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These Are the WrestleMania Facts Every WWE Fan Should Know

These are the essential WrestleMania facts and figures every member of the WWE Universe should know by heart before WrestleMania 40.

By Chris Phelan
Wide shot of the Wrestlemania crowd

WrestleMania 40 is rapidly approaching – already considered the biggest and most monumental event in WWE history. That’s not hyperbole; while most Premium Live Events are billed as “can’t-miss,” the 2024 edition of WrestleMania is all but guaranteed to be the most historic event of all time.

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With a dizzying lineup of epic matches, revered legends making their long-awaited WWE in-ring returns, and promises of the hottest storylines of 2023 and 2024 coming to a head, WrestleMania 40 will live on forever in the minds of wrestling fans worldwide.

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In anticipation of this year’s mega-event, we think now is the perfect time to dive into the numbers – the statistics and figures that have marked the most important moments of WrestleMania lore. In other words, put your trivia caps on – here are the definitive WrestleMania facts that every member of the WWE Universe should know!

What’s the Longest Match in WrestleMania History?

A split of Brett Hart and Shawn Michaels

Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 12 – 1 hour, 1 minute, and 56 seconds

The Iron Man match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship has been spoken about on countless occasions here on USA Insider – after all, the match is that darn good. It holds the record for the longest WrestleMania match ever, clocking in at nearly 62 heart-stopping minutes. We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it: if you’ve never seen this match, can you really consider yourself a true fan?

Honorable Mention: Randy Orton vs. Edge, WrestleMania 36 – 36 minutes and 35 seconds

Hyped as the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever,” The Viper and the Rated R Superstar didn’t disappoint. The match is notable for being not only an instant classic but also the longest WrestleMania match that wasn’t advertised as having a time limit like the aforementioned Iron Man match. 

Nobody knew the lengths Randy Orton and Edge would go to to defeat the other; most main event-level matches end far sooner than this lengthy bout. In the end, Edge – wrestling his first singles match since WrestleMania 27 – defeated his one-time tag team partner to reestablish himself as one of the best to ever step into the ring. (Randy Orton’s legacy, of course, wasn’t thrown off-course by this loss in the slightest.)

What’s the Shortest Match in WrestleMania History?

A split of Erick Rowan and The Rock

The Rock vs. Erick Rowan, WrestleMania 32 – 6 seconds

It was an impromptu match for the ages. After being ambushed by Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family during a surprise appearance, The Rock made quick work of Erick Rowan, easily defeating him in his first official “match” since WrestleMania 29 against John Cena. Don’t believe us? Here is the bout in its entirety:

However, some purists may argue the merits of the Rock/Rowan match being “legitimate” since it happened out of the blue and was unannounced ahead of time. Thus, perhaps the following match can be another valid answer to “What’s the shortest match in WrestleMania history?”

Honorable Mention: Kane vs. Chavo Guerrero, WrestleMania 24 – 11 seconds

At WrestleMania 24, Kane defeated — nay, steamrolled — Chavo Guerrero, winning the ECW Championship in the process. Unlike the impromptu Rock match, this title encounter was scheduled far ahead of time. Unfortunately, we don’t think any amount of advance warning could’ve prevented poor Chavo from being dismantled by the Big Red Machine that night!

What’s the All-Time WrestleMania Attendance Record?

The Wrestlemania crowd reacts to a match happening in the ring

WrestleMania 32 – 101,763

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that saying was never more true than at WrestleMania 32! Arlington’s AT&T Stadium – home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys – welcomed more than 100,000 screaming, delirious WWE fans (101,763, to be exact). In other words, more members of the WWE Universe experienced WrestleMania live in 2016 than in any other point in human history. Pretty crazy, isn’t it?

While more recent WrestleManias have technically surpassed the announced attendance record – this year’s WrestleMania in Philadelphia will surely top a combined 100,000 fans – from that fateful night in 2016 due to the two-day schedule of the modern era, WrestleMania 32 will forever live on as the most-attended single-day WWE event of all time. (Unless, of course, the record is broken in the future.)

Who Has the Most Impressive WrestleMania Undefeated Streak?

Rob Van Dam does his signature point in the ring

Rob Van Dam – 4 wins, 0 losses

As arguably one of the most underrated WWE Champions ever, Rob Van Dam holds the prestigious distinction of boasting an undefeated WrestleMania record! That’s right – RVD has an utterly flawless record of four wins and zero losses at WrestleMania. The former WWE and ECW Champion has never lost on The Grandest Stage of Them All, whether it’s in singles competition, multi-man tag team matches, or even in the Money in the Bank match:

Although RVD hasn’t wrestled in WWE since the summer of 2014, he’s still reportedly active in the independent scene. So, unofficially, the door is open for Rob Van Dam to collect another WrestleMania victory (or tarnish his perfect record) in the future. He’s definitely an iconic WWE Superstar the WWE Universe should keep their eyes on in 2024 (and beyond). 

Who Has the Most Wins in WrestleMania History?

The Undertaker

The Undertaker – 25 victories

Although “The Streak” unceremoniously ended at WrestleMania 30, The Undertaker – still, in 2024 – holds the record for most WrestleMania victories with an astounding 25 wins. The Dead Man has beaten seemingly everyone in his career, including legends of the early 90s like Jimmy Snuka and Jake “The Snake” Roberts to contemporary WWE Superstars like CM Punk and Triple H.

Twenty-five wins is nothing to scoff at, but perhaps most impressively, although The Undertaker never entered a WrestleMania wearing a world championship, he was three for three in challenging for WWE’s top titles over the years, never once failing to take home the most prestigious title in sports entertainment. That fascinating piece of trivia only adds to the legacy of one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time!

Which Cities Have Hosted the Most WrestleManias?

Wide shot of the Wrestlemania crowd

Los Angeles – 4

There are many cities that have become synonymous with WrestleMania over the years. New York City, for example, hosted the first-ever WrestleMania, along with WrestleMania 10 and 20. But one city shines brightest in the annals of history: Los Angeles!

The City of Angels has hosted a jaw-dropping four WrestleManias (2, 7, 21, 39) and is home to countless unforgettable WWE moments. If you ask us, WWE drama doesn’t get better than the shocking reunion of Miss Elizabeth and “Macho Man” Randy Savage at WrestleMania 7 from the LA Memorial Coliseum:

There’s something about Southern California that really speaks to the WWE Universe – and we have a good feeling that WrestleMania will be back in Los Angeles sooner than later. After all, what WWE Superstar doesn’t want to compete under the bright lights of Hollywood?

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