• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 2, 1989) – The Mega Powers Explode At WrestleMania V
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 2, 1989, WrestleMania V took place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In the main event of the show, “The Mega Powers” exploded when “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan & “Macho Man” Randy Savage collided with the WWF World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
This event also featured The Ultimate Warrior getting pinned for the first time ever in the World Wrestling Federation.
Below are the results:
– Hercules def. King Haku (with Bobby Heenan)
– The Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Boss Man) (with Slick) def. The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
– Brutus Beefcake vs. Ted DiBiase (with Virgil) ended in a double countout.
– The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Butch and Bushwhacker Luke) def. The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) (with Jimmy Hart)
– Mr. Perfect def. The Blue Blazer
– Handicap match for the WWF Tag Team Championship: Demolition (Ax and Smash) (c) def. The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) and Mr. Fuji to retain the Titles.
– Dino Bravo (with Frenchy Martin) def. Ronnie Garvin
– The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) (with Bobby Heenan) def. Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana)
– Singles match with Big John Studd as special guest referee: Jake Roberts def. André the Giant (with Bobby Heenan) by DQ.
– The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) def. Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart)
– WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan) def. The Ultimate Warrior (c) to win the Title.
– Bad News Brown vs. Jim Duggan ended in a Double DQ.
– The Red Rooster def. Bobby Heenan (with The Brooklyn Brawler)
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship Match: Hulk Hogan def. Randy Savage (c) to win the Title.
You can watch the highlights from this event in just 60 seconds below:
• The Rock Opens Up About Battling Depression For The First Time Ever
During a recent interview with Express, Old School WWF Legend The Rock opened up about battling depression for the first time ever. Below is what “The People’s Champion” said:
“I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”
The Rock then recalled how his mother attempted to commit suicide in front of him when he was just 15 years old:
“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way.
I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.
What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t.”
The Rock then recalled his absolute low when his girlfriend broke up with him:
“That was my absolute worst time.”