LISTEN NOW: The Road to WrestleMania 31 Continues as The Lapsed Fan Runs Down WrestleMania 7!

Nick Paglino

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The Lapsed Fan 30-week train stops this week at Wrestlemania VII, and a Hulk Hogan v. Sgt. Slaughter main event that took place against the backdrop of international and internal turmoil, as Sarge dons the bullet proof vest in his quest to vanquish an American icon in tribute to Saddam Hussein.

Hosts Jack Encarnacao and JP Sarro bring you yet another deep dive, and lapse you across the face with moments like:

– The Wrestlemania debut of the Gorilla/Heenan commentary duo
– Undertaker goes 1-0
– Warlord again fails to lock the fingers in the full nelson
– Anvil takes the metaphor of “cracking the foundation” to absurd, bellowing heights
– Why the Jake Roberts/Rick Martel blindfold match is underrated, and in a way brilliant
– Randy Savage creates ever-lasting memories in his epic retirement tussle with Warrior, split from Sherri, and embrace of Elizabeth
– Hogan tries to work Arsenio as part of a particularly rough 1991 for him
– The Koji Kitao story, and why he’ll never forget the name “John Tenta.”
– “Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, Sgt. Slaughter…,” Hulk Hogan

Plus a fascinating glimpse into the politics and media storm over the Slaughter/Iraqi sympathizer angle with guru Dave Meltzer. It’s all here, so get Lapsed for Wrestlemania VII!

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