Getting over in the mid-card
Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: Why did Hogan job to The Rock, but not Austin?
Lot of misinformation here.
Hogan vs Austin was the originally slated match. Hogan and Austin couldn't agree how the match would flow (the match itself, not the outcome; Hogan had agreed to lose clean to either of them) so it got nixed and Rock stepped in and faced Hogan. Now, whether or not Austin's issues with Hogan stemmed back to WCW (Austin and Hogan were not even in WCW for a year together, never read anything credible that they had a beef there) or the ideas of the actual match itself (Hogan getting to Hulk up, showboat, hit the legdrop, etc). It was a good thing, because it led to a better match than Austin and Hogan would of been, because The Rock is far superior to selling moves than Austin and did a great job working a proper pace for the almost 50 year old (at that point) Hogan, and it worked out great. Austin was easily capable of being just a big of an asshole when it came to "not wanting to lose or look bad" as Hogan was, and in the early 2000's, Hogan was more willing to job at that point than Austin. Steve was ripshit he had to lose the belt to Jericho at No Way Out that year.
Hogan/Rock was far better than Hogan/Austin had any chance of being.