Date: March 24, 1991 Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, CA) Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon & Various
The 7th annual WrestleMania features the FIGHT FOR AMERICA as Hulk Hogan challenges turncoat Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF Championship. Also on the show The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage meet in a Retirement Match, Jake Roberts takes on Rick Martel in an infamous (for the wrong reasons) Blindfold Match, and also seven hundred other matches. It’s another beefy boi of a card, so strap in.
WWF Champion: Sgt. Slaughter
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect
WWF Tag Team Champions: The Hart Foundation (Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart & Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart)
The Rockers vs. Haku & The Barbarian (***½)
Kerry Von Erich vs. Dino Bravo (*)
Davey Boy Smith vs. The Warlord (**)
The Hart Foundation [c] vs. The Nasty Boys for the WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**½)
BLINDFOLD MATCH:Jake Roberts vs. Rick Martel (*¾)
Jimmy Snuka vs. The Undertaker (*½)
RETIREMENT MATCH: The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (****¼)
Genichiro Tenryu & Koji Kitao vs. Demolition (*)
Mr. Perfect [c] vs. The Big Boss Man for the WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
Greg Valentine vs. Earthquake (*)
The Legion of Doom vs. Power & Glory (NR)
Virgil vs. Ted DiBiase (**)
Tito Santana vs. The Mountie (NR)
Sgt. Slaughter [c] vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
WrestleMania 36 will take place on April 5, 2020 from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. This announcement was made via press conference which I’ll be honest I didn’t pay a lot of attention to but Hulk Hogan, a local in the area, opened the proceedings and it’s still weird to see him do things for the company. You can watch the press conference if you want below:
I hope Tampa is ready for an influx of rasslin’ fans and rasslin’ events and other such rasslin’ things.
Do you like movies? Do you like pro wrestling? Do you like when both of these worlds meet? Then do I have the podcast for you! Check out the first episode of Wrassle Flicks, featuring a rundown of the 1989 classic No Holds Barred, below. This is Hulk Hogan‘s debut as a leading man, and he really shows his range by playing a [checks notes] pro wrestler. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
I had to re-read this article a handful of times to make sure this wasn’t an early April Fool’s Joke. Heat Vision reports that Chris Hemsworth, better known to movie audiences as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or as Kirk’s Dad in 2009’s Star Trek), will be starring in a Hulk Hogan biopic to be co-written and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy, the upcoming Joker flick starring Jaoquin Pheonix). The film, which looks to be heading to Netflix, will not tell ALL of Hogan’s story unfortunately; instead it’ll act as an “origin story” of Hulkamania, whatever that means. Given that Hogan is one of the producers (as well as Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff) that’s altogether not surprising, but a little disappointing. I hope they at least make it to the late-80s or something so Dan Soder can do his uncanny ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage impersonation for the masses. No timetable or anything related to release date, or production, or nothing.
Given all the (justifiably) negative press surrounding Hogan in his later years, I’m surprised things have cooled off enough for any biopic to be made of him. That being said I cannot WAIT to see this for myself, and to see Hemsworth do a Hulk Hogan impression. That’s gonna be WILD, brother jack dude.
Date: September 17, 1995 Venue: Asheville Civic Center (Asheville, NC) Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan
The third annual Fall Brawl features Hulk Hogan’s first time in a War Games match, as he leads his team into battle against The Dungeon of Doom. Also on the show Ric Flair takes on Arn Anderson for the first time, Johnny B. Badd and Brian Pillman fight to become #1 contender to the United States Championship, and Harlem Heat tries to win back the WCW World Tag Team Championship from Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater. Let’s goooo.
WCW World Heavyweight Champion: Hulk Hogan
WCW United States Champion: Sting
WCW World Television Champion: The Renegade
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater
#1 Contender’s Match:Johnny B. Badd vs. Brian Pillman (****1/4)
Cobra vs. Craig Pittman (SQUASH)
The Renegade [c] vs. Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater [c] vs. Harlem Heat for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)
Arn Anderson vs. Ric Flair (****1/2)
War Games:Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger, Sting, & Randy Savage vs. The Dungeon of Doom (*)
Date: March 19, 1995 Venue: Tupelo Coliseum (Tupelo, MS) Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan
The first-ever Uncensored set the tone for the soon to be annual PPV event, featuring a whole host of matches considered ‘unsanctioned’ by WCW. That meant no rules, no mercy, and NO TITLES ON THE LINE. It was a cool idea on paper but this is WCW we’re talking about so the execution left a lot to be desired. Like “a lot” a lot. I’ve never watched this one before after reading so much bad press around it but you know what? I’m game to give it a shot. What’s the worst that could-wait Jim Duggan is competing in a MARTIAL ARTS match? And this is the debut of THE RENEGADE? Oh no. Oh no oh no oh no.
WCW World Heavyweight Champion: Hulk Hogan
WCW United States Champion: Vader
WCW Television Champion: Arn Anderson
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray)
King of the Road Match:Dustin Rhodes vs. The Blacktop Bully (*3/4)
Martial Arts Match:Jim Duggan vs. Meng (DUD)
Boxer vs. Wrestler:Johnny B. Badd vs. Arn Anderson (*1/4)
Randy Savage vs. Avalanche (*1/2)
Sting vs. Big Bubba Rogers (*1/2)
Texas Tornado Match:The Nasty Boys vs. Harlem Heat (**)