24 WrestleMania In 24 Days: WrestleMania II

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2009

WrestleMania II, three different cities, and Hogan vs. Bundy in a steel cage. This was WrestleMania II. This was the first and only WrestleMania that took place in three different cities.

The seed Vince layed down into the foundation of WrestleMania was starting to take shape again.

"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff vs. "Magnificent" Don Muraco w/ Mr. Fuji went to a double count out

Intercontinental Championship

Randy "Macho Man" Savage w/ Elizabeth def. George “The Animal” Steele to retain his title.

Jake “The Snake” Roberts def. George Wells.

Boxing Match
Mr. T w/ Joe Frazier and the Haiti Kid def. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper w/ Cowboy Bob Orton by DQ.

Women’s Championship
Fabulous Moolah def. Velvet McIntyre to become new champion.

Flag Match
Corporal Kirchner def. Nikolai Volkoff w/ Classy Freddie Blassie.

WWE and NFL Battle Royal
Andre the Giant def. Jimbo Covert (Chicago Bears), Pedro Morales, Tony Atlas, Ted Arcidi, Harvey Martin (Dallas Cowboys), Dan Spivey, Hillbilly Jim, King Tonga, Iron Sheik, Ernie Holmes (Pittsburgh Steelers), Big John Studd, B. Brian Blair, Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell, Bill Fralic (Atlanta Falcons), Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Russ Francis (San Francisco 49ers), Bruno Sammartino and William “Refrigerator” Perry (Chicago Bears).

World Tag Team Championship
The British Bulldogs w/ Captain Lou Albano and Ozzy Osbourne def. The Dream Team, Brutus Beefcake & Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, w/ Luscious Johnny Valiant to become new champions.

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat def. Hercules.

"Adorable" Adrian Adonis w/ Jimmy Hart def. Uncle Elmer.

Terry & Hoss Funk w/ Jimmy Hart def. Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog.

Main Event: WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
Hulk Hogan def. King Kong Bundy w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan to retain.

This was a special WrestleMania because how you had all these great matches on one card that what Vince was setting on doing as he would would wait a whole year to put these matches together.

This was the first WrestleMania to take place in three different cities. There were two title changes Woman's and Tag Championship. The steel cage was the first match that wasn't a normal sanction match. The battle royal was one of a kind as Andre the Giant would throw out Bret Hart to win it as it was the first and last WWE and NFL battle royal.

WrestleMania II Rating: seven out of 10. There were great matches if there were in a steel cage, boxing, or just a regular old match. WrestleMania II was truly better than the first with way better matches then the first but was there another WreslteMania that could top that.

-Adrian Staehle