Hulk Hogan Says He Wanted To Be A Heel Against Ultimate Warrior At WrestleMania VI

Posted by Matt Boone March 24, 2013 5 Comments

In a newly published interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, TNA Wrestling Superstar Hulk Hogan claims that he had proposed to turn heel six years before he actually did in World Championship Wrestling, during the 1990 build-up to his all-babyface WWF Championship match against Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI.

“Vince and I were best friends, but when we talked about money, we were enemies,” said Hogan. “So I went [to WCW] with the red and yellow, beat Ric Flair, and Hulkamania took off again. Then, creatively, I turned into a bad guy, which I always wanted to do in the WWF, but nobody wanted me to. I always said, ‘I could be the best bad guy ever. Just let me do it’, but no-one wanted me to be a bad guy.

“At Warrior’s time, I really wanted to fuck him as a bad guy; I wanted to beat The Ultimate Warrior in Toronto, but as a heel. I just thought it would be intense, and I would be the best bad guy ever. I could have done it, and then said, ‘Forget the prayers and the vitamins, I did it for the money!’ But it’s just creative differences, and Vince knows what he’s doing, believe me. I just wanted to try something different in the WWF.”

When Hogan turned heel to form the New World Order with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash at Bash at the Beach on July 7, 1996, he was very hesitant on the career-altering maneuver. Former WCW boss Eric Bischoff stated in his 2006 autobiography, Controversy Creates Cash, that Hogan was initially dismissive toward his idea of leaving the red and yellow behind to become a villain. Then shortly after Hall and Nash became a force on WCW programming, Hogan, who had not spoken to Bischoff in months, proposed that he be the third man in the group. Up until the pay-per-view event at Daytona Beach, Bischoff was unsure if Hogan would follow-through on the idea, and had Sting agree to join the New World Order in case “The Hulkster” changed his mind at the last minute.

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    • Josh

      So, what you’re essentially saying is, Hogan offered to be a heel against the Warrior, but Vince turned it down. Then Bischoff offered the spot in the nWo to Hogan, and he ALMOST turned it down…… brotha…

      • KenFromNY

        Hulk just contradicted himself. And he just wanted to f*** Warrior as a bad guy? Please! Hogan is a bad guy when it comes to politics in wrestling. He’ll do anything to keep the spotlight on him, and others down.

    • Mr. X

      Its weird to think how different wrestling would be if Sting had been the 3rd original member of the nWo instead of Hogan.

    • Ice

      If Hogan showed a heel turn in WWF, then his 2nd Heel turn with the NWO wouldn’t be as big as it was. I mean in the NWO Back In Black Documentary shows that Hall was surprised that night at Bash The Beach, since fans was throwing trash at them in the ring because of the hate.

    • Wrestlehead

      It’s a good thing that Vince didn’t allow Hogan to follow through with that plan because the Warrior’s push as a world champion went virtually nowhere. If you watch the video from WM 6, you can even see the entire audience watching Hogan leave rather than looking at the Warrior in the ring as he celebrated his historic win. Hogan even said in an interview months ago that he knew it wouldn’t work after he saw that audience reaction, and he got the belt back at WM 7 after WWE realized their mistake.

      The only reason Hogan even bothers to bring this up again is for attention, as usual.

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