Information on Venue
- Opening date May 26, 1984
- No. of rooms 906 (762 Rooms/142 Suites)
- Previous names Harrah's at Trump Plaza
20 Man Battle Royal
- Bad News Brown, Bret Hart, Boris Zhukov, Brian Blair, Danny Davis, George Steele, Harley Race, Hillbilly Jim, Jacques Rougeau, Jim Brunzell, Jim Neidhart, Jim Powers, Junkyard Dog, Ken Patera, Nikolai Volkoff, Paul Roma, Raymond Rougeau, Ron Bass, Sam Houston, and Sika.
Championship Tournamant First Round
- Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil and André the Giant) vs. Jim Duggan.
- Don Muraco (w/ Billy Graham) vs. Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin)
- Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Ricky Steamboat.
- Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) vs. Butch Reed (w/ Slick).
- One Man Gang (w/ Slick) vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink).
- Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs. Jake Roberts.
- Grudge Match The Ultimate Warrior vs. Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan).
- WWF Intercontinental Championship Brutus Beefcake vs. The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart)
- The Islanders (Haku and Tama) and Bobby Heenan vs. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid) and Koko B. Ware.
WrestleMania IV Facts
- WrestleMania IV was the first time the WWF Championship changed hands at WrestleMania, when Randy Savage was crowned the new champion.
- The opening match of WrestleMania IV was a 20-man battle royal, the second battle royal in WrestleMania history (Andre the Giant won the first one at WrestleMania 2). Bad News Brown emerged victorious from the match.
- WrestleMania IV had 15 matches, the most of any WrestleMania event.
- Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth wore different outfits for each of the four matches they were involved in at WrestleMania IV.
- Just like he did at WrestleMania III, Bob Uecker was a roving interviewer and provided commentary throughout the evening of WrestleMania IV. Nicknamed "Mr. Baseball," Uecker was a less-than-stellar baseball player for the Brewers, Cardinals and Phillies, but is perhaps more well-known for his work in sports broadcasting. He also starred in several beer commercials as well as in the television show Mr. Belvedere.
- White was a guest timekeeper and provided interviews from the backstage area throughout the evening. White is known for her work on the hit game show Wheel of Fortune as the letter turner.
- Knight kicked off WrestleMania IV with her rendition of America the Beautiful. Knight is a legendary recording artist and a member of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips. Her band appeared on the last ever episode of the Ed Sullivan Show and she was ranked No. 18 on the list of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N’ Roll.
- Leech presented the WWE Championship at the beginning of the tournament. Leach is known as the host of the then popular television show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
- Trump, 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 IV at his own Trump Plaza hotel and casino. He is now most widely known for his television show, The Apprentice.
- Leonard, who sat ringside with his family, is known as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time. He won 145 of 150 amateur fights and won gold medals at the 1975 Pan-American Games and the 1976 Olympics before winning several title professionally.
Pictures of the Event
20 Man Battle Royal
Ted DiBiase v Jim Duggan
Don Muraco v Dino Bravo
Greg Valentine v Ricky Steamboat
Randy Savage v Butch Reed
One Man Gang v Bam Bam Bigelow
Rick Rude v Jake Roberts
The Ultimate Warrior v Hercules
Hulk Hogan v André the Giant
Ted DiBiase v Don Muraco
Randy Savage v Greg Valentine
Brutus Beefcake v The Honky Tonk Man
The Islanders v The British Bulldogs
Randy Savage v One Man Gang
Demolition v Strike Force
Randy Savage v Ted DiBiase
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