Interesting Facts/Trivia On WWE WrestleMania 23

Ryan Clark


– Soul legend Aretha Franklin performed “America the Beautiful” at the start of the event, reprising her role from twenty years earlier at WrestleMania III.

РRon Simmons, Slick, The Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Hart, Irwin R. Schyster, Dusty Rhodes, Sgt. Slaughter, Howard Finkel, Gene Okerlund, Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco appeared backstage dancing with Eugene, Cryme Tyme and Extreme Expos̩ (Kelly Kelly, Brooke Adams and Layla El).

– Celebrity guests in attendance for WrestleMania 23 included: Franklin, Trump and Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner (for the Hair vs. Hair match), Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2000 Lynnette Cole, Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera, members of the Detroit Tigers, Thomas Hearns, and Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik HaÅ¡ek.

– Cena is the second man in history to retain the WWE Championship at back-to-back WrestleManias. Hulk Hogan was the first, retaining the Championship at Wrestlemania 2 and III. Cena, as well as being undefeated at WrestleMania, is the first to win the WWE Championship match three years in a row.

– This was the second year in a row that Cena main evented WrestleMania, and both times he won with the STFU. It is also the second year in a row that the World Heavyweight Championship has changed hands, but not the WWE Championship.

– This was the fourth year in a row that the World Heavyweight Championship has changed hands.

– This is the 5th consecutive WrestleMania without an Intercontinental Championship match, 4th with the championship being active.

– With this WrestleMania win, The Undertaker is the only superstar to win both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

– This was the first WrestleMania to use all white ring ropes.

– Had Triple H not been inactive due to injury, he would have tied Bret Hart’s record of twelve consecutive WrestleMania appearances.

– This is the first time Edge has lost a Wrestlemania.

– This was the second time in a row in Wrestlemania in which the Royal Rumble winner was not on the Main Event (Batista Vs. Undertaker).

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