Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin has been a dream match for wrestling fans for ages. WWE teased this match once in 2007 first when Hulk Hogan challenged Stone Cold during an episode of Raw. The excitement of fans was reaching the peak at that time. But it was never been heard or mentioned since then.
Earlier reports suggest that WWE attempted to book this match a number of times before. The first attempt was for WrestleMania X-8 but for some reason, it did not quite happen. Instead, we got Stone Cold vs Scott Hall and Hogan went on to face the Rock which was another dream match and it is considered to be one of the best matches in WrestleMania history.
Hulk Hogan Wants To Face Stone Cold
It is also said that WWE wanted to book this match for WrestleMania XIX as well but for different reasons, it could not take place either. Austin had to retire from in-ring action after that and the dream remained in dreams and video games only.
But Hogan still dreams of this match one day. During his appearance on After The Bell, he said,
The whole time I was keeping a good eye on the WWE because I was hoping maybe someday, I could come in and rebuild that bridge. Someday maybe I could come back. It was just crazy when I got the call from Vince to come in and work with The Rock, I said, “OK, this is it, I’m going to put my good boy pants on.’ He wanted us to come in as the nWo, this poison because we were the poison. Once we came in, my whole goal was to tear the house down with The Rock. I didn’t know he was going to split and do movies and stuff, but my whole goal was to have that run with The Rock, and I wanted to focus on Stone Cold [Steve Austin].
As a heel, I could’ve put him over everywhere. If they would’ve put the belt back on me, he could’ve chased me. And like Stone Cold said, ‘If there’s money to be made, let’s make it brother.’ That was my goal was to get him in that Hulk Hogan zone and make him realize that the way you go to the ring and the way you feel is the same way you’re going to feel when you get done working with me on the way back. It’s going to be a nice and easy brother, but we’re going to tear the place down. My whole goal was to get him corralled and have that run, but it never happened.
Even if this match ever takes place we do not think we can ever get the best out of it. Austin has been out of action for over eighteen years and he is 56 now. And Hulk Hogan is a 67-year-old man, so this dream match can never get the best justification even if it ever takes place.
Credit: After The Bell. H/T 411Mania.