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Last Man standing matches are the most difficult competitions in the WWE. Over the years, several wrestlers have put their body and soul on the line, to compete in this kind of matches. While some of them suffered injuries, others created a legacy for themselves.
Here, in this article, we bring you some of the best Last Man standing matches ever in the WWE. This matches had several story-lines and rivalries. The WWE superstars gave unbelievable efforts to make this matches noteworthy.
Below is the list of certain exceptional Last Man standing matches.
5. Mvp vs Big Show- SmackDown 2009
This match was a shocker to the entire WWE Universe. MVP, who was undergoing a losing streak, had to win against Big Show, to make sure of Triple H's participation in the Royal Rumble match. It was almost an impossible task which MVP pulled off.
MVP attacked the Big Show before the match even started. However, Big Show retaliated and displayed his enormous strength. He literally crushed MVP using his strength. The brawl continued outside the ring as well. In the end, Triple H attacked Big Show with his sledgehammer and gave the momentum to MVP. MVP stood his ground and won the 10 count and turned out to be a crowd favourite.
4. John Cena vs Umaga- Royal Rumble 2007
Umaga a.k.a. the samoan monster was one of the best in-ring performer in the WWE. He was involved in a feud with John Cena which lead to a match between the duo for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble PPV in 2007.
Towards the strating, Umaga gained upper-hand by using his strength upon Cena. Cena tried to fight back but was retaliated by brute force. However, Cena used his brains to his advantage and conquered Umaga. Umaga tried to use the turnbuckle to hit Cena, which Cena used to deliver an STFU. Cena won the 10 count and won the match.
3. Undertaker vs Batista- Backlash 2007
When you have two of the best wrestlers in the world competing against one another, only one word can describe the competition- 'Awesome'. The 'dead man' and the animal beat the hell out of one another. They gave away more than their cent percent to win this match and to be crowned as the World Heavyweight Champion.
In the end, Batista delivered a spear and both men landed on the arena almost unconscious. The referee counted 10 and neither of them could respond to the pin-fall. As a result, the match ended in a draw and Undertaker retained the Championship.
2. John Cena vs Batista- Extreme Rules 2010
In this match, John Cena proved to the entire WWE Universe, that in wrestling matches brains are also needed to tackle your opponents. Batista and John Cena was having a long ongoing rivalry over the WWE Championship. They both decided to bring it to a conclusion by facing each other in a Last Man Standing match at the Extreme Rules PPV in 2010.
The ending of this match was controversial. Cena duck taped Batista's legs to the turnbuckle. Batista tried to remove it, but it was beyond his reach. As a result, the referee counted 10 and Batista could not respond to the count. Cena won the count, the match and retained his WWE Championship.
1. AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura- Money in the Bank 2018
This match had two of the best wrestlers in the world competing against one another. Both Nakamura and Styles have won Championships across the globe. Their rivalry in the WWE was highly enjoyed by the fans. WWE management decided to put a full-stop to this rivalry by scheduling a Last Man Standing match standing match between both of them.
The match took place at MITB PPV and was perhaps the best Last Man standing match ever. Both these players pulled out one move after another from their resume. They put their body and career on the line to establish the ultimate supremacy. In the end, battling the odds, Styles delivered a phenomenal forearm from the top of the ropes to Nakamura on the announce desk. The referee counted 10 and Styles walked out as the WWE Champion.