20 Facts About WrestleMania


WrestleMania was WWE's first-ever PPV produced and is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history.

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WrestleMania was conceptualized by former WWE chairman Vince McMahon and named by ring announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel.

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WrestleMania 21 saw the introduction of the Money in the Bank ladder match.

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WrestleMania 2 was held the following year and took place in three venues across the country.

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The match between Savage and Steamboat would go on to be regarded as one of the best matches in WrestleMania history, is acknowledged by many as having "stolen the show".

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WrestleMania IV was held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey .

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The next edition, WrestleMania VIII, was held in the Hoosier Dome with Macho Man Randy Savage defeating Ric Flair for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and Hulk Hogan defeating Sid Justice via disqualification.

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WrestleMania 2000 featured the first-ever Triangle Ladder match for the WWF Tag Team Championship, involving The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian.

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WrestleMania X8 was the last WrestleMania to be produced under the WWF name, and featured Triple H defeating Chris Jericho to win the Undisputed Championship.

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WrestleMania XIX saw Steve Austin's last match, as he faced The Rock for a third time at WrestleMania, ending their long-running feud.

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Eddie Guerrero's last WrestleMania match took place at WrestleMania 21 against Rey Mysterio, before he died later that year.

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The main events of WrestleMania 22 featured Rey Mysterio win the World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat Match, and John Cena retains the WWE Championship against Triple H Edge defeated Mick Foley in a Hardcore Rules match, where Edge infamously speared Foley of the ring apron through a flaming table at ringside.

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WrestleMania 22 featured Shawn Michaels defeating Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match, Undertaker defeating Mark Henry in a casket match, and Mickie James defeat Trish Stratus to win the WWE Women's Championship.

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WrestleMania 25 featured Chris Jericho defeating WWE Hall of Famers Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat in a match that featured appearances by Ric Flair and actor Mickey Rourke.

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WrestleMania XXVII featured the return of The Rock following a seven-year hiatus to serve as host for the event.

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The main event of the first WrestleMania showcased numerous celebrities along with the wrestlers.

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WrestleMania 2 featured a 20-man battle royal pitting several NFL players against WWF wrestlers, while Lawrence Taylor defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event of WrestleMania XI.

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In 2001, WrestleMania Axxess was held at the Reliant Hall which expanded upon the event by adding numerous activities including areas where attendees could buy special merchandise, see a production truck and check out special WWE vehicles.

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From 2004 to 2008, WrestleMania Axxess visited cities around the United States and Canada with a smaller touring version of what was previously presented at regular Axxess events.

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In 2009 WrestleMania Axxess returned, and has continued every year since, as a four-day event held at convention centers and arenas in the host city of that year's WrestleMania.

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