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WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie 1986) Poster

(1986 TV Movie)

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Shortly after the previous year's WrestleMania (1985), WWF Chairman Vince McMahon secretly pitched an angle where Jimmy Snuka would turn heel, starting a feud with Hulk Hogan that would culminate in a steel cage match between Hogan and Snuka at WrestleMania 2. Hogan declined, reportedly saying "I don't want to wrestle with that crazy maniac." Soon after, Snuka left the Federation in August 1985, and would not return to the company until WrestleMania V (1989).
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Final in-ring WWF PPV appearance for Mr. T.
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Roddy Piper said he considered his boxing match with Mr. T to be the worst match of his career.
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The Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy match is the only steel cage match in WrestleMania history.
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This was the first "Wrestlemania" to air nationally on pay-per-view. WrestleMania (1985) aired on pay-per-view only in selected areas.
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The only WrestleMania event to be held on a Monday, instead of the traditional Sunday. It is also the only wrestling pay-per-view to emanate from three different venues on the same night.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Haku of the Islanders, and his only one as King Tonga.
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Roddy Piper truly resented Mr. T because T was an actor with no wrestling ability. Their real-life dislike for each other was written into the show.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for George Wells.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Corporal Kirchner.
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First WWF PPV appearance for "Golden Boy" Dan Spivey a.k.a. Waylon Mercy, and his final one until In Your House #3 in 1995.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Bruno Sammartino.
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A couple of days prior to the event, Bobby Heenan was in a hospital in Tampa, Florida, having an MRI done. Heenan was discovered to have two fractured vertebrae, which doctors said would require two bone pieces to be taken from his hip and placed in his neck. The night before WrestleMania 2, WWF bookers told Heenan that if he didn't make it to Los Angeles for King Kong Bundy's main event match against Hulk Hogan, Heenan would be fired. In Heenan's words, "I left the hospital, flew from Tampa to L.A., went to the ring, worked the match, took a bump for Hogan. After that, I immediately caught a Redeye back to Tampa, went back to the hospital, and they said, 'Where have you been?' and I said, 'I went to L.A. to wrestle.' They said, 'You're nuts!' I said, 'No, it's my neck.' So you have to do what you have to do sometimes."
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First WWF PPV appearance for Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Hercules Hernandez.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart a.k.a. the Hart Foundation.
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First WWF PPV appearance for George "The Animal" Steele.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Velvet McIntyre.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for "Classy" Freddie Blassie.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for Ted Arcidi.
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First WWF PPV appearance for "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas a.k.a. Saba Simba, and his final one until Royal Rumble 1991.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Captain Lou Albano until King of the Ring 1994.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Dory "Hoss" Funk Jr., and his final one until Royal Rumble 1996.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Terry Funk until Royal Rumble 1997.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for Pedro Morales.
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First WWF PPV appearance for B. Brian Blair and "Jumpin'" Jim Brunzell a.k.a. the Killer Bees.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Hillbilly Jim.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for Uncle Elmer.
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First WrestleMania to feature a World Championship match.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Big John Studd until Royal Rumble 1989.
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The Magnificent Muraco, Macho Man Randy Savage, George the Animal Steele, Jake the Snake Roberts, Bret the Hitman Hart, Jim the Anvil Neidhart, Haku (as King Tonga), The Killer Bees, Hillbilly Jim, The British Bulldog, The Dynamite Kid, Hercules, Adrian Adonis and Terry Funk's first WrestleMania Match.
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George Wells, The Fabulous Moolah, Velvet McIntyre, Corporal Kirchner, Jimbo Covert, Ernie Holmes, Harvey Martin, Bill Fralic, William the Refrigerator Perry, Russ Francis, Tony Atlas, Pedro Morales, Ted Arcidi, Dan Spivey, Bruno Sammartino, Uncle Elmer and Hoss Funk's only WrestleMania Match.
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Big John Studd, Mr T and Mr Wonderful Paul Orndorff's last WrestleMania Match.
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