WWE WrestleMania 1 Star Ratings – Hulk Hogan, Mr T and More

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Wrestlemania 1 Star Ratings by Dave Meltzer

What do you think got the highest WrestleMania 1 Star Rating from Dave Melzter?

WWE WrestleMania 1 was the first in a long line of legendary events put on by WWE that helped put the company at the forefront of the wrestling world.

A huge gamble from Vince McMahon worked out perfectly as it put the WWE (then WWF) on the map with the incredible main event of Hulk Hogan & Mr T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

Mr T Lifts Roddy Piper Above His Head At WrestleMania 1

Here are all the star ratings for the Wrestlemania 1 matches. These ratings come from Dave Meltzer in the publication The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Star ratings are generally on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being an incredible match.

However, ratings can go below 0 (with really, really bad matches being given the infamous minus-5 stars) and even better matches being able to be given more than five stars.

The most famous example is the Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada match which gained an astonishing 7 stars.

Wrestlemania 1 Star Ratings

The star ratings for Wrestlemania 1 are as follows;

• Tito Santana vs. The Executioner = 2.5 stars

• King Kong Bundy (w/Jimmy Hart) vs. SD Jones = DUD

• Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne = 3.25 stars (Highest Rated Match On The Show)

• Brutus Beefcake (w/Johnny Valiant) vs. David Sammartino (w/Bruno Sammartino) = 2 stars

• The Junkyard Dog vs. Greg Valentine (w/Jimmy Hart) = 0.5 stars

• Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik (w/Freddie Blassie) vs. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/Captain Lou Albano) = 3 stars

• Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd (w/Bobby Heenan) = -2 stars

• Wendi Richter (w/Cyndi Lauper & David Wolff) vs. Leilani Kai (w/The Fabulous Moolah) = 1 star

• Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (w/Jimmy Snuka) vs. Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper (w/Bob Orton) = Not Rated

Which do you think was the best match at Wrestlemania 1? Let us know your star ratings in the comments or click below to keep reading.

Click below to read about every 5 star match in WWE history!


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