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WrestleMania 35

7 Apr 2019

WWE WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event that is held annually by WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). As some WWE Wrestlers have put it, WWE WrestleMania is the Superbowl of the wrestling business. For WWE Superstars, it is considered the highest honor to main-event WWE WrestleMania.


When Did the first WWE WrestleMania take place?

WWE WrestleMania was created by Vince McMahon and the first WWE Wrestlemania was presented on March 31st, 1985 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The reported attendance for the event was reported to be 19,121.


Why Did Vince McMahon create WWE WrestleMania?

WWE WrestleMania was created in response to Jim Crockett Promotions’ Starrcade. The first Starrcade was a financial success was first started in 1983. Vince McMahon was, by nature, a dominant businessman who wanted to rule the wrestling business in its entirety. When Vince McMahon bought the franchise from his father, he had the intent of taking the WWE national and by default, pushing it across the world. WrestleMania would be his launchpad for doing just that.


How Did Vince McMahon promote WWE WrestleMania?

Vince McMahon was a visionary in his own right. Taking advantage of the media landscape at the time, he cross promoted with MTV, which in itself was a visionary product on its own. He aired two wrestling specials. He also enlisted the list of celebrities who were popular at the time to promote WWE WrestleMania. Some of the celebrities who were part of the first WWE WrestleMania included Muhammad Ali, Liberace w/ The Rockettes and MLB Manager Billy Martin. Cyndi Lauper also accompanied Hulk Hogan and Mr. T to the ring in the main event.


WWE Wrestlemania Reception

While some may argue about the quality of the first WWE WrestleMania, It changed the wrestling business forever. It was Vince McMahon who coined the term ‘sports entertainment’ and signaled a move away from Professional Wrestling. The first WWE WrestleMania was a pure example of it and it created the Golden Era of professional wrestling. WrestleMania 35 will be held at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on April 07, 2019.



List of Past WWE WrestleMania Events, Dates, Venues, Locations and Main Events

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EventDateLocationVenueMain event
WrestleManiaMarch 31, 1985New York CityMadison Square GardenHulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff with special guest referees Muhammad Aliand Pat Patterson
WrestleMania 2April 07, 1986Uniondale, New YorkNassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumMr. T vs. Roddy Piper in a boxing match
WrestleMania 2April 07, 1986Rosemont, IllinoisRosemont HorizonGreg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake (c) vs. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) for the WWF Tag Team Championship
WrestleMania 2April 07, 1986Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles Memorial Sports ArenaHulk Hogan (c) vs. King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania IIIMarch 29, 1987Pontiac, MichiganPontiac SilverdomeHulk Hogan (c) vs. André the Giant for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania IVMarch 27, 1988Atlantic City, New JerseyAtlantic City Convention HallRandy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase for the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania VApril 2, 1989Atlantic City, New JerseyAtlantic City Convention HallRandy Savage (c) vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania VIApril 1, 1990Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSkyDomeThe Ultimate Warrior (c) vs. Hulk Hogan (c) for the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight and World Heavyweight Championships
WrestleMania VIIMarch 24, 1991Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles Memorial Sports ArenaSgt. Slaughter (c) vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania VIIIApril 5, 1992Indianapolis, IndianaHoosier DomeHulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice
WrestleMania IXApril 4, 1993Paradise, NevadaCaesars PalaceYokozuna (c) vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship[a]
WrestleMania XMarch 20, 1994New York CityMadison Square GardenYokozuna (c) vs. Bret Hart for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship with special guest referee Roddy Piper
WrestleMania XIApril 2, 1995Hartford, ConnecticutHartford Civic CenterBam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor with special guest referee Pat Patterson
WrestleMania XIIMarch 31, 1996Anaheim, CaliforniaArrowhead PondBret Hart (c) vs. Shawn Michaels in a 60-Minute Iron Man match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania 13March 23, 1997Rosemont, IllinoisRosemont HorizonSycho Sid (c) vs. The Undertaker in a No Disqualification match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania XIVMarch 29, 1998Boston, MassachusettsFleetCenterShawn Michaels (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship with special guest enforcer Mike Tyson
WrestleMania XVMarch 28, 1999Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFirst Union CenterThe Rock (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin in a No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship with special guest referee Mankind
WrestleMania 2000April 2, 2000Anaheim, CaliforniaArrowhead PondTriple H (c) vs. The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Mick Foley in a Fatal four-way elimination match for the WWF Championship
WrestleMania X-SevenApril 1, 2001Houston, TexasReliant AstrodomeThe Rock (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin in a No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship
WrestleMania X8March 17, 2002Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSkyDomeChris Jericho (c) vs. Triple H for the Undisputed WWF Championship
WrestleMania XIXMarch 30, 2003Seattle, WashingtonSafeco FieldKurt Angle (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania XXMarch 14, 2004New York CityMadison Square GardenTriple H (c) vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania 21April 3, 2005Los Angeles, CaliforniaStaples CenterTriple H (c) vs. Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania 22April 2, 2006Rosemont, IllinoisAllstate ArenaJohn Cena (c) vs. Triple H for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania 23April 1, 2007Detroit, MichiganFord FieldJohn Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania XXIVMarch 30, 2008Orlando, FloridaFlorida Citrus BowlEdge (c) vs. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania XXVApril 5, 2009Houston, TexasReliant StadiumTriple H (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania XXVIMarch 28, 2010Glendale, ArizonaUniversity of Phoenix StadiumThe Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in a No Disqualification Streak vs. Career match
WrestleMania XXVIIApril 3, 2011Atlanta, GeorgiaGeorgia DomeThe Miz (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania XXVIIIApril 1, 2012Miami Gardens, FloridaSun Life StadiumJohn Cena vs. The Rock
WrestleMania 29April 7, 2013East Rutherford, New JerseyMetLife StadiumThe Rock (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
WrestleMania XXXApril 6, 2014New Orleans, LouisianaMercedes-Benz SuperdomeRandy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania 31March 29, 2015Santa Clara, CaliforniaLevi's StadiumBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship[b]
WrestleMania 32April 3, 2016Arlington, TexasAT&T StadiumTriple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WrestleMania 33April 2, 2017Orlando, FloridaCamping World StadiumThe Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns in a No Holds Barred match
WrestleMania 34April 8, 2018New Orleans, LouisianaMercedes-Benz SuperdomeBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
WrestleMania 35April 7, 2019East Rutherford, New JerseyMetLife StadiumTBD


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