12 FACTS ABOUT WRESTLEMANIA I

Billed as “The Greatest Wrestling Event of All Time!”, WrestleMania I certainly lived up to the hype.

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19,121 crazed fans packed the house at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 1985, to witness the nine-match showcase that marked the first-ever WrestleMania.

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The pay-per-view event was seen by over one million people, making it the largest showing of an event on closed-circuit television in the country at the time.

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Hulk Hogan and Mr. T hosted Saturday Night Live the night before taking part in WrestleMania I.

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New York Yankees manager Billy Martin was the guest ring announcer.

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Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura were the commentators for the historic event.

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King Kong Bundy recorded the then-fastest win in WWF history, as the 458-pound behemoth landed a belly flop on “Special Delivery” Jones and pinned him in 24 seconds.

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A $15,000 Body Slam Challenge was set up between Andre the Giant and Big John Studd with the stipulation that Andre the Giant had to body slam Studd to win the prize money or he would be forced to retire if he failed.

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Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff in the tag-team main event.

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Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff in the tag-team main event.

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Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff in the tag-team main event.

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Hulk Hogan appeared on the talk show Hot Properties to promote WrestleMania and accidently injured host Richard Belzer when demonstrating a front chinlock.

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Liberace was accompanied by The Rockettes and served as the guest time keeper.