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Venue: SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This card had a few good looking matches on paper such as The Hart Foundation vs The Bolsheviks and Randy Savage and Dusty Rhodes included in a intergender tag match, however both weren’t actually that good. The Hart Foundations dealt with The Russian heels in 19 seconds, and Randy Savage and Dusty Rhodes weren’t given the chance to really show what they really could have done.
The Orient Express vs The Rockers
It’s funny to see how many fans are getting up out of their seats and walking around in the background of this match. Who would have known Shawn Michaels would ever become as big as he did? The Rockers, adorned in iluminous yellow, started of well with some great tag team work. Mr Fuji at ringside helped The Orient Express gain control of the match using his walking stick very effectively.
The ending to this was actually quite good. The referee had lost control of the match up which allowed Sato to throw salt in the face of Marty Jannetty. Jannetty sold this so damn well falling over the security rail into the crowd! However, he was counted out giving the win to The Orient Express. It was so clear to see how talented both of The Rockers were.
‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase vs Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts for the Million Dollar Championship
These two have got to be up there on a list of the best wrestlers ever to not win the WWF Championship. Both had such good talent, but it seems the 80s and early 90s were focused on Hulk Hogan! Just to mention how amazing the Million Dollar Championship belt looked! The crowd went wild during this one, because of a Mexican wave? Not sure if it was a sign of their thoughts on the match..
Ted DiBiase did well at slowing down Jake Roberts, however The Snake managed to mount a bit of offense. After he wasted a little time between the clothesline and the DDT, The Million Dollar Man managed to get back into it by distracting the referee. This caused Virgil to start attacking Jake Roberts outside the ring. Roberts started to get back on Virgil, hitting a bodyslam outside the ring to him. DiBiase then applied a sleeper hold and crawled back into the ring to win via count out and retain his Championship.
Main Event: Ultimate Warrior (IC Champion) vs Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) in a singles match for both of the titles
This one was such a huge match, with so much on the line! The start of this one was pretty slow with both using resting holds almost. It was evenly back and forth until The Ultimate Warrior bumped referee Earl Hebner over. Both exchanged some hard hitting moves, and counted their own three counts. I love how Jesse Ventura said it had turned into a two out of three falls match now! As Hebner got up, both competitors managed to get their shoulder up at just the right time.
It looked to be all over when The Ultimate Warrior hit the Gorilla Press (albeit a poor one) and the Big Splash to Hogan, but the WWF Champion managed to kick out, much to the amazement of the divided crowd. Hogan started to ‘Hulk up’ after he kicked out. He started no selling the punches he was faced with, and did the classic finger point. He managed to hit the big boot, but not the leg drop. Warrior managed to get up and hit the Big Splash to retain the Intercontinental Championship, and win the WWF Championship. Boy did the crowd erupt when Hebenr counted to 3!
A saddened Hulk Hogan picked up the belt that he once had, and passed it to The Ultimate Warrior in the ring. This almost resembled a passing of the torch really, however it was a shame to see The Ultimate Warrior fail to keep his position on the card and in wrestling as a whole at times. This match was probably the best match I’ve looked back on since I started this little series!
Thanks again for reading today guys, I really appreciate the support! I’mm hoping that many more of you will be looking forward to seeing more recent editions of WrestleMania to come in the next couple of weeks! However I’ve really been enjoying the old school wrestling we’ve seen the past six days here. Stay tuned for a look back at WrestleMania 7 tomorrow!