Games Wrestling

The 6 Oldest And 6 Youngest Wrestlers In WWE WrestleMania History

With WrestleMania 35 now within the rear-view mirror, it’s going to all the time be appeared again on as history-making for the first-ever WrestleMania fundamental occasion to incorporate feminine wrestlers. Regardless of being part of WWE historical past since 1985, it’s nonetheless attainable for the Showcase of the Immortals to shock and shock their followers by breaking data.

With WWE’s storied historical past, they’ve a plethora of legends to tug from if they’re in search of a nostalgic edge to their present. WWE has by no means been shy about bringing again wrestlers from yesteryear with a view to interact the gang’s reminiscence. Whereas it’s all the time a pleasure to see a few of the legends of the ring return to the primary stage, a number of the appearances have been by wrestlers nicely previous their prime age. Actually, a few of the wrestlers who’ve appeared at WrestleMania lately have been nicely over the age of 60!

Conversely, WWE additionally likes to take possibilities on youthful expertise who could possibly be the way forward for their firm. Through the years, there have been appearances by some very younger – and in a single case, far too younger – wrestlers who’ve managed to make it on to the most important wrestling present of all time.

RELATED: WrestleMania 35: 10 Issues Followers Utterly Missed From Becky Vs. Charlotte Vs. Ronda

Proceed scrolling to maintain studying

Click on the button under to start out this text in fast view

Begin Now

12 Oldest – Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (66)

Whereas his transgressions previous to his passing in 2018 have ensured that WWE doesn’t typically discuss with Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka on tv anymore, he does have the excellence of being the oldest WrestleMania performer on document.

Teaming with Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania XXV in a handicap match towards Chris Jericho, the group of legends have been accompanied by Ric Aptitude and have been grouped collectively to face up for getting old wrestlers towards the cocky Jericho. Whereas the nostalgic issue of seeing these legends staff collectively was enjoyable, Snuka was not an enormous issue within the match. In truth, he was eradicated by Jericho solely minutes into the bout.

By this time, Snuka was properly previous his prime within the ring and it was virtually scary for followers to observe him compete. To assume that he had matches for years following this WrestleMania on the unbiased circuit is much more scary!

11 Youngest – Nicholas (10)

With a fifty-six yr age hole between the oldest and the youngest rivals, it really exhibits that WrestleMania has one thing for everybody! Nicholas is ceaselessly etched within the WWE historical past books as each the youngest WrestleMania competitor and the youngest WWE title holder.

At WrestleMania 34, Braun Strowman was scheduled to face The Bar for the RAW Tag Staff Championship with a thriller companion of his selecting.  Strowman proceeded to select a member of the viewers, which wound up being Nicholas. Whereas he by no means entered the match himself, Nicholas wound up being one-half of the Tag Staff Champions on account of Strowman’s dominance. The very fact stays that Nicholas by no means misplaced the title. Rematch at WrestleMania 44?

10 Oldest – Vince McMahon (65)

Is not it ironic that the person who as soon as produced a “Geriatric Match” has competed at WrestleMania on the age most individuals retire? Nobody possible needs to be the individual to inform Vince McMahon that he’s too previous to compete, so he’s among the many oldest on this listing.

RELATED: 10 Most Overrated ‘Basic’ WWE Matches

In a rivalry that was virtually 15 years within the making, Vince took on Bret “The Hitman” Hart at WrestleMania XXVI. Whereas the feud itself had loads of historical past, the match between the 2 left quite a bit to be desired. Vince’s age coupled with Hart’s well being limitations led to a brief affair with quite a few members of the Hart household doing a lot of the bodily work as an alternative of Bret. Nevertheless, as many individuals have stated earlier than – Vince McMahon is loopy and proceeded to wrestle properly past his prime years.

9 Youngest – Essa Rios (20)

Whereas most present WWE followers won’t keep in mind the identify, Essa Rios as soon as had a really vibrant future in WWE’s rising Mild-Heavyweight division. Competing underneath the identify Águila, Rios was the youngest WrestleMania competitor up till 2018.

The spotlight of Rios’ profession was dealing with Taka Michinoku for the Mild-Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XIV (wrestling underneath the identify Águila on the occasion), marking the one time the Championship was defended at WrestleMania. He would come up brief within the bout, nevertheless it was an exciting match which launched a big crowd to the fast-paced, lucha-libre fashion that may ultimately be part of the Cruiserweight division.

eight Oldest – Jerry “The King” Lawler (62)

Whereas Jerry Lawler’s first and solely WrestleMania match shouldn’t be essentially one to be pleased with, it’s nice that “The King” was capable of compete on the Showcase of the Immortals at the very least as soon as.

Lawler’s feud with Michael Cole main into WrestleMania XXVII was critically panned and resulted in a lackluster match between the 2 announcers. In a match between one untrained announcer and an getting older wrestler, nobody was arrange for fulfillment and the affair fell flat. So as to add insult to damage, Lawler misplaced his solely WM match.

7 Youngest – Kelly Kelly (21)

Regardless of being most well-known for “smiling and pointing” all through her WWE tenure, Kelly Kelly does have the excellence of being the youngest feminine competitor at WrestleMania.

RELATED: 10 Main Free Agent Signings That Flopped In WWE

Throughout a time the place WWE’s concentrate on the “Diva’s” division as minimal at greatest, the one match that includes females at WrestleMania XXIV was billed as a Playboy BunnyMania Lumberjill Match. Contemplating WWE is coming off WrestleMania 35 being main-evented by three ladies, it exhibits simply how far they’ve come. Nevertheless, again in 2008 this was not the case for Kelly Kelly, who was one of many aforementioned “lumberjills” whose job it was to stop rivals from leaving the ring.

6 Oldest – Ric Aptitude (59)

Fortunately, WrestleMania XXIV just isn’t recognized solely for the above match and has lots extra distinctions related to it. Most notably, this occasion additionally featured the WWE retirement of one of many biggest skilled wrestlers of all time. By no means has there been a lot emotion behind a Candy Chin Music earlier than, aside from Shawn Michaels delivering the ultimate blow to Ric Aptitude previous to pinning him.

With a storied wrestling profession which dates again to 1972, many wrestlers have cited Ric Aptitude as the best of all time. And whereas he has wrestled matches in different promotions following this look, he has not wrestled once more in WWE. Not solely does Aptitude’s profession make him a particular circumstance on this listing, however he’s additionally the one “older” wrestler on the listing who was an lively competitor at this age.

5 Youngest – Rene Dupree (22)

As a part of La Résistance, Rene Dupree was a part of probably the most hated teams on WWE’s RAW roster within the mid-2000’s. Teaming with each Sylvan Grenier and Rob Conway, Dupree was capable of faucet into fan’s xenophobia as a heel to make them aggravated. Whereas his profession didn’t have the longevity in WWE as different “younger studs”, he held the excellence of being WWE’s youngest Tag Workforce Champion for years – at the very least till younger Nicholas joined the roster.

By the point Dupree joined the WrestleMania XX card vying for the RAW Tag Group Championship, he was solely 22 years previous however had already been with WWE for over three years.

four Oldest – Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (56)

Ricky Steamboat could also be on the “older” aspect of this record, however he’s additionally the recipient of chants of “You Nonetheless Acquired It” on the age of 56. Having not wrestled a match for WWE since 1991, WWE followers have been capable of keep related to his profession by way of his time in WCW. Finally, accidents took The Dragon out of normal competitors in 1994, however by the point he competed at WrestleMania XXV, he appeared like he had not missed a beat.

One of many true highlights of WrestleMania that yr, Steamboat’s encounter with Chris Jericho included the veteran hitting lots of his previous strikes, together with a diving crossbody and an excessive rope plancha, resulting in the viewers audibly gasping. Steamboat confirmed that regardless of his age, he was nonetheless one of many biggest to ever lace up a pair of wrestling boots.

three Youngest – Paige (22)

Because the movie Preventing With My Household confirmed off, The Bevis household of Norwich, England reside and breathe skilled wrestling, which led to Paige competing within the ring as early as age 13. Whereas it will take her some time to make it to WWE, she would ultimately start to usher in what followers now know because the “Diva’s Revolution”.

RELATED: 10 Issues About Paige in WWE They Do not Cowl In Preventing With My Household

Paige was one of many first wrestlers to switch from NXT to the primary roster to actually make a splash on the night time after WrestleMania. Her debut would ultimately result in an amazing profession in WWE, culminating in her first WrestleMania match involving AJ Lee and The Bella Twins on the younger age of 22.

2 Oldest – Tatanka (55)

Regardless of his comparatively brief tenure in WWE, Tatanka holds some very distinct data. Not solely was his preliminary debut within the firm marked by a months-long undefeated streak, however his WrestleMania data additionally converse volumes.

His shock look within the Andre the Big Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 was an amazing present for the 55-year-old, however it additionally marked the most important hole between WrestleManias for one performer. Tatanka’s final efficiency earlier than WM 32 was WM IX, greater than twenty years prior.

1 Youngest – Velvet McIntyre (22)

WWE appears to have all the time loved using youthful wrestlers who’re capable of progress with the corporate, even of their earlier days. Whereas not all of their prospects flip in to long-term careers, they’re nonetheless capable of depart their marks on historical past books.

Velvet McIntyre has the excellence of being part of WrestleMania’s early Ladies’s matches, the place she virtually took the notorious Fabulous Moolah to the restrict over the WWE Ladies’s Championship however got here up brief. Whereas she wouldn’t turn into one of many prime ladies’s wrestlers for the corporate, she was one of many youngest to take action on the time.

NEXT: 10 WWE Face Turns That Fell Flat On Their… Face

!perform(f,b,e,v,n,t,s)
if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=perform() n.callMethod?
n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments);
if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!zero;n.model=’2.zero’;
n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!zero;
t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)(window, doc,’script’,
‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’);
fbq(‘init’, ‘1040131962740312’);
fbq(‘monitor’, ‘PageView’);
if((window.location.href.indexOf(“utm_source”)!=-1))
fbq(‘monitor’, ‘ViewContent’);

(perform(d, s, id)
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//join.fb.internet/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&model=v2.10”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
(doc, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

(perform(d, s, id)
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//join.fb.internet/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&model=v2.10”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
(doc, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));