It Came From YouTube: Zombie and Playboy vs. Crazy guy and Egomaniac- Next, on Saturday Night’s Main Event! (Or not).

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Crapper Drew Bludd (Oh! I get it!) writes:

I don’t know if this is ICFYT worthy or not but I have no memory of this at all!

It’s so strange to see Piper and Hogan side-by-side cutting a promo. I mean, early 1980s WWF and 2000s WCW had so much Hogan vs Piper I forgot that for a spell in the early 1990s they were both faces.

Looks like Vince put them in a tag match together against Flair and Undertaker.

PS: Also, how weird is it seeing Mr Perfect hanging out with Paul Bearer? This video is full of “mind blown.”

It is so weird seeing these particular guys teaming up to cut a promo.

The match never actually happened in this particular configuration, of course, as Piper was put in a match with Da Mountie, and Sid Justice tagged with Hogan to take on Flair and Undertaker.

Hogan never did give Piper that promised WWF World Heavyweight Title shot. I know you’re shocked, aren’t you?

Anyway, thanks for the submission, Mr. Bludd.

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12 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Zombie and Playboy vs. Crazy guy and Egomaniac- Next, on Saturday Night’s Main Event! (Or not)."
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    all but Mooney are in the HOF or deserving to be in the HOF

  2. John says:

    “It’s the first time we team up.” Except for all the times in 1986 when Hogan & Piper would team against a Harley Race, Paul Orndorff or other Heenan family combination.

  3. Matt says:

    Wow. This was around the time I was a HUGE wrestling fan (around the age of 13/14 or so). I was so into wrestling at this time, I thought I knew everything about it, and I don’t ever remember this. I can’t imagine why, with Hogan eventually taking on Sid Justice and NOT Ric Flair at Wrestlemania 8 (that honor would go to Randy Savage). Damn WWE and their revisionist history!

  4. ScroogeMcSuck says:

    It’s unfortunate Hogan and Piper never teamed on a nationally televised card. There was, of course, the shows in late 86/early87 that were regional broadcasts, and again in 92 when they teamed at MSG to face Flair and Sid.

  5. VDM says:

    I always loved the studio background of 30 TVs showing random wrestling clips and logos on a loop. I think Vince saw it on CNN and said “That’s what we need to give our reports authenticity. Build me one of those.”

  6. Mister Forth says:

    I noticed each team faced of at a WrestleMania in different ways. Hogan & Piper in the tag match, & Undertaker vs. Flair.

  7. Matt Soileau says:

    Actually, as Mooney points out at about :18 in, this promo is for the February 29th Boston Garden Show, not SNME. At this show, Hogan and Piper DID team. But against Flair and Sid Justice.

    http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/92.htm

  8. Dave says:

    “Hogan never did give Piper that promised WWF World Heavyweight Title shot.”

    Possibly because Hogan didn’t win the title at Wrestlemania. By the time he did in 1993, Piper was long gone, only to return the following year when Hogan was gone.

  9. James says:

    I panicked when you said “zombie,” as I thought the ECW one was actually being booked again. But no you meant the Undertaker, the actually famous one…

  10. Jeremy says:

    The show they were hyping was on February 29th and the video’s length was 2:29, strange no?

    Also strange how many changes happened shortly after this promo with Hogan-Flair being dropped, Sid turning heel, Undertaker turning face, Savage-Roberts ending on SNME, Flair-Savage developing, etc. Then after WrestleMania, Hogan and Piper were gone for a while, Warrior was back for a while, Sid and Jake also left. Sgt. Slaughter more or less retired from the full-time roster too shortly afterwards. Elizabeth and Savage also split up around that time as she was gone by the time they got to Summerslam.

    1991-1992 went from having one of the most stacked rosters of all time to people leaving left and right.

    • Matt Soileau says:

      And by the time 1993 came around, guys like Bret Hart, Yokozuna, Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Owen Hart, etc were becoming the focus of storylines and feuds. Kind of a pre-cursor of the “New Generation” as a lot of the stars of the 80s were departing and the steroid trials were happening…

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