It looked so unrealistic to me....
This too, I don't know many of the details but I know this much. It probably had to kill Shawn that Hogan was going over, despite the fact that Shawn had been loyal the company when Hogan had not, simply because Hogan was the "man" despite Shawn's achievements in his own right. At that point all he had left was to try to upstage Hogan in the match, I don't think he realized that Hogan didn't give a shit lol, as long as he was winning, he's pretty much happy.Without brushing up on my research, I believe it had something to do with Hogan informing HBK that he would not be returning the win?
Exactly this.HBK did that in a attempt to make Hogan and the match look bad. HBK vs Hogan was meant to be a 2 match deal with each guy getting a win over the other. Hogan would have won at SummerSlam and HBK would get his win back at Unforgiven. A few days before their SummerSlam match, Hogan informed Vince that he wouldn't be able to do the 2nd match at Unforgiven due to nagging injuries. When HBK got wind of this he felt Hogan got out of the match because he did want to return the win, so HBK made it his mission to make Hogan and their match look like shit by overselling every single minuscule thing.
That match is a byproduct of what happens when two Iconic Politicians can't get along.