With the advent of UFC, more people have been opting for the "real" blood, sweat, and pain of the mixed martial arts octagon rather than the "staged" fights of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
But then WrestleMania 32 happened.
This year's biggest wrestling pay-per-view event had some lofty expectations and it certainly succeeded in meeting them, even breaking the all-time WWE attendance record with 101,763 attendees at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
All of them undoubtedly witnessed a WrestleMania for the ages, especially with these four major highlights unfolding before their very eyes:
1. Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold make surprise appearance
The League of Nations—consisting of Alberto del Rio, Rusev, and King Barrett—was about to come home with a W, after a shocking victory over The New Day...until the foreigner trio got cocky and declared that no other three-man team could beat them.
Who could prove them wrong better than these WWE Hall of Famers, right?
After delighting the crowd with their signature moves and with Steve Austin at hand, you'd be damn sure that beer cans will be poppin'.
2. Shane McMahon believed he can fly
This probably wasn't his idea of a return. But with full control of Raw on the line, might as well stake everything. And that's what Shane did, jumping off the top of the steel cage during his Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker.
Unfortunately, that death-defying 20-foot drop only won McMahon the admiration of fans, as The Deadman ultimately buried him with a Tombstone Piledriver.
3. Shaq among giants
Shaquille O'Neal—yes, the retired NBA superstar—stepped inside the ring last for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which included the Big Show, whom Shaq had am altercation with in a guest appearance a few years back.
The two were eventually eliminated by a team assault, but that didn't stop Shaq from issuing this challenge.
4. The Rock can see John Cena
Taking into account their feud that culminated at Wrestlemania 28, the record-breaking crowd was surprised to see the supposedly recovering Cena coming to The Rock's aid against the Wyatt family.
And when the two shared a hug, followed by Cena raising The Rock's hand, you know that all's good between the two.
With additional report from Andrei Medina