Can You Pass This WrestleMania Quiz?

By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

It's filled with highflying acrobatics, macho men and macho women, and plenty of broken faces and broken tables. It's the annual Super Bowl of wrestling. It's WrestleMania! How much do you know about it, though? Could you pass a quiz on the WWE's biggest event? Here's your chance to find out!

The WWE, formerly the WWF, is one of wrestling's premier companies with a history dating back to the 1950s. However, the company didn't really take off until the first WrestleMania pitted the biggest stars against one another in matches that were a spectacle to watch. Since then, the company has been shaped and reshaped by the success of WrestleMania, the biggest event of the year for wrestling fans. Many of the greatest matches and the greatest moments, moments that have defined legacies, were created at WrestleMania. In fact, some of the biggest WWE stars, as we know them today, would never have reached national fame had they not been granted the opportunity to compete at WrestleMania.

Do you know everything there is to know about the star wrestlers who competed at WrestleMania over the years? Are you an expert on the event itself? If you think you are, then take this quiz and prove it to all the wrestling fans out there!

Who started WrestleMania?

Vince McMahon inherited the WWF from his father. Under McMahon's leadership, the company exploded in the 1980s and 1990s.

In WrestleMania I, Hulk Hogan teamed up with whom to face Paul Orndorff and Roddey Piper?

Hulk Hogan and Mr. T won this match when Hogan pinned Paul Orndorff. Hogan would go on to be the face of the WWF into the '90s.

During WrestleMania II, Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy competed in what kind of match?

Steel cage matches date back to the 1930s, well before the WWF. In the modern era of wrestling, the main objective is to escape the cage with both feet on the ground before your opponent.

Who did Hulk Hogan face at WrestleMania III, his third year leading the main event?

This was a match for the ages, as the baby-faced Hulk Hogan went up against the legendary Andre the Giant. The match ended with Hogan picking Andre the Giant and slamming him to the mat, an almost infeasible accomplishment.

A tournament was held in WrestleMania IV for what?

The tournament ended with Randy Savage defeating Ted DiBiase. These two would meet again at SummerSlam in a tag team match, which also featured Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.

Where was the first WrestleMania held?

Before WrestleMania, WWF was still competing with several other wrestling companies. However, thanks to the success of this event, WWF was placed in a league of its own.

What was the title of the main event in WrestleMania V, fought between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage?

Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan were teammates and allies for years prior to meeting at WrestleMania V. During their time working together, they were known as The Mega-Powers, but it was time for those powers to explode.

When was the first WrestleMania?

Over the years, WrestleMania has broken numerous records for crowd attendance. In fact, WrestleMania III was the largest indoor sporting event until 2010.

Who was known for "The Streak" at WrestleMania, where he won 21 straight times?

No wrestler has had a streak quite like The Undertaker. During his run, he defeated champion-caliber wrestlers like Triple H, Kane, and Shaun Michaels.

When was The Undertaker's first match at WrestleMania?

In his first WrestleMania, The Undertaker defeated Jimmy Snuka by pinfall. The Undertaker would land another defeat on Snuka in the 1992 Royal Rumble when he threw him from the ring.

Who finally broke The Undertaker's streak?

Brock Lesnar easily defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX. Many fans were dismayed by the event, but it demonstrated just how difficult it was for The Undertaker to win 21 straight.

What title did The Ultimate Warrior hold going into WrestleMania VI against Hulk Hogan?

This match, titled "The Ultimate Challenge," pitted the WWF Intercontinental Champion against the WWF World Heavyweight Champion. When it was over, the Ultimate Warrior was victorious, bringing in a new era for the WWF, as Hogan's reign finally came to an end.

Who lost to Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VII while trying to defend the WWF World Heavyweight Championship?

After his defeat against the Ultimate Warrior, it didn't take long for Hulk Hogan to rise back to the top. Taking a stand for his country, he took on Sgt. Slaughter, a heel who supposedly joined forces with rebels in Iraq.

WrestleMania VIII featured two main events, but who was NOT part of either of them?

Rick Flair was one of only a few wrestlers to ever be WWF World Heavyweight Champion and NWA World Heavyweight Champion. In his match with Randy Savage, however, Flair lost his WWF title.

During an impromptu match at WrestleMania IX, Hulk Hogan defeated whom in under 30 seconds?

Prior to the match with Hogan, Yokozuna defeated Bret Hart to win the WWF World Wrestling Championship. However, Yokozuna's manager reportedly cheated in the match by throwing salt into the eyes of Bret Hart.

Who was the guest referee when Bret Hart defeated Yokozuna at WrestleMania X?

During his wrestling career, Roddy Piper was portrayed as being from Scotland and often relied on his "Scottish rage." However, the wrestler was actually from Canada.

Which former star football player for the New York Giants competed in WrestleMania XI?

Lawrence Taylor played outside linebacker for the New York Giants. An excellent pass rusher, Taylor revolutionized the linebacker position while setting multiple records along the way.

What was the company's first WrestleMania as WWE?

Due to advertising issues, the World Wrestling Federation was forced to change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002. Despite the change, the company is still running strong.

At WrestleMania XII, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart competed in a match that lasted how long?

These two competitors went at it in the longest match in WrestleMania history. When it was finally over, Shawn Michaels walked away with the victory.

Who made their debut at WrestleMania XIII?

Dwayne Johnson has been successful outside of the ring as well. He has starred in quite a few big-budget movies, with leading roles in several of them.

Who did The Undertaker face at WrestleMania XIV?

In this bout, both The Undertaker and Kane put on a show, as neither competitor would give up. Eventually, after three tombstone piledrivers, The Undertaker was victorious.

Who was the guest ring enforcer for the match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels in WrestleMania XIV?

This match was one of the crowning moments of the Attitude Era in wrestling. It marked the rise of many stars, including Stone Cold Steve Austin.

In the headlining event, who did Stone Cold Steve Austin face at WrestleMania XV?

WrestleMania XV featured stars like Triple H, Kane, The Undertaker, The Rock and, of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin. These competitors would be the future of wrestling moving into the new millennium.

WrestleMania XVI was called what?

At WrestleMania 2000, the main event featured a four-way elimination for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H came out on top in a match that lasted nearly 40 minutes.

Who helped Stone Cold Steve Austin defeat The Rock at WrestleMania X-Seven?

Steve Austin and Vince McMahon had a history of feuding prior to WrestleMania X-Seven, as Austin was known for his rebellious ways. When he accepted help from McMahon to win the World Heavyweight Championship, many believed he had made a deal with the devil.

Who did The Rock face in WrestleMania X8 in a match called "Icon v Icon"?

Hollywood Hogan was Hulk Hogan's new ring name when he returned to WrestleMania for the first time in nine years. Even with the hype surrounding Hogan's return, the Rock walked away with the victory.

What was the tagline for WrestleMania XIX which featured Kurt Angle against Brock Lesnar?

Kurt Angle lost this match and the WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar. After the match, Angle had surgery on his neck to repair spinal damage.

Who did Stone Cold Steve Austin face in his final WrestleMania match in 2003?

Injuries eventually got the best of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Still, he will always be remembered as the beer-drinking redneck who captivated audiences.

After his friend, Chris Benoit, won the World Heavyweight Championship, who won the WWE Championship against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX?

Winning these titles was a career high for both Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. Sadly, both of their lives would end too shortly outside of the ring.

Who was the guest referee for the match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX?

Goldberg and Brock Lesnar left the WWE after this match, though both wrestlers would eventually return to the company. When the match was over, Stone Cold Steve Austin sent them out with a Stone Cold Stunner. That's one way to go.

Batista won his first World Heavyweight Championship against who at WrestleMania 21?

Outside of the ring, Triple H, or Paul Michael Levesque, married the daughter of Vince McMahon in 2003. The two had a storyline in WWE based around their relationship prior to getting hitched.

Who did company owner Vince McMahon take on at WrestleMania 22?

Vince McMahon has been known to get in the ring a time or two. He even won the WWF Championship in 1999.

Which rich celebrity competed in a hair vs. hair match against Vince McMahon?

These two men didn't actually take each other on in the ring. Instead, they each had a wrestler represent them in the match, which Vince McMahon lost.

Who said, "I'm sorry. I love you," to Ric Flair when he delivered a kick to defeat him at WrestleMania XXIV?

This was a career match for Ric Flair, as he would be forced out of the WWE if he lost. Flair put up a fight but lost the match and had to retire, though he would still make future appearances with the company.

Who did Daniel Bryan have to defeat first to earn a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX?

This was the ultimate story of the underdog overcoming impossible odds. Not only did Daniel Bryan have to defeat Triple H, but he then had to take on Batista and Randy Orton in a triple threat match that same night. Now, that's impressive!

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