WrestleMania is the biggest PPV event of the WWE year, taking place in March or April at stadiums across North America. The inaugural WrestleMania was held in 1985, with Vince McMahon set on creating a Super Bowl-like event for the WWF. The first WrestleMania was at Madison Square Garden and included participants like Hulk Hogan, Mr. T and Roddy Piper. Muhammad Ali was a “special guest enforcer,” and that kicked off a pattern of having celebrities in the event as well as wrestlers. Other stars, like Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Lawrence Taylor have also been involved, as well as many musical guests.
The event has a long list of fights, but McMahon usually leaves the biggest fight of the year for the last one on the card at WrestleMania. Hulk Hogan, being the biggest name in wrestling throughout the 80s, participated in the main event in eight of the first nine WrestleManias. Some of his opponents included Andre the Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, and Sgt. Slaughter. Throughout the 2000s, Triple H was the big-time name, fighting The Rock, The Big Show, Chris Jericho and John Cena. The Rock also came back from his successful movie career to participate in WrestleMania with fights against John Cena in 2012 and 2013. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for WrestleMania tickets.
2017 WrestleMania 32 Preview
WrestleMania 32 is set to go down on April 3, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be the first time that WrestleMania will be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and the third time the event has been held in Texas. The hype around WrestleMania 32, combined with the large seating capacity at AT&T Stadium, has led many to speculate that it will be the highest attended WrestleMania of all time. The current record is held by WrestleMania III which had 93,178 fans in attendance. The headlining event at WrestleMania 32 will see longtime WWE star Triple H take on Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. WrestleMania has been the biggest event on the WWE calendar for over 30 years, and WrestleMania 32 is one of the top events in wrestling entertainment in 2016.
WrestleMania Event Guide
When is the card and main event set prior to WrestleMania?
That is usually very fluid, and fight announcements can happen at any time in the months and weeks leading up to the event. Follow the WWE in the month before and you’ll see the announcement come in.
Where will WrestleMania be in the upcoming years?
The next WrestleMania will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is one of the largest to host WrestleMania and record crowds are expected. The venue has not been set for the 2017 edition of WrestleMania.
Who will be at WrestleMania?
The best and most popular wrestlers at the time of the event will be included every year, as well as some guest and celebrity appearances.