The first WrestleMania
The face of professional wrestling changed forever on March 31, 1985 because that day the inaugural edition of WrestleMania took place. The main event saw Hulk Hogan and Mr. T take on Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper in a match that was won by the former duo. The guest referee for that match was none other than the legendary Muhammad Ali. What began as a bit of an experiment turned into a huge commercial and critical success. That paved the way for it to be held annually and the tradition has carried on since then to take WWE and WrestleMania to new heights.
WrestleMania and its stars
The subsequent thirty WrestleManias have made the event the biggest of its kind. No other wrestling event generates the kind of buzz and excitement that WrestleMania manages to generate annually. Superstars like Shawn Michael, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Trish, Lita, Randy Savage, the Undertaker, Kane, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Bret Hart, John Cena and Chris Jericho among others have played an instrument role in making WrestleMania the wrestling juggernaut it is today.
The road to WrestleMania began with the Royal Rumble pay per view when Triple H stunned the wrestling fraternity by returning out of the blue to win his fourteenth World Title. That set the ball rolling for what promises to be one of the biggest WrestleManias in history.
Barring an injury or some exceptional circumstances, Triple H will be defending the title at WrestleMania 32. His opponent for the showpiece match is yet to be decided but the picture will become clearer in the not so distant future. Another big question being asked right now is whether the great Undertaker will feature on the “grandest stage of them all” once again? If so, who will he go up against? Plenty of other fascinating storylines are developing between different superstars and they will eventually end up translating into a series of thrilling WrestleMania 32 matches.
The attendance record
The famous AT&T Stadium will play host to WrestleMania 32 and WWE will take a shot at creating a new attendance record for the event. 93, 173 fans turned up at the Silverdome on March 29, 1987 to set a WrestleMania record that still stands. The AT&T Stadium will give the WWE a chance to better that. It will take a special effort to set a new record but at the same time, not a lot of people will put it past WWE to set a new attendance benchmark this year.
There will be plenty for fans to look forward to at WrestleMania 32. Like always WWE is putting out all the stops to make sure it is an event to remember for ages. Book your WrestleMania XXXII tickets and be a part of this historic occasion live.