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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

Hogan and Austin were too old hoggies back in 2002.

I'm glad The Rock went over them both at back to back Wrestlemania's. Good decision, Vince. When two old egoistic tools can't put anyone over just make them both get their asses beat into retirement by a younger talent.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

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Hogan and Austin were too old hoggies back in 2002.

I'm glad The Rock went over them both at back to back Wrestlemania's. Good decision, Vince. When two old egoistic tools can't put anyone over just make them both get their asses beat into retirement by a younger talent.
Except Hulk Hogan didn't retire after wrestlemania X8.

Stone Cold wanted to put over Rock. It was a "return-the-favor" kind of thing since Rock lost to Stone Cold so many times before.
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

Im dead tired of Stone Cold fans making up lies to discredit Rock. Its an unarguable fact that Rock was always the first choice to face Hulk at Mania x8, Austin himself has said many times over the years he was only offered Hulk after he retied then turned it down. There is literally no evidence in the slightest that Austin was ever asked or even thought of to face Hulk besides Austin fans making it up and going on edited sites like Wiki and Bleachreport to spread there lies.

Austin fans cant accept his time as top man had long passed and Rock was clearly the guy Vince was pushing as the greatest at the time. Vince further proved he thought Rock was ahead of Austin when he personally picked Rock over Steve to be the 1st ever draft pick while Steve walked out because he didnt like the idea of being the second pick behind Rock. Vince took it a step further to prove he thought Rock was better when he wanted him to pass the torch to Lesnar while Steve was asked to job clean on Raw, which btw Hulk jobbed clean on Raw like 5 times in 2002.

It wasnt until Rocky left for Hollywood in 2003 that Vince did everything in his power to belittle Rocks career and pushed Austin over him and try to rewrite history like he always does.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

I think Rock beating Hulk was a better match as they both had their gimmicks, entertainment side of things and Hollywood appeal and I'm glad it happened.

However, Stone Cold beating Hogan would have been like re-enacting the Attitude Era overtaking WCW with Austin beating Hogan as he was top dog at the time WWF were winning the war. Austin should have had Goldberg though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

Hogan has much respect for The Rock.

The Rock's dad(Rocky Johnson), Hogan was a big admirer of him.

But at the end of the day: Vince Mcmahon decides and make the final call.

The Rock was a big hulkamaniac as a kid and it was a dream come true.

The racial-barrier view to: Rock to become the first black world heavyweight champion.

Hogan agreed to that, while he always have been in the racial minorites corner (Mr T, Dennis Rodman and so on) and that's why he said after wrestlemania.

"When Rocks dad went out before the entrance he said: "Listen to Hogan, do what he says in that ring" and Hogan felt that The Rock was the young lion that was walking out there".


Either way. Rock was the man to carry the business for the futre. That's why Hogan agreed to put The Rock over.

And the match was EPICNESS
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:21 AM   #166 (permalink)
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Not sure how trust worthy or reliable they are but i read an article on The Rock in the latest PowerSlam edition this morning. It says Austin vs Hogan was the original plan but Austin turned it down as he suspected Hogan would try to use the crowd and make himself the face.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

I don't think Hogan had a problem jobbing to Austin. What I think Steve feared was Hogan putting himself over.......which he did against Rocky. The match went from the "passing of the torch" to the return of Hulkmania and it became about Hogan and not about The Rock.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #168 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

Thing is, The Rock was already the company's biggest star at the time (along with Austin), was leaving soon to do a hollywood movie, was it really passing the torch in a true respect, or just a big time kind of match that more so solidified Hogan's return.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

No one thought Rock's movie career was going to skyrocket that quickly.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #170 (permalink)
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