During a recent appearance on Prime Time With Sean Mooney podcast, former WWF Champion Sycho Sid talked about working with Hulk Hogan, being in the wrestling business only for money, Hogan’s behaviour after Royal Rumble 1992 & more.
Below are the highlights:
On how Hulk Hogan was to him:
“Face-to-face he was always great to me. I don’t know if he said or did things behind my back, I don’t know that. From the very first day to the last time I saw him, the guy was really good to me.”
On Hogan’s popularity going down in the early 90s:
“In that year of the business, Hogan was already on the downhill skid, he wasn’t getting cheered,” Sid responded. “You know that ‘Three Stooges’ comeback [‘Hulking Up’] wasn’t working anymore. You know the ‘Three Stooges’ comeback, right? He copied that from Curly of the ‘Three Stooges.’ He presented it to me like that, I wanted to have a heel match and he said, ‘No, brother, this is going to be easy. You just beat me up a little bit and all of a sudden I’ll get the shakes, slap my face a couple times – like Curly does – you go throw a punch, I’ll block it, we’ll do that a couple times.’ That’s how easy it was. It didn’t make for great matches, but it worked for him. So when you’re doing that kind of match for that long of a time, people are going to s*** on that.”
On him being in the Wrestling business only for money:
“This is the deal and I’m not exaggerating. I don’t even remember my first WrestleMania. I didn’t realize it was WrestleMania, I’m not kidding ya. I didn’t look at a booking sheet, I didn’t care who I was working with, it was a business to me. I didn’t care if I won or lost, I just wanted to get paid. Someone said, ‘Didn’t you know you were main eventing WrestleMania?’ and I said, ‘No, was I?'”
On Hogan’s behaviour after Royal Rumble 1992:
“In that company I was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. I left a big guarantee contract to come into this place. I was going to do TV and PPVs for one year and after WrestleMania I was going to be the World Champion. Well, [Vince] had to fire [The Ultimate Warrior] and all that s*** changed. From the very beginning things didn’t go right.
We were in Albany for the  Royal Rumble, Hogan pulled me out from the outside and the fans started booing him. We get back to the dressing room and Hogan is screaming and acting like a woman! And he’s screaming at Vince [McMahon], ‘He set this up! He made this happen’ I didn’t even know Vince was that bad of a person at the time that did things like, that was all hearsay.
I went to Vince’s office, stuck my hand hand out and said, ‘I wanna thank you for the opportunity, but I’m gone. I cannot work in a place where grown men act like women.’ He said, ‘No, no, no, I’m not shaking your hand.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s not going to do you any good, I’m leaving.’ He said, ‘Well, will you stay until WrestleMania?’ and I said ‘okay,’ and that’s what I did and finished up a couple days after WrestleMania.”