To say that WrestleMania is the showcase of the immortals is an understatement. It is where careers are started and ended as well as lifted off of the ground. WrestleMania I began what is known as one of the most popular events around the world.
The first match was Tito Santana defeating the Executioner in four minutes and 50 seconds. Judging from the pay-per-view as a whole, not much future was expected from the event. For such a prestigious event, the "Granddaddy of Them All" did not live up to expectations until one year later.
Which naturally led to this man revolutionizing the sport.
Vince McMahon is the mastermind behind a magical event, which stands alone in fame and fortune.
Without this one night, many people like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart, the Rock, Undertaker, Edge, the Hardyz and even John Cena would not share the same positive connotation as they do today.
Not only are the wrestlers the most important piece of the puzzle, but don't forget to add in the stage, atmosphere, the whole weekend leading up to the event and without the fans, there wouldn't be such a thing as WrestleMania.
Each year brings something different: an iconic moment, one last swan song or an emphatic return highlighting a night of individuality and the embodiment of a superstar.
This piece tries to highlight the top WrestleMania talents and formulate a story behind the stories brought down since March 31, 1985. As always, my interpretation of wrestling is an art form, which translates this whole piece into a "dossier" of WrestleMania greatness.
Let's begin the collection with a man whom is credited to have been the sole cornerstone of WrestleMania's existence...