Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Where would you place Hulk Hogan?
I guess it depends on how you define a good worker. Story-telling and psychology he is up there at the top. Crowd manipulation? No one even comes close to Hogan, including The Rock. If your definition of a good worker is technical ability, i.e Dean Malenko, Dynamite Kidd type caliber, he is nowhere near the top.
It's like what the veterans always say, "slow it down", it seems (especially in the indies) that high pace action and spot after spot are what people view as a good match, but that completely irradiates story-telling and psychology in some cases.
A perfect example of difference in judging a match is Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan. I consider it to be a 4 1/2 to 5 star match, some people tend to shit on it. But when you watch the match, Warrior gets a bigger pop winning a test of strength against Hogan in the beginning than Ziggler got winning a title recently. For me the crowd is a huge part of a wrestling match, because ultimately shouldn't the wrestlers be working to the crowd, and that defines a great match. It doesn't matter if you put on a technical clinic or a shitty ten second job match, if the crowd isn't into it, does it really matter?