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Hulk Hogan WWF Debut From November 1979, Hulk Hogan makes his World Wrestling Federation debut--as a heel managed by Classy Freddie Blassie!
Tags: WWF  Hulk  Hogan 
Added: 29th March 2009
Views: 6606
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Nbmike on 2009-03-29 
Very cool post Lava1964. These were the days when Vince McMahon Sr. was at the helm, and a year after changing their name the first time from WWWF to WWF. McMahon Sr., unlike his son, believed that wrestlers were wrestlers, and not actors, and when in 1981, Hulk wanted to do Rocky 3, he was informed by Vince Sr. that if he went away and did the movie, his career in the WWF was over, and was true to his word, firing Terry on the spot. When Jr. bought out his dad, he hired Hulk back, and the rest is history.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-29 
I used to watch wrestling in the mid-1980s when it was plausibly real. The wrestlers then didn't paint their faces or have cartoon-character names. I'm glad I stopped watching it when it became overtly sexual and sleazy.
Posted by: Classico on 2009-04-02 
Classy Freddy Blasse was wrong: Hulk Hogan did not go undefeated. In fact, he started out as a jobber and lost many matches because he had no stamina. Note how this match ended in less than one minute. Indeed, promoters prefer long matches because they raise TV ratings. But Hogan's lack of stamina hurt his early career. Only after extensive workouts and strenuous conditioning did his energy increase. This is when promoters found him to be much more marketable.

I also don't watch wrestling anymore as there is too much talk and not enough wrestling like we had in the old days.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-04-02 
Notice that Hogan was referred to as 'The Incredible Hulk Hogan.' That stopped sometime in 1984 (when Hogan became really popular) because Marvel Comics threatened legal action. The comic book publisher owned the rights to the name 'Incredible Hulk.'
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