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Old 01-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

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Because Hogan was jealous of Austin
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I would assume that Hogan said that he would only do the match if he went over, and Austin refused because Hogan told Vince that he refused to lose to Austin. (wow I hope that made sense)

I'm not sure if the Rock agreed or not, but I guess since Austin was 100% out of the question, it was either Rock or nothing.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

I'm not buying the whole "Hogan was jealous of Austin" thing. If he was so jealous of Austin, why did he decide to work a match with The Rock, who was the biggest star along with Austin in the Attitude Era? Like I said, it could be that Austin and Hogan had no interest in working with one another. It all worked out for the best since we got to see Rock vs Hogan.
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

I heard in an interview Hogan did with Hot 97 that there was heat between him and Hogan over "business" but Hogan never went into detail. Only thing I can possibly attribute to that is the way Austin was let go in WCW and he held a grudge ever since.

I still think things worked out for the best with Rock/Hogan, as Austin's head seemed to be in another place around that time and likely because he wasn't asked to work with Hogan (if it's true Rock was first choice).
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

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Austin was bigger than The Rock. There is no two ways around it.
Not really. Basically after 2000 when Rock got big he and Austin were on the same level.

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I'm not buying the whole "Hogan was jealous of Austin" thing. If he was so jealous of Austin, why did he decide to work a match with The Rock, who was the biggest star along with Austin in the Attitude Era? Like I said, it could be that Austin and Hogan had no interest in working with one another. It all worked out for the best since we got to see Rock vs Hogan.
There's a lot of stories out there. Although there are 2 stories that stick out the most:

1. Austin and Hogan didn't want to job to each other. They didn't like each other, couldn't decide on an ending, and they decided to go with Hogan vs. Rock.

2. Hogan vs. Rock was planned all along. The only reason Hogan decided to job to Rock was because he would get a face turn and an undisputed championship run later.

I'm inclined to believe the 2nd one. Since I'm pretty sure I've read/heard somewhere that Austin said he never got an offer to have match with Hogan until after he retired.
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I heard in an interview Hogan did with Hot 97 that there was heat between him and Hogan over "business" but Hogan never went into detail. Only thing I can possibly attribute to that is the way Austin was let go in WCW and he held a grudge ever since.

I still think things worked out for the best with Rock/Hogan, as Austin's head seemed to be in another place around that time and likely because he wasn't asked to work with Hogan (if it's true Rock was first choice).

Steve was pissed bc not only was he not asked to face Hulk but he was suppose to drop the undisputed title to Hunter at Mania x8 as a heel but refused. I will never understand why Steve would opt for a midcard feud over a major storyline just bc he didnt want to lose. I even heard a couple of Nash shoots were he said Nash was suppose to go over but Steve got the finish changed the day of for him to win and basically bury both of them.

Ive always found this notion that Steve resented Hulk for "burying" him in WCW odd bc Hulk joined WCW July 94 while Steve got fired from WCW early 95, that means they spent less than 1 year together in the same company so how on gods earth could Hulk bury him? What about the other 5 or so years Steve was in WCW when Hulk wasnt there, i think this is just peeps making stuff up to bury Hulkster
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

Austin and Hogan have bad blood going back to Austin's time in WCW, there was no way Austin was going to want to lose that match and Hogan probably preferred jobbing to Rock because it was clear Rock was the THE STAR at the time the match between him and Hogan happened.
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Steve was pissed bc not only was he not asked to face Hulk but he was suppose to drop the undisputed title to Hunter at Mania x8 as a heel but refused. I will never understand why Steve would opt for a midcard feud over a major storyline just bc he didnt want to lose. I even heard a couple of Nash shoots were he said Nash was suppose to go over but Steve got the finish changed the day of for him to win and basically bury both of them.

Ive always found this notion that Steve resented Hulk for "burying" him in WCW odd bc Hulk joined WCW July 94 while Steve got fired from WCW early 95, that means they spent less than 1 year together in the same company so how on gods earth could Hulk bury him? What about the other 5 or so years Steve was in WCW when Hulk wasnt there, i think this is just peeps making stuff up to bury Hulkster
Just curious but do you have any legit proof? I'm just saying, I've always heard people say "Steve was pissed he didn't get Hogan" but is there any actual clarification from someone in the industry.

Regarding the Nash shoot, Nash basically said the ENTIRE plan for WM, regarding NWO changed. Hall was supposed to go over Austin, Rock goes over Hogan, with NWO attacking Rock after the match standing tall. He then said the day of the show, it was switched to Austin going over and Hogan turning babyface. He said he saw the writing on the wall the night in Chicago when Hogan and Rock stood face to face and fans started chanting for Hogan. Nash says he doesn't blame Austin because it made sense that they didn't want to job to the guys that nearly put them out of business.

Regarding Hogan burying Austin, he didn't bury Austin but from what I've read, he contributed to him getting fired, which lead to the skits Austin did in ECW mocking Bischoff & Hogan. And Hogan himself has admitted there was heat between him & Austin, so I don't see how that is people making stuff up when Hogan himself admitted the heat.
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Default Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?

From what I've heard and from the interviews from Austin himself, he was never asked to face Hogan at WM 18 and was only asked after he retired.
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From what I've heard and from the interviews from Austin himself, he was never asked to face Hogan at WM 18 and was only asked after he retired.
This is the first time I've heard this. I wonder if they were looking to do Austin/Hogan before they settled on HBK/Hogan?
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