This is it!  BoredWrestlingFan’s WrestleMania week is in full swing, which kicked off with the WrestleMania 29 prediction podcast.  My contribution to WrestleMania week this year will be reviews of the first six WrestleMania events, which started Monday with 1985′s WrestleMania, and ends today with a review of WrestleMania VI.  And don’t forget to tune in to BoredWrestlingFan Radio this Sunday at 2PM Eastern as I will be reporting LIVE from Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the site of WrestleMania XXIX!

I don’t remember a damned thing about this show, other than the Hogan/Warrior main event.  Considering how much I remembered about WrestleMania V, and that I thought the show sucked when I reviewed it yesterday, my expectations are low going in.  Well, let’s roll.

There’s an intro video about constellations, including ones shaped like Hogan and Warrior.  It’s the Ultimate Challenge, it’s WrestleMania!!

That’s a huge crowd in the SkyDome.  Surprisingly they fit more in there when I was there for WrestleMania X-8.  Jesse Ventura is fired up, and Gorilla Monsoon is as well.  Let’s go to ringside!

Howard Finkel introduces the Canadian national anthem, being sung by Robert Goulet.

Hall of Famer count:  3 (Fink, Body, and Monsoon)

Our opening contest is scheduled for one fall, and it features The Birdman, Koko B Ware.  Yes, a Hall of Famer kicks off the action here tonight.  Riding in one of those little ring carts.  I may skip through entrances to save some time.  His opponent is Rick “The Model” Martel.

Koko B. Ware vs. Rick “The Model” Martel

Man, how old does that bird have to be?  Also, was Koko’s theme still “Piledriver” by this point?  I thought he had a song that told us to “Do The Bird?”  Fast paced opening contest for WrestleMania VI, already better than anything I saw when reviewing WrestleMania V yesterday.  Martel goes for the Boston Crab, but Koko fights it, getting to the ropes to avoid it.  Koko misses a cross body, and Martel locks in the Boston Crab for the victory.  Solid opener, I’m already enjoying this more than the last two WrestleManias.

Winner by pinfall: Rick Martel

Hall of Famer count:  4 (Ware)

Mean Gene Okerlund is with the Colossal Connection.  He calls them the Colostomy Connection.  Heenan says that Demolition is headed for evacuation.  They’re going to eliminate them.

Sean Mooney is elsewhere with Demolition.  Ax can cut down the biggest redwood there is.  Smash says he’d like to throw the Colossal Connection in the back of a semi and drive them off a cliff.

WWF Tag Team Championship:  The Colossal Connection (c) (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) vs. Demolition

I still don’t get why Demolition have this generic rock song instead of their theme.  Their theme was in the video game a couple years ago.  Oh well, whatever.  I make no secret about being a Demolition mark.  Looking forward to watching this one.  Demolition get jumped before the bell, much like every match on WrestleMania V.  Smash and Haku start it off, and this one is another up tempo battle.  Andre The Giant gets involved, illegally, but the challengers keep Haku trapped in their corner.  Haku finally turns the tables, and he gets Ax trapped in his corner.  Haku hasn’t tagged Andre in yet.  Haku keeps Ax grounded, keeping the pace slowed down more to the Colossal Connection’s liking.  Haku draws Smash into the ring, allowing Andre to choke Ax with the tag rope.  Ax finally causes some separation with a boot to the face of a charging Haku, followed by a clothesline.  Smash gets the tag, and he’s all over Haku.  Andre comes in to break up a pin, and he gets taken down by the challengers.  The referee gets Ax out of the ring, Andre holds Smash for Haku, but Smash ducks, causing Haku to hit Andre, who gets tied up in the ropes.  Demolition hit the Demolition Decapitation Elbow, and they pick up the victory, and the tag team titles for a third time!

Winners by pinfall and NEW Tag Team Champions:  Demolition

Hall of Famer count:  7 (Okerlund, Heenan, Andre)

Heenan is yelling at Andre after the match, poking him in the chest.  Heenan slaps Andre.  The Giant grabs Heenan by the jacket and paintbrushes him.  Haku tries to nail Andre with a kick, but Andre catches him and chops him down.  Andre pulls Heenan and Haku off of the cart and rides off alone.

This is a good show so far, hopefully it keeps up!

Okerlund is with Earthquake and Jimmy Hart.  Every scientist in the world is predicting an earthquake in Toronto, but they don’t know what it will register on the Richter scale.  Hercules will crumble into a heap of rubble.

Hercules vs. Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart)

I don’t like Hercules’ chances here.  Jimmy Hart screams at the referee to get Hercules’ chain away from him.  Quake tries to attack Herc from behind as he’s putting his chain otu of the ring.  It’s all Hercules early, despite my prediction.  Quake regroups, comes back in, and shoves Hercules.  He challenges to a test of strength, and Hercules obliges.  Looks like Quake has the advantage.  Earthquake slows the pace of the match to a crawl, which doesn’t bode well for Hercules.  Hercules tries to pick up the speed of the match, but he can’t take Earthquake down with shoulder blocks and clotheslines.  He says he’s going to slam the big man, but Quake thinks otherwise.  Quake gets Herc down, and calls for his finish, which he hits, and Earthquake is still undefeated!

Winner by pinfall:  Earthquake

Quake hits an aftershock after the match.

Hall of Famer count:  8 (Jimmy Hart)

Hercules manages to stand up after the attack.

Rona Barrett, whoever that is, is with Elizabeth.  Barrett asks where Liz has been.  She’s been working more of an advisory role.  She’s thought about returning to ringside, and if she does, you’ll see a far more active Elizabeth than before.

Sean Mooney is with Brutus Beefcake, who has just looked over Mr. Perfect’s record.  Nobody’s really perfect, and after this match is over, Beefcake will sever Mr. Perfect’s perfect record.

The Genius, Lanny Poffo introduces Mr. Perfect.  Beefcake comes out, and it’s on.

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. Mr. Perfect (w/ Lanny Poffo)

Mr. Perfect goes right after Beefcake, and we’ve got another high paced match starting.  It’s all Beefcake early on.  After Perfect regroups on the outside, he gets a slight advantage momentarily, but Beefcake doesn’t let that last long.  Beefcake calls for the sleeper, much to the delight of Mary Tyler Moore in the audience.  Genius distracts the referee and drops his metal scroll in the ring, which Perfect uses to drill Beefcake.  Perfect then takes over, hitting a perfect snap mare for a two count.  Perfect continues his assault on Beefcake while yapping away at him.  Beefcake pulls out a double leg takedown, followed by a slingshot, sending Perfect head first into the ringpost, knocking him out for a three count!

Winner by pinfall:  Brutus Beefcake

Hall of Famer count:  9 (Mr. Perfect)

Brutus signals that he wants to cut Perfect’s hair, but The Genius steals the clippers.  Beefcake notices this and catches up with Poffo.  Perfect manages to escape, but Beefcake won’t let The Genius get away.  He locks the sleeper on The Genius, putting him out.  Beefcake busts out the scissors and starts cutting the hair of The Genius.

Video package:  Roddy Piper and Bad News Brown’s history, starting with eliminating each other at the Royal Rumble.

Okerlund is with Piper, who is painted half black.  Let’s revisit my WrestleMania 2 review for a second…

“Never will I shave my head like an Indian and paint myself black.”  – “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

I knew that quote would come in handy later on.  Bad News is already in the ring, Piper heads out, and we’re set for action at WrestleMania VI!

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown

Nobody would ever get away with painting themselves half black in this day and age.  That’s good paint, man.  It’s not rubbing off on Bad News at all.  In fact, here’s an article about it.  These dudes want to get at each other, and referee Danny Davis is trying to keep ’em separated in an effort to maintain order.  This is a brawl.  Brown undoes the turnbuckle pad, but it’s him that eats it.  Piper puts on a glove.  A Michael Jackson glove, according to Ventura.  Piper knocks Brown of the ring, and ducks as Bad News swings, hitting the ringpost instead.  Piper swings a chair, and Bad News ducks that, causing Piper to hit the post.  The brawl continues on, the bell rings, the referee gets thrown aside, and we’re told it’s a double count-out.

Double Count Out

The brawl continues, despite the fact that the match is over.

Hall of Famer count:  10 (Piper)

Steve Allen is rehearsing the Soviet National Anthem so he can play it with the Bolsheviks.  He makes fun of it.  The toilet flushes, and Steve Allen sends it back up to Jesse Ventura, as The Hart Foundation are entering the ring.

The Hart Foundation vs. The Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks insist on singing the Russian National Anthem when they get to the ring anyway.  The Harts jump them from behind.  The Hart Foundation isolate Zukhov, hit the Hart Attack, and win.

Winners by pinfall:  The Hart Foundation

Hall of Famer count:  12 (Bret Hart, Nikolai Volkoff)

WrestleMania VII is announced for March 24 1991 in Los Angeles.  I’ll review that next year.

The Barbarian is out, being led by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.  Okerlund is with Tito Santana.  He wants to know if the Barbarian can make the transition from tag team competitor to singles.  Tito says he needs to keep his eye on both Barbarian and Heenan.

Tito Santana vs. The Barbarian (w/ Bobby Heenan)

Tito is still wearing his Strike Force gear.  He’s still in great shape here.  In fact, I don’t recall ever seeing the guy out of shape, even in his El Matador years.  He uses his speed to take down his much more powerful opponent.  He controls the match until he eats a HUGE boot from The Barbarian.  Barbarian misses a second rope elbow drop, and Santana uses his quickness to defend against the big man.  A pair of dropkicks floors Barbarian, then Santana hits the flying forearm, but Heenan puts Barbarian’s foot on the ropes, causing the ref to stop the pin.  Barbarian gets control, goes to the top, and drops Santana with a flying clothesline for the victory.

Winner by pinfall:  The Barbarian

Hall of Famer count: 13 (Santana)

Video package:  The history between Dusty Rhodes, Sapphire, Randy Savage, and Sensational Sherri.

Mooney is backstage with Rhodes and Sapphire.  He says you won’t see them pretending to be royalty.  But they’ve got the crown jewel.  Turns out, it’s Elizabeth.  Liz still has Savages music.  Dusty’s music, BTW, was dubbed over with generic stuff, just like Demolition’s earlier.

Mixed Tag Team Match:  Randy Savage & Sensational Queen Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire (w/ Miss Elizabeth)

Savage and Rhodes start off.  Savage gets knocked down, and Sherri gets involved.  So does Sapphire.  They send the heels crashing into each other on a couple of occasions.  Sherri goes for a slam on Sapphire, but Sapphire is too big.  With the guys legal, the match spills outside.  Sherri is all over Rhodes outside as the referee is tied up with Savage.  Sapphire blocks Savage from going for a top rope move, so he shoves her out of the way.  Savage nails Rhodes with his scepter when the referee is tied up with Sapphire.  The referee has no control whatsoever over this match.  Things are all crazy, and Liz shoves Sherri over Sapphire, who pins the Sensational Queen for the victory.

Winners by pinfall:  Sapphire & Dusty Rhodes

Hall of Famer count: 16 (Savage, Rhodes, Sherri)

After the match, Savage tries to attack with the scepter, but Dusty winds up with it.

We get another promo for WrestleMania VII.

Okerlund is with Heenan backstage.  Heenan says he’s easy to get along with, but when you’re a Giant, you don’ t think well.  You take orders from Bobby, you listen to him, you go to the top.  Andre wouldn’t help Haku, so Bobby is through with him.

Jesse and Gorilla are with Rona Barrett.  She may have information on some of the Superstars.  She’s apparently seen an x-rated film with Ventura.  She says she has a clip.  Ventura throws it to Sean Mooney with Macho King and the Sensational Queen.  Call somebody because suffering builds character, and Rhodes will learn a lot of character.  What does the future hold?  They’ll never be embarrassed again.

Okerlund is elsewhere with Demolition.  You get goosebumps when you see the big guy tied in the rope and you’ve got the other guy on your knee.  Okerlund brings up the Hart Foundation.  They basically say to bring it.

Jesse and Gorilla recap some of the stuff that’s happened thusfar in the show.  Okerlund is with Hulk Hogan, who says he doesn’t need to be reminded that he’s facing his Ultimate Challenge tonight.  The power lies in the power of the largest arms in the world.  Hogan is going to ask Warrior if he wants to live forever, and Hogan can save him if he does.  Hogan has to prove whether you win or lose, the only thing that matters is what kind of winner or loser you are, and Hogan hopes Warrior is a good loser.  What you gonna do, brother?

Sean Mooney is with Warrior, who calls him a normal.  Mooney doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as he and Hogan.  Warrior wants to know if Hogan wants to live for other.  Physically, none of us can live forever.  The beliefs Hogan has instilled in his Hulkamaniacs can live through Warrior.  I lose track of what he’s saying, which isn’t difficult to do with a Warrior promo.  Warrior is going to bring Warriors and Hulkamaniacs together as one.  Wow, what a rambling promo from Warrior.

The Orient Express make their way down with Mr. Fuji for our next match.  They’re up against The Rockers.

The Rockers vs. The Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji)

Marty Jannetty and Tanaka start things off.  Slow start to this one, and all four men wind up in the ring at once, but The Rockers send the Express reeling.  When things get back in order, Mr. Fuji low bridges Jannetty, who goes tumbling out to the floor.  The Express are in control as Tanaka tags in Sato.  Jannetty manages to tag in Shawn Michaels, the future Mr. WrestleMania, who is probably a couple minute drive away from me right now getting ready for WrestleMania tomorrow night.  The Express maintain control of the match, keeping Michaels in their corner.  Michaels manages to nearly clothesline Tanaka’s head off, and gets the tag in to Jannetty, who is on fire.  The Rockers dropkick Sato out of the ring and double team Tanaka.  They go to the top, but Fuji whacks Jannetty with his cane.  Jannetty stalks Fuji, Sato tosses salt into his eyes, and Jannetty trips over the guardrail, and he gets counted out.

Winners by countout:  The Orient Express

Hall of Famer count:  18 (Fuji, Michaels)

Steve Allen is with Rhythm And Blues.  Honky Tonk man says that Allen must be be excited about hearing them perform their new single.  He says he’s more excited than when he found out Pee Wee Herman was straight.  Hammer says they’re on their way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Allen says he’ll call and warn them they’re coming.

Dino Bravo is in the ring with Earthquake and Jimmy Hart.  Hacksaw Jim Duggan rides the cart down, and we’re set for our next match.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart & Earthquake)

Hacksaw brings his American flag to the ring and gets booed out of the building.  It’s all Duggan early on as he sends Bravo crashing to the floor.  Bravo mounts a comeback as Ventura tells us that Monsoon has had 7 hot dogs so far.  Bravo chokes Duggan to the count of four, and he distracts the referee so Quake can get a shot in as well.  Bravo gets a two count, to which Jimmy Hart yells at the referee, “quit pickin’ your nose and count!”  Duggan turns the tide in his favor with a knee to a charging Bravo.  He sets up for the three point stance clothesline, but gets distracted by Earthquake.  Earthquake distracts the referee, Bravo tries to use the 2×4, but Duggan gets it away from him, nails him with it, and pins him.

Winner by pinfall:  Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Hall of Famer count:  19 (Duggan)

After the match, Earthquake assaults Duggan, hitting him with and Earthquake and an two Aftershocks.

Video package:  The history between “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Jake “The Snake” Roberts

The Million Dollar Championship is on the line.  DiBiase is out first with Virgil in tow.  Roberts, meanwhile, is hanging out with Gene Okerlund.  He says that it’s the biggest match of DiBiase’s career.  All DiBiase has to do to get his belt back is to get through Jake and Damien.  It’s Jake’s turn to make DiBiase beg.  He’ll be the one that’s humbled and humiliated, and he’ll be the one that grovels for money.  He’ll be a victim of his own greed.

Million Dollar Championship:  Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil) vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Ventura says that he’d like to see DiBiase steal Damien.  Apparently he didn’t watch WrestleMania V.  I wish I hadn’t.  It’s a brawl at the start.  Back and forth, far better than all of last year’s show already.  Jake keeps going for the DDT, and DiBiase keeps escaping.  Roberts gets a hammerlock on DiBiase, and Ventura and Monsoon argue some more.  Snake allows himself to get distracted momentarily by Virgil, and it throws his timing off for a moment, allowing DiBiase to start mounting a comeback.  DiBiase wears down Roberts as the fans do the wave.  It’s actually a pretty cool visual.  I wonder if I can start a wave at Met Life Stadium tomorrow night.  DiBiase almost costs himself the match by showboating after a piledriver.  DiBiase slaps on the Million Dollar Dream, but Roberts gets his foot on the ropes.  DiBiase tries to pin him, but again he gets his foot on the ropes.  DiBiase drags him away, but Jake kicks out at two.  Roberts catches DiBiase coming off the second rope and starts to build momentum.  The fans start calling for the DDT.  Short Arm Clothesline by Roberts, who shows off for the crowd, much like DiBiase did earlier.  Virgil pulls him out of the ring, and gets bodyslammed on the floor for his trouble.  DiBiase locks in the Million Dollar Dream on the outside, but Jake runs him into the ringpost.  Virgil tosses DiBiase back into the ring, and Jake gets counted out.

Winner by countout:  Ted DiBiase

Hall of Famer count:  20 (DiBiase)

Virgil holds up cash as DiBiase holds up his belt.  Somebody must have taken him up on that autograph.  Roberts assaults the duo after the match.  Virgil escapes with the Million Dollar belt, but DiBiase eats a DDT anyway.  Roberts grabs the Benjamins laying in the ring, and tosses them out to a few fans, including a very happy Mary Tyler Moore.  Jake stuffs a bill in DiBiase’s mouth, then breaks out Damien, but Virgil comes in and pulls DiBiase out before he can get Damien put on him.

Sean Mooney is with Akeem and Slick.  Boss Man refused to accept money from Ted DiBiase, and that’s why the Twin Towers split.  Slick is happy DiBiase got his belt back, and he and Akeem got thousands of reasons in advance to beat down the Big Boss Man, who will be the one who does hard time.

Big Boss Man is with Okerlund.  He says DiBiase is scum.  He may be poor, but he’s proud.  Proud of a bunch of stuff.  Proud to be an American.  Because that’s what gets you over as a face in Canada, I guess.

Big Boss Man vs. Akeem (w/ Slick)

They replaced the “Hard Time” song with Boss Man’s Corporation theme.  Gotta love re-releases.  Doesn’t WWE own the rights to their own songs?  DiBiase crawls out from under the ring and assaults Boss Man on his way to the ring.  DiBiase tosses Boss Man in to Akeem, who hammers away at his former tag team partner.  Boss Man finally manages to get some separation, then no-sells the beating he’s taken, whipping Akeem literally from pillar to post.  Boss Man Slam and it’s over.  Boss Man goes after Slick after the match, punching him.

Winner by pinfall:  Big Boss Man

Hall of Famer count: 20

Sean Mooney is in the crowd somewhere.  Where’s his ticket?  The crowd is anticipating the performance by Rhythm & Blues.  Some little kid says they can’t do anything.  There’s a little girl who is excited to hear their new single.  Mooney asks Mary Tyler Moore if she’s excited about being here.  She says she’s excited to hear the new single with all the enthusiasm of an actress reading from cue cards but not understanding her character.

Rhythm and Blues are driven to the ring in a pink Cadillac, driven by an unknown Diamond Dallas Page.  Honky Tonk Man knows we’re all hear for one thing – to listen to The Honky Tonk Man debut his new song.  The Honkyettes and Jimmy Hart are ready, Rhythm & Blues are ready.  Without further adieu, Honky starts singing off tempo.  Valentine actually sings in time with the music.  I’d have thought it would’ve been the other way.  HTM actually sounds good singing though.  Some vendors show up at ringside, but HTM recognizes them – it’s the Bushwhackers, who chase off Rhythm and Blues and smash their guitars.

Hall of Famer count:  21  (Greg “The Hammer” Valentine)

We get the WrestleMania VII promo video again.

Finkel announces the SkyDome attendance record, 67,678.  Which stood for 12 years.  Until I broke it.

Rrrrravishing Rick Rude is out first for his match, alongside Bobby The Brain Heenan.  Steve Allen joins in on commentary for this next one.  He says the 2×4 wasn’t a foreign object – it was made in Canada.  Rude’s opponent is Superfly Jimmy Snuka, who also has his theme replaced by some generic music.  I don’t get it!

Ravishing Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs. Superfly Jimmy Snuka

Rick Rude has got to be a future Hall of Famer, doesn’t he?  Him and Roberts need to go in very soon.  Superfly uses his superior strength to send Rude skyward a few times.  It’s all Snuka early on, but he telegraphs a backdrop, which Rude capitalizes on to suplex the Superfly.  Steve Allen says he likes Snuka “because he’s wearing my wife’s underwear.”  I can’t make this stuff up, folks.  Snuka goes to the top but Rude ducks him, but Superfly landed on his feet.  Snuka slams Rude, then goes back to the second rope, and misses a diving headbutt.  Rude Awakening, ballgame.

Winner by pinfall:  Rick Rude

Hall of Famer count:  22  (Snuka)

Video package:  The history between Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior

Warrior is out first for this one, eschewing the cart and running to the ring.  Ventura says he should be conserving his strength.  Hogan also chooses to not use the cart, but he walks to the ring.

WWF & Intercontinental Championships:  Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) vs. Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion)

Champion vs. Champion.  Title for title.  It’s never happened before, and rarely, if ever, since.  Skydome came unglued for this one.  Two of the biggest stars in the entire world of professional wrestling at the time.  I’ve seen it so many times, I almost don’t have to watch it.  Hell, you’ve probably seen it so many times you don’t have to read about it.  My wife wants coffee.  Anyways, test of strength, and Warrior takes control, bringing Hogan to his knees.  Hogan fights his way back up and turns it over, bringing Warrior to his knees and inspiring hundreds of animated GIFs making it look like Warrior is blowing him 20 years later.  Hogan’s facial expressions aren’t helping.   Hogan slams Warrior, but the IC Champ is right back up.  Warrior slams Hogan, and Hogan stays down for a few seconds.  Warrior clotheslines Hogan to the floor, and it appears Hogan has tweaked his knee.  Hogan can barely stand, but Warrior doesn’t care, he goes right back out after Hogan.  Hogan tells Hebner his knee is gone, but doesn’t want it to end, he’s going to try to get back in.  Warrior tosses the referee aside and throws Hogan back in the ring.  Warrior goes after the knee, Hogan thumbs him in the eyes, which Warrior reciprocates.  Hogan forgets about his knee injury and starts mounting a comeback.  In retrospect, Hogan could have been playing possum.  He recently said he wanted to turn heel before this match.  Hogan is in firm control of this one.  Hogan argues with the referee over a two count.  It’s actually interesting to watch this match back with the idea of Hogan as a heel.  It actually lends credence to that recent Hogan interview.  Warrior starts trying to build momentum, but both men take each other out with a double clothesline.  Referee counts very slowly, because he doesn’t seem to want it to end on a double count out either.  Warrior starts shaking the ropes, Hogan clubs away at him, but Warrior can’t feel it.  Warrior starts building momentum, clotheslining Hogan several times.  Warrior locks in a BEARHUG!  The paint is almost gone off of his face, he should’ve gotten Roddy Piper’s paint person.  Hogan’s arm drops twice, but not the third time, and he fights his way out of the hold.  Hogan ducks Warrior, and the referee gets nailed.  Warrior hits an axe handle from the top rope, twice.  Hogan ducks Warrior again.  He covers, but the referee is unconscious.  Warrior backdrops Hogan, covers him, but the referee is still out.  He gets over, but Hogan kicks out at two.  Hogan rolls up Warrior, two count.  Hogan sends Warrior over the top rope with an elbow, and the two brawl outside.  They try to ram each other into the post, and it’s Hogan that ultimately ends up eating the steel.  Back in the ring, Warrior clotheslines Hogan, then hits the gorilla press slam and the big splash.  He has trouble turning Hogan over, and only scores a two count.  Hogan starts to Hulk up.  Hogan blocks a punch, throws three of his own, a big boot, but Warrior moves out of the way of the legdrop, delivers a big splash, and we’ve got a new WWF Champion!

Winner and NEW WWF Champion:  The Ultimate Warrior

Hall of Famer count:  23  (Hogan)

Warrior gets his Intercontinental title, and Hogan looks dejected.  Hogan grabs the WWF Championship.  Hogan hands Warrior the title and raises his hand.  Hogan leaves graciously, leaving the Warrior to celebrate with his titles.

ThinkSoJoE’s Thoughts:  What a difference a year makes.  WrestleMania V may have been a train wreck, but this was a solid show.  There wasn’t a lot of time wasted, everything on this show had a purpose, and hell, there’s even pyro closing it out.  Didn’t see that much back in those days.  I give Hogan and Warrior all the credit in the world for their match, it’s definitely worth being on as many DVDs as it has been.  If Rock/Cena can deliver like that tomorrow night, I might actually enjoy it.  This has been a grueling week of reviewing these old shows, to the point that I started last Thursday and I’m finishing up at 9AM on the day before WrestleMania in a New Jersey hotel room.  So, I’m going to get started on next year’s WrestleMania week as soon as I get back to Buffalo.  Thanks for reading, everybody!  I’ll have a recap of tonight’s Hall of Fame later on, and of course, BWF Radio WrestleMania edition tomorrow at 2PM!

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The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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