• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 13, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Jim Duggan vs. Bob Bradley
– The Berzerker vs. Bill Pierce
– The Legion Of Doom vs. Mike Williams & Mike Gunn
– The Warlord vs. Mike Fury (Big Guido in ECW)
– The Rockers vs. Mike Midland & Brian Donahue
– The Barbarian vs. Ray Garcia
• Hulk Hogan Shoots On Smarks Who Say He Never Put Anybody Over
During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan talked about a lot of interesting things.
One of these things was the smarks (wrestling fans who think they’re smart) saying Hogan never put anybody over because he had creative control.
Below is what Hogan had to say about this (credit to Wrestlezone for transcription):
“You know the heels put the babyfaces over, of course. ‘Hulk Hogan never puts anyone over blah blah blah.’ B.S. Line ’em up, brother, I’ll put them all over. That’s the craziest urban legend.
I see it every once in awhile on social media. ‘Hulk wouldn’t put anybody over. Hulk exercised his creative control.’ I think it’s funny as hell when these smart marks start popping off. I had creative control. Don’t even get me started. I didn’t even use it until one time and I’m not even going there.
The whole thing everybody whined about was, ‘Oh, Hulk’s got creative control. He doesn’t do a job.’ The office wanted me to go over. I would go to guys like One Man Gang or The Big Bossman or Piper and say, ‘Hey brother, this is what they want.’ Whether it was three punches, boot, leg drop, or DQ, I’d say, ‘Hey, do you mind if we do that finish?’
At the time we didn’t have agents or anybody that could override me or strict orders from the office or anything like that. I was pretty much running amok on my own and Vince trusted me. If they would tell me what finish they wanted, I would just go to the boys and ask them. I said, ‘Hey man, do you mind if I drop the leg on you?’ ‘No problem brother, how much time do you need?’ It was the guys I worked with.
You know, Piper hem hawed around a little bit and didn’t want to do a job, which he never did. We’d do whatever he wanted. It didn’t matter. We were over. We had fun. The guys were so easy. That Hulk creative control thing, ‘Oh Hogan had creative control.’ It’s just a joke. It was a card I had in my back pocket that I never had to use.”