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JHCA13
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Am I the only one who notices a pattern here?


WWF
01/23/84 Hulk Hogan Wins WWF Title from Iron Sheik

02/05/88 Andre The Giant Wins WWF Title from Hulk Hogan
-Controversial Ending Resulting In Title Being Vacated

03/27/88 Randy Savage Wins WWF Title in A tournament

WCW
07/17/94 Hulk Hogan Wins WCW Title from Ric Flair

10/29/95 The Giant Wins WCW Title from Hulk Hogan
-Controversial Ending Resulting In Title Being Vacated

11/26/95 Randy Savage Wins World War III To Win WCW Title

Well the "pattern" ends there. I only noticed one other pattern between the 2 Titles...

Triple H, The WWF's Rising Star, Loses the belt to Vince McMahon, The Owner of the Company, who vacates it the 6 days later, but only 3 days on TV. Triple H has to then regain the title in a match not including the last man to hold the belt.

Booker T, The WCW's Rising Star, Loses the belt to Vince
Russo, The Guy in Charge of the Company, who vacates it 8 days later. Booker T has to then win th title back in a match not including the last man to hold the belt.

I'm not saying that eighter of the Vince's should have kept the titles or been involved in the match to fill the vacancy. That happened alot in the later days of WCW. Well at least McMahon's title win was a little legitimate.
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I think that pattern was purely intentional on WCW's part. When Hogan came to WCW and brought his "best buddy" Randy Savage in with him, he totally wanted to recreate 1988. That scenario with the Giant was basically done to receate the title being vacated (complete with a short Giant title reign, which caused the dispute).

Eventually, they even went so far as to bring Elizabeth in. If Hogan didn't get booed in Charlotte in December '95 so badly, I think the intention was to actually build to a big Hogan vs Savage match where Hogan would win his 2nd WCW Title. However, things didn't go as planned. Especially after Hall & Nash came in.
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Yeah, I saw that World War III match in which Savage won the belt. If you'll remember, Hulk Hogan was never actually eliminated, but The Giant pulled him out of the ring (under the bottom rope) when the referee's back was turned. Randy Savage eliminated One Man Gang in the meantime, and the referee, seeing Hogan on the floor, awarded the match to Savage.

Hogan was a real bitch about the whole thing. “THAT'S MY BELT! I DESERVE A SHOT AT IT!” Especially considering the fact that Savage was supposedly Hogan's best friend, Hogan was being an extremely poor sport.

But they didn't turn Hogan until nine months later. Might have been a good idea to do it shortly after World War 3, but WCW's booking was pretty gutless at the time.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    br>Hogan was a real bitch about the whole thing. “THAT'S MY BELT! I DESERVE A SHOT AT IT!” Especially considering the fact that Savage was supposedly Hogan's best friend, Hogan was being an extremely poor sport.

    But they didn't turn Hogan until nine months later. Might have been a good idea to do it shortly after World War 3, but WCW's booking was pretty gutless at the time.



Or you could say it was one of the reasons why Hogan turned heel later. That sounds alot better.
Even though it wasn't ofcourse as 9 months before the nWO angle they had no clue they would land Hall & Nash and start this thing.



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Let's face it - he would not have a job with the fed if it wasn't for his ability to take an ass-kicking. I wouldn't say his innovative offence would be enough to make him an asset to a wrestling company.
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