The Inaugural WrestleMania

March 31, 1985

WWE’s “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection” hits a fever pitch with the debut of WrestleMania. Broadcast live on closed-circuit television from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the gala event features major celebrities like pop singer Cyndi Lauper and Muhammad Ali and the heated main event of WWE Champion Hulk Hogan & Mr. T battling Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff.

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