WWT #92: WrestleMania 1-16

WWT #92 – WrestlExtravaganza (WrestleMania 1-16)

WrestleMania I
March 31, 1985
Madison Square Garden

Ricky Steamboat def. Matt Borne
I-C Title Match: JYD def. Greg Valentine (c), countout

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJZKPqAWKSo
    World Tag Titles Match: Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff def. U.S. Express (c)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQW6fPz1xo
    Career vs $15k Body Slam Challenge: Andre def. Big John Studd
    Women’s Title Match: Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) def. Leilani Kai (c) (w/ Moolah)
    Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (w/ Jimmy Snuka) def. Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper (w/ Bob Orton) – Muhammad Ali & Pat Patterson guest referees

WrestleMania II
April 7, 1986
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

The idea to host the PPV at three different venues has always been the most criticized thing about the card.

(Nassau) I-C Title Match: Randy Savage (c) def. George Steele
(Nassau) Boxing Match: Mr. T def. Roddy Piper, DQ

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfTm_q5NMLg

(Rosemont) WWF vs NFL Battle Royal: Andre wins, last eliminating Bret
(Rosemont) World Tag Team Titles Match: British Bulldogs def. Dream Team (c)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6O_3QMFVM

(LA) World Heavyweight Title Steel Cage Match: Hulk Hogan (c) def. King Kong Bundy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdzRTAepw4

WrestleMania III
March 29, 1987
Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI

Six-Man Tag Team Match: Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver def. King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook, DQ

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKP8K66aPU
    Loser Must Bow Match: Harley Race def. JYD
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHBKJdSAhQg
    Hair vs Hair Match: Roddy Piper def. Adrian Adonis
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TZBcCacJd4
    Six-Man Tag Team Match: Danny Davis & Hart Foundation def. British Bulldogs & Tito Santana
    I-C Title Match: Ricky Steamboat def. Randy Savage (c)
    World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan (c) def. Andre
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMctuZAH31U

WrestleMania IV
March 27, 1988
Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Tournament for the vacant World Heavyweight Title.

Interesting 1st Round match-ups include Ted DiBiase vs Jim Duggan, Greg Valentine vs Ricky Steamboat, One Man Gang vs Bam Bam Bigelow and Jake Roberts vs Rick Rude.

Quarterfinal matches include Hulk Hogan vs Andre (both had first-round byes) and Greg Valentine vs Randy Savage.

The only semifinal match had Randy Savage def. One Man Gang by DQ to face Ted DiBiase for the title. DiBiase received a semifinal bye when both Hogan and Andre were DQ’ed in their match.

Also on the card, Demolition def. Strike Force for the World Tag Team Titles.

WrestleMania V
April 2, 1989
Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Twin Towers (Akeem & Big Boss Man) def. Rockers
World Tag Team Titles Handicap Match: Demolition (c) def. Powers of Pain & Mr. Fuji
I-C Title Match: Rick Rude def. Ultimate Warrior (c)
Red Rooster (Terry Taylor) def. Bobby Heenan (w/ Brooklyn Brawler)
World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan def. Randy Savage (c)

WrestleMania VI
April 1, 1990
SkyDome, Toronto

World Tag Team Titles Match: Demolition def. Colossal Connection (Andre/Haku) (c)
Mixed Tag Team Match: Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire def. Randy Savage & Queen Sherri
Orient Express def. Rockers
Winner Takes All Match: Ultimate Warrior (I-C Champion) def. Hulk Hogan (World Champion)

WrestleMania VII
March 24, 1991
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Texas Tornado def. Dino Bravo
World Tag Team Titles Match: Nasty Boys def. Hart Foundation (c)
Undertaker def. Jimmy Snuka
Retirement Match: Ultimate Warrior def. Randy Savage
I-C Title Match: Big Boss Man def. Mr. Perfect (c), DQ
Legion of Doom def. Power & Glory (Hercules/Paul Roma)
Virgil def. Ted DiBiase, countout
World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan def. Sgt. Slaughter (c)

WrestleMania VIII
April 5, 1992
Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis

Undertaker def. Jake Roberts

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPAm98u373g
    World Heavyweight Title Match: Randy Savage def. Ric Flair (c)
    World Tag Team Titles Match: Natural Disasters def. Money Inc. (c)
    Hulk Hogan def. Sid Justice, DQ

WrestleMania IX
April 4, 1993
Caesars Palace, Paradise, NV

I-C Title Match: Tatanka def. Shawn Michaels (c), DQ
Steiner Brothers def. Headshrinkers
World Tag Team Titles Match: Money Inc. (c) def. Mega-Maniacs (Hogan/Beefcake)
Undertaker def. Giant Gonzalez, DQ

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ElD4AseL5Q
    World Heavyweight Title Match: Yokozuna def. Bret Hart (c)
    World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan def. Yokozuna (c)

WrestleMania X
March 20, 1994
Madison Square Garden

** No Undertaker match on this card!!

Owen Hart def. Bret Hart
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Randy Savage def. Crush
Women’s Title Match: Alundra Blayze (c) def. Leilani Kai
World Tag Team Titles Match: Men on a Mission def. Quebecers (c), countout
World Heavyweight Title Match: Yokozuna (c) def. Lex Luger, DQ
I-C Title Ladder Match: Razor Ramon (c) def. Shawn Michaels
World Heavyweight Title Match: Bret Hart def. Yokozuna (c)

WrestleMania XI
April 2, 1995
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

I-C Title Match: Razor Ramon def. Jeff Jarrett (c), DQ
Undertaker def. King Kong Bundy
World Tag Team Titles Match: Owen Hart & Yokozuna def. Smoking Gunns (c)
I Quit Match: Bret Hart def. Bob Backlund
World Heavyweight Title Match: Diesel (c) def. Shawn Michaels
Lawrence Taylor def. Bam Bam Bigelow

WrestleMania XII
March 31, 1996
Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA

World Tag Team Titles Match: Bodydonnas def. Godwinns
Hollywood Backlot Brawl: Roddy Piper def. Goldust
Ultimate Warrior def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Undertaker def. Diesel

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyozeA7cMwY
    World Heavyweight Title Iron Man Match: Shawn Michaels def. Bret Hart (c)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eddCdLP7T8k

WrestleMania XIII
March 23, 1997
Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL

I-C Title Match: Rocky Maivia (c) def. Sultan (Rikishi/Fatu)
Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Goldust
World Tag Team Titles Match: Owen Hart & British Bulldog (c) vs Mankind & Vader, double countout
Submission Match: Bret Hart def. Stone Cold Steve Austin

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_9klSnL2iA
    Chicago Street Fight: Ahmed Johnson & Legion of Doom def. Nation of Domination (Faarooq, Crush & Savio Vega)
    World Heavyweight Title No-DQ Match: Undertaker def. Sycho Sid (c)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeEdaQVFvmk

WrestleMania XIV
March 29, 1998
FleetCenter, Boston

Light Heavyweight Title Match: Taka Michinoku (c) def. Aguila (Essa Rios/Papi Chulo)
European Heavyweight Title Match: Triple H (c) def. Owen Hart
I-C Title Match: The Rock (c) def. Ken Shamrock, DQ
World Tag Team Titles Dumpster Match: Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie (Terry Funk) def. New Age Outlaws (c)
Undertaker def. Kane
World Heavyweight Title Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Shawn Michaels (c)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1wSvDI4drU

WrestleMania XV
March 28, 1999
First Union Center, Philadelphia

Hardcore Title Triple Threat Match: Hardcore Holly def. Al Snow & Billy Gunn (c)
World Tag Team Titles Match: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart def. D. Lo Brown & Test
Mankind def. Big Show, DQ
I-C Title Four Corners Match: Road Dogg (c) def. Goldust, Ken Shamrock & Val Venis
European Heavyweight Title Match: Shane McMahon (c) def. X-Pac
Hell in a Cell Match: Undertaker def. Big Boss Man
World Heavyweight Title No-DQ Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. The Rock (c)

WrestleMania 2000
April 2, 2000
Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA

World Tag Team Titles Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: Edge & Christian def. Dudley Boyz & Hardy Boyz
Two-Fall Triple Threat Match for the I-C and European Titles: Kurt Angle (c) vs Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Title Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match: Triple H (c) def. The Rock, Mick Foley & Big Show

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFCbBWS-JZM
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