Hulk Hogan is a man that’s guilty of “fictitiousness” according to legendary wrestling manager/promoter Jim Cornette.
According to Cornette, Hogan is one of the biggest liars in wrestling. Cornette was responding to a question on his Jim Cornette Drive-Thru podcast when he was asked that difficult question. Cornette said it was difficult to answer that kind of question since there are different styles of lying similar to how there are different styles of professional wrestlers.
When giving his answer to the question, Cornette specifically mentioned Hogan in terms of a guy that talks about how great he is.
“It’s like the best worker in business. Well, what style of lie? An entertaining lie that doesn’t hurt anybody that’s a story to tell in the locker room, or fictitiousness about how great you are personally, like how Hogan is guilty of, so many times. Or just lying to get something out of somebody or to work them. You know, Paul E has been noted by other people to have experience in the past. He’s never really lied much to me because I knew ahead of time and didn’t have that many dealings.”
Cornette added that professional wrestling is about the “good” and “bad” lies. In Cornette’s mind, the bad lies tend to come from the bookers/promoters running the show while the good lies came from wrestlers and performers that were telling their unique stories in the locker room to their peers.
“Wrestling is all about good lies and bad lies. The bad lies come from the bookers, the promoters, and the people that underhandedly wanted people to do s***, that might not be in their best interest, because they wanted them to do it. The good lies are all the stories that the guys used to tell in the locker room when they’d walk in because that’s all you had to do. You didn’t have a TV in the locker room, there was no cellphone, there was no internet. If someone brought a transistor radio in that may be unusual. You sat there and stared at each others ‘Peter’s’ and told f****** ridiculous stories.”
Cornette also believes that “nobody’s a good promo” in pro wrestling in this era because the “art” of telling those ridiculous stories is gone now although he did say it with a laugh.
“That’s why everybody used to be a good promo, [laughs] and now that’s why nobody’s a good promo, because nobody tells good stories.”