WWE Corridor of Famer Hulk Hogan has opened up about desirous to face Stone Chilly Steve Austin after his return to WWE in 2002. Hogan mentioned he may have put over Austin if the 2 legends had been in a feud with one another.
Hulk Hogan returned to WWE in 2002, nearly a decade after leaving the corporate to affix WCW. After his return, he confronted the likes of The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, and Kurt Angle, to call just a few, however missed out on going through Stone Chilly Steve Austin.
On the latest After The Bell podcast, Hulk Hogan acknowledged that his “objective” after feuding with The Rock was to face Stone Chilly Steve Austin and put over The Texas Rattlesnake.
“My complete objective was to have that run with The Rock after which deal with Stone Chilly. As a result of, as a heel, I may’ve put him over in all places. If they might’ve put the belt again on me, he may’ve chased me – and like Stone Chilly says, ‘If there’s cash to be made, let’s make it, brother.’ That was my objective. It was to get him in that Hulk Hogan zone and make him notice – he’d been beat up fairly dangerous along with his neck and a bunch of stuff – I simply needed him to understand the way in which you go to the ring, the way in which you’re feeling, was the identical method you are going to really feel after working with me on the way in which again. It may be good and simple, however we will tear the home down.”
Hulk Hogan mentioned his objective was to get much more followers on Stone Chilly Steve Austin’s facet, however the match did not come to fruition.
Why Stone Chilly Steve Austin vs. Hulk Hogan did not happen in WWE
Former WWE commentator and Corridor of Famer Jim Ross revealed why a match between Stone Chilly Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan didn’t occur in WWE. He mentioned that Austin felt his tempo of wrestling wouldn’t have matched Hogan’s fashion.
“I believe Steve’s problem was simply that Steve had a really excessive tempo – intense, aggressive, considerably comfortable, excessive tempo. That simply might not have match Hogan’s stylings at the moment due to his again. However it could have been an attention-grabbing attraction.”
Stone Chilly Steve Austin was on the tail-end of his in-ring stint in WWE when Hulk Hogan returned to the corporate, as accidents halted his profession.
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