WWE.com presents: The true story behind Hulk Hogan’s jump to WCW

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Hulk Hogan and WWE were synonymous for a more than a decade. In 1984, the muscular marvel catapulted WWE from a territory in the northeastern United States to a global phenomenon. The Hulkster reigned as WWE Champion for most of the ’80s, standing tall next to Mr. T following their victory at the inaugural WrestleMania, bodyslamming Andre the Giant in front of 93,173, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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WWE.com presents: 20 ridiculous WCW moments you may have missed

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The refined gentlemen in the WWEClassics.com office have been rewatching old WCW shows as a profession for years and we’ve stumbled upon more than a few dopey moments we can’t believe we missed the first time around. Everyone remembers when David Arquette won the WCW Title, but what about the night Scott Steiner set attack dogs on Sting? Or that time Hulk Hogan got into an endlessly quotable confrontation with The Wall, who just happened to be standing on the top of a hotel a mile away from The Hulkster?

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Hulk Hogan discusses his match with The Rock at WrestleMania 18

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In an interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, Hulk Hogan sheds light on original plans for his match with The Rock at Wrestlemania X-8 in 2002.

“Out of respect, I go down there (to Miami), and there’s me and The Rock  and his dad Rocky Johnson, and Pat Patterson,” said Hogan. “The Rock  starts telling me that we’re gonna lock up, and do this and do that,  then start getting some heat on me, and so on. So he talked through the  whole match, and I was listening. I respect him, and it kinda made  sense, but I’d never done that before. Then they go, ‘Okay, let’s have  the match here.’ I said, ‘Whoa! You’re talking about me taking bumps in  this ring, with no people? I’ll get hurt, and if I fall wrong one time,  then my career is over.’ I’ve got to have the energy of the crowd, so  that when I go down, I go down to the mat hard. So instead, we just  walked through the match.”

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Complete listing for the WWE’s ‘Top 25 Rivalries In History’ DVD

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Here is the complete listing for the WWE’s Top 25 Rivalries In History DVD & Blu-ray set…

Disc 1

Chemistry

#25 – Triple H vs. Mick Foley

#24 – Tazz vs. Sabu

#23 – Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero

#22 – Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah the Butcher

#21 – Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper

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Recent Hulk Hogan interview

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David Dexter reports that Hulk Hogan recently appeared on Busted Open Radio. Here are the highlights…

On Hulk’s knee and overall health: “Thursday was a month, so a month and two and a half days for the old knee replacement, so I think I’m doing good. I saw some other wrestlers that had some knee replacements done and around the same time, I feel like Tarzan here all of a sudden, they said they weren’t even going to be able to walk around for eight or nine weeks, so I’m a little bit ahead of schedule. The weird thing is, now I got two new knees, two new hips; after eight back surgeries my backs fixed, I think I should be getting a title shot pretty soon. The oldest Heavyweight Champion of the world.”

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WrestleCon ticket updates

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JUST ONE MORE MONTH LEFT UNTIL WRESTLECON FEATURING HULK HOGAN AND ULTIMATE WARRIOR TICKETS FLYING FAST!

Legends of the Ring rolls into Wrestlecon April 6 and 7 2013 in Secaucus, NJ with a plethora of talent scheduled to appear for us. Legends of the Ring is a bi-annual wrestling fan fest that takes place in Central New Jersey. We have presented countless wrestling talents  to the great fans of the Tri-state areas over the last several years. Now we get a chance to present a taste of  event on the road to a world wide audience in town for one of the greatest wrestling weekends EVER presented. The lineup speaks for itself check it out:

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OWW Radio – Author Larry Matysik

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Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David and Alex will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each week.  This week David is joined by Larry Matysik, the author of the new book, “The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot”.  During the interview we discuss the history of professional wrestling, how the business has changed, and how he was able to come up with his top 50. And, yes, John Cena is on his list!

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Hulk Hogan responds to CM Punk’s comments

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Source: WrestleView.com

Fighting Spirit Magazine is featuring another quote from a recent interview with TNA’s Hulk Hogan where he is asked to respond to a recent promo by CM Punk on WWE television where he said, in character, that guys like Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino “had it easy” during their respective reigns as WWE Champion.

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Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT classic match: Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant vs. King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd – November 2, 1985

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On the November 2, 1985 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant battled the team of King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd in an epic clash at the old Hershey Park Arena.

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