Hulk Hogan Talks The Rock Taking The Torch From Him, Their First Interaction

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Hulk Hogan took some time reflect

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan made an appearance on Friday’s The Herd hosted by Colin Cowherd on FOX Sports 1 to promote the premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. 

During the interview, Hogan talked about how The Rock followed in his footsteps as he used pro wrestling as a stepping stone to branch out into entertainment. 

Hogan stated that he kicked the door open with the wrestling and the entertainment part as well as kicked the door open by doing kid moves.

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He thinks “The Rock came along and he ripped the door off the hinges. He went bang.”

Hogan continued by reflecting that the coolest thing was being at Madison Square Garden one time where he wrestled and tossed out his headband that was caught by The Rock, who was an eight-year-old at the time, as he was sitting in the crowd. 

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Hogan brought up how he learned about this when The Rock told the story while doing a press tour to promote the latest Jumanji movie. You can watch the interview here: 

The biggest match between Hogan and The Rock took place in 2002 at WrestleMania 18 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that served as the co-main event of the show.