>> > > The "big belt" in either company. Lugar drunkenly spouting off
>> > > before
>> > > Mania to a reporter, then not winning at Mania 10.
>> > > Also when i first started using the net to get my learn on about
>> > > wrestling, I recall a rumor than Vince rerally was contemplating
>> > > having
>> > > Bret drop his belt to Golddust. (this was shortly after GD was at
>> > > his
>> > > peak in drawing homo heat, in his fued with Razor).
>> > Title switch rumors which may or may not be true:
>> > -Russo exited WCW the first time due to the fact that he was pushing
>> > for
>> > Tank Abbott to win the WCW world title after both Bret & Jarrett were
>> > injured.
>> > -DiBiase was supposed to win the WM4 title tournament, but Honky Tonk
>> > Man
>> > refusing to job the IC belt to Savage at the Main Event taping forced
>> > Vince to give Savage the world title instead.
>> > -The Rockers were supposed to win the tag belts at the SNME taping with
>> > the infamous rope-break, because Jim Neidhart had been fired. Neidhart
>> > apparently redeemed himself before the taping was supposed to air, so
>> > Vince left the belts on the Hart Foundation and used the rope-break as
>> > the excuse for the title not changing hands.
>> I've always heard that Vader was supposed to take the strap from Shawn
>> Michaels at Summerslam '96, but JJ Dillon left the WWE front office to
>> go work for WCW right before the title switch so they nixed the idea to
>> keep WCW from knowing their hand.
> Vader was supposed to get the WWE title from Shawn, either at
> Summerslam '96 or the '96 Survivor Series (where Shawn dropped the belt
> to Sid, if I recall correctly)
> I'm not sure why neither of those materialized...the obvious answer
> would be "Shawn refused to job" but I'm not sure if that's true
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