Jaxson Ryker is a well-known WWE professional wrestler and he recently spoke about Hulk Hogan being his wrestling hero. Hulk Hogan is a WWE Hall of Famer and a legendary professional wrestler. Hulk has fought some of the best wrestlers of all time and his career lasted for more than 30 years.
He even had great matches with some of WWE’s modern-day talent. The match that pushed him into stardom was his match against Andre The Giant nearly 30 years ago. During an interview with Faith, Life, Fitness, he spoke about Hulk.
Jaxson Ryker on Hulk Hogan Being his Favorite Wrestler Growing Up
“Hulk Hogan was the one I was blown away by when I was five years old,” Ryker said. “Just captivated by him. So yes, definitely Hulk Hogan.
I got a chance to work with Hogan in 2010, 2012 in the ring with him (in Impact). And then I saw him at WrestleMania three weeks ago and I went up and shook his hand. And he instantly remembered me. He was all ‘hey it’s good to see you brother.’ Hogan was the man”.
He then spoke about which Hulk Hogan persona did he like the most during his childhood. “I was so mad when he turned bad guy! Definitely Hulk Hogan, but I was in my teen years when they did the nWo,” Ryker stated.
“And it started to grow on me like ‘oh these guys are cool man.’ So I really enjoyed the Hollywood Hogan era because I think his career needed it. If you talk to him about it, and I think he and I have a little bit, he was reborn and it gave him something different to do.
Man, they were on fire. I remember seeing them in Winston-Salem with my dad and just, people hated these guys. It was incredible”. Jaxson Ryker also named three legendary tag teams that were his favorite. “I’m a Brain Busters fan.
So Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson,” Ryker said. “For me growing up, those guys I love. Moving forward a little bit, Edge and Christian. I was a big Edge and Christian fan. If you want to go into the mid-’90s, late 90’s, I always enjoyed Harlem Heat.
Two big guys. Booker T is a big guy. I met Stevie Ray once, but I remember as a kid I was like ‘these guys are huge but so athletic.’