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WWF Veteran Reveals Why Hulk Hogan Quit Wrestling At First During His Early Days In The Business

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 21, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1987’.

The card can be found below:

– NEW BREED vs. ISLEY/JONES

– MIKE ROTUNDO vs. TOMMY ANGEL

– STING vs. COUGAR JAY

– KEVIN SULLIVAN vs. ALAN MARTIN

– RICK STIENER vs. RICK NELSON

– MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. KING/McGYVER

– ROAD WARRIORS vs. THOMPSON/LAPEROUSE

– LARRY ZBYSKO vs. LARRY STEVENS

– JIVE TONES vs. WASHINGTON/EL NEGRO

– EDDIE GILBERT vs. GEORGE FOX

– TERRY TAYLOR vs. BOB EMORY

• WWF Veteran Reveals Why Hulk Hogan Quit Wrestling At First During His Early Days In The Business

During a recent interview with CBC News, Old School WWF Veteran Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake talked about how hard it is to get into the wrestling business (at least back in the day), Hulk Hogan quitting at first & more.

Below are the highlights:

On training with Hulk Hogan:

“I was training with Hulk and his friends in the gym for several years. He had a dream of being a wrestler. I didn’t.”

On Hogan breaking his ankle on his first day of training camp:

“He tried to get involved with a promotion in Florida. They didn’t like him. First day in his training camp, they broke his ankle. That’s their way of saying we don’t want you, go away.

After his ankle got better, he went back to the school, and I guess they let him finish. Then, basically, they wouldn’t book him in the towns. They’d book him in a town that’s 400 miles away, 300 miles away… they wouldn’t pay him anything. So he quit, he got real frustrated.”

On how the wrestling business and chasing your dreams is tough:

“The wrestling business is a very, very tough life. One in about a hundred million guys ever really make it, and that’s pretty poor odds, if you ask me. Chase your dreams, man, go after them, do what you gotta do. But you also gotta be logical and smart about this, too.”

        
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