Re: Instances Of Hogan Using Creative Control/Politics
Most of these examples are pretty poor. Top guys have the freedom to often pick and choose who they want to work with and protect their character. Austin did it. Hart did it. Rock did it. Cena does it. Punk does it. I guess it's only an issue if you don't like that wrestler.
No doubt Hogan has repeatedly flexed that muscle but that's life as a top guy and just about anyone whose ever been champ will tell you how big of a target was put on their back.
If from 84-90 Hogan refused a job tough nuggets he was absolutely correct to do that. He was undisputedly the biggest act in the industry. He also has the right to avoid certain situations that would make him look like Cena. That's brand protection. To me it's only politics if he's flexing his muscle and it's hurting the product. Sting v Hogan was an example of Hogan wrongly using creative control. Hogan is not responsible for Justice failing a drug test. If that outcome was changed because Sid was no longer a player well that's on Sid.
I wouldn't classify Hogan v Warrior 2 never happening as politics. That would require one to turn heel and while the discussion certainly took place it's just something both guys would be very hesitant to pull the trigger on. Once again it's brand protection. WM 7 was the right way to go but I do think there's an argument that could be made that Warrior Savage should have been the title match.
Last edited by GillbergReturns; 01-04-2014 at 07:20 AM.