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31 Years Of WrestleMania Mistakes

28 March 2016 12:08 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Since the super-show made its spectacular debut in 1985, WrestleMania has provided grappling fans with a multitude of memorable moments. Considered WWE’s ‘season finale’, the Showcase of Immortals is often the battleground to conclude the company’s hottest feuds, with the most anticipated match of the year reserved for the main event.

Yet WWE hasn’t always got things right. Truth be told, they’ve often got things wrong – very wrong. From racist facepaint, questionable choices of attire, dreadful singing, to just plain bad booking, the company has contrived to repeatedly gaffe on the grandest stage of all.

And consistently too, year by year…


31. WrestleManiaGene Okerlund: Star Crooner

The inaugural WrestleMania was intended to be the epitome of ‘rock ‘n’ wrestling’, and as such had a huge celebrity involvement. Looking to appeal to a national audience, Vince McMahon drafted in the likes of Muhammed Ali, »

- Benjamin Richardson

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

4 March 2016 11:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.


The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit. »

- Jackson Ball

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