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The Hart Foundation History of Promos 1985-1991 (Videos)

One of the most unique combinations of tag team wrestling styles were represented in the form of the Hart Foundation. Formed in 1985, in the World Wrestling Federation, the Foundation started out as one of the most villainous tag teams on television. Ranked by many as one of the "Top 10" tag teams of all-time, the Hart Foundation were two-time World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions.

Jimmy Hart's Hart Foundation talk about the "end of the" Killer Bees in 1985

"What...is a Female Dog?" Interview in 1986 with The Hart Foundation

"Brutal in Pink" The Hart Foundation with Mean Gene Okerlund in 1987

"25 percent...25 percent!" 1988 Promo by The Hart Foundation

"If you can bottle and contain it..." The Hart Foundation 1989 Promo

1990 Promo stating that the "The Pink and Black Attack is Back!"

1991 Interview speaking about The Nasty Boys. "We think you're scum!"

Hulk Hogan 2017 Interview (Videos)

Hulk Hogan 

Perhaps the most recognized and most popular wrestler of the 1980s, Hulk Hogan (born Terry Bollea) has been in the public spotlight for nearly 40 years. Beginning his wrestling career in the summer of 1977, Hogan became international known by 1985 as a champion in the World Wrestling Federation.

Below is a nine minute excerpt of a 2017 interview with Hulk Hogan, as he reflects on his 40 year involvement with professional wrestling and his recent controversy leading to his firing from WWE. 







Ric Flair featured on ESPN's 30 for 30 Documentary Television Series (Video)

Adopted as an infant, Ric Flair became one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. For many years, his wrestling persona was larger than life.

Flair had a natural ability in the wrestling ring and on the microphone. He truly is an entertainer and had an amazing professional wrestling career. In addition, it can be said that Ric Flair lived his wrestling gimmick, which also blurred the lines of entertainment and reality. He became "The Limosene Ridin’, Jet Flyin’, KISS stealin’ WHEELIN’ 'N DEALIN’, SON OF A GUN!!!!!"

Flair is officially recognized as a 16-time world champion (eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time World Wrestling Federation Champion).

Entitled 30 for 30: "Nature Boy," this documentary directed by Rory Karpf examines the exciting and sometimes tragic life and career of professional wrestling legend Ric Flair. It first aired on ESPN on November 7, 2017.







Hulk Hogan in Japan on May 3, 1993 with the World Wrestling Federation Belt (Rare Video)


Less than one month after winning the World Wrestling Federation Championship at Wrestlemania IX, Hulk Hogan took the title to Japan and wrestled an excellent match against Keiji Mutoh for the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion. 



 

Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon at WrestleMania IX on April 4, 1993 (Rare Video)

After Bret Hart lost the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship Belt to Yokozuna in the main event of Westlemania IX, Hulk Hogan appeared at ring side to assist Hart. In an "unscheduled" match, Hulk Hogan accepted Yokozuna's impromptu challenge and faced off against him in what turned out to be a 22 second match where Hogan won the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship.

Below is a rare video of the owner of the World Wrestling Federation, Vince McMahon embracing Hulk Hogan after Wrestlemania IX went off the air on Sunday, April 4, 1993.


Wrestlemania IX Statistics
Date: Sunday, April 4, 1993
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Caesars Palace
Estimated pay-per-view buys: 430,000 households

Tito Santana defeated Papa Shango (Dark Match) in 8 minutes
Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels by countout in 18 minutes
The Steiner Brothers defeated The Headshrinkers in 14 minutes
Doink the Clown defeated Crush in 8 minutes
Razar Ramon defeated Bob Backlund in less than 4 minutes
Money Inc. defeated The Mega-Maniacs by DQ in less than 19 minutes
Lex Luger defeated Mr. Perfect in 11 minutes
The Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzalez by DQ in 7 minutes
Yokozuna (with Mr. Fuji) defeated Bret Hart in 9 minutes
Hulk Hogan defeated Yokozuna (with Mr. Fuji) in 22 seconds

Bobby Heenan dies at age 73

One of the most celebrated and talented contributors to the world of professional wrestling, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan passed away on September 17, 2017 at his home in Largo, Florida.

Beginning his professional wrestling career in the mid-1960s, and making his last televised pro wrestling appearance in late 2006, Bobby's 40 year involvement with the industry greatly impacted the "golden age of wrestling."

Known to be one of the best wrestling managers, Bobby was honored by the editors of Pro Wrestling Illustrated with the Manager of the Year Award in 1972, 1976, 1989, and 1991. His time managing Nick Bonkwinkel, Andre the Giant, Mr. Perfect, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, and Ric Flair are all highlights of his career.

The self-proclaimed "broadcast journalist" provided often biased and hilarious commentary. From 1993 to 2000, Bobby was a color commentary for three of the most popular professional wrestling television programs of all time: WWF's Monday Night Raw (1993), WCW Saturday Night (1994), and WCW Nitro (1995-2000). For his significant on-air impact, Bobby was honored by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter as the best color commentator for three years in a row (1992, 1993, 1994). One of his best performances can be heard, alongside Gorilla Monsoon, watching the 1992 Royal Rumble.

Rest in Peace, "The Brain"

The "Mount Rushmore" of Professional Wrestling: JCP, WCW, WWF, NWO, ECW, WWE, Lucha Libre

Artwork by Michael Calero - michaelcalero.com

Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Dusty Rhodes, Sting
JCP/Early WCW (1984-1991)
Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage
World Wrestling Federation era (1984-1992)

The Undertaker, Razor Ramon, Shawn Michales, Bret Hart
WWF "New Generation" era (1993-1997)

Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Mick Foley, The Rock
WWF: The Attitude Era (1997-2001)

Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page, Booker T, Sting
World Championship Wrestling (1997-2001)

Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Syxx, Hollywood Hulk Hogan
New World Order: nWo (1996-1999)

Tommy Dreamer, Taz, Rob Van Dam, Sabu
ECW (1993-2001)

John Cena, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar
World Wrestling Entertainment (2002-2016)
El Santo, Demonio Azul, Mil Macara, Rey Mysterio Jr.
Luchadores (1952-2016)

Bret "Hitman" Hart as the WWF Intercontinental Champion (History)

Bret Hart in 1991

Bret "Hitman" Hart should be noted as one of the best World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Champions in professional wrestling history. Bret was a two time Intercontinental Champion during a very unique period in the World Wrestling Federation, 1991 and 1992. 

In the summer of 1988, Bret received his first shot at the Intercontinental Championship when facing the then champion The Honky Tonk Man. The match can be seen on the WWE Network on the July 18, 1988 edition of PRIMETIME WRESTLING.

Bret would find himself in other Intercontinental Championship matches throughout 1989 facing opponents Ravishing Rick Rude and Mr. Perfect. Bret would later reunite with Jim Neidhart to reform The Hart Foundation and hold the WWF World Tag Team Championship from August 1990 to March 1991.

After leaving the WWF Tag Team ranks in 1991, Bret scored some count out victories over Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect in April 1991, that led to Bret's win of the title at SummerSlam in New York City on August 26. This Intercontinental Championship match is regarded as one of the best and is must viewing for all pro wrestling fans.

During Bret's 144 day reign as Intercontinental Champion in 1991, he defended his title over 70 times against opponents such as "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, and Hercules. Bret defended his title the most against The Warlord (25 matches) and The Mountie (28 matches). Bret eventually lost the title to The Mountie on January 17, 1992. After the title loss, Bret spent the next few months winning matches against Enhancement Talent (B.A. Dalton, Ed Robinson, Jimmy James, and Dusty Dale Wolf).

On April 5, 1992, in what many consider "Rowdy" Roddy Piper's best match, Bret won the Intercontinental Championship Belt for the second time at WrestleMania VIII. Like many Bret Hart matches, this title match is one of the best Intercontinental Championship matches in pro wrestling history. 

Piper and Hart at WrestleMania VIII in 1992

In Bret's second title reign as WWF Intercontinental Champion, he began a feud with one of the most talented professional wrestlers of all time, Shawn Michaels. Bret faced Shawn in 50 matches where the title was up for grabs. In one such match, Bret and Shawn participated in the first televised Ladder Matches in July 1992. The match can be seen below or in HD quality on the WWE Network under the Collections section: Ladder Match.


In 1992, Bret held the title for a total of 146 days facing numerous opponents such as Rick Martel, Kamala, The British Bulldog, and of course Shawn Michaels. Bret defended the Intercontinental Championship at least 65 times during 1992, finally losing the title to The British Bulldog in London, England on August 29 at the annual SummerSlam event in front of a crowd of 80,355 fan in attendance. The match between Bret and The British Bulldog was the last match of the evening and held added drama by pitting Bret against his English-born brother-in-law.

Promotion Poster for SummerSlam 1992

Although Bret had previously held the WWF Tag Team Championship and would later hold multiple World Titles, his multiple reigns as WWF Intercontinental Championship will always hold up as a highlight in pro wrestling history.


The Progressive Liberal Dan Richards and Mickey Black of Epic Pro Wrestling (Video)

Daniel Richards of AMW
Mickey Black of Epic Pro Wrestling
Independent wrestling organizations are alive and well throughout the world. Often times the characters in these professional wrestling organizations are copies of more successful pro wrestling characters of the past or the present. However, sometimes there are original characters that inspire and create a lasting impression on their audiences. Wrestlers such as Mickey Black from Epic Pro Wrestling and Dan Richards from Appalachian Mountain Wrestling (AMW) are some of the most original and talented wrestlers on the independent wrestling circuit. Both professional wrestlers have wrestled under different names (aka gimmicks), however their current personas have enabled them both to raise to the top of their respective wrestling promotions. Below is a video spotlight of Dan Richards from the CBS Evening News.

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