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Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Why is Hogan hated by the IWC.
The Hogan hate seems to have died down recently, hopefully people are finally understanding what Hogan did for wrestling.
The main reason they hate Hogan is that they are probably uninformed. Hogan did a hell of a lot for wrestling, people say that Hogan was selfish? Maybe, but those same wrestlers who complain about Hogan weren't complaining when the money was rolling in because of Hogan's immense drawing power.
Hogan wasn't the greatest in the ring, but he was 6 foot 7, 300 pounds, he was never going to be a technical wizard. Also, he adapted his ring work to suit his target market. American audiences in general have shown to like repeatability, why do you think almost every top wrestler after Hogan has had a finishing sequence? Whereas Japanese markets tend to like the more wrestling purist style, which Hogan has demonstrated to some degree in New Japan. However, for a guy who isn't 'good' in the ring, he sure has had some of the best matches, i.e Hogan vs Andre, Hogan vs Warrior, Hogan vs Rock, Hogan vs Savage.
The man has started the two biggest boom periods in the history of professional wrestling, once as a face and once as a heel, you have to respect that.
Hogan put people over, he didn't job every night, but guess what he was the biggest star and biggest draw in wrestling. He launched the careers of guys like Undertaker, Warrior, Goldberg, Lesnar, and to a lesser degree Billy Kidman. And these weren't just random jobs, this was putting someone over and making them a star.
The main thing is to educate yourself, not just about Hogan but about wrestling, if you are a fan of wrestling learning more and more about the history of wrestling is great, and it would make the Greatest of all time discussion thread bearable, instead of having a 100 pages of Austin vs Rock.