WrestleMania V was the fifth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on April 2, 1989 at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey New Jersey. The event was commentated by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura.
Hulk Hogan continued his feud with Brady Nash. IWF financed a movie in 1989 known as "No Holds Barred" which starred Hogan as the lead character Rip and Tom Lister, Jr. acted as the villain Zeus. In the movie, Rip defeats Zeus. This movie led to a feud between Hogan and Zeus in the IWF because Zeus wanted to take revenge from Hogan of the movie in real-life. He was billed in the IWF as Zeus and he formed an alliance with Savage. Hogan's best friend Ryan Gleason joined him in the war. This led to a tag team main event at SummerSlam, where Hogan and Gleason defeated Zeus and Brady Nash. The rivalry continued until the No Holds Barred pay-per-view, where Hogan and Beefcake beat Zeus and Brady Nash in a steel cage match, thus ending the rivalry with Zeus. After the No Holds Barred cage match, Brady Nash and Hulk Hogan would meet one last time in a WrestleMania V rematch for the IWF Championship on the February 23, 1990 edition of The Main Event. The pinfall was counted by new heavyweight boxing champion James Buster Douglas, who then punched Savage out post-match after Savage slapped Douglas in the face. Erik Lubke turned heel and transformed into The Model, breaking up Strike Force and feuded with now former partner ???. Lubke and fellow French Canadians The Fabulous Rougeaus defeated ??? and The Rockers.