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"The Mega-Powers Explode!"

April 2, 1989 - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Trump Plaza

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Match #1
Hercules def. King Haku
w/Bobby Heenan
via Pinfall (2:51)
Notes: Descent match to get things going.

Match #2
"The Twin Towers"
(Akeem & Big Boss Man)
w/Slick
def. "The Rockers"
(Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)
via Pinfall (6:59)
Notes: Hah. Those dumb Rockers couldn't hang with the largest tag-team in the WWF.

Match #3
"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
w/Virgil
DRAW Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake via Dbl Countout (6:34)
Notes: DiBiase showed the Million Dollar Championship belt to Donald Trump before the match. Both men were fighting outside the ring and got counted out.

Match #4
"The Bushwhackers"
(Luke & Butch)
def. "The Fabulous Rougeaus"
(Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)
via Pinfall (3:56)
Notes: The Rougeaus were celebrating a bit too early, and fell victim to the battering ram.

Match #5
Mr. Perfect def. The Blue Blazer via Pinfall (3:18)
Notes: Perfect keeps his perfect record intact.

IN RING: Run DMC performs the WrestleMania Rap.

Match #6 - WWF World Tag Team Championship - Handicap Match
"Demolition"
(Ax & Smash)
Champions
def. Mr. Fuji &
"The Powers of Pain"

(Barbarian & Warlord)
Challengers
via Pinfall (7:14)
Notes: Ax pinned Fuji. This match was a one-time deal for Fuji to help out his team in the ring. Demolition also got their revenge on Fuji.

Match #7
Dino Bravo
w/Frenchy Martin
def. "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin via Pinfall (3:44)
Notes: Before the match, Howard Finkel introduced Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Garvin was mad that he lost, so he attacked Frenchy.

Match #8
"The Brain Busters"
(Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)
w/Bobby Heenan
def. "Strike Force"
(Rick Martel & Tito Santana)
via Pinfall (4:36)
Notes: Anderson pinned Santana. During the match, Tito accidentally hit Martel. Martel acted hurt and wouldn't make a tag, and then walked off. Strike Force was officially disbanded for good.

PIPER'S PIT: Brother Love came out to Piper's music. Morten Downey, Jr. then came out. Roddy Piper finally came out and humiliated both men.

Match #9
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
w/Damien
def. Andre the Giant
w/Bobby Heenan
via DQ (4:25)
Notes: Big John Studd was the guest referee, and Andre was DQed when he started brawling with Studd. Also during the match, Ted DiBiase came down and tried to steal Damien.

Match #10
"The Hart Foundation"
(Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)
def. "Rhythm and Blues"
(Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine)
w/Jimmy Hart
via Pinfall (3:00)
Notes: Neidhart stole Jimmy's megaphone, and threw it to Bret Hart in the ring. Bret Hart used it on Honky, and got the three count. Hart pinned Honky.

Match #11 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
"Ravishing" Rick Rude
Challenger
w/Bobby Heenan
def. The Ultimate Warrior
Champion
via Pinfall (6:19)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Heenan held onto the Warrior's legs to secure the pinfall. The winner of the Jesse the Body Award gets the title!!

Match #12
Bad News Brown DRAW "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan via Dbl DQ (3:46)
Notes: Both men were DQed when they brought weapons into the ring.

Match #13
The Red Rooster def. Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
w/Brooklyn Brawler
via Pinfall (0:30)
Notes: Brawler came in after the match and attacked Rooster.

Match #14 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Hulk Hogan
Challenger
def. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Champion
via Pinfall (17:52)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Miss Elizabeth was in a neutral corner but started causing problems, causing Hebner to kick her out. Hogan hulked up and beat Macho.

Commentary:Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse "The Body" Ventura
w/"Mean" Gene Okerlund, Tony Schiavone, Sean Mooney
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
National Anthem:Rockin' Robin
Celebrities:Morten Downey, Jr. (TV personality), Run-DMC (rappers), Donald Trump (tycoon)
Referees/Officials:Joey Marella, Earl Hebner, Danny Davis, Tim White, Pat Patterson, Rene Goulet, etc.

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