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Scottmania!

Ok, brother... Given that Hulk Hogan appreciation night is coming up I was wanting to read a positive from you about the Hulkster. We all (should) know the man wasn't the greatest technical wrestler of all time, but when people talk about the "it" factor, something about the man connected with the masses for decades now. So what's your favorite Hulk Hogan moment or memory? Did you ever cheer for the guy? Also, and perhaps more importantly, when I first discovered Hulk Hogan vs the Great Muta from '93 I had to make sure it wasn't someone dressed up like him. Why was Hogan's matches so much better in Japan?! Hulk Hogan doing an enzuigiri is something I never thought I'd see!

​Do we seriously need ANOTHER celebration of Hulk Hogan?  And no, I never cheered for Hogan.  His character onscreen was a selfish jerkass and then later we learned what a selfish jerkass he was in real life.  Plus he was a hypocrite who preached anti-drug messages while pumping himself full of steroids and doing blow.  The WM18 return was a nice moment for him, I guess.  And he had some really good matches with Stan Hansen and others in Japan.  ​

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  1. I think it's just a case of Hogan being smart to the business and knowing what certain audiences liked and giving them what they wanted so if he toured Japan, he was bringing his work boots with him.

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  2. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Hogan busted his ass in Japan because he knew if he didn't, they wouldn't want him back and/or he'd get his ass handed to him backstage.

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  3. Wasn't his birthday party an appreciation night?

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  4. As a kid, all my friends loved Hulk Hogan, until Warrior started getting the megapush then we all jumped on the Warrior bandwagon because we saw him as the younger, cooler version of Hulk Hogan.

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  5. I love the Hulkster, but yeah, ANOTHER one? Didn't this happen somewhat recently?


    And we all know Scott despises Hogan.


    Did this come from MichaelXavier?

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  6. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    I never liked Hogan. I mean, I didn't HATE him until I smartened up, but before that I just didn't really care one way or the other.

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  7. "And no, I never cheered for Hogan"

    Mark ;)

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  8. I first started to dislike him around 1991, but I was still enough of a mark for the guy to buy tickets to see his movies.

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  9. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    I think the Hulkster appreciation night is at MSG for a house show next month.

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  10. Minor, minor point, but I remember the SNME cage match with Bossman where he totally punched him in the nads before he crotched himself. I'm like "dude, really?"

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  11. I hated Hogan. I was Flair all the way.

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  12. Scott, if you can't root for the lead supporting actor in 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, who can you root for in THIS business, jack?

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  13. Really? But NWA/WCW wasn't even a thing in the UK.

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  14. Seventy percent increase. Good lord. Somehow I doubt ticket prices will drop though. I'm glad it's just staying with Sky and BT though, I'd heard there was a chance it could be split across three broadcasters which would have cost a fortune.

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  15. Shouldn't it be Scottamania?

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  16. I was a huge Hogan Mark all the way up until Mania 8 his act was old and tired and didn't change at all. Of course when he DID change it would lead to wrestling second boom period and of course he was at the center of it all again making it harder for people like me to deny him.

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  17. Somewhere in the world, a single tear is sliding down Michael Xavier's cheek and onto his Hulkamania t-shirt.

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  18. Greatest face. Greatest heel.

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  19. Whew...good thing WWE knows better not to let their acts get old and tired now...

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  20. I didn't grow up with wrestling like you guys did, so take this for what it's worth, but I never got the appeal to Hogan. He was a good heel in the nWo until that fast count stuff with Sting, but otherwise I never really got the point.

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  21. I'm glad Eurosport didn't get anything. Their coverage of other sports is pretty spotty at times.

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  22. That's really interesting. I just pulled up their touring dates for '95, they only played the Spectrum three times that year. Once in February (drew 5500 in a 18,000 seat building), once for KOTR '95, and once in November (drew 4600 in a 18,000 seat building).


    So yeah, they couldn't come close to filling it which probably scared them off running it much. They played ALL around it. Hershey, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Newark, etc

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  23. You had to be a young fan in the 80s. Hogan was a hero like Superman or Optimus Prime.

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  24. I bet neither one could recall that match.

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  25. Matt_INDEED_Was_Bayless'd!February 10, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    "Just another butt hurt Indy Geek, brother. I was sellin' out the world while you were selling meat out of a truck in Saskatchewan, brother!"

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  26. Shawn Michaels had to learn the hard way why Hulkamania runs wild on everybody.

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  27. Matt_INDEED_Was_Bayless'd!February 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    If you were older in the 80's, Hogan was a goofball. But to a 7 year old me, he was a big deal.


    Then he really, really...wasn't.

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  28. Pick a hero or superhero you just LOVED as a kid. Multiply it by 1 billion times. Then imagine the entire WORLD loving him.

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  29. Prediction: Ticket prices stay same. Sky Sports price skyrockets.

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  30. The fact women continue to do this is one thing...but that they have that done...get dolled up in front of the mirror and go yep...I'm happier with this face lets go walk the red carpets for thousands of pictures is kind of mind boggling.

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  31. Wcw was never on sky...during the attitude era it was on tnt and then brief period channel 5..that's the only time I saw wcw until I watched most of in the internet era

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  32. TBF, ECW was starting up while the WWF was a flaming bag. There were ECW chants during KOTR if I'm not mistaken.



    I don't remember much from that time, other than Rich Kotite. And the Sixers still reeling from trading Barkley for a bag of Doritos.

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  33. It was impossible to be a kid growing up in the 80's and not be a fan. I was at Wrestlemania 9 live and marked out HUGE when Hogan walked out with the belt.

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  34. Remember when Larry got pissed at Jericho when Chris referred to himself as "The Living Legend"?

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  35. Disqus integration will be ready by end of week. Still trying to resolve why it is being blocked in some places. It's all a work in progress. Stay tuned. I hope to have some old fast food reviews posted by tonight. Just go ahead and bookmark it now.

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  36. I think you could stop with "Remember when Larry got pissed..."

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  37. Yeah KOTR '95 is where Vince infamously first heard of ECW. The crowd turned on that shown. It might even be in the commentary where Vince says "I'm not quite sure what the crowd is chanting" while they're chanting ECW.

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  38. If you mean Triple H losing the belt to Hogan after WM18, that was insane. I don't know what happened exactly, but apparently Vince went back to the well one more time. Triple H supposedly wasn't that upset by it, and said it was an honor to lost to Hogan (especially via interference).

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  39. I think Time is referring to early 90s when WCW was shown at 4am, but even those shows didn't show how good Flair was.

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  40. Jericho had the two most random feuds ever with Larry and Superstar Graham.

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  41. Goddamn, Faith No More announced the official release date for their first album since '97. So. Fucking. Excited.

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  42. There's NOBODY in the offices right now. Time to watch some Death Battle

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  43. I remember the Youtube Last Call Scott Hall shows with Zbyszko and he would always bring up how Larry is bitter and jealous of everyone else.

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  44. Cena vs Orton,one more timeFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    Apparently whichever club coming bottom of the Premier League 16/17 will receive in the region of £99 million in TV revenue. That is more than any other club in Europe barring Real Madrid and Barcelona.The next highest is Juventus with around £90m.That is some serious cash.

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  45. The Toph/Gaada one was actually done quite well.

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  46. Fantastic.

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  47. She looks like a dying Kate Winslet now.

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  48. Such a bitter angry old man. Never was a fan.

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  49. Thnks good I get bt because of broadband but sky just to expensive..just wait for motd..the split for the game is anti one sides bt get 41 games lol

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  50. I'd rather have that than the Kane/Big Show tag main events we get nowadays.

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  51. Cornette is entertainingly bitter. Larry is not.

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  52. The crowd pops for Hogan's return were getting disgusting. Seriously, go watch some footage of Hogan on Raw/Smackdown in the weeks following Wrestlemania 18 before ditching the nWo garb to back to red-and-yellow full time. It was insane.

    In hindsight, I feel like a lot of people did it just because it was the "cool" thing to do, but in this case, Vince definitely listened to the fans, so I can't blame him for what he did from a business standpoint. But, like most nostalgia acts, the candle burned out really quickly, and people stopped caring again within a month. Which means heel Taker got the belt in one of the worst main events ever.

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  53. I don't watch Football so I don't particularly care about the coverage but the one good thing about BT pumping money in to it's sports is that despite all the extra money for the sporting governing bodies is that it has ended Sky's monopoly meaning that they both have to be wary of each others pricing. If Sky Sports put up their pricing there are people who would switch to/ only subscribe to BT if money is tight.

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  54. When that match happened it was already Sunday morning.

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  55. Hogan was hot. After that match with Rock he was crazy over as a face. Strike while the iron is hot. They didn't let it get to far and who knows? Hogan has caused the the industry to boom before why not take a month to see if he can do it again? HHH got his job back on free t.v. as he is one to do.

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  56. Which...what exactly did Larry ever do? He wasn't a good worker. Had one big feud with Bruno, by the time he got out of the dying days of the AWA he was already over the hill.

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  57. Operation Sami.

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  58. From Scott's Summerslam 1990 rant for the Hogan/Earthquake match:

    "It should be noted that my father, who is a noted sadist, printed out a huge "GET WELL HULK" poster and hung it in my room while I was asleep, just to piss me off."



    Why would that piss you off? Unless.....YOU WERE A HULKAMANIAC, BROTHER! Whatcha gonna do....when your past rants....contradict......you!!!!

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  59. Cena vs Orton,one more timeFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    The main benefactors of this deal will be the people that own the clubs. They don't want to give players (employees) more money anymore than they want to give you cheaper match tickets.

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  60. This is not even counting international rights..

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  61. It looks pretty cool. I have no idea how wordpress works, so the Disqus integration is a welcome addition, so I can actually comment there now.

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  62. Won a world championship in a battle royal.
    Helped Curt Hennig beat Bockwinkel I think.



    Don't undersell the feud with Bruno, though - that was more or less Bruno's last major feud and they had nuclear heat.

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  63. probably Flair's right?

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  64. I say insane not meaning it wasn't the right thing to do. Insane in the sense that WWE actually pulled the trigger and Hogan got the belt again give or take a decade later.


    I remember WM18 and how awesome it was, and how it kept going for another few months after that.

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  65. I started watching after the peak of Hulkamania, but I remember thinking what happened at Wrestlemania IX was bullshit, especially with PWI making a big deal about him not defending the belt.


    The fact that he always won, no matter what in WCW, got really annoying.

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  66. Remember when he was feuding with Louie Spicolli and still kayfabed his way through his tribute when he died?

    >"Out of respect for his family, I'll keep my opinions to myself at this time"

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  67. I bet Rollins keeps his nude photos in his dented MITB briefcase.

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  68. This is true but we don't go around calling Orndorff a living legend and are expected to bow down at his feet for have one crazy hot feud.

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  69. Outside of the Bruno feud & as the last AWA champion, Larry was a solid midcard guy who was a good talker, knew how to dreaw heat and wasn't out of place holding secondary titles. But his style was boring and he rarely took big bumps.

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  70. Call him "Stang".

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  71. What was the Superstar one about?

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  72. It's probably a lot harder to get to pro athletes then wrestlers. Pretty much as soon as wrestlers leave the arena, they're like regular guys. If you looked at Twitter after the Royal Rumble people were talking about how they spotted them all around town at like gas stations and such. I think Sam Roberts on his podcast said they saw Lana and Rusev just sitting at a Starbucks in a truck stop drinking lattes.


    And wrestlers are so crazy, just because they're gone like 300 days a year.


    I would think it'd take a special kind of person to keep it together or you just have to come to an understanding.

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  73. Bob Backlund was not drawing as champion so the Bruno/Larry feud carried the company for most of 1980.

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  74. HOW MUCH DUZ DIS UPVOTE WEIGH? Oh, sorry, wrong Art.

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  75. Watching it right now

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  76. I think this is gonna hurt Rollins going forward. All this "family-friendly" and "social media" junk. Those big fake titties and his fucking dick showed up not only on Twitter and Instagram, but on WWE's own website cause it links to the Twitter feed. If this was 1999, Russo would wanna put the belt on him. But now? I dunno. This could hurt him.

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  77. I did chuckle when he "reminded" Mizdown to pay attention to his opponent

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  78. He's also the only man to beat Barry Windham! Sure it was for the Western States championship, and sure he used a shoe, and sure it was on a really bad card with a battle royal in a cage, and sure the title was dissolved soon after, but it was BARRY! WINDHAM!

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  79. I'm not sure working with your spouse is better.


    Example: Savage and Elizabeth. Savage was by all accounts paranoid beyond belief and rightfully so, because I'm sure every one in that locker room was looking to take a shot at Elizabeth at some point.

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  80. The business was crazy then ...so backland only went on to hold the title for another 3 years then.

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  81. Scott's response to this e-mail is ridiculous. Hulk Hogan is the single biggest force in wrestling history. The whole reason any of us here are discussing wrestling is because of Hulk Hogan.

    The fact remains that after this Roman Reigns push is aborted WWE is going to rely on Hogan YET AGAIN to swoop in and save the company with one last title reign/angle with Cena this summer. And you'll cheer him along with everyone else as he hulks up, cups the ear, and bodyslams Cena.

    Hogan kickstarted the two biggest eras in wrestling history. Discussion is over.

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  82. "You know rest areas are homosexual hangouts"

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  83. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Damn. After the exchange rate that's about what NFL teams get.

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  84. It totally could. He was in line to win the title (probably quite soon)...now...I'm not so sure.

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  85. Mercury's head looks like a penis. Who's to say that it wasn't him in the picture?

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  86. That chokeslam ("You ready?"), Hogan stealing Taker's bike and trying to chase him with it only for it to stall out. Botchamania/Wrestlecrap of the highest order!

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  87. This will either demonstrate the double standard for protected guys or that everyone gets treated evenly.

    So yeah, I'm expecting him to hold the title in the summer.

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  88. Thing was Backlund was defending the title against the Samoans during the feud not take attention away from Bruno/Larry. But when guys like Valentine, Muraco and Slaughter were brought in, Backlund's stock went way up.

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  89. Totally. He doesn't get enough credit for kickstarting the 90's boom. Everybody always says that Austin, Rock, and HHH got over by "being themselves" rather than being shitty characters. Hogan in 1996 was the first one to do that.

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  90. I only started watching in 1991. And i did buy all the WCW home videos too!

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  91. Well, Adrian Street and Miss Linda are the exception that proves the rule. Ditto Jimmy Garvin and Precious.

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  92. What could save him is if it really was his fiance that "hacked" him and posted them on his social media.

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  93. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    I HATED the time period right after WM18 because of how quickly they shuffled the title around. Jericho-Triple H-Hogan-Taker-Rock-Lesnar from Mania to SummerSlam was ridiculous.

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  94. I don't know, for me, it's only hurt. Because I'm the kind of obsessive who's going to buy both. Paying for BT Sport + Sky is always going to cost more than just paying for Sky.

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  95. Yeah but either way. It's on Deadspin and all over the 'net. HHH actually referenced it in a conference call this morning. So hacked or not, it falls on him.

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  96. It doesn't explain away the nude pics, though.

    It COULD hurt him, and we think those are his pics, but the fed will probably look away.

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  97. Hey, it could have been worse...he could have booked a stand-up comedy gig WITHOUT THE COMPANY'S KNOWLEDGE!!!!

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  98. I don't even know how it started I just remember Billy Graham coming off like a crazy person.


    I think it was Jericho mentioning how old timers were going on talk shows after Benoit without mentioning names and graham took offense and threatened to beat Jericho up and spit on his grave. Jericho told him to shut up and stop being a mark because Graham criticized Punk and "lost all respect" for him when Punk cut a promo about Bruno to which Graham talked about how he's a mark for Bob Dylan and Triple H because of his physique and how he bladed once and Graham didn't see him do it and closed by saying he's just doing what he does and that's cut promos.

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  99. I think people underestimate how much the "Holy shit, Hulk Hogan is a bad guy now?" angle drew old fans to WCW.

    Austin was still a mid-carder (albeit a midcarder with a cool catchphrase) when nWo shirts were selling like hotcakes.

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  100. I think Bret was the first guy to do the being themselves thing at a main event level in WWF. Though arguably Flair probably did it first during the 80s.

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  101. I do think this point, that it showed up on the WWE site, can't be stated enough.



    I fully expect them to blow this over and have him be at the top again, but it'll be hilarious when you compare it to other guys' "transgressions".

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  102. Yea that's true, but it's not like he did an unauthorized Playgirl spread or anything like that. It's a shame it came out the way it did.

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  103. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    After Scott posted that pic I thought he was the hot dog from the Rosebuds.

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  104. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Absolutely. The guy was EVERYWHERE from 1985 onward. WWF Champ, cover of SI, had his own cartoon, hosting SNL. There wasn't anyone else in the business who the larger-than-life presence Hogan had.

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  105. The blowoff. I've seen the turn

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  106. Possibly with Flair but still, it was so different and fresh to see Hogan out there as a heel. It was like as if Michael Jordan went to center court of the United Center and said "You know what...fuck you people. I don't play basketball for you. I play it for ME. Cause I'm the best basketball player ever....brother."

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  107. It's not the worst thing in the world, I think the bigger issue is they ended up on the WWE site. THAT looks bad.

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  108. It does if you're white so I'll just need to get my racial status cleared up.

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  109. They were paying tribute to the fallen WCW.

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  110. Yeah I never saw WCW Flair on TV. It was solely based on him showing up in WWF in 1991 and then getting all the videos.

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  111. Are you implying that Shawn's Playgirl spread wasn't authorized? Hell, I figured Vince himself took the pictures.

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  112. "His character onscreen was a selfish jerkass and then later we learned what a selfish jerkass he was in real life."

    How was Hogan selfish in real life? Because he was the biggest star in wrestling history and he wouldn't lay down for Bret Hart? He already put Warrior over and that went nowhere. Why make the same mistake twice?

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  113. I have no idea what you just said but can safely assume that was a word for word transcript of what Graham said.

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  114. I suspect Scott is an old school mark that doesn't like that Hogan is, and will always be, meteorically more important to the business than anything Flair ever did.

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  115. And he put Yoko over

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  116. I saw the Hogan/Mr. T skit with Fernando's Hideaway a few weeks ago. It was pretty funny.

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  117. Totally, the same way you had to be like 13 or older to appreciate Austin.

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  118. Upvote for the "brother" at the end.

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  119. hogan was on talk is jericho.im pretty sure he talks about japan, check the interview out its good.and hulk seems to open up to chris

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  120. Before Flair came to WWF, I read all about the guy in PWI, but I didn't buy him as an all time great because I just saw him as an old man. I only first started to like the guy after his 92 Rumble performance then I understood what all the fuss was about.

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  121. Yeah that's what I think too. A dick-pic on any organization's official website is bad press.

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  122. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    I read the book Hogan released back in 2009-2010. I had to stop midway through. Between Hogan's book and Bret Hart's book, my childhood memories were raped by cocaine, loose women and tarnished heroes.

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  123. Which was basically what he was saying to all his teammates anyway.

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  124. And opponents for that matter.

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  125. I realized after I said it it was a bad example (thanks HBK) but I think Playboy and Playgirl would be much more of a anti-family friendly offense than nudes getting leaked.

    Related: Zahara is a good looking gal.

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  126. it will be interesting to see how they handle it. I wonder if she had truly considered the level of revenge she was unleashing.

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  127. Yes, he gave Hennig a roll of dimes at Super Clash II in San Francisco. Curt would hold the title for over a year before losing it to Jerry "The King" Lawler. I believe he was on his way to the WWF, so he did the honors for Jerry.

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  128. Or Bret Hart. Or Shawn Michaels. Or any other of those guys who, while great wrestlers and entertainers in their own right, were never a pimple on Hulk Hogan's roided back.

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  129. It was more shocking with Bret because WWF made a big deal about Bret being a family man and always showing his kids whereas with Hulk, WWF never acknowledged that the guy was married or had any kids.

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  130. Yup, he put Yoko over, who THEN put Bret Hart over. Wouldn't you think that does Bret Hart even MORE favors? He beat the man who beat Hulkamania

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  131. Whatever you do don't ask Larry about his ex-wife or women in general. Yikes!

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  132. Maybe the guy who is supposed to scan that was the guy ADR molly-wopped

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  133. Hogan's first book is the worst wrestling book ever written. Even the most basic of things is wrong. Everything is out of order, there's massive fuck ups like talking about him winning his first title at Mania I, he takes credit for things he wasn't even around for... God it's atrocious.

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  134. Yeah, if you're going to call Hogan a hypocrite for his anti-drug stuff, you have to call Bret a hypocrite because of all his "family man" crap

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  135. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    NWA booking in the late 80s really made Flair come off as a chump when he was a heel. Always needed protection, could never hold on to the title more than a few months at a time ( when Hogan held on to the WWF title for FOUR YEARS!) and taking challengers to time limit draws instead of legit beating them.


    I know it was a completely different booking mentality, but when I started watching NWA in 1987-88, and reading PWI, it was to me a very stark contrast.

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  136. And there are a lot of people like you. All of my English college mates that are tight for cash cancelled Sky this year as soon as the rights for the Rugby European Cup were split (After BT aleady had the Premiership). Everyone locally cancelled Sky the same time and just had the free BT with broadband deal because instaed of 4 things to watch on the weekend on Sky now there's only 1 or 2 and the clubs are open all day Saturday and Sunday.

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  137. Married the boss' daughter but didn't become COO.

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  138. Considering Bockwinkel was 52-53 years old at the time, guess he didn't need, say, a roll of quarters or nickels.

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  139. Whatever you do don't ask Larry about (insert noun here)".



    FTFY

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  140. Agreed. Hogan was very candid on Talk Is Jericho because he knew he couldn't work Jericho. Of course when he's on the Today Show or some MTV talking head piece he's going to exaggerate everything. His a pro wrestler, brother.

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  141. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I don't think that's the one that I read. That was a WWE book, right?

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  142. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I don't think it will, it will probably be forgotten about in a few days. Every celebrity has nude pics, it's not even news anymore. Especially when you have things like Steph saying she likes it in the ass and Bryan and Brie talking about how they like it raw.

    He'll catch some heat for the photos appearing on the WWE website (which I blame more on the people running the site than I do Rollins), but I wouldn't expect him to suddenly get buried.

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  143. Or it was just the payout to the other wrestlers for the card. Either one works.

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  144. Verne Gagne's daughter? Guess that's why he lives in Florida now.

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  145. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    I believe Bobby Heenan would say that Yokozuna KILLED Hulkamania. It had to be resurrected by a Lazarus Pit, owned by Ted Turner.

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  146. I started watching wrestling in 1988 at age 12, so I was already nearing that cynical age. And I HATED how Hulk Hogan would kick out of everybody's finisher and do the same Hulk Up routine. It felt so damn fake. Meanwhile, the NWA was blowing my mind with wrestling that looked tough and badass.

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  147. I'm fairly certain that Larry lives in Florida to avoid paying a state income tax and play golf on a daily basis.

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  148. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Face is nice, not so much the nasty implants and even nastier tats.

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  149. So she's a no go for you?

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  150. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Most wrestlers live in Florida because of the low taxes.

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  151. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    I don't think anyone is defending Bret Hart, either.


    Fallen heroes, man. It's a bitch. Uh, brother.

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  152. Would have been cool if Yokozuna was always introduced as the guy that ended Hulkamania (like Brock beating Undertaker) but Hogan's name was never mentioned again after KOTR so that rub meant nothing.

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  153. Didn't Meltzer make a list of all the things he got wrong? What issue, or....is it online?

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  154. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    I'm on the fence. Would have to see a better pic before I made the final call.

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  155. Yeah the implants are nasty. Cute ass though


    Another note on Shawn's Playgirl thing: I was watching that Raw where Bret turned heel with a friend of mine. At the end of the show, he challenged Rocky for the IC title. I said "Isn't the IC title a little beneath Bret?" and my friend responded "Besides Goldust, who would want the World title after it's been around Shawn's dick like that?"

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  156. That's where I'm at. Great ass cute face. I can forgive the tits.

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  157. If she walked in my house nude right now, I'd be less critical. But as for being the zillionth nude girl on the internet, eh.

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  158. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Yeah, it was a different time. Although I'm not sure Yoko needed it. At 550 lbs., at least doubling every other opponent he got in the ring with, he already looked like an unbeatable monster.


    And I don't think the memory of that Hulkbuster leg drop ever left my mind while he was champ.

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  159. I'm not sure why Vince didn't put Yoko over that way. Hogan had no contract with the company anymore, so there was no reason he couldn't. Anyway, that's on Vince.

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  160. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Imagine of someone suggested to Vince that Brock do that today, they would probably be fired on the spot.

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  161. He even called him out on one of those fringe promotion's PPV's in the early 2000's. There was literally no point to Larry being there except to cut the promo. WWA? Borash and Jarrett were involved.

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  162. Shea Stadium match should be on Youtube or Dailymotion. Don't know if the complete match is out there. That was the show where Michael Cole and Mick Foley did commentary on and they were hilarious.

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  163. Honestly, I feel the the same way about Giant Baba, Inoki, hell, Rikidozan even -- what's the appeal of these guys -- I get they ran the book but their workrate sucks for Japan standards. Still better than Hogan though

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  164. What did he say?

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  165. Comprehension isn't a strong suit of yours is it?

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  166. "- Regarding Seth Rollins, he said that Rollins issued an apology and
    called it "an unfortunate personal incident, and that's all it is." He
    gave the indication there would be no punishment involved and it was
    something they wanted to move past."

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  167. From the HHH conference call: - Regarding Seth Rollins, he said that Rollins issued an apology and
    called it "an unfortunate personal incident, and that's all it is." He
    gave the indication there would be no punishment involved and it was
    something they wanted to move past.

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  168. Agreed. It was some of the greatest material ever for all of the wrong reasons.

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  169. For whoever it was that asked last week (I think it was DBSM) MacGyver just slid down a sand dune on a map, into a convieniently placed hot air balloon.

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  170. I was a mark, but even as a mark, I couldn't take Yoko seriously because the guy always sold far too much for a guy of his size and towards the end of his run, he was doing the whole Honky Tonk Man with his reign where he always lost by DQ or countout or he needed the help of 10 guys to beat one guy.

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  171. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Like the fappening the lesson here should be to not take nude pics on a cell phone.

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  172. 7 old me loved the ending of the 90/91 rumble with all the posing...I still watch wm 21 with hassan once in a while...love watching wm 18, fast forward to wen he's bout to hulk hogan.. It's magical

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  173. Yeah, it continued until he jobbed to Brock in the build-up to SummerSlam, so at least there was a payoff. After losing the belt, Hogan was doing legitimate jobs that were best for everyone involved.

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  174. So........having naked pics on your company's website, brushed under the rug.
    Trying to have a side gig doing standup - depushed to Zack Ryder levels.

    Told ya.

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  175. Forget this Zaharah broad....these tits are the best there is, the best here was, and the best there ever will be (NSFW): https://40.media.tumblr.com/69a3b94ade462841d61c44cd4ae976ab/tumblr_ne29j945M01qbsfl6o1_1280.jpg

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  176. Hogan's wrestling: He wasn't nearly as bad as people made/make him out to be. He was capable of having good matches, but he was brought up in the "less is more" era of wrestling where he didn't have to go all out to get the crowd into a match. Hogan did know that in Japan he would have to bring the goods to get the fans into a match, and he did.

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  177. This will be forgotton sooner than the goofy ways Ambrose lost to Wyatt,

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  178. Rooting for Good Guy Hogan was like rooting for a preacher that always talks family values while banging a bunch of women in the congregation. He was an asshole on screen.

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  179. Yep, Curt was in the WWF 2 months later. Sometime in that span was the infamous who gets the Mr. Perfect or Red Rooster gimmick selection between Curt & Terry Taylor.

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  180. By the time I started watching wrestling warrior was there so he was my guy when I first showed up as a little kid. When I first started smarking on the iwc hogan was already fucking shit up in wcw (just barely pre nWo) so honestly I always hated him until a few years ago when I just got over it and appreciated him for what he was.

    But for 90's smarks he was whatever hhh is today times 1,000

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  181. I would love a Macgyver reviewer for the blog.

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  182. Huh? He said in his email response that he never cheered for Hulk. I quoted from a rant of his that suggests that he did cheer for Hulk.

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  183. Mabel in 1995 was booked better than Yoko in 1993. Yeah I went there.

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  184. Tell me everything there is to know about this person.

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  185. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    I said LOOKED LIKE!

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  186. "How was Hogan selfish in real life?"

    Haha.

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  187. People defend Bret Hart? Since when?

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  188. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    I've always thought the Ziggler stand-up rumor was bullshit. He didn't job the IC title because of that, he lost it because he got kayfabe fired a couple hours later.

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  189. He hated Hogan. So his Dad, to piss him off, hung a "GET WELL HULK" banner in his room. Because Scott hated Hogan, so a pro-Hogan sign would annoy him. Just like hanging a "RED SOX WORLD CHAMPION" sign in a Yankees' fan room would piss them off.

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  190. Reading about Seth today I can't get Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" out of my head.

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  191. I read it as Hulk is gonna get so beat down by Earthquake that he'll need to get well afterwards.

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  192. No, that wasn't the idea.

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  193. It was legitimately pretty close. I captured the essence of Billy Graham.

    I lift barbell plates and I'm sweeter than a German chocolate cake!

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