Prior to WrestleMania 32, there was only one week left. Almost all matches have already been announced. Many fans recall the moments of last year’s Mania, fall into nostalgia for the past in the world of professional wrestling, and scroll through the main events of the past 31 major shows from the company Vince McMahon. We suggest that you now familiarize yourself with ten surprising facts, which you may not even have known before. Let’s start!
1. At all WrestleMania, which took place on April 1, in the main event there were baby bibs
In the WWE history, only 4 times WrestleMania was held on April 1, and in all cases, the show was closed with baby bibs, which is very rare, especially for the main show of the year. In 1990 in the main event, Hulk Hogan met with the Last Warrior. In 2001, Steve Austin and Scala held a match as good guys. In 2007, the main WWE face John Cena defended the title from the face of Shawn Michaels. In 2012, Cena and Scala staged a battle of legends, performing face-shows. The next WrestleMania, which will be held on April 1, will be held in 2018.
2. None of the matches last for more than 10 minutes
And there is nothing strange in it. Division divs at any time was positioned as a secondary. The longest match involving women took place at WrestleMania 22 with Trish Stratus and Mickey James, which lasted 8 minutes and 48 seconds. It was a very entertaining match, mainly because of Mickey’s uninhibited activities, and of course, they deserved to go over the mark in 10 minutes. Two more matches involving women could last 10 minutes, but in both cases, they were teamed with men. So at WrestleMania 2000, China with Tu Cool (Scott Taylor and Brian Christopher) defeated the Radicals in 9 minutes and 48 seconds. At WrestleMania 14 Sable together with Mark Mero confronted Luna Vashon and Goldust, then the match lasted 9 minutes and 11 seconds.
3. Shawn Michaels is the only performer who took part in WrestleMania in 4 different decades.
For such an achievement, Shawn had to actively perform from the 1980s to 2010. The first WrestleMania was in 1989 when he was 23 years old. In the end, 21 years passed and Michaels had left the world of professional wrestling at WrestleMania 26 at age 44. Sean has 15 matches on WrestleMania, most of which have gone down in history, and the “Smoothie” has received add-ons called “Mr. WrestleMania”.
4. From 2006 to 2012, only one winner of Royal Rumble fell into the main event WrestleMania
This man became Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25 in 2009. Jim Ross, Michael Cole or any other commentator argue that the winner of Royal Rumble will definitely get into the main event WrestleMania, However, this is not always the case. For six years, only one star, who won the January Battle, led Mania and lost. In 2006, Ray Mysterio, who won the Royal Rumble, did not take a place in the main event, and his match at the show was 9th in the account. In 2007, the Undertaker was faced with a similar situation, having spent his promised title on WrestleMania in the middle of the show, and not at the end. In 2008, John Cena, who unexpectedly won the Royal Rumble, at WrestleMania took part in the 7th match. In 2010, the winner of the Battle of Edge performed in the 7th match at the then main show. Well, in 2011 and 2012 the winners of Royal Rumble matches (Alberto Del Rio and Seamus) took part in the opening games of Mania.
5. Big Boss Man was the first to win wrestling matches at WrestleMania in 3 different decades
Like Shawn, Big Boss Man first played WrestleMania in 1989, and Michaels was one of his rivals. Then the Boss won. Later he defeated Akim in 1990 and Mr. Perfect in 1991, he also won the team match at WrestleMania 1992. In early 1993, the Boss left the WWE but returned already in the midst of Attitude. In 1999, he lost to Undertaker, but in 2000 at WrestleMania, he held a team match against Bull, against DeLo Brown and Godfather, in which he again won.
6. Three wrestlers lost at WrestleMania 10 and more times. Again, Shawn Michaels will be here.
Shawn was the first loser who lost 11 times to WrestleMania. Next in this “club” entered the best friend of Michaels Triple H. At WrestleMania 30, he lost to Daniel Brian, achieving 10 defeats in the history of his appearances on the main show of the year. If Triple H will lose this year as well, he would be able to compare with his friend. The next was the Big Show. Not only that, he lost in 6 Mania in a row, so also on WrestleMania 30 was defeated 10 times. If Shaw loses again, it will be the third who lost 11 times.
7. In addition to the Undertaker, only Edge had a less impressive string.
At one point, Edge had his own wins on WrestleMania, which ended in 2007. The opportunist had a series of 5 victories. First, he won the WrestleMania team match 16 and 17, then defeated Booker Ti at WrestleMania 18. He missed the next two Manias due to the back injury, and when he returned, he continued his striker, beating the first in the history of Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 21. A year later, he defeated Mick Foley in one of the most brutal matches at the main show of the year. Alas, at WrestleMania 23 he lost … WWE lost the major opportunity to nominate a “duel of strikers”, as at WrestleMania 24 Edge will meet with Undertaker, but he will go to the main show of the year with a statistic of 5:1.
8. Rob Van Dam is now the only owner of the invincible striker at WrestleMania.
After the defeat of the Edge, and then of the Undertaker, only Rob Van Dam can boast, though smaller than the previously listed individuals, but still a striker of victories at WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 18, he defeated William Regal and became the new IR champion, at the 20th main show of the year he defended the team titles with Booker Tee, won the case of Money in the Bank by 22, and won 23 in the team match, keeping Matt Stryker.
9. Triple H is the second who played 20 matches at WrestleMania
At WrestleMania32 Triple H held his 20th match at WrestleMan levelling line only with the Undertaker. Two decades ago, Triple Hitch began building his legacy on the main show of the year. For 20 years he missed only one Mania. It happened in 2007 when the King of Kings was injured in January. In addition, Triple H has become the oldest WWE wrestler, who took part in the match for the main title at WrestleMania. Before that, the record was set by Batista, who at the age of 45 fought for the WWE championship two years ago. Before them, Rick Flair at 43 years old took part in a similar match at WrestleMania 1992.
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