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Facts & Stats: WrestleMania 2
In one of the three main events at WrestleMania 2, Hollywood Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy in the only Steel Cage Match in WrestleMania history.
A 20-man Battle Royal featured both WWE Superstars and NFL players. In the end, Andre the Giant emerged victorious in the bout, which also involved Jim Covert, Ernie Holmes, Bill Fralic, Russ Francis, Harvey Martin, and William "Refrigerator" Perry.
WrestleMania 2 emanated from three different cities – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – and featured a Triple Main Event.
WrestleMania 2 was the first WrestleMania which was available on pay-per-view television. The first WrestleMania was shown on closed-circuit TV at thousands of theaters and arenas across the country.
WrestleMania 2 was the first of two WrestleManias in Chicago. WrestleMania 13 took place at the Rosemont Horizon, the same arena which hosted WrestleMania 2.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 2. He would make his final WrestleMania appearance 10 years later, at the 12th annual event.
WWE Hall of Famer the Fabulous Moolah competed at WrestleMania 2, pinning Velvet McIntyre. Moolah would also appear 14 years later at WrestleMania 2000 when she seconded Terri to ringside for her Cat Fight against The Kat.
Terry Funk teamed up with his brother Dory Funk Jr. – then known as "Hoss Funk" – at WrestleMania 2 to take on WWE Hall of Famers Junkyard Dog and Tito Santana. Twelve years later, Terry would team up with Mick Foley at WrestleMania XIV to win the World Tag Team Championship from the New Age Outlaws – a team which included another dog, the Road Dogg.
Bret Hart made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 2. In his 12 WrestleMania appearances from WrestleMania 2 to WrestleMania 13, Hart would compete in numerous kinds of matches – Battle Royals, six-man tags, submission matches, Tag Team Championship Matches, Intercontinental Championship Matches, and WWE Championship Matches. Hart would also compete in the main event of two WrestleManias.