Brock Lesnar is easily wrestling’s biggest draw at the moment and he starts his month long Go to Hell Tour at the most iconic arena in WWE history, Madison Square Garden.
The Beast Incarnate is facing off against a giant of over seven feet in the form of The Big Show, with the New York crowd eagerly awaiting the chance to see the former UFC star live.
Lesnar, who will have New York native Paul Heyman in his corner, hasn’t appeared in the famous venue since Wrestlemania 20, over 12 years ago.
He heads into the match as the favourite, being priced at 1/100 to win, with Big Show 14/1 for the upset. bwin2991.com are the only bookmakers offering odds on the event, and have them on all six confirmed bouts.
Here are six MSG moments that Brock’s return could rival:
Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka’s dive from the cage
Jimmy Snuka’s death-defying leap from the cage was one of the first high-risk moves of its kind in WWE.
Fans in attendance were amazed by the move, including a young Mick Foley who credits seeing this moment live as the reason he became a wrestler.
The first Wrestlemania
Vince McMahon took a massive risk with Wrestlemania, later admitting he would have been bankrupt if it had failed.
Nearly 20,000 fans packed into Madison Square Garden for the spectacle and were treated to a main event that saw Hulk Hogan and Mr T take on Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.
Now Wrestlemania is an institution and it all stems from this night.
Triple H returns
The Cerebral Assassin was out of action for eight months with a torn quad, an injury that many believed meant he would be unable to wrestle again.
He received a hero’s welcome on his return as the MSG crowd went wild.
John Cena’s Royal Rumble return
This moment is particularly special as the fans in attendance get caught in the moment and initially cheer Cena before composing themselves and booing the current US Champion.
WWE’s poster boy faces Seth Rollins in a steel-cage match on Saturday, odds of him winning are 17/100.
First ever stunner on Mr McMahon
The feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr McMahon was integral to the success of the Attitude Era, this is where the rivalry ignited.