Hogan disputed this, but André challenged Hogan to a match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania III. So, there you have it, the only 11 Hulk Hogan matches that I could I find record of going over twenty minutes. Interestingly, Hogan and El Canek – who we saw earlier on this list – also locked up in this tournament. Andre The Giant & Canek vs. Antonio Inoki & Hulk Hogan - Double Count Out (9:40) NJPW Summer Fight Series 1982 - Tag 7 - TV-Show @ Nakajima Sports Center in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Hulk Hogan vs. Antonio Inoki, New Japan 6/2/1983 (21:27): This match took place at Sumo Hall in Tokyo and was the finals of the 1983 installment of the International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament, which was the forerunner of the modern day G1 Climax. Vince McMahon on commentary mentions that Adrian’s shoulder appears to be dislocated. Hulk Hogan vs. Bob Backlund, WWF 3/8/1980 (33:36): Believe it or not, this is the only recorded instance that I was able to find of Hulk Hogan wrestling a singles match of more than thirty minutes. Don’t be shy about shooting those over – the more, the merrier. RIP, Reeg. Hogan was awarded an IWGP Championship belt for winning the match, which sometimes results in Hulk being referred to as a former IWGP Champ, but title he held has a distinct lineage from the one currently defended in New Japan. First, Hogan was presented a trophy for being the WWF World Heavyweight Champion for three years; André came out to congratulate him,[9] but later Hogan remarked how André's handshake felt a little too firm. Remember when John Cena was feuding with Carlito over the U.S. title? Hogan joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1979, after two years of competing for smaller, regional promotions. Hogan left the WWF in 1981 and, after filming scenes for the movie Rocky III began competing for a rival company, the American Wrestling Association, or AWA, for which Andre also competed on occasion. 10. [31] André's next feud would be with Jake Roberts, and Hogan's would be (along with Savage) with the Big Boss Man and Akeem (as the Twin Towers). What the truth behind this? Oh well, at least the extended length gave us some extra guest commentary from Regis Philbin. After Hogan won a match against Bundy on Saturday Night's Main Event XIV which aired January 2, 1988 (taped December 7, 1987), André snuck up to get revenge on Hogan, choking him from behind until he was virtually unconscious, not letting go even after seven face-aligned wrestlers came to the ring to try to pull Andre away; it was only after Hacksaw Jim Duggan broke a 2x4 over André's back (which Andre no-sold) that gave the faces the opening they needed to pull Hogan to safety.[23][24]. Yahoo ist Teil von Verizon Media. After a leave of absence and a stint as competing as part of The Machines tag team stable, André returned to the WWF. It sure was. The rivalry is considered by many to be one of the most important in professional wrestling history.[a]. I’ve been told I should promote my Twitter account more. In the meantime, Hogan was busy defending his title against the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, started when Hogan refused to sell the title to DiBiase. Throughout 1982 and 1983 while both were working in New Japan Pro-Wrestling the two had several additional matches, however during these matches André was the heel and Hogan was the face. Is this true? Andre and Hogan met one more time in their careers, that coming in March 1990, shortly before WrestleMania VI when Hogan teamed with the now-face Big Boss Man to defeat Andre and Haku (who were teaming as The Colossal Connection); the Colossal Connection was tag team champions but this was a non-title match. [15][15] Although neither won, André stated he gained a psychological advantage over Hogan, due to eliminating him from the contest. Canek vs Hulk Hogan (NJPW) Hulk Hogan Wwe Wrestling Portrait Classic Engineer Lucha Libre Derby Headshot Photography Wwe Wrestling Portrait … Snoochie boochies, it’s Tyler from Winnipeg: This is the second question I’ve asked tonight but was the term “spinarooni” used before WWF/WWE? Welcome guys, gals, and gender non-binary pals, to Ask 411 Wrestling. While Adonis and Orndorff were double-teaming Hogan, a still-injured “Rowdy” Roddy Piper came out on crutches and made the save, whacking Adonis in the shoulder with a crutch and causing the Adorable One to take a bump over the top rope and to the floor. Night Wolf the Wise rolls in with two totally unrelated questions: 1. In between fighting Dos Caras El Canek had many opportunities to defend Mexico, including a match on September 2, 1984 where the then WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan actually defended the championship against El Canek in Mexico. 3. Andre was at the time a six-year WWF veteran who also toured the regional circuit and Japan. Apparently Jericho himself used the phrase in a backstage conversation with Madden on time, and Mark tucked that away in his brain and busted it out when he joined the announce team later on. 1. Sie können Ihre Einstellungen jederzeit ändern. Go back and watch the episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event that was taped on September 13, 1986 and aired on October 4, 1986. Unfortunately, HHH was not Race or Flair, and the only thing this resulted in was him having several subpar matches that were in large part subpar because they went on for longer than they needed to. In January 2004, WWE released an album titled WWE Originals, which included several members of its roster rapping and singing some remarkably bad tracks, with the only highlight being Cena’s “Basic Thuganomics” entrance music. Hogan and Andre became allies, and from 1981 to 1983, often competed as tag team partners, facing Bockwinkel, Heenan and other members of the Heenan Family. In traditional lucha libre fashion, it was a best two-out-of-three falls match. On a “Piper’s Pit” segment aired a week later, Hogan reflected on his friendship with Andre and how he felt betrayed when he was now with Heenan. Hogan won every one of their matchups (often by disqualification), and a frustrated DiBiase turned to André to win the title for him. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' Specifically, I mean a singles match. 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[6] At Shea Stadium during Showdown at Shea,[7] as well as a month later in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Hogan body slammed André but ended up losing by pinfall, even though Hogan clearly kicked out before the three-count was made. (Source: January 26, 2004 Figure Four Weekly newsletter.). Heenan accused Hogan of being André's friend only so he would not have to defend the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against him. The WWF began advertising André, once again as a face, as an opponent of either Randy "Macho Man" Savage, or as a tag-team partner of Hogan to face Savage and The Honky Tonk Man. I read a story somewhere that when Brock Lesnar had his first run in WWE, Vince wanted to solidify his status as a star by beating Hulk Hogan at Survivor Series in 2002. Was Adonis injured or told to drop weight or some other reason he was “not around”?