Originally Posted by Berkajr
So I take it any time Hogan tells that story about Iron Sheik being offered 100.000 to break his leg should also be taken with a grain of salt, despite The Iron Sheik and otehrs claiming it too???
Why would the lie about this? Especially since Vince supported their calims. Sure Hogan may exaggerate and lie at times in order to put himself in a better ligth, but many wrestlers do.
But lets assume they lie, whom do you suggest have enought credibility to be believed that was directly involved in this and knew the backstage workings if not Hogan, Patterson and McMahon?
Well let's just say it is human nature to embellish a situation. I have to agree with the OP that I have always been very suspicious about this claim. They may not be telling lie's the company may have been dealt a serious blow, but we all tend to remember the past more elaborately than it may have happened.
Remember the entire wrestling industry was built around untruths and performance, many times the lines are blurred when the cameras are on.
Just like "if they had gone bust wrestling would have always been territorial" which I also do not believe. Cable television was every bit as responsible as any wrestler, promoter, or event for the spread of wrestling.