WrestleMania V Facts & Stats

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April 02, 1989

"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka made a surprise guest appearance at WrestleMania V. It was the first time that Superfly had shown up at WrestleMania since accompanying Hollywood Hogan and Mr. T to the ring at the first WrestleMania event.

WrestleMania V was held in the same venue as WrestleMania IV -- Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

Both Shawn Michaels and the Big Boss Man made their WrestleMania debuts at WrestleMania V -- taking on each other! Shawn and his partner, Marty Jannetty, took on Boss Man and Akeem.

Rap superstars Run D.M.C. performed a special WrestleMania rap at WrestleMania V. Eleven years later, Run D.M.C. would again be featured at WrestleMania -- their version of the D-Generation X theme song from the "Aggression" CD accompanied Road Dogg and X-Pac to the ring.

Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage to become WWE Champion in the main event of WrestleMania V -- the first of three times Hogan would win the title at a WrestleMania. At WrestleMania VII, he defeated Sgt. Slaughter for the title, and at WrestleMania IX, Hogan beat Yokozuna.

After facing off in a body slam match at the first WrestleMania, Andre the Giant and Big John Studd were again involved in the same match at WrestleMania V, when Studd served as guest referee for the match between Andre and Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

When Rick Rude defeated the Ultimate Warrior to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania V, it marked the Warrior's first pinfall loss in WWE.

The tag team of Strike Force -- Rick Martel and Tito Santana -- broke up at WrestleMania V after losing to the Brain Busters.

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