Here is the recap of the Hogan appearance tonight on FSN,with very interesting questions and answers:
Hogan comes out dressed in black, getting a huge reaction from the crowd. He did his trademark poses and the audience went nuts as usual. Actor Michael Rappaport is one of the hosts and says how much he enjoyed watching Hogan growing up. They discuss Hogan being a lucky charm to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, leading them to the championships. Another host (who I think played for the team who lost) was saying that with Brook Hogan singing the national anthem and Hogan rallying the crowd, beating Tampa would be futile. Rappport put Hogan over huge, saying Hulk IS pro wrestling and is he most recognisable figure past present or future. Rappaport asked Hogan if there was a chance we could see him in the ring for a final farwell run. Hogan said never say never, and that it is likely to happen since Ted Turned is talking about starting up a new fed. This got the cowd really excited. Hogan then told the story of how he beat down the Rock and ran him over with a semi, yet still the fans clamored to him as he faced the Rock at WM18 in Toronto. The camera then paned out to see The Rock in the audience, waving to everyone. Hulk then joked around and said he and The Rock are tight, though he did beat him and his daddy. The crowd laughed and cheered. Another host asked about Hogan running for president, and he said it was all Turner and Bischoff's idea, going off a mock poll they conducted in GA and San Francisco. The poll asked who people would vote for: Hogan or Clinton, and Hogan won with 70% of the votes. Then Hulk was asked what he thought of Vince Mcmahon. The hosts were all very critical of Vince, saying how wrong he is in disrespecting Hogan by not using him. Hulk replied by saying Vince was a great business man, and that he would do business with him. It was brought up how Vince is considering having Hogan at The Hall of Fame presentation at WM21, and Hogan said he hasn't heard anything from the WWE regarding it, but seemed open to doing it. Next Hulk's daughter came out and talked about Hogan being over protective when guys come over to see her. Brook joked on how tall she is wearing heels, and how people say she is as tall as her father. They discuss a spread she did for a magazine, and an offer from Playboy. Apparently when Playboy made the offer, they had no idea Brook is only 16!
It was a good segment, and Hogan come off very well and looked to be in incredible shape. He looked alot more musuclar than his last run in WWE.
There is a trend going on in Professional Wrestling right now. It is very much like the trend going on in other arenas of pop culture. The hero revival. In comics and cartoons, we have the Transformers, GI Joe, Thundercats and He-Man.