• Famous Daughter Of WWF Legend Celebrates Her Birthday
Brooke Hogan (Real name: Brooke Bollea), daughter of the single biggest name in professional wrestling history, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, turns 31 today.
In 2006, she was seen on WWE TV a couple of times during the storyline build up for the ‘Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton’ SummerSlam PPV match.
Years later, Brooke Hogan followed her dad to TNA iMPACT Wrestling, where she became an authority figure, responsible for the female wrestlers in TNA (who are referred to as “TNA Knockouts”).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKE!
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• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Sami Zayn Is The Best Promo Guy Today, Says Sami Is Doing Stone Cold Type Promos
During a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry praised Sami Zayn’s promo skills once again and compared his promos to that of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Below is what Henry said:
“I listen to Sami’s banter and the people are now sitting and listening like they’re in church. They’re not a wrestling audience, they’re an audience. And they’re listening to him, and they’re learning from him, and he is the best promo in wrestling today. There’s no one close. Sami is giving an opinion that is so polarizing that you have to sit there and listen, even if you disagree.
People are sitting and they’re not clapping, they’re not booing and hissing unless he prompts them to. They’re sitting there like, ‘Wow, he’s right.’ He’s like, ‘You point your fingers at me and wrestling, and you expect us to kowtow to every little thing that you do. And when somebody says no, you pout.’
Sami is bringing these points that nobody is talking about. Like when he says those things, that’s not everybody, you can’t generalize a stadium full of 20,000 people, but it hits home to a bunch of them. The things that he’s saying is hitting home and people are sitting there—you can tell who he is affecting.
Because the people who are wrestling fans feel uncomfortable, and I love it. That’s the entertaining side of what he’s doing and I hope he continues to do that, but more than anything, you cannot put Sami Zayn in the ring with a babyface because I feel he is a babyface. You have got to put a polarizing heel in a situation with Sami Zayn.
Sami is doing Steve Austin type promos. Steve Austin was not going to the ring trying to make the fans feel good. Steve Austin was about Steve Austin, Sami Zayn is about Sami Zayn. He’s going to get his point across and you’re going to listen. I think it’s the most interesting thing on television right now. We have guys with titles, we have Shake-Ups, the women’s movement, and the thing that moves me the most is Sami Zayn’s promos because they’re real.
Not only are they real, the crowd is starting to understand that Sami is not just your atypical wrestler, he is something more than that. And now it’s time to put the machine behind him and let him ride because it is interesting as hell.”