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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
In this edition of Inside The Magazine, WWF Magazine from September 1993 is looked at. In the magazine, Shawn Michaels goes on a date with Rhonda Shear. The Steiner Brothers won the tag titles twice in five days against Money Inc. Crush sits down for an interview. Also, the WWF responds to Billy Graham and his claims.. and boy does it get ugly. All that and more! Read more
Inside Wrestling April ’94 focuses on the Computer Challenge Tournament to see just who the best wrestler is. Yokozuna wanting to quit, but isn’t allowed to? Ric Flair talks regaining the WCW World Championship. Sting chats with Ron Simmons to see where his mind is at. Also, what is with Lex Luger not challenging for the WWF World Championship? Read more
Diesel started 1994 as a bodyguard for Shawn Michaels. By the midpoint of the year Diesel was the WWF Intercontinental and WWF World Tag Team Champion with Shawn Michaels. He lost the Intercontinental Championship to Razor Ramon at SummerSlam and he split with Michaels at Survivor Series.
Three days after Survivor Series, Diesel won his first and only WWF World Championship when he pinned Bob Backlund in eight-seconds at Madison Square Garden. Following his win he gave former champion Bret Hart a title shot at the Royal Rumble. Read more
The fourth installment of the PWI 500 saw perhaps the best top ten in terms of star power to date. The likes of Hogan, Flair, Austin, Sting, Vader and others were named to the top ten, but where? For the first time in PWI 500s brief history, a wrestler managed to be number one for two years in a row. Maybe he truly is the best there will be. Read more
1993 marked the third installment of the PWI 500. The previous two years saw Hulk Hogan and Sting win the number one spot respectively. Hogan being a star from the 80s and Sting being a rising star for WCW since the late 80s. 1993 would see a new face of the WWF rise up the ranks to take the number one spot.
The grading period appeared to be from August 1st, 1992 to July 31st, 1993.
To view the complete list of where wrestlers landed, check that out HERE.
Now, here are the notable rankings for the year 1993. Read more
The date is June 30th, 1995. Mabel has just won the KOTR and the WWF is promoting this show around the Diesel/Sid feud that hasn’t really caught on with fans. Quite a few top names or good workers are missing from the show too. Let’s see how this impacts the decision of Bob, Matt and Brandon when it comes to attending the show or not. Read more