Hulk Hogan continues making the rounds to promote the WWE Network and WWE 2K15. A recent interview heard the Hulkster talk about his RAW birthday bash, Vince McMahon, and the next Hulk Hogan or John Cena.
Hogan, along with John Cena recently spoke to Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald. I wanted to focus more on Hogan’s comments as Cena didn’t really say anything ground breaking other than naming Sting, Hogan, and Steve Austin as dream opponents. Hogan on the other hand opened up a little bit more.
One of the most memorable RAW moments of the year just took place a couple of weeks ago. The Hulk Hogan Birthday Bash saw Hogan reunite with friends and enemies from different eras of his career. Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, the n.W.o., and others paid respect to the Hulkster. According to Hogan, things did not go as planned.
“I got rattled when ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, john cena, Roman Reigns, vince mcmahon
There are times when the writer must step over a line and write as a fan, not some worried about crossing lines between journalist and a once-in-a- while raving lunatic in the stands. This happens to be one of those times. Please indulge me a bit as I must speak about the ongoing, committed cycle the WWE is running around – trying to please its fans without getting anywhere. I think that happens to be the definition of idiocy, but I would not want to accuse Vince McMahon and his cronies of such a title. What I would like, however, is to point out the obvious – the WWE and maybe professional wrestling in general needs a television timeout.
While it may seem a bit off kilter, and I may seem off my rocker (it’s 1:30 in the morning and no, I have not been drinking), but this might make sense ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, vince mcmahon
I will be the first to admit that there have been many times I have been embarrassed to be a WWE fan. Here is a look back at ten angles that were so corny, I hoped nobody walked in the room as they played out on WWE television.
We all understand that the WWE is entertainment but there are times where they go so far off of the radar, you have to wonder who exactly they are trying to entertain. To be fair, we don’t see goofy angles like these much today. Yet back in the 80s and 90s, they began creeping up fairly often. In Vince McMahon’s efforts to think outside of the box, he wound up miles away from his intended targets. Here are ten angles that while fun to discuss now, weren’t so fun to watch as they played out.
Papa Shango puts a curse on the Ultimate Warrior ..click here to read more
Al Snow, bret hart, hulk hogan, John Bradshaw Layfield, Kane, Lita, Mae Young, Miss Elizabeth, Papa Shango, randy savage, shawn michaels, The Big Show, The Ultimate Warrior, triple h, vince mcmahon
Kurt Angle’s dreams of returning to the WWE as a conquering hero will have to wait. A recent report indicates that while Angle would like to finish his career in the WWE, Vince McMahon and Triple H are taking a pass.
Mark Madden reports and Dave Meltzer confirms in the newest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the WWE are not interested in re-signing Angle. According to Meltzer, Angle was not only told no once but was told no twice by the two head honchos. Angle was reportedly blown off by Triple H and went over his head to the Chairman of the Board.
“Angle then called Vince McMahon, but McMahon, playing good cop/bad cop, said that HHH makes the talent decisions. Madden reported that HHH wasn’t happy that Angle tried to go over his head. Angle pushed the idea of returning on a schedule similar to what ..click here to read more
Kurt Angle, triple h, vince mcmahon
When you think of professional wrestler, who is the first person that comes to mind? You may think about Ric Flair or Hulk Hogan, maybe take a swing at Lou Thesz or even Buddy Rogers. But if Vince McMahon’s name is not within the first five mentioned, then you really know nothing about the business or are at best a casual fan. In looking at the history of this business, this once believed to be sport and how for 30 years (since he brought Hulk Hogan into the World Wrestling Federation) McMahon has been synonymous with the changes in the business that have made him he most influential person in sports entertainment. And on his 69th birthday yesterday, McMahon was still doing it and doing it well.
McMahon’s success in the ring are just as important to the history of the business and the company. McMahon played an in-ring character known ..click here to read more
Vince McMahon did what was best and worst for business when he bought World Championship Wrestling in an effort to control the industry. And by doing that, the wrestling, sports entertainment and business tycoon has given the fans some of the best and worst matches in the history of the industry. With no true competition in sight, McMahon is the major reason the WWE is in the financial and entertainment state it faces as of this moment – with no real sense of getting out of its own way.
Could a chance at a fresh start with new competition be the way to better financial and fan base prosperity? Could buying TNA Impact Wrestling bridge that “silent” gap and give fans another shot at diversity with new matches and storylines?
In May of 2001, when World Wrestling Entertainment bought the sinking ship down in Atlanta, where it was bleeding money and losing talent. ..click here to read more
I am not a big fan of “what ifs” but a recent podcast discussion got me thinking. What would have happened in 1984 if Hulk Hogan wasn’t available to the WWF? Who could Vince McMahon Jr. pick to beat the Iron Sheik and lead his quest to take over the world of pro wrestling?
A recent podcast at drew my attention to this topic. The guys had a fascinating discussion about the best choice to become WWWF champion in 1978 if Bob Backlund wasn’t available? The podcast immediately prompted me to think about the same question but in regards to a Hogan-alternative. Thus it didn’t take long to stop the podcast and start typing this blog.
So here is the scenario. Hulk Hogan is unavailable to Vince McMahon for whatever reason. Whether he is injured or preferred to stay in the AWA and work his New Japan gig, he ..click here to read more
Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes, hulk hogan, Kerry Von Erich, Paul Orndorff, Roddy Piper, vince mcmahon, wwf
I hope ESPN doesn’t sue me for this.
For those of you that remember, ESPN had a show called “The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame” in-which they’d look at an infamous moment in sports history and defend those who were blamed for it. They covered subjects from Bill Buckner to Steve Bartman or the BCS for not having a playoff. It was a great show that I wish was still on the air, because it’s sure as shit better than watching Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless “debating”. It was also hosted by the eternally awesome Brain Kenny, who once again is much, much better than Bayless or Smith.
In 1995, the WWE was beginning to hype a “New Generation” marketing campaign, a fresh start for the company. Vince McMahon had just finished a lengthy battle with the federal government and the stars of the Hulkamania days were gone. Vince was ..click here to read more
Kevin Nash, vince mcmahon
Freelance writer and published author Chris Illuminati and the CCB’s own Eric Gargiulo talk about all of the latest pro wrestling news and hot WWE rumors. This giant one-hour plus podcast also touches on a lot of old school wrestling with plenty of talk about the wrestling Eric and Chris grew up watching in the 1980s. The list of news and rumors covered in this podcast are…
- WWE Battleground results and reaction
- WWE RAW and the big angle featuring Stephanie McMahon getting arrested
- The controversy surrounding Lana and Rusev’s promo at Battleground
- Sting in the WWE, will he wrestle, and against who?
- The future of Brock Lesnar
- The booking of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
- Paul Heyman’s promo on RAW
- Where is Vince McMahon?
- John Cena’s longevity as a babyface
- Rumors regarding possible legal action the WWE may take against CM Punk
- And much, much more.
This podcast topped out at around 67-minutes. Check back soon for more podcasts from Chris and Eric!
Check ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon, sting, The Undertaker, triple h, vince mcmahon
With WWE adding Saturday Night’s Main Event to its Network archives this week, fans of that age are no doubt thrilled. I speak for myself as well when I think of the joys as a kid of staying up late on the weekends to catch headline wrestlers in marquee matches on free television.
Sure, Monday Night Raw’s diluted the allure of that by running through matches with name wrestlers week after week until there’s nothing special about anyone, but things were different in 1980s. The weekends were filled with jobber matches, while the top guys were held apart from each other. Pay-per-view encounters were one thing, but the five or six times you got Saturday Night’s Main Event, you were provided with 90 minutes of must-see television, with Vince McMahon’s carnie drawl, Jesse Ventura’s cartoonish gravitas, Mean Gene’s hype-filled inquisitions, and the best of the 1980s WWE roster playing it all ..click here to read more
bret hart, Curt Hennig, hulk hogan, jake roberts, randy savage, Saturday Night's Main Event, shawn michaels, Terry Funk, vince mcmahon
Saturday Night’s Main Event is expected to land on the WWE Network today. With 36 shows and over 3000 minutes of matches where do you even start? You would start with the ten best SNME matches as determined by a blogger who has seen them all!
I loved Saturday Night’s Main Event. It brought not only the expected feuds but even a few dream matches to free television for wrestling fans. The matches were always fast paced as the WWE generally would try to squeeze 4-5 in an hour which made for some excellent matches. The WWE Network is getting them all today so I thought it would be a great time to dig deep into the archives and create a must-see list for first-time viewers.
WWE championship: Hulk Hogan vs. Terry Funk (SNME #4) – This match rarely gets the love it so rightly deserves. Terry Funk was on his game here ..click here to read more
Curt Hennig, hulk hogan, jake roberts, randy savage, Saturday Night's Main Event, vince mcmahon
This is the start of a four part series chronicling Hulk Hogan’s first two years in WCW.
This year we’ve celebrated the birth of Hulkamania and the event that was built on the shoulders of Hulkamania. Now, we look back at the moment that shifted the wrestling industry and the way the big two signed talent. We look back when WCW shocked the wrestling industry and landed the biggest fish of them all: Hulk Hogan
In 1993, after disputes with Vince McMahon over the direction of his character and booking, Hulk Hogan would leave the WWE. Hogan had been the face of the organization since 1984, the headlining act for eight of the nine WrestleMania events. Hulk was a headliner of countless PPV’s and the man the WWE PR golden boy that the company sent everywhere. Need somebody for Regis and Kathy to promote the Survivor Series? Send Hulk. When the average ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, vince mcmahon, WCW