Luke wrote:"Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase in the WWF Championship Tournament Final at WrestleMania IV to win the vacant WWF Championship, but how and why was the title vacated in the first place?
In Feburary of 1988, Hulk Hogan was the WWF champion. In a title defense against Andre the Giant, Andre pinned Hogan. Although Hogan clearly kicked out, the referee kept counting and he counted to 3 awarding Andre the belt. At the time, the Hebners were heels. Andre immediately gave Ted DiBiase the belt and Jack Tunney vacated the belt and made the tournament at Wrestlemania IV.