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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.06
Holy.. This is quite a read from Hogan.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2003560001-2007351002,00.html

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So, he admits to steroids. Who knew (sarcasm)

BTW, check out the Iron Sheik on Howard Stern. He has nice things to say about Hulk. EDIT:NSFW!!!!!!!
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Oh, fuck Hulk Hogan. Maybe I'm overreacting because Chris Benoit was my favorite wrestler, but somehow the "Thank God I'm still alive!" thing strikes me as being a crack at Benoit, especially considering he was the most recent high-profile case. (Even though there's no way it was roid rage, and that thread already has 451 replies so I don't want to get too off-topic.)



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    but somehow the "Thank God I'm still alive!" thing strikes me as being a crack at Benoit, especially considering he was the most recent high-profile case.


I dunno. For Hogan, that interview is remarkably humble. Other than the absurd and probably unfounded claim that he'll be starting his own promotion, which he's been talking about doing for nigh on ten years now, it was pretty lucid and free of his usual wild claims. I took the thank God I'm alive thing as a tacit admission that he too engaged in a lifestyle that may well have put him on that list of dead wrestlers. That's a huge step forward from claiming the goodness of his character inspired him to live better, or saying "we all smartened up and our priorities changed", which is what he was saying up to a couple years ago...

Bottom line, to have Hulk Hogan saying this is a good thing. Like him or not. He's not Marc Mero or Leapin' Lanny or anyone WWE can claim hasn't been around recently or didn't make it. No other big names are stepping up and admitting a problem exists.

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And if Vince had thrown enough money his way in January, Hogan's mouth would still be glued tightly shut. Let's not kid ourselves - Hogan's not speaking out because of his dedication to the Unknown Wrestler.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    And if Vince had thrown enough money his way in January, Hogan's mouth would still be glued tightly shut. Let's not kid ourselves - Hogan's not speaking out because of his dedication to the Unknown Wrestler.


Well, Vince DIDN'T pay Hogan hush-money in January, so I guess we'll never know that for sure, huh?

I totally agree with HMD, that last quote had nothing to do Chris Benoit and shouldn't be read into as such. For quite some time now, even way before the Benoit business, Hogan has expressed his gratitude for still being alive after all he's done in wrestling. It's a blanket statement that probably covers things he's expressed concern with before -- the excessive roid use, his partying and the weird situations and people who wanted to mess him up as he and Vince made the WWF national.

I think he said those hindsight revelations were one of the things that made him and Piper get along.

I don't get why a lot of people play catch-22 with Hogan. Benoit dies and everyone says, "Where's Hogan's comments, I wanna know~~~?!?!?" and then he says something, and no matter if it's true (or his opinion/view of truth) no one believes him. If it's absurd, everyone says, "Pfft, typical Hogan!" and dismisses it.




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Well, when he came out and said "Nancy was into devil worship" it reminded me that Hogan is out of touch, and has truly not been one of "the boys" in about 20 years.




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    Originally posted by kentish
    Well, when he came out and said "Nancy was into devil worship" it reminded me that Hogan is out of touch, and has truly not been one of "the boys" in about 20 years.
Well... Was she into devil worship?



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Yes, Kevin and Nancy Sullivan were into devil worship 25 years ago during their Florida based wrestling days. Kevin was "The Prince of Darkness" and Nancy played "Fallen Angel", based off their then real-life Satan worshiping.



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    Originally posted by Zundian
    Yes, Kevin and Nancy Sullivan were into devil worship 25 years ago during their Florida based wrestling days. Kevin was "The Prince of Darkness" and Nancy played "Fallen Angel", based off their then real-life Satan worshiping.
Does anybody know in what context Hogan said "Nancy was into devil worship"?



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The general consensus is that it stems from this:

http://www.usmagazine.com/hulk_hogan_talks_to_i_us_i_about_the_killer_wrestler

    Originally posted by http://www.usmagazine.com/hulk_hogan_talks_to_i_us_i_about_the_killer_wrestler
    Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan was shocked when the WWE’s Chris Benoit, 40, murdered his wife, Nancy, and son, Daniel, 7, then committed suicide the weekend of June 23.

    “He was peaceful and kept to himself,” he tells Us.

    Hogan, who last saw Benoit in March, says he wonders what pushed the wrestler over the edge. "I think it had to be something personal, a domestic problem between him and his wife."

    And Hogan tells US the wrestler’s wife (and WWE costar) had a dark side.

    “She was into devil-worship stuff. It was part of her [wrestling] character, but [she was] somebody who gets so close to their character, someone who gets into their character too much. Sometimes these people believe their own publicity.”







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    Originally posted by Zundian
    Yes, Kevin and Nancy Sullivan were into devil worship 25 years ago during their Florida based wrestling days. Kevin was "The Prince of Darkness" and Nancy played "Fallen Angel", based off their then real-life Satan worshiping.


I always figured it was just a part of their characters. Although, Sullivan played it perfectly. Were they really into it? I can't imagine WCW, as retarded as they were, making him booker several times if he was a devil worshiper.




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I don't see how his religion would play into their decision at all.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.45
    Originally posted by Zundian
    I don't see how his religion would play into their decision at all.


I am not saying that it should, but I would imagine a major conglomerate like AOL Time Warner would not see it that way.

However, my question was if they were truly into it, or were just really good at playing their characters. I am sure plenty of people thought Undertaker was into devil worship over the years, but it turned out that he was just really good at playing the part.




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    Originally posted by kentish
    I am not saying that it should, but I would imagine a major conglomerate like AOL Time Warner would not see it that way.


A Major conglomerate like Time Warner (which, I am not sure owned WCW when Kevin was booker, but, anyway...) would be even less likely to consider religion when making any decisions. A big company's policy wouldn't look at an employees' religion. No way.



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The reason Benoit left WCW in 2000 was because Sullivan was named Booker after they booted Russo the first time. I won't provide a link, because that is a pretty widely accepted fact if I am not mistaken.

How AOL-TW would react is debatable I suppose, but it is one thing to shy away from someone because they are Catholic, Buddhist, or Muslim, but it's a little different if the guy actually worshiped Satan. However, I don't think it has ever been confirmed that even Kevin was actually into that stuff. All I have read online says that it was just a part of his gimmick, and he played it well. I have not been able to find anything that states otherwise, but if someone can find confirmation that he is/was, so be it.

My original point being that Hogan is so far removed from the boys, that all he knows of Kevin and Nancy is a gimmick they had 20 years ago. He is not a good source for inside info, because he didn't live the same life as the average wrestler.




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Does Hogan know the difference between devil worshipping and Satanism? Because there is a world of difference between the two.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.06
can someone explain to me what Nancy being a satanist or devil worshipper has to do with anything?
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52
    Originally posted by CHAPLOW
    can someone explain to me what Nancy being a satanist or devil worshipper has to do with anything?

It kinda shows how out of touch Hogan was with the rest of the locker room if he really thought that.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.06
    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by CHAPLOW
      can someone explain to me what Nancy being a satanist or devil worshipper has to do with anything?

    It kinda shows how out of touch Hogan was with the rest of the locker room if he really thought that.


i dont know if having one wacky opinion really proves that...

I mean, Im not saying Hogan wasn't out of touch with "the boys" but him believing Nancy was a satanist or whatever wouldnt prove anything.


*Oh, also Im actually a Hogan fan and I see him taking this time to advertise the possibility of his own promotion as a bit opportunistic.

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