Originally Posted by AshleyAlves
Imo Austin used that an excuse to not get in the ring with Hogan the biggest icon in history. He saw what happened to Rock at WM 18 and he had no intentions of being showed up by Hogan.
WWE offered Austin a match with Hogan at WM 04/05/06 and each time he turned it down. Some try to claim Hogan refused to the job which isnt true he said many times he didnt care who won. Hogan has also said many times that he was pushing for the match but it was Austin who didnt want it to happen.
You are dead on. I have heard this same thing stated by people who used to work there during that time.
Hogan jobbed clean to Rock and Lesnar as well as putting over HHH. He had no problem dropping matches at that point in his career. He never even demanded the win back over Rock or Lesnar. He would have put over Austin for the cash no problemo. Austin was scared to death of pro Hogan chants like in the Rock match where heel Hogan got enormous cheers over face Rock.