Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: The Other Side: Hulk Hogan's place in history
In the context people are flaunting around ring psychology here, makes it seem to me that they are referring to the way he works his matches. And if that is the case, then you are sorely mistaken. Sure, he knew exactly what to do to sell the heel off, but you should probably cut down the broad spectrum of 'psychology' into something smaller. If we are to define intelligent offensive psychology, then Hogan is nowhere, because he was played as the underdog, he did not 'work' matches. Matches where he needed to work over the babyface were atrocious. Watch any WCW PPV. You'll find max 2 good matches from him, and that's stretching it.
But to give credit, he had in the WWF which worked so well. The type of psychology that Hogan excelled with was taking the beatdown, putting the heel over, and then claiming the victory. The type of victory that people these days associate with 'burying', when it's so far from that. Point is, cut down your definition of the word. It's too general. He is nowhere near the total package as a ring worker. And that is even if we take out the finesse of a 'technical' worker.