Hulk Hogan may be one of the most iconic names in the history of pro wrestling but by the time WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle got his hands on him, The Hulkster was limited in what he could do in the ring.
In WWE in the eighties, Hulk Hogan simply was wrestling. Hogan was a key figure in the groundbreaking “rock ‘n’ wrestling era” before going on to greater success as the driving force behind WrestleMania.
In the nineties, with his clean-cut character starting to wane, Hogan reinvented himself in WCW, turning into a villain for the first time in years and joining up with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to form the NWO.
In 2002, Hogan and the NWO came to WWE, and this run saw the fans make Hulk Hogan a hero once more as The Hulkster rode the nostalgia train back into the hearts and minds of the WWE faithful.
It was during this run that Hogan came face-to-face with Kurt Angle for the first time, and the two men squared off in a singles match at the 2002 King of the Ring.
Speaking about his match with Hulk Hogan on The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic gold medallist noted that while Hogan could still go, he was more limited in the ring than he used to be:
“You know what, I will tell you this. Hogan when I wrestled him, he was fairly limited. He was in his mid, late 50s and he wasn’t quite the same, but he was still pretty good. I mean, he could still go, and he never complained when I hit him with German suplexes.
“Of course, I didn’t do as many Germans on Hogan as I would with Chris Benoit, or Rey Mysterio. But you know, Hogan was pretty cool about that.”
Kurt Angle won that match between the two wrestling icons with Hogan’s only televised singles wins over Angle coming by disqualification.
A representative for Hulk Hogan recently refuted recent comments made by Kurt Angle that Hogan no longer had feeling in his legs.
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