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WrestleMania X8 (2002) Poster

(2002 TV Special)

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Both Triple H and Chris Jericho have stated that they did not want their WWE Championship match to follow the match between Hulk Hogan and The Rock. Their feelings were that the Hogan/Rock match was the true main event and that no other match could top it. Triple H has claimed that WWE management insisted the WWE Championship match be the last match of the evening, in order to preserve the title's prestige.
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Hulk Hogan competed in nine WrestleManias prior to this one, and this one occurred nine years after his last, which was WrestleMania IX (9).
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This is the final WrestleMania held by the World Wrestling Federation. "Wrestlemania XIX" (2003) would be held under the new World Wrestling Entertainment banner.
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The 'fan' that Ric Flair attacked during the angle leading to the match was actually Paul London.
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Steve Austin was originally planned as Hulk Hogan's opponent. But Austin felt that Hogan would not be able to keep pace with him and refused the match. Austin has since stated that he regrets this decision. Austin and Hogan never wrestled each other one-on-one.
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Only 2 WrestleManias (VI and X8) have occurred outside of the United States. Both were held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario.
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Bret Hart turned down an invitation from Vince McMahon to appear as a special guest referee at this event.
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This is the only Wrestlemania where Hulk Hogan doesn't wrestle in red and yellow.
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For the second WrestleMania in a row, Paul Levesque (a.k.a. Triple H) had his theme music played by a live band. At X-Seven it was Phil Campbell and at X8 it was Drowning Pool.
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The only competitor at the event that competed at the last WrestleMania in Toronto was Hulk Hogan. He lost both matches, and both were his only WrestleMania pinfall losses. No commentators, valets or managers appeared at both events. The only other talents to appear on camera at both are Diamond Dallas Page, who drove a pink Cadillac at VI and defeated Christian at X8, ring announcer Howard Finkel, and referee Earl Hebner.
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Ric Flair's only other WrestleMania appearance was at VIII against Randy Savage. He lost that match as well.
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This Wrestlemania set an all-time attendance record for any event at the SkyDome, with a crowd of 68,237. It eclipsed Wrestlemania VI's attendance record of 67,678.
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This was Hulk Hogan's only Wrestlemania appearance as a Heel.
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The Big Show is at WWF New York.
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