Jim Cornette recently spoke about Hulk Hogan using “old tricks” to make young WWE Superstars feel indebted to him.
A thread about Hulk Hogan’s lies throughout the years is gaining traction on Twitter. The thread highlights Hulk Hogan’s lie to The Undertaker about being injured by a Tombstone Piledriver in 1991.
Cornette spoke about the incident and called Hulk Hogan “ very smart ” in the way he handled it.
“Hogan was very smart, he learned all the old tricks,” Cornette said. “Make the young people who are coming up feel, somehow, in your debt, or that they should apologize to you, or differentiate yourself, or you have something, ‘Well, you hurt me kid, but you know what, that’s okay. the business’, and then they would be more inclined to do something for him in the future to make up for what they didn’t do to him in the beginning. “
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Hulk Hogan lost the WWE Championship to The Undertaker that night.
The Undertaker had a successful rookie year in 1990-91. He challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series 1991. There, The Phenom executed Tombstone Piledriver on Hogan to win the match and the title.
Hulk Hogan later told The Undertaker that the move ended up injuring him. When The Undertaker saw the tape, they discovered that Hogan’s neck was not near the mat. He confronted Hogan and this is what happened, in The Undertaker’s own words:
“Finally, I got to San Antonio, and I thought, ‘Terry, I looked back at him, your head never hit!'” The Undertaker said. “He says, ‘Brother, what was it, you had me so tight, that when we came down, I had nowhere to move, and that’s what stuck my neck. I couldn’t move at all. ‘ At that point, I thought, ‘Okay,’ I realized that I know what it’s about, and that’s all I needed. “
The Undertaker didn’t hold his first WWE Championship for long. He lost the belt to Hulk Hogan at the “This Tuesday In Texas” event six days later, on December 3, 1991. Hogan would jump to WCW in 1994, while The Undertaker became one of the biggest superstars in history. from WWE.
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