Originally Posted by TheExceLLenceOfExecution
I really believe that the whole Yokozuna title reign was to help build Bret. Yoko was a successful heel and at that time any face who beat him would have been over. But giving the honors to Bret was a great chance to build him up as the face of the company after Hogans departure, which worked IMO.
I do gotta say though, I wish Hulk would have passed the torch to Bret. It was a real shame that he refused to drop the title to Hart. That would have been the most EPIC match of all time if they wrestled each other in their primes with their original gimmicks (not like that stupid match they had in WCW!)
Your thread actually gave me an idea for my first thread when I become eligible to make them! Gonna be about passing the torch!!!
It wasn't to build Bret, the Yokozuna reign was designed to make Luger the big face and the second Hulk Hogan. It's just that they botched Summerslam and by the time it came for Luger's push to Wrestlemania he wasn't over enough and Bret was the next best choice.
In fact even after that Bret wasn't the first choice for the face of the company, it's just that Shawn Michaels never really became a draw in the 90's so they had no choice but to keep putting the belt on Bret.