MUHAMMAD ALI

"The Greatest" was brought in to be the special enforcer referee for the historic main event at the first WrestleMania in 1985, which pitted Hulk Hogan and actor Mr. T against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

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Ali stayed outside the ring for the most part while former wrestler Pat Patterson handled the in-ring refereeing duties.

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However, Ali did get physically involved on a couple occasions, including early in the match when he jumped into the ring and threw a few punches at Piper as all four competitors were mixing it up.

Ali was more of a supporting player than an integral part of the match, but his mere presence on the show helped establish WrestleMania as a wrestling event that was like no other.

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