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.
Inoki is treated like a god in Japan. Hogan was never over like a star in Japan and was never once as over as Inoki in Japan