5 Times WWE Changed Their WrestleMania World Title Match Plans

Goldberg's proposed Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns wasn't the first to be changed...

4. Hulk Hogan Vs. Ric Flair (WrestleMania 8)

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This one you've surely heard of - the dream match to end all dream matches. The Apter magazines of the eighties often pontificated on what would happen should the WWF's Superman tangle with Jim Crockett's braggadocios playboy to determine the superior wrestler. 

When Flair brought the "real World's title" to the WWF in 1991, we were one step closer to that very dream match. And we got said dream match, just not at WrestleMania. 

There are many different versions of the story (some even saying Flair-Hogan was never planned for Mania 8), but between Hogan's impending exit from the company that spring, and the pair's house show matches not drawing to company expectations, plans changed. Instead, Savage got Flair, and an outbound Hogan faced Sid Justice.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.