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WrestleMania IV (1988) Poster

(1988 TV Special)

Trivia

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This WrestleMania featured 16 matches, making it the WrestleMania with the most matches.
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Due to the length of the event, this was the only WrestleMania to appear on two VHS video cassette tapes.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat until SummerSlam 1991.
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First WrestleMania to not feature "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
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Bobby Heenan wrestled for the first time in years at this event.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for "The Natural" Butch Reed, who left the WWF shortly after this event, upset that a promised feud with Randy Savage was canceled. He later joined the NWA (which would become WCW), and was vocally critical of the WWF and its booking of African American wrestlers.
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Final WrestleMania appearance for The Junkyard Dog.
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First WrestleMania appearances for The Ultimate Warrior, Ted DiBiase, and Bam Bam Bigelow.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for Sika.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for B. Brian Blair of the Killer Bees.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for George "The Animal" Steele.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Sir Oliver Humperdink.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Bam Bam Bigelow until Royal Rumble 1993.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Tama of the Islanders.
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Broadcast on pay-per-view whilst Turner Broadcasting simultaneously aired the first NWA/JCP Clash of the Champions event for free.
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Future WCW and WWE wrestler Chris Kanyon, future ECW, WCW and WWE wrestler Lance Storm and future ECW and WWE wrestler the Blue Meanie were in attendance.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Bad News Brown.
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First WWF PPV appearance for "Superstar" Billy Graham.
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Bret Hart turned face (became a good guy) at this event and would remain so in the WWF until WrestleMania 13, nine years later.
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First WWF PPV appearance for "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Sam Houston.
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First WWF PPV appearance for The Ultimate Warrior.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Frenchy Martin.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Virgil.
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The first wrestlemania in which a new wwf/e champion was crowned.
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Bad News Brown, Paul Roma, The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dino Bravo, One Man Gang, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ravishing Rick Rude, The Ultimate Warrior, Bobby Heenan and Demolition's first WrestleMania Match.
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Sam Houston, Sika, Ron Bass, Jim Powers, Ken Patera and Tama's only WrestleMania Match.
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The Junkyard Dog, Don Muraco, George the Animal Steele, The Killer Bees, The Dynamite Kid, Harley Race, Danny Davis and Butch Reed's last WrestleMania Match.
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First WWE Pay Per View match for: Sam Houston, Bad News Brown, The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, The Ultimate Warrior and Bobby Heenan.
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Only WWE Pay Per View match for Sika.
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Last WWE Pay Per View match for George Steele, B.Brian Blair, Butch Reed and Tama.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Ted DiBiase was originally scheduled to win the WWF Championship Tournament. But when the Honky Tonk Man refused to lose his Intercontinental Championship to Randy Savage, Vince McMahon decided to appease the Macho Man by having Savage win the WWF Title. The Million Dollar Championship was created for Ted as a direct result of this.
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This was the first WrestleMania not to feature Hulk Hogan in the final match of the evening or as champion.
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The second WrestleMania to have a disqualification or count-out ending to a title match. The Honky Tonk Man became the second man to retain the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania despite losing the match, and the first to do so by disqualification (Greg Valentine was counted out at WrestleMania 1).
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Demolition win the first and longest of their three WWF tag team championships on this show. On the same night, rival promotion NWA ran their first-ever 'Clash Of The Champions' event where NWA tag team champs Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard lost their titles to Lex Luger and Barry Windham. A year-and-a-half later, after switching companies, Anderson and Blanchard won their only WWF tag titles by ending Demolition's first reign.
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