Ten Exciting facts related to WrestleMania! Click and find them here!
WrestleMania is an annual event which is produced by WWE for promotion and is usually held from mid-March to start in April of every year. Fans await this event enthusiastically and it is also the most fun-packed and entertaining of all the WWE events.
The event is managed from Stamford, Connecticut. The first event took place in the year 1985 at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The last event was held from 2 April 2017 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The next and 34th edition of this event would start on 8 April 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Some really exciting facts are associated with these events which not many would know about! So let us get started knowing them.
- The show was the brainchild of WWE owner Vince McMahon. The event’s name came forth from WWE ring announcer and Hall of Famer Howard Finkel. This event is decided and held in any city of the US which has a major sports arena. On 2 occasions, it was also held in Canada (1990 and 2002).
- The highest number of attendees for the event was in 2016 at the WrestleMania 32 which happened at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and was attended by 101763 fans. The next wrestling event to the heavily attended was the WrestleMania 3 which was held in the Detroit suburb of Pontiac in Michigan.
- The event is aired on PPV (Pay per view) channel.
- The event has helped the WWE wrestlers gain popularity and has elevated many to the stardom level. The event also showcases merchandise and media.
- There are star celebrities also present at the event in various capacities.The celebrities who graced different events of this show include Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, Cyndi Lauper, Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, Mickey Rourke, Floyd Mayweather, Ozzy Osbourne, Lawrence Taylor, and Kid Rock. These celebrities assist draw crowds for the events and make it a successful one.
- There are live musical performances also held at the location during the event. The singers who had partaken and sang at the event include Nicole Scherzinger, Fantasia Barrino, Ray Charles, and Ashanti. Such performances also increase the number of attendees and boost the show. Run DMC was the first musical group to perform at the event and this was in 1989.
- The three WWE wrestlers who suffered the maximum losses at the event include Triple H, Big Show, and Shawn Michaels. Rob Van Dam is the wrestler who has the maximum victories at the show, while Undertaker is the one wrestler who has competed at the most number (16) of these events. Next in line as the person who has been in maximum events is Kane with his being present in 13 WrestleMania events. WWE’s longest-serving employee Howard Finkel has been at all the editions of this event.
- The shortest match in WrestleMania history was the one between Rock and Erick Rowan which was decided within 6 seconds. While the longest match lasted for 1 hour, 1 minute and 52 seconds and Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels had competed on the latter.
- The female wrestler with the maximum number of appearances at WrestleMania is Trish Stratus who was seen at the events on five occasions.
- Randy Savage holds the record of having competed with the maximum number of wrestlers in one night.