WrestleMania 30 For 30 – WrestleMania IV

WrestleMania IV podcast

After the huge show that was WrestleMania III, Superfriends Universe and Fight Game Blog now bring you, our WrestleMania 30 for 30 – WrestleMania IV podcast.

How did the WWF follow up one of their best shows ever? They continued the Andre The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan storyline, yet neither man was champion at the end of the night.

Join Big D, Jason, and I for a comprehensive discussion about WrestleMania IV.

Let us know what you think!

WrestleMania 30 For 30 – WrestleMania III

WrestleMania III podcast

With WrestleMania 1 and 2 in the hopper, Superfriends Universe and Fight Game Blog now bring you, our WrestleMania 30 for 30 – WrestleMania III podcast.

As Big D says at the start of the show, this is the big one. It’s one of WWE’s most historic shows of all time and we talk about it for over two hours.

Join Big D, Jason, and I for a comprehensive discussion about WrestleMania III.

Let us know what you think!

WrestleMania 30 For 30 – WrestleMania 2

WrestleMania 2

If you missed the first WrestleMania 30 for 30 discussing the very first WrestleMania, check it out.

Superfriends Universe and Fight Game Blog now bring you, our WrestleMania 30 for 30 – WrestleMania 2 podcast.

Big D, Jason, and I discuss all the build up, hype, and angles about that show. I have tons of memories about that show as my wrestling fandom kicked into high gear in early 1986.

Check out our second WrestleMania 30 for 30 and let us know what you think!

Video – Schwarzenegger Talks About Eating Dinner With Andre And Wilt The Stilt

This is an amazing story.

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Video – Andre The Giant And Cactus Jack Were Once In A Tag Match Together

Mick Foley tweeted out a tag match with he and Andre The Giant on opposing sides in AJPW in 1991. Andre could barely make it through the ropes at this point in his career.

Greatest Wrestlers Of The WrestleMania Era: #16 – Hulk Hogan

If we decided to put this list together 20 years ago, Hulk Hogan would be at the top of the list. He’d be days before his WrestleMania VIII main event match with Sid Justice, having main evented every WrestleMania up to this point. If we decided to put this list together just 10 years ago, he’d be high off his WrestleMania X8 match with The Rock, which was the best received match on the card. He’d still have been top 5 on most people’s list at that point and probably still in the top 3 for me.

So why is Hulk Hogan, one of the two people most responsible for the success of WrestleMania and this current era, so far down this list at number 16? Well, I think it mostly has to do with his failure to let go and his current reputation. At one point, the biggest star in the business, he’s been humanized and not in a good way.

I’m going to argue for him being higher up on this list, while listing reasons why he’s not as well.

Argument for higher ranking:

  • Main evented the first eight WrestleManias and is the biggest reason outside of celebrity promotion for why the first one went off without a hitch.
  • With Andre The Giant, he was featured in the most watched match on US television (read more about it in Big D’s write-up of Ted DiBiase).
  • Was the babyface in huge money making feuds with Paul Orndorff, Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, and Macho Man Randy Savage.
  • Drew on top longer than Rock, Triple H, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • Business mover who turned WCW business around initially in 1994.
  • Reinvented himself as part of the nWo and helped WCW become the biggest wrestling company in the US for two years.
  • With Rock, “stole the show” at WrestleMania X8, becoming the most talked about match on the show despite it not being the main event.
  • Put over Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar late in his WWE return run.
  • Had a great run under the mask as Mr. America. Okay, that one wasn’t really an argument for.

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