Wrestlemania 3 is held at The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event boasts 93,173 attendees. Almost one million fans watch the event at 160 closed circuit locations in North America. The event features Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat and Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant.
The third King of the Ring tournament is held. Randy Savage defeats King Kong Bundy, Nikolai Volkoff, Haku and Rick Martel to claim the crown.
Wrestlemania 4 is held at The Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event features a 14 man tournament for the vacated WWE championship (won by Randy Savage) and Brutus Beefcake vs Honky Tonk Man.
DiBiase defeats Randy Savage, Ken Patera and Brutus Beefcake to claim the crown at King of the Ring 1988.
I identified with Randy a lot. We both had a lot in common, in that we were both buys who grew up in this industry whose fathers were wrestlers. I’ve always believed that for kids who that grew up in the industry that it’s not just a job, but it’s something they fell in love with and something they’ve known all their lives. There’s a certain camaraderie there. In a word, Randy was charismatic.
Wrestlemania 5 is held at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event features Rick Rude versus The Ultimate Warrior, Demolition (Ax and Smash) versus Powers of Pain and Hulk Hogan versus Randy Savage for the WWF Championship.
Hogan defeats Savage at Wrestlemania V to capture his second WWE championship.
When you work with Randy, it’s intense. The only other person that I could call at three or four o’clock in the morning to talk about wrestling and would even answer their phone is Vince McMahon. And that’s how Randy was. Except Randy called me! “Hey, brother. Got an idea.” So when you got in bed with Randy, you were in it for the long haul. Good or bad, brother.
Wrestlemania 8 is held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event begins The Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak at Wrestlemania. The event features Sid Justice vs Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage vs Ric Flair and Undertaker vs Jake Roberts.
Wrestlemania 10 is held at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The event features Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels in a ladder match, Randy Savage vs Crush, Lex Luger vs Yokozuna and Bret Hart vs Yokozuna.
Roberts speaks about his matches with Savage in WWE:
With Randy? He’s a psychotic son of a b—h, man. He was nuts. I love Randy to death but he was a psycho. You had to ground him. What I’d do is I’d go out and lean on him during the early part of the match until he got tired. Then, once he got tired, he was much more sensible in terms of what we were doing.