Jim Cornette opens up on Hulk Hogan
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 9311
Many fans and insiders believe that Hulk Hogan is the greatest superstar in WWE history. Over the course of his long career, he has created exciting storylines that have remained in the collective imagination, as well as making him very popular even outside the US borders.
However, there was certainly no shortage of controversial episodes during his existence in and out of the ring. Hogan has in fact been accused of being a liar by several personalities in the wrestling world, including The Undertaker.
In a famous interview granted to ESPN, the 'Deadman' analyzed his victory over the Hulk at the Survivor Series in 1991, pointing out how his rival lied about injuring his neck after suffering a 'Tombstone Piledriver' Hogan was also accused of lying under oath in 2015 during his legal battle against Gawker, the website that had made public his horrific racist utterances.
Through his YouTube channel, WWE legend Jim Cornette analyzed the character of Hulk Hogan in detail, highlighting his strengths and weaknesses.
Jim Cornette reflects on Hulk Hogan
“Hulk Hogan is undoubtedly the finest mind that has ever existed in this business.
He had a flair for business that I have never seen again in any other in the history of wrestling” - admitted Jim Cornette. “As to whether or not he was a great liar, it is necessary to evaluate what kind of lies are being talked about.
When it comes to funny, good-for-purpose lies that can't hurt anyone, there's no big deal. Certainly, Hogan lied several times to gain job opportunities or things like that. We have been told a myriad of anecdotes about it over the years.
As for his life outside wrestling, I don't want to express myself and I have no right to do so” - he added. After Bruno Sammartino, Hogan is the second wrestler ever with the most overall days as a WWE champion (2185 days).
Hulk Hogan was a part of the January 4 episode of RAW, where he teamed up with his old pal Jimmy Hart. The two men even had a memorable segment with two of the current generation's biggest stars - Drew Mcintyre and Sheamus.
More recently, he was a part of WrestleMania 37, hosting the historic event with Titus O'Neil. Hogan is likely to return to action when the company requires him. Whether it's a bump in the ratings or a segment to put a younger star over, he is the man for the job.