-Hulk HOgan vs Ric Flair was supposed to main event Wrestlemania 8, but the summer the year before it wasnt drawing well in the house show market. So wwf went with the double main event. Sid/Hogan as the "attraction match" and Flair/Savage as the "wrestling match". Funny how wcw went on to make it a successful even in 1994.
I was at that Wrestlemania.....long live Papa Shango!!!!!
Speaking of Papa Shango? Interesting facts....
His first gimmick was in Memphis as The Soultaker. He was one of many young talents Lawler made into "monster heels" and put over for his various titles.....which included,
-Kimala who was discovered in Memphis and was a truck driver
-Psycho Sid who wrestled as Lord Humongous and debuted winning the title over Lawler
-Tiger Conway Jr. who wrestled in Memphis as Bota the Witchdocter
-Ion Croitoru who would wrestle as Taras Bulba in Memphis, but Brusier Bedlam in Smokey Mountain, and infamous jobber Johnny K-9 in the WWF.
-The Barbarian, then known as King Konga
-The One Man Gang later to be world famous as the One Man Gang
of course there were many others.