5 Superstars who retired at WrestleMania


WWE Universe is going to witness the 38th edition of WrestleMania soon. Let us have a look at five superstars who retired at WrestleMania

Over the years, WrestleMania has witnessed some of the most iconic matches in the history of WWE. However, some games made the beginning of some careers, which was the ending for some. Here are the five superstars who retired at WrestleMania.

5. JBL 

JBL is one of the WWE stars who had one of the longest reigns as WWE Champion in the 21st Century. He won the WWE title late, Eddie Guerrero, at The Great American Bash 2004, and his reign continued until next year’s WrestleMania.

He was set to defend his Intercontinental title against Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 25. However, the match turned out to be one of the shortest in the history of WrestleMania as Mysterio defeated him quite quickly. After the loss, JBL took the mike, and after struggling to speak for a bit, He finally screamed, “I quit!” Which was quite a delight for the fans out there.

4. Ric Flair 

It all started when the road to WrestleMania 24 kicked off. First, Vince McMahon began torturing Ric Flair and started that the next match Flair lost would be the final match of his career.

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Ric Flair retired after WrestleMania 24 (WWE)

Flair won a string of matches on PPVs and Raw episodes. Finally, The Nature Boy challenged Shawn Michaels to be his WrestleMania opponent. Michaels didn’t want to be the guy who retired legendary Ric Flair, so he was pretty reluctant at first but then agreed to the match.

Michals superkicked Flair and pinned him in the middle at WrestleMania 24, which resulted in the end of his career for Flair. He got the biggest sendoff in the history of the company.

3. Goldberg 

Goldberg is one of the most dominant forces in the history of WCW and WWE. First, he defeated the likes of The Rock and Brock Lesnar at the Shows of Shows. Then, after a long break, he returned to the ring at Survivor Series in 2016. 

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Strowman beat Goldberg at Wrestlemania 36 to win his first singles title

He met Brock Lesnar for one final time at WrestleMania. However, the match didn’t last long as he gave Goldberg an F5 to get the win. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. Bill then faced Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36, where he lost again.

2. Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold” Steve Austin is regarded as one of the most popular superstars in the history of WWE and one of the most important ones during the Attitude Era.


Austin wrestled The Rock three separate times at The Grandest Stage of all. Their last match was an epic encounter as it took The Great One to hit three consecutive Rock Bottoms to put Austin down and pin him at WrestleMania 19.

After that match, Austin’s neck was damaged to the point where he couldn’t wrestle anymore, and this turned out to be the final match for Austin. However, now, after many years, he will be making his way to the ring at WrestleMania 38 at the KO show against Kevin Owens.

1. Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels challenged The Undertaker for WrestleMania 25. The match ended up being the greatest in the show’s history. 

The following year Shawn came back to challenge Taker for another match to end the streak. However, Taker agreed to a game with the stipulation that Shawn would have to retire if he lost again.

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The Undertaker retired Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 26 (WWE)

After almost repeating the epic encounter between them from the last WrestleMania, the Phenom managed to pin The Heart Break Kid and retire him. He stood in the ring as the WWE universe thanked him for years of entertainment. 

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