WRESTLEMANIA VI: Images of Strange and Powerful Forces

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

WrestleMania VI WrestleMania VI (1990) – SkyDome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – Main Event: Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion) vs. Hulk Hogan (WWF Champion) – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse “the Body” Ventura, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Sean Mooney.

The opening introduction to WrestleMania VI has Vince McMahon talking over a scrolling image of heavenly constellations, eventually revealing the images of Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. It’s a fitting opening to the year’s biggest PPV, as the focus is on wrestlers who have been pumped up to be larger than life (either in stature or personality). Looking back on WrestleMania VI now, it’s like watching a bad Saturday morning cartoon. It’s a bit like watching the Laff-A-Lympics, except its largely filled with characters you don’t like or have forgotten to remember.

That’s not to suggest that WrestleMania VI is all terrible, only mostly all terrible as what we see here an event which…

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