Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Wrestling Rumors & Title Runs
Back in 1988 on the same card Andre beat Hogan for the title, Randy Savage was scheduled to defeat Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental title but Honky Tonk Man basically refused to do the job and the finish was instead changed to Savage going over by count out.
On the note of Andre going over Hogan for the title, WWF essentially spoiled Hogan's title loss with ad materials for Wrestlemania IV, with the tagline of "will Hulk Hogan regain his title?" and various radio and newspaper outlets had spread the word that Hogan was going to drop the title.