• “Vince is gonna kill you” – Hulk Hogan Recalls Incident Before WrestleMania 9
Old School WWF Legend ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan appeared on the latest episode of WWE’s After The Bell podcast to talk about the infamous Jet Ski Accident he had before WrestleMania 9, which led to the black eye The Hulkster was seen with during the pay-per-view.
For years, there were rumors among fans that ‘The Macho Man’ Randy Savage had caused the black eye by punching him in the face, but that urban legend has since been confirmed by multiple credible sources to be false.
Here’s what Hogan had to say about the incident:
“I get home to Clearwater, nobody’s home, so what do I do? ‘Hey guys, come on over.’ You know, Ellis Edwards, and Brutus and Randy Savage, so here we go. I used to keep four Sea-Doos behind my house, and there’s a crazy storm coming in, and here we go, taking out on those jet skis.
Now I had these Sea-Doos, and all of a sudden, I switched from one of my jet skis to this other guy’s jet ski that he had. I don’t remember what kind it was, but it was a quicker jet ski, and it had trim tabs on it, so you could make the front end come up, or the front end go down.
And as we’re going through the Clearwater pass, we’re jumping these crazy waves in this storm. And Brutus takes off, going straight ahead, Macho takes off going straight ahead, and Ellis is kinda sticking with me. And so as I jump this wave, I get thrown over the front of the ski. And I got a life jacket on, so as I go into the water, I try to duck down underwater, but that damn life jacket brought me back up. And the jet ski hit me in the face.
My whole eye is just blasted open, my orbital socket is broken because that 600-pound jet ski hit me right in the face. I get to the emergency room, I get all stitched up, I have this two-hour operation trying to fix my orbital socket. Jimmy Hart comes over, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, baby, baby, oh my god, Vince is gonna kill you.’
I go to Vegas, Vince sees me and he goes, ‘You’re not wrestling, that’s it.’ And I said, ‘BS, if I pass a physical, I’m gonna wrestle.’ So I actually wrestled, my eye socket was completely shattered. I wrestled the tag match with I.R.S. and Ted, they didn’t touch my face, and then I got to wrestle Yokozuna.”
— Allan (@allan_cheapshot) October 18, 2017
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 4, 1993) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from Fayetteville, North Carolina and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV, which happened later on the same day.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Crush vs. Barry Horowitz
– Bob Backlund vs. Jeff Palls
– The Headshrinkers vs. Les Parker & Jim Powers
– Lex Luger vs. Tom Italy
– Kamala vs. Chris Katowski
– Hulk Hogan/Brutus The Barber Beefcake/Jimmy Hart Interview