10 strange (but true) WrestleMania facts

WrestleMania gets a case of the Mondays

The WWE Universe is well accustomed to welcoming WrestleMania on a Sunday in the spring, but fans in 1986 didn’t know what to expect from the fledgling Show of Shows. So they likely didn’t bat an eye when they learned that April 7, 1986 — the date of WrestleMania 2 — fell on a Monday.

That scheduling choice makes the ’86 edition the only one to not take place on a Sunday. The Showcase of the Immortals returned to Sunday one year later, while WWE embraced the idea of Monday night fights nine years later with Raw, the longest-running weekly episodic program on television.

WrestleMania gets a case of the Mondays on WWE Network