On Sunday, April 1st, the WWE presented its annual fight card – Wrestlemania 28. Wait, what…how is it even possible that 27 years have gone by since Wrestlemania 1 debuted at Madison Square Garden in 1985? As Hulk Hogan would probably say, “time flies brother!”
I was the biggest pro wrestling fiend back in the day – the toys, the cartoon, the horribly awesome Cyndi Lauper music videos, video games, Halloween costumes, the playground mock matches, and the yearly pay-per-view parties at friends’ houses.
Then there were the chance spottings of Big John Studd at the local grocery store (he even took a few Jazzercise classes from my friend’s mom); for he lived, died, and is buried not far from where I grew up.
So I was excited when my friend forwarded me this link last week from Sports Illustrated. SI takes a look at pro wrestling in the 1980s, including some never-before-seen pics from award-winning photographer Walter Iooss Jr.
Whether you’re a fan of the WWF, WWE, or whatever, Pro Wrestling is legend.
More photos after the jump.