Information on Venue
- Total gaming space 85,253 sq ft (7,920.3 m2)
- Casino type Land
- Years renovated 2006
- Hercules vs. King Haku (w/Bobby Heenan)
- The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Bossman) (w/Slick) vs. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
- Brutus Beefcake vs. Ted DiBiase (w/Virgil)
- The Bushwhackers (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) vs. The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) (w/ Jimmy Hart)
- Mr. Perfect vs. The Blue Blazer
- Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated The Powers of Pain (The Warlord and The Barbarian) and Mr. Fuji in a Handicap Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
- Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) vs. Ronnie Garvin
- The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) vs. Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana)
- Piper's Pit segment with guest Morton Downey, Jr.
- Jake Roberts vs. André the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan) (w/ Big John Studd as special guest referee)
- The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) vs. Rhythm and Blues (The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine) (w/ Jimmy Hart)
- WWF Intercontinental Championship Rick Rude (w/Bobby Heenan) vs. The Ultimate Warrior
- Jim Duggan vs. Bad News Brown
- The Red Rooster vs. Bobby Heenan (w/ The Brooklyn Brawler)
- WWF Championship Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage (w/Miss Elizabeth in a neutral corner)
WrestleMania V Facts
- WrestleMania V was held in the same venue as WrestleMania IV – Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
- Both Shawn Michaels and the Big Boss Man made their WrestleMania debuts at WrestleMania V – taking on each other! Shawn and his partner, Marty Jannetty, took on Boss Man and Akeem.
- The tag team of Strike Force – Rick Martel and Tito Santana – broke up at WrestleMania V after losing to the Brain Busters.
- When Rick Rude defeated the Ultimate Warrior to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania V, it marked the Warrior’s first pinfall loss in WWE.
|Recap of WrestleMania V|
- Downey was the special guest for Piper’s Pit. At the time Morton Downey, Jr. was the host of one of the most popular and controversial TV talk show, The Morton Downey, Jr. Show. He was known for blowing smoke from his cigarette into people’s faces and engaging in shouting matches with his guests and the audience. Downey may have been a bit overbearing, but Hot Rod knew how to put him in his place.
- Run-DMC performed the WrestleMania rap, a song they created specifically for the event. Run-DMC is one of the most influential groups in rap music history. They were the first rap group to win a Grammy Award. They were also the first rap group to have a multi-platinum album, the first rap group to have their videos played on MTV and the first rap group to mix with Rock N’ Roll when they collaborated with Aerosmith to remake Walk This Way.
- The Donald, owner of the Trump Plaza hotel and casino, was the gracious host of the event. Donald Trump is the billionaire and real estate tycoon who hosted WrestleMania V at his own Trump Plaza hotel and casino. He is now most widely known for his television show, The Apprentice
Pictures of the Event
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