WrestleMania has always been synonymous with spectacular moments and still today the historic match between Hulk Hogan and The Rock, held in 2002, echoes in the minds of the fans. the ranks of the good guys and the People's Champion boo The match was won by the latter thanks to the patented "People's Elbow" Hulk Hogan wanted to commemorate the iconic WrestleMania moment on social media.
He said, "18 years ago at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, yes one of the biggest matches ever in WrestleMania history took place. The second edition of the PPV to take place in the same arena.
Hulk Hogan pays tribute to The Rock
"The match between the two makes it clear how wrestling needs the public and that's why this year's edition of WrestleMania (for the first time ever behind closed doors) may appear somewhat surreal.
We remind you that Hulk Hogan will be inducted again into the Hall of Fame, this time as the founder of the New World Order. The introduction was supposed to take place on April 2 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, but the ceremony was officially canceled due to the Coronavirus emergency and it is very likely that it could be moved during the SummerSlam weekend.
The Rock and Hulk Hogan are easily the biggest stars of the WWE. They are legends of the business and have played an important role in elevating the status of WWE to where it is today. The Rock and Hulk Hogan were true icons of their generations, thus their match at WrestleMania X8 was dubbed as "Icon vs Icon"
Jonathan Coachman was in an interview with The Wrestling Chatter. During the show, The Coach spoke about his equation with The Rock and Hulk Hogan. The former WWE announcer also shared a few details about their match at WrestleMania X8.
"And to know the greatness of The Rock and Hogan had nothing to do with this - and I don't mind Hogan, he's just not my favorite person. I mean, we get along but we've never been friends. But to watch them work for a week and put this match together, these two mega powers in the sport of wrestling from two different generations, and then to watch the crowd turn and not do what we expected them to do.
And then for having The Rock be smart enough to change it while they were standing in the ring, and people thought they were talking trash to each other. In reality, The Rock was changing it because there are certain things you can do as a babyface and you can't do as a heel, and there are certain things you can do as a heel that you can't do as a babyface."