The WWE boss Vince McMahon may be known as the business guy nowadays, but Hulk Hogan says he still enjoys tricking his wrestlers for fun.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan have been butting heads in recent days, although perhaps that’s not a surprising considering WrestleMania 30. Hogan has long said that John Cena would be his dream match, but it turns out the Face of the WWE has a bromance with Austin, Hogan, and even Sting.
Hogan explains that he was in a dark place years before Vince McMahon allowed him to come into the WWE fold, but by that time his life had changed.
“I was in situations before filled with drama and negativity 24 hours a day. So my life changed before I came here. It’s just kind of like everything kind of rolled out the right way. The opportunity to come home and the opportunity to end my career here in WWE, it just rolled out exactly like it was supposed to. It was a great turn.”
As you all probably know by now, Hulk’s 61st birthday was celebrated during Monday Night RAW, but it was not until recently that Hogan discussed the backstage shenanigans.
“I got rattled when they played the package because I didn’t know what they were going to do,” Hogan said. “Vince [McMahon] likes to do the sneaky stuff without telling me. I was rattled when I saw the package and really fell apart reflecting on that time. Everybody from Flair to Piper to Orndorff was supposed to come out and say stuff. Nobody got to say anything. When Hall and Nash got to the ring WWE was saying no promos. No promos? “I thought you had to have Hall’s ‘Hey Yo.’ Then there had to be the transition to sing the birthday song to lead to [Brock] Lesnar coming out. The whole thing wasn’t going down the way we thought it was, but we had some old pros in there to pull it off. It was very emotional.”
It was not until the cameras stopped rolling and viewers like us stopped being able to see that Vince McMahon showed up as one final surprise.
“I didn’t expect that,” Hogan said. “Nobody told me that was going to happen. I thought Vince was for sure going to throw the cake at me, and I was going to dive into the cake, but he was cool. He gave me a big hug. It was just a great night. It really was.”
According to Hulk Hogan, he and Vince McMahon and have always been good friends, and claims the man would give a wrestler the shirt on his back for anyone he loves. Still, Hogan admits that on a business level Vince is a completely “different animal.”