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los angeles memorial sports arena

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On March 24, 1991, the WWF returned to the LA Memorial Sports Arena for Wrestlemania VII. In the seventh installment of Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter in a Gulf War I-themed bonanza.

Other notable occurrences at Wrestlemania 7: the Undertaker's first Wrestlemania appearance and the beginning of his undefeated Wrestlemania winning steak, and the end of the Hart Foundation.

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skydome

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On April 1, 1990, Wrestlemania VI was held at the Toronto SkyDome. In the sixth installment of Wrestlemania, the Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan.

The SkyDome is now officially named the Rogers Centre after the owner of the stadium and the Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Communications (although it is still locally known as the SkyDome). The venue is the first stadium to have a fully retractable motorized roof.

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boardwalk hall

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On April 2, 1989, Wrestlemania V was held again at Boardwalk Hall (promotional materials list Trump Plaza as the location since they were the sponsor and are adjacent).

The main event featured Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan. The two had a tag team for much of the year as The Mega Powers, but the honeymoon ended at the fifth Wrestlemania. Hogan defeated Savage after hulking up and executing a brutal leg drop.

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boardwalk hall

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Boardwalk Hall (formerly known as Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall) began construction in by 1926 Lockwood, Greene & Co. and opened in 1929.

It was the site of the 1964 Democratic National Convention, 9 months after John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

On March 27, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation held Wrestlemania IV at this location (often incorrectly attributed to the Trump Plaza and Casino, who sponsored the event).

The main event featured a match between Randy Savage and Ted DiBiase: Randy Savage won (with help from Hulk Hogan).

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los angeles memorial sports arena

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Wrestlemania II was a pay-per-view event that was held on April 7, 1986 at three separate locations: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale, NY), Rosemont Horizon (Rosemont, IL), and Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (yep).

Each location had a main event with a major undercard. The main event in Los Angeles was Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy in a steel cage match. Hogan won the match after climbing out of the top of the steel cage and reached the floor to retain the title.

Celebrity guests at the L.A. location include Ricky Schroder, Tommy Lasorda, and Elvira.

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