|Savage and Liz get back together (WWE)
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Wrestlemania 7 came at a time when our country was engaged in a battle with Iraq in 1991. The evil, Iraqi sympathizer and former U.S. patriot Sgt. Slaughter had won the world title and was defending it again the Real American Hulk Hogan. Of course the Hulkster won the battle and the belt, but the big story of the night happened on the undercard.
Randy Savage and his valet Elizabeth had split as a couple on air about two years earlier. Savage had turned on Hogan and essentially Elizabeth at the Main Event on NBC back in February 1989. Liz made very few appearances on WWF television in the time that followed, while Savage picked up Sensational Sherri as his valet. Soon the two would become the King and Queen of wrestling and cost the Ultimate Warrior the world title (he lost it to Sgt. Slaughter)
|Liz helps her man
Savage and Liz had already been married throughout the angle of them being apart. But the reunion lead to a marriage on live TV at SummerSlam 91 and eventually Savage got back into the ring and won the world title again (more on that tomorrow).
Other tidbits from Wrestlemania 7, the event was supposed to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but was moved to a smaller venue. The company claims it was due to threats made against Slaughter and they didn't want to take any chances with it being in an outdoor stadium. I've read rumblings that it was because of sagging ticket sales. Personally, I think had they made a Hogan-Warrior II, they would have filled the coliseum with no problem.
|The Streak begins