Listen: Hulk Hogan, Vince Mcmahon, Vincent Hulk discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"The immortal whole Kogen. Now we've covered HOGAN eighty seven and HOGAN eighty eight. Both of those are in our archives. Also done shows on wrestlemainia four. We covered wrestlemainia. Five a little bit with the mega-powers episode of also got wrestlemainia six available in our calms and we've even covered some of Zeus. So a lot of what we've got an eighty nine we've already hit on. So we're going to touch on some of that stuff. But what we've done for you today is we added nine hundred ninety, which in my opinion has one of the most underrated whole Cogan feuds of all time. And the interesting dynamic that we had with warrior as the supposed top guy with the world title, but HOGAN still hanging around because of earthquake. So let's get into it from the beginning. I guess we should just talk about what a run you guys have had up until this point. Man, polka mania was at a fever pitch and ninety five with rock and wrestling and wrestlemainia. And then of course we keep the momentum going with sit with eighty six. But then eighty seven feels like it hits a whole new plateau just a landmark nine for wrestling in general, wrestlemainia three. They. Pivot a little bit too wrestlemainia for which we've talked about was probably a bit of a miss a bit of a letdown but still hugely financially successful wrestlemainia five which happened in eighty nine. It's going to break all the records, but as we come in to nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine hole Kogen is not your champion, the macho man's your champion. You're building towards the biggest wrestlemainia ever you hope with wrestlemainia five and you're going to break up the mega powers. What was the relationship like at this time with HOGAN and Vince McMahon and I ask because we know that HOGAN is going to be debut in a movie. Of course, he he left in eighty eight to go film it, but the movie is going to come out here and be a huge success based on what original expectations probably were. And it feels like whenever someone leaves and sort of ventures out these days, it has a little bit of an effect on their relationship with Vince McMahon. What was that like here. For hulk HOGAN in early eighty nine, Vincent hulk. We're still tight here because this was pretty much joint venture. This was a events production with the movie. No holds barred, and it was his first foray into the movies in addition to hulk being a leading man in the movie. So it was Vince production, and it was an extension of that hulk HOGAN character onto the movie screen. Now you've already seen him in rocky three before that, but now you, it was a way to take that hulk HOGAN character that people knew in the wrestling ring and making a little bit bigger. I'm glad that you mentioned that it was Vince McMahon production, but. I mean, at this point, did I mean were there discussions as far as you know that you're a movie star now, pal and I mean, we know that that Vince got into movies and certainly had a fascination with movies in that whole process. But in this point, whether aspirated of trying to make whole Cogan like the next Arnold Schwarzenegger I mean, did did Vince have the Spalding as Russo would say to think he could do that? Yeah, absolutely. I think that both Vince felt that hope hope was that guy that could step up and fill that role in hulk also felt that way. So yeah, this was the first foray you go back and look at Schwarzenegger's first movie, which I guess was Conan the barbarian. He may be said three words, and it was got awful horrible. But it was an entry into Schwarzenegger being the idol and big action hero star into became later on. Well, the big star that hulk HOGAN was looking for is the big. Boss, man, he's working in the house show loops with him to start eighty nine. And then we get right into the Royal rumble, January fifteenth, Houston, Texas. All comes in at number eighteen and he eliminates Mr. perfect. Both of the Bushwacker bad news Brown aren't Anderson totally Blanchard. Randy savage CoCo. Beware warlord and big boss man before he is eventually eliminated by the twin towers and the twin towers are going to eliminate him together. And then from the outside folks gonna pull down the top rope and boss man goes over eliminating him. So chat me up here. We've told a joke about this for a while.."