> Hey Scott,
> Sorry if these questions have been answered in the observers you have been reviewing, but been noticing them and still but confused with a couple of things.
Happy to help. I love this era.
> 1. Why did Wrestlemania 4 not get the buyrates that was expected by Dave or the company? I mean they had a hot angle, Savage was super over and they just came off their biggest TV audience. It was still a good buyrate but should of been bigger. Was it because it was only a tournament they were offering?
Yeah, there was no real focus for the show. Hogan v Andre as a singles main event would have been much stronger. Plus Savage wasn’t booked super strong as a top star leading into it.
That being said, it did fine. Vince just had unrealistic expectations back before anyone really understood the PPV market.
> 2. Why was it held at Trump Plaza? I’m aware of why it was held there the next year but why did they pick there in the 1st place? I’ve been reading the Superstars and Wrestling Challenge reviews by one of your writing and it seems at February they hadn’t announced it was being held there. Where they holding out for somewhere else? It’s not like they couldn’t get a big stadium again.
> Thanks again.
Trump basically paid to have the show there. I guess they figured that guaranteed money was better than taking another big risk like with 3.