7 Ups & 6 Downs From WWE WrestleMania IV

Tournament Of Death.

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Objectively, WrestleMania IV is not the most straightforward of watches. But before that very first line of this piece has you racing for Trump Plaza's emergency exit, consider that even amongst the dirge there exists an angle on the show so powerful that fans still yearn for the sort 30 years later. Maybe two or three, depending on personal preferences.

The WWE Championship tournament wasn't a bad idea for the supercard in general, particularly considering how nothing could really follow the end-of-the-world spectacle that was 1987's 'Show Of Shows'.

Smartly booking Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant as a guaranteed midcard attraction helped close a storyline loop, and created a diversion to make the central thread a pleasant surprise on a card with a desperate need for one. The smell wasn't quite as sweet but the bloom wasn't completely off Vince McMahon's rose, even if a burgeoning relationship with Donald Trump would throw up some thorny issues in the bold and bonkers future.

(Playing catch-up? Here are WrestleMania I, 2 and 3's Ups & Downs)

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