Originally Posted by Mike Zybyszko
Once again Meltzer's bias showing. Inoki was only huge in Japan because he controlled a top promotion. Inoki was no draw at all here in the states whereas Hogan was even more over than Inoki in Japan. Inoki would be roughly equal to Verne Gagne, and nowhere near the realm of Hogan/Austin/Rock. What a joke to even make that claim.
Err, how about no? Hogan has never been that big in Japan. He was just another Gaijin there.