In 1992, the World Wrestling Federation went through a rebuilding phase during the second half of the year. From January to June the company had a lot of high level, marquee names that included Hulk Hogan, Sid Justice, Jake Roberts, and Roddy Piper. However, by the summer all of those men were gone. Essentially leaving them only Ric Flair and Randy Savagr as veteran recognizable names. Read more
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From August 1991 to August 1992 Bret Hart was regularly holding or competing for the WWF Intercontinental Championship against the likes of Mr. Perfect, the Mountie, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels and the British Bulldog. During that time, he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship on two occasions with his second reign ending at the 1992 SummerSlam where he lost to the British Bulldog at Wembley Stadium. Read more
“Brotha, I know I can beat Yoko. I’ve got the fans and my best friend right at ringside just in case anything goes wrong. It’s a can’t lose situation.” said Crush just a few hours before he was set to challenge WWF World Champion Yokozuna on Monday Night RAW. It turned out that it was a can’t win situation for the Hawaiian native.
On the warm sunny evening live on the USA Network, Crush had his opportunity. The fans heavily behind him believing that the WWF World Championship would return to the USA. Crush gave a great effort battling Yokozuna for twelve minutes and gave champion everything he had to offer. It seemed like Yokozuna knew he was in trouble and needed to be bailed out. Read more
Over six years since Hulk Hogan won his first WWF World Championship in January 1984, dozens of wrestlers had attempted to end the Hulkamania craze and win the WWF World Championship. Over those years, guys like Roddy Piper, King Kong Bundy, and Andre the Giant weren’t able to walk away with the championship.
However, that all changed when the Ultimate Warrior squared off against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI in Toronto. Warrior was able to avoid the devastating leg drop and pinned Hogan in the middle of the ring to win his first WWF World Championship. Warrior had dethroned Hogan and ushered in a new era. Hulkamania may be dead. Read more
In the summer of 1987, Ted DiBiase made his debut for the World Wrestling Federation going by the Million Dollar Man persona. After arriving a face, he turned heel on Sam Houston in Texas and would find himself becoming one of the top heels in the WWF.
He wasn’t by himself, though. DiBiase would be accompanied to the ring for his matches and interviews with his own persona bodyguard, who was named Virgil. Virgil was a muscular African American wrestler who didn’t necessarily have great in-ring work. Regardless, DiBiase found himself having great success competing in feuds against Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, Big Bossman, Dusty and other WWF baby faces from 1988 to 1990. Read more
At the 1992 Royal Rumble, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair won the vacant WWF World Championship after entering third in the Royal Rumble match to win his first WWF World Championship. Flair had made his debut in the fall of 1991 claiming to be the “Real World Champion” since he had left World Championship Wrestling as their heavyweight champion. Now, he was the top guy in the WWF. Read more
Ted DiBiase sits down for a Q&A regarding his association with the New World Order. Hulk Hogan could buy WCW? The Undertaker may have lost Paul Bearer, but could that have been a good thing for his career? New Jack heads to ICW to battle Bruiser Bedlam, but what is more extreme, ECW or ICW? Also, Owen Hart and British Bulldog nearly had their team ruined, but battling in a singles match actually brought them closer. All this and much more inside the magazine! Read more
On February 7th, 1992 the World Wrestling Federation held a live event in Denver, Colorado. It’s notable for being the show where there was a tag team championship change and was the beginning of a major angle for WrestleMania VIII. On the same day, the WWF also held a show in Newfoundland. So, this is a special installment as we’ll figure out which show we’d rather go to! Read more
In this magazine, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer sit down for an interview regarding Giant Gonzalez. Jim Ross has his career highlighted prior to joining the WWF. Tatanka looks to figure out a way to get the better of Bam-Bam Bigelow. Money Inc. may have been uncovered as being crooks! Lex Luger has a deadly forearm and Bret Hart may be next to feel it. Speaking of Bret Hart, what if he wrestled Hulk Hogan, how would that play out? All this and much more is written about! Read more
Bruce Prichard sits down for an interview in the Crossfire section. Nikita Koloff talks about his return to WCW. Jimmy Hart has spent some money to protect Money Inc. Sting is out for revenge on Rick Rude. Cactus Jack and Abdullah have a bizarre partnership. All this and much more in this magazine! Read more