-Did you know that narcolepsy is an inherited disorder? I just inherited it from WrestleMania’s IV and V. Good lord, if those shows were any more sleep-inducing, I’d just play them for my future infant kids when they get colicky.
-But THIS is more like it: the first WrestleMania that I watched as a fan. Well, I didn’t actually “watch” it, but rather my brother Josh figured out that if you turn to the PPV channel, you can “listen” to it and still keep up with the action in real time, though the picture was scrambled. Although we occasionally ordered the shows, we would continue this money saving tradition until shortly after Backlash 2002, when everything went digital. See? Science is screwing us over. Finally, I agree with Pat Buchanan on something.
-So here we are, April 1, 1990, live from the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario. It’s a beautiful venue that fit 67,678 fans in on this day. In 2005, the building would be renamed “The Rogers Centre”, because Canadians like for their venues to be as bland as the people. KIDDING! Though everytime I think of The Skydome, I think of how Phillies’ reliever Mitch Williams gave up a three run homer to Joe Carter of the Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series.
-To open the show, we have a bizarre sprawling video of a starry sky, featuring two constellations: Hulk Hogan (baldius nosellera) and Ultimate Warrior (Republicanio exhaustior). It’s voiced over by Vince McMahon, who sounds like he’s squeezing a rolling pin through his bowels. Why hasn’t this been a source for parody yet? I guess it wasn’t as remembered as prominently.
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