Re: Anyone else here watch this as it happened?
When i saw this for the first time, it wasn't live. I saw this video for the first time in mid 1997, when WCW was airing a special episode featuring the whole nWo vs Sting storyline, start to recent episode. BUT i had no access to internet back then. Nor did i have any idea what kayfabe was. It was all real to me till then (of course there were some doubts about pro-wrestling being real, but i used to convince myself that it was 70-80% real for sure)
So when i saw this happen, i had known Hogan for being the epitome of a good guy. So i was very shocked, but i didnt like Hogan very much back then. It would be arrogant to say this, but i was smart enough to cheer for who i wanted to cheer for, not whom story-writers wanted me to cheer. I liked the heel turn, but i was at the same time laughing over the fact that Hogan was calling Nash & Hall the FUTURE, as i had seen both of them compete for years in WWF, and by no means they looked any younger.
I also remember how Hogan was addressing nWo as New World ORGANIZATION throughout his promo. But overall, as a kid, i really found that promo EPIC... still do! This heel turn shits on every other babyface-heel turns ever