Tagged: Jack Brisco

Hogan tells Jericho about MSG and Gagne wanting Sheik to shoot on Hulk

Chris Jericho again posted an excellent podcast, this time with WWE legend Hulk Hogan in a two-parter.

I suppose I should first mention that Hogan has a penchant for outright lying and rewriting history whenever he does interviews. That’s how Hulk operates, so any of his stories must be scrutinized.

That said, Hogan told Jericho about when Vince McMahon approached him to be the flag bearer for McMahon’s national expansion plans. Hogan said he agreed less because of Vince’s big ambitions and more to get back to Madison Square Garden and the Northeast wrestling scene that the WWF had long ruled over.

“I felt whether [the expansion] would work or not, I wanted to go back to New York,” he said. “If you’re a wrestler, the biggest you can get is to wrestle in the Garden.”

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In new interviews, Hogan and Piper reminisce about their WWF heyday

The Under the Ring blog recently talked to Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper about the 1980s scene in the WWF. There was some fun memories in the post, as well as least one instance in which Hogan’s famous tall stories reared their ugly head. Continue reading

The Boston Garden hosted two 60-minute matches in the 1980s

Earlier this week, the Wrestling Observer website noted the 40th anniversary of a famous 60-minute draw in St. Louis between Jack Brisco and Dory Funk, Jr., which made me recall hour-long matches that the WWF presented in Boston during the 1980s.

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With the Briscos tag team in 1984, we hardly got the real taste of Jack

NWA wrestling legend Jack Brisco died this week, and while the WWE did a nice little package about him on Monday Night Raw, the fact is those of us who ever saw Brisco in a WWF ring only caught the tail end of his notable career.

I remember Jack and Jerry Brisco showing up on WWF TV in 1984 and being shocked to hear Continue reading