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FTW, THE ROCKERS WINNING THE WWE TAG BELTS, WAS BRET VS. BULLDOG 2 GOING TO HAPPEN IN 1992 AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-07-09 10:00:00

 I hope you’re doing well. Love the site! I was wondering about the FTW title, from the intellectual property angle. The FTW title was introduced in ECW, which is now owned by WWE. Wouldn’t the FTW title be included in the ECW assets now owned by WWE?

No.  The belt was designed, commissioned and owned by Taz.  It was never an ECW owned asset.  Taz can do anything he wants with it.

I was watching a WWE Shawn Michaels DVD and I had a few questions. I was wondering if in a 2 out of 3 falls match if the champions) get either disqualified or get counted out do the championships) still change hands or is it just count as a fall for the other opponents)?

WWE has gone either way on this one in the past.  In some matches, the titles were retained by the champions and in others, they did indeed do title changes, most notably Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson defeating Demolition for the WWF Tag Team championships in 1989 on Saturday Night's Main Event.

Why didn't WWF at the time not go back later on down the road and make the Rockers Tag Team champions even if they got a big pop after winning the belts from the Hart Foundation in a 2 out of 3 falls match with the top rope breaking during the first fall?

The Rockers were getting the belts because WWF had made the decision to drop Jim Neidhart from the roster.  When Vince McMahon reconsidered and Neidhart remained, they decided to scrap the title change altogether.  The title change was never acknowledged nationally and locally on TV in the market where it took place, an announcement was made that the top rope breaking negated the match result.

 I noticed that there was no announcers during the Rockers vs. Hart Foundation 2 out of 3 falls match is there some reason why that is? Couldn't WWE have any of their announcers and either their color commentator or say on of the wrestlers who was a fan come in and call the match?

It was just a decision to put the match on a Raw footage, possibly so those watching the match could hear the reaction of the wrestlers once the ropes broke.  

Was the original plan for the 1992 Survivor Series going to be a rematch from Summerslam between The British Bulldog and Bret Hart or was it always going to be champion vs. champion no matter whom held the titles?

The match was always booked to be Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart.  They moved the Intercontinental championship to Michaels when the decision was made to release Davey Boy Smith for allegedly trying to circumvent the WWF's testing policies in 1992.

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