Triple H, October 2011:
“When I grew up, I hated Hogan. I thought he was terrible and didn’t like to watch him. I was like Punk in a way. I liked the Steamboats and Flairs and the ones that could go. Would I be right in saying that Hogan was the wrong guy to go with, and they should’ve changed directions and gone with Steamboat because he was the better wrestler? Ludicrous.” - Triple H. October, 2011.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Wembley Summer Slam is here.
Survivor Series -1992 Cleveland
(Dark – Al Snow d. Bob Backlund)
Again, Gorilla and Bobby, assuming Gorilla was physically capable.
1. Beverly Brothers d. Nasty Boys
-Beau! Blake! The Beverly Brothers!
2. Yokozuna (w/Fuji) d. Natural Disasters
- Yoko is the “Death is Coming” and they make the connection btwn his destruction (and this is utter destruction, multiple banzai drops) of the Disasters and the Dead Guy’s debut two years ago (still unbeaten and unchallenged, by the way) We’ll do the same gimmick with Yoko – monster Japanese heel. One notes the parallels between Yoko's debut and Sid's. This seems like the way to handle the Dead Guy.
3. Crush d. Smash
The problem here is that Crush is doing the monster heel thing – but he’ll be overshadowed by Yoko. So, we’ll make this quick, point out that Crush is still unbeaten since going as a single, maybe giggle that he’s still using the old Demolition theme song. Whatever. Demolition explodes here, and Crush has wiped the last remnant out of the WWF.
4. Razor Ramon d. Rick Martel
“Hey, yo. You used to call yourself the Model? I better looking than 10 movie stars, Chico. I will slap the pretty off your face; put your shoulders on the mat; and to-night, when your wo-man goes to sleep, she’ll be dreaming about the Bad Guy, Ra-zor Ra-mon.”
Fallaway slam, Edge, Pinfall. Toothpick.
5. Mr. Perfect d. Boss Man
-Perfect gets the big face pop, it’s his first match in over a year. He goes over, but isn’t the same guy. He noticeably limps away after the match.
6. Tags: Steiners d. Money Inc
It’s the same angle as when the Warriors entered two years ago – monster face team from the NWA comes in and wins the strap in its debut. Steiners aren’t as popular as the Warriors – but were much, much, much better workers. We still get the good Steiners here – and they win in a good one.
(This, I think, is the first error. The Steiners didn't work this show. They make their WWF debuts in December)
7. IC Title: Shawn Michaels d. Randy Savage
And we turn the page. Shawn wins clean, the finish is the elbowdrop – he hits the first – and refuses to make the cover, sneering as he ignores Savage and goes back up to the top…he goes up and hits the second…then covers…but Randy kicks out --- Shawn with the superkick – and the third elbowdrop. And the fall. Shawn's first singles belt.
Shawn taunts the crowd – waving his finger in the air in a gesture that mocks Savage, waving the belt in the air and smirking at the fans…until his music is cut off.
It’s Owen’s first appearance since the table bump at Summer Slam, Owen’s still bandaged up, with a cast on his right arm – he grabs a microphone as he enters the ring…
“Shawn Michaels – for years people have said that HBK and Owen Hart were the future of this business, were the future of the World Wrestling Federation – and even though I hate your guts, I admire you for winning the Intercontinental Title against a legend like Randy Savage….I admire you so much that I’d like to be just like you Shawn Michaels….yeah, I said it, I want to be just like Shawn Michaels…I want to be so much like Shawn Michaels that I want to win the Intercontinental Title myself….
…and I want to win the Intercontinental Title….tonight!”
Owen bashes Michaels over the head with the cast – takes the IC belt and begins whipping Michaels with it -- a referee runs down to the ring – the bell rings…
8. IC Owen Hart d. Shawn Michaels
For the first time in the Counterfactual, the WWF breaks format and adds a match. The announce explains that due to Michaels’s actions at Summer Slam, Owen was awarded an IC title shot at any date of his choosing – he chose tonight – Shawn had no idea and now, after a terrific match with Savage, an historic match where he beat Savage with the elbowdrop – now he’s got to face The Rocket.
It’s another terrific Owen/Shawn match – recall, Shawn beat Owen in Owen’s return after 3 years at the Rumble – Owen beat Shawn at VIII – Shawn sent Owen through the Spanish announce at Summer Slam – and now – in the moment of Shawn’s greatest triumph – Owen takes the strap right away from him. Feud of the Year - 1992.
So, this pushes Owen as he gets strapped with the IC – and it also serves to really push Shawn, as he beats Savage – and wrestles two terrific matches, back to back, before giving out and getting pinned by Owen. Further, if Shawn were to be accumulating some fans, as this is another piece of evidence that the Harts get special treatment, that he's one guy bucking the whole system, that would be okay. Shawn and Razor are going to keep that issue alive every chance they get - play up to any face reaction they might get, in that way that they had. Both guys get the push, the other thing to note is it’s the first PPV ever with nine matches, making it even more clear that these two guys are special.
Owen leaves Cleveland with his first ever WWF belt.
9. WWF Title: Submission Match: Bret Hart d. Ric Flair
This time, Bret wins with the Sharpshooter. Flair submits, Bret stakes his claim as the greatest North American wrestler who ever lived.
It’s another big night for the Hart Family – and just as Bret and Davey Boy hugged in the ring back at Summer Slam ’91 when both men walked out with the singles belts – Owen meets Bret in the ring – the two brothers hug - and then two raise their belts aloft – the Harts – on top of the wrestling world at Survivor Series '92!
Year ends with Starrcade. Mero wins again, going over a returning Shane Douglas. 2 Cold debuts with a win, Sting wins, Foley wins, Austin and Pillman, the Hollywood Blonds, win the tag straps, the US Title, interestingly, is a five star all time match with the Great Muta going over Jushin Liger, and Vader wins the NWA Title “Who’s the Man?” taking from Steamboat.
Starrcade – 1992 Atlanta
NWA Title: Vader d. Steamboat
US Title: Great Muta d. Jushin Liger
Tags: Austin/Pillman d. Dustin/Windham
Cactus Jack d. Steve Williams
Sting d. Masa Chono
2 Cold Scorpio d. Kensuke Sasaki
Marc Mero d. Shane Douglas
Simmons/Armstrong d. Van Hammer/Dan Spivey
In January, on the road to the Rumble…the debut of RAW.
The opening match, the very first RAW match, is Shawn/Owen – nontitle. Shawn goes over, cheating to win, low blow, feet on the ropes, that kinda thing. They sell that they are now 2-2..and match number five will be for the IC at the Rumble – in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match. Owen and Shawn fight after the bell – they fight in the back – and are kicked out of the building.
We meet Carlos Colon – the most important Puerto Rican wrestler ever – he gets a squash over young Al Snow (Al! On the first RAW! From Lima and everything!) Colon then does an anti-WWF rant – saying American wrestlers are soft – he’s the only true wrestling legend – and he challenges anyone to meet him at the Rumble.
Lights. Bong. Bong. Bong. Lights on. Colon’s freaked out. Face pop for the dead guy music as they work that face turn.
Hennig promo. He calls out Flair and Bobby – says he wants them to come to the ring. Perfect says that he’d love to stand out here and say he was the Perfect wrestler, say he was the greatest WWF champion of all time – but right now, on the first episode of Monday Night RAW – what he feels is broken down.
Perfect says he gave his body to the fans, to the WWF, and he’s not sure how much he has left…but whatever he has left, he’s going to throw at Ric Flair at the Royal Rumble, in the dream match between the men with the longest WWF and NWA title runs in the PPV era.
Flair says nope. Hennig’s a cripple and he’s Ric Flair. Ric Flair doesn’t have to prove he can beat Curt Hennig. Ric Flair would rather take the night off, go out with the ladies, maybe have dirty sex with the mother of the fat boy on the front row who is heckling him. He’s Ric Flair, after all.
Bobby whispers to Flair – Flair says, well, maybe there is something – they’ll meet at the Rumble if Hennig raises the stakes --- Loser Leaves Town. There’s nothing Flair would like better than to end the career of Mr. Perfect.
Hennig says okay, one one condition – when he beats Flair – Bobby leaves too.
So, that’s the Rumble match – loser leaves town, Flair/Hennig, with Bobby’s career also on the line.
Bam Bam Bigelow returns as a face and goes over Crush.
The Steiners keep in the return against Money Inc.
Savage promo. He says he’s been “thinking, yeah, thinking” and maybe it’s time, yeah, to go home to his family…
(Sure, it’s similar to Hennig’s – probably we’d separate them into, you know, different episodes of RAW –we’ve got two to work with before the Rumble)
Razor music. Razor.
“Hey, yo. Ma-cho mang. You quitting, Ma-cho Mang? You going home to your wife? You too late, Ma-cho Mang. Don’t lie, mang. Don’t lie. This is 1993. This is Mon-day Night RAW. And the pe-ople know that Miss E-li-z-abeth…she gone, mang. She_ walked out_ on you.”
Which is true of course, Razor’s shooting, baby. It’s a new generation thing.
“What the pe-ople don’t know, is that she_left you_for me.”
“And Mang, you_ don’t want_ her back now. ‘Cause The Bad Guy_wore_her_out. Once_she was on_her knees…”
And Savage snaps, you know, ‘cause he’s Savage – and we need the officials in the back to keep him back as Razor laughs back up the aisle.
The main event of the first ever RAW is Yoko/Bret for the strap – Yoko gets DQ’d intentionally – they just do a couple of lockups – with Yoko easily tossing Bret away – to get the point over that Yoko’s a monster – then Fuji hits Bret over the head with the Japanese flag….Yoko does two Banzai Drops…and Tenryu enters! Tenryu, who the people will remember from Bret defeating him at VII, now does the full heel thing – coming in on the side of Yoko and Fuji and putting it to Bret.
It’s Tenryu/Bret for the strap at the Rumble…
But right now – they’re squashing Bret – Owen’s been kicked out of the building – Savage was taken away – what will happen…
Lights. Bong. Bong. Lights on…Undertaker stands in the middle of the ring – he clotheslines Tenryu and Fuji over – he and Yoko do a nose to nose…Yoko then bails out…and the Undertaker – still unbeaten almost 2 1/2 years into his WWF career – has made the full face turn as he and Bret shake hands.
Rumble '93 is coming from Sacramento - and it's enormous. Bret defends against Tenryu, the Owen/Shawn feud continues with a 30 Minute Iron Man for the IC, the Beverly Brothers parlay their opening tag wins into a title shot against the Steiners. 2 big singles - how big - how about Perfect against Flair, Loser Leaves Town and Savage v. Razor? Toss in the Undertaker, the return of Bam Bam Bigelow - and hey, Marty Jannetty's back! Great googly moogly - call your local cable thing for Royal Rumble '93!
VIII is here.
Summerslam – 1992 London
Vince, at this point, takes the announce, Gorilla does only the Coliseum home video issues. I don’t know why, if it’s Gorilla can’t do live (he comes back when JR gets sick, so that seems less likely) or if Vince just wants to pull the plug.
If it’s the former, I still have Gene, and he’s the choice over Vince. If it’s the latter, and my working assumption is that it is, Gorilla is in the seat one more year. That's what we'll go with. This is Gorilla's 20th PPV.
(Dark – Razor Ramon d. Max Moon)
Show opens with Bret accepting the Triple Crown Trophy – what we’re gonna do is carve his name on a trophy (under Pedro’s, ‘cause he did it first) for guys who won all three belts. The guy who has the trophy keeps it until the next guy wins the Triple Crown. I really need Pedro there to present it to him. ‘Cause the previous winner will always present to the next winner. It’s going to be rare – the Triple Crown – more than just a title – immortality. It's beyond program, outside of storyline, it's the coveted Triple Crown.
Big pop for Bret….enter Davey Boy….bigger pop. London, you know.
Davey Boy congratulates Bret, says it’s a huge accomplishment, first Triple Crown winner in the modern era – says England is proud of him, proud of Stampede wrestling and the entire Hart Family. Davey Boy says one day he’d like to match that feat, since all he needs is the IC title to do so – but tonight he’s about to become the 2 time WWF Champion.
Bret and DBS do the nose to nose…enter Flair.
Flair says if he knew they were passing out trophies, he would have asked for one when he was NWA Champion 4 years straight – or when he kicked Davey Boy’s (insert British slur here) ass for the WWF title twice in a row.
Bret does the – well, you might have kicked his ass – but you never kicked mine –
Davey Boy does the – hey, he never kicked it – you sure never kicked it – but the guy doing the kicking tonight…
They go nose to nose again…Flair laughs, says he doesn’t care who kicks who tonight – because he’s just been named the number one contender – and he’ll meet tonight’s winner for the WWF Title at Survivor Series.
1. Beverly Brothers d. Nasty Boys
2. Demolition Crush d. Kamala
-Crush doesn’t go Hawaiian, he stays Demolition Crush, with the spikes and the hood and the music…granted, the music only refers to Ax and Smash, so it’s a bad choice for his singles run. But it's fun anyway. In the fall, Crush mows through all opponents - he promos, challenging the locker room to come out and try to stop him...who will enter will be Demolition Smash (no Repo Man gimmick, no) and that feud culminates at Survivor Series.
3. Ultimate Warrior (w/Boss Man) d. Bezerker
-“You say Huss! Huss! – but what will you say when the Hebrew Man takes your job? What will you say to the man with horns when he repossesses your home and takes your guns and turns you into a fairy just like all of these people in England…England used to be a Giant Empire – the sand monkeys and the beaneaters used to tremble at the sight of the Union jack - but now they lose a war to Argentina and they just sit in the corner waiting for the American White Man to give them their orders….”
4. Demolition Smash d. Tito Santana
Arriba! Or not.
5. Shawn Michaels d. Rick Martel
Shawn is a surprise opponent, Martel's introduced, then Shawn - recall, Michaels said he wasn't going to England and that got him out of the Owen match. But here Shawn is, putting one over on everybody. Good match as all that’s left for the face Martel is a couple more jobs against the next wave of guys. Michaels does vile things to the Union Jack before the match. Superkick, pinfall.
6. Tags: Money Inc. d. Road Warriors
Money, Money, Money, Money, Money. Decisive. DiBiase and Rotundo win again, again surprising the people - this is a clean and final win. Ted stuffs a hundred pound note into Hawk’s mouth.
7. IC: Randy Savage d. Jacques Rougeau
Clean. Elbowdrop. Jacques did the French Canadian thing to rile up the crowd. End of his singles push.
8. WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Davey Boy Smith
An all timer, as it was when they actually did it. Owen comes out before the match to join Bobby and Gorilla on the announce for this one – there’s a spot where Bret’s got a sharpshooter locked on – DBS trying not to submit – when Michaels attacks Owen from behind – hitting him with a chair – Michaels drags Owen across the Spanish announce table…
Yeah, we’re giving Michaels the first table spot.
Michaels climbs to the top buckle – the drama is that Bret is watching the entire thing, he has the sharpshooter on DBS – and will he release the sharpshooter to save his little brother…
He doesn’t. Michaels hits the elbowdrop from the top rope sending Owen through the table, a spot not seen before – the crowd goes bonkers – Owen disappears in the rubble - Michaels gets up bleeding…big, big spot.
DBS stays in the sharpshooter forever – earning the “he won’t submit” points – eventually does.
DBS can't stand but tries to crawl to get to Owen – Bret waits a moment to get his hand raised – before trying himself, it's the first table bump in the WWF, ECW is still a couple years away, so it's designed to be shocking - and the place is tumultuous as Owen is lost in the table shards.
A bloody Michaels, celebrating and tauting the fans from the aisle is attacked by Savage, doing the friend of the Harts thing…Savage and Michaels brawling in the aisle
Bret is stopped from getting to his brother by Flair – Flair pummels Bret – save by Hennig. It’s Hennig’s first action in a wrestling ring since losing the title to DBS at SSlam ’91 – Bobby and White Power, the Warrior and Boss Man, run down to the ring – White Power pulling Flair out for the save
Bret, Davey Boy, Hennig, carry Owen back up the aisle as the show ends.
Survivor Series will return to Cleveland for Survivor Series '92.
On the road to SSeries, which includes the last ever episode of Prime Time:
- In a move reminiscent of two years ago, the “Death is Coming” Thanksgiving Night shots on the video screen begin again in arenas – but this time they include a rising sun.
-Razor is everywhere. Everywhere. It's the same Razor schtick, but he adds Hart Foundation digs whenever he can, talks about the Double U, Double U F no longer being about Bret and Ba-by Rock-et...but about the New Blood...about the Bad Guy.
-Hennig attacks the Warrior ferociously, ending his brief return – there’s a save and a beatdown by the Boss Man – as it’s the Boss Man who will be Hennig’s first opponent in his return to the ring – after the Boss Man beatdown of Hennig, Razor enters, just to add some insult – gives Hennig a Razor’s Edge (good god, his back! His back! His back!” and then tosses the toothpick in his face. 'Cause of the AWA thing, after all.
-It’s Shawn/Savage time for the IC. Shawn cuts a, this is the biggest match of my life, because I’m fighting a guy who "used" to be Randy Savage promo. It’s a real generational thing – Shawn says he remembers when Savage was a real man, slapping his bitch around and not listening to the fans. Shawn says that’s why he does the elbowdrop – because he looked up to Savage – but that was 6 years ago – and now at Survivor Series he’s going to prove that he’s the showstopper. Savage and Shawn brawl – Savage is attacked from behind by Razor – superkick, Razor’s Edge. Razor's everywhere.
Razor and Shawn make what will come to be recognized, although isn't yet, as the sign of the Clique as they depart.
-We begin seeing footage of the Steiner Brothers, who will be making their debut at SSeries for the tag titles – we do interviews with other tag teams, both in and out of the WWF, whomever they can get, to say the Steiners are the best tag team of all time.
-And there's Bret/Flair stuff. Not just for the title – but now, with Bret winning the Triple Crown and Flair still being Flair – the talk begins that this match at SSeries might decide who is the best wrestler of all time. And what the hell - they make it a submission match. In the last Prime Time ever, the week before SSeries, Flair beats Davey Boy again with the figure four – after Bret and Bobby were barred from ringside. Flair refused to release the hold after the decision – officials unable to pull him off as DB screams that his leg is broken – Hennig runs in for the save, running off Flair. DB is stretchered out – and that ends this WWF run for him.
There's a lot going at Survivor Series '92. The Bret/Flair submission match. Randy Savage defending against Shawn Michaels. The debut of the Steiner Brothers, taking on Money Inc for the gold. The return to the ring of Mr. Perfect. The PPV debut of Razor Ramon. Crush meets Smash as Demolition explodes. The debut of the mystery "Death Comes to the WWF" wrestler -- oh my, oh my, oh my....you have gotsta call your cable company for this one! Survivor Series '92!
The Rumble is here.
Wrestlemania VIII – Indianapolis
(Dark – Davey Boy/Anvil d. Demolition)
1. Beverly Brothers d. Sarge/Boss Man
-Warrior returns! He runs in after the fall on Sarge – and punks Sarge out – he and the Boss Man are the reconstituted weirdest jobber tag team ever – White Power!
2. Hulk Hogan d. Jake Roberts
-You know, legend’s match. It’s short. It's Hogan's fourth - Andre got the first four, Hogan the next.
3. The Mountie Jacques Rougeau d. Tatanka
-Young Tatanka makes his debut and puts the Mountie, the new "harder edged" Mountie over. Tatanka's gotta bleed as they sell Rougeau's momentum.
4. Undertaker d. Sid (Special guest referee - Lex Luger)
-Chokeslam. Tombstone. Bodybag. No face turn, ‘cause Sid was the face, but I’m thinking the Dead Guy starts to get cheered at this point. Some people will enjoy the big on big, and if it's kept short, it's fine. Taker and Lex get chesty with each other pre and postmatch.
5. Owen Hart d. Shawn Michaels
Again, the best match on the show. Owen gets his first PPV win. Shawn and Owen – ‘member, they broke in together working dark at the first ever Summer Slam in ’88 – 4 years later, you have to give Shawn more credit – as he had the tag run and has been working constantly while Owen was gone with the ankle – but in terms of talent and potential Vince is positioning them as exactly the same guy. One with the white hat, one with the black – future of the business, right here. Crowd eats it up. Owen with the enziguri.
6. Tags: Money Inc. d. Strike Force
We really get behind Tito and Martel – it’s a great story, they finally reunite all these years later, they go over the Warriors on the last Main Event – but they can’t get past the champs. Money, Money, Money, Money, Money. Road Warriors roar down the aisle in the motorcycles postmatch, they Doomsday Device Money Inc --- and then they Doomsday Device Strike Force. The Road Warriors no longer give a fuck, and they leave to the loud mixed reaction.
7. IC: Streetfight: Randy Savage d. Roddy Piper
Randy one more time. They let them roam the arena and brawl, on the floor, up the aisle, to the back, they brawl in the parking lot and get some car action. Blood and Broken things. Randy loves him some fork. Fork! Fork! Fork! Elbowdrop. Pinfall. We say goodbye to Piper again.
8. WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Ric Flair (w/Hennig)
8 years later, Bret Hart is your WWF Champion. This makes him the first ever winner of all three belts: World, IC, Tags in the modern era, and the announce, even Bobby will put over the Triple Crown post-match. Bret overcomes the attempted interference from Hennig. Flair attempts to attack after the match – he’s stopped by Hennig.
Hennig pushes Flair away, a “he beat you fair and square – leave him alone” kind of a thing. Bobby, down from the announce, gets in between them – they have words – Flair demurs, saying it’s fine, telling Hennig to go get his robe and they’ll get the car…and that’s enough for Curt, he tears Flair’s robe up – throwing pieces of it to the crowd – he takes off his sportscoat and throws it at Heenan – and Hennig storms out with his face turn.
Whole Hart family now fills up the ring. Owen, Davey Boy, Anvil, Stu, Helen, the brothers and sisters and the kids the whole lot of them hit the ring, lifting Bret high in the air – WM VIII ends with the huge celebration – Bret Hart is the WWF Champion!
Two months later is the NWA show (it’s WCW at this point, for a couple of years, but, as earlier noted, the strong degree to which WWF values tradition prompted Ted Turner to maintain the NWA leagacy) Vader gets a huge push with two wins, one of them a handicap win over a tag team, and the other a big on big against Hashimoto. Dr. Death returns and beats Sting – in a postmatch, Foley turns face with a save. Bang, Bang! Austin wins, Dustin and Windham keep…
Windham and Rotundo…forever.
Rude drops the US to Jushin Liger, and Pillman can’t keep the two World belts in the Stampede Family, dropping to Steamboat – who joins Flair and Rogers in the small group that held the WWF and NWA World Title. Pillman turns heel after the match, he and Austin joining together to stomp Steamboat out viciously, just battering him down with chairshot upon chairshot to the point where the locker room erupts – Arn, Rude, Foley, Sting – faces and heels alike – all jumping in to save the Dragon – Pillman and Austin bail out and celebrate in the aisle and the Blonds are born.
Great American Bash – 1992 Albany, GA
NWA Title: Ricky Steamboat d. Brian Pillman
US Title: Jushin Liger d. Rick Rude
Tags: Dustin/Windham d. Freebirds
Vader d. Hashimoto
Steve Austin d. Hase
Steve Williams d. Sting
Terry Gordy d. Mark Bagwell
Vader d. Invader/Koloff
Summerslam is next – and it’s the one in London.
On Prime Time Wrestling, we have a Hennig/Flair/Bobby confrontation – Hennig and Flair telling Bobby he’s got to choose – a choice interrupted by the new White Power, who run in and whack Hennig out, clearly they were hired by Bobby, making his choice obvious. Jacques Rougeau demands a singles title shot – he says he’s rather have it in France than in a vulgar country like England – but he says he’s earned it – so they set up Savage/Jacques. The Warriors continue destroying faces and heels and get their rematch from Survivor Series and will take on Money Inc, a new monster heel Demolition Crush – starts his singles run. And the Razor Ramon vignettes begin.
Take…..a look….at me.
It looks like an Owen/Michaels rubber match - as the Harts continue to leave big footprints on the company, but Shawn, the week before the show, refuses to face Owen - he says he's being set up to lose, that it's a Hart love fest and he doesn't even speak the language in England and they'll use their backstage stroke to screw him - they're gonna screw the Heart Break Kid in England!
So, he's not going - and that means that damn Owen Hart doesn't get to wrestle at Summer Slam.
That Shawn. He burns me up.
But the big story is London, so that means we’re gonna do the Bret/Davey Boy thing. ‘Cept, here it’s for the WWF Title and not the IC – and here we have, obviously, a significantly richer back story between the two men. They were the Hart Foundation, longtime tag champs, DBS turned, attacked Owen, but couldn't take the IC from Bret. Upon Davey's return, he was a changed man, but everyone but Bret accepted it. It took Davey's winning the WWF Title, leaping over Bret, for the Hit Man to swallow his pride and recognize the Bulldog's greatness. But now - now Bret Hart is the man, WWF Champion, and, more importantly, Triple Crown Winner.
With Summer Slam in London - Bret agrees to give DBS a title shot - and we're off. It’s a family divided – we do the whole “History of the Hart Foundation” thing – and they sell Davey Boy as being England’s greatest hero, and this is the first ever PPV outside North America, so it has an historical import just on this – you get the idea.
It's Summer Slam '92 from Wembley - Bret defends against Davey Boy, Savage defends against Jacques, its Money Inc against the Road Warriors. It's Summer Slam '92! Call your cable company!