Tagged: Verne Gagne

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.”

“That Northeast, that’s wrestling up there. That’s where Continue reading

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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

Mr. Perfect, Smash, Rude, and others: All from Robbinsdale, MN

My friend. Tom, posted a reply to my recent entry about Rick Rude that reminded me of the great WWF wrestling history enjoyed by Robbinsdale (MN) High School. It’s almost unbelievable that Continue reading