WrestleMania Time Capsule: 2008

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March 30, 2008

The following events also occurred in 2008 ...

The Dark Knight was the top grossing movie of the year with a box office of $1,001,921,825.

Slumdog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

New York Giants upset the heavily favored and previously unbeaten New England Patriots 17–14 in Super Bowl XLII, held in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Quarterback Eli Manning was awarded the Super Bowl MVP.

The Detroit Lions became the first team since the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to lose all their regular season games. They lost an NFL record 16 games during the regular season.

The Philadelphia Phillies won the 2008 World Series in five games. Cole Hamels was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.

Boston Celtics won their seventeenth NBA Championship by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games in the 2008 NBA Finals. Paul Pierce was named Finals MVP.

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2.

Rapper Flo Rida's first U.S. number-one single "Low" was the longest running single in 2008 topping the chart for 10 consecutive weeks.

American Idol dominated the television ratings, coming in first place.

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