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John Orquiola
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It's January 23, 2009. It's a historic day.

25 years ago today, on January 23, 1984, Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik in Madison Square Garden to become the WWF World Champion.

Hulkamania was born today, and with it the modern era of sports entertainment.

Check out the match as Hogan squashes the Sheik in 6 minutes, brother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9psdw86uAUg

(edited by John Orquiola on 23.1.09 0705)
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What's with the extra bell ringing during the intros? Was that regularly done?
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Those curly, pointy boots will never cease to make me laugh.



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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    What's with the extra bell ringing during the intros? Was that regularly done?


Yes. Similar to how a judge bangs his gavel to silence the courtroom, the bell was rung to keep the crowd's attention and quiet them down for the remaining announcements.

Same thing happens in boxing...or at least it used to.



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Hulk won the title on my birthday? How have I watched wrestling this long and not known this?

Me several years ago would of loved to know this.
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Better watch it quickly before the WWE's copyright hounds get it taken down...it's quite an entertaining match!

The "Incredible" Hulk Hogan, eh? Huh.





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The rumble poll did seem a little convenient. I liked the one about 'who has the biggest ego' because I'm sure if Hogan was doing 'Mania this year, with the whole WM3 nostalgia thing, then his name wouldn't have been on there...
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