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31 Mar, 1985

Inaugural Wrestlemania


The first Wrestlemania is held at Madison Square Garden. The event boasts over 19,000 in attendance and over one million viewers on closed circuit television. The event features Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik vs The U.S. Express, Wendy Richter vs Leilani Kai and is headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

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