How does Antonio Inoki compare to Hogan strictly from a drawing perspective?
I'm not really into ratings and all that jazz but I'm curious to see if I can get some insight on this. How does Antonio Inoki compare to Hogan strictly from a success perspective? Hogan is without a doubt the biggest drawing wrestler of all-time, but I have reason to believe Inoki's a not-too distant second. Rock, Austin and Andre have much more name value in places like the US and the UK than Inoki, but over in Asia, Inoki easily over-shadows them. He is a pioneer of MMA, drew 190,000 fans to a show he was main eventing, owns several islands, faced Muhammad Ali in his prime etc. The list goes on...
Would it be accurate to say that Inoki is the most successful/best drawing pro-wrestler of all-time bar Hogan?