It’s that time of year when the spring time rite that started back in 1985 presents the best sports entertainers across the world. Men over the years have been slotted in the main event and fans have seen them deliver huge matches. Who could forget Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III? The two icons performed in front of 93,000 plus fans and changed the course of pro wrestling forever. It was that night that pop culture truly accepted what would become sports entertainment. Hulk Hogan also appeared last night at the WWE Hall of Fame event to induct his friend Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.
The event was also headlined by international superstars such as Bret Hart from Canada. Last night, an old school fan must have felt it was time to gain revenge on the man who scolded America in 1996 and 1997. Hart was attacked by a fan last night when he was being inducted for the second time into the WWE Hall of Fame for his legendary tag team known as The Hart Foundation. Hart headlined WrestleMania in 1996 when Hulk Hogan was in the then main competitor WCW. His match was against the legendary Shawn Micahels who was inducted last night (2 time Inductee) as well for his iconic group DX.
It would be the match that would spark the most controversial rematch in history that would become known as “The Montreal Screwjob” which would also change the course of history(that is an article unto itself).
An A-list celebrity actor also has headlined the main event of WrestleMania. The trend of celebrities at the annual event started with Mr. T who was insanely popular in the 1980’s. He helped the then WWF catapult into pop culture with the original WrestleMania main event teaming with Hulk Hogan in 1985 to battle the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. Of course, The Rock is smashing box office numbers in Hollywood and he headlined WrestleMania in the past as WWE Champion defending against one of the most popular stars ever in The Rock.
Now after “Rowdy Roddy Piper helped to create WrestleMania, we enter an era where women will be given the main event scene due to their rise in popularity. The celebrity status of Ronda Rousey can’t be ignored as she was given the blessing of the nickname “Rowdy” from Roddy Piper himself before his untimely death.
She will step into the history books as the defending women’s champion against the daughter of one of the greatest wrestlers ever in Ric Flair. Charlotte Flair will be making history along with Becky Lynch as these women will perform at the showcase of the immortals tonight at the 2019 version of WrestleMania.
The easiest way to watch WrestleMania 35 is through the WWE Network, which you can access via your computer, phone, or through a variety of home devices (Roku, Fire TV, PS4, Xbox, Apple TV). You’ll need a subscription to the WWE Network, which costs $9.99 per month. If you’re a new subscriber, however, you can sign up for a free one-month trial.