This may cause a bit of discussion.
But in terms of most memorable, this I feel belongs at the top of the list. Fans remember this moment more than any other in 1991, and for good reason. Also, most fans can point to this moment as a changing of philosophy when it comes to the WWF title.
Hulk Hogan held the title (yet again) for the majority of 1991, leading the company through thick and thin. Although Hogan was still a mega-star, there was a sense that his act was getting a little stale. The company had spent the majority of 1991 building up the Undertaker, who carried an undefeated streak and ability to not feel pain. It was only a matter of time before the Undertaker would get his shot at the big time. The two would collide at the 1991 Survivor Series, with the WWF Championship on the line.
The match was a back-and-forth affair, with the crowd on edge at each moment. With a little assistance from Ric Flair, the Undertaker would land his patented tombstone piledriver and pin Hogan in the center of the ring. The reaction from the crowd was surprisingly positive towards the dead man, who would be turned babyface a few months later as a result of this reaction becoming commonplace.
This would mark the beginning of a transition phase in WWF history. No longer would a WWF Champion hold the title for an extremely lengthy period of time, as the belt would flip flop between a number of superstars over the next few years. Fans were growing tired of Hogan and his repetitive act, and eagerly wanted new faces at the top.
With this defeat, the prime of Hulkamania was truly ended.
As you watch the match above, I'm sure you could not keep yourself from laughing at Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan as they did the commentary. Best team ever.
1991 was a pretty solid year in terms of memorable moments. There were a few that didn’t make the list, such as Bret Hart winning his first singles title, or Hulk Hogan winning the title from Iraqi turncoat Sgt. Slaughter.
However, as I’m sure you might have noticed, there isn’t that one magic moment (like Warrior winning title at WM VI) that survives the test of time. Overall, however, this was a stronger year than 90
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