WWE veteran thinks wrestlers should learn from Hulk Hogan

Vince Russo believes modern-day wrestlers could achieve more success if they practiced the same style on the ring as Hulk Hogan.

Along with The Rock and Steve Austin, Hogan is considered by many to be one of the biggest box office draws in wrestling history. Two-time Hall of Famer WWE became a major star thanks to his larger-than-life personality, and not necessarily because of his wrestling skills.

Russo, WCW and former WWE editor, doesn’t like Darby Allin and Jeff Hardy’s recent high-flying moves on AEW Dynamite. Using that match as an example, he explained Dr. Chris Featherstone of Sportskeeda Wrestling how current wrestlers can learn to ease their risky ring approach.

“Everything makes sense when you dive into the logic,” says Russo. “It [high-flying moves] is all illogical. All you have to do is think out of your head, who made the most money in the history of this business? With Rock and Austin and all that, 99% of people would still think Hogan. Think about what Hogan did in his matches, man! ” [11:46-12:09]

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In the video above, Russo gives an in-depth look at the acrobatic behavior seen during Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy last week.


Vince Russo on Hulk Hogan’s sensible approach to wrestling

WWE President Vince McMahon marketed Hulk Hogan as the company’s brand name in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hulkster’s star power led him to win the title of eight of the first nine WrestleMania events.

Russo says the 68-year-old’s career earnings prove that not all wrestlers need to make risky moves to make an impression.

“Seriously, think about how much money this guy makes,” added Russo. “Think, to this day, everyone knows who he is. Think ads, endorsements, movies, everything he has and think about his game. All you have to do is always fall back to logic. It just kills every argument there is. ” [12:10-12:36]

Earlier this year, Hogan said he will likely be remembered as the greatest wrestler ever. The WWE icon, who competed in his last match at the age of 58, also admitted that he probably wrestled for longer than necessary.


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Edited by Colin Tessier