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WrestleMania Night One: Belair, Banks shine despite rain delay

After over a year with out fans in the stands, WWE welcomed the Universe back for WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Just like last year, though, the show will take place of the course of two nights. It's only fitting though that as WWE moved...

Countdown to WrestleMania 2021: Night One

The fans are back. The excitement is back. WrestleMania is back in business. This year the Showcase of the Immortals will play out on two nights and Slam has our predictions and prognostications to share with you.Sasha Banks (champion) versus Bianca Belair...

Mat Matters: WrestleMania 37’s MIA Superstars

The Showcase of the Immortals airs this weekend but there are some notable absences from this year’s card. There are talent who either deserve to have their WrestleMania moment or should be on the card no matter what. Here is our rundown of who still doesn’t have a...

Greatest Mania matches that never were

  You’ve heard it all before. WrestleMania, it is the granddaddy of them all. It is what the world is watching. It is the showcase of the immortals. Over its 37-year history, WrestleMania has been all of those and then some. Yet, looking back at the past, there...

RAW: Limping into WrestleMania

This is it. The final Monday Night RAW before WrestleMania. Hopefully tonight's show is better then the absolute clunker WWE trotted out last week. This is also the last RAW from Tropicana Field. Something about the Tampa Bay Rays wanting to play in their own stadium....

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WrestleMania II gave Elvira a new audience

One of the most unique announcing trios in wrestling history had to have been at WrestleMania II, with the flamboyant and opinionated Jesse "The Body" Ventura, the regal Lord Alfred Hayes and the sultry "Mistress of the Dark" Elvira. SLAM! Wrestling recently caught up...

Leilani Kai a WrestleMania original

What is it about WrestleMania that makes it so special? Perhaps the best person to answer that is someone who has actually competed at the event. In fact, Leilani Kai not only competed at the first WrestleMania, but she was also the first ever Women's Champion at a...

True Story of WrestleMania DVD not filling enough

Have you ever gone out to dinner and expected more out of your prime cut of steak, only to enjoy your baked potato better? That's what watching The True Story of WrestleMania feels like. The three-DVD set released prior to WrestleMania 27 quickly becomes more of a...

The art of the WrestleMania promo spot explained

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Director of Production David Sahadi knows all about the planning that takes place in the months, weeks and days leading up to a WrestleMania event. Sahadi was employed with World Wrestling Entertainment from 1992 until 2003, when he...

The art of the WrestleMania promo spot explained

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Director of Production David Sahadi knows all about the planning that takes place in the months, weeks and days leading up to a WrestleMania event. Sahadi was employed with World Wrestling Entertainment from 1992 until 2003, when he...

David Sammartino recalls first ‘Mania as ‘no big deal’

WrestleMania has grown to be the biggest annual pay-per-view anywhere, but the inaugural event seemed just like another big card, albeit with much added pizzazz, according to David Sammartino. "It was no big deal -- I mean, we knew we had a big show, it was at Madison...

WrestleMania has always been special for Hart Dynasty

TORONTO -- Though these days they are known as David Hart Smith and Natalya, there was a time when they were just Harry Smith and Nattie Neidhart, two kids of wrestlers hanging out backstage at WrestleManias. This weekend, without a match booked, they will be doing...

From ump to ref: Larry Young at Wrestlemania 11

One of the most celebrity-packed Wrestlemanias was Wrestlemania 11. People remember that year for stars such as Pamela Anderson and Lawrence Taylor. But very few remember a man by the name of Larry Young, who may have had the biggest impact. If it were not for the...

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