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WWF WrestleMania VI
by SamoaRowe

-It was known as the “Ultimate Challenge.” Hulk Hogan, the World Wrestling Federation champion took on possibly the greatest challenger of his career, in the form of the Intercontinental Champion, The Ultimate Warrior. What would happen when these two great forces collided?

-Our hosts for the evening are Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. They are airing live from the Skydome in Toronto.

-Howard Finkle introduces Robert Goulet, who sings the Canadian national anthem. It’s a novelty to hear this song performed sincerely on a wrestling program and not used as a cheap heat mechanism.

Koko B. Ware (with Frankie) vs. “The Model” Rick Martel
Martel aggressively pummels Ware in the early going. Hard Irish whip by Martel, but Ware gets a boot up. Ware recovers with a cross body off the turnbuckle and a series of drop-kicks. Big back body drop by Ware and a clothesline to the floor. Ware dumps Martel back into the ring by flinging the ropes, but gets dumped to ringside himself. Martel drives Ware into the apron. Back in the ring, Martel is in control. Suplex gets Martel a cover for 2. Martel hit’s a backbreaker and applies a Boston crab. Ware prevents the crab from being fully locked in. Ware no-sells turnbuckle shots and becomes a house on fire! Cover for 2 by Ware. Martel ducks another cross body attempt (which looked kind of botched) and Martel manages to fully lock in the Boston crab for the submission victory at 5:31. This was a glorified squash, ¾*.
Winner: Rick Martel

-Backstage, Mean Gene Okerlund is standing by with Bobby Heenan and the Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant and Haku). They are going to eliminate Demolition!

-Meanwhile, Sean Mooney is with Demolition. They rant and rave about all the things they are going to do to the Colossal Connection.

World Tag Team Championship:
The Colossal Connection © (with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) vs. Demolition

Andre and Haku jump Demolition during their entrance. Unsurprisingly, Haku becomes the legal man to carry the match for his team. Ax and Smash isolate Haku in the early going. Andre jumps Ax to save his partner, but Smash enters the match and applies a neck vice on Haku. The frequent tags by Demolition continues. Haku thumbs the eye and attempts a backslide cover. Smash powers into a reversal for a cover, but Andre makes the distraction for the save. Haku hit’s a karate shot to the neck of Ax and a backbreaker. Haku maintains control with a thrust kick and some choking. Heenan even gets a cheap shot of his own in. Andre hit’s a head butt from the apron, allowing another cover attempt from Haku. Andre is basically only healthy enough at this point to hold Ax still from the apron so Haku can hit him, poor guy. More choking (and drooling) by Haku. The match really isn’t going anywhere. Snapmare and pinching by Haku. Andre chokes Ax with the tag rope while the referee is preoccupied with Haku and Smash fighting in the other corner. Ax finally shows signs of life, but Haku regains control. Shoulder breaker and a cover, but Smash breaks it up. Desperate clothesline by Ax, who finally tags in Smash. Smash cleans house on Haku. Andre tries to make a save, but Demolition double teams him. Andre tries to make the save, but Haku accidentally kicks him into the ropes. Andre is tied up and helpless to save Haku from the Demolition Decapitation. We have new tag champions at 9:15! The match was bland, but the crowd ate it up, *.
Winners and new World Tag Team Champions: Demolition

-After the match, Bobby Heenan berates Andre in the ring. The crowd badly wants to see a face turn. Heenan slaps Andre, which inspires Andre to grab him by the collar! Andre slabs Brain across the face and punches him down. Haku tries to kick Andre, but gets a big head butt for his troubles. Andre can barely move, but the crowd loves him anyway. Andre dumps Haku and Heenan from the entrance cart and rides from the arena to an awesome ovation. This was a nice moment.

-Mean Gene is standing by with Earthquake and Jimmy Hart! They provide some fun hyperbole, as Earthquake is taking on Hercules.

Hercules vs. Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart)
Earthquake attempts a sneak attack, but Hercules was too smart to fall for that. Hercules hit’s a series of shots that sends Earthquake to ringside to regroup. Earthquake shoves off Hercules and does his trademark stomp. Test of strength challenge by Earthquake, which Hercules accepts. Hercules mounts a comeback after a lengthy fight, but Earthquake breaks grip and pummels him into the corner. Hercules fights out and hits some shoulder tackles. Hercules keeps hitting running shots, until Earthquake counters a backbreaker and hits some elbow drops. Bombs away by Earthquake, and he puts Hercules away 4:38. Inoffensive match, *.
Winner: Earthquake

-After the match, Earthquake drops his ass on Hercules again. He is ruthless, though this is the blueprint for all the hoss pushes that continues to this day.

-Some forgotten early 90’s personality (editor's note: actually Rona Barrett was more of a 70's personality) interviews Ms. Elizabeth. Why has Elizabeth been away? Well, she doesn’t want to disappoint her fans by not being able to help out enough. How nice.

-Sean Mooney is standing by with Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. The scissors-wielding maniac calls out Mr. Perfect because “no one is really perfect.” Everyone makes mistakes, right?

Mr. Perfect (with The Genius) vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
The Genius provides the ring introduction for Perfect. Beefcake chases Perfect and Genius out of the ring with his frightening giant scissors. And people think the WWE is cartoonish today. Beefcake and Perfect exchange shots in the turnbuckle, as this is a GRUDGE match! Perfect is dumped to the floor. Beefcake is too smart for Perfect and dishes out an atomic drop. Perfect consults with The Genius for help. Whatever The Genius told him must have been pretty good, because Perfect gains control with shots. It doesn’t last, as Beefcake targets Perfect’s back. Beefcake hit’s a hard Irish whip, clothesline, and calls for the sleeper (as we see Mary Tyler Moore in the crowd, having more fun than you’d probably expect). The Genius tosses his scroll into the ring and distracts the referee, allowing Perfect to nail Beefcake in the face with it. Rather than getting the victory, Perfect uses this as his means to wear down Beefcake. Mr. Perfect is very sharp with his offense, it is a pleasure to watch him work. Beefcake eventually comes back with a slingshot into the ring post. This is enough for the victory at 7:47? Huh, with a few more minutes and a better finish, this could have been really good. **.
Winner: Brutus Beefcake

-After the match, The Genius steels Beefcake’s scissors. Genius isn’t as smart as he thinks, as Beefcake chases and directs him back into the ring. Beefcake dishes out the sleeper as Mr. Perfect makes no effort to save his ally. Beefcake gives The Genius a hair cut in another nice moment.

-We are treated to a 1990 version of a hype video for Roddy Piper/Bad News Brown. Mean Gene is standing by with Piper, who has painted half his body black. This segment stirred up quite a bit of controversy back in the day. Piper mocks Brown’s facial features.

Bad News Brown vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
Piper takes his time stripping down to his ring attire, as we gradually find he’s painted half black all over. For some reason, this is upsetting to Brown. A brawl erupts, but the referee stops it and the match restarts. Crossbody into a cover by Piper and the brawl continues. Again, the referee puts a stop to it. The match restarts with a slug fest from Piper. Brown fights back with strikes of his own, and head butts. Brown rams Piper’s head into the turnbuckles, which Piper tries to shake off. Brown locks a claw onto Piper’s shoulder. Piper breaks free and they exchange head butts. Choking by Brown into a cover. Power slam by Brown and an elbow drop into a cover. Piper pokes the eye and becomes a house on fire. Brown targets the eye himself and removes a turnbuckle pad. Piper reverses the whip and sends Brown crashing into the exposed steel. Piper pulls a glove out of his attire and uses it to punch Brown. The fight hit’s the floor, where Brown accidentally punches the ring post. Piper swings a chair, as the referee counts both men out at 6:48. Intense match, with a weak finish, **.
No contest

-The Piper/Brown brawl continues after the match. A group of referees attempt to break things up. This is the sort of match finish that if it were to happen today, the entire internet wrestling community would be whining their fingers off on forums and calling for the demise of the company.

-Steve Allen is playing piano for Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov. They want to hear the Russian national anthem, but Allen keeps playing sarcastic songs to get them worked up.

The Hart Foundation vs. The Bolsheviks
Nikolai Volkoff attempts to sing the Russian national anthem for the ungrateful crowd. The Hart Foundation cut if off as they jump both Russians. The Hart Foundation isolate Zhukov and hit the Hart Attack at 0:19 to finish things off. The Hart Foundation should’ve been booked for a better match in front of this Canadian crowd, this was barely even a squash, DUD.
Winners: The Hart Foundation

-The Barbarian makes his entrance right as we head to Mean Gene, standing by with Tito Santana. Santana puts The Barbarian over as an athlete, but makes note that he needs to keep his eye on Heenan.

The Barbarian (with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) vs. Tito Santana
They lock up, but Santana gets shoved off. Barbarian corners Santana, who clubs his way to freedom. Barbarian regroups at ringside. Barbarian hit’s a knee to the gut and a knife edge chop. Santana uses his speed to his advantage, hitting a high cross body for a near fall. Headlock by Santana is quickly broken. Santana tries the head lock again, but gets caught with a hip toss by Barbarian. Barbarian positions Santana for a power bomb, but Santana prevents it with strikes. Headlock by Santana, but he is soon dropped by a big boot. Shoulder breaker by Barbarian, but he misses an elbow drop. Barbarian misses a corner splash, and Santana is a house on fire. Double axe handle by Santana, who then goes for the cover, but Brain puts Barbarian’s foot on the rope. Santana gets knocked down and Barbarian goes high risk for the flying clothesline. This is enough for the victory at 4:30. Another cookie cutter match in a night full of them, *.
Winner: The Barbarian

-We take a look back at some of the events leading us to the following mixed tag match. Sapphire stepped in to help Dusty Rhodes fight off Randy Savage and Sherri Martel. This leads into Sean Mooney standing by with Martel and Sapphire, who are shaking to a silent dance beat. Rhodes cuts one of his oh-so lovable promos.

-In the arena, Savage’s entrance feels like it lasts a lifetime. As soon as I breath a sigh of relief, Rhodes introduces Ms. Elizabeth, and we’re treated to the graduation march all over again.

Randy Savage and Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire (with Ms. Elizabeth)
Rhodes and Savage start the match off for their teams. Rhodes dishes out some elbow shots, but Sherri jumps him from behind. Savage uses the distraction to his advantage, but gets caught by Rhodes and tossed into an interfering Sherri. Sapphire tags, and Rhodes feeds Sherri to her. Sapphire hits some weak shots, which Sherri hilariously oversells. Airplane spin slam by Sapphire gets her a 1 count. Sherri is pissed, tries to slam Sapphire, but buckles under the weight and is almost pinned. The men return to the ring, with Dusty holding Savage still so Sapphire can hit him from the apron. Sherri attacks Dusty, allowing Savage to capitalize from the distraction. Sherri gets a cheap shot and Savage hit’s a double ax handle to the floor from the top rope. Sherri continues her assault on Rhodes at ringside, as Savage goes high risk again and repeats the double ax handle. Savage tries to three-peat, but Sapphire shields Rhodes. Savage shoves her down (to big crowd heat). The match settles back into the ring, with Savage hitting a big suplex on Rhodes for a cover for 2. Savage takes a scepter and drives it into Dusty’s back. Sherri tags and hit’s a splash off the top and tries to pin Dusty. Dusty kicks out and arranges a meeting of the minds for Sherri and Savage. Dusty unleashes his bionic elbow on Savage, Sherri jumps him, and Sapphire awkwardly slams Sherri to the mat. Sherri becomes aggressive with Sapphire, Sherri ducks out, but Ms. Elizabeth throws Sherri back into the ring (to a huge pop). Rhodes stops Savage from making the save, and Elizabeth assists in helping Sapphire roll up Sherri at 7:32. The match itself was nothing special (and at times flat-out ugly) but this was dumb fun, but the crowd ate it all up, so it’s hard to rate this any lower than *1/2.
Winners: Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire

-Mean Gene is standing by with Bobby Heenan, who is upset at all the failure he’s faced tonight. Heenan berates Andre the Giant for attacking him earlier tonight and threatens to do something about it. He blames Andre for the tag title lost and promises to start a new family, one that will listen to him.

-Randy Savage rants about his loss. Sean Mooney asks him about what the future holds for him and Sherri. Savage promises to never be embarrassed again.

-Ventura and Monsoon have some entertaining banter during the intermission break.

-Mean Gene is standing by with WWF Champion Hulk Hogan. Mean Gene puts Hogan over as the “Greatest WWF Champion” in history. Hogan cuts a trademark promo against the Ultimate Warrior, asking him if he wants to live forever. You know, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it depends what kind of winner or loser you are, so he hopes that Warrior is a good loser.

-Sean Mooney tries to interview the Ultimate Warrior, who hilariously tells Mooney that he’s a mortal who doesn’t deserve to breath the same air as himself or Hulk Hogan. Warrior proceeds to shout, sometimes incoherently, about his upcoming battle with Hogan.

The Orient Express (with Mr. Fuji) vs. The Rockers
Jannetty kicks things off against Tanaka. Sato enters and whips Tanaka into Jannetty. Michaels enters the ring and they double team Tanaka. The Rockers follow up with stereo splashes to the floor on the Express. Mr. Fuji is displeased and offers some coaching. Jannetty and Tanaka are once again alone in the ring so the match can restart, and Jannetty works the head lock. Jannetty is sent into the ropes, Fuji hooks the rope, and Jannetty falls to ringside. Sato gains the cheap shot. Tanaka claims Jannetty in the ring and makes the tag to Sato. The Orient Express double team Jannetty. Hard chops by Sato and a tag is made to Tanaka. Michaels tags and takes control of Tanaka. Sato tags and locks up with Michaels. Swinging neck breaker by Michaels, but he gets whipped into a kick from the apron by Tanaka. Tanaka tags and dominates the smaller Shawn Michaels. The Orient Express keep the tags coming, as Michaels desperately needs a tag to Jannetty. Sato applies what feels like the thousandth vice grip of the night. Michaels takes Tanaka down and both men need tags. Jannetty tags and cleans house on the Orient Express. Sato tries to save Tanaka from a cover, but Jannetty moves, causing an elbow drop. The Rockers isolate Tanaka and attempt stereo elbow drops, but Fuji cuts Jannetty off. Jannetty takes Fuji’s cane, but Sato throws salt into his eyes! Jannetty falls into the crowd, costing the Rockers the match by count-out at 7:39. The match was solid, but was too short to go anywhere and suffered another crappy finish, *¾.
Winners by count-out: The Orient Express

-Steve Allen is ragging on Rhythm and Blues. Hilarious!

Dino Bravo (with Jimmy Hart and Earthquake) vs. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
Duggan receives a mixed reaction due to his pimping of the American flag. Bravo shoves Duggan off, and we stall for time. Dino works the head lock, but Duggan shoves him off and poses. Clothesline and shots by Duggan, complete with the back body drop. Dino is clotheslined to the floor. Duggan blocks Bravo’s shots and hits an atomic drop. I’m already tired of the “hoooooo” chants. Hard Irish whip by Duggan, but he misses the corner splash. Bravo takes charge with a series of strikes. Inverted atomic drop by Bravo and some chokes. Elbow drop by Bravo and a cover for 2. On commentary, Monsoon and Ventura are debating the physical attractiveness of Duggan, which is the most entertaining aspect of this match by far. Bravo hits some clumsy offense, and Duggan isn’t doing much to help. Comeback by Duggan, but Earthquake gets involved. The ref is distracted by Earthquake, so Duggan hits Bravo with his 2x4 and gets the win at 4:15. The match was complete garbage, but the commentary was fun, DUD.
Winner: Jim Duggan

-After the match, Earthquake squashes Duggan repeatedly.

-We take a look back at Ted DiBiase’s evil deeds against Jake “The Snake” Roberts in the past year. This transitions into a Jake Roberts interview with Mean Gene. Roberts stole the Million Dollar belt and DiBiase will have to go through Damien to get to it. DiBiase is going to beg before this is over.

Ted DiBiase (with Virgil) vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Slugfest kicks things off. Knee lift by Roberts, but DiBiase counters the DDT. Roberts talks smack to Virgil, which unfortunately gives DiBiase a chance to recover. They both miss elbow drops before DiBiase counters another DDT attempt and escapes to ringside. The match continues with Roberts working the arm of DiBiase. Roberts repeatedly drives his knee into the back of the head. Roberts goes back to work on DiBiase’s arm, positioning into a hammerlock. DiBiase reverses the hold, but Roberts sends him flying to the floor. The match continues in the ring, with DiBiase getting the upper hand with an elbow shot. Hard Irish whip by DiBiase, but Roberts gets a knee to the face. Roberts misses the running knee and gets dumped onto his face. DiBiase looks winded, but he maintains some sharp offense. Front head lock by DiBiase. The crowd starts doing the wave during this resting period. The camera focuses on the wave while Roberts is on the verge of escaping the head lock. Match continues at ringside, with DiBiase introducing Robert’s skull with the ring post. Roberts nails a piledriver in the ring while the fans are still marking out for the wave. They redirect their attention to booing DiBiase, who is taunting a fallen Roberts. Roberts shows signs of life, but DiBiase repeatedly drives his leg into his head. DiBiase applies the Million Dollar Dream, but Roberts gets a rope break. DiBiase climbs the second rope, but gets clubbed in mid-air. Roberts dishes out clotheslines and a big back body drop. Roberts signals the DDT, earning a massive pop in the process. Virgil pulls Roberts out of the ring, but gets body slammed for his trouble. DiBiase applies the Million Dollar Dream on the outside, but gets knocked into the post. Virgil tosses DiBiase back into the ring just in time to win by count-out at 11:50. I’m getting really sick of count-out finishes, but this was the best wrestling match of the night thus far, **½.
Winner by count-out: Ted DiBiase

-DiBiase counts his money and celebrates with Virgil, which leaves them vulnerable to an attack from an angry Jake Roberts. Roberts finally hit’s the DDT on DiBiase, gaining the moral victory. Roberts stuffs some money into DiBiase’s mouth and unleashes Damien! Virgil saves DiBiase, and Roberts and Damien chase them to the back.

-Sean Mooney is standing by with Akeem and Slick. I can barely understand a word that Slick says, but there’s something about acting like judge, jury, and executioner on the Big Boss Man.

-Mean Gene is standing by with the Big Boss Man. He calls Ted DiBiase scum and says he wouldn’t take money from scum, even though he’s poor. He works for the WWF in 1990 and he’s poor? Boss Man is also proud to be an American, which probably won’t win him any points with this crowd.

Akeem (with Slick) vs. The Big Boss Man
DiBiase was hiding under the ring and he jumps Boss Man before the match can begin. Akeem just stands in the ring and enjoys the beating. DiBiase tosses Boss Man into the ring, where Akeem is reading for him. Big corner splash by Akeem, which gets him a cover for 2. Akeem takes control with shots and some awkward turnbuckle shoving. Akeem nails some turnbuckle shots, and Boss Man botches an atomic drop. Boss Man shoves Akeem around the ring and drops him with a clothesline. Akeem ducks a clothesline but runs into a side slam, with Boss Man getting the win at 1:54. This was bad, DUD.
Winner: The Big Boss Man

-Sean Mooney interviews a dorky kid in the audience on the subject of Rhythm and Blues performing. The kid says that Rhythm and Blues can’t do anything and he doesn’t care what their song sounds like. Awesome, man. A little girl is a little more forgiving. Mooney asks Mary Tyler Moore about Rhythm and Blues, and she’s rather polite.

-Rhythm and Blues ride out to the ring to perform their new “hit” single, “Honka, Honka, Honka Love.” Their driver is Diamond Dallas Page, for those of you trivia enthusiasts. The Honky Tonk Man is under the impression that all of the fans are here tonight to hear his new song. The Honkettes are ready, and hey, so is Jimmy Hart! Was this the best role for Greg Valentine? They start performing the song, with lots of ugly feedback from the microphones. The song is awful, and sadly they get to play the entire thing without a baby face interrupting. The Bushwackers end up posing as program salesmen and they chase Rhythm and Blues from the ring. They proceed to destroy the instruments, to the crowd’s approval.

-Howard Finkle announces the all-time attendance record broken tonight at 67,678. The fans takes a minute to congratulate themselves for liking something popular.

“Ravishing” Rick Rude (with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka
Time for yet another filler match! Rude jumps Snuka before the bell rings. Rude misses a big drop-kick. Face plant by Snuka. Irish whip into a big back body drop by Snuka. Falling head butt by Snuka, who then drop-kicks Rude to the floor. Sunset flip by Rude doesn’t work. Short suplex by Rude and some dancing! Back drop by Rude. Snuka smashes Rude to the mat, but Rude is back up and thumbing the eyes. Snuka hit’s a head butt and goes high risk. Rude is on his feet too quickly, so Snuka misses. Snuka plants Rude and goes high risk again, and misses. Rude dishes out the Rude Awakening and picks up the win at 3:31. Completely needless, DUD.
Winner: Rick Rude

-After only thirteen matches, it’s FINALLY time for the main event. We look back at some of the events leading us to tonight’s big showdown.

WWF/Intercontinental Championship:
Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) vs. Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion)
I wonder how much better Warrior’s matches would have been if he didn’t wind himself running to the ring every damn time. The crowd is fired up for this one (though, they have been a pretty great crowd throughout the show). Main event stare down kicks the bout off. Warrior shoves Hogan, to which Hogan responds accordingly. They lock up, with Warrior shoving off the World champion. They lock up again, and Hogan has to fight hard to shove Warrior off. Warrior challenges Hogan to the Greco-Roman knuckle lock. Warrior seems to be winning the test of strength, forcing Hogan to his knees. Hogan gradually fights to his feet and sends Warrior down on his knees. Warrior fights back to his feet, but Hogan slams him down and drops an elbow for a quick cover. Warrior attempts a shoulder block. They bounce off the ropes until Hogan connects with a scoop slam. Warrior no sells the slam and catches Hogan with a slam of his own. Warrior clotheslines Hogan to the floor, and it appears that Hogan has messed up his knee. Warrior smells blood and targets the knee with some stomps. At the threat of a count-out, Warrior directs Hogan back into the ring for the match to continue. Warrior continues to target the knee, and Hogan thumbs the eyes. Ventura is pleased that the match has become dirty. Warrior argues with the referee, allowing Hogan to recharge his batteries. Hogan hits some turnbuckle punches, and his knee seems to be in much better condition. Hogan drops a series of elbow drops. Hogan attempts a headlock, but Warrior rolls him up for a quick cover. Chinlock by Hogan. Warrior breaks the hold, but Hogan unleashes more shots. Clothesline by Hogan gets him a cover for 2. Backbreaker by Hogan gets another cover for 2. Hogan returns to the chinlock. Hogan dishes out some knee shots to the Warrior’s back and hit’s a suplex for a quick cover. More chinlock action. Warrior breaks free, but both men collide in a double clothesline. After several moments, both men hilariously oversell exhaustion as they get to their feet. Warrior is in a zone and no-sells everything Hogan has. Warrior is a house on a fire, with a series of clotheslines. Hard Irish whips by Warrior and a suplex for a cover for 2. Bear hug by Warrior. Normally I hate this move, but it’s effective under these circumstances. After a while, Hogan punches his way out of the hug. Warrior accidentally wipes out the ref. Double ax handles by Warrior. Warrior charges, but Hogan drops him face-first to the mat. Hogan gets the cover, but the ref is still napping. Back suplex by Warrior, who also gets a cover with no referee. Hey, that balances things out. The ref wakes up and Warrior gets a very close cover. Hogan rolls Warrior up for a close fall of his own. Hogan dumps Warrior to ringside and pursues for a brawl. Warrior sends Hogan’s skull into the ring post. The action returns to the ring, with Warrior in control. Warrior slightly botches the gorilla press and hit’s a splash for a very close fall. Hogan “hulks up” and Warrior is screwed. Warrior eats the big boot, but dodges the leg drop! Warrior hit’s the big splash and pins Hogan at 22:50! Holy crap, Hogan loses at Wrestlemania! The match was very basic storytelling, but it was effective as the crowd was into this throughout and the outcome really could have gone either way, ***½.
Winner and new WWF Champion: Ultimate Warrior

-A teary eyed Hogan hands Warrior the WWF Championship belt and embraces him. This was a moment that helped cement Hogan’s legend. This was a true Wrestlemania moment.

Final Thoughts: There were fourteen matches on this show, and I’d say that at least ten of them qualified as filler. Only two matches were really worth my time. However, this show did have that “big time” Wrestlemania feel to it and works well as a time capsule for this era in WWF history. I wouldn’t recommend sitting down to watch this unless you are on a nostalgia kick, especially since the Hogan/Warrior main event is available on other collections (including The History of the WWE Championship collection).

Recommendation to avoid.

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