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Shango v Hogan

OSW claimed the original reason for the Papa Shango run in at WM8 was to setup a Summerslam match... Really???

Did Vince love the character or was it Hogan's idea... Or is it all crap?


​I hadn't specifically heard that one before, but it would make sense.  Shango fit right into the usual Hogan monster heel formula.  ​

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  1. That's a new one for me. It wasn't a big secret Hogan was coming back once the heat died down from the steroid situation, but Papa Shango? Warrior/Shango was bombing houses left and right. If that plan was in the works, Hogan would've vetoed immediately knowing how bad it would make him look if he went in their with a anti-draw like Shango and have weak numbers that would affect his negotiation leverage.

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  2. I don't see how that is possibly true, since Hogan was already leaving, in part because of the steroid trials. Not sure if dangling Papa Shango out there was going to get him to come back.

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  3. I loved Papa Shango.

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  4. I was TERRIFIED of him as a young child.

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  5. Hogan vs. Flair works for SummerSlam '92

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  6. Triple Main of Hulk v. Flair, Savage v. Warrior, and Bret v. Bulldog... Not too shabby.

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  7. Threadjack
    http://www.wwe.com/inside/polls/which-champion-is-your-role-model

    Owens only 2% behind, and WWE.com is super mark heavy

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  8. Yeah, I'm not buying this. If I remember the Observers correctly, and I'm too lazy to go back and check, I think Dave considered it a possibility that Hogan could work SummerSlam until well into the year. But I doubt it'd be against Shango.

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  9. Then why set up Mania 8 as Hogan's "retirement" match? I know retirement stips mean nothing in wrestling, but Hogan legitimately was gone after Mania 8 for 10 months.

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  10. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Well, Owens "never gave up" after all.

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  11. I still thought wrestling was real when he put that curse on Warrior. I was scared shitless and still have a healthy fear of voodoo probably from seeing that gimmick.

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  12. I remember them using Papa Shango to put Bret over as the new WWF champ by the end of the year.

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  13. Stuff like that made me not believe in wrestling at all anymore.

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  14. I would love to see a collection of shoots for WWF 1992. That was the weirdest year yet one of the most important of the modern wrestling era. Flair winning title, Hogan's semi-retirement, the steroid scandal explosion and its effect on Hogan's WWF future, Warrior's flake out, the ascension of Hart/Michaels etc., house show title changes etc.

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  15. I still don't get why Shango ran down at the end of WM8 to begin with. I understand it was simply a vehicle for Warrior to save, but that was the best they could do?

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  16. Chico as El Matador, the WWF Champion would have been like making R-Truth the champion today.

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