Analyzing the top 25 greatest pay-per-views in the history of the WWE.
On March 31, 1985, the then WWF held their very first pay-per-view event, Wrestlemania. Their only real competition in American wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, had already begun dabbling in pay-per-view wrestling having held shows in back to back Decembers in 1984 and 1985. Their events, dubbed Starrcade, were just the tip of what would eventually become commonplace in the wrestling world. Since the very first Starrcade, there have been close to 1900 PPV’s produced throughout the world and that trend is continuing. As of today, there have been 87 PPV’s so far just this year alone.
Of those near 1990 shows, the WWE has produced 341 of them. So with all that material, trying to single out just 25 was a very daunting task. However, the credentials to make this list are simple. A great PPV has to have great matches, a consistent flow of the entertainment, and their results need to have ramifications that mean something to the future of the company. Every show on this list was the type of show that fans knew was something special while they were watching. The type of shows that are and were must watch on the WWE Network to this very day.
Ahead we count down the top 25 pay-per-views in WWE history.