Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?
I was just talking to a friend about this the other day, he said Austin was never asked to face Hogan at Wrestlemania X8 and that it was always suppose to be Rock against Hulk. He said that its just a rumor spread by Austin fans, he even gave me like five links to interviews Austin did were he said he was only offered matches with Hulk once he retired then turned them all down.
I guess at the time Rocky had Scorpion King coming out just one moth after Mania and Vince used Rocky to do a lot of cross promotion for Mania and that movie. By 2002 Rock was a massive mainstream powerhouse and had already been top man of WWF for over 2 years at that point. Hulk has said many times he wanted a match with Austin and that he didnt care who won but Austin always turned it down, dont you guys remember in 2005 when Hulk even called him out on Raw?