WrestleMania is set for it’s 32nd outing, with the annual wrestling showcase set to once against pit the biggest names in spandex up against each other on the grandest stage of them all. Roman Reigns and Triple H will duke it out for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event, while those seeking Attitude-Era nostalgia will get to witness Shane McMahon locked inside Hell in a Cell with The Undertaker.
Above all, the ultimate goal of WrestleMania 32 is to put butts in seats as the WWE looks to break their own attendance record.
The third edition of the show of shows is currently the most attended of any of these spectacles, with 93,173 people packing in to the Pontiac Silverdome to see Hulk Hogan bodyslam Andre the Giant.
This year’s instalment is on course to overtake that marker, with the AT&T Stadium in Texas able to hold 105,000 spectators and WWE are on course to get close to a sell-out.
However, Vince McMahon is unlikely to be able to celebrate breaking the all-time indoor attendance record, with the 108,713 people that packed in the same stadium for the NBA All-Star match in 2010 looking unmatchable.
The sheer mass of humanity that heads into the ring at WrestleMania is always a sight to behold, with the weight of the competitors unbelievable at times.
In terms of the heaviest one-on-one match ever, that accolade goes, unsurprisingly, to The Big Show.
‘The World’s Largest Athlete’ was involved in an unusual battle at WrestleMania 21 when he took part in a sumo match.
Akebono is one of the few people in the world to be more intimidating than Show and combined they made up 997lbs, with the American-born sumo star contributing 504lbs to that.
Vince McMahon’s desperation to be accepted into mainstream culture always manifests itself at WrestleMania, with many celebrities invited to make an appearance.
The biggest collection of famous people, deemed famous at the time at least, at the wrestling showcase came in 1986, with 26 notable personas making an appearance at WrestleMania 2.
Interestingly, the celeb who has turned up at the most Manias could also soon be the most powerful man in the world, with Donald Trump appearing five times in the WWE’s biggest event.
The Donald first showed up at WrestleMania IV due to owning the building hosting the show, while he did the same at WrestleMania V.
Two crowd interviews at WrestleMania VII and XX took his tally up to four, but his fifth appearance is the most interesting.
The Republican politician took part in a match billed as the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23.
Trump and Vince McMahon picked a wrestler each and whoever’s representative lost would have to shave their head bald.
Luckily for fans of beautiful follicles, Bobby Lashley triumphed over Umaga for the quaffed business tycoon and the WWE Chairman ended up with his hair on the floor.
Other famous folks to show their face at the showcase of the immortals include Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Mr T, Muhammad Ali and Pamela Anderson.
Fans at WrestleMania IX will have felt short changed when Hulk Hogan won the WWE Title from Yokozuna in just 22 seconds in the final match of the night.
The Hulkster emerged to challenge the gigantic champion after the over 500lb behemoth defeated Bret Hart to win the belt, winning the contest after Mr. Fuji accidentally threw salt in his client’s face.
Speaking of the Hitman, the Canadian legend was involved in the longest match in WrestleMania history when he squared up against arch-nemesis Shawn Michaels in 1996.
Their ‘Iron Man’ match couldn’t find a winner after an hour, with the Heart Break Kid eventually getting the pin after a gruelling contest that clocked in at one hour and two minutes.
The shortest ever WrestleMania saw ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero lose his title to Kane after the Big Red Machine had won a number one contenders battle royale earlier in the night.
Age is becoming a big discussion in wrestling at the moment, with many events needing to call upon legends of bygone eras to bring in the casual audience.
This year will be no different, with 46-year-old Shane McMahon set to take on the 50-year-old Undertaker.
The oldest one-on-one match in Mania history came six years ago, when Vince McMahon squared off against Bret Hart in a trudging encounter, with their combined age equalling 116.
In contrast, the youngest ever match saw a 19-year-old Aguila challenge the 24-year-old Taka Michinoku at WrestleMania XIV for the Light-Heavyweight Championship.
Brock Lesnar, who will fight Dean Ambrose in Texas, is the youngest ever main eventer and was only 25 when he had a classic match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 19.