It was 30 years ago tonight, 2/5/88, that Hulk Hogan's four year reign as WWF champion came to an end. This was the culmination of the greatest storyline in the history of the business. At the time, it was thought that you would have to kill Hogan to get the belt from him. Along comes Ted Dibiase who says he is going to buy the championship. Of course nobody thought this was possible. Even buying the services of of Andre the Giant, it was still seen as impossible. After all, Andre already lost to Hogan at Wrestlemania III. The stage was set for the biggest rematch in the history of the WWF. The idea that Dibiase would buy the title only added to the intrigue. The WWF promoted this even perfectly. This was at a time when there was time to build hype for an event. The hype for this event was off the charts. No event in the history of wrestling, to this day, was watched by more people than this was. The event certainly lived up to the hype. In one of the best swerves ever, an evil referee counted 3 when Hogan's shoulder was up after a one count. Confusion and anger ensued. Andre proceeded to "surrender the world tag team championship to Ted Dibiase". The real Dave Hebner came out which only added to the confusion. I don't know that they could have taken the title off of Hogan in a better way. Everything about this storyline was done to perfection. it had a long build up that culminated in a swerve that those who saw it at the time will never forget. For those who didn't see it, go to Youtube and watch the build up and then watch this event on the network. You will not be disappointed.