As inspired by a line from Jesse Ventura at Wrestlemania V.The idea is very simple: a show is usually better when there is one match that is the definitive main event and the big draw of the show. Look at some of the Wrestlemanias with a clear main event:
#1 – Hogan/Mr. T. vs. Roddy Piper/Paul Orndorff
#3 – Hogan vs. Andre
#6 – Hogan vs. Warrior
#14 – Austin vs. Michaels
#17 – Austin vs. Rock II
#20 – HHH vs. HBK vs. Benoit
#26 – Michaels vs. Undertaker II
#28 – Rock vs. Cena
There are other shows with a definitive main event, but how much bigger do most of those shows feel as a result? For the opposite, look at some of the Wrestlemanias where there was a double main event or a show where the main event wasn’t built as THE reason to see the show.
#2 – Hogan vs. Bundy
#4 – Tournament
#8 – Hogan vs. Sid/Savage vs. Flair
#9 – Hart vs. Yokozuna/Mega Maniacs vs. Money Inc.
#11 – Diesel vs HBK/Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
#13 – Bret vs. Austin/Undertaker vs. Sid
#21 – Batista vs. HHH/JBL vs. Cena
#23 – Cena vs. HBK/Lashley vs. Umaga
#24 – Undertaker vs. Edge/Orton vs. HHH vs. Cena
While these shows were good, they didn’t have the big match feel and it holds them back. That’s what holds me back on Wrestlemania 19: there were four matches that you could call the real main event of the show. The idea of a double main event may sound good, but it doesn’t hold up most of the time when you look back at them.