History of WrestleMania

Information on Venue

  • Opened 1984
  • Closed 2008
  • Construction cost US$77.5 million
  • Capacity 57,980


WrestleMania VIII Facts

  • After an eight-month absence, the Ultimate Warrior made his return to World Wrestling Entertainment at WrestleMania VIII.
  • The Godfather - then known as “Papa Shango” - made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania VIII, making a surprise appearance during the main event.
  • Over 60,000 people attended WrestleMania VIII, held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Reba McIntyre sang “America the Beautiful” to open WrestleMania VIII.


  • Combs was the host of the hit game show The Family Feud. He acted as ring announcer for the Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil, Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Big Boss Man vs. The Mountie, Repo Man & The Nasty Boys match, but was chased out of the ring after making fun of the latter team.
  • McEntire kicked off WrestleMania VIII with her rendition of America the Beautiful. McEntire is one of the most famous female performers in country music history, and she kicked off WrestleMania VIII in style. She also currently stars in her own television show, Reba.

Pictures of the Event



Shawn Michaels v Tito Santana

The Undertaker v Jake Roberts

Bret Hart v Roddy Piper

8-Man Tag

Randy Savage v Ric Flair

Tatanka v Rick Martel

Natural Disasters v Money Inc.

Owen Hart v Skinner

Hulk Hogan v Sid Justice


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