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Hulk Hogan Was Originally Planned To Win A Match At WrestleMania 36

Hulk Hogan Was Scheduled To Win The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal At WrestleMania 36

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 24, 1985) – WWF TNT Tuesday Night Titans

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF TNT Tuesday Night Titans’.

This episode included matches, storyline segments & studio interviews featuring the 1985 WWF Superstars.

You can find the card below:

1. Vince Mcmahon & Lord Alfred Hayes open the show

2. Bobby Heenan & Ken Patera join the TNT set

3. Piper’s Pit: Bobby Heenan

4. Ken Patera vs. Ronnie Dee

5. King Curtis Iaukea joins the TNT set

6. King Curtis Iaukea & Baron Mikel Scicluna vs. Jay Strongbow & Sonny King

7. Hulk Hogan “Eye of the Tiger” Music Video

8. Clips of Hulk Hogan attending a Circus

9. Hulk Hogan joins the TNT set

10. Gene Okerlund interviews Wendy Richter – very funny!

11. Gene Okerlund joins the TNT set

12. Mene Gene plays the piano & sings and Hulk Hogan plays Bass

• Hulk Hogan Was Originally Planned To Win A Match At WrestleMania 36

WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan was in talks with WWE to compete at WrestleMania 36 this year.

Hogan was set to become a 2-time Hall Of Famer, by getting inducted into the Hall Of Fame as part of the nWo, but the ceremony got cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

WrestlingNewsco reports that The Hulkster was set to win this year’s Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Even if the deal would’ve been reached, it would be of no use as WWE didn’t have the match this year due to the social distancing guidelines, which couldn’t be applied in a match with almost 30 wrestlers in the ring at the same time:

“The idea was he wouldn’t take any bumps. We would work it so he would only have to eliminate one or two guys at the end and then he would get his big celebration at the end with his music. It would have been perfect because he lives in the Tampa area.”

Vince McMahon didn’t shoot down the idea, and WWE and Hogan negotiated till late February. However, an agreement couldn’t be reached due to both sides having a difference of opinion on the financial terms.

Hogan has stated in the past that he wants to have his final match in WWE (which currently isn’t the case, as his final match was in TNA).

        
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