Albano met the singer Lauper on a flight, and after starring in her music video, he began taking credit for her success, and putting her down as a “mere woman”, which led to MTV and the WWF uniting in the Rock and Wrestling Connection programmes. The feud began with Lauper managing the female wrestler Wendi Richter in a grudge match against The Fabulous Moolah, managed by Albano. Rowdy Roddy Piper stepped in, which led to Mr T interfering, and eventually to the first Wrestlemania contest, which put Hulk Hogan and the WWF on the mainstream map.

via Lou Albano obituary | World news | The Guardian.