Hope there’s still time to get a kinda-sorta Kerry Von Erich-related question in this month. So, what was the plan for Beefcake after (presumably) winning the IC title at Summerslam 90? Was there a long reign in the cards? Seems unlikely considering how Perfect was probably the only credible upper mid-card heel at that point. And, why was the famously unreliable Von Erich the choice for the second-most coveted strap in the company? Thanks!
The WWF really thought they could "save" Kerry and get something out of him, and just like everyone else they discovered that he was an implosion waiting to happen in record time. That’s why they had to get the belt off him so fast.
That being said, Beefcake was gonna get the title because Hulk, but I don’t think anyone was banking on a long run for him, either. It probably would have ended up roughly the same way, with the Beefcake B-shows headlined as champion bombing and the title going right to Hennig again.