Hard to believe it's been 28 years since the original WrestleMania, which made history on March 31, 1985 via closed circuit television from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
The event, as a whole, was extraordinarily gimmicky, with the inclusion of pop star Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T, the badass from the cult classic show, A-Team. Muhammad Ali was a special guest referee, and we also had the $15,000 body slam challenge between Andre the Giant and Big John Studd -- but all that extra stuff hardly mattered.
That's because spectacle or not, it was a damn good show.
Only two matches crossed the ten-minute mark, including the main event that saw Hulk Hogan and Mr. T (with Jimmy Snuka) defeat Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff (with Cowboy Bob Orton). The other was David Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake.
Highlight video playlist of WrestleMania-I right here for you, CageSiders:
Alright old-timers, where do you rank the debut WrestleMania among the all-time best?
And now, from the desk of our CSS Senior Editor, for your viewing pleasure we bring to you:
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31 March 2012
- WWE Hall of Fame 2012: Ric Flair gets emotional during Four Horsemen induction (Pic) by The General Mar 31, 2012 8:34 PM CDT - 6 comments
- Brock Lesnar arrives in Miami guarded by security, rumored to have signed one year deal with WWE by The General Mar 31, 2012 7:29 PM CDT - 158 comments
- Ring of Honor (ROH) Showdown in the Sun: Night Two quick results from WrestleMania 28 weekend by Sergio Hernandez Mar 31, 2012 6:23 PM CDT - 9 comments
- Video: Santino Marella tours WrestleMania Axxess for Foreign Exchange episode by The General Mar 31, 2012 6:00 PM CDT - 1 comment
- WWE Hall of Fame ceremony live coverage on Facebook tonight (March 31) in Miami by The General Mar 31, 2012 5:00 PM CDT - 7 comments
- What does the WWE Hall of Fame actually honor? by Jason Mann Mar 31, 2012 2:00 PM CDT - 9 comments
- WrestleMania 29 main event still up in the air but announcement expected on Raw next Monday (April 2) by The General Mar 31, 2012 12:30 PM CDT - 1 comment
- CM Punk vs Chris Jericho video preview for WrestleMania 28 WWE championship match by The General Mar 31, 2012 11:00 AM CDT - 1 comment
- WrestleMania 28 free live stream of WWE tag team championship match added to April 1 event by The General Mar 31, 2012 10:00 AM CDT - 8 comments
- A brief history of John Cena at WrestleMania by Jason Mann Mar 31, 2012 7:00 AM CDT - 7 comments
- Video: John Morrison is awesome as Triple H vs Undertaker in a battle rap by The General Mar 31, 2012 12:18 AM CDT - 14 comments