WWE Quiz

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WrestleMania stands as WWE's premier annual sports entertainment event. But how well do you know your WrestleMania history? Test yourself with this quiz.

Let's start at the beginning: 1985's WrestleMania I. The show's main event featured pop-culture icon Mr. T, but the Women's Championship match also involved a 1980s mainstay. Who?

Cyndi Lauper accompanied Wendi Richter to the ring for her match against the villainous Leilani Kai.

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WrestleMania II is something of an odd duck. It's the only Mania to air on a Monday rather than a Saturday, plus it was held in three separate venues. Hey, but at least Mr. T was back, and he competed in a boxing match against which pro-wrestling heel?

Mr. T boxed the late, great Roddy "Rowdy" Piper -- and won by disqualification

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WrestleMania III featured several high-profile bouts, but one match in particular earned Match of the Year honors from both Pro Wrestling Illustrated and The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Which one?

Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage gave the performance of the night at WrestleMania III, going nearly 15 minutes in the Pontiac Silverdome.

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WrestleMania IV's card was dominated by a 14-man single elimination tournament to crown a new undisputed champion. Who won the strap?

The dominating André managed to get himself disqualified in the quarterfinals, but Savage and DiBiase wrestled in WrestleMania IV's main event for the championship. Savage won with his signature top-rope elbow drop.

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The year is 1989. The event is WrestleMania V. Rick Rude captured the Intercontinental Championship in the 11th match of the night against which larger-than-life grappler?

Rude defeated Warrior with a little help from manager Bobby Heenan. But hey, that's what a good manager's for, right?

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Welcome to the 1990s! The event is WrestleMania VI, but can you recall the main event billed as "the ultimate challenge?"

Reigning Intercontinental Champion Warrior challenged reigning World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan in a surprisingly long 22-minute collision of overwrought machismo.

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Pro wrestling has a tendency to play on existing cultural trends and anxieties. So, given 1991's Middle East tensions, it should come as no surprise that WrestleMania VII's main event featured an all-American-turned-Iraqi-sympathizer in the form of which villainous grappler?

Sgt. Slaughter defended the World Heavyweight Championship in WrestleMania VII's main event, aided by Iraqi General Adnan Al-Kaissie.

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Both WrestleMania VIII championship matches delivered the goods ... as well they should given the in-their-prime talents of Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper. Ah, but who wrestled whom? Which of these three match-ups didn't occur at WrestleMania VIII?

Sorry, Flair vs. Hart wasn't on the card. In fact, the two legends never locked up for a single WrestleMania.

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WrestleMania IX pitted World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart against a monstrous, seemingly unstoppable opponent. Which one?!?

Hart fell to the crushing power of Yokozuna, a sumo wrestler character managed by the villainous Mr. Fuji.

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The tenth WrestleMania saw a continuation of Bret Hart's World Heavyweight feud with Yokozuna, but it also featured one heck of a ladder match between Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels. Who won that WrestleMania X match?

Razor Ramon retained his championship, but bigger things awaited the "Heart Break Kid."

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WrestleMania XI's main event saw which NFL player lock up with pro-wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow?

Not only did Taylor challenge Bigelow, he defeated him in his one and only pro-wrestling match. Perry actually stepped inside the squared circle for a battle royal at WrestleMania II and Mongo wrestled for several years in WCW.

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WrestleMania XII's spotlight was a technical wrestling spectacle: a 60-minute iron man match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart for the World Heavyweight Championship. To refresh, the winner of an iron man match is the wrestler to score the most falls during the time limit. Michaels won, but what was the final score?

In a twist, Michaels and Hart wrestled the entire 60 minutes without either man scoring a fall. Michaels finally pinned his opponent during a sudden death overtime.

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If you only remember one thing about WrestleMania 13, it's probably either the lack of roman numerals in the title or Bret Hart's bloody no-DQ submission match against Steve Austin. Who served as special guest referee for that match?

Former UFC fighter and future WWE wrestler Ken Shamrock did the honors, eventually declaring Hart the winner by knockout.

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WrestleMania XIV main event pitted Steve Austin against Shawn Michaels for the World Heavyweight Championship. Who served as "special outside enforcer" for that match?

Chuck Norris served as "special outside referee" at Survivor Series 1994, but WrestleMania 14 was Tyson's time to shine -- which he did by providing the three count and punching out Michaels in a post-match segment.

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Steve Austin wrestled The Rock in WrestleMania XV's main event. Who won that no-DQ slobber knocker?

Despite the interference of Vince McMachon, Austin emerged victorious.

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WrestleMania 2000 ushered in a new decade of Mania madness. The 4-way main event saw each member of the McMahon family (Vince, Linda, Stephanie and Shane) back a different wrestler for world heavyweight title. Steph backed her future-husband Triple H. Vince backed The Rock. But who did Shane and Lina back?

Shane backed Big Show and Linda backed Mick Foley, but Triple H won the match.

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WrestleMania X-Seven was apparently too cool for either Roman or Arabic numerals. It also featured a pretty cool match between three tag teams: Edge and Christian, The Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz. What was the match type?

The three teams participated in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) match. Edge and Christian won.

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WrestleMania X8 spiced up the title scene with an Undisputed WWF Championship match between Triple H and what Mania main event newcomer?

While the time would come for Angle and Edge, Jericho dropped the championship in his only Mania main event to date.

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WrestleMania XIX gave us back Roman numerals and saw the Mania debut of a new and dominating force in pro-wrestling history. Who?

Future UFC champ Brock Lesnar defeated former Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle for the heavyweight title.

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Just a year after his 2003 Mania debut, Brock Lesner wrestled his last WWE match of the decade. Who was his opponent at WrestleMania XX?

Lesner and Goldberg both left the company following the event. While Goldberg scored the pin, guest referee Steve Austin wasted both competitors with Stone Cold Stunners after the match.

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What's there to say about WrestleMania 21? The event saw the rise of John Cena and Dave Batista, as well as the return of Arabic numerals in the title. It also featured a sumo bout. Whom did Big Show face in this special attraction match?

Big Show lost to Akebono Tarō. Unlike Rikishi and the late-Yokozuna, Akebono boasted a legitimate (and successful) sumo wrestling background. Having retired from sumo, he continues to work as a pro-wrestler in Japan.

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WrestleMania 22 featured a number of big matches. In fact, the WWE licensed the track "Big Time" as one of the event's theme songs. Who recorded it?

Peter Gabriel recorded the track for his 1986 album "So," but please enjoy envisioning a Motörhead cover of the tune.

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WrestleMania 23 gave us a handful of terrific matches, but viewers also witnessed a "hair vs. hair" match featuring Vince McMahon and which celebrity guest star?

Neither Vince nor the Donald actually wrestled, but they bet their hair on the performance of their respective champions: Umaga and Bobby Lashley. Lashley won, so Vince left the arena with a shaved head. Guest referee Steve Austin hit a Stone Cold Stunner on Trump for good measure.

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WrestleMania XXIV brought back Roman numerals, as well as the spectacle of Big Show losing a non-pro-wrestling match to an established athlete. Who did he face?

Mayweather did the honors, knocking out Big Show in 11 minutes and 40 seconds.

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WrestleMania XXV marked 25 years of Mania. The 2009 event also featured which brother-vs-brother match-up?

The Hardy brothers battled each other in an extreme rules match.

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Talk about a main event! WrestleMania XXVI saw a WWE superstar put his career on the line against Undertaker's Mania undefeated streak. Who was he?

Michaels tried to beat Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak for the second year in a row. He failed and, as stipulated, retired from professional wrestling.

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Bad guys (or "heels") rarely come out on top in WrestleMania main events, but WrestleMania XXVII saw which villainous grappler emerge victorious?

The Miz actually beat John Cena at WrestleMania XXVII, though he had to settle for a DQ win following the Rock's interference.

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WrestleMania XXVIII (that's WrestleMania 28 for you Arabic numeral fans) showcased a "once in a lifetime" match between WWE icons John Cena and the Rock. How many times has this matchup taken place as of 2015?

Cena and Rock faced each other in a rematch at the following year's Mania. Each superstar has a win under his belt and a deciding "rubber match" has yet to take place.

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WrestleMania 29 brought back Roman numerals, and saw the Mania debut of Roman Reigns. How fitting! Along with his Shield partners Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Roman fought which trio in a six-man tag match?

The Shield battled Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus -- and won.

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WrestleMania XXX marked three decades of WrestleMania pageantry -- and it delivered an abundance of shockers. Brock Lesnar ended Undertaker's streak. Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H, Randy Orton and Dave Batista to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. But which superstar won the André the Giant 31-man memorial battle royal?

Cesaro won the inaugural event, eliminating Big Show. But don't fret, Show fans, because WWE's resident giant won the event the following year.

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The dominant Brock Lesnar went into WrestleMania 31 as WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but lost his title to which former Shield member?

While the advertised title match pitted challenger Roman Reigns against the Lesnar, Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to enter the match as a third combatant -- and won.

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As of this writing, WrestleMania 32 is still months away and the exact card is uncertain -- but we DO know the location. Which state will host the big event?

WrestleMania 32 will take place on April 3, 2016, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Will Donald Trump return for another hair match? Will Big Show challenge Roger Federer to a tennis match? Only time will tell ...

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