Hulk Hogan helped launch WWE (then WWF) into global prominence. His rivalry with fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Andre the Giant, is considered one of the best feuds of all time.
They made history at WrestleMania 3 in 1987 where Hogan defeated Andre with ‘the body slam heard around the world,’ and retained his world title.
Ahead of Royal Rumble 2021, Hogan shared an emotional throwback. He revealed that Andre and him did not always see eye-to-eye. In fact, Hogan revealed his actions used to get him in trouble with the Boss. But in the end, the feud taught both of them some valuable lessons.
A few days ago, Hogan shared another tribute on the death anniversary of Andre. This Wednesday marked the 28th year since ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ passed away because of heart failure.
Hogan revealed that Andre taught him to respect the craft of wrestling along with fan interaction. He wrote, “28yrs ago Andre passed, my big brother, he taught me respect for our business and also taught me how to work using my instincts and my connection with the crowd.”
Hulk Hogan got Tony Khan into the wrestling business
Currently, WWE’s biggest competitor is All Elite Wrestling (AEW). AEW’s president Tony Khan revealed in one interview how a match starring Hogan changed his perception of professional wrestling.
“The first time I saw wrestling, I was watching A-Team and Hulk Hogan was on the A-Team. Then I was going through the toy stores and I learned he was a real person.
“I started watching more wrestling, and I liked, you know him [Hogan]. But I also liked the ‘Macho Man’ and started watching other wrestling companies about six months later, but really, I just couldn’t get enough of it,” Khan told Brandon Walker.
Being a huge pro wrestling fan himself, Khan always says that AEW is all about what the fans want. Rightfully, AEW has garnered a massive fan following within two years of its inception and has some big names like Sting, Chris Jericho, and young ones like MJF and Orange Cassidy on its roster.
Hogan has been a part of WWE’s rival Impact Wrestling in the past; so choosing AEW won’t be something new. Can we see Hulk Hogan in AEW? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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