 38 11 49
290 Night of Champions 9 - Sep 2014 John Cena Brock Lesnar 39 12 51
291 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2014 Seth Rollins Dean Ambrose 1 1 2
293 TLC 12 - Dec 2014 Dean Ambrose Bray Wyatt 2 1 3
295 Fastlane 2 - Feb 2015 Daniel Bryan Roman Reigns 6 1 7
296 WrestleMania 31 3 - Mar 2015 Brock Lesnar Roman Reigns 13 2 15
297 Extreme Rules 4 - Apr 2015 Randy Orton Seth Rollins 18 2 20
299 Elimination Chamber 5 - May 2015 Seth Rollins Dean Ambrose 3 3 6
300 Money in the Bank 6 - Jun 2015 Seth Rollins Dean Ambrose 4 4 8
301 Battleground 7 - Jul 2015 Brock Lesnar Seth Rollins 14 5 19
302 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2015 Undertaker Brock Lesnar 37 15 52
303 Night of Champions 9 - Sep 2015 Seth Rollins Sting 6 1 7
304 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2015 Undertaker Brock Lesnar 38 16 54
305 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2015 Dean Ambrose Roman Reigns 5 3 8
306 TLC 12 - Dec 2015 Roman Reigns Sheamus 4 2 6
309 WrestleMania 32 4 - Apr 2016 Triple H Roman Reigns 30 5 35
310 Payback 5 - May 2016 Roman Reigns AJ Styles 6 1 7
311 Extreme Rules 5 - May 2016 Roman Reigns AJ Styles 7 2 9
312 Money in the Bank 6 - Jun 2016 Roman Reigns Seth Rollins 8 7 15
314 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2016 Randy Orton Brock Lesnar 19 17 36
315 Backlash 9 - Sep 2016 Dean Ambrose AJ Styles 6 3 9
316 Clash of Champions 9 - Sep 2016 Seth Rollins Kevin Owens 8 1 9
317 No Mercy 10 - Oct 2016 Randy Orton Bray Wyatt 20 2 22
318 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2016 Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair 1 1 2
319 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2016 Brock Lesnar Goldberg 18 4 22
320 TLC 12 - Dec 2016 Dean Ambrose AJ Styles 7 4 11
321 Roadblock: EOTL 12 - Dec 2016 Roman Reigns Kevin Owens 9 2 11
324 Fastlane 3 - Mar 2017 Goldberg Kevin Owens 5 3 8
325 WrestleMania 33 4 - Apr 2017 Undertaker Roman Reigns 39 10 49
326 Payback 4 - Apr 2017 Roman Reigns Braun Strowman 11 1 12
327 Backlash 5 - May 2017 Randy Orton Jinder Mahal 21 1 22
330 Great Balls of Fire 7 - Jul 2017 Brock Lesnar Samoa Joe 19 1 20
331 Battleground 7 - Jul 2017 Randy Orton Jinder Mahal 22 2 24
333 No Mercy 9 - Sep 2017 Brock Lesnar Braun Strowman 20 2 22
334 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2017 Kevin Owens Shane McMahon 4 1 5
337 Clash of Champions 12 - Dec 2017 AJ Styles Jinder Mahal 5 3 8
341 WrestleMania 34 4 - Apr 2018 Brock Lesnar Roman Reigns 21 12 33
343 Backlash 5 - May 2018 Roman Reigns Samoa Joe 13 2 15
345 Extreme Rules 7 - Jul 2018 Seth Rollins Dolph Ziggler 9 2 11
346 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2018 Brock Lesnar Roman Reigns 22 14 36
347 Hell in a Cell 9 - Sep 2018 Roman Reigns Braun Strowman 15 3 18
348 Super Show-Down 10 - Oct 2018 Undertaker Triple H 40 31 71
349 Evolution 10 - Oct 2018 Ronda Rousey Nikki Bella 1 1 2
351 Survivor Series 11 - Nov 2018 Brock Lesnar Daniel Bryan 23 7 30
358 Super ShowDown 6 - Jun 2019 Undertaker Goldberg 41 6 47
359 Stomping Grounds 6 - Jun 2019 Seth Rollins Baron Corbin 10 1 11
361 SummerSlam 8 - Aug 2019 Brock Lesnar Seth Rollins 24 11 35
362 Clash of Champions 9 - Sep 2019 Seth Rollins Braun Strowman 12 4 16
363 Hell in a Cell 10 - Oct 2019 Seth Rollins Bray Wyatt 13 3 16
364 Crown Jewel 10 - Oct 2019 Seth Rollins Bray Wyatt 14 4 18
368 Super ShowDown 2 - Feb 2020 Goldberg Bray Wyatt 7 5 12
370 WrestleMania 36 Night 1 4 - Apr 2020 Undertaker AJ Styles 42 6 48
371 WrestleMania 36 Night 2 4 - Apr 2020 Brock Lesnar Drew McIntyre 25 1 26
373 Backlash 6 - Jun 2020 Randy Orton Edge 23 10 33

So there you have it, Cagesiders.

What are your thoughts on this comprehensive list of WWE’s one-on-one PPV main events? Do you think Drew McIntyre will get to break in any main event rookies? If so, who will he help join this list in the future?