Wrestlemania 2 (1986)

WrestleMania 2

WrestleMania 2

The Premier Sporting Event of the Year!

Date: April 7, 1986

Following the huge success of WrestleMania 1 in 1985, WWE decided to go one bigger with WrestleMania 2 and hold one event in three separate venues across the United States. The cities were New York, Rosemont and Los Angeles each hosting their own individual portion of the event with over 40,000 people watching the show live. Each portion of the event was approximately an hour in length, and had its own unique main event.  Mr. T versus Roddy Piper concluded the show in New York, a Battle Royal featuring various WWE and NFL Superstars concluded the event in Rosemont whilst Hulk Hogan versus King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage main evented the show from Los Angeles.

Don’t forget to check out the OSR for the WrestleMania 2 right here!

Portion 1

Attendance: 16,585 Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum | City: Uniondale, New York

“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff fought “Magnificent” Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) to a Double Count-out

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Randy “Macho Man” Savage (c) (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated George “The Animal” Steele to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated George Wells

Boxing Match

Mr. T (w/ Joe Frazier and The Haiti Kid) defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (w/ Cowboy Bob Orton) via Disqualification

Portion 2

Attendance: 9,000 Venue: Rosemont Horizon | City: Rosemont, Illinois

WWE Women’s Championship

The Fabulous Moolah (c) defeated Velvet McIntyre to retain the WWE Women’s Championship

Flag Match

Corporal Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Classie Freddie Blassie)

WWE and NFL Battle Royal
Andre the Giant won the Battle Royal, last eliminating Bret Hart

Other Participants were: Jimbo Covert (Chicago Bears), Pedro Morales, Tony Atlas, Ted Arcidi, Harvey Martin (Dallas Cowboys), Dan Spivey, Hillbilly Jim, King Tonga, The Iron Sheik, Ernie Holmes (Pittsburgh Steelers), Big John Studd, B. Brian Blair, Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell, Bill Fralic (Atlanta Falcons), Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Russ Francis (San Francisco 49ers), Bruno Sammartino and William “Refrigerator” Perry (Chicago Bears)

WWE Tag Team Championship

The British Bulldogs: Davey Boy Smith and The Dynmaie Kid (w/ Captain Lou Albano and Ozzy Osbourne) defeated The Dream Team: Brutus Beefcake and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (w/ Luscious Johnny Valiant) to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship

Portion 3

Attendance: 14,500 Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena | City: Los Angeles, California

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Hercules

“Adorable” Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Uncle Elmer

Terry & Hoss Funk (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito Santana and The Junkyard Dog

WWE Championship: Steel Cage Match

Hulk Hogan (c) defeated King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) to retain the WWE Championship

Other WrestleMania 2 On-Screen Talent

Event Commentators

Vince McMahon and Susan Saint James (New York)

Gorilla Monsoon, Gene Okerlund and Cathy Lee Crosby (Rosemont), with Ernie Ladd (Battle Royal)

Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Lord Alfred Hayes and Elvira (Los Angeles)

Ring Announcers

Howard Finkel (New York), Chet Coppock (Rosemont), Lee Marshall (Los Angeles) and Tommy Losorda (Main Event)

Image Credit: SportsKeeda.com

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