WrestleMania 1985 (I)

WrestleMania 1

WrestleMania 1

The Greatest Wrestling Event of All Time!

Date: March 31 1985 Attendance: 19, 121 Venue: Madison Square Garden City: New York City, New York

Theme Song: “Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins

The inaugural edition of the WrestleMania event aired on 31/03/1985 from Madison Square Garden in New York City. There were nine matches contested on the card and three championships on the line. The main event featured WWE Champion Hulk Hogan teaming up with mainstream actor, Mr T against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. The event was aired originally on closed-circuit television, accumulating over one million viewers. This event is seen as the first pay-per-view offered by the WWE, beginning a tradition that still remains to this day.

Don’t forget to check out the OSR for the WrestleMania 1 coming very very soon!

WrestleMania 1 Results

Tito Santana defeated The Executioner

Time: 04:50

King Kong Bundy (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Special Delivery Jones

Time: 00:24

Ricky Steamboat defeated Matt Borne

Time: 04:38

David Sammartino (w/ Bruno Sammartino) fought Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny Valiant) to a Double Disqualification

Time: 11:44

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Junkyard Dog defeated Greg Valentine (c) (w/ Jimmy Hart) via Countout

As a result of the Countout finish, Greg Valentine remained WWE Intercontinental Champion

Time: 06:55

WWE Tag Team Championship

Nikolai Volokoff and The Iron Sheik (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated The US Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo) (c) (w/ Lou Albano) to capture the championship

Time: 06:56

$15,000 Body Slam Challenge

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan)

Time: 05:54

WWE Women’s Championship

Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) defeated Leilani Kai (c) (w/ The Fabulous Moolah) to capture the championship

Time: 06:12

Hulk Hogan and Mr. T (w/ Jimmy Snuka) defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff (w/ Bob Orton)

Special Guest Referees: Muhammad Ali and Pat Patterson

Time: 13:24

Other WrestleMania 1 On-Screen Talent

Event Commentators

Jesse “The Body” Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon


Gene Okerlund and Lord Alfred Hayes

Ring Announcers

Howard Finkel and Billy Martin (Main Event)

Special Guest Timekeeper (Main Event)


Special Guests (Main Event)

The Rockettes


Jack Lutz, Dick Kroll, Joey Marella and Henry Terranova

Image Credit: 411Mania.com

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