LISTEN NOW: The Road to WrestleMania 31 Continues as The Lapsed Fan Runs Down WrestleMania 8!

Nick Paglino

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It’s the approach of the Hulkster’s swan song, and the end of the golden period for true Lapsed Fans. WrestleMania 8 is next on TLF’s 30-week, 30-WrestleMania journey, and for your hosts, Hogan’s bout with Sid Justice signals the close of a cast of characters that defined the first WrestleMania era.

Jack Encarnacao and JP Sarro go deep into the Hoosier Dome for a breakdown of this 1992 extravaganza, which also featured a brilliant tilt between Randy Savage and Ric Flair for the WWF Championship as part of a double main event.

Get Lapsed on:

– The last word on why Flair and Hogan didn’t face each other on the card, including a first-hand account of guru Dave Meltzer’s conversations with Flair at the time
– Undertaker goes 2-0 as a heel Jake Roberts is planted on the floor, after the dreaded DDT fails to get the job done
– Jubilation over Bret Hart’s innovative kick-off sleeper hold counter, and why Hart v. Piper shows us again that baby face versus baby face can and should be done
– Lex Luger snaps his fingers and milk is delivered to him
– Ray Combs hits one out of the park, and his tragic demise
– Why Flair’s WWF theme is superior to the “2001” version
– The return of the girl who was crying when Savage was defeated in the WM7 retirement match
– The emotions – phony or real? – of the Vince McMahon/Hulk Hogan heart-to-heart retirement tease in the run up to the event, and the behind-the-scenes, steroid-related dramas that informed it
– One last vintage, electrifying Ultimate Warrior entrance

That and so much more, as The Lapsed Fan continues to give you what you need on an epic 30-week, locomotive-esque journey. All aboard!

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