Old School WWF Legend Hulk Hogan was recently interviewed on the Full Send podcast, where he spoke about the current wrestlers and how they are different from the athletes that wrestled back in his prime.
Here’s what The Hulkster had to say:
“All the guys I wrestled looked like monster sized and nowadays, there are a lot of guys that look like wrestlers and a lot of guys that don’t.
A lot of guys that look like wrestlers, and then you got guys that look like they should be bagging my groceries.
So the difference is how athletic the guys are. Smaller guys can do all kinds of crazy stuff. They do so much impressive stuff in one match, I wouldn’t do that much in a year.
But what does it mean? You know?”
The 13-time World Heavyweight Champion then revealed that he is still working with WWE and is most likely under some sort of Legends deal.
Here’s what Terry Bollea (Hulk’s real name) said:
“Still work with the WWE. Gone to Saudi Arabia a couple of times and done stuff with Ric Flair, but nothing physical, because my body shut down on me about 14 or 15 years ago and I ended up having 25, 26 (back) surgeries in a row.”
Hulk Hogan is among the biggest names in professional wrestling history, and probably the single biggest name when it comes to the WWF/WWE, because Hogan (with Vince McMahon behind him) turned a regional, local attraction into a national and international phenomenon during the 80s and brought pro wrestling to heights, it had never seen before.
Therefore pretty much every WWF/WWE Superstar that came up during the 90s, 00s and after that, most likely wouldn’t have been in the position they were in and wouldn’t have made anywhere near as much money, if it wasn’t for The Hulkster. You could even refer to the so called butterfly effect (a chaos theory term).
‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan wrestled from 1977 until 2012 and worked for the major pro wrestling promotions on the planet, including the World Wrestling Federation / WWE (1979-1981, 1984-1993 & 2002-2006), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1994-2000), Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (1981-1983), Antonio Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling (1980-1985, 1993-1994, 2003) and Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (2010-2013).
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