WWE's March Madness: Ranking the Greatest Tournaments of All Time
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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WWE often reminds us that March Madness isn't the only place for win-or-go-home contests, Cinderella runs, upsets and dramatic battles of great athletes.
The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is no doubt an annual thrill ride. WWE, though, has been home to its share of compelling tournament drama, too. Superstars have collided in tourneys for the WWE Championship, the cruiserweight title or a No. 1 contender's spot over the years.
From The Rock's coronation to the arrival of the cruiserweights, these events have produced their share of big moments and in-ring excellence.
The tournament format translates extremely well to the pro-wrestling medium. Victories suddenly mean more. Matchups we've never seen before unfold.
And sure, March Madness brackets are plenty fun, but you see won't anyone from Duke seal a win with a steel chair shot or a Gonzaga player switch allegiances mid-game. That's all exclusive WWE territory.
The following is a look at the company's best tournaments ever, ranking them based on the number of great matches and memorable happenings, as well as the quality of their storylines.