Ask 411 Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, Ryan Byers. Hulk Hogan had been off of WWE television since an August 6, 2002 match against Brock Lesnar that aired on an episode of Smackdown, and there were creative plans for Hogan to return as part of the buildup to that year’s Survivor Series show, where he would lose to Brock a second time. 6. It was revealed to have been Dave's twin brother, Earl Hebner.[28]). While Adonis and Orndorff were double-teaming Hogan, a still-injured “Rowdy” Roddy Piper came out on crutches and made the save, whacking Adonis in the shoulder with a crutch and causing the Adorable One to take a bump over the top rope and to the floor. After Hogan won a match against Bundy on Saturday Night's Main Event XIV which aired January 2, 1988 (taped December 7, 1987), André snuck up to get revenge on Hogan, choking him from behind until he was virtually unconscious, not letting go even after seven face-aligned wrestlers came to the ring to try to pull Andre away; it was only after Hacksaw Jim Duggan broke a 2x4 over André's back (which Andre no-sold) that gave the faces the opening they needed to pull Hogan to safety.[23][24]. The rivalry is considered by many to be one of the most important in professional wrestling history.[a]. Hogan and Andre became allies, and from 1981 to 1983, often competed as tag team partners, facing Bockwinkel, Heenan and other members of the Heenan Family. Copyright © 2020, LLC. It sure was. This match took place in February 12th 1984, was booked by Universal Wrestling Association at el Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, the place to watch awesome lucha libre in the eighties. Jesse and Vince talk about how “Where did Adonis come from?” and “That arm looks healed.” I, for the life of me, never remember Piper injuring Adonis in retaliation for the attack on his leg with Orton and Muraco. Click here for our privacy policy. [30] At the inaugural SummerSlam pay-per-view held at Madison Square Garden, André and DiBiase (calling themselves The Mega Bucks) faced Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage (known as The Mega Powers) in the main event, with Jesse "The Body" Ventura as the special guest referee. The two first met in 1980, when André competed as a face and Hogan as a heel. André won the match and WWF World Heavyweight Championship from Hogan, even though Hogan's shoulders were not on the mat during the entire three-count. Dies geschieht in Ihren Datenschutzeinstellungen. On a “Piper’s Pit” segment aired a week later, Hogan reflected on his friendship with Andre and how he felt betrayed when he was now with Heenan. [6] At Shea Stadium during Showdown at Shea,[7] as well as a month later in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Hogan body slammed André but ended up losing by pinfall, even though Hogan clearly kicked out before the three-count was made. The André the Giant–Hulk Hogan rivalry was a scripted professional wrestling rivalry between wrestlers André the Giant and Hulk Hogan that took place in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Don’t be shy about shooting those over – the more, the merrier. [31] André's next feud would be with Jake Roberts, and Hogan's would be (along with Savage) with the Big Boss Man and Akeem (as the Twin Towers). I’ve heard the same rumor but never seen it reported by what I would consider to be a credible source. 7. Also in 2004, New Jack was claiming at points he was going to retire but ultimately no-showed his retirement show because there was a warrant outstanding for him in the area where the show was being held. WWF billed him as having been undefeated for 15 years,[10] despite having lost several matches via countout and disqualification. Slaughter, WWF Wrestlemania VII (20:26): It’s interesting to me that this match of all Hogan matches ran as long as it did, because it’s not as though you needed a longer match in order for a Wrestlemania main event of this era to be considered a success, and, physically, Sarge was already about ten years past his prime. Each man won one fall before the time limit expired and the bout was ruled a draw. They ran an angle he was stabbed in a club. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. I read a rumor that WWE initially wanted New Jack to be John Cena’s attacker. Andre and Hogan met one more time in their careers, that coming in March 1990, shortly before WrestleMania VI when Hogan teamed with the now-face Big Boss Man to defeat Andre and Haku (who were teaming as The Colossal Connection); the Colossal Connection was tag team champions but this was a non-title match. Hogan didn’t like the idea of doing a second job, and he ultimately made the call to not return. [13], When André came out he was led by Bobby Heenan. relacionados con: hulk hogan vs canek. Hulk Hogan vs. Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels, WWE Summerslam 2005 (21:25): This is the last singles match in Hogan’s career to top the twenty minute mark, and there’s an easy explanation as to why. Daten über Ihr Gerät und Ihre Internetverbindung, darunter Ihre IP-Adresse, Such- und Browsingaktivität bei Ihrer Nutzung der Websites und Apps von Verizon Media. During the March 14 (taped February 21) edition of Saturday Night's Main Event X at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, both were participants in a 20-man Battle royal. [8] André had also been slammed previously by Harley Race, El Canek and Stan Hansen, among others.[20][21]. Apparently Jericho himself used the phrase in a backstage conversation with Madden on time, and Mark tucked that away in his brain and busted it out when he joined the announce team later on. 10. The rivalry is considered by many to be one of the most important in professional wrestling history. This got me thinking: Do you have any idea what Hogan’s longest match was? In between fighting Dos Caras El Canek had many opportunities to defend Mexico, including a match on September 2, 1984 where the then WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan actually defended the championship against El Canek in Mexico. First, a caveat: There are a LOT of pro wrestling results out there that don’t include match times. This is all backed up in the November 11, 2002 edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which states that the main reason Hogan did not return in 2002 were his booking plans at the Survivor Series, though they also mention that Hulk had been unhappy with his payoffs from major shows leading up to that point and there were disagreements between him and WWE regarding what content would be included in in the WWE-published Hulk Hogan biography that came out around that time, with one particular sticking point being how much credit the book would give Vince McMahon for “making” Hogan’s career. If you have one of those queries searing a hole in your brain, feel free to send it along to me at [email protected]. Hogan was awarded an IWGP Championship belt for winning the match, which sometimes results in Hulk being referred to as a former IWGP Champ, but title he held has a distinct lineage from the one currently defended in New Japan. Immediately after winning, whilst still inside the ring and interviewed by Gene Okerlund, André publicly contractually surrendered the title to DiBiase, however the transaction was declared invalid by then-WWF president Jack Tunney and the title was declared vacant. As was the case in AWA, the Hogan-Andre team almost always came out the winners. [19] Hogan won the match after body-slamming André (later dubbed "the bodyslam heard around the world"), followed by Hogan's running leg drop finisher. Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair, WCW Bash at the Beach 1994 (21:50): Hogan was making his in-ring debut for WCW and also winning their World Heavyweight Title here, so I suppose he felt that it was appropriate to give the fans something a little bit longer than his average match, particularly because he had Ric Flair in there to bounce around like a ping pong ball for him. If you’ve got record of any others, feel free to drop a note down in the comments. Oh well, at least the extended length gave us some extra guest commentary from Regis Philbin. However, Rick Steamboat competed instead in André's place, with no official explanation given for André's absence. Thus, when I’m talking about Hulk Hogan’s longest matches here, I’m talking about the longest matches for which we have data. Yahoo ist Teil von Verizon Media. Throw in a few spots from Sensational Sherri, who was managing Flair at the time in an excellent, underrated combination, and you’ve got everything that you need for Mr. Bollea to break the twenty minute mark. The match ended in a draw with both wrestlers winning one fall before the time limit expired. After a leave of absence and a stint as competing as part of The Machines tag team stable, André returned to the WWF. Unfortunately, HHH was not Race or Flair, and the only thing this resulted in was him having several subpar matches that were in large part subpar because they went on for longer than they needed to. During the next two years, Andre and Hogan teamed against several Heenan family pairings, most notably Studd and King Kong Bundy (with Heenan joining them on occasion). Hulk Hogan vs. Bob Backlund, WWF 3/8/1980 (33:36): Believe it or not, this is the only recorded instance that I was able to find of Hulk Hogan wrestling a singles match of more than thirty minutes. Dazu gehört der Widerspruch gegen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten durch Partner für deren berechtigte Interessen. 2. I read a story somewhere that when Brock Lesnar had his first run in WWE, Vince wanted to solidify his status as a star by beating Hulk Hogan at Survivor Series in 2002. 8. That said, if we look at those matches for which data exists, the Hulkster has only had eleven singles encounters in his whole career that have lasted more than twenty minutes. However, in a radio show that he did from Chris Jericho’s second pro wrestling cruise, Booker T revealed that Madden did not come up with the name even though he was the one who first broadcast it. 2. The Survivor Series finish was the main point of contention leading to the departure, though. Hulk Hogan - View Free Background Report. Piper asked Hogan point-blank whether he would face Andre at WrestleMania, to which Hogan responded with an emphatic “YES!” The friendship angle continued to be emphasized at a contract signing (aired several weeks later), where Hogan angrily accused Andre of betraying their friendship, while Heenan presses on with his claims that Hogan used their friendship to duck a title match and Andre said he purposely held back on some of his teachings to Hogan before predicting victory. The bout isn’t an in-ring classic by any stretch of the imagination, but it did what it needed to do in the moment. That will do it for this week’s installment of the column. The two met several more times during 1980, with Hogan body slamming André in most of their matches before André would rally for a win, often by pinfall. The friendship of Hogan and Andre played a crucial factor in the events leading up to their 1987-1988 feud. I distinctly remember watching the latter days of WCW when Mark Madden was part of the announce team and hearing him be the first person to refer to the maneuver as a “spinarooni” on television. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' Is this true? The two met 16 times throughout the year with André victorious in most of their matches; several matches, however, ended with both wrestlers being counted out. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, a heel manager whose protégés included AWA World champion Nick Bockwinkel, immediately saw Hogan and Andre as threats to Bockwinkel’s title and began targeting both of them. (Source: January 26, 2004 Figure Four Weekly newsletter.). 5. Hogan came out to congratulate André but spoke mostly of himself, causing André to walk out in the midst of Hogan's speech. (He would go on to wrestle for many more years, just mostly in Japan.). During the match (aired the following week), Hogan again successfully body slammed André but André gained the upper hand. In the meantime, Hogan was busy defending his title against the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, started when Hogan refused to sell the title to DiBiase. Hulk Hogan wrestled Paul Orndorff in the main event of the evening (a great example of how the main event is not always the last match on the card – Kamala and Lanny Poffo finished out the evening), and the finish saw Adrian Adonis run in and attack Hogan for the DQ. Interestingly, Hogan and El Canek – who we saw earlier on this list – also locked up in this tournament. [25] This, plus the Survivor Series match and Andre's attack of Hogan, were the pieces used to create interest in a Hogan-André rematch, set for The Main Event I, which aired live on February 5, 1988, on NBC. The friendship continued into 1984, when Hogan returned to the WWF. Go back and watch the episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event that was taped on September 13, 1986 and aired on October 4, 1986. Sie können Ihre Einstellungen jederzeit ändern. Hulk Hogan vs. Ken Patera, AWA 4/15/1983 (25:35): There were not a lot of match times listed for Hogan’s run in the AWA, and I am not sure why this match – which appears to have just been on a random house show at Roncalli High School in Making a Murderer‘s Manitowoc, Wisconsin – had that bit of data recorded. There’s a good chance that he’s had bouts just as long as the ones that I’m getting ready to mention but nobody has ever bothered to watch them with a stopwatch. [26] The broadcast was seen by 33 million people. It definitely had the same count out finish, it’s just that it happened in the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland as opposed to happening in in Philadelphia. Hulk Hogan vs. El Canek, UWA 9/2/1984 (20:42): In a rarity, Hogan appeared for the UWA promotion in Mexico City in 1984 and defended the WWF Championship against Canek. This contemporaneous blog post by wrestling journalist Mike Mooneyham has a lot more details, but the short version is that, on an October 10, 2004 card for the Thunder Wrestling Federation – a promotion run by one of Jack’s uncles – a breakdown in communication somehow resulted in the ECW alumnus repeatedly jabbing a sharp metal prop into various parts of the body of his opponent, William Lane. You basically have the truth of the story in the question, and I do not have much to add. 3. [11][12] A meeting between André and Hogan was scheduled to take place the next week on Piper's Pit (February 7, 1987). 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So, go follow me on Twitter. [15][15] Although neither won, André stated he gained a psychological advantage over Hogan, due to eliminating him from the contest. Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. [8] During a television taping at Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Hogan and manager Fred Blassie confronted André as he was being interviewed and challenged him to a match, to which André accepted. Back during the Roddy Piper/Adrian Adonis feud (anyone who has never seen this from start to its Wrestlemania 3 match must see this) there is a point where Piper has Jimmy Hart on Piper’s Pit two times. Heenan, following Hogan's apparent disbelief stated "You can't believe it, maybe you'll believe this, Hogan" followed by André ripping off Hogan's shirt and crucifix, with the crucifix causing Hogan's chest to bleed.[14]. Snoochie boochies, it’s Tyler from Winnipeg: This is the second question I’ve asked tonight but was the term “spinarooni” used before WWF/WWE? The Ultimate Warrior, WWE Wrestlemania VI (22:51): This match was the proverbial unstoppable force versus the proverbial immovable object, and, even though neither wrestler was known for putting on long matches, the fact that they were so dominant against other opponents meant that you almost had to have them in there for an extended period, because otherwise one of the two (probably Hogan since he was losing) would have lost a significant amount of face. There actually was a retaliatory attack by Piper against Adonis which, in storyline terms, injured Adonis’s arm and kept him “out of action” for about two months. Hulk Hogan. Announcers Gorilla Monsoon and Gene Okerlund thought André's unannounced appearance was strange but didn't think anything more of it. 4. RIP, Reeg. Heenan accused Hogan of being André's friend only so he would not have to defend the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against him. At WrestleMania IV, André and Hogan fought to a double disqualification in a WWF title tournament match. This was also the year that New Jack repeatedly stabbed an opponent during a match at an independent show. Do you know what New Jack was up to around this time? Canek vs Hulk Hogan (NJPW) Hulk Hogan Wwe Wrestling Portrait Classic Engineer Lucha Libre Derby Headshot Photography Wwe Wrestling Portrait … Hogan then loaded his elbow pad with a pair of brass knuckles and struck him in the forehead, causing André to bleed; Hogan fled the ring before André yelled for him to come back. Hogan left the WWF in 1981 and, after filming scenes for the movie Rocky III began competing for a rival company, the American Wrestling Association, or AWA, for which Andre also competed on occasion. My guess is some old WWF PPV or one of his Japanese contests. Hogan refused to lose to Lesnar a second time and left the WWE until a year later. Those eleven matches have happened in six different promotions in four different countries and three different decades. I am your party host, Ryan Byers, and I am here to answer some of your burning inquiries about professional wrestling. In one of the so-called songs on the album, the Dudley Boys did some rapping, and for reasons that I don’t entirely understand, they threw out a line where they dropped New Jack’s name and said he looked “flabby and sick.” Word of this got back to Jack, and he did not take kindly to it, cutting several promos on the Duds anyplace he could find a microphone, dropping threats and claiming that he and D-Von had sexual relations with some of the same “rats” in ECW while D-Von was married. Hulk Hogan vs. El Canek, UWA 9/2/1984 (20:42): In a rarity, Hogan appeared for the UWA promotion in Mexico City in 1984 and defended the WWF Championship against Canek. Though earlier in Hulkamania an audience would be totally satisfied with a ten or under the right circumstances even an eight minute main event, by the mid-2000s the mindset in mainstream wrestling seemed to be that you were ripping audiences off if you didn’t give them a performance that lasted at least this long, particularly when one of the guys in there is known as an all-time great in-ring performer. I understand that WWE has engaged in some ill-advised, poorly thought-out behavior on the past, but by 2004 I don’t think that they were going to bring in a guy who is a) actively spreading rumors about one of their performers being an adulterer; b) shortly after he was facing charges for legitimately assaulting an opponent in a match, and c) unable to work in at least one jurisdiction without fear of the cops picking him up. [16] André also was billed as a corner man for several of Hogan's opponents, almost always members of the Heenan Family, at a few untelevised house shows prior to WrestleMania III. Andre was at the time a six-year WWF veteran who also toured the regional circuit and Japan. It’s come crashing down and it hurts inside for Brad: Recently I heard the usual criticism of Hulk Hogan’s wrestling ability and match length compared to Ric Flair. So, there you have it, the only 11 Hulk Hogan matches that I could I find record of going over twenty minutes. Throughout 1982 and 1983 while both were working in New Japan Pro-Wrestling the two had several additional matches, however during these matches André was the heel and Hogan was the face. At WrestleMania III, André's was billed at 240 kg (520 lb),[17] and the stress of such immense weight on his bones and joints resulted in constant pain,[18] causing him to wear a brace underneath his wrestling singlet. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey. Hulk Hogan vs. Antonio Inoki, New Japan 6/2/1983 (21:27): This match took place at Sumo Hall in Tokyo and was the finals of the 1983 installment of the International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament, which was the forerunner of the modern day G1 Climax. Things began happening on an edition of Piper's Pit in 1987. Hulk Hogan vs. Bob Backlund, WWF 4/12/1980 (29:00): This match was during Hogan’s first run with the WWF, when he was a heel managed by “Classy” Freddie Blassie. It’s from the same Hogan/Backlund rivalry that produced the match above, and I’m going to guess it was more or less the same match. We’ll return in seven-ish days, and, as always, you can contribute your questions by emailing [email protected]. Hogan won every one of their matchups (often by disqualification), and a frustrated DiBiase turned to André to win the title for him. Some of his most memorable matches were the one in which he defended his UWA title bodyslamming and defeating Andre the Giant in two straight falls (Feb 12, 84), his 3rd fall draw against Hulk Hogan (Sept 2, 84), and his title defense against "The Lariat" Stan Hansen (Sept 30, 84) which he won via DQ. André did make an appearance at a televised show at Madison Square Garden, getting into the ring after Hogan had won a match; André simply picked up the WWF World Heavyweight Championship belt, looked at it, and gave it back to a bewildered Hogan before leaving ringside. The person turned out to be Jesus. The André the Giant–Hulk Hogan rivalry was a scripted professional wrestling rivalry between wrestlers André the Giant and Hulk Hogan that took place in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). It honestly makes me suspect that this list would look a lot different if more of those AWA match times were recorded, because, given the style of wrestling that was prominent in the territory at the time, I suspect Hogan had some longer matches against guys like Nick Bockwinkel. What the truth behind this? After earlier confronting each other in the ring early in the match, the two finally met midway through the match, battling for approximately one minute with Hogan dominating André; however, just as Hogan was about to knock André from the ring, heel wrestlers King Kong Bundy and the One Man Gang interfered from outside the ring and caused Hogan to be counted out. 1. After that match and angle were taped but before they aired on television, Adonis did wrestle Hogan on a September 15, 1986 house show in Albany, New York, but otherwise he was out of action until making his return in November. The two teamed later in 1984 in a handicap match during an event at the Brendan Byrne Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, defeating Big John Studd and then-WWF Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch.