WrestleMania 12

WRESTLEMANIA XII: The Giants Are Squaring Off

WrestleMania XII (March 31, 1996) – Arrowhead Pond (Anaheim, CA) – Main Event: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (Iron Man Match for WWF Championship) – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Mr. Perfect, Todd Pettengill, and Dok Hendrix (aka Michael Hayes). After the celebrity indulgence of WRESTLEMANIA XI, WRESTLEMANIA XII puts the big spotlight…

WrestleMania 11

WRESTLEMANIA XI: All Your Dreams Have Now Become Your Tonightmares

WrestleMania XI (April 2, 1995) – Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT) – Main Event: Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Jim Ross, and Todd Pettengill. WRESTLEMANIA XI might very well be the easiest WrestleMania to hate, and not just for the preponderance of mullets. It represents not…

WrestleMania X

WRESTLEMANIA X: He Who Made Kittens, Put Snakes in the Grass

WrestleMania X (March 20, 1994) – Madison Square Garden (New York NY) – Main Event: Yokozuna (c) vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Vince McMahon, Jerry “the King” Lawler, and Todd Pettengill. For better and for worse, WRESTLEMANIA X sets the fallback blueprint for how the WWF/WWE runs WrestleMania. There is a mix…

Scooby Doo WWE

SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY!: Who’s Awesome? I’m Awesome

Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery! (2014) – Directed by Brandon Vietti – Starring Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Charles S. Dutton, Mary McCormack, John Cena, Brodus Clay, Michael Cole, Kane, AJ Lee, Santino, The Miz, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Corey Burton, Bumper Robinson, Fred Tatasciore. I’m not generally a fan of Scooby-Doo mysteries co-starring…

WrestleMania XXX

WRESTLEMANIA XXX: He Lives With the Lights on Bright

WrestleMania XXX (April 6, 2014) – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA) – Main Event: Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE World Heavyweight Championship) – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler, and “Mean” Gene Okerlund – Host: Hulk Hogan. WrestleMania XXX is a stunning achievement for the WWE. After a…

Yokozuna vs. Bret "Hitman" Hart at WrestleMania IX.

WRESTLEMANIA IX: Finkus Maximus

WrestleMania IX (April 4, 1993) – Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV) – Main Event: Yokozuna vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Jim Ross, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Todd Pettengill – Host: Gorilla Monsoon. Welcome to the WrestleMania we wish we could forget. In an event that has…

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. Bret "Hitman" Hart at WrestleMania VIII.

WRESTLEMANIA VIII: This Place Has Turned Into an Asylum

WrestleMania VIII (April 5, 1992) – Hoosier Dome (Indianapolis, IN) – Main Events: Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (WWF Championship) and Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Sean Mooney. WrestleMania VIII is the golden era of Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, the…

"Macho King" Randy Savage vs. the Ultimate Warrior in their WreslteMania VII Retirement Match.

WRESTLEMANIA VII: All These Flags Make Me Feel American

WrestleMania VII (March 24, 1991) – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, CA) – Main Event: Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Lord Alfred Hayes, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Sean Mooney, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek, and Marla Maples. Jingoism was in full effect…

WrestleMania VI

WRESTLEMANIA VI: Images of Strange and Powerful Forces

WrestleMania VI (1990) – SkyDome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – Main Event: Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion) vs. Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse “the Body” Ventura, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Sean Mooney. The opening introduction to WrestleMania VI has Vince McMahon talking over a scrolling image of heavenly constellations, eventually revealing the images…

WRESTLEMANIA V: It’ll Be a Great Night in the Barnyard

WrestleMania V (1989) – Trump Plaza/Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, NJ) – Main Event: The WWF Championship: Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. Hulk Hogan. WRESTLEMANIA V reveals the WWF as a company in transition. Transition has both positive and negative consequences in WRESTLEMANIA V, resulting in an uneven show that goes on too long and delivers…

WRESTLEMANIA IV: This is Macho Man’s Finest Hour

WrestleMania IV (1988) – Trump Plaza/Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, NJ) – Main Event: WWF Championship: Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. Ted “Million Dollar Man” DiBiase. Wrestling tournaments are outstanding in theory and awful in practice. It sounds like a great idea, of course, to put fourteen of your best wrestlers into a big tournament and…

WRESTLEMANIA 2: All Right, George! Eat His Leg!

WrestleMania 2 (1986) – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale, New York); the Rosemont Horizon (Rosemont, Illinois); and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, California) – Main Events: Los Angeles: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy; New York: Mr. T vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (Boxing Match); Chicago: Tag Team Championship: British Bulldogs vs. Dream…

WRESTLEMANIA I: Everything I Expected It To Be

WrestleMania I (1985) – Madison Square Garden – New York, New York – Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse “the Body” Ventura, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Lord Alfred Hayes. “WrestleMania is living up to be everything I expected it to be.” –…