The 90's for the WWF were just outstanding with multi-layered story lines, and unexpected twists and turns that kept you watching from week to week. It may have been a mixture of being young and naive about the world of wrestling, or watching for years have made me jaded, longing for the days were I believed it was all real.
There was one superstar who remained my favorite for a decade The Undertaker. The Undertaker came into the federation of Ted DiBiase, and he was the first "unbeatable monster" gimmick I have even seen. Taker was almost 7 feet tall, and had the character of being an undead, supernatural, mystical, machine who was one of the first people to make Hogan look powerless. He was main event right off the bat, and the WWF made a pretty convincing case that no one was able to beat him, in fact it only took one year for him to take the title from Hogan (with the help of Ric Flair).
In 1991 the romance between "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth was the centerpiece of the world at the time. They invested alot of time, and effort into the production of this story. Do yourself a favor and watch the wedding reception between the two. I was only going to do a gif of what I needed, but the whole video is hilarious. Macho is incredible!
Now it happens all the time, but someone smacking on woman on TV back in the early 90's was a big deal. There was no two ways about it, Jake Roberts needed to pay for what he did.
Saturday Night's Main Event Roberts faced Savage for the last time. In a great clean match Macho finished off Jake with the Elbow drop. Macho wanted to punish Jake some more and wanted to exact more revenge by beating him down after the match with the ring bell. Roberts escaped to the back with his tail between his legs. The match was over, the good guys won, and everyone was going to move along. Jake had other plans. He waited behind the stage, with a chair looking to hit either Elizabeth or Savage, "whoever comes first". The tension was building, Jake Roberts was ready to take out anyone who came through that curtain, Savage and Elizabeth were trotting down the aisle unknowingly, high fiving and smiling. What was going to happen?!
What?! The Undertaker saved Elizabeth, and took out Roberts?! The Undertaker is a ... good guy?! He's a good guy now! I can like him?! Yes!
Now as we have seen Jake the Snake not take a defeat as a deterrent for his tenacity. He went on "The Funeral Parlour" with Paul Bearer to straighten things out. Jake was to the point and asked Mr. Bearer who side is the Undertaker on (wasn't it obvious?).
The Undertaker's face turn was so unexpected, and it was something I wanted so bad, but never thought possible. When you are 12 those things mattered to me, and I continued to cheer Taker for a decade afterwards. Roberts was such a legend on the mic, and in the ring. Take the epic character of the Undertaker, the chilling promos of Jake Roberts, and the Charismatic Randy Savage, it had all the makings of such a classic, and unforgettable storyline that has never left my mind.