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The strange and bizarre story behind President Donald Trump in the main event of WrestleMania

10 November 2016 4:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks at the history of the 45th President of the United States of America headlining professional wrestling’s biggest show…

Before America decided he was the man to run the country, Donald Trump was a billionaire business tycoon, a reality TV star and – more importantly – a WWE Hall of Fame inductee.

Trump always had business dealings with WWE (formally WWF) owner and promoter Vince McMahon long before The Donald was a regular character on television. In 1988 McMahon used Trump Plaza in Atlantic City for WrestleMania IV, headlined by Randy Savage and Ted Dibiase for the vacant WWF Championship, and the event was such a success that Trump requested he host WrestleMania V in the same venue the following year. To this day, Trump Plaza is the only home that has hosted two WrestleManias back to back. Trump would appear again at several WrestleMania events in the crowd, including »

- Luke Owen

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10 More Fascinating WWE WrestleMania Facts You Didn’t Know

23 March 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


We’re less than two weeks away from WrestleMania 32, and it looks like most of the card is at last set in stone. It’s the time of year where veteran fans get increasingly wistful and nostalgic about WrestleManias past, and are now able to enjoy all 31 prior events through a certain handy on-demand service.

Instead of trying to wrap one’s head around the convoluted storytelling in the Shane McMahon-Undertaker match, you can dial up, say, WrestleMania V, and wrap your head around the convoluted chatter in the Piper’s Pit segment.

A couple of weeks back, I penned (or typed) a piece on ten interesting WrestleMania facts that aren’t so well-known, and it appears that it was a hit. As someone that loves to mine statistics and facts with as much enthusiasm as someone overindulging in a niche hobby could possibly do, I’ve »

- Justin Henry

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania V

8 March 2016 1:55 PM, 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:

Hercules vs. King Haku w/Bobby Heenan

The Twin Towers vs. The Rockers

Ted Dibiase w/Virgil vs. Brutus Beefcake (Double Count-Out)

The Rougeau Brothers w/Jimmy Hart vs. The Bushwhackers

Mr. Perfect vs. The Blue Blazer

WWF Tag Title Match: Demolition vs. The Powers of Pain

Dino Bravo vs. ‘Rugged’ Ronnie Garvin

The Brain Busters w/Bobby Heenan vs. Strike Force

Andre the Giant w/Bobby Heenan vs. Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts (Special Guest Referee: Big John Studd)

The Hart Foundation vs. The Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine w/Jimmy Hart

Ic Title Match: Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude w/Bobby Heenan

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan vs. Bad News Brown (Double Dq)

The Red Rooster vs. Bobby Heenan w/Brooklyn Brawler

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage »

- Jackson Ball

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