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Join Date: Feb 2013
Re: Where would you place Hulk Hogan?
Like all wrestlers, Hogan evolved (or devolved) over time. If we're talking 1983-1993 WWF, Hogan knew how to work, but worked the WWF style in the way they needed him to at the time.
I think the Great Muta match was great (mind-blowing, even) mostly because Hogan was at the end point in his WWF tenure when he really didn't care at all anymore, even going so far as to call the WWF belt a "toy" in a press conference after the match. It was almost as if he was blowing off steam in that match.
However, I think by the time he got to WCW, he REALLY didn't care anymore, and probably also had some physical issues popping up. His best WCW matches were the early ones against Flair and maybe the Goldberg match. I can't think of much else outside of that.
But then, he had some decent ones when he returned to the WWF, despite his bad knees and back. So, it's not like his skill went away completely, plus he was in the ring with guys like Angle, Lesnar, and Rock.
Overall, though, he could go when he needed to and knew how to stage a match.