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As everyone and their dog expected. Hogan joins Piper, Jimmy Hart, *possibly* Jim Duggan and the others, and we all knew it. Not that it isn't deserved, but I can't wait to hear his speech (and rip it apart :)). Personally can't wait for Piper's speech either. That'll steal the show.
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As everyone and their dog expected. Hogan joins Piper' date=' Jimmy Hart, *possibly* Jim Duggan and the others, and we all knew it. Not that it isn't deserved, but I can't wait to hear his speech (and rip it apart :)). Personally can't wait for Piper's speech either. That'll steal the show.[/quote']

 

When Hogan is on the mic or at WM, nobody steals the show. Hogan is the man at WM, its the house that Hulk built.

 

I wonder who will induct him. Probably Jimmy Hart, although I think Vince himself, should induct Hogan.

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umm im pretty sure he won't.

 

And you say that because? I wouldnt be at all surprised if he did have a match, or at least some involvement on the actual WM card. Something to do with Hassan, or maybe even something at Pipers Pit alogn with Austin.

 

Here, this is from 1wrestling.com, they are usually very good:

 

WWE ANNOUNCES HOGAN TO BE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

By: Joey Styles

2/28/2005 10:10:16 PM

 

WWE announced tonight that Hulk Hogan will be inducted into their Hall of Fame as part of Wrestlemania 21 weekend.

 

Hogan had been in discussions for several months about a return to the WWE at Wrestlemania. One sticking point was the fact that WWE was pushing Hogan to be involved in a match on the pay-per-view in addition to making an appearance for the Hall of Fame induction.

 

More details about Hogan's involvement in Wrestlemania 21 will be forthcoming.

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Its good to see Hulk being inducted into the Hall Of Fame, he deserves it for all that he has done for the business. I was pleased that he was reffered to as Hulk Hogan rather than Hollywood, and the footage they used was only of his Hulk days in the WWE. That is the best bit, for its those days that he deserves to be put in the HOF, not his past few years as Hollywood Hogan in the WWE and the latter part of WCW.
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I have heard rumblings for ages about Hassan facing Hogan at WM21. I thought "no way" until now...

Hassan has so far faced patriots and legends King and Slaughter and triumphed. Time for Hogan to hand his ass to him?

 

edit love to see Belty's face if "Real American" interrupts a Hassan and Daivari tirade! :D

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I have heard rumblings for ages about Hassan facing Hogan at WM21. I thought "no way" until now...

Hassan has so far faced patriots and legends King and Slaughter and triumphed. Time for Hogan to hand his ass to him?

 

edit love to see Belty's face if "Real American" interrupts a Hassan and Daivari tirade! :D

 

Believe me, it will be a record breaking cheesey grin that will last until WM30. I smell a Hogan vs Austin confrontation/scuffle, too...hmmm

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maybe it will be our first look at Daivari on tv in the ring as hogan and austin probably represent everything that is wrong with america... well as far as Those 2 characters are concerned anyway. Austin is lowest common denominator in the extreme with the beer swilling, lack of respect for authority and general ASBO inducing actions. Hogan is the ultra patriotic 'America is the greatest' type that doesn't question what america does
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maybe it will be our first look at Daivari on tv in the ring as hogan and austin probably represent everything that is wrong with america... well as far as Those 2 characters are concerned anyway. Austin is lowest common denominator in the extreme with the beer swilling' date=' lack of respect for authority and general ASBO inducing actions. Hogan is the ultra patriotic 'America is the greatest' type that doesn't question what america does[/quote']

 

That would actually be pretty cool, it would limit Hogan and Austins in-ring time which is a good thing, and Hassan could get the big stage rub from the two biggest draws of all time...Diavari is a decent talent too, I have some of his stuff on tape, he isnt too bad.

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This is the first step towards making their Hall Of Fame legit. No one can argue that Hogan doesn't belong alongside these other names, he's the biggest star associated with WWE's Hall Of Fame right now.

 

One thing about this makes me think though. Everyone else who's in the Hall Of Fame is retired as an active wrestler. When HBK came out on Raw the other week, JR said "This man is certainly Hall Of Fame bound when he finally decides to retire". Maybe I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but does this mean that you need to have thrown in the towel to be inducted? If so, what does that mean for Hogan? Could he be hanging up his boots for good? He's hardly wrestled a lot of matches over the past few months, but he's never said "I retire". It'll be interesting to see if Hogan adheres to this unwritten rule that you need to be retired to enter the Hall Of Fame, or if he's the first guy to get inducted and carry on working matches every now and then.

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be interesting to see if Hogan adheres to this unwritten rule that you need to be retired to enter the Hall Of Fame' date=' or if he's the first guy to get inducted and carry on working matches every now and then.[/quote']

Eh?

Sgt Slaughter wrestled v. recently on RAW

Bob Orton wrestled at Wrestle Reunion recently

Fab Moolah does a turn now and again, god help us

Jimmy Hart reffed at British Uprising last year.

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Hogan always said in the past that he wouldnt join the HOF until he was legit retired, as he said he still had another comeback in him. Maybe, since his false hip and false knee cap was fitted last year, he has decided maybe it is time to call it a day.

 

I mean, he is 51, his legs and hips are buggered, he has more money than he could ever spend, he is helping his daughter with her career now, and he will always be remembered as the biggest, most recognisable face in the history of pro wrestling...what else is there for him to do?

 

As much as it saddens me to see Hulk Hogan retire, its probably for the best. The legacy he has left behind is untouchable.

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I was talking about wrestling regularly in the WWE. That's the reason why someone like Greg Valentine is inducted, but Undertaker, Austin, HBK and Flair aren't. If the latter four were to retire tomorrow, chances are they'd be inducted into the Hall Of Fame this year, or the year after.

 

As for the Slaughter thing, that was a mild exception. He's not working a full schedule, or even half of a normal one, something that WWE would be looking to have Hogan work if he was back with the company. It was just that JR's comment about HBK "He'll be in the Hall Of Fame when he retires" that made me think "Do you need to be retired to get into the Hall Of Fame?".

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When Hogan is on the mic or at WM' date=' nobody steals the show. Hogan is the man at WM, its the house that Hulk built.[/quote']

I don't deny that it's his house, but his speech will still probably be full of crap. Not that Piper's won't, but Hot Rod seems a little more... shall we say... animated. It's like last year with the eight boring so and so's, and then Pete Rose and Jesse Ventura, who both had good nights I thought and were either quite colourful or excellent speechmakers. And then there was Bobby, who got three standing ovations, made the place laugh, then cry, then laugh again. The HoF needs people like that, and whilst Hogan will get a HUGE ovation, he's not the aformentioned guy, and I have the slightest feeling that Hod Rod may be.

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I really hope there isn't a confrontation between Austin and Hogan, simply because it would be so stupid for business. It would make the rest of the card pale in comparison in magnitude, it would also take the focus off the guys who the company are promoting as the main guys. Plus there couldn't be a pay off because Hogan is a physical wreck and way past it, and Austin can't wrestle. Thus would be a giant waste of time and effort, and definitly putting their foot in it.

 

But glad he's getting in, he rightly deserves it. Lets just hope he excepts it with grace, and doesn't spout a load of rubbish, but well it is Hogan, so I look forward to it.

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Hogan oozes charisma, his speech will be awesome and only rivalled, maybe, by Piper. I dont think Hogans speech will be full of crap, I have a feeling it may be kinda humble and short, although I hope not. I wanna see him lose the f'n plot and cut an old school Hogan promo. lol

 

Piper is ok, but he has always been way more annoying than entertaining, for me, since 1987 onwards.

 

It will be interesting to see how Hogan gets on with Volkoff and the Shiek. Both have said they hate him, volkoff made the ludicrous comment recently that Hulk Hogan killed wrestling in 1984, lol. Prat. Like Nikolai ever did anything for wrestling! Oh dear.

 

Orndorf has always said he is on Hogans level of superstardom too, I'll be interested to see if he rips into the Hulk in his speech.

 

I cant wait, the crap thing is, we have to wait until like June or July for the DVD. They should broadcast it on TV damnit.

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I think Hogan may try to spout some crap, but he'll be smart too. He will be humble, because if he spurted his true feelings, he'd probably piss off a lot of people. The reason I think Piper's speech will be 789% better is because usually, he actually doesn't care who he pisses off. Angry rants = ratings.
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Whatever happens, I'd like for Vince McMahon to be the person to induct Hulk...although of course, that probably wont happen, it will likely be Jimmy Hart, Brooke or God forbid, Brian Knobs or Brian Blair...

 

At the end of Hogans speech, because I'm sure he will go last, Vince needs to come out, shake the mans hand and thank him, and Hogan needs to return the favour. Hogans run is over, and there wont ever be another Hulk Hogan. Let the past be the past and kill old grudges.

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I have pictures of Hogan and Austin in the ring together laughing and smiling pouring beers all over each other celebrating. I think their hard feelings are pretty much business-only, and not personal, or they arent personal anymore.

 

They are grown men, they probably hashed it out sometime in 2002.

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