In 1992, we saw many title reigns in WWF. The three main titles were WWF Title, Intercontinental Title and the Tag Team Titles. How good were the Title Reigns? Find out in this post as we review all the title reigns.
WWF Tag Team Championship
Money Inc. – Ted Dibiase & IRS (February 7, 1992 – July 20, 1992)
1992 was not a good year for the WWF tag team division. I liked the Money Inc. pairing and they were quite entertaining, but unfortunately there weren’t many good tag teams they could have feuded with. Thus, even though they had immense potential, the reign isn’t memorable. Still, I give them a few points for them being entertaining.
The Natural Disasters – Earthquake & Typhoon (July 20, 1992 – October 13, 1992)
What do we get if we remove the entertainment part from Money Inc.’s title reign? Yeah, this title reign. I don’t have a problem with the tag team, but I wasn’t a fan of their work during this period either. Another boring tag team title reign. Good Job WWF.
WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Mountie (January 17, 1992 – January 19, 1992)
- Vs. Roddy Piper – Royal Rumble 1992 (**)
Well, this title reign was… something. In storyline, Bret Hart had a flu due to which he lost the Intercontinental Title to The Mountie in a House Show match. Two days later, The Mountie lost the belt to Roddy Piper. At least the match at Rumble was entertaining, so that earns this reign a point.
Roddy Piper (January 19, 1992 – April 5, 1992)
- Vs. The Mountie – Royal Rumble 1992 (**)
- Vs. Bret Hart – WrestleMania VIII (****1/4)
Roddy Piper’s title win against The Mountie at Royal Rumble was very memorable and was one of the best title wins in WWF history. He had another entertaining match against him on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event. He then had a storyline with his real-life cousin Bret Hart and lost the title to him in a great match at WrestleMania. Though this title reign isn’t very long, it was quite good for the while it lasted.
Bret Hart (April 5, 1992 – August 29, 1992)
- Vs. Roddy Piper – WrestleMania VIII (****1/4)
- Vs. Rick Martel – UK Rampage 1992 (***1/2)
- Vs. Shawn Michaels – House Show: July 21, 1992 – Ladder (****)
- Vs. The British Bulldog – SummerSlam 1992 (*****)
When Bret Hart regained the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania VIII from Roddy Piper, it was the start of a legendary Intercontinental Title Reign. The way Bret Hart carried the title was great and he had some great matches against the likes of Rick Martel, Shawn Michaels before losing the belt to The British Bulldog in one of the best wrestling matches ever. Great title reign, which helped Bret a lot in solidifying himself as a great singles star.
The British Bulldog (August 29, 1992 – October 27, 1992)
- Vs. Bret Hart – SummerSlam 1992 (*****)
- Vs. Shawn Michaels – SNME #31: November 14, 1992 (***1/2)
British Bulldog’s title win at SummerSlam in England against Bret Hart has to be among the best title wins ever in wrestling, and it is my personal favorite. However, after that win he did pretty much nothing with the belt. He also lost the title randomly on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event to Shawn Michaels, and was then fired as he was found to be receiving shipments of steroids. At least the matches were good.
Ric Flair (January 19, 1992 – April 5, 1992)
- Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 1992 (****3/4)
- Vs. Randy Savage – WrestleMania VIII (****1/2)
Ric Flair won the WWF Title for the first time in the Royal Rumble match, which for me is the best Rumble match ever. He was partnered with his “Executive Consultant” Mr. Perfect, and the two made for an entertaining duo. Flair didn’t wrestle often on TV, but he had some very good backstage promos and interviews, which were enough to keep his reign going strong. His feud with Randy Savage was very personal, and the match where he lost the belt at WrestleMania was also very very good. Although the reign wasn’t that long, it was certainly memorable.
Randy Savage (April 5, 1992 – September 1, 1992)
- Vs. Ric Flair – WrestleMania VIII (****1/2)
- Vs. Shawn Michaels – UK Rampage 1992 (***3/4)
- Vs. The Ultimate Warrior – SummerSlam 1992 (****1/4)
- Vs. Ric Flair – Prime Time Wrestling: September 1, 1992 (***1/2)
The last 1 and a half months of this reign with the storyline involving The Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect are amazing and elevates this title reign alongside the awesome title matches. However post his great WrestleMania title win until the SummerSlam build up, Savage is barely on TV and that hurts the reign. Even though I understand why he wasn’t there due to all the stuff he was going through in his personal life, I can’t give the reign a higher rating.
Ric Flair (September 1, 1992 – October 12, 1992)
- Vs. Randy Savage – Prime Time Wrestling: September 1, 1992 (***1/2)
- Vs. Bret Hart – House Show: October 12, 1992 (****1/4)
This title reign wasn’t about Ric Flair at all, and as a result it didn’t last that long. Just a month after Flair defeated Savage to win the belt on an episode of Prime Time Wrestling, he lost it to Bret Hart at a House Show. This clearly showed that Flair was just used as as a transitional champion to pass the title to Bret Hart. Still the title reign had two amazing matches, which surely earns a few points.
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