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Join Date: May 2013
How did HBK have so much influence over Vince?
Please no "how do you know what happened" shite. Please, spare me that. Yes I wasn't there, but I think it's safe to say that HBK and HHH were absolute bastards backstage back in the 90's.
Regarding HHH, alot of his stroke is to do with that he is essentially part of the McMahon family and he has easier access to Vince. I also acknowledge that Hulk Hogan was a huge politician. But I think the fact that he was a massive cultural phenomenon in the 80's perhaps afforded him some luxuries.
But I never got how HBK had so much influence over Vince. Don't get me wrong, the man was amazing in the ring, but he was never much of a draw or a big name outwith wrestling. In fact, in my opinion his run as WWF champion and babyface in 1996 was pretty lackluster. He has an uninspiring feud with the British Bulldog, a program with Vader in which Vader should have won the belt but didn't, one great match with Mankind, then he dropped the belt to Sid at SS1996. He was also getting booed quite a bit in 1996 as well despite being the number one face.
Like I said before I get Hogan, and to an extent HHH getting away with it, but Michaels I do not get why Vince indulged him so much. And it was even happening in before 1995 also.
Anyone got any thoughts?