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Hulk Hogan reveals why Vince McMahon turned down his pitch to be called Triple H

WrestleMania 6 took place on April 1, 1990 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was an important show for WWE as it was supposed to be the changing of the guard as The Ultimate Warrior dethroned Hulk Hogan to win the WWE Championship.

The idea was for Warrior to be the next big star. It turns out that wasn’t the case and Hogan had to step back up to being in the top spot.

WrestleMania 6 could’ve also been different if Hogan had gone through with the pitched idea that he had. The WWE Hall of Famer reflected on that idea when making a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Podcast.

Hogan wanted to turn heel after the match and be called Hollywood Hulk Hogan. This was after Vince McMahon told him that he thought the days of his red and yellow glory was over.

“When I was told to put the Warrior over, I asked those questions and Vince said, ‘I think the red and yellow is over, we have gotten everything we can out of it.’ And I was like, ‘Damn, Vince what if after the finish I point to God, give him the belts and leave, but I do that slow Three Stooges turn, I go back and gaff his ass and call myself Triple H, Hollywood Hulk Hogan? He said, ‘that would never work and you can’t be a heel.’ So, he squashed that.”

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below:

H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription


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