A-Sides Interview: Hulk Hogan Talks WWE vs. WCW, One More Match, & Expendables 4; Calls Out Darth Vader

September 2, 2014 1:17 PM

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I was working as a camp counselor in 1996 when the news spread like wildfire: Hulk Hogan turned heel and joined The Outsiders at Bash at the Beach. A lifelong "Hulkamaniac," I was in disbelief and actually couldn't wait to watch Monday Night Nitro to see it for myself. Up until that point, I hadn't watched wrestling for over six years. More specifically, I stopped watching when The Ultimate Warrior defeated the "Immortal" one at WrestleMania VI in their infamous "Champion vs. Champion" match. At 13, I just lost interest in watching a product where Hogan didn't "hulk up" and hoist up the gold.

Getting back to 1996, however, Hogan's shocking heel turn - the greatest of all-time I should mention - lured me back into square-circle fandom. It took awhile longer for me to become a regular watcher (by 1998, my bud Steve got me back on a full-time basis), it peaked my interest once again and mad...

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