Rating The Champ

Rating The Champ: Vince McMahon

Welcome to a new series on the website, called Rating The Champ. This will follow my prior World Title Series, where I reviewed each and every WWE Heavyweight Champion in history from Hulk Hogan’s first title win in 1984 all the way to the current days. Money in the Bank cash-ins will not be included for obvious reasons, unless it was a proper match (ie: Rob Van Dam at One Night Stand 2006). Royal Rumble and battle royales won’t be included as well.

In this new series, I will rate all the PPV matches from each and every WWF/E Heavyweight Champion in history. To be fair, since this is the WWF/E title, I’ll only rate their PPV matches in the WWF/E. In this edition, we’ll be looking back at the PPV career of the one and only, former WWF Champion, Vince McMahon.


  • Steel Cage: Vs. Steve Austin (St. Valentine’s Day Massacre) ***
  • Handicap Ladder: W/ Shane vs. Steve Austin (King of the Ring) **1/2
  • No Holds Barred: Vs. Triple H (Armageddon*


  • W/ Triple H & Shane vs. Rock, Undertaker & Kane – WWF Championship (King of the Ring) **


Street Fight: Vs. Shane McMahon (WrestleMania X-Seven) ***1/4


  • Street Fight: Vs. Ric Flair (Royal Rumble) ***1/4


  • Street Fight: Vs. Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania XIX) ***1/2
  • Vs. Zach Gowen (Vengeance) DUD
  • I Quit: Vs. Stephanie McMahon (No Mercy) *
  • Buried Alive: Vs. The Undertaker (Survivor Series) *


  • No Holds Barred: Vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 22***1/4
  • W/ Shane McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels & “God” (Backlash) **3/4
  • W/ Shane McMahon vs. DX (SummerSlam) ***
  • Handicap HIAC: W/ Big Show & Shane vs. DX (Unforgiven**3/4


  • Handicap: W/ Umaga & Shane vs. Bobby Lashley – ECW Championship (Backlash) **
  • Handicap: W/ Umaga & Shane vs. Bobby Lashley – ECW Championship (Judgment Day) N/R (no rating)
  • Street Fight: Vs. Bobby Lashley (One Night Stand) **1/2


  • No DQ Lumberjack: Vs. Bret Hart (WrestleMania XXVI) N/R (no rating)


5. Vs. Steve Austin (St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 1999)

4. Vs. Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 22)

3. Vs. Shane McMahon (WrestleMania X-Seven)

2. Vs. Ric Flair (Royal Rumble 2002)

1. Vs. Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania XIX)

Average rating per year

  • 1999 – 2.17
  • 2000 – 2
  • 2001 – 3.25
  • 2002 – 3.25
  • 2003 – 1.38
  • 2006 – 2.94
  • 2007 – 2.25

Overall average rating


Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Don’t miss the next article here on Rating The Champ, looking back at former WWF Champion, Mick Foley.