14. WrestleMania 18 (2002)
A journey back to the SkyDome in Toronto, and the return of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, turned Mania into a magic show. The Invasion angle arrived without the same luster it had in WCW, coming and going not with a bang but with a whimper due to WWF's surplus of rising talent. Both fun and brutal, Ric Flair predictably bled under The Undertaker's elbow, spurring surprise interference from Arn Anderson. Edge and Booker T squared off, but only received a lackluster six minutes. Stone Cold tangled with the NWO's Scott Hall in one of Austin's least-rewarding Mania matches. Then there was The Rock and Hulk Hogan, ("Icon vs. Icon"), staged before the main event. Each, along with the crowd, conjured up mountain-moving entertainment that lifted the match into another realm. Hogan's "You ain't nothing, meatball!" declaration to The Rock evokes golden memories of Hogan's Thunderlips character from Rocky III. Triple H and Jericho did fine work in the main event, but the crowd couldn't muster up the same energy as earlier in the night. Major props are owed to Stephanie McMahon for taking multiple bumps in a garish aqua-colored bodysuit, which in hindsight, slightly improves the match.