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.
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In WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, the Undertaker saw his undefeated streak at the event come to an end with a loss to Brock Lesnar. Also on the card was Triple H, who lost to Daniel Bryan for a spot in the Thriple Threat Match that was the Main Event of the night. Before that, John Cena beat Bray Wyatt and the Shield was able to take down Kane and the New Age Outlaws. In the main event, Byran beat both Randy Orton and Batista by submission.
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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. The Rock vs. John Cena was announced a year in advance, while sometimes a fight may be announced the week before on Raw. 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 the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers and will be only one year old at the time of the event. The venue has not been set for the 2016 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.