Saturday, January 25, 2014
Wrestler of the Week: "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan Part 2
The Wrestler of the Week is the same as this week, Hollywood Hulk Hogan. With time constraints it is difficult to fit everything this man has done so here we go.
Last time I left off I spoke about his rivalry with Sgt. Slaughter and his lost to Yokozuna. After he left he did a series called Thunder in Paradise.At this time he was heavily recruited by Ted Turner and his WCW. In 1994 they made a big deal of him coming there and set up Bash at the Beach 1994 with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. This was the rivalry that eventually sparked the beginning of WCW Monday Nitro who was run by Eric Bischoff.
He feud with Jimmy Hart's first family and the young Giant now the Big Show. And then Hulk Hogan grew darker and left for a little bit. His change and transformation was soon to come.
At Bash at the Beach 1996 Hollywood would be born as he turned on the Macho Man and WCW to form the nWo. His main rivalry was with Sting, but he also had a rivalry between Lex Luger, DDP, The Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Goldberg to name a few. And then he had his epic match with Sting at Starrcade 1997, where he lost, but he would win it back.
As his run with Hollywood came to an end, he had a match that switched him as face and Ric Flair as heel and Hollywood left only to come back ready to be Hulk again and in a match on WCW Monday Nitro. Hulk Hogan dawned the red and yellow once again.
He mainly feuded with Ric Flair until Russo came and didn't do much afterwards and then WCW died. This left Hogan to go back to WWE for a few short runs which I will discuss in the next Wrestler of the Week Part 3 on Hulk Hogan with his return in WWE and his TNA arrival.