WrestleMania is going down for the WWE tonight. We all know that the event is the single biggest pro-wrestling event in the world each year by now. The wrestling world knows it too, as many end up doing shows around the WrestleMania event each year. While they never try to directly compete with WWE, these events are an all-week thing. Regardless of what event you love about WrestleMania time outside of the event itself, there is one thing we all know.
The big Sunday event is one that we’re all there for, and one we’re all thinking about. Like the Super Bowl, there are several casual fans who attend or watch on the WWE Network. However, the most we see today are diehard fans. They help to make the event and the few shows that follow it to be pretty fun. They could likely tell you a lot about WrestleMania that day, but very few could tell you every single thing about the show.
Today, we’re going to help those people out….as well as yourself. In this article, we’ll be going over very interesting facts about the event. Some of these you may know, while others you may not. Let us know which blew your mind the most.
20. Triple H Has The Most WrestleMania Loses
Triple H has been around for years with WWE, and he has been in several WrestleMania events. Interestingly, he happens to also have the most losses on the show. Since WrestleMania 25, Triple H has won a match on the grandest stage of them all only 3 times. The losses just during this time come to The Undertaker, twice. On top of that, he lost to Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns. Meanwhile, those few wins he has come at the expense of Randy Orton, Sting, and Brock Lesnar. We’re pretty sure the whole “Triple H buries all the young guys” thing is pretty much BS by now. In total, Triple H has somewhere near the neighborhood of 13 loses. This passed his good friend, Shawn Michaels.
19. Vince McMahon And Goldust Are The Loss Kings, However
While Triple H may have the most losses, his father-in-law may have a bigger record of horrible nature. McMahon has the most losses at WrestleMania without a win. He has lost every single match on the show, and even managing for him has seemingly been a death sentence. McMahon lost to people like Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, and his son Shane McMahon. Vince would have 4 matches on the show, which is more than some top stars he’s had. Yet he’d become the biggest loser the card than most. It could not have happened to a nicer guy. Though Goldust may have something to say about that, as he has 7 loses on the grandest stage of them all. All of this without one win. Tisk Tisk.
18. The Undertaker Has The Most Wins At WrestleMania
It’s pretty common knowledge that The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania is seen as one of the most impressive things in WWE and even pro-wrestling history. However, while he would go 21-0 before losing to Brock Lesnar…he would win some afterward as well. In total, The Deadman has 23 wins, bringing him to 23-2 on the grandest stage of them all. While he could better that if he does wrestle at WrestleMania 34, it’s not yet known if he will do so. Even if he doesn’t, Taker has the most wins that will likely never be topped by anyone. The Phenom played the long-game, and it clearly worked.
17. Deadman May Not Be Undefeated, But These People Are
Right now, The Undertaker is still seen as the best WrestleMania performer ever. Getting over 20 wins is impressive, hell, getting to work over 20 matches on the grandest stage of them all is even more impressive. However, the best record win/loss wise on the show today goes to Rob Van Dam. The former ECW and WWE Champion is 4-0 at WrestleMania, with one win coming in the Money in the Bank ladder match. Other notable undefeated people are AJ Lee(2-0), Paige(2-0), Legion of Doom(3-0), Sable(3-0), and Terry Funk(2-0).
16. WrestleMania 19 Is The Last Time 2 New Main Eventers Happened
WrestleMania 19 had a lot of impressive matches on the card. While some of these matches will go down as amazing, others may never be remembered ever again. However, one of the biggest and best on the card was Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship. The two battled it out in an impressive match that would result in Lesnar winning his second World Title. However, this match made bigger history than that. This show is the last one ever to feature two, new, main eventers in the main event of a WrestleMania. Neither Angle or Lesnar had ever been here before. From WrestleMania 20 and on, at least one person in every main event match was there beforehand. WWE wonders why they had a “star” problem for a while….
15. WrestleMania I Is The Only To Not Feature A World Title At All
When WrestleMania was just getting started, a lot of the problem it had was trying to get eyeballs on the product. They realized they could do this with top names in the business, which is what their focus really went to. That is why Mr. T had a main event tag-team match alongside Hulk Hogan, as his inclusion in the show helped it to make bigger press. An interesting note is that this is the only WrestleMania to not feature a World Title match. Keep in mind, Hogan was the WWE Champion at the time and was tagging with Mr. T, which meant that he could not defend it nor could anyone go after it on the card. In every event that followed, a World Title of some kind would always be defended on the card.
14. Trish Stratus Has The Most WrestleMania Matches Of Any Woman
Trish Stratus currently has a record for the most WWE Women’s Championships with 7. While this could technically be tied right now by Charlotte Flair, some of her titles do not count. With that said, her record is safe for now…yet not for long. Another record of hers may also go down one day…but it’s safe for now. Trish has the most WrestleMania appearances in a match than any female in WWE history. Stratus is likely the biggest female star the company ever produced, so it made sense. However, 5 WrestleMania matches is still quite an accomplishment. Many of them would be WWE Women’s Title matches as well. Interesting note as well is that in these 5 matches, she won a lot. She would win 3 of them, allowing her a tie with Sable for the most all-time for a woman on the show.
13. Eleven WWE Superstars Competed In More Than One Match At WM
Many WWE Superstars have had a match at WrestleMania, but how many can say they had more than one on a single card?!? Well, eleven such people can in fact. Weirdly, at one point this happened two years in a row. Seth Rollins would compete against Randy Orton at WrestleMania 31 and then cash in his Money in the Bank case in the main event of the show. Daniel Bryan would compete against Triple H in the opener of WrestleMania 30 and then hit the main event the same evening. Others have done this as well, but for some reason, it has been forgotten.
12. Randy Savage Has The Most Wins At One WrestleMania Event
While being in two matches is pretty impressive, only a select few won all the matches they were in at one show. Bryan happens to be one, but the impressive Macho Man is likely the one who made the biggest victory history occur. At WrestleMania IV, Randy Savage beat 4 men to end up becoming the new WWE Champion. He would beat such WWE Hall of Famers like Ted DiBiase, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, One Man Gang, and even “The Natural” Butch Reed. It is the single most impressive victory point that has ever been. Likely no one will ever do this again, so we can rest assured this record may stand the test of time.
11. Speaking Of Savage, Miss Elizabeth Made History Too
While winning four matches is an impressive thing for Randy Savage, his storyline and real-life wife Miss Elizabeth would valet him down to the ring for every one of those matches. In each of these matches, she wore a different dress as she went to the ring with him. For his part, Randy mostly wore the same thing. Such laziness, we know! Meanwhile, Liz made history with Savage as she is the only manager or valet to ever appear for four matches on the show…considering she was with Savage through that tournament for the WWE Title we mentioned above. Pretty big stuff here!
10. Ultimate Warrior Made History 3 Times At One WrestleMania
We call WrestleMania often “the showcase of the immortals.” This is not for a random reason. The point behind it is that every match that has happened made some sort of history at one time or another. However, others likely make more. Ultimate Warrior entered WrestleMania VI as the WWE Intercontinental Champion. He would battle Hulk Hogan for his WWE Championship. This would be the first time that both the IC and WWE Title would be on the line in one match on the grandest stage of them all. It was winner take all truthfully. Warrior would win the match, being the first to hold the WWE and IC Title at the exact same time. On top of this, Ultimate Warrior would end up vacating the IC Title at the show. He is still the only man to ever do this.
9. It Isn’t Good To Be WWE Champion At WrestleMania
For some reason, the WWE Title has a bit of a curse on it. While going into WrestleMania in a title match of any kind is history making and amazing for anyone, going into a World Title match at the show of shows is just too cool to even joke about. However, the WWE Champion is likely the most unlucky of any champion who has ever worked the showcase. The WWE Title has changed hands a startling 22 times at WrestleMania, more than any other championship. It has also been in more matches on the card than any other as well. The Miz is the last man to retain his WWE Title on the show, seriously….The Miz!
8. Hulk Hogan’s WrestleMania Main Events
Hulk Hogan has appeared in more main events at WrestleMania than anyone in history. He is closely followed by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, and John Cena. He currently sits at a record 8 appearances in the main event of the show. He was actually in the first WrestleMania main event. But further than this, out of the first 8 WrestleManias that ever were, the Hulkster main evented 7 of them. He of course still holds the record for the most in a row too. He main evented the first 3 in a row, then did it again with 5 in a row. The 5th one is still controversial, however. As he was randomly challenged to a battle with Yokozuna and beat him within seconds. Roman Reigns has main evented 3 in a row, but he could break the Hulkster’s record and is the closest active wrestler to do so.
7. Alexa Bliss Will Tie History At WrestleMania 34
At WrestleMania 34 tonight, Alexa Bliss will actually tie history makers tonight. She will be defending her WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Nia Jax, meanwhile a year ago she defended the WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship. Only Trish Status and Victoria have defended the Women’s Title twice in a row at WrestleMania. Bliss is still the first woman to defend two different women’s titles in consecutive WrestleMania events. Bliss lost last year, and will likely lose this year…yet it’s uncertain as of now.
6. The First And Only Black Man To Win A Title At WrestleMania
Many black men and women have gone into WrestleMania and defended their title, even keeping it at the end of the match. Shelton Benjamin with the tag titles and Jazz with the Women’s Title alone. Naomi would even become the first black woman to win a Women’s Title at the event, when she won the SmackDown Live Women’s Title at WrestleMania 33. However, the first black man to win a title at the showcase of the immortals was Maven at WrestleMania 18. He actually made history twice that night. Maven came into the event as WWE Hardcore Champion to battle Goldust, but the title had a 24/7 rule that allowed Spike Dudley to interfere in the match and steal the title. The championship would change hands several times that night, with such people as The Hurricane, Molly Holly, and Christian winning it. Maven would somehow win it and make it out of the arena as champ. He is still the only person to ever come in defending, and then win the same title in the same night.
5. The Monday Blues Of WrestleMania
Years ago when WrestleMania was still relatively new, it did something interesting. Today we know all WWE main roster PPVs usually come on during a Sunday once or twice a month. WrestleMania always did as well, right? Technically, it didn’t. In fact, WrestleMania II is the first and only one of them to ever come on a Monday. Of course, this has to do with Americans. As people overseas usually see WrestleMania on a Monday every year. We cannot forget their early morning sacrifice. We salute you, eastern world!
4. Only 5 WrestleMania Matches Have Been 30 Minutes Or Longer
We all know by now that the longest WrestleMania match in history involved Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in their Ironman match. The official match took a little over 62 minutes to complete. You have to be damn good for a match to go that long and still make people care. Yet WWE has a habit of trying to keep the main event of the show a short one, as well as most matches. There are only 5 matches that have reached the 30-minute mark in a match at WrestleMania. Interesting note here is that either Shawn Michaels or Triple H were in 4 out of 5 of them. One of these happened to be a fatal four-way match. The other was the End of an Era match.
3. Being Royal Rumble Winner Is Not An Automatic Title Win
When WWE began to make the rule that all winners of a certain match called The Royal Rumble would get a World Title match, people rejoiced. This was always seen as a great way to create new stars and give new names the spotlight in the show of shows. However, many people who have won the Rumble match also went on to lose their title match at WrestleMania. Out of all past 33 WrestleMania events, a lot of favorites lost while entering as Rumble winner. People like Shawn Michaels, Lex Lugar, Edge, Batista, The Rock, John Cena, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio would all land on the list of Rumble winners who could not get it done in their respective World Title match after winning the right to do so. Will Asuka or Shinsuke Nakamura land on the list? Time will tell.
2. Jake “The Snake” Roberts And Rick Rude Are The Only To Pass A Timeclock At WrestleMania
Remember that tournament we mentioned earlier regarding Randy Savage? It was this very same tournament that saw a first and likely only history-making moment in WrestleMania history. Jake Roberts and Rick Rude would have a time clock like everyone else on the card. However, both men would fight until a time limit draw. This makes them the only people in WWE history to have a match end at WrestleMania due to time expiring on a clock. It is highly unlikely we’ll ever see this again, especially with WWE now having the network…allowing them not to need clocks to time anything to avoid PPV issues.
1. Nearly 75% Of Champions Lose Their Title In The Main Event
Of all the Royal Rumble winners, not all went on last. Sometimes, champions were bumped from this area due to a bigger match happening on the card. The WWE Champion or World Heavyweight Champion usually lack luck in the main event. They lose the title 74% of the time, so nearly 3/4s of all champions see their title go to someone else. Some of these are not Rumble winners while others are. Roman Reigns is the last to do it when he beat Triple H for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 32. Funny note about this is that Triple H also won the Royal Rumble match that year, as it was for the WWE Championship. This makes him one of two people to win the Rumble and title on the same night and the only Rumble winner to enter the main event of WrestleMania as champion and lose
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