Leading up to Cyber Sunday, WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper had not held WWE gold since WrestleMania XIII in 1992. That all changed thanks to the WWE fans who chose Piper to team with Ric Flair to take on Mikey and Kenny of the World Tag Team Champions the Spirit Squad.
One of the biggest upsets at Cyber Sunday had just taken place and Flair and Piper had done something no other tag team has been able to do: unseat the Spirit Squad to claim tag team gold. In the match, Flair was able to lock Mikey in his signature Figure Four and get him to submit. For a moment – when the Legends joined Piper and Flair in the ring to celebrate – it was as if WWE was teleported back to the 1980s.
The loss couldn’t have made Kenny happy. Before the match, Kenny chided the other members of the Squad and declared himself the only winner of the five man ensemble. He also noted how they should have no problems defeating those "fossils." Unfortunately, he wasn’t counting on Piper and Flair to have the resiliency to come up with a formula for victory.
By becoming the World Tag Team Champions, Flair and Piper not only showed the youthful Spirit Squad that experience can often overcome the age factor, but that the Legends still have fight left in them. In a show of camaraderie, Sgt. Slaughter and Rhodes came ringside to support Flair and Piper. After the stunning victory took place, Slaughter and Rhodes helped clear the Squad from the ring and joined their fellow Legends in celebration.
Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes and Piper –three of the most celebrated Legends in WWE – are held in high regard by WWE fans. Before the match, signs throughout the crowd read "Vote for Slaughter," "I’m a Piper Voter" and "One more time for Dusty" displayed just how important the careers of these three Legends are to the history of sports-entertainment. Most of all though is Ric Flair, whose career and legacy just keeps getting stronger and stronger as he continues to Walk That Isle. It is the Most Successful Career in the History of Sports Entertainment and it shows no sign of being over. This World Tag Team Championship Victory Puts a Stamp on the Greatest in Ring Career of all Time. He has won more Championships overall then any other Sports Entertainer in the History of the Game. Congrats Nature Boy on this Unparralled Achievement.
CREDIT ON THIS ARTICLE GOES TO ZACK ZEIGLER FROM WWE.COM
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