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John Griggs Jr
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Posted: 09 April 2007 at 2:01am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A lot of posters don't post here much or were banned for various reasons.
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Paul Greer
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Hulk Hogan will battle The Big Show in Memphis for a Hogan Knows Best TV taping. Since the Hulkster is on the outs with the WWE, he has taken it upon himself to promote a card in Memphis. The event is next week and has only sold around 1500 tickets so far. The original plan was to have him face Jerry Lawler because The King still draws big crowds in his home city. The WWE blocked the match because it will be televised and Hogan is not a WWE contracted wrestler. Hogan needs to have footage of him wrestling for the next season of his VH1 show so he had Paul "The Big Show" Wight replace Lawler. For those who are not aware Hogan got Wight into the wrestling business in the mid-90's with WCW.
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Posted: 18 April 2007 at 9:57pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

We had a hardcore group talking about wrestling at onetime here at the JBF.

I got really into wrestling again around the time Hogan and Austin returned and Goldberg signed up in the WWE.  Lasted about 2 years (the video game WWE: Shut Your Mouth certainly helped fire my enthusiasm).  Things got lame for a while, I had two kids and haven't been back since.

Never really was able to get into any of the other companies...WWE is my brand.  I've been watching this thread but just can't keep up with the knowledge you guys have!

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Posted: 18 April 2007 at 11:13pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Just take it slow, Brad.  Whatever you bring to the table is cool with me.

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Paul, I didn't know Hogan brought The Giant into pro wrestling.  So the whole contract thing with Vince was fantasy for the show?  Weird universe called "Entertainment"

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No, the contract thing with Vince wasn't a fantasy for the show. Hogan ended up not signing the contract, even though the episode of Hogan Knows Best made it seem like he did. Either that, or the contract doesn't make him WWE exclusive. But if I remember right, he said on the Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show that he didn't sign it.

Btw, anyone hear about TNA's Lockdown PPV? Something awesome happened in the main event:

Scott Steiner used a Frankensteiner on Rhino!!!

(First time he's used that move in about 8 or 9 years)

There's a clip of it up on youtube.


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The whole contract thing was done just for the show. At the time Vince was happy with Hogan and had all intentions of using him for Wrestlemania's and other special events. (But the 20 year thing would have been a likeness contract for merchandise) But Hogan was drunk on the Bubba show shooting his mouth off that he could get information on this years Hall of Fame before it was given to the actual wrestlers being inducted. He called Vince's secretary live on the air. Didn't tell her she was on the radio and had her give out the names of those being considered for induction this year. Vince got wind of it, dropped Hogan from his Mania involvement. (He, instead of Kane, was supposed to fight The Great Khali) Bubba had to apologize plus remove that segment from his replay. Vince called Austin, made nice with him and did the Donald Trump angle to replace not having Hogan on the card.
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Posted: 19 April 2007 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

From what I understand, the match at Wrestlemania may have been Hogan vs. Shane McMahon, with Khali acting as Shane's bodyguard\enforcer and interfering in the match, only to get slammed by Hogan. Vince wanted to sort of re-create Hogan slamming Andre at WM 3, and actually had enough sense to know a straightforward Hogan vs. Khali match would have sucked.

Oddly enough, the original plan that was rumored was.....Hogan vs. Big Show!




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Just another Hulk Hogan/Bubba The Love Sponge update. Hogan called into yesterday's show and claimed he would be smoking some weed in honor of it being 4-20. Bubba has also announced he will be wrestling on the Memphis show Hogan is running. Say your prayers and smoke your weed Hulkamaniacs.
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Posted: 23 April 2007 at 11:36am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Interesting stuff.  I wonder if it's on today?

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For those of you with Sirius satelite radio. The Hogan/Wight card will be simulcast live on channel 101. Friday the 27th at 9 PM. This is the same channel Bubba is on.
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Thanks for the info Paul. I plan on listening. Is that eastern time?
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 1:18pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I have sirius.  6pm my time then, Paul?
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