On This Day 32 Years Ago WrestleMania Was Born

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32 years ago today, WrestleMania was born. The first WrestleMania took place on March 31, 1985 at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. The first annual WrestleMania featured Hulk Hogan and Mr. T squaring off with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff in the main event. WrestleMania also featured appearances by pop culture icons Muhammad Ali, Liberace, Cyndi Lauper, and Billy Martin.
Here's a look at the match-ups from the first annual WrestleMania:
The Executioner vs. Tito Santana
King Kong Bundy vs. SD Jones
Matt Borne vs. Ricky Steamboat
David Sammartino with Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake with Johnny Valiant
Greg Valentine with Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog
Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik with Freddie Blassie vs. The U.S. Express (Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham) with Captain Lou Albano
Big John Studd with Bobby Heenan vs. Andre The Giant
Wendi Richter with Cyndi Lauper vs. Leilani Kai with The Fabulous Moolah
Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff with Bob Orton vs. Hulk Hogan & Mr. T with Jimmy Snuka

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