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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/31): The first WrestleMania

Hogan & Mr. T took on Piper & Orndorff as WrestleMania was born on this day in 1985.
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1930

Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnenberg beat Dan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls
- Henri DeGlane and Ed "Strangler" Lewis drew (60:00 minutes)

1964

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Wilbur Snyder
- Hans Schmidt beat Rene Goulet
- Doug Gilbert beat Jack Pesek 2

1973

Indianapolis, Indiana
- Bob Ellis defeated Baron Von Raschke to win the WWA World Title
- Ernie Ladd, Jimmie Valiant/Bobby Heenan defeated Art Thomas, Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher
- Raquel DuBois defeated Mary Jane Mull
- Killer Kortez defeated Clem Turner
- Nicolai Volkoff defeated Tom DeMarco
- Tom Lynch defeated Ken Dillinger
- The Beast pinned Bold Eagle

1978

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tony Atlas beat Superstar Billy Graham COR
- Dusty Rhodes beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson beat Ole Anderson & Lars Anderson to win the Georgia Tag Titles
- Adrian Adonis beat John Studd by DQ
- Paul Ellering drew Jacques Goulet
- Pez Whatley beat Frankie Laine

1980

Tokyo, Japan:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dcor Kintaro Ohki in 3rd fall
- IWA Champion Rusher Kimura beat Johnny Powers COR
- WWU World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ashura Hara beat Ryuma Go of New Japan by DQ
- IWA World Tag Team Champions Animal Hamaguchi & Mighty Inoue beat Kengo Kimura & Haruka Eigen of New Japan by DQ
- Mach Hayato beat Devil Murasaki via pin
- Tenshin Yonemura beat Masahiko Takasugi via pin
- Goro Tsurumi & Katsuzo Oiyama beat Great Kusatsu & Isamu Teranishi by DQ

1983

Sioux City, Iowa:
- Hulk Hogan & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
- Ken Patera beat Rick Martel
- Wahoo McDaniel beat John Tolos
- Brad Rheingans beat Bobby Heenan

1985

WrestleMania I: Madison Square Garden:
- Tito Santana defeated the Executioner (Buddy Rose) via submission
- King Kong Bundy (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned SD Jones
- Ricky Steamboat pinned Matt Borne
- David Sammartino (w/ Bruno Sammartino) fought Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) to a double disqualification
- Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham to win the titles
- Wendi Richter pinned Leilani Kai to win the WWF Ladies title
- The Junkyard Dog defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Greg Valentine by countout
- Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) in a bodyslam match
- Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (with Jimmy Snuka) defeated Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff (with Bob Orton)

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig
- Jim Garvin beat Baron Von Raschke
- The Crusher no contest King Tonga
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Saito
- Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
- AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal beat Buck Zumhofe
- Billy Robinson beat Tom Zenk

1986

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Frank Morrell beat Pat Rose
- Tojo Yamamoto beat Tony Falk via DQ
- CWA International Champ Billy Joe Travis beat Abdul Gaddafi
- Southern Tag Champs The MOD Squad beat Paul Diamond & Michael Lee
- Bill Dundee & Buddy Landel beat Jerry Lawler & Dutch Mantel in a "Texas death elimination" match

1989

Baltimore, Maryland:
- The Great Muta defeated Steve Casey
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Kendall Windham
- Michael Hayes defeated Joey Maggs
- The Junkyard Dog defeated the Iron Sheik via count-out
- Dan Spivey & Kevin Sullivan defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- Rick Steiner defeated Mike Rotunda via disqualification
- Sting defeated Butch Reed
- NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Steve Williams
- NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat pinned Ric Flair

1992

East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- Richard Morton pinned Mike Graham (sub. for WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman)
- WCW US Tag Team Champion Terry Taylor pinned Diamond Dallas Page (sub. for Marcus Alexander Bagwell)
- Ron Simmons & Big Josh defeated Vinnie Vegas & Mr. Hughes
- Cactus Jack defeated Johnny B. Badd via count-out
- Barry Windham & the Junkyard Dog defeated WCW Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko in a bunkhouse match
- Big Van Vader pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton via disqualification
- WCW World Champion Sting pinned WCW US Champion Rick Rude

1993

New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Maxx Payne defeated Johnny Gunn
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- Ron Simmons defeated Steven Dane
- Van Hammer defeated Vinnie Vegas
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas
- Sting won a 10-man battle royal

Fukui, Japan:
- Stan Hansen defeated Davey Boy Smith

1994

Sheffield, England:
- The Quebecers defeated Men On A Mission for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1996

WrestleMania XII: Anaheim, California:
- Shawn Michaels pinned Bret Hart in overtime of a 60 minute Iron Man match to win the WWF World Title
- Vader & Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith managed by Jim Cornette defeated Yokozuna & Jake Roberts & Ahmed Johnson
- Roddy Piper fought Goldust in a "Hollywood Backlot Brawl"
- Steve Austin defeated Savio Vega
- Ultimate Warrior pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley
- The Undertaker pinned Diesel

2003

San Jose, California:
- Kane & Rob Van Dam defeated champions Lance Storm & Sean Morley and The Dudley Boyz in a three way match for the World Tag Team Titles