Why did it flop so hard? Were people really that turned off about turning the Gulf War into an angle?

Why did it flop so hard? Were people really that turned off about turning the Gulf War into an angle? It’s especially weird since the Soviet vs America gimmick used to draw so well only a few years before this

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think Hogan fatigue had set in at this point

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Previous two years were vs Macho, and vs Warrior, and Slaughter wasn't anywhere close to those guys' level
      As says fatigue too, and also people wanted to see an us vs them angle with foreigners, not American vs American
      The turncoat guy is who you beat before getting to the ultimate foe, but this angle didn't have a worthy final boss

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you were 14 or 15 hogan was lame compared to.macho or warrior. If you were a little kid Sgt Slaughter was GIJOE and not someone you believed would turn on the USA (especially for Iraq, though if he turned to COBRA you probably would have bought it). Macho Warrior should have been title vs career instead of hogan slaughter headlining.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was over with me, brother

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the Soviet Union was collapsing. The Cold War was over so a Soviet gimmick wouldn't work. By WrestleMania VII the Iraq War was over as well. The US military fricked over Vince by not extending the bloodshed until after WrestleMania.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The original plan was apparently Tugboat vs Hulk

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The audience didn't wanna boo GI Joe.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Warrior's reign was cut short.
    Hogan was starting to get lame.
    Slaughter was a decade past his time.

    Warrior should have had a year-long reign, and turned heel in the process, setting up a return match with Hogan. Alternatively, rematch with Hogan... but do the unthinkable and turn Higan heel. Either way, a rematch from WrestleMania VI was the call.

    Add Rude vs Macho King or Jake Roberts and you could have salvaged this card easily.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Warrior should have had a year-long reign, and turned heel in the process, setting up a return match with Hogan. Alternatively, rematch with Hogan... but do the unthinkable and turn Higan heel. Either way, a rematch from WrestleMania VI was the call.
      This or alternatively bring in Sting at this point to feud with both

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think Warrior and Hogan were such self marks I doubt either will be willing to go heel. Out of these heels I don't know who would be credible vs Hogan. Hennig had a mini run between V-VI. Undertaker was way to new. Bravo was over the hill, Warlord never took off. Martel? Oddly enough Mountie was probably the best heel at the time but he really took off after WM7

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could have kept the title on Warrior and had the main event be Warrior vs Macho. Their feud was the best thing going at the time, and the match was the best on the card... why not add the title? Hogan could have been in the semi-main vs Slaughter but with a gimmick instead of the belt. Cage match, leather strap, dog collar, etc. A little color, some flag waiving and interference would have been enough.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This card is so fricking weird. It's like they were playing musical chairs and everyone just randomly fought whoever they landed on. The worst part is the missed opportunities... they were so close to a legendary card.

        Ultimate Warrior (c) vs. Macho King

        Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter: CAGEMATCH

        Road Warriors vs. Demolition: No Disqualification

        Heart Foundation (c) vs. Rockers

        Texas Tornado vs. Rick Martel

        Mr Perfect (c) vs. Jake Roberts

        Power & Glory/Bulldog vs. Barbarian/Meng/Warlord

        Bossman vs. Mountie

        Million Dollar Man vs. Genichiro Tenryu

        Bravo vs. Earthquake

        Valentine vs. Undertaker

        Virgil, Nasty Boys, Kitao, and Snuka in catering.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/EnNJksh.jpg

      Why did it flop so hard? Were people really that turned off about turning the Gulf War into an angle? It’s especially weird since the Soviet vs America gimmick used to draw so well only a few years before this

      This one was a missed opportunity but we all know the real failure was Mania 8.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        While it was dumb of Vince not to do this match, bad timing was more to blame. Hogan was going to do a movie afterwards, and he didn't want to lose to Flair so then the Macho angle happened.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sgt Slaughter push was so random and sudden that you would think Tony Kahn booked this. Sarge wasn't even a thing during the WM era and randomly coming back saying "I was a hero ten years ago and now I am a traitor" Even when he beat Warrior and was champ he always felt like a paper champ and never viewed him as a threat or legit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Slaughter cut a deal with GI JOE to make money off the toy. Vince was furious and made this gimmick to hurt Slaughters image. The match drew so poorly that they switched events to a smaller arena and made up the story that it was due to threats. All typical Vince shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sgt Slaughter was the most hated heel in the business what in the frick are you zoomers fricks talking about?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was literally boomer homosexuals who cancelled it because MUH WAR IN IRAQ.
    But really, it was just a shit build as well, and people were over Hogan again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was Hogan v a fat midcarder

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thus is the one and only WrestleMania that I've attended in my life, yes I'm old. I was 6 and I can tell you unequivocally that no child in that audience gave two shits about Sgt. Slaughter vs Hulk Hogan. I was also a massive G.I.Joe fan... still no shits given. Slaughter was an old fat dude and Hogan wasn't far behind. I begged my Dad to go because of Warrior vs Macho.

    In hindsight, Vince was just embarking on a multi-year Mania run where he just refused to book good main events. 7, 8 and 9 could have been fixed so easily...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I begged my Dad to go because of Warrior vs Macho.
      based dad it was worth it for that match

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is this happened at Wrestlemania 7 and not Wrestlemania 2 or 3 when GI Joe was at it's cultural peak.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slaughter wasnt a draw and neither was the war, Hulkamania has also ran its course. Warrior should have kept the belt and he and Mach should have been the mainevent

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