The event took place just before the end of the Persian Gulf war. The event was moved from Olympic Stadium to the Los Angeles Sports Arena because of slow ticket sales. Vince McMahon made up a story that a sniper might try and take out Robert Remus, who was, at the time, playing an Iraqi sympathizer.
This was the only WrestleMania to feature "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith in a one on one Match. All of his other WrestleMania appearances were all tag-team Matches or six-man tag-team matches. Smith was supposed to wrestle The Berzerker a year later at WrestleMania VIII in a one-on-one match, but it was cut due to time constraints.
Moving the event from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (an outdoor arena) to the Los Angeles Sports Arena (an indoor arena) proved to have an unforeseen advantage. Weather conditions that day turned out to be cold and rainy, which might have ruined the event had it been held outdoors, as originally planned.
The final WrestleMania appearance for Marty Jannetty, "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich, Dino Bravo, Haku, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "Pretty" Paul Roma, Hercules Hernandez, André the Giant, and the Powers of Pain.
During the opening moments of the Tag Team Championship match with the Hart Foundation and the Nasty Boys, a very young Macaulay Culkin appears in the audience, however, he is not immediately recognized by commentator Gorilla Monsoon. A few seconds later, Monsoon does quip of Culkin, "He doesn't want to be Home Alone (1990) with the Nasty Boys!"
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka wouldn't compete at another Wrestlemania for 18 years. He competed at WrestleMania XXV, teaming up with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to face Chris Jericho in a 3-on-1 handicap elimination match.
Notable for a number of participants who are no longer with us: Kerry Von Erich, Dino Bravo, Andre The Giant, Big Boss Man, Mr Perfect, Roddy Piper, Davey Boy Smith, Randy Savage, Miss Elizabeth, Sensational Sherri, Ultimate Warrior, Demolition Crush, Earthquake, Hercules, Road Warrior Hawk, referee Joey Marella and announcer Gorilla Monsoon
According to former WWF producer Bruce Prichard, the Iraqi sympathizer turncoat spot eventually given to Sgt. Slaughter, was originally pitched by Vince McMahon to be given to Fred Ottman, under the new name of "Sheik Tugboat".
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Randy Savage reunited on-screen with Elizabeth after his match and made marriage plans with her shortly after. In reality, he had been married to Elizabeth for seven years up to this point and divorced her a year later.