10 Fascinating WWE WrestleMania 4 Facts

Looking back at the pinnacle of The Macho Man.


WrestleMania III was to Jaws what WrestleMania IV was to Jaws 2: a seminal, genre-defining event followed by a wearying drop-off. Make no mistake, Macho Man Randy Savage's victory in the WWE World Championship tournament was a career-defining moment for an individual overqualified for the limelight. Sadly, Savage's ascendance into the realm of immortality did not take place on the best of shows.

Sixteen matches over the course of a four-hour show is enough to make your head spin, but at least WWE stuck the landing with the finish. To put it another way, imagine walking twenty miles, and at the end of it, you attend an unforgettable party. You'll always cherish the party, but geez, the walk was enough to sap your strength.

Even though WrestleMania IV was far from the greatest of shows, it holds up surprisingly well as a landmark of its time, boasting virtually every major WWE star of the Rock 'n' Wrestling Era (sans Piper, Orndorff, and Bundy), while showcasing some fresh faces in The Ultimate Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Demolition, and the fastest rising heel in some time, 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted Dibiase.

It's certainly a night enriched with its share of stories and memories. Here are ten you may not have known.


Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.