Mr. Perfect What If... Dec 29, 2006 9:12:54 GMT -5
Post by Johnny Danger (Godz) on Dec 29, 2006 9:12:54 GMT -5
They were considering putting the belt on Hennig? Good grief.
I know people here overrate dead wrestlers and/or wrestlers with "talent", but give me a break. Hennig was in a mini-feud with Hogan in late-1989, and that was a springboard for Hennig to go into a long IC title run in 1990. That's it. Warrior was the merchandise machine at the time and they were grooming him to be the next big top face, as he main evented with Andre around the country as well as getting the last match at Survivor Series 1989 (usually reserved for Hogan at that time). That was the plan all along, as the WWE and Warrior himself have confirmed.
It was a good feud to get Hennig some main event exposure, and it certainly helped him get over as a heel, but don't rewrite history. The last heel to be World Champion (after the Hulkamania period began) before Slaughter in 1991 was Andre in the ref screwjob (which lasted, what, 1 day?) and Savage for 2 months heading into WM V when he turned at the end of his run. If you think they were going to push Hennig into that spot, you're out of your mind. They didn't even make him a main eventer when everyone and their mother left the company in late-1992/1993.
Hennig was great, but let's be realistic here.
Yeah I think you're missing the point. Hennig was with the organization throughout a transisition period in the WWF. However, the transistion was far from successful. The mid 90's was a disaster for the WWF as a whole and perhaps if Hennig would have gotten a run with the belt it might have helped out the company. After all, if Mcmahon would have put the belt on Hennig instead of Nash, things would have gotten worse? I don't know, but I know HBK vs. Perfect at Wrestlemania sounds better on paper right now than the HBK vs. Nash match that is already in the history books.
Agreed, as long as we can still have 2 Dudes With Attitudes, and the Good Friends, Better Enemies matches with HBK and Nash, Diesel's best contributions to the WWE.