Who does Hulk Hogan regard as the greatest of all time?
One of the most recognisable names in the industry, many have placed Hogan on their personal Mount Rushmore for the way that the Hall of Famer changed the wrestling industry forever. Having wrestled against some of the best to ever do it, The Hulkster has revealed who his four choices are.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Hulk Hogan would first name two of his greatest rivals to be etched in history:
“Well, that’s a tough one. You know, because Andre has to be there. There’s no doubt about it. Andre has to be there. And there’s just not enough headspace there. You know, because up there, you know, it would have to be Ric Flair. You know, I tell Ric Flair you’re the greatest wrestler that ever lived and I’ve had other people tell me other things, you know, but as far as I’m concerned with him loving this business and being a complete sellout, he gave up everything. Family, friends, his own health, everything to be in his business.
That’s kind of crazy type of dedication, way more than I could give. You know, and he did it because he loved this business. And plus, he was a top guy like forever, you know, so it had to be Andre. It has to be Flair.
Continuing to ponder the final two spots, the former WWE Champion settled on two wrestlers who would make wrestling hotter than ever:
I’m just going with the older guys, you know, because there are some new guys like Seth Rollins, who I really admire. You know, Kevin Owens caught my eye really early when a lot of people didn’t believe in him. And I saw him down there and said see oh my god that brother has got it figured out. You know, and so I’m all over the place with it but for me the quick fix would be Andre, Flair, Rock and Austin. That’s a quick fix for me. Yeah, those four guys deserve it.”
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