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.
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The match between King Kong Bundy
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Coliseum Video release removed or 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)
- Mike Rotundo And Barry Windham: Born In The U.S.A (Bruce Springsteen)
- Wendy Richter: Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
- Hulk Hogan and Mr. T: Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
- The reissued video release by Titan Sports restores the original entrance themes.
Followed by Royal Rumble
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