Why didn Ric Flair fight Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 8?
There are two stories to why the two men didn’t fight. The match was announced for Wrestlemania 8 but soon after was cancelled and changed to a double main event of Macho Man vs Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan vs Sid. Some say Sid came to Vince McMahon and demanded to fight Hogan since a clause in his contract said he could at the next Wrestlemania. That story is highly unlikely though and thought to be untrue. The other story which is believed to be the true one is that Hulk Hogan was going to retire at Wrestlemania 8 (he did but he returned a year later) and didn’t want to lose to Ric Flair. Hogan wanted to fight Flair but wanted to win by pinfall and retire with the belt. Vince McMahon didn’t like the idea so changed the match to a double main event. Wrestling fans never did get to see a pay pier view Hogan vs Flair match until two years later in 1994.