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