• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 27, 1988) – WWF WrestleMania 4
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on March 27, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WrestleMania IV’ LIVE on PPV from the “Trump Plaza” Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The 4th annual WrestleMania event featured a fourteen man single elimination tournament with the winner becoming the undisputed WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
The final match saw “The Macho Man” Randy Savage (with Hulk Hogan & Miss Elizabeth in his corner) taking on “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (with André The Giant & Virgil in his corner).
Here are the PPV results:
Bad News Brown won a Battle Royal
First round: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Duggan
First round: Don Muraco defeated Dino Bravo by DQ
First round: Greg Valentine defeated Ricky Steamboat
First round: Randy Savage defeated Butch Reed
First round: One Man Gang defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by countout
First round: Jake Roberts wrestled Rick Rude to a time-limit draw
The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules
Quarter-final: André the Giant wrestled Hulk Hogan to a double-DQ
Quarter-final: Ted DiBiase defeated Don Muraco
Quarter-final: Randy Savage defeated Greg Valentine
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) by DQ
The Islanders & Bobby Heenan defeated The British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware
Semi-final: Randy Savage defeated One Man Gang by DQ
WWF Tag Team Championship: Demolition defeated Strike Force (c)
Tournament final – vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase
• Roman Reigns Removed From WrestleMania 36 Match
According to ProWrestlingSheet, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns has informed WWE officials that he doesn’t feel comfortable working shows at the Performance Center because he’s immunocompromised from his battle with leukemia and didn’t want to take any risk regarding his health.
WWE honored Reigns’ request and he’s now taken out of the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 36.
WWE is now set to announce Reigns’ replacement for the Universal Championship match against Goldberg soon.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
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