WrestleMania is the biggest annual event in professional wrestling. Since its inception in 1985, WrestleMania has become a global phenomenon, drawing fans from all over the world to witness the biggest matches and moments in wrestling history.
Here are 15 facts about WrestleMania that you may not know.
- The first WrestleMania was held on March 31, 1985, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event was a huge success, with over 19,000 fans in attendance and millions more watching on pay-per-view.
- WrestleMania was the brainchild of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who wanted to create a showcase event that would elevate wrestling to the level of mainstream sports and entertainment.
- The main event of the first WrestleMania was a tag team match between Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. Hogan and Mr. T emerged victorious, solidifying their status as wrestling superstars.
- The second WrestleMania was held on a Monday and was hosted at three venues- The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the Rosemont Horizon in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
- Randy Savage holds the record for most WrestleMania matches in a single night. He wrestled in 4 matches at WrestleMania 4 on March 27, 1988, to win the Heavyweight Championship belt.
- WrestleMania 32 held in the AT&T Stadium in Texas has the record for the highest-attended indoor sports event in the world with an attendance of 101,763 fans. It is also the only WrestleMania in history to have crossed the 100k fan attendance mark.
- WrestleMania has featured some of the biggest names in wrestling history, including The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and The Undertaker. Many of these wrestlers have become household names, transcending the world of wrestling to become mainstream celebrities.
- WrestleMania has also been a platform for celebrity appearances and performances. Over the years, WrestleMania has featured appearances by Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather, and Snoop Dogg, among others.
- WrestleMania has been held in a variety of locations over the years, including stadiums, arenas, and outdoor venues. WrestleMania 9 was the first WWE event to be held outdoors at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
- WrestleMania has produced some of the most iconic moments in wrestling history. From Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III to Shawn Michaels’ “Sweet Chin Music” to Ric Flair’s retirement at WrestleMania XXIV, WrestleMania has been home to countless unforgettable moments.
- The Undertaker held the record for the most number of consecutive wins at WrestleMania with 21 wins in a row. His popular achievement was called “The Streak” which Brock Lesnar broke at WrestleMania 30.
- The second place for the most wins at WrestleMania is held by Triple H with 10 wins, while the third is held by Kane with 8 wins.
- WrestleMania has also been a showcase for some of the most innovative and groundbreaking matches in wrestling history. From ladder matches to Hell in a Cell matches to TLC matches, WrestleMania has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the wrestling ring.
- WrestleMania has become a cultural phenomenon, with fans from all over the world traveling to attend the event and participate in the festivities. The week leading up to WrestleMania, known as “WrestleMania Week,” is a celebration of all things wrestling, with fan events, autograph signings, and other activities taking place throughout the host city.
- WrestleMania has had a significant impact on the wrestling industry, helping to elevate the sport to the level of mainstream entertainment. Today, wrestling is a global phenomenon, with millions of fans around the world tuning in to watch their favorite wrestlers compete on television, streaming platforms, and live events.
WrestleMania is much more than just a wrestling event. It is a cultural phenomenon that has had a significant impact on the world of sports and entertainment. From iconic moments to groundbreaking matches to celebrity appearances, WrestleMania is a showcase for the best that wrestling has to offer, and it will continue to captivate fans for years to come.