• WWF Veteran Wanted Hulk Hogan To Turn Heel In 1993
On an episode of his weekly ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, WWF Legend Brother Love (Bruce Prichard) spoke about Hulk Hogan’s 1996 heel turn in WCW, which is still considered THE single biggest heel turn in professional wrestling history.
Bruce said that he would have loved to turn Hogan heel during his 1993 run with the World Wrestling Federation, but also mentioned that Vince & Hulk would have never agreed to it.
Here’s what Prichard had to say:
“Personally, I wish we would’ve done it (turn Hogan heel). I wish we would’ve done it a while ago, it was more of their positioning of, like it was WWF vs. WCW with those talents, finally they had to come out and say [Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan] don’t represent WWF even though the commentary tried to drive you that way all the time.
You’re looking at it through business eyes and not necessarily a fan’s eyes a lot of the time, to the audience it was Hulk Hogan, it was something that they were familiar with.
To a lot of people, I dare say, they were ready for him to turn, they wanted to boo him, they had been booing him. You had the perfect storm and no matter what anybody says, I think the pivotal moment was Hulk turning heel for WCW. I think that was what made the turn, when they did that, they made the turn and didn’t look back for 83 weeks.
You’re being challenged now and that gets you on your toes. It was a completely different feeling and thankful that we didn’t turn Hulk when we wanted to, or at least I wanted to back in 1993. It was an exciting time to be a fan of the product, both.
There was so much resistance from Hulk way back when, Hulk and Vince saw Hulk Hogan and ‘The Real American’ character as beyond reproach. You couldn’t f**k with that formula and it was proven wrong.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 28, 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 Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Louie Spicolli
– Irwin R. Schyster vs. Bob Jones
– Jim Duggan vs. Ed Moretti
– The Nasty Boys vs. Stan Saxton & Brian Jewels
– The Big Boss Man vs. Sam Steel
– The Beverley Brothers vs. Jeff Wheeler & Randy Thatcher