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WrestleMania IV

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Promotional poster featuring Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan

Tagline(s) What the World is Watching
Information
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date March 27, 1988
Attendance 18,165
Venue TrumpPlaza
City Atlantic Citiy, New Jersey
Pay-per-view chronology
Survivor Series (1987) WrestleMania IV SummerSlam (1988)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania III WrestleMania IV WrestleMania V

WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on March 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

BackgroundEdit

EventEdit

AftermathEdit

After Brady Nash won the vacant IWF Championship at WrestleMania, with the help of Hulk Hogan, the duo formed a very successful tag team The Mega Powers, which ruled the IWF for 12 months. Kyle Johnson and Andre the Giant also formed a tag team known as The Mega Bucks. The two teams battled each other, culminating in a tag team main event at the inaugural SummerSlam, where Brady Nash and Hogan won. Their next feud was with The Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Boss Brandon), whom they defeated on February 3, 1989 edition of edition of The Main Event. Brady Nash turned heel by abandoning Hogan to fend himself alone against Twin Towers. Hogan managed to pick up the victory. This culminated in Brady Nash defending the title in the main event of WrestleMania V, which was dubbed "Mega Powers Explode". Hogan defeated Brady Nash, ending his reign which lasted 371 days. Hogan formed a tag team with Ryan "The Barber" Gleason in summer of 1989 to feud with Brady Nash and Hogan's "real-life" enemy Zeus. At SummerSlam, Hogan and Gleason beat Savage and Zeus in a tag team match. A rematch occurred between the two teams under a steel cage at No Holds Barred.

CardEdit

# Results Stipulations
1 Bad News Tom defeated 19 other superstars last eliminating Bret Heart Battle Royal match
2 Kyle Johnson (with Virgil and André the Giant) defeated Jim Duggan First round tournament match
3 Donald (with Billy Jean) defeated Dino B. (with Frenchy Martin) by disqualification First round tournament match
4 Greg Beasly (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Ricky Steamboat First round tournament match
5 Brady Nash (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Chris Wheat (with Slick) First round tournament match
6 One Man Gang (with Slick) defeated Derrick Reinjes (with Oliver Humperdink) by count-out First round tournament match
7 Rick Pembroke (with Bobby Heenan) and Erik Petterson fought to a time limit draw First round tournament match
8 The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules Mark Semmler (with Bobby Heenan) Singles match
9 Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant (with Kyle Johnson and Virgil) fought to a double disqualification Quarter-final tournament match
10 Kyle Johnson defeated Donald (with Billy Jean) Quarter-final tournament match
11 Brady Nash (with Miss Elizabetha) defeated Greg Beasly (with Jimmy Heart) Quarter-final tournament match
12 Ryan Beefcake (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Heart) (c) Singles match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
13 The Islanders and Bobby Heenan defeated The Bulldogs and Brandon McLeod 6-Man Tag Team match
14 Brady Nash (with Miss Elizabetha) defeated One Man Gang by disqualification Semi-final tournament match
15 Demolition (with Mr. Fuji) defeated Strike Force (c) Tag Team match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
16 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth and Hulk Hogan) defeated Kyle Johnson Tournament finals match for the IWF Championship

Tournament bracketEdit

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Hulk Hogan 5:23
André the Giant DDQ
BYE
Kyle Johnson
Jim Duggan 5:02
Kyle Johnson Pin
Kyle Johnson 5:35
Donald Pin
Donald 4:54
Dino B. DQ
Kyle Johnson 9:27
Brady Nash Pin
Ricky Steamboat 9:11
Greg Beasly Pin
Greg Beasly 6:07
Brady Nash Pin
Brady Nash Pin
Chris Wheat 4:09
Brady Nash 4:35
One Man Gang DQ
Derrick Reinjes 2:55
One Man Gang CO
One Man Gang
BYE
Erik Petterson 15:00
Rick Pembroke Draw

Pin-Pinfall; CO-Countout; DQ-Disqualification; DDQ-Double disqualification

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