Bait And Switch Main Event – WrestleMania IX

WrestleMania IX (1993)

Event: WrestleMania IX Date: April 4, 1993 Venue: Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, Nevada) Attendance: 16,891 Gorilla Monsoon on the mic for this outdoor event at Caesars Palace.  They’re referring to it as “the world’s largest toga party”.  I’m sure that’s supposed to be clever, but it comes across and being completely lame.  When Howard Finkel is announced, he’s referred to as “Finkus Maximus”.  I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly retarded this looks.  Caesar … Continue reading

Double Main Event (Kind Of) – WrestleMania VIII

WrestleMania VIII (1992)

Event: WrestleMania VIII Date: April 5, 1992 Venue: Hoosier Dome ( Indianapolis, Indiana) Attendance: 65,167 This show was billed as having a “double main event” which rarely (if ever) works out.  I believe that this is the first Mania event that I watched live on PPV.  We get Gorilla and Bobby Heenan on the mic here which is a good lineup.  Reba McEntire sings the national anthem.  It seems weird that the WWF can never … Continue reading

WrestleMania VI – The Ultimate Challenge

WrestleMania VI (1990)

Event: WrestleMania VI Date: April 1, 1990 Venue: SkyDome (Toronto, Ontario) Attendance: 67,287 From the very beginning of this DVD you know you’re in for something special.  The intro is a voice over by Vince REALLY turning it on.  Images of a celestial Hogan and Warrior are shown and Vince booms about the “Ultimate Challenge”.  Gorilla and Jesse are back once again (though Ventura is sans mustache).  As we’re in Toronto, Bob Goulet sings the … Continue reading

WrestleMania 2 – Let’s Try That Again

WrestleMania 2 (1986)

Event: WrestleMania 2 Date: April 7, 1986 Venue: The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, The Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, and The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California Attendance: 40,085 (combined) As you can see above, this is the first (and I believe only) WrestleMania event to come to us from different locations.  Essentially we get 3 “main events” – one from each of the locations.  On the mic we … Continue reading

WrestleMania – The Original Grandaddy

WrestleMania 1 Poster

Event: WrestleMania Date: March 31, 1985 Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, New York) Attendance: 19,121 If you’ve never seen this show before and you’re a fan of modern day WWE stuff the first thing you’ll notice is the production value here absolutely blows.  But don’t judge them too harshly.  First off, this show was 25 years ago and it was the first time something like this had ever been done. The first voice we … Continue reading