History of WrestleMania

Information on Venue

  • Total gaming space 85,253 sq ft (7,920.3 m2)
  • Casino type Land
  • Years renovated 2006


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.


  • 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.
  • 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


Hercules v King Haku

The Twin Towers v The Rockers

Brutus Beefcake v Ted DiBiase

The Bushwhackers v The Fabulous Rougeaus

Mr. Perfect v The Blue Blazer

Demolition v The Powers of Pain

Dino Bravo v Ronnie Garvin

The Brain Busters v Strike Force

Piper's Pit

Jake Roberts v André the Giant

The Hart Foundation v Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine

Rick Rude v The Ultimate Warrior

Jim Duggan v Bad News Brown

The Red Rooster v Bobby Heenan

Hulk Hogan v Randy Savage

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