10 Fascinating WWE WrestleMania 20 Facts

10. Lance Cade And Rene Dupree Became The First Eighties-Born Wrestlers To Perform At WrestleMania


The second match of the evening pitted four teams in a scrum for the World Tag Team gold, mixing established names like Rob Van Dam, Booker T, and The Dudley Boyz with some fresher-faced OVW call-ups. Among those blue-chippers were Lance Cade (then known as Garrison Cade) and Rene Dupree. Cade was born in March 1981, while Dupree was born in December 1983, making them the first eighties-born wrestlers to take part in a 'Mania match.

Dupree actually gets the official honor, having started out the match with Van Dam, thus he's the Neil Armstrong to Cade's Buzz Aldrin. Two matches later, Randy Orton became the third eighties-born talent to compete at WrestleMania, with Jackie Gayda and Jimmy "Akio" Yang becoming the fourth and fifth subsequently as the night progressed.


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