Hulk Hogan, arguably the biggest star of the 80s and 90s, was rolling high in the WWE (WWF at the time), but was looking to be surpassed by the high energetic Ultimate Warrior.
Ultimate Warrior’s popularity was on a rise and was even seen to be the big thing of the 90s leaving Hulk-mania in the 80s.
But Hulk Hogan was not willing to let that happen so easily, this would lead to numerous confrontations between the two.
After a confrontation at the 1990 Royal Rumble, it was planned for the two to meet at the grandest stage of them all: WrestleMania 6.
The bout was dubbed the “Ultimate Challenge,” which would take place on April 1, 1990 at the Sky-Dome in Toronto, Ontario, to a record breaking attendance of 67,678 (according to Wikipedia.com).
This was highly likely due to the much anticipated champion (WWF champion) Hulk Hogan vs. champion (Intercontinental champion) Ultimate Warrior.
From entrance to finish, the crowd was electric which made this match even more enjoyable.
Ultimate Warrior & Hulk Hogan were not the greatest in-ring technicians but with all the elements mixing together, the match became an instant classic.
The bout would start off with a shove match, as neither man was backing down.
This would lead to both men trying to overpower the other, with Ultimate Warrior getting the upper hand.
Hogan would assume the role as the come-back artist and would look to answer Warrior's maneuvers.
The match would go back and forth but Hogan would capture Warrior in a sleeper hold looking to put the ragging dog down.
Ultimate Warrior would fight back with the roaring cheer of fans in the background; this would lead to a clashing double clothes-line putting both men down.
Ultimate Warrior would take control and capitalize on what Hulk Hogan did best, assume the role as unstoppable force where you can’t be stopped no matter what you hit them with.
Hulk Hogan would once again fight back but this would be to no avail as it was Ultimate Warrior’s time and Warrior would capture the WWF title with the Warrior splash.
Being a good sport, Hogan would personally hand over his lost title to the newly crowned champ and raise his hand. Ultimate Warrior would relish the moment and feel the electric force in the air brought by the fans.
No matter how much we criticize or bash these guys now, at the end of the day they created a classic, historic moment in sports entertainment history.