At which two back-to-back WrestleManias did The Undertaker wrestle Shawn Michaels?
The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels had two of the best matches in WrestleMania history. Their back-to-back clashes stole the show and were praised by fans all over the world. Their first one was a standalone dream match, while their second saw Undertaker put up his Streak against The Heartbreak Kids’s career.
Pete Rose was Tombstoned by Kane on how many editions of WrestleMania?
Kane himself admitted in 2012 that he had “an unhealthy obsession” with Tombstoning baseball legend Pete Rose. Maybe it was done to give Kane more heat going into his WrestleMania matches, or maybe it was something WWE thought people would find funny. Either way, Rose’s close encounters with Kane happened on more than one occasion.
The Battle of the Billionaires between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump took place at which WrestleMania?
One of the biggest most financially successful WrestleManias was the one that involved Donald Trump. At the time he was a businessman and a high-profile TV personality that was noted for his “unique” hairstyle. In one of the wackiest and most memorable WrestleMania matches ever, Trump and Vince McMahon each picked a wrestler (Bobby Lashley and Umaga respectively) to represent them, and the loser would have their head shaved then and there.
Which is the only venue to host three different WrestleManias?
Every year a big question comes up regarding which city and venue will get to host WrestleMania. The event has become something of a cultural phenomenon, so any city that gets to host it usually gets a massive boost to its economy. And while WrestleMania has taken place in many venues on two occasions, only one has hosted three different editions of the event.
Daniel Bryan wrestled the opening match and the show-closing main event at which WrestleMania?
Daniel Bryan’s main event ascent was not originally planned to be a part of WrestleMania. But the organic fan following he gained was so passionate and so unyielding that they forced WWE’s hand. This led to Bryan working two matches on the same night: a big show-opening match and then in the main event in the same evening.
Why did WWE change the venue for WrestleMania VII from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena?
This show was originally supposed to take place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a massive venue with a maximum capacity of 77,500. But instead, the show took place in a smaller nearby arena that fit 17,000. And while there were multiple reasons cited for this change, there was one that was the strongest influence.
The fabled “icon vs. icon” match between Hulk Hogan and The Rock took place at which WrestleMania?
This legendary match was something many wrestling fans had long clamored for. It pitted the biggest and most charismatic superstar of the 1980s and early 1990s against the biggest and most charismatic star of the late 1990s and 2000s. While one of them was supposed to be the clear villain, the audience loved him so much that he changed the layout of the match to fit the crowd reaction more appropriately.
Who won the inaugural Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 21?
The Money in the Bank Ladder Match and briefcase has become one of the most popular and successful concepts in WWE history. More often than not, whoever has won that match later became world champion. And while the ladder matches and cash-ins over the years have been mixed in terms of surprise and success, none of them have topped how great the first one was.
Which of the following wrestlers has main evented the most consecutive WrestleManias?
Even though WWE has started touting more than one match as “main event matches,” the truth is far simpler. The final, show-closing match is the
real main event on any show, including WrestleMania. And one of these four men has one of the most impressive streaks of consecutive appearances in that prestigious show-closing spot.
Which edition of WrestleMania featured only one singles match?
There has been an approach for many years in WWE to get as many people onto the show as possible. In most years, that philosophy has translated into a ton of singles and tag matches, plus a few battle royals. But there was one year when things went in a different direction and all but one of the matches on the card featured more than two wrestlers in the ring.
Mike Tyson appeared as the special guest enforcer at which WrestleMania?
One of the most influential people for WWE during the Monday Night Wars was Mike Tyson. Vince McMahon convinced him to play a key part in one WrestleMania’s main storyline, which worked for him because he wasn’t signed to any boxing events at the time. Tyson’s involvement at that event, and his interactions with WWE wrestlers, were instrumental in shifting the tide of the battle with WCW in WWE’s favor.
Which of the following matches did NOT take place at WrestleMania X-Seven?
WrestleMania X-Seven is widely regarded as not only the best WrestleMania of all time, but the best wrestling PPV of all time. It had something for everyone, from great technical grappling to wacky and over-the-top theatrics, to insane weapons-based spot-fests. But of the four matches listed, one of them actually didn’t take place on this awesome show.
Shaquille O’Neal participated in which WrestleMania’s edition of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal?
Many people have long thought that Shaquille O’Neal would transition to wrestling perfectly after his basketball career ended. He was tall, athletic, and had a natural presence and charisma about him—and he was a fan. But getting him to do a straight singles match proved to be impossible. WWE eventually managed to get Shaq into a wrestling ring, but it was merely as a surprise extra in the annual multi-man battle royal.
As of April 2021, what is The Undertaker’s WrestleMania record?
After The Undertaker suffered his shocking loss to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX, many people thought he should’ve retired then and there. After all, he had done everything and had achieved every possible accolade. But the man behind the gimmick was and still is extremely loyal to Vince McMahon and kept wrestling for a few more WrestleManias, sometimes being thrown into questionable storylines that didn’t make sense whatsoever.
Who made a cameo appearance as a gangster during John Cena’s WrestleMania 22 entrance?
WrestleMania, like most WWE shows, tend to have thematic elements incorporated into the spectacle of the show. Sometimes these themes have been expressed as pieces of décor as part of the WrestleMania set. In other cases, that theme bled into wrestlers’ entrances. At WrestleMania 22, John Cena entered the arena in a 1940s-era car while two gangsters flanked it holding Tommy guns. And one of those gangsters was known for his wrestling work outside of WWE.
Who was in Michael Cole’s corner in his match with Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania XXVII?
One of the worst feuds in WrestleMania history was the one between commentators Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole. WWE had fully embraced the fans’ ire for Cole as an announcer and transformed him into an annoying on-screen character that mocked his colleague Jerry Lawler. And while Lawler was a trained wrestler, Cole was not, so Cole needed someone to do the heavy lifting for him in an infamous and unforgettably-bad WrestleMania match.
WrestleMania III is especially famous for what reason(s)?
WrestleMania III marked a departure from the failure of the previous year’s event. Instead of WrestleMania having three events hosted simultaneously, it was just one single show with one single card. And to this very day, WrestleMania III is brought up regularly as one of if not the single-greatest edition of the annual event. But why is that?
What is the correct order of Shawn Michaels’ WrestleMania opponents between 2003 and 2010?
Shawn Michaels had a second run in WWE that was way better than it had any right to be. What was supposed to be only a handful of matches turned into an entire second half of his career. And just like he had been before his devastating back injury, Michaels was “Mr. WrestleMania.” Even when he wasn’t in the main event, he stole the show more often than not. He was that good of a performer.
Jericho, HHH/Benoit, Angle, Vince, Cena, Flair, Undertaker
Jericho, HHH/Benoit, Vince, Angle, Cena, Flair, Undertaker
HHH/Benoit, Angle, Jericho, Vince, Cena, Flair, Undertaker
Jericho, HHH/Benoit, Angle, Cena, Flair, Vince, Undertaker
Kane holds the record for shortest world championship match in WrestleMania history, at only eight seconds long. Whom did Kane defeat in this match?
Maybe it was because he had nothing else to do, or maybe it was a way to reward Kane for his dedication and loyalty to WWE. Either way, Kane won a battle royal before an edition of WrestleMania. And in winning, he earned a singles match on the actual WrestleMania card. And he won that match in eight seconds with one single move.
Which WrestleMania marked the debut of the concept of the winner of the Royal Rumble receiving a shot at the world title at ‘Mania?
Nowadays, most wrestling fans know that the winner of the Royal Rumble match automatically gets a shot at a world title of their choosing. But it wasn’t always so. There was a time when there was only one world title, so the winner main eventing WrestleMania was basically guranteed. But even that concept wasn’t always the case. The first Royal Rumble took place in 1988, but the winner getting a WrestleMania main event spot wasn’t part of the Rumble in the beginning.
Lawrence Taylor main evented WrestleMania XI and faced which wrestler?
WrestleMania has an interesting history involving celebrities getting physically involved with wrestlers. At WrestleMania XI, football player Lawrence Taylor was brought in to help drum up some interest and potential cross-promotional appeal. But since Taylor wasn’t a trained wrestler, WWE needed someone they could rely on to help him have a match worthy of the main event spot.
At which two WrestleManias did Brock Lesnar and Goldberg wrestle each other?
Brock Lesnar and Goldberg are two of the most badass wrestlers to ever set foot into a WWE ring. And yet, their WrestleMania encounters together came about due to… interesting… circumstances. Their first encounter was an unbridled disaster due to rumors leaking that both men were leaving the company. And their second encounter many years later was all about Goldberg trying to have one last hurrah as a wrestler before retiring.
At which WrestleMania did Batista retire and whom did he face in that final match?
Batista became a big star in WWE during the mid-to-late 2000s. He won the 2005 Royal Rumble and main evented WrestleMania 21. He and The Undertaker stole the show at WrestleMania 23. And he had an intense match with John Cena at WrestleMania XXVI. He left WWE in 2010 and made a short-term return in 2013 and 2014. After his main event run in 2014 fizzled out, Batista didn’t return until he was ready to wrestle his retirement match.
Which wrestler has appeared in the most consecutive WrestleManias?
It’s incredibly hard for any pro wrestler to have a long and successful career. And it’s even harder to be in good enough condition to appear at the same event on a yearly basis for a long time. Injuries can happen at any time, and when they do they can take you out for an unknown amount of time. And yet, one of these four wrestlers not only overcame serious injury, but he managed to come back and appear in more consecutive WrestleManias than the other three.
Whom did Edge spear from the top of the ladder in the TLC II match at WrestleMania X-Seven?
WrestleMania X-Seven had lots of great matches, but the TLC match between Edge & Christian, The Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boyz stole the show. It was 15 minutes of utter mayhem involving tables, ladders, and chairs. There were so many crazy moments, but the most iconic one was when Edge climbed a ladder and speared one of his opponents – who was hanging in midair from the titles – from 20 feet in the air to the mat. Many people still call that the defining moment of Edge’s career.
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania undefeated streak began at which WrestleMania and against which opponent?
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak wasn’t something that was planned from the start. The early years of the Streak came together purely by happenstance. It just so happened that Undertaker won in those matches. It wasn’t until well over a decade after his first win (against one of these four wrestlers) that The Streak really became a thing.
What role did Arnold Schwarzenegger play at WrestleMania 31?
WrestleMania has a long tradition of including celebrities and non-wrestlers in one way or another at the event. One such a celebrity was Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most famous actors and bodybuilders – and politicians – in modern times. Although he only ended up playing a bit part at WrestleMania 31, apparently that was enough of a role for him to be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Which WrestleMania featured the (in)famous Hulk Hogan run-in and his 22-second victory over Yokozuna?
In one of the most controversial moments in WrestleMania history, Yokozuna got his WWF/E championship moment stolen from him. After winning in the main event, Hulk Hogan appeared out of nowhere. Utter nonsense ensued and Yokozuna’s manager Mr. Fuji made a sudden call to challenge Hogan to a title match then and there. Less than a minute later, Hogan was world champion again.
Which of the following WrestleMania main event matches did NOT include a special guest referee?
for a number of reasons. Sometimes it was to add more prestige or pageantry to the show. On other occasions it was done because there was a story involving the wrestlers and the referee. And on others still, the match needed an official to call the match that wasn’t made of glass and wouldn’t be knocked unconscious from a single punch or kick.
How many WrestleManias have concluded with Triple Threat Matches?
Singles matches are considered the purest form of wrestling. They’re the simplest, most straightforward matches possible and don’t require much effort to tell a story. Adding more people to the mix tends to complicate things, which is why matches with more than two opposing sides have rarely closed WrestleManias. But Triple Threat Matches have happened in WrestleMania main events. The question is, how many times?
What urban legend persists to this day about the main event of WrestleMania 13?
WrestleMania 13 is remembered for a number of reasons. The biggest one is the now-iconic submission match between Bret Hart and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin that caused the former to become a villain and helped catapult the latter to superstardom. But that amazing match wasn’t the show-closing main event; that honor belonged to Sid vs. The Undertaker. That match wasn’t anywhere near as good as the submission match, and its negative quality in relation to that one spawned an urban legend about what happened in that match.
Which edition of WrestleMania was the first to be main evented by two wrestlers wrestling under their real names?
Pro wrestling has long been about over-the-top and larger-than-life characters. For decades, wrestlers have been given special ringnames to distinguish themselves from the average person. After all, who is a fan more likely to buy a ticket to see, someone named “Hulk Hogan” or someone named “Terry Bollea?” But this philosophy came to an end at one point, when one edition of WrestleMania was main evented by two people wrestling under their real names.
Which WrestleMania took place earliest in the calendar year?
Over the past 37 years, WrestleMania has mostly been a late-March or early-April event. This has given it enough time for stories emanating from the Royal Rumble to develop and for fan interest to reach its highest possible level. Interestingly, this year, the 2021 two-show edition will be the latest in the year that it has ever been, taking place on April 10
th and 11 th. But there has been one edition that took place earlier in the year than any other WrestleMania to date, which sort of throws off that schedule WWE started with back in 1985.
At which WrestleMania(s) did Edge & Christian win the WWF/E Tag Team Championships?
Edge & Christian became one of the top tag teams of the 21st century thanks to their incredible and memorable tag matches. They became famous for their weapons-focused matches, which meshed well with the hardcore legends the Dudleyz and the daredevil acrobatics of the Hardy Boyz. These three teams met many times throughout the early 2000s, including at WrestleMania events in which titles were on the line.
Which of the following wrestlers was NOT one of the legends that Chris Jericho wrestled at WrestleMania 25?
In early 2009, Chris Jericho was involved in a feud with actor Mickey Rourke. This feud stemmed over Rourke portraying the fictional character Randy “The Ram” Robinson in the critically-acclaimed film
The Wrestler. Jericho called Rourke out and challenged him, but Rourke wasn’t going to actually wrestle Jericho. Instead, Rourke found himself a group of legends willing to take Jericho on for him in a handicap match.
What was the conclusion to the main event of WrestleMania XXVII?
WrestleMania XXVII had a main event that was completely overshadowed by someone else. It was The Miz defending his WWE Championship against John Cena, but few people cared about that because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was announced as the event’s host and played an active role in the show. And as soon as this announcement was made, many people stopped caring about anything Cena was involved in – including his match with the Miz – because they were waiting for Cena to start a feud with The Rock.
Who was Shawn Michaels’ valet for his match at WrestleMania XI?
Many times in the past, high-profile performers and wrestlers were accompanied to the ring by beautiful women. These valets gave more prestige and pageantry to those entrances, but didn’t play any other part in the event. Such was the case for Shawn Michaels, who had a valet escort him to the ring for his big world title match against Diesel.
Whom did Rob Gronkowski help win the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal?
WWE has always tried to push itself into mainstream acceptance, at times with mixed results. One of its most recent efforts involved signing football player Rob Gronkowski to a WWE contract and making him a part of one edition of WrestleMania. But his moment to shine was almost ended by an over-zealous security guard, who stopped him from entering the ring, even though he was clearly scripted to do so. That person must’ve gotten a major earful after that segment was over.
Which rapper accompanied The Godfather and D’Lo Brown to the ring at WrestleMania 2000 and sang their entrance theme?
One of the best ways to make a wrestler’s entrance look even more awesome is to have someone play them down to the ring. This has happened many times over the years. Sasha Banks’ cousin Snoop Dogg played her down to the ring at WrestleMania 32. Motorhead did the same for Triple H and Limp Bizkit did the same for The Undertaker. But main eventers aren’t the only ones to get live music at WrestleMania, as this entrance demonstrated.
Who was Shawn Michaels originally scheduled to face at WrestleMania 22?
The Heartbreak Kid’s WrestleMania 22 match with Vince McMahon was fun and entertaining for what it was. But that direction wasn’t the first choice. WWE’s writers were looking for a different creative direction for Shawn for WrestleMania as far back as the late summer/early fall of 2005. And when one of them explained their proposed idea for whom Shawn would face, Vince loved the idea. But then things changed and Shawn faced Vince instead.
Who is the only person to have competed in all of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royals to date?
This Battle Royal was originally intended to serve as a launching pad for a midcard wrestler to help them reach greater heights. At least, that was the intention with the first winner, Cesaro, but those plans never came to fruition. Ever since, the ATDMBR has become something of a “nothing match,” especially since the winner doesn’t get much in the way of a push.
John Cena has appeared at 17 editions of WrestleMania. Of those, how many were title matches?
John Cena might be one of the most important WWE wrestlers of the past 20 years. At his first WrestleMania appearance, he was in the opening match wrestling for a midcard belt. The following year, he was in the semi-main event wrestling for the WWE Championship. And from there, he spent many years and many WrestleManias in the show-closing spot. But how many times was the gold on the line?
Which three WrestleManias showcased singles matches between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock?
Steve Austin and The Rock had one of the best WrestleMania rivalries ever. They tore the house down at each event and fed off their animosity for each other. The fantastic chemistry they shared led to some exciting and unforgettable matches, including one that ended with Steve Austin literally shaking hands with the devil to get his big win.
Who was originally supposed to be in the Fatal-4-Way main event at WrestleMania 2000 instead of Mick Foley?
WrestleMania 2000 is remembered for a lot of reasons, one of them being its main event. To date, it’s the only WrestleMania to conclude with a Fatal-4-Way match. At the event, it pitted four men in a four-way elimination match, with each one being seconded by one member of the McMahon family. But Mick Foley was a last-minute surprise addition, as some booking changes caused him to “come out of retirement” to wrestle in this match.
Which of the following wrestlers has the highest number of losses at WrestleMania?
Everyone likes to talk about winning streaks at big events, but what often gets forgotten is losing streaks. It’s tough to actually make it into a marquee match at WrestleMania, and winning can sometimes be even harder. That’s why one all four of these wrestlers have had many matches at WrestleMania, but one of them has lost more than the others.
Which of the following combinations of wrestlers is the correct set that faced The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania?
Not all of the Undertaker’s WrestleMania opponents faced him in straight singles matches. There have been times when his feuds got so intense that additional stipulations were required. He has been in the odd Casket match here and some No Disqualification matches there. But there have been some extra special occasions where he has had to settle the score inside Satan’s structure, Hell in a Cell.
Kane, Big Bossman, Triple H
Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kane, Shane McMahon
Big Bossman, Triple H, Shane McMahon
Kane, Big Bossman, Triple H, Shane McMahon
Which of the following matches did NOT take place at WrestleMania 34?
WrestleMania 34 was one of the longest editions of WrestleMania ever. WWE went full steam ahead with the “we can do what we want so let’s cram as many people as we can onto the show” mentality. This led to an event that lasted around seven hours in length from pre-show to closing ceremonies, and featured some interesting matches to be sure.
How many matches, including dark matches that were televised later, actually took place during WrestleMania 36 (the two-day COVID WrestleMania)?
The 2020 edition of WrestleMania remains the weirdest edition to date. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place in WWE’s Performance Center without fans. This more intimate setting led to shorter entrances, virtually nonexistent theatrics, and a much higher number of matches than any WrestleMania before.
Which of the following sets of wrestlers competed in more than one match on the same WrestleMania card?
There are times when a wrestler has to pull double duty on a show, including WrestleMania. Whether it’s due to a thin roster or because there’s a special story that necessitates it, some wrestlers have had the challenging task of competing more than once. (To be clear, we are not including the WrestleMania IV one-night tournament in this question.)
Bret Hart, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre
Bret Hart, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Shawn Michaels
Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan
Bret Hart, Seth Rollins, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns
Which of the following is the correct order of The Undertaker’s WrestleMania opponents?
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania match has been the biggest selling point for that event for years. Once The Streak really took on a life of its own, it became more interesting than most other major stories going into WrestleMania. It eventually reached a point where WWE themselves admitted that ending The Streak would carry more prestige and value than winning a world championship.
Ric Flair, Big Show/A-Train, Kane, Randy Orton, Batista, Kurt Angle, Edge
Shawn Michaels x2, Triple H x2, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Bray Wyatt, Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns
Kane, Big Bossman, Triple H, Ric flair, Big Show/A-Train, Kane, Snitsky/Heidenreich
CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Bray Wyatt, John Cena, Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles