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WrestleMania IV Results
March 27th, 1988
Retrospective Report By Joshua Lopez for WrestleZone.com
– R&B Legend, Gladys Knight performs, America The Beautiful. Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura are the commentary team for this WrestleMania.
First Match: Bret Hart vs. Jim Neidhart vs. Sam Houston vs. Danny Davis vs. Jim Powers vs. Jumping Jim Brunzell vs. Nikolai Volkoff vs. Boris Zhukov vs. Junkyard Dog vs. Hillbilly Jim vs. Sika vs. B. Brian Blair vs. George The Animal Steele vs. Ron Bass vs. Ken Patera vs. Paul Roma vs. Jacques Rougeau vs. Raymond Rougeau vs. King Harley Race in a 20-Man Over The Top Battle Royal
Bell rings and of course a donnie brooke ensues. Davis rakes the eyes of Houston. The Hart Foundation are double teaming Hillbilly Jim. Davis tosses Houston to the outside. Sam Houston is officially eliminated. JYD, Hillbilly Jim and Blair knocks Sika over the top rope. Sika is officially eliminated. Volkoff tries to eliminate Brunzell, but Brunzell holds onto the bottom rope. Neidhart applies a sleeper hold on Roma. Bret with a flying elbow drop to Raymond. George The Animal Steele eliminates Neidhart from the outside. Zhukov eliminates. Bad News Brown and Jacques eliminates Blair. Meanwhile Jacques proceeds to eliminate Brunzell.
Zhukov is mauling Hillbilly Jim in the corner. JYD eliminates Bass. JYD rakes the eyes of Davis. Zhukov eliminates Hillbilly Jim. Roma with a fireman’s carry slam. Davis is officially eliminated. Patera is all over Race in the corner. Race headbutts JYD. Zuhkov with a back elbow to Jacques. Patera eliminates Volkoff. Zhukov and Patera are sent crashing to the outside. Boris Zhukov and Ken Patera are officially eliminated. JYD clotheslines Race over the top rope. King Harley Race is officially eliminated. Bad News rakes the eyes of Roma. Bad News dumps Roma to the outside.
Paul Roma is officially eliminated. JYD with a series of crawling headbutts to Bret and Bad News Brown. Bret Hart and Bad News Brown are double teaming JYD. Bad News with a clubbing blow to the back of JYD. Bret and Bad News tries to eliminate JYD, but JYD holds onto the top rope. Bret and Bad News finally dumps JYD to the outside. Junkyard Dog is officially eliminated. Bad News with the Double Cross to Bret. Bad News stomps on Bret’s chest. Bad News sends Bret sternum first to the turnbuckles. Bad News tosses Bret over the top rope to pickup the victory. After the match, Bret attacks Bad News. Bret starts smashing up the trophy.
Winner: Bad News Brown.