Re: Vince really screwed up Dibiase IMO
This is a tough one. I never understood why Dibiase was never champion. After all, he was given Vince's hand picked gimmick that he himself would have used (and in many ways did in the late 90's) had he been a wrestler. I'm not sure I could see them putting a heel over as champion at WM4, but I guess that may be because they never did until WM9 (for about a minute).
I think even had Dibiase been champion going into WM4 the main event wouldn't have been against Savage, it would have to have been against Hogan. This means Hogan would either have to put over Dibase clean (not happening) or have some other kind of finish that would leave the belt on Dibiase so Hogan could film No Holds Barred. In addition, the IC belt was on Honkey Tonk Man at the time, and it is well known that Vince did not like having both belts on heels. This could have been resolved by HTM dropping the belt at WM4, but Beefcake probably wouldn't have been that guy and I'm not sure who that would have been unless they put it back on Savage. But if that were the case, Savage would not have been free to win the world title at Summerslam, or to feud with Dibiase.
That all being said, they could easily have had a singles match main event at Summerslam with Savage dropping the belt. Or even better yet have Savage drop the belt on Saturday Nights Main Event to win it back at Survivor Series (I know there were no singles matces at Survivor Series 88, but that doesn't mean there couldn't have been). To me, a great yearlong feud with Dibase and Savage would have been better than the Summerslam tag match involving Hulk and Andre and the Survivor Series match they had.