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WrestleMania (1985)

WWE ushered in a new era when WrestleMania took over "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York. The star-studded affair - featuring Hulk Hogan and TV sensation Mr. T... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hulk Hogan ... Hulk Hogan
Mr. T ... Mr. T
Freddie Blassie ... 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Roddy Piper ... Rowdy Roddy Piper
Paul Orndorff ... 'Mr. Wonderful' Paul Orndorff
Mike Rotunda ... Mike Rotundo
Greg Valentine ... Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine
Sylvester Ritter ... Junkyard Dog
Barry Windham ... Barry Windham
Khosrow Vaziri ... The Iron Sheik
Josip Peruzovic ... Nikolai Volkoff
Leilani Kai Leilani Kai ... Leilani Kai
Wendi Richter Wendi Richter ... Wendi Richter
André the Giant ... Andre the Giant
Big John Studd Big John Studd ... Big John Studd
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Storyline

WWE ushered in a new era when WrestleMania took over "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York. The star-studded affair - featuring Hulk Hogan and TV sensation Mr. T against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff - involved the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Muhammad Ali and Liberace. Plus, Andre the Giant decimating Bobby Heenan's charge, Big John Studd, in a $15,000 Body Slam Challenge. Written by WrestleMania

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WWF WrestleMania See more »

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Trivia

All in-ring performers for the main event have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. See more »

Goofs

The match between King Kong Bundy and S.D. Jones is said to have set a record of 9 seconds for the shortest match in WWF history. However, the match, in real time, actually runs for at least 20 seconds. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version replaced the entrance themes for a number of wrestlers. This was likely done because of song rights. They were:
  • The Junkyard Dog: Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)replaced with Grab Them Cakes, which eventually became his theme.
  • Mike Rotundo And Barry Windham: Born In The U.S.A (Bruce Springsteen) replaced with generic music
  • Hulk Hogan and Mr. T: Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor) replaced with Real American (Rick Derringer), which would eventually become his theme. Any reference to "WWF" has been edited out.
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Followed by Royal Rumble (2004) See more »

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Eye of the Tiger
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The First Wrestlemania!
1 July 2002 | by Spawn DevilSee all my reviews

Match 1: Tito Santana defeated the Executioner Match 2: David Sammartino and Brutus Beefcake wrestled to a double-DQ Match 3: Ricky Steamboat defeated Matt Borne Match 4: King Kong Bundy defeated S.D. Jones Match 5: Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd in a Body Slam Match Match 6: Junk Yard Dog defeated Greg Valentine via countout Match 7: Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik defeated Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham to capture the Tag Team Championship Match 8: Wendi Richter defeated Lelani Kai for the Women's Championship Match 9: Hulk Hogan & Mr. T defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff

Overall Mark: B


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