Wrestlemania 2 List Of Matches

Matt Kasper


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The second-ever Wrestlemania was a star-studded affair that took place across 3 different venue locations on April 7th, 1986. The host cities were New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles each with its own card and main event match. The event of Wrestlemania was still a work in progress during this time and the company decided to experiment by having it in different locations. Ultimately, this led to a very poor viewer experience and overall production of the event. The WWF never had more than one location host ever again.

New York Card

Match #1 – Paul Orndorff vs Magnificent Muraco

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Match Type: Singles, Non-Title
Match Length: 4:10
Manager: Mr.Fuji in the corner of Magnificent Muraco
Results: Both men go over the top rope leading to a double count-out, no winner

Match Highlights

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Orndorff slams Muraco to the mat
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Mr. Fuji reacts angrily to the crowd
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Muraco rocks Orndorff’s head into the turnbuckle

Match #2 – Randy Savage vs George ‘The Animal’ Steele

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Match Type: Intercontinental Championship
Match Length: 5:10
Manager: Miss Elizabeth in the corner of Macho Man Randy Savage
Results: Macho Man wins via pinfall using the ropes for leverage

Match Highlights

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George Steele chases Macho Man
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The Animal eats away at the ring turnbuckle
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Macho Man lands the flying elbow

Match #3 – Jake Roberts vs George Wells

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Match Type: Singles, Non-Title
Match Length: 3:15
Manager: None
Results: Jake Roberts hits his “DDT” finishing move and pins George Wells for the 3 count.

Match Highlights

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Wells drops a headbutt on Roberts
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Jake hits the DDT on George Wells
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Damian slithers toward George Wells

Match #4 – Mr.T vs Rowdy Piper

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Match Type: 10-Round Boxing Match
Match Length: 10:15, 4 Rounds
Manager: Bob Orton in Piper’s corner, Joe Frazier in Mr.T’s corner
Results: Rowdy Piper slams Mr.T to the ground in the 4th round to lose by disqualification. Mr.T is the winner via DQ.

Match Highlights

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Piper winds up for the haymaker punch
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Piper slams Mr.T to the mat
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Mayhem ensues after the match

Chicago Card

Match #1 – Velvet McIntyre vs The Fabulous Moolah

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Match Type: Women’s World Championship
Match Length: 1:25
Manager: None
Results: McIntyre misses the front body splash from the top rope. Moolah pounces on an injured Velvet McIntyre for the 1-2-3 count.

Match Highlights

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Moolah throws McIntyre to the ropes
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McIntyre misses the splash from the top
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Moolah pins McIntyre for the win

Match #2 – Corporal Kirshner vs Nikolai Volkoff

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Match Type: Flag Match
Match Length: 2:05
Manager: Freddie Blassie in Volkoff’s corner
Results: Kirshner hits Volkoff with Freddie Blassie’s cane while the ref is knocked out. Kirshner secures the victory.

Match Highlights

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Freddie Blassie gives instructions
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Kirshner gets rammed into the steel post
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Kirshner hits Volkoff with a cane

Match #3 – Battle Royale

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Match Type: Battle Royale, WWF, and NFL Players
Match Length: 9:09
Participants: Jimbo Covert, Pedro Morales, Tony Atlas, Ted Arcidi, Harvey Martin, Danny Spivey, Hillbilly Jim, King Tonga, Iron Sheik, Ernie Holmes, Killer Bees, Big John Stud, Bill Fralic, Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Russ Francis, Bruno Sammartino, Refrigerator Perry, Andre The Giant
Results: Andre the Giant wins the Battle Royale eliminating the Hart Foundation at the end to secure victory.

Match Highlights

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Andre and Big John square off
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The final four participants left in the ring
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Andre the Giant throws Bret Hart over the ropes

Match #4 – The British Bulldogs vs The Dream Team

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Match Type: Tag Team Championship
Match Length: 13:03
Managers: Captain Lou Albano and Ozzy Osbourne with the Bulldogs, Johnny Valiant with The Dream Team
Results: The British Bulldogs get the win and become the new Tag Team Champions

Match Highlights

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Valentine and Dynamite Kid square off
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Valentine sets up the piledriver
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British Bulldog pins Valentine for the win

Los Angeles Card

Match #1 – Ricky Steamboat vs Hercules Hernandez

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Match Type: Singles, Non-Title
Match Length: 7:34
Managers: None
Results: Steamboat hits the front body splash from the top ropes and pins Hernandez for the win.

Match Highlights

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Ricky goes to work on the wrist of Hercules
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Hercules strikes a pose
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Steamboat hits the front body splash

Match #2 – Adrian Adonis vs Uncle Elmer

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Match Type: Singles, Non-Title
Match Length: 3:00
Managers: Jimmy Hart with Adrian Adonis
Results: Adrian Adonis hits a splash from the top ropes and pins Elmer for the win.

Match Highlights

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Adrian Adonis gets ready for the match
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Uncle Elmer tears off Adrian’s dress
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Adonis covers Elmer for the win

Match #3 – Funk Brothers vs Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana

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Match Type: Tag Team, Non-Title
Match Length: 13:00
Managers: Jimmy Hart with the Funk Brothers
Results: Terry Funk hits JYD with Jimmy Hart’s megaphone and secures victory.

Match Highlights

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Tito Santana hits the suplex slam
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JYD throws Terry Funk over the ropes
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Terry Funk hits JYD with an illegal blow

Match #4 – King Kong Bundy vs Hulk Hogan

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Match Type: World Championship, Steel Cage
Match Length: 11:00
Managers: Bobby Heenan with King Kong Bundy
Results: Hogan wins by climbing up and over the steel cage and retains the Championship Belt.

Match Highlights

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Bundy & Hogan lock up in the cage
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Hogan has Bundy bloodied and stunned
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Hogan lines up the big leg drop

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