29 things you didn't know about 'Mania

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April 01, 2013

1. WrestleMania has not had a guest timekeeper since Jonathan Taylor Thomas at WrestleMania XI. Past guest timekeepers include Jennie Garth, Rhonda Shear, Rick Schroder and Clara Peller (aka the “Where’s the Beef?” lady).
3. Rob Van Dam (4-0) is undefeated at WrestleMania.
4. Cyndi Lauper isn’t the only rocker to manage a WrestleMania match — Alice Cooper managed Jake “The Snake” Roberts at WrestleMania III, and Ozzy Osbourne managed The British Bulldogs at WrestleMania 2.
9. The official song of the first ’Mania was Philip Bailey’s and Phil Collins’s “Easy Lover.”
10. Quit belly-aching, Daniel Bryan: there have been nine WrestleMania matches that have lasted less than one minute.
12. At WrestleMania VIII, Bret Hart was the first man ever to score a televised pin on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper without any sort of in-ring interference or controversy.
13. Terry Funk defeated two “canines” during his only matches at WrestleMania: versus The Junkyard Dog and “The Road Dogg” Jesse James.
14.  Molly Holly is the only woman to win a men’s title at ’Mania, the Hardcore Championship.
17. One year after Big Show lost to Akebono at WM21, Brock Lesnar defeated the Sumo wrestler in a match in Japan.
18. Kurt Angle is the only Superstar to lose two titles (the Intercontinental and European Titles) in one night at WrestleMania 2000.
20. WrestleMania 21 did not feature a single tag team match.
22. The Hart Foundation has competed in the most WrestleMania tag matches, with six.

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