The Top Three Best Hulk Hogan Matches in the WWE
Hulk Hogan is simply a wrestling icon. Nobody can argue with that despite the fact that he seems to have a problem just fading away out of the industry even if it means repeating a gimmick that he did more than a decade ago. As a lifelong Hulkamaniac, however, I will always remember him in his prime when he was in the WWE. Here are the three best matches (according to me) during those years.
3) Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior – Wrestlemania VI (1990)
“The Ultimate Challenge” was one of the best matches ever with its “title for title” stipulation. Two of my favorites at the time battled it out in front of a record-breaking crowd. I couldn’t decide who I liked more, but I tended to lean toward the Ultimate Warrior with his energetic ring entrance and exotic appearance. It’s too bad he never really capitalized on his fame and now he’s nowhere to be found.
2) Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant – Wrestlemania III (1987)
What list of great Hulk Hogan matches would be complete without including his clash with one of his best friends – Andre the Giant. This was the first Wrestlemania I had ever watched and, like thousands of other people my age, I still remember the moment when Hogan lifted Andre from his feet and bodyslammed him. Although the match lasted 12 minutes, those four seconds will be some of the most famous few seconds in wrestling history forever.
1) Hulk Hogan vs. The Iron Sheik (January 23, 1984)
Although The Iron Sheik is still ranting his thoughts about Hulk Hogan, nothing will tarnish the image of this official beginning to Hulkamania as iconic announcer Gorilla Monsoon proudly proclaimed it at the announcers table. When Hogan broke the Sheik’s signature Camel Clutch, he cemented his legacy into the annals of the wrestling industry and in the memories of millions of young wrestling fans like me.
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