10 Fascinating WWE WrestleMania 6 Facts

The Ultimate Challenge rumbled its way into Toronto's SkyDome.

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When Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior exchanged fixed glares inside the 1990 Royal Rumble match, Vince McMahon knew his desire to fill up Toronto's brand-new SkyDome was likely to be satiated.

Not only would WrestleMania conclude with a hero vs. hero match for the first time in its still-short history, but it would be the first WrestleMania match to pit champion vs. champion. Hogan's WWE belt was wagered against Warrior's Intercontinental gold with a stipulation fitting the moniker of, "The Ultimate Challenge".

Even more historic, Hogan was booked to take a clean pinfall loss inside a WWE ring, something that hadn't happened since he was a villain nearly a decade earlier. The 36-year-old Hulkster extended some toes out of the wrestling doorway, and was going to have to pass the torch sooner or later. Warrior seemed to be the closest thing to a transcendental superhero from the active roster, aside from Hogan, so the 30-year-old wildman was slotted to take the reins. It was a gamble, one that ultimately (pun not intended) didn't have the long-term benefits that McMahon had hoped.

Alas, as far as "one-match shows" go, WrestleMania 6 remains one of the most fun events in WWE history, thanks to a molten-hot crowd, and a roster that could deliver, even in compressed circumstances. Here are ten tidbits about that afternoon that you might not have known.

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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.

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