Kayfabe Commentaries presents
Supercard: Cowboy Bob Orton Re-experiences WM
Running time: 1:36
Before huge weekend events and Hall of Fame shows,
Wrestlemania was just a big card at MSG with some
starpower behind it. Vince was risking it all on this show
and this edition of Supercard stars one of the main event
participants from that night in 1985, Cowboy Bob Orton, Jr.
Join us as we explore the first Wrestlemania!
THE BUILD UP
MTV was getting into the game as the WWE’s “Rock ‘n
Wrestling Connection” put young eyeballs on the federation
and made it cool. MTV would be crucial to the build up of WM.
Piper, Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Albano, and Mr. T get
things rolling and set the stage for a series of angle
advancing shows throughout 1984 & 85.
A cab ride from 48th and 8th, 13 minutes work, and
Orton, Hogan, Piper and Orndorff go down in history!