Tagged: Batista

Savage began his first WWF Heavyweight Title reign 25 years ago at WrestleMania IV

It was 25 years ago today in 1988 that the WWF Heavyweight Title tournament took place at WrestleMania IV.

The tournament came about after the infamous title switch during which Andre the Giant pinned Hulk Hogan and then attempted to bequeath the belt to the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Then-WWF President Jack Tunney ruled that while Andre had indeed won the title, he could not hand it over to someone else, and thus had vacated the belt. Tunney ordered the champion to be determined at Mania IV.

These days, title tournaments are commonplace, but in 1988 in the WWF, there had not been a championship tourney Continue reading

I cringed to hear who Batista’s favorite WWF wrestler was from the 1980s

I got a chance to listen to a great interview on Wrestling Observer Radio with former WWE star Batista.

One of the funniest moments, to me at least, came when Batista discussed how he fell in love with WWF pro wrestling when he was a young teen in the early 1980s.

“Of course I had the typical favorites: Hogan and Continue reading