Sunday, 14 December 2014

WWF Championship History 1990 - 1991 - As told by Hasbro Wrestling Figures

WWF / WWE - Hasbro wrestling figures
Time for something a little different today, dear readers: I'm getting rid of my old WWF Hasbro Action figures. 

Though before they finally leave my life once and for all, I thought it might be fun to go back and recreate some classic moments, matches and more from years gone by.

Today, here's how I imagine the promo pics  for the three big WWF Championship matches of 1990 - 1991 might look if they done with dusty old wrestling figures that had been in my loft for ten years.

Wrestlemania 6
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior 

WWF / WWE - Hasbro Wrestling Figures - 1990-1991: Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior


In a epic battle of the immortals, WWF Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship at Wrestlemania 6. Following a classic back and forth struggle, The Warrior prevailed, only for Hogan to steal his thunder in the post-show celebrations.

To relieve the action, here's my WWF Wrestlemania 6 review, and just for the sake of completion, here's Hogan and Warrior with their stunt doubles:

WWF / WWE - Hasbro Wrestling Figures - 1990-1991: Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior - two versions

WWF Royal Rumble 1991
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter 

WWF / WWE - Hasbro Wrestling Figures - 1990-1991: Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter - Royal Rumble 1991

Warrior held on to the title for the remainder of 1990, but by early 1991, his run as the WWF's leading star would come to an end at the hands of Sgt. Slaughter. Slaughter was riding a wave of momentum and attracting heat like no other heel at the time thanks to his Iraqi sympathizer gimmick, and was the perfect choice to dethrone the Warrior at the 1991 Royal Rumble

The only real difference between the real thing and this picture? Slaughter's vest was in better condition at the Rumble. 

Wrestlemania 7
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan

WWF / WWE - Hasbro Wrestling Figures - 1990-1991: Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter - Wrestlemania 7
A year after he dropped the title to Warrior, Hogan finally reclaimed his title by taking on Slaughter at the Stars & Stripes spectacular that was Wrestlemania 7. Hogan would hold the WWF Championship throughout the spring, summer and early Autumn before finally dropping it to The Undertaker. Sadly however, my Dead Man hasbro figure -complete with BRIGHT ginger hair- was lost somewhere in transit, so that's where today's story ends. 

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