I was having a conversation with friend about who the most influential wrestler of all time is. He chose Hogan based on the big boom that followed, but I said Stone Cold Steve Austin. Because of Stone Cold we longer have the "White Bread" babyface and almost all the big babyface angles involve rebelling against authority. Not to mention the "Main Event" style that still exist today. Thoughts?
Hogan drew millions but I wouldn't call him particularly influential. His whole act was cribbed from a combination of Jerry Lawler and Superstar Billy Graham. Given those two choices, Austin is the clear winner.