release year: 1989
genre: vintage wrestling pay-per-view
viewing setting: home DVD, 9/5/12
synopsis: This fifth annual wrestling mega-event featured, among other things, the culmination of a feud between Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
where it happened: Atlantic City
impressions: As previously, I won't go into great detail, but rather mention some highlights. A very young and acrobatic Rockers team makes an early appearance...a young Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) and Blue Blazer (Owen Hart) make their Wrestlemania debuts...Mr. Fuji supposedly runs a 5K race in a tuxedo...Run DMC does a horrible Wrestlemania rap...Mr. Fuji throws salt in someone's eyes...a young Arn Anderson fights...Brother Love does a very non-entertaining impersonation of Roddy Piper, who shows up and fire-extinguishes somebody...the Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude have a match of superior physiques...Bobby "the Brain" Heenan has a match which he loses in about half a minute...Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage have a good, long match. Celebrities on hand for this one (in addition to any already mentioned above) were Morton Downey Jr. and Donald Trump.
Jesse Ventura: "Whoa! He's biting him! Now what cause is there for him to bite him?"
Gorilla Monsoon: "Perhaps...hunger."
final word: This one lacked new ideas but had some interesting matchups; like the previous four, it's a must-see for fans of this sort of entertainment.
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