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LOOK: Photos of WrestleMania Through the Years

See old WrestleMania photos of feather boas, Stone Cold Stunners, and at least one future president.
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Football fanatics have the Super Bowl. Tennis lovers have Wimbledon. And fans of the high-flying, chair-throwing, hyper-masculine soap opera that is professional wrestling know there's only one Granddaddy of 'Em All: WrestleMania. The main event of main events has played host to icons of sport, music, film, and even at least one future president (you can probably guess who), delivering plenty of plot twists, torn tees, and Stone Cold Stunners along the way. Here's a look back at some memorable moments over the last 35 years. Can I get a hell yeah?

1| Muhammad Ali gets ready to participate as a guest referee in the inaugural WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden in NYC in 1985.

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2 | Wendi Richter picks up her manager, singer Cyndi Lauper, after the WWF Women's Championship match in NYC in 1985. 

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3 | The crowd watching the inaugural WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden in NYC in 1985.

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4 | Liberace, accompanied by the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, was the guest timekeeper at the first WrestleMania in NYC in 1985.

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5 | Andre the Giant finds himself in a chokehold during the 20-man Battle Royal match of WrestleMania 2 in 1986.

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6 | Hulk Hogan battles Macho Man Randy Savage at WrestleMania 3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 29, 1987.

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7 | Hulk Hogan takes on Andre the Giant at WrestleMania VI in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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8 | André René Roussimoff, best known as Andre The Giant, holds the top rope at WrestleMania V at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 22 ,1989.

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9 | NFL star Lawrence "L.T." Taylor at Harley Davidson Cafe for the upcoming WrestleMania event in 1995.

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10 | Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson acts as a referee between Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin at a press conference in New York to promote their upcoming WrestleMania XIV in 1998.

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11 | Triple H celebrates his victory at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002.

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12 | The Rock at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002.

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13 | Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002. 

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14 | Hollywood Hulk Hogan and The Rock at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002.

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15 | Ric Flair and The Undertaker at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002.

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16 | "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at WWE WrestleMania XXI in Los Angeles in 2005.

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17 | Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler attend WrestleMania XXI in Los Angeles in 2005.

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18 | John Cena and Hulk Hogan at WWE WrestleMania XXI in Los Angeles in 2005.

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19 | Donald Trump and former Miss USA Terra Conner in the ring before the main event of the night, "Hair vs. Hair," between Vince McMahon and Donald Trump at Detroit's Ford Field on April 1, 2007. 

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20 | Mr. Kennedy celebrates his victory in the "Money in the Bank" ladder match at Detroit's Ford Field on April 1, 2007.

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21 | WWE Wrestler Umaga and Vince McMahon gets the crowd ready for the main event of the night "Hair vs. Hair" WrestleMania XXIII at Detroit's Ford Field on April 1, 2007.

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22 | WWE chairman Vince McMahon has his head shaved by Donald Trump and Bobby Lashley after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania at Detroit's Ford Field on April 1, 2007.

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23 | Kim Kardashian was among the many celebrities who took part in WrestleMania XXIV at Orlando's Citrus Bowl on March 29, 2008.

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24 | Snoop Dogg was among the many celebrities who took part in WrestleMania XXIV at the Citrus Bowl on March 29, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

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25 | Boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather is introduced at the Citrus Bowl on March 29, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

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26 | Boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and the 7 foot, 400 lb. Big Show battle it out in front of 74,635 fans at the Citrus Bowl on March 29, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

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27 | Stone Cold Steve Austin salutes the crowd one last time at WrestleMania XXV at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

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28 | The Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger performs "America The Beautiful" to begin WrestleMania XXV at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

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29 | Shawn Michaels makes his intro as he takes on The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

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30 | The Undertaker makes his way to the ring for his match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

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31 | WWE Diva Michelle McCool during the 25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

32 | CM Punk takes on Kane during the "Money In The Bank" ladder match at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

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33 | Mickey Rourke celebrates with Ric Flair after beating WWE Superstar Chris Jericho during WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

34 | Jeff Hardy leaps off the top rope at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

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35 | Jeff Hardy leaps off a ladder onto the body of brother Matt during an extreme rules match at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

36 | Kid Rock performs at WrestleMania XXV at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

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37 | Stone Cold Steve Austin salutes the crowd one last time at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas.

38 | Triple H is introduced at WrestleMania XXV at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009.

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39 | Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and John Morrison attend the WWE 2011 Hall Of Fame Induction at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

40 | Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends WrestleMania XXVII at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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