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WrestleMania VI

WrestleMania VI was the World Wrestling Federation’s (WWF) sixth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event and the first to be held outside of the U.S.

Date: 1st April, 1990
Venue: SkyDome
City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 67,678
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

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Background

WrestleMania VI promotional poster

WrestleMania VI promotional poster. “The Ultimate Challenge!”

WrestleMania VI was the World Wrestling Federation’s (WWF) sixth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event and the first to be held outside of the U.S. It took place on April 1, 1990 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario with an announced then Skydome attendance record of 67,678.

Aside from its record-breaking attendance record, the event is arguably best remembered for “The Ultimate Challenge” – the main event match which saw Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) vs The Ultimate Warrior (WWF Intercontinental Champion), in which both championship titles were on the line. On February 3, 1990, a week after Hogan and Warrior crossed paths in the 1990 Royal Rumble Match, Hogan put forth “The Ultimate Challenge” to the Warrior, and had to know whether Hulkamania or the power of the Warrior was the strongest force in the World Wrestling Federation. On February 10, the match was officially announced as the main event of WrestleMania VI by WWF President Jack Tunney. On February 24, Tunney announced that both the WWF Championship and Intercontinental Championship would be on the line for the first-time ever during the match.

At WrestleMania VI, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake was the first person to pin Mr. Perfect in a televised match, thus ending Perfect’s lengthy undefeated streak.

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Match Results

Rick Martel defeated Koko B. Ware (03:51)

Tag Team Championship
Demolition defeated The Colossal Connection (c) (with Bobby Heenan) (09:30)

Earthquake (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Hercules (04:52)

Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Perfect (with The Genius) (07:48)

Roddy Piper fought Bad News Brown to a double countout (06:48)

The Hart Foundation defeated The Bolsheviks (00:19)

The Barbarian (with Bobby Heenan) defeated Tito Santana (04:33)

Mixed Tag Team Match
Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Randy Savage and Sensational Queen Sherri (07:52)

The Orient Express (with Mr. Fuji) defeated The Rockers by countout (07:38)

Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo (with Jimmy Hart and Earthquake) (04:15)

Million Dollar Championship
Ted DiBiase (c) (with Virgil) defeated Jake Roberts by countout (11:50)

The Big Boss Man defeated Akeem (with Slick) (01:49)

Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan) defeated Jimmy Snuka (03:59)

Intercontinental Championship & WWF Championship (Title for Title)
The Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion) defeated Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) (22:51)

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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