Hogan vs Flair : WrestleMania's Missed Opportunity

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When Ric Flair made his way to the WWF in late 1991, the wrestling world was sure that "The Nature Boy" would battle Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 8. Ric Flair came to the WWF holding the "Big Gold Belt", (the NWA / WCW championship) and Vince McMahon had no issues with showing the championship on WWF programming. Claiming to be "The Real World's Champion", Ric Flair's arrival garnered a ton of attention from the wrestling media.
Hulk Hogan had regained the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VII. Throughout 1991 Hogan mainly worked with Sgt. Slaughter, but when Ric Flair made his WWF debut it seemed like the WWF didn't know what direction to go in. Sid Justice also made his WWF debut around the same time, and while the WWF were initially going to go with Sid vs Hogan at WrestleMania, the bigger drawing match would definitely be Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair. A series of events would lead to the Flair vs Hogan match not happening, and there have been many reasons given as to why the biggest marquee match in WWF history (at the time) didn't take place. This video looks at Hulk Hogan's journey to WrestleMania VIII, Ric Flair's WWF debut, and the WrestleMania 8 main events.
00:00 - Hulk Hogan after WrestleMania VII
04:18 - Ric Flair's arrival to the WWF
08:29 - Survivor Series 1991, This Tuesday in Texas & Royal Rumble 1992
12:29 - Flair vs Hogan does not happen at Mania 8
17:49 - Hogan leaves the WWF
- Much More!
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  1. Wuant Olonmi
    Wuant Olonmi
    Ditë më parë

    How about a DOUBLE TURN... Hogan turns heel at the main event shocking the world (hitting Flair with the world championship in the face) pinning him. Next night Hogan leaves the company with the title. Hogan returns next year for a rematch at WrestleMania 9: Flair vs Hogan (Champion vs Champion). Flair wins it. Extra: Bret will win the Rumble 1994 facing Flair at Mania 10

  2. darin hicks
    darin hicks
    2 ditë më parë

    I would rather it been piper vs fair at wrestlmena 8

  3. Dalian Gabriel
    Dalian Gabriel
    12 ditë më parë

    They could have done a Rock vs Cena WM28-29. One for Flair at WM8 and then one for Hogan at WM9.

  4. Heath N
    Heath N
    22 ditë më parë

    Vince: "Hey Hogan I got an idea, Rics coming and I and the committee think it would be a good idea he go over at Mania" Hogan: *Stroking his handlebar mustache* "That doesn't work for me, BROTHER!"

  5. Justin Nardine
    Justin Nardine
    Muaj më parë

    Jimmy Hart write some sick 80s guitar riffs!

  6. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    Muaj më parë

    Great BIO. Don't forget to that the Introduction of RIC FLAIR Into the WWF was botched. Instead oF REALLY coming in as the World Champion from WCW, it was that watered down Real World's Champion moniker.. Same problem VINCE had w the INVASION many years later. It's no wonder why those Initial house shows drew so poorly. RIC FLAIR was just another wrestler. Not the greatest wrestler from NWA/WCW here to take on the BEST from the WWF.

  7. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    Muaj më parë

    RIP Roddy

  8. Media Malpractice
    Media Malpractice
    Muaj më parë

    This may be a controversial opinion, but outside of a competitive environment, who gives a damn about juicing? Yes, it's harmful, but so are a lot of things that we don't engage in witch hunts over.

  9. Maybach Rob
    Maybach Rob
    Muaj më parë

    You make a great point flair would never get the win on hogan at mania plus him and macho man is the better match anyway

  10. Mr GMC631
    Mr GMC631
    Muaj më parë

    Vince is someplace scheming how to pull this match off today ...

  11. rwalfrey
    rwalfrey
    2 muaj më parë

    Missed opportunity? Nah. Let's face it: In 1992 both Flair and Hogan were past their best and both had become stale and predictable. Everybody knows that about Hogan but MANY wrestlers have said that about Flair too. Bret Hart, Mick Foley, Ole Anderson, Randy Savage, etc. In fairness, every wrestler has their patterns and after constant exposure it will get old no matter who you are. In 1992 Flair was more of a novelty because he was in the WWF. But it was just the same old car at a new dealer parked next to another old car. The roles reversed and Hogan became the "novelty" in WCW. Again though, just the same old car at a new dealer. Had it occurred from 1985-1988? Yeah! Both in their prime.

  12. HereIsWisdom 1318
    HereIsWisdom 1318
    2 muaj më parë

    So i bet the real reason why Hogan and Flair didn’t happen is because Hogan was going on a long hiatus and didn’t wanna do the job to Flair and get his quick turnaround.

  13. HereIsWisdom 1318
    HereIsWisdom 1318
    2 muaj më parë

    Bruce Prichard is BULLSHITTIN us when he says Hogan/Flair didnt draw!

  14. Kevin Light
    Kevin Light
    2 muaj më parë

    Hogan vs Flair was a missed iconic match however the outcome if done clean we all know and would have been Hogan, easily. Also Flair just realistically beating Hulk would have been outrageous at that time.

  15. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    2 muaj më parë

    Warrior thinking being suspended was not right.....wrong it was right after all threatening to no show unless he got more money was not right either. as much as I don't agree with what Vince does this time he handled it right. sure everyone wants a pay raise but how Warrior handled it was not the right thing to do.

  16. rwalfrey
    rwalfrey
    2 muaj më parë

    There was no opportunity to be had. Both guys were well past their best and were stale. You had the steroid scandal and both guys doing the same old shtick they had for a decade. The only thing going for this in 1992 was the novelty of Flair in the WWF. But it was the same package in a different market. We'd see the script flip in 1994 when Hogan went to WCW. He too had big fanfare initially, and it was novel. But the truth is Hogan was the same old car in a new dealer. Now, Hogan-Flair in 1986? I'd have paid to see that.

  17. Mark Wakefield
    Mark Wakefield
    3 muaj më parë

    The only good explanation I’ve heard for this not happening

  18. Big Hoss Toy Room
    Big Hoss Toy Room
    3 muaj më parë

    Can you imagine what they really could have done with this? If Tully & Arn had stayed. If Andre the Giant had been in good health or had Rick Rude join in. Could have had the 4 Horseman going up against Hulk Hogan and Macho Man. Also Ultimate Warrior as well. Could have built a lot around that! The feuds would have lasted for a few years!!!! So many good matches and tag team matches would have been built around this!

  19. fuzzygreenturtle _
    fuzzygreenturtle _
    3 muaj më parë

    Hull Kogan really is the worst.

  20. Marcus Karriem
    Marcus Karriem
    3 muaj më parë

    Always felt like Flair should had stayed in the New Generation era🤷🏿‍♂ He could had made a great stable with Razor as the muscle, Perfect as the Manager and Money Inc. As the tag team. Always felt The Million Dollar Man was Horseman material.

  21. Rodney Nicholauson
    Rodney Nicholauson
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan missed hitting the chair by a mile.

  22. Niloc Whalehands
    Niloc Whalehands
    3 muaj më parë

    Dont care what anyone says, Flair is the champion of champions! Even though the Macho Man was my favorite.

  23. JM1993951
    JM1993951
    4 muaj më parë

    It wouldn’t have been a good match, but it certainly would’ve been a huge Wrestlemania moment.

  24. APOCALYPTIC REVELATIONS 709
    APOCALYPTIC REVELATIONS 709
    4 muaj më parë

    How could the genius McMahon not think Hogan vs Flair at Mania would've been the biggest match ever up to that point? Maybe he ain't the genius people think he is. But at the time i figured when Flair won the Rumble and the title that he would drop it to Sid at Mania that year as many saw Sid as the second coming of Hogan back then. Anyway we ended up with 2 great main events at Mania that year which led to WCW in 1994 capitalizing on WWF's not doing the Hogan-Flair match.

  25. Adam S
    Adam S
    4 muaj më parë

    Looking back at the old hogan matches his immunity to pain at the end of his matches was a joke. Made him out to be a super hero cartoon character. His matches were not very good. He was incredibly strong but his in ring abilities were limited. I don’t understand why he was as loved as he was. When he didn’t get his way he acted like a baby.

  26. Lee Stenson
    Lee Stenson
    4 muaj më parë

    I watched the Royal Rumble that year live on PPV and Monsoon even on the original version tried to justify Hogans actions. So idk what you're talking about

  27. Len Wennerberg
    Len Wennerberg
    4 muaj më parë

    I think it's awesome that Sid kicked out of Hogan's legdrop. When I watched it live as a kid back in the day I didn't think it was a botch at all... I was thinking "Hogan's time is up".

  28. Big_dro
    Big_dro
    4 muaj më parë

    Great video!

  29. Chris
    Chris
    4 muaj më parë

    I think Flair not having the NWA belt on WWF tv anymore messed things up. Had he kept the belt, he could have still won the rumble without the WWF title being on the line and then move on to Hogan. Keep the WWF title on Hogan and do a Champion vs Champion main event at Mania.

  30. Nathan Holmes
    Nathan Holmes
    4 muaj më parë

    It's just my opinion but whenever Warrior returned at WrestleMania 8 to save Hogan from Sid and Papa Shango that was loudest pop I've ever seen

  31. Shaun
    Shaun
    4 muaj më parë

    A lot of people forget the fact that when Hogan and Flair went around the North east loop when Flair first came in, including the Garden...ticket sales were poor. It didn't catch fire the way everyone thought it would and everyone seems to either forget that or they're just unaware. Also, those saying the finish was probably the issue, if that really was the case then that tells you that Vince wanted Flair going over, because there's absolutely no chance that Flair was being difficult. No top guy has put over as many people as Ric Flair. He even done the honours for Hogan in several different matches just two years later in his own backyard of WCW when Hulk came in. There's absolutely no credible scenario in which Ric Flair becomes the person holding things up in the finish room in the WWF in 1991/1992. Along with the fact that their initial program on the house show loop sold poorly, Vince was probably tired of Hogan saying "that doesn't work for me, brother" that he just pulled the plug and went in a different direction. Anyone with a proper grasp on history knows that there is absolutely no chance that Ric Flair would hold up headlining his first Wrestlemania in a dream match the world wanted for 10 years, just because he didn't want to lose to another iconic name in the business in Hogan. Anyone who tries to claim any different is clueless about wrestling history and clueless about the history of both guys involved.

  32. Brittney Starling
    Brittney Starling
    4 muaj më parë

    The WrestleMania main event was just sad...I can't believe I have been missing the chronicling of Hulk Hogan's career.

  33. Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    4 muaj më parë

    Flair most certainly DID cut his hair and come down as Spartacus once . I remember watching it !!! He came down with makeup one and an earring , then tore off some of the costume and cut a scathing promo on Jim Herd. Flair most likely had the footage destroyed.

  34. Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    Red Dogg - Rebel4Truth
    4 muaj më parë

    babyface . NOT baby - fay -ace .

  35. Jackie Holifield
    Jackie Holifield
    4 muaj më parë

    Vince is so blind and stupid mania 8 should of been flair vs hulk career vs career hulk was leaving anyways have flair win have sid jump in and have another guy with mr.perfect and flair starts a new horse man group then macho man can fight with jake with undertaker in jakes corner not have taker as a babyface have warroir show up in that match have macho and warroir start a fued because macho lost last year to him and blames him for jake snake and macho couldnt face him because he was retired by warroir that would be so white hot that idea

  36. Cameron Arnold
    Cameron Arnold
    4 muaj më parë

    Richfield Coliseum (former home of the Cavs)1992... Richfield, Ohio. Flair/Sid vs. Hogan/Piper. I was in first grade. It was my first live pro wrestling event.

  37. Richie
    Richie
    4 muaj më parë

    9:14 "Uhhh you got me brother".

    1. 559BearDown
      559BearDown
      3 muaj më parë

      Hogan was such an ass

  38. D
    D
    4 muaj më parë

    to play fantasy warfare a bit, imagine a Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair WWF championship match at WM8, but a title match (or rematch) at SummerSlam 92 in London at Wembley Stadium. THAT could have been EPIC. Could have had Hogan win the title at WM8, just hold the thing all summer, with an occasional promo, setting up the rematch at Wembley, where Flair wins. Or vice versa. Could have still did Warrior vs Savage too. Rematch of their WM7 match, and winner gets the champion at Survivor Series or something. im happy how it actually played out. But to play the "what if" game is fun sometimes.

  39. vaadaenmacchi
    vaadaenmacchi
    4 muaj më parë

    I’m binging on your videos!

  40. Joshua Blankenship
    Joshua Blankenship
    4 muaj më parë

    Greetings from west virginia USA. Your videos are fantastic. Best wishes.

  41. Matthew Baumber
    Matthew Baumber
    4 muaj më parë

    I think Flair vs Hogan in WWF didn't work because of the WWF audience and Hogan choice to leave in 1992. There was a large percentage of WWF fans that didn't know NWA/WCW therefore, not knowing Flair as their champion. Flair was scene as a new comer and a match with Hogan would need a meaningful personal storyline. Not champion vs champion which would divide the WWF audience. As for Hogan leaving, you can't sacrifice Flair for that. However, the match up worked in WCW because all wrestling fans know Hogan including WCW fans. No divided audience.

  42. Nathan Holmes
    Nathan Holmes
    4 muaj më parë

    Correction: Vince PROMISED Warrior 500,000 bu signing a paper. After the pay per view, Vince suspended Warrior and filed a breach of contract clause and didn't pay him. Warrior then sued make man but the judge overruled Warrior because he saw what Warrior did as basically extortion while under contract and obligated to wrestle. fence is a smart man he knew that he wouldn't have to pay a warrior so he went ahead and promised him and even signed the paper that Warrior thought would guarantee him the money. the crazy thing is even though Warrior extorted Vince McMahon and quit Vince eventually brought him back because Warrior was such a draw with the fans. but eventually the fans got tired of the constant running around and the same to moves and the same two-minute matches when they were seeing guys like Bret Hart Shawn Michaels Stone Cold. I think the only reason why Warrior got over to begin with was people were getting tired of the same Hogan act and wanted a new champion.

  43. Nathan Holmes
    Nathan Holmes
    4 muaj më parë

    I've never clicked so fast in my life.

  44. Chris Pez
    Chris Pez
    4 muaj më parë

    Hogan’s Tan was out of control here.

  45. imran suleman
    imran suleman
    4 muaj më parë

    it was the streriod scandle plus hulk being outta shape that spoiled it all.

  46. Ruairí Magorrian
    Ruairí Magorrian
    4 muaj më parë

    Another brilliant video mate. Good to see a Northern Ireland guy doing it mate

  47. Chris Maddin
    Chris Maddin
    4 muaj më parë

    I would have made Hogan over Flair if that had happend.

  48. Charles Green
    Charles Green
    4 muaj më parë

    Ric Flair IS,WAS,and ALWAYS will BE The REAL Worlds Heavyweight Wrestling Champion! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  49. SonicRave1
    SonicRave1
    4 muaj më parë

    If the hogan flair match would have gone ahead it would have made Wrestlemania 8 even worse. Flair Savage match was amazing, now the Hogan Sid match was a typical Hogan 15min match which was boring!

  50. Adam Watson
    Adam Watson
    4 muaj më parë

    The styles of hogan and flair just don't work well together.

    1. Kevin Lee
      Kevin Lee
      4 muaj më parë

      Agreed. I'm glad Vince didn't do it at WM 8.

  51. Rolo555
    Rolo555
    4 muaj më parë

    Flair vs Hogan didn’t happen because both Hogan and Sid gave notice after the Royal Rumble. It would not make sense to have heel Flair beat face Hogan at WM 8 main event. So the term ‘kill two birds with one stone’ was applied and make Sid vs Hogan the main event since both wanted out. And Sid was never fired, he quit after his Warrior match in Baltimore.

  52. King RoB ThE GreaT
    King RoB ThE GreaT
    5 muaj më parë

    Hogan wanted to retire with the belt and Vince said no. I dont know why he said no but he did. Flair vs Hogan was gonna happen.

    1. King RoB ThE GreaT
      King RoB ThE GreaT
      3 muaj më parë

      @Alex Kanyima Defintely. I would have said deal. I mean why not? These are my 2 favorite wretlers. But it would have been a great out for Hulk to ride off from the wwf as the man and he desreved it. I think vince just wanted to keep squeezing the money out of the hogan product unitl it went dry in 1993

  53. Dustin Grimes
    Dustin Grimes
    5 muaj më parë

    Whoever this is narrating puts me to sleep.

  54. Ahiya Frumar
    Ahiya Frumar
    5 muaj më parë

    Why did they do all this not to book a match of Ric Flair vs The Undertaker.

  55. Steve Hutchinson
    Steve Hutchinson
    5 muaj më parë

    Piper vs Hart and Flair vs Savage were fantastic. Sid vs Hogan stunk up the show.

  56. Otis King
    Otis King
    5 muaj më parë

    I don't think u can say it was a missed opportunity especially considering the great story telling with the match flair ended up having with savage it's my favorite wm match by far

  57. FictionRumble
    FictionRumble
    5 muaj më parë

    Let’s agree that hogan vs flair should have happened at wrestlemania 8 and taker vs sting should have happened at wrestlemania 31

  58. Joe Cogliano
    Joe Cogliano
    5 muaj më parë

    Great video very detailed. Can you explain what it means for one wrestler to put another wrestler over? They say it all the time

    1. Mr Kipling
      Mr Kipling
      5 muaj më parë

      It means one wrestler letting the other one win. Or going along with the script that has one guy winning over the other guy basically.

  59. Joe Cogliano
    Joe Cogliano
    5 muaj më parë

    I don't understand why flair doesn't have his career tarnished with steroids. Look at videos of him in nwa days. The guy was huge as big as Hogan

  60. adam pruitt
    adam pruitt
    5 muaj më parë

    They Should have done Hogan vs Flair at WM 8 but atleast we got to see them take on each Other in WCW more than once

    1. adam pruitt
      adam pruitt
      3 muaj më parë

      @Alex Kanyima what do you mean 2 years too late? WM 8 back in 1992 would have been Tbe Perfect time for Hogan Vs Flair seeing as Hogan left WWE after Summerslam 1993 and Flair left WWE and went back to WCW in 1993 1992 at WM was the best Chance for that match in WWE but instead qe got Macho Man vs Flair at WM 8 and had to wait till 1994 for the firat Hogan vs Flair Match in WCW after Hogan got to WCW

  61. Drew Geter
    Drew Geter
    5 muaj më parë

    What if the guy with the camera was Bret the Hitman? Oooooooo gotcha!

  62. Drew Geter
    Drew Geter
    5 muaj më parë

    That's that's right the warriors stayed loyal to Hogan. Real fans know it should have been HOGAN/WARRIOR 2!! HIT ME UP. drewgeter6@gmail.com. A REAL WRESTLING GOD.

  63. Drew Geter
    Drew Geter
    5 muaj më parë

    I can certainly agree on that as well. Who only but Hogan and Flair.

  64. Diggler Knight
    Diggler Knight
    5 muaj më parë

    It wasn’t a missed opportunity, Nobody Wanted to see it. they couldn’t sell out arenas in Oakland and Madison square garden when they were matched up. Simply put Flair wasn’t a big time draw, he drew money, but not on the level for casual fans to want to pay to see him. Facts

  65. Bill Burns
    Bill Burns
    5 muaj më parë

    disagree about the house shows not working. I went to see hogan/flair at a house show in 91, and the crowd was going crazy

    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      5 muaj më parë

      I agree. And even if the match would not have been good in house show, i m sure it would have been great in the main event of wm. Both were great entertainers in their prime and just seeing them in the wm ring would have been special and instant classic

  66. Patrick Doucette
    Patrick Doucette
    5 muaj më parë

    0:47 seconds in, Where's Hogan's traps!?

    1. Jerry Ancel
      Jerry Ancel
      12 ditë më parë

      Photoshop.

  67. Joey Brabham
    Joey Brabham
    5 muaj më parë

    Hogan vs slaughter was a great fued

  68. Matt Hillegas
    Matt Hillegas
    5 muaj më parë

    That was some of the most blatant crowd dubbing that I can recall on the Rumble replay.

  69. Skull N Bonez
    Skull N Bonez
    5 muaj më parë

    Both of them simply did not want to job to eachother. Even if they did fight at wrestlemania 8, it would have ended in a countount or DQ anyway. Both had massive egos

    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      5 muaj më parë

      I would have prefer a flair vs hogan with a dq end, rather than a sid vs hogan with a dq end.

  70. Doug Walker
    Doug Walker
    5 muaj më parë

    She was mine before she was yours. Wooooooo

  71. Juice Pro Wrestling Podcast
    Juice Pro Wrestling Podcast
    5 muaj më parë

    Juice was there at mania 8 & it was amazing!

  72. Ace Goodheart
    Ace Goodheart
    5 muaj më parë

    Would have been really cool though to see a long rivalry between Hogan and Flair. As a kid I always wanted to see Hogan vs. Flair. I tell you what though, that Ultimate Warrior vs. Sid Vicious match sounds very appealing. At least on paper though lol. I bet the match itself would bomb.

  73. Preach Bakare
    Preach Bakare
    5 muaj më parë

    I felt the allure and edge of Flair’s run in the WWF dwindled after WrestleMania 8.

    1. Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
      Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
      2 muaj më parë

      The allure of Flair being in the WWF was HOGAN. They were the two biggest names in the business for a decade. Which is why throwing them together a week after he's officially cleared to wrestle there is the dumbest thing McMahon could've done. I still don't understand the logic there. You're sitting on the biggest match in your promotion in the last five years and the second biggest of ALL TIME to that point, only behind Hogan and Andre at WM III. Why he sabotaged it, I'll never understand. No one can make it make sense.

  74. Pulsar Stargrave
    Pulsar Stargrave
    5 muaj më parë

    This is the BEST analysis I've ever seen done on the Wrestlemania 8 controversy! I knew a little about the back story but never to this extent! The one I really felt sorry for was Randy SAVAGE, In the midst of the WWE chaos, his marriage to Elizabeth was months away from imploding! REPLY

    1. Pulsar Stargrave
      Pulsar Stargrave
      5 muaj më parë

      @J Williams That's why I never bought that "Hogan and Savage reconciled" story! It's one thing to say "How ya doin'?" than to say "I forgive you for all your B.S!" Maybe he wasn't directly responsible for the Elizabeth matter, Hogan still tried to make Randy his stooge too many times!

    2. J Williams
      J Williams
      5 muaj më parë

      Savage never ONCE had a world title win that wasn't tainted by Hogan. Mania 4 - Hogan interferes to get Savage the belt Mania 8 - Had to win the title halfway through the show because Hogan demanded the main event spot World War 3 - Hogan calls an audible and changes the finish halfway through to give himself a reason to complain that he 'never lost' Nitro(1/22/96) - Hogan runs out to 'save' Savage from the Four Horseman while he defeats Flair. Hogan then celebrates like HE won the belt. Spring Stampede 1998 - Beats Sting for belt, loses it to Hogan(With Bret Hart) the next night on Nitro Bash at the Beach 1999 - Wins World Title in a Tag Team Match playa, teaming with Sid against Nash and Sting. Loses belt to Hogan(With Nash) next night on Nitro

  75. Lee Kuhlmann
    Lee Kuhlmann
    5 muaj më parë

    I can't stand the warrior . He couldn't wrestle for S*#!... All he had was 4 moves and shake the ropes like an idiot!!!! Both warrior and Hogan ,the masters of 4 moves..

  76. The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
    The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
    5 muaj më parë

    THIS & Sting losing to Triple H at WrestleMania.. I would have to say are my two biggest heartbreaks in Wrestling..

    1. The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
      The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
      4 muaj më parë

      @Chad Kerwin oh yeah & HHH was a spring chicken...

    2. Chad Kerwin
      Chad Kerwin
      4 muaj më parë

      Sting was way past his prime come on now

    3. The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
      The JACK-N-THE-BOX Collections
      5 muaj më parë

      @2buxaslice It was Vince McMahon and WWE's way of putting the final nail in the coffin of WCW... years after it was already dead smh...

    4. 2buxaslice
      2buxaslice
      5 muaj më parë

      I was so pissed when Sting lost. Plus HHH cheated and then they shook hands! WTF? Who is going to shake hands with the guy who just cheated to beat you? Worst finish ever. I hate that match.

  77. Mr. Perksy
    Mr. Perksy
    5 muaj më parë

    Wrestlemania 8 was kind of the end of the Hogan/golden era. Besides Hogan leaving, Piper and Jake Roberts also left. Santana putting over Michaels, Jake putting over Taker, Martel putting over Tatanka, and Piper putting over Hart was all like a changing of the guard ushering in the younger talent. Sid was also gone about 2 weeks later. Warrior was gone by Survivor Series, and Savage started doing more commentary, and wrestling part time. I remember right after mania Warrior was to feud with Sid and Undertaker with Papa Shango. Then when Sid left Warriors feud switched to Shango and Undertaker started feuding with the Berzerker.

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      2 ditë më parë

      @John Cap but 1993 was weird booking

    2. John Cap
      John Cap
      8 ditë më parë

      @Bossman525 Dude, I just found an old WWF MAGAZINE from 93. Bret must have originally been getting ready to feud with Luger because they do a comparison of the two and it was right after mania 9 and luger wasn't Mr. USA yet and they talked about the steel plate in his arm. But then they had a huge fantasy layout of Bret vs Hogan. It went in-depth of their strengths, weaknesses, abilities, key wins and losses, and even strategy and finishing moves. And Bret is picked to win with the sharpshooter. This around MAY or June of 93 (I am missing the cover when I was a kid I use to cut pictures out and hang them up like posters) But they had a spot for people to write their prediction. In reading the Hogan key to winning they are hinting at a heal turn it seemed. They must have known he was leaving or planing something and Hogan backed out.

    3. John Cap
      John Cap
      9 ditë më parë

      @Bossman525 Yes I too started to watch less and less until 96. I think 96- 97 was the most underrated year. The Hart Foundation vs the US was great. And no matter what I couldn't boo Bret, HBK or Hogan lol. And living in Philly I use to go to some the ECW shows that was insane. I'll never forget though we found out at a show Bret was leaving 5 weeks before the screwjob. The depression in the arena that was intense. Because it was a mortal sin to like WCW unless you liked someone like Flair. WWF you had a little more leeway. But everyone thought WCW was winning the war for sure at that night. Also outside the arena we would get to meet some the wrestlers. We meant Candito it was also the same night HBK beat the Bulldog over in the UK if you remember. Well we were talking with Chris he was really cool but t hen he used the pay phone outside the arena. He was talking to Sunny. So of course we wanted to talk to her but we noticed he started getting upset, like almost crying. I think its the night he found out for sure she was sleeping with HBK. I think she was in her hotel and heard him. Many people in the industry said he basically loved her so much he excepted especially when they were no longer working together. As we were leaving we heard him telling I think Mikey Whipwreck

    4. Bossman525
      Bossman525
      9 ditë më parë

      @John Cap I totally lost interest in Wrestling after 1992. The years of 1993-1995 were so dire. But as soon as 1996 came into the equation me and all my mates were bang on it again. ECW WWF WCW Monday night wars era. The irony is Hulk Hogan saved wrestling when he turned heel. He brought back all the young hulkamaniacs back into wrestling viewership all be it teenagers now.

    5. John Cap
      John Cap
      9 ditë më parë

      @Bossman525 Your so right plus only ECW did triple threat matches in those days WWF and WCW never did anything like that. The only thing close was a 4 corners match and if I remember it correctly I saw that in World Class Championship wrestling. When I was a kid WWF was my favorite but back then I watched all the leagues. Then when WWE won the war it just seems every year after 06 got worse and worse. I go check websites now just to see if there's anything I may be into or I watch old shows or these great bios. Did you that when Hogan left and before they pushed Luger they were thinking of doing a program with Bret vs Scott Steiner. I think those two could had great matches in 93/94. And they truly dropped the ball by letting Macho Man go. He could have great matches with Bret and Shawn. Taker could be their special attraction character. I think they could did a lot of things. Also I know its a little off track but I got no idea why they didn't use Shane Douglas franchise character in 1995.

  78. Craig Smith II
    Craig Smith II
    5 muaj më parë

    @Wrestling Bios The "curious events" you referenced about Flair coming to WWF with the NWA/WCW World Heavyweight title, Flair was having issues with Jim Herd & Flair talked about it in his book & numerous shoot interviews. It's a lot to talk about & I don't blame Flair for doing what he did. Now as far as him bringing the NWA/WCW World belt,Vince told him to bring it because Flair technically owned the belt.Flair said whoever was booked to win title was required to put a deposit down & if you were going to lose the belt,your deposit would be refunded. Herd told him that he was going to lose the title,but he wasn't going to give Flair his bread back & it was supposed to have been against Barry Windham,who later lose to Lex Luger at Great American Bash 91,but Windham would later win the belt at SuperBrawl 93 when he defeated The Great Muta(great match & a foreshadowing of things to come at the end of the match which you should check out) To make a long story short,Flair got screwed & some of the guys felt that with Flair taking the NWA/WCW title with him to WWF, he was keeoing them from buying food to put on their table

  79. kpz1234
    kpz1234
    5 muaj më parë

    I was shocked on the Flair 30 for 30 when Hogan admitted Flair was easily the better wrestler. I always remember what Bruno Sammartino (I think) said when describing Hogan's ability: "He has two moves, and my grandmother does that leg drop better."

    1. Tyler Boliver
      Tyler Boliver
      5 muaj më parë

      That was Lou Thesz who said that.

    2. Meleke Lewis
      Meleke Lewis
      5 muaj më parë

      Hogan worked better in Japan.Im Japan he showed more wrestling skill,.in WWF he was supposed to be the comeback hero he didn't need to show.much wrestling

    3. stylus850
      stylus850
      5 muaj më parë

      He just never ever liked Hogan. Him along with Bob Backlund were never thrilled about Hogan “replacing” them, as wrestling was going into a completely different direction. Hogan even said Flair was the greatest wrestler ever born.

  80. Walter Lee Mathews
    Walter Lee Mathews
    5 muaj më parë

    You are obviously not a Fan of Hollywood hogan none of your videos do you give this guy any credit for anything

  81. DJR - Fitness
    DJR - Fitness
    5 muaj më parë

    I miss the days of Jack Tunney! Was he just a figure-head or did he have any real power?

    1. Tyler Boliver
      Tyler Boliver
      5 muaj më parë

      A figurehead. He was a promoter in Canada who was aligned with the WWF.

  82. Jared Quinney
    Jared Quinney
    5 muaj më parë

    Interesting video

  83. David Jackson
    David Jackson
    5 muaj më parë

    You gave the REAL ANSWER AT 16:39 OF YOUR VIDEO. IT'S ALWAYS VEEN ABOUT HOGAN EVEN AFTER ALL THE LIES ON ARSINO THAT HE TOLD. BUT VINCE PUT IT ALL ON HULK,TYPICAL VINCE JUST LIKE HIS RATINGS ON THE CURRENT PRODUCT. IT'S BISHOFF, IT'S HEYMAN, NO IT'S VINCE.

  84. themadrapper101
    themadrapper101
    5 muaj më parë

    I enjoyed Flair vs Savage no complaints

    1. Joe Feeney
      Joe Feeney
      Muaj më parë

      Pretty underrated in Mania history.

  85. Jim Tuner
    Jim Tuner
    5 muaj më parë

    There was another set of complications around Sid. Sid has claimed that he was promised a whole lot when he went to the WWE including being the new main eventer for the promotion and the title. Flair's arrival changed up alot of those plans. Sid needed a high-profile spot at wrestlemania. He was going to be unhappy with anything other than a title match or a match with Hogan.

    1. Ace Goodheart
      Ace Goodheart
      5 muaj më parë

      True. Good input

  86. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    5 muaj më parë

    flair vs macho was a great match!

  87. Wiseguy 36
    Wiseguy 36
    5 muaj më parë

    Have Sid attack Hogan during the match, Hogan wins by DQ, Flair keeps the title. How hard is that?

    1. Joe M.
      Joe M.
      3 muaj më parë

      The only thing is, a match that big needs a clear winner. I remember when Flair arrived in late 1991; we immediately knew the WrestleMania main event would be Hogan v Flair. Close, but no cigar.

    2. D
      D
      4 muaj më parë

      then make sure to have Sid, Flair, Hennig, and even Papa Shango for good measure, whoop Hogan's ass for a bit and then have the Warrior run out and clean house and save Hulk. Show still ends the exact same way. It definitely could have worked. Although I didn't mind Savage being Champion all summer.

  88. Melo eastside G 1974
    Melo eastside G 1974
    5 muaj më parë

    Love your account keep up the good work 💯🔥👍

  89. darkest knight
    darkest knight
    5 muaj më parë

    I can understand why it didn't happen at Wrestlemania 8 because of Flair being champion there's no way he's going to beat Hogan at a show that Hogan made famous and with the fact that Hogan wasn't looking to be champ again. They easily should've had the match at Summerslam 92 in England. Neither one had the belt and neither was wrestling anyone on the card.

  90. Opopopopo
    Opopopopo
    5 muaj më parë

    It’s crazy how McMahon couldn’t give two craps about the fans since back in the day. How can you change the audio on video when a “baby face” nobody wanted loses. It really is appalling how McMahon thinks of us fans...

    1. Preach Bakare
      Preach Bakare
      5 muaj më parë

      The same thing happened in 1986, Jake DDT’ed Hogan, the crowd cheered and Vince put an immediate halt to the Jake/Hogan program.

  91. Nathan Cooper
    Nathan Cooper
    5 muaj më parë

    All they had to do was switch three matches around . . . What we got: Hulk Hogan Vs. Sid Justice. WWF Championship Match: Ric Flair [Champuon] Vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage. The Undertaker Vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts. What should have got: WWF Championship Match: Ric Flair [Champion] Vs. Hulk Hogan. The Undertaker Vs. Sid Justice. Steel Cage Match: “Macho Man” Randy Savage Vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

    1. Ace Goodheart
      Ace Goodheart
      5 muaj më parë

      I have to admit though, Ultimate Warrior vs. Sid Vicious sounds pretty appealing. Not sure the match itself would be any good, but it definitely sounds good on paper.

    2. IrishCarney
      IrishCarney
      5 muaj më parë

      Yeah, imagine Jake terrorizing Liz with Damien. Or making the kind of insinuations about her that Flair had. Easy to see how explosive that match would be.

  92. Alex H
    Alex H
    5 muaj më parë

    19:57 I completely disagree that in late 1991 to early 1992, the WWF title had already become a bit of a joke.

    1. D
      D
      4 muaj më parë

      We have Hulk Hogan and his politics to thank for that. Taker somewhat confirmed it too.

  93. Alex H
    Alex H
    5 muaj më parë

    Quite frankly, I'm not a huge fan of the Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan matches. Pretty much because Hulk Hogan was so much bigger than Flair. The face shouldn't be 75 pounds heavier and 6 inches taller than the heel. There's no obstacle to overcome, when the face is significantly bigger than his opponent. Going into WM8, I thought that Flair vs Savage was an amazing match and I also thought that Hogan vs Sid was great.

    1. Ace Goodheart
      Ace Goodheart
      5 muaj më parë

      Not necessarily. As long as the heel cheats multiple times during the match then it kinda even things out.

  94. Roll Tide
    Roll Tide
    5 muaj më parë

    Hogan fans still can't understand why smart fans hate him. Hogan never did a clean job to Flair ever due to his ego.

  95. THECOLLECTOR75
    THECOLLECTOR75
    5 muaj më parë

    The 92 royal rumble was the last I watched as an avid fan.... I was just so pissed off at Hogan for eliminating Sid after he legitimately put out the hulkster.... after that I bearly watched it though I was looking forward to as we all thought would be the inevitable clash of Hogan v flair at wrestlemania 8.... after that I thought sod this for a laugh and never watched it again , aside from pre 92 stuff .... though up till the end the 92 royal rumble was great.... shows what flair could do as a 'has been ' , he litteraly carried the match for over an hour.... he'll always get my respect 👍

  96. Jaxon Edwardson
    Jaxon Edwardson
    5 muaj më parë

    hey wrestling bios can you do a top 10 video about your favourite wwf wwe stage designs

  97. Joshua Charles
    Joshua Charles
    5 muaj më parë

    @ 14:00 in Maryland at the Capitol Center I was there

  98. Manchurian Candybar
    Manchurian Candybar
    5 muaj më parë

    13:31 Fake warrior, right?

    1. Mr. Perksy
      Mr. Perksy
      5 muaj më parë

      No there was only one warrior. This one was off the juice

  99. djcol77
    djcol77
    5 muaj më parë

    Yeah hulk and flair was the dream match of that era no doubt, but it would not have been as good as the flair/macho man match that took its place.

  100. David Damascus
    David Damascus
    5 muaj më parë

    I had two favorite wrestlers in my fandom days. More like divided in time. First Hulk Hogan and then Goldberg. Both my favorite wrestlers from two different periods are monumental deuch bags. What does this sat about me as a person? 😭😂