WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan was Chris Jericho’s guest on this week’s edition of Talk is Jericho, and he had some interesting things to say about his relationship with the Ultimate Warrior, and when he originally wanted to turn heel.
On WWE’s Warrior Week documentary, Triple H told the story of how WWE did not want Hogan speaking with Warrior during WrestleMania weekend, and Hogan reiterated that in his conversation with Jericho, but said that it was killing him that he wasn’t allowed to make up with Warrior, yet guys like Kevin Nash and Jake “The Snake” Roberts were.
Hogan talked about the comments that Warrior made about his family back in the summer of 2011, and said that everything that the Warrior said in the hour-long bashing of Hogan didn’t bother him at all. He said that all he wanted was to be friends with the Warrior once again.
The night of WrestleMania 30 was when Hogan and Warrior finally made up, and most of their conversation was shown on the Warrior Week documentary. Hogan said that Warrior seemed a bit hesitant, but he could tell that Warrior wanted to put all of the animosity behind him.
Hogan said that he was doing a segment on the SmackDown following WrestleMania 30 with Daniel Bryan when he found out the Warrior had passed away. Hogan said that Vince McMahon called him over after Hogan was finished with the segment, and told him that he had just gotten word that the Ultimate Warrior had passed away. Hogan admitted that he was crushed, but he was glad that he was able to make up with Warrior.
Ultimate Warrior’s most famous match was when he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6, and Hogan revealed that after his loss to Warrior, he wanted to turn heel, but Vince McMahon didn’t think it was a good idea. Hogan said that he knew back then that his character was becoming stale, and that he could already hear a good portion of the crowd booing him. Furthermore, Hogan wanted his 1990 heel character to be the exact same as his mid 90s heel character in WCW, and he wanted to be known as Hollywood Hogan.
As every wrestling fan knows, Hulk Hogan finally turned heel in 1996, and formed the NWO with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. It’s been said in the past that Hogan didn’t want to turn heel, and had to be convinced by Eric Bischoff to do it. But, Hogan said that was never the case, and added that he always wanted to be a heel, but he never wanted to be in a heel group.
At the end of the podcast with Chris Jericho, Hogan said he’s training hard for one more match, and named Rusev as a possible opponent. He also revealed that he wanted to be part of John Cena’s team back at Survivor Series. You definitely get the impression that Hogan wants to have at least one more match, and is really pushing for it to happen at WrestleMania 31.
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