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Hulk Hogan Says He Helped The Rock In Becoming The Greatest Wrestler Ever

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2-Time WWE Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan was recently a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. He appeared on the podcast to promote his CBD brand.

During the conversation, The Hulkster recalled his feud with The Rock in 2002.

“I got a call from Vince. He goes, ‘We’d like you to come up and work with The Rock at WrestleMania. I said, ‘Well, yeah, I can still go if you need me to come up there. We can make it work’.

He used to call me monster. He said, ‘Monster, things are different up here now. If you ever come up here, you got to really bring it’ because you know The Rock does this thing in the ring, like bring it, so I didn’t say anything.

As a smarta$$, I’m thinking if you want me to bring it, you’re gonna be asking me to take it back when I’m done with this bullsh*t.

So anyway, you know, we went up there, had the match. There was a bunch of stuff that happened before the match that was a little bit different than weeks before. When I went up there, what we did on TV was I did everything I could to be a bad guy.

I was in Chicago. The place was just slammed in Chicago, just crazy. I mean, I had so so many matches in Chicago, and the past accolades were so intense there that when I came out as a bad guy that people were like with me, you know, and so all of a sudden, The Rock comes out, gets in the middle of the ring, challenges me to WrestleMania.

I go to shake his hand, he won’t let my hand go. He pulls me back in and right when we’re face to face, he Rock Bottoms me and dumps me in the middle of the ring on the back of my head.

At the end of the day, I did everything I could to be the worst, most evil person in the world, bad guy and we get in Toronto for WrestleMania after I’ve done all these horrible things.

Oh my God, now after I do all these horrible things, I come out of the building of WrestleMania and the place is cheering me out of the building. I’m going, ‘Oh my God. How are we going to fix this’, because The Rock is splitting to go to the Scorpion King and I’m passing the torch, giving him the rub, everything I can to help him be the greatest wrestler ever.

Because that guy was so good in the ring, and I never worked him before, but second, third generation instinct, timing, placement, he had everything. It took us about 7 or 8 minutes.”

The Rock defeated Hulk Hogan in an “Icon vs. Icon” match at WrestleMania X8. Rock went on to beat Hogan one more time, in the main event of WWE No Way Out 2003.

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