I always wanted to share this story with fellow wrestling fans and finally decided to write it. I would love to know about your very first time watching a WrestleMania. 24th April, 2002 I was hanging out with my younger brother and a friend at my home, in a hot Summer afernoon in Central India. We're just flipping channels and couldn't find anything to watch, when we stumbled upon Ten Sports and stopped! An episode of Afterburn was being telecast and thus it began! We immediately loved the show and I got hooked to WWE. Several months passed and the Rumble arrived. Around this time, they started showing promos about an event named WrestleMania, dubbing it as the biggest show they produced, having a rich history and whatnot. I still remember a still from that promo with Booker T entering the ring, with flames coming up on the stage, making for a cool visual. But the most stunning visual was the setting- an arena which was way larger than what i had been seeing since the past few months. The arena size made me realize that this event was really something special. I started counting the days and finally the day arrived! Now it was 2003, so I had never touched the Internet or even a computer! Also, they used to telecast every show 2 weeks later here in India. So, no spoilers and nothing to distract me. The Summer break had begun by then so I was as relaxed as I could possibly be. I watched the complete show and was totally in awe. A few notable things I remember: 1. As soon as the show began, I noticed the HUGE arena of Safeco Field, with the loooooong entrance way and I was IMPRESSED! The commentators greeted us and were wearing expensive looking suits/ties, and it made sense to me 'cause this was their biggest event of the year, so might as well look your absolute best. 2. Rock- Austin was just so fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Didn't know at all that I was watching Austin's final match. 3. I don't know what came over me but I suddeny began rooting for Vince in his match against Hogan, while my mother and brother were on Hogan's side. I always sided with faces but strangely, wanted Vince to win here, to my mom and bro's dismay. 4. Finally, Brock-Angle closed the show, hugging it out in the middle of the ring with 54000 fans cheering and giving them a standing ovation. What a perfect ending in the eyes of a brand new fan like me. I was a full fledged fan by now and never missed a show for years. Now, I only watch a PPV if there's a special match in it, or if it's RR or WM. But the memory of experiencing the grandeur, the pageantry, the history that is WrestleMania, will always be one of my favourite moments as a lifelong fan. What was your first experience watching a WrestleMania?