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Sgt. Slaughter Reveals Why WrestleMania VII Changed Venue

WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter who is also a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion recently shared his belief on why WrestleMania VII changed its venue. Slaughter fought Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship on the main event of the show.

The match between SGT Slaughter and Hulk Hogan which was the main event of WrestleMania VII was never been critically acclaimed but it was very important for a number of reasons. The main reason was the back story of this match. Slaughter was a fresh new main event star back then to challenge Hulk Hogan. It was a special match indeed.

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Sgt. Slaughter Reveals Why WrestleMania VII Changed Venue

Slaughter has always been a natural babyface. Patriotic gimmicks were quite common back in the time. There were anti American gimmicks as well. There was quite common law back in the time, if you are a foreigner, and you are proud of your country, then you are against the USA and a heel of course.

Slaughter was a proud American militant who betrayed his country and turned heel. At Royal Rumble pay per view event of 1991, he defeated The Ultimate Warrior ending his 293 days run as the WWE champion. At WrestleMania VII, how can challenged Slaughter and defeated him to win the title.

Sgt. Slaughter
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SGT Slaughter who is also a former WWE world champion recently spoke to Inside The Ropes where he talked about his belief on why WrestleMania VII changed its venue. He said;

“I heard different stories. They didn’t draw, didn’t do this, didn’t do that. Well, we had the biggest pay-per-view for a long, long time and Vince told me that the reason we didn’t do it was because of the security. Because of all the death threats and everything, Vince said he wasn’t going to pay the $3 million that it was going to cost to secure the Coliseum and we were going to go indoors instead.”

Sgt. Slaughter
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“That was the biggest let-down of all, that after all that work and all the things that my family and I went through, to be told that we couldn’t have the opportunity to break the record of Detroit [WrestleMania III], the 93,000, and have 104,000. In our business when they have your name and your opponent’s name, and behind it, or next to it, there’s usually two letters—‘SO’— sold out. If that’s on there, it’s like a badge on your chest.

“To have sold out the L.A. Coliseum would have been something that went with me to my grave. I would have made sure everybody knew about that the rest of my life because that’s something that has never happened. That was the most disappointing part of it all.”

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Sgt. Slaughter Looks Back At His Match Against Hulk Hogan From WrestleMania VII

WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter who is also a former WWE World champion recently talked about his main event match from WrestleMania VII where he faced The Immortal The Hulk Hogan and defended his WWE Championship.

The match between SGT Slaughter and Hulk Hogan which was the main event of WrestleMania VII was never been critically acclaimed but it was very important for a number of reasons. The main reason was the back story of this match. Slaughter was a fresh new main event star back then to challenge Hulk Hogan. It was a special match indeed.

Sgt. Slaughter
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Sgt. Slaughter Looks Back At His Match Against Hulk Hogan From WrestleMania VII

He has always been a natural babyface. Patriotic gimmicks were quite common back in the time. There were anti American gimmicks as well. There was quite common law back in the time, if you are a foreigner, and you are proud of your country, then you are against the USA and a heel of course.

Slaughter was a proud American militant who betrayed his country and turned heel. At Royal Rumble pay per view event of 1991, he defeated The Ultimate Warrior ending his 293 days run as the WWE champion. At WrestleMania VII, how can challenged Slaughter and defeated him to win the title.

Sgt. Slaughter
Sgt. Slaughter. Image Credits: Twitter

SGT Slaughter who is also a former WWE world champion recently spoke to Inside The Ropes where he talked about his main event match from WrestleMania VII against Hulk Hogan. He said;

“Before the match, Hogan told me, ‘Sarge, whatever you want brother, I’m following you. Whatever you want, I’m doing.’ I said, ‘Is that right?’ He said, ‘You’re damn right. You get it on. I trust you and I know you’re going to get the best out of me you can get. So, I’m just telling you, whatever you want to do, I’m in for it.”

Sgt. Slaughter
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“During the match, I said, ‘You ever come off the top rope, Terry?’ He goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Have you ever taken a slam off the top rope?’ He goes, ‘Negative.’ I said, ‘Well, you are tonight’ He goes, ‘What?’ I said, ‘You told me I could do whatever I wanted.’ So he did it, and a lot of people say that was one of his best matches.”

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Kevin Nash Believes Hulk Hogan Is The Greatest Worker Of All Time

WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash who is a former five times WCW World Heavyweight Champion recently called Hulk Hogan is the greatest worker in professional wrestling history. He also explained why he believed this.

Hulk Hogan is indeed the most over wrestler of his time. He started his professional wrestling career back in 1977, even though he started to get recognised by the fans after he re joined WWE 1983. He had a short run in WWE from 1979 to 1980 as well but it is a not much remembered by the fans.

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Kevin Nash Believes Hulk Hogan Is The Greatest Worker Of All Time

He had a ten year long career in WWE, and in this period of time, he became the most successful professional wrestler of the time. He won a total of six WWE World Championships. This stage of his career is considered as the best one of his whole career.

In 1993, Hulk Hogan switched to the rival promotion of WWE, WCW and he turned heel for the first time under the Hulkamania persona. He won a total of six WCW World Heavyweight Championship during his WCW career. In 2005 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Former WWE Champion Kevin Nash who is also a former five times WCW World Heavyweight Champion recently appeared on Eric Bischoff’s 83 Weeks where he called Hulk Hogan is the greatest worker in professional wrestling history. He also explained why he believed this. He said;

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“People will always ask me, ‘Who’s the greatest worker of all time?’, and I’ll say, ‘Hulk Hogan.’  They will say, ‘What?’  The number one thing about being a pro wrestler is you have to, in my era, you have to be able to go out there 300 nights minimum a year, and do this.  That’s part of the job.

“The one thing that that I always knew, and I probably worked with Hulk 30-50 times in my life where we’ve been against each other doing something, I knew for a matter of fact, a million percent, I would bet everything I own, that I’m going to come back to the locker room in the exact same shape that I left it.

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“That’s the key to the work.  I’ll say it to the day I die, one of the biggest parts of our business that died happened at Hell in the Cell when Mick Foley fell, whatever he fell, 40 feet through that table, because now we took work, and made it a stunt.

“Nash went on to say, “In 2002 or 2003, whenever I had my Hell in the Cell, they came to me with it.  I said, ‘Great, if we don’t go out of the cell.’  They looked at me like, ‘Oh, this is going to be sh*t.  This will be horrible.’

“I said, ‘He’s been running from me for three months.  That’s what a cell is for.  That’s what a cage is for.  The cage is because the heel continues to get away from the babyface, and now he can’t.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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Bruce Prichard Remembers Hulk Hogan’s Famous Heel Turn

Professional with living Legend Bruce Prichard recently looked back at the epic heel turn of The Immortal Hulk Hogan in the World Championship Wrestling in 1996.

Hulk Hogan heel turn is indeed one of the most shocking incidents in professional wrestling history. The wrestler who was bound to be a babyface in WWE, he carried the same giving in WCW as well and suddenly he turned heel which shocked the entire world of professional wrestling back in the time.

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Bruce Prichard Remembers Hulk Hogan’s Famous Heel Turn

The incident took place in 1996 as mentioned above, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash arrived from WWE to WCW and together they were known as the Outsiders. In the main event of Bash at the Beach pay per view event of 1996 the outsiders were scheduled to face Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger along with a mystery partner. Later the mystery partner was revealed to be Hulk Hogan.

Together these three men formed one of the most famous stable thin professional wrestling history The New World Order. Hulk Hogan became the leader of this stable. Firstly, it was a three men stable later it was expanded and a lot of names were added to the it.

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Bruce Prichard recently spoke to Something To Wrestle where he looked back at the epic heel turn of The Immortal Hulk Hogan in the World Championship Wrestling in 1996. He said;

“I think more than anything it was, personally, I wish we had done it. I wish we had done it a while ago. It was more of their positioning that it was WWE vs. WCW with those talents. Finally, they had to come out and say ‘you guys don’t represent WWE’ even though the commentary tried to drive you that way all the time.

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“So you’re looking at it through business eyes and not necessarily a fan’s eyes a lot of times. To the audience, it was Hulk Hogan and something they were familiar with. I dare say a lot of people were ready for him to turn. They wanted to boo him and had been booing him. So you had the perfect storm, and no matter what anybody says, I think the pivotal moment was Hulk turning heel for WCW.

“That’s what made the turn. When they did that, they made the turn and didn’t look back for 83 weeks…….iron sharpens iron and you’re being challenged now. That gets you on your toes. So yes, it was a completely different feeling, and as you say, thankful we didn’t turn Hulk when I wanted to back in 1993. I think it was an exciting time to be a fan of the product in general.”

H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania

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Eric Bischoff Says Scott Hall And Kevin Nash Was Really Excited To Team Up With Hulk Hogan

WWE Hall of famer Eric Bischoff recently stayed that Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash who were also known as the Outsiders before the formation of the nWo I was really excited to team up with the Immortal Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan is indeed one of the biggest names in professional wrestling history. Some wrestling fans even consider him as the biggest professional wrestler ever. The man was created by WWE, and after he went to WCW in 1994, it was very difficult for WWE to recover from the blow.

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Eric Bischoff Says Scott Hall And Kevin Nash Was Really Excited To Team Up With Hulk Hogan

A lot of the big names of professional wrestling back then left WWE to join WCW along with Hulk Hogan. The Macho Man Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair were to name a few. The blow was very difficult for WWE to deal with.

Hulk Hogan started his WCW career as a baby faced but in 1996 he turned heel by shocking the entire world of professional wrestling. He teamed up with the Outsiders and formed a new stable named The New World Order.

Eric Bischoff
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At that time it was really a huge deal for any wrestler to work with Hulk Hogan. And forming a stable with the Hulkstar was even a bigger deal without any doubt. On a recent edition of the 83Weeks podcast WWE Hall of famer and former WCW president Eric Bischoff that Kevin Nash and Scott hall were really excited and thrilled to be teaming up with Hogan. He said;

Eric Bischoff
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“Scott was chill. He was like, ‘Dude, Hulk Hogan, he’s the shit.’ He was cool with it. He had that laid-back approach to it and saw the opportunity because Scott is a very smart guy when it comes to the wrestling industry.

“He knew it was gonna be big. Kevin was really excited. So, early on, there were no issues about it. Later, it would become a little challenging because of the different personalities and egos and getting three people who have kind of been singles stars in their own right to work together consistently night after night. That was a bit of a challenge. But going into it, they were thrilled.”

H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania

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Eric Bischoff On How The Backstage Reacted After Hulk Hogan Turned Heel In 1996

The former Boss of WCW and the WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff recently remembered the reaction of backstage after Hulk Hogan turned heel during the Bash at the Beach pay per view event of WCW in 1996.

As mentioned above, the incident took place during Bash at the Beach which was a WCW pay per view event and it took place in1996. On the main event of the night, Randy Savage, Sting, and Lex Luger were scheduled to face the Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) with a mystery third partner.

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Eric Bischoff On How The Backstage Reacted After Hulk Hogan Turned Heel In 1996

This third partner was revealed to be Hulk Hogan at the end, who betrayed Randy Savage and the others by hitting the leg drop on Savage. nobody saw that coming and this surprise heel turn left the audience spellbound.

It was indeed one of the key decisions that were made by WCW back then. This decision made WCW the biggest professional wrestling promotion at the time. It was indeed the biggest trump card of the promotion. Hogan never turned Heal after he became the Superman he was back then.

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During a recent episode of the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about the reaction of backstage after Hulk Hogan turned heel during the Bash at the Beach pay per view event of WCW in 1996. He said;

“Ridiculously good. Everybody – Scott, Kevin, Hulk, and the entire crew was beside themselves with how well this thing turned out and how people reacted to it. It was indescribable really.

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“I’ve never experienced anything like that since or before….[Hogan] was overjoyed. Of course you’re relieved. It was a big moment for him and as confident as he appeared to be – I think he was trying to convince himself he was confident when he got to the building because he was more intense and focused – there had to be the fear of the unknown. There had to be the excitement because I think in his heart, he knew it was going to work.

“But it’s still the fear of the unknown. What if it didn’t quite get the reaction he thought it would? You always have that with what you’re doing. But when he came out of there, he was floating.”

H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania

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Jim Ross Reveals Who Was The Pick Of Vince McMahon To Be The Next Hulk Hogan

Former WWE commentator and the current AEW commentator Jim Ross recently revealed whom Vince McMahon wanted to be the next Hulk Hogan of WWE. Indeed, Hulk Hogan was not only one of the biggest names in WWE history but one of the biggest names in professional wrestling history too.

Replacing the stars like Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, and John Cena has never been easy for WWE. Most of the fans consider Hulk Hogan as the first actual face of WWE. However, a lot of fans also believe it was Bruno Sammartino and not Hulk Hogan.

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Jim Ross Reveals Who Was The Pick Of Vince McMahon To Be The Next Hulk Hogan

But who was the pic of Vince McMahon to replace Hulk Hogan after the departure of the Hulkstar? Jim Ross revealed it was Lex Luger. Luger did not have a very long time in WWE but in a short time it was pretty much clear that he was planned for something big. His narcissist gimmick was not loved by the fans very much but it was pretty much clear that WWE had High Hopes for him.

He even won the Royal Rumble 1994 along with Bret Hart and it was the only Royal Rumble in the history of WWE which had two winners. But things did not worked out pretty well for Luger as he left WWE 1995 and joined the Rival promotion WCW. Hi stayed in WWE for only two years.

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‘The Good Old’ Jim Ross recently revealed how Vince McMahon wanted Lex luger to be the next Hulk Hogan of WWE. Here is what Jim Ross had to say;

“Of course. Absolutely. I think it was Vince, at one time, fully believing that Lex Luger would be his next Hogan. The issue there is, I thought Lex was a lot better athlete than Hogan, but he didn’t have Hogan’s charisma.

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“Whether you like Hogan or don’t like Hogan or ‘he was never a great worker’ and all that stuff…..if someone who draws money is a key component, how can you say Hogan wasn’t a great worker? He drew money. He pulled the wagon.

“I think that was the issue with Lex was that charisma thing. I’m not knocking the guy because there were a lot of guys who didn’t have Hogan’s charisma. Few did. But I do think Vince fully believed Lex had all the attributes as far as athleticism, and then primarily, the look. I think that was the mindset. ‘We may have our next Hogan.’ So, that journey began.”

Credit: Grilling JR. H/T 411Mania

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Eric Bischoff On The Shocking Heel Turn Of Hulk Hogan In WCW

WWE Hall of Famer and the former boss of WCW Eric Bischoff recently remembered the Epic heel turn of The Immortal Hulk Hogan. The incident is still considered as one of the most shocking moments in professional wrestling history.

The incident took place during Bash at the Beach which was a WCW pay per view event and it took place in1996. On the main event of the night, Randy Savage, Sting, and Lex Luger were scheduled to face the Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) with a mystery third partner.

Hulk Hogan
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Eric Bischoff On The Shocking Heel Turn Of Hulk Hogan In WCW

This third partner was revealed to be Hulk Hogan at the end, who betrayed Randy Savage and the others by hitting the leg drop on Savage. nobody saw that coming and this surprise heel turn left the audience spellbound.

It was indeed one of the key decisions that were made by WCW back then. This decision made WCW the biggest professional wrestling promotion at the time. It was indeed the biggest trump card of the promotion. Hogan never turned Heal after he became the Superman he was back then.

Hulk Hogan
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During a recent episode of the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about this epic heel turn of Hulk Hogan and how it affected the world of professional wrestling. He said;

“At the point Psicosis is walking out for the first match, I’m backstage not entirely convinced Hulk Hogan is going to actually do what we discussed doing.

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“There was a lot of concern about that. By this point, I had known Hulk for several years and had gotten pretty close with him. I knew what he was influenced by, I knew what his concerns were, and there was this concern and fear in the back of my mind that when it came down to it, there would be people around Hulk – specifically, his family – that would possibly convince Hulk that making this move and turning heel and all that entails might not happen. So, until Hulk showed up to the building which was halfway through the show, I wasn’t 100 percent sure he was gonna show up.

“So, while I was excited about what could be, I was also thinking about, ‘OK, if it goes south, I need to make a move. I’ve gotta have a solution in my back pocket.’ There was a fair amount of concern in my part.”

H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania

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Eric Bischoff On Hulk Hogan’s Creative Freedom On nWo

Former Boss of the World Championship Wrestling and the WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff recently revealed that The Immortal Hulk Hogan had creative freedom on the nWo but Kevin Nash and Scott Hall did not have that. There was a clause that gave Hogan creative freedom but did not allow Nash and Hall the same.

The nWo was arguably the best stable back in the 90s and also considered as one of the best stables in professional wrestling history. Kevin Nash and Scott hall were the two inaugural members of the stable. Slowly it became bigger and bigger. When Hulk Hogan joined the stable, it was a huge deal. Because Hulk Hogan turned heel for the first time in his career by joining the nWo.

Hulk Hogan
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The New World Order which is better known as the nWo made its debut in July 1996. It first looked like a modified version of the Outsiders. But slowly it became more and more popular, and with Hulk Hogan joining the squad it became the best stable in the world back then.

The former Boss of WCW, Eric Bischoff recently spoke to WrestleSlam Podcast where we took on this matter. He said;

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Eric Bischoff On Hulk Hogan’s Creative Freedom On nWo

“Hall and Nash didn’t have creative control. To clarify, they did have language in their agreement that gave them meaningful consultation. Meaning they were guaranteed to have a conversation with me and it would have been a meaningful conversation, but a meaningful conversation and creative control or two different things, And they did not have creative control.”

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“Hulk Hogan had creative control and he only used it once. So, the creative control issue was not an issue, even though people like to talk about it and it’s part of the narrative, so I know there’s a lot of narrative and a lot of people have reported that there was creative control and none of those people know what the f–k they’re talking about, to be honest with you. So it didn’t create an issue.”

H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.

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Bruce Prichard Explains Why Hulk Hogan vs. Steve Austin Never Happened

Hulk Hogan vs Steve Austin has always been a dream match for almost every WWE fan. A match that every wrestling fan wanted to see, but their dream would never come true and it seems like it will never ever come to life.

But not many fans know about it that there were talks about this match to take place. There were a lot of times the match was planned but could not come into life. The first occasion is rumoured to be in 2002. A lot of rumours suggest that the original plan to book this match was at WrestleMania 18.

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Bruce Prichard Explains Why Hulk Hogan vs. Steve Austin Never Happened

But for a number of reasons the match was cancelled. Instead we got the Epic match between Hulk Hogan and the Rock. There was another time when this match was proposed and it was before WrestleMania 19.

Some rumours claim that the match almost got booked for WrestleMania 19. But once again this match could not take place for some reasons. This time we got Stone Cold vs The Rock for the third time and Hulk Hogan vs Vince McMahon.

After that Austin had to retire and we could never witness this dream match. However, it was teased by Hulk Hogan during an episode of Monday night RAW once after that. But once again we had to face disappointments only.

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Bruce Prichard recently spoke on a recent episode of Something to Wrestle with where he revealed why this dream match never took place. He said;

“I don’t think that they didn’t not get along. I don’t think they interacted enough to get along or not get along…..I think the match eventually probably could’ve happened had everybody stayed healthy. But you’ve gotta keep in mind, Steve was dealing with a lot of health issues.

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“Steve was dealing with a lot of trust issues. To say, ‘That match never would’ve happened,’ that’s crazy to say. I just think you had to get over some of the issues that were basically rearing their head at the time. That reality in and of itself was something you had to take into consideration.”

Credit: Something To Wrestle With. H/T 411Mania.

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