Wrestling legend Greg Gagne has dismissed a rumor that The Iron Sheik was provided cash to interrupt Hulk Hogan’s leg.
In 1983, Hulk Hogan left the American Wrestling Affiliation (AWA) to rejoin the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE). It has been claimed by The Iron Sheik that AWA proprietor Verne Gagne provided him $100,000 to injure The Hulkster earlier than his WWE return.
Greg Gagne, Verne’s son, spoke to Dr. Chris Featherstone on the newest episode of SK Wrestling’s UnSKripted collection. He insisted that the Hulk Hogan rumor is fake and his father would by no means have executed such a factor.
“No. Sheik made that factor up. A few months in the past, my brother and I, he mentioned, ‘You gotta watch this factor on YouTube.’ I by no means knew he mentioned it. So when he [my brother] had instructed me, I mentioned, ‘That was by no means mentioned. Verne by no means did that.’
“Iron Sheik, he educated with us and Verne bought him began, Verne supported him by the Olympics and every part. He was so naive to the game, he wasn’t catching on. My mother gave him the identify The Iron Sheik, after which the Iranian factor was occurring. Vince [McMahon] needed anyone and Verne despatched him up there [to WWE].”
Watch the video above to seek out out what Greg Gagne needed to say about Hulk Hogan, Scott Corridor, and rather more.
Hulk Hogan’s rivalry with The Iron Sheik
Greg Gagne added that The Iron Sheik’s over-the-top gimmick didn’t work within the AWA in the identical approach that it did in WWE.
Hulk Hogan and The Iron Sheik haven’t confronted off in an official match since 1987. Nonetheless, that has not stopped Sheik from persevering with their rivalry. To today, Sheik’s Twitter account is filled with tweets on a weekly foundation about his dislike of Hulk Hogan.
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Revealed 03 Feb 2021, 18:34 IST