WWE ushered in a new era when WrestleMania took over "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York. The star-studded affair - featuring Hulk Hogan and TV sensation Mr. T against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff - involved the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Muhammad Ali and Liberace. Plus, Andre the Giant decimating Bobby Heenan's charge, Big John Studd, in a $15,000 Body Slam Challenge.
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and Roddy Piper
legitimately did not like each other. T took Piper's in-character comments about him personally and Piper resented having to fight a non-wrestler. See more
The match between King Kong Bundy
and S.D. Jones is said to have set a record of 9 seconds for the shortest match in WWF history. However, the match, in real time, actually runs for at least 20 seconds. See more
The DVD version replaced the entrance themes for a number of wrestlers. This was likely done because of song rights. They were:
- The Junkyard Dog: Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)replaced with Grab Them Cakes, which eventually became his theme.
- Mike Rotundo And Barry Windham: Born In The U.S.A (Bruce Springsteen) replaced with generic music
- Hulk Hogan and Mr. T: Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor) replaced with Real American (Rick Derringer), which would eventually become his theme. Any reference to "WWF" has been edited out.
Written and Performed by Harold Faltermeyer See more