WrestleMania: the so-called "Showcase of the Immortals", the "Grandaddy of 'em all" and the "grandest stage" for pro wrestlers. With WrestleMania 30 just days away, get fully up to speed on the previous 29 events with these 60 second montages of each PPV.
From the early days of a million fans watching WrestleMania I via closed circuit television to over 80,000 in attendance at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29, the story of the biggest event in professional wrestling is an enduring one.
The short clips below demonstrate an evolution in the quality of the picture, from grainy footage to HD, but the ability to pull star names and genuine A-listers hasn't changed since Mr T starred at the first WrestleMania.
WrestleMania I: The very first, which kicked off the phenomenon and brought wrestling into the mainstream. Best known for Mr T making an appearance alongside Hulk Hogan.
WrestleMania 2: The one which took place in three arenas... on a Monday! A strange WrestleMania, to be honest.
WrestleMania III: Bigger! Better! Badder! 93,000 fans in the Pontiac Silverdome watched Hulk Hogan slam Andre the Giant. Iconic, in a word.
WrestleMania IV: A tournament for the vacant WWF Championship sees Randy Savage prevail.
WrestleMania V: The Mega Powers collide in a feud for the ages, with Hulk Hogan defeating Randy Savage to walk out as WWF Champion.
WrestleMania VI: Hulk Hogan once again featured in the main event, this time losing to The Ultimate Warrior in a title-for-title match.
WrestleMania VII: The Undertaker's WrestleMania debut and the beginning of 'The Streak'.
WrestleMania VIII: The one which featured a critically-acclaimed Intercontinental Championship match between Bret Hart and Roddy Piper.
WrestleMania IX: A pretty bad WrestleMania, by all accounts, with a stinker of a match between The Undertaker and Giant Gonzalez being the main dud.
WrestleMania X: Owen Hart vs Bret Hart and an incredible ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon. One of the best WrestleManias.
WrestleMania XI: Has been called the worst WrestleMania of all time by some, but is also credited with 'saving' WWF due to mainstream coverage.
WrestleMania XII: The one where Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart played out a slobberknocker of a match which lasted over an hour in the main event.
WrestleMania 13: Bret Hart versus Stone Cold Steve Austin in a submission match. Watch the whole thing right now if you haven't seen it already.
WrestleMania XIV: The one with Mike Tyson. Launched the Attitude era and featured Shawn Michaels' last appearance for around four years.
WrestleMania XV: Featured the first of three WrestleMania matches between the two biggest Attitude era stars, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.
WrestleMania 2000: The first time a heel (bad guy) left a WrestleMania as champion, signalling the changing landscape of wrestling in general.
WrestleMania X-Seven: Included a show-stealing TLC match involving The Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian, and The Dudley Boyz. Possibly the greatest PPV of all time.
WrestleMania X8: Icon vs Icon. The Rock vs Hulk Hogan. A decent match made better by an impressive crowd - much like the event itself, actually.
WrestleMania XIX: Mostly remembered for Brock Lesnar's botched shooting star press on Kurt Angle. A brilliant WrestleMania.
WrestleMania XX: Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit celebrating in the ring while confetti rained down on the pair made for an emotionally-charged conclusion to this event.
WrestleMania 21: A pretty poor pair of main events saved by an above-average undercard.
WrestleMania 22: Shawn Michaels versus Mr. McMahon in a No Holds Barred match. A lot better than it sounds; one of the best WrestleMania matches ever, in fact..
WrestleMania 23: Donald Trump was in this one, for some reason.
WrestleMania XXIV: Floyd Mayweather punching Big Show in the face and an emotional Ric Flair retirement.
WrestleMania XXV: The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels. Worth watching the PPV for alone.
WrestleMania XXVI: The Undertaker takes on Shawn Michaels once again. Not as good as the first match but still fantastic.
WrestleMania XXVII: The one where The Miz was in the main event...
WrestleMania XXVIII: Once in a lifetime! The Rock vs John Cena!
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