Only 1 man revolutionised the wrestling industry! And that man is Hulk Hogan! Hulk Hogan took the wrestling business from a smalltime company, to the milliondollar enterprise it has become today. Hulk Hogan has become a ‘wrestling legend’ and is loved by all… and now, Hulkamania is about to run wild 1 more time in the WWF! However, this just might be Hulk Hogan’s last run in the WWF, in wrestling and his last run for the WWF Championship. And this time Hulk Hogan is desperate to win it… not just for himself… but for all his loyal Hulkamaniacs. His first opponent is a legend in his own right… Shawn Michaels is an icon of WWF history… and 2 of the biggest superstars ever to grace a WWF ring, will step into it once again and face each other for the first time. Will it be the new legend that proves that he’s taking wrestling to a whole new level? Or will Hulk Hogan prove that he cannot just compete with this new breed of superstars… but he can’t beat them? Tune into this week’s ‘Smackdown’ to see who is the biggest legend of them all!
Becoming a legend! How much hard work, graft, sweat and blood, does it take to become a legend? It’s taken Hulk Hogan 30 years in this industry, to become the legend he is today. And now, he is without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest icon of them all. Hulk Hogan has beaten the best the world has had to offer… Hulk Hogan had achieved everything he’s needed to achieve in this business… Hulk Hogan has entertained the fans like only he can. But still the ‘immortal legend’ is not done… Hulk still has the desire to compete… Hulk still has the desire to win… Hulk Hogan wants to prove he’s still the best in the WWF and he won’t retire until he’s knocked off the tip of the iceberg. Shawn Michaels, a legend in his own right, wants to put himself in the same place Hulk Hogan is… but Hulk, just like all through his career, will never give up his spot at the top. This may be Hulk Hogan’s last run but Hulk is desperate to make it his GREATEST! For himself… and for all his Hulkamaniacs!
The scene opens inside Hulk Hogan’s hotel room and he’s watching a video. Hulk Hogan has always believed that the best way to go into a match, is with good preparation. But Hulk isn’t watching this video to get his mind focussed on his opponent… he already knows Shawn inside out… No, he’s watching a video about ‘The Legends Of The WWF’ and Hulk is sitting by ready to talk about it. The first clip we see, is of Hulk Hogan versus Andre The Giant. Hulk watches the opening and then, he looks into the camera…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] This was probably the greatest moment of my career, Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan… against Andre The Giant… a man that was nearly half my size. You see, nobody thought that Hulk Hogan could beat Andre The Giant… Nobody thought I could raise him off the floor and slam his sorry excuse of an ass onto the ground DUDE. But you see, I didn’t just do the impossible… I didn’t just beat Andre The Giant at the ‘showcase of the immortals’… I kicked his ass at Wrestlemania III BROTHER!
Hulk seems to get really hyped by talking about this and seeing the memories of what happened… The match may have been 16 ½ years ago but that doesn’t mean the images of that day aren’t vivid. It was clearly a moment that Hulk Hogan will never forget.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] I came back to the WWF… I came back to wrestling… because I’ve still got a point to prove… I’ve still got things left to achieve… I’ve still got a lot of unfinished business DUDE. But I also came back for all my hulkamaniacs out there… The last 15 years, you people have given Hulk Hogan the desire, the will, the energy to continue in this business… to achieve everything I’ve achieved in the WWF… and it’s about time that Hulk Hogan gave you somethin’ else to cheer about… I’ve said all along that this WILL be my last run BROTHER… but that doesn’t mean hulkamaniacs, that this won’t be the greatest of them all… This Thursday, Hulkamania will be runnin’ wild in Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA BROTHER … And there ain’t a damn thing that anyone can do about it!
Hulk Hogan then grabs the remote and puts it on fast forward, he skips for about 30 seconds and he seems to have found what he’s been searching for…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Ahh, this is what I’ve been lookin’ for BROTHER…
Hulk Hogan presses play and the match seems to be Shawn Michaels versus Bret Hart, Survivor Series 1997… Shawn is making his way down to the ring and he’s still dancing like he always does.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Shawn Michaels, I respect you for being who you are! Like me Shawn, you’re an entertainer… you live to please the fans… you’re out to give these great people what they deserve. But the difference between me and you is, you come out to the ring and spend your time prancing around and running your mouth… When I go to the ring, I go there to kick some ass DUDE!
Hulk, then plays the video and watches as Vince McMahon helps Shawn Michaels steal a victory over Bret Hart and therefore, end the great career of Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Shawn, you really are a spineless sonuva*BEEP*! You screwed Bret Hart! You screwed all these great fans! And you got on your knees and kissed Vince McMahon’s ass! I don’t like what you did JACK… In fact, I think you’re the biggest piece of crap to ever step foot on GOD’S GREEN EARTH! But I’ll tell ya’ this DUDE, there’s no way in hell that HULK HOGAN, would turn his back on all his Hulkamaniacs BROTHER! MANIACS, we go to the ring together, we fight together and we kick some ass together!
Hulk switches off the TV and he seems to have had enough of watching videos… he throws the remote onto the bed, next to where he’s sitting, he then rubs his hairy blonde goatie, before looking back at the screen.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] A lot of people say that I should retire… a lot of people say I should hang up my boots and call it a day… a lot of people say that HULK HOGAN IS THROUGH! Well, all I can say about that is that there are a lot of people spewing out way too much crap BROTHER! Hulk Hogan may be passed his best but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give it all up DUDE!
Hulk looks deeper into the camera and raises a finger accusingly, clearly taking this next bit very seriously…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Shawn Michaels, you said that Hulk Hogan should retire, didn’t ya? WELL, LET ME TELL YA SOMETHIN BROTHER… I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE DUDE! The only reason you think I should retire, is because you’re scared of getting your sorry excuse of an ass kicked by HULK HOGAN BROTHER! And this Sunday, I will kick your ass Shawn! You can try to run away from me DUDE but I’ll just drag your pathetic carcass back down to the ring… so I can kick it in from Los Angeles to San Francisco, in front of all my HULKAMANIACS BROTHER!
Hulk takes a small sip of water and then wipes it from his moustache, he needs to calm himself down, after that outburst…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] I know you’ve got a million question runnin’ through your head Shawn… like where can I run from Hulk Hogan… where can I hide from Hulk Hogan… but there’s 1 question, just 1 question that you need to ask yourself… A question that hasn’t been asked in the WWF for a very long time. It’s a question you’ve NEVER been asked before!
Hulk Hogan begins to laugh and is obviously referring to the fact that, in the whole of their careers, Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels have never stepped into the ring together. But what is this question? Then, Hulk begins wagging his finger in front of the screen…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] WHAT’CHA GONNA DO?!? WHAT’CHA GONNA DO SHAWN?!?
What’cha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on YOU BROTHER!
Because this Monday night, Hulkamania is gonna’ be runnin’ wild all over Los Angeles, all over Shawn Michaels… And all over the WWF BROTHER!
Hulk Hogan laughs in front of the screen and has finally stopped waving his finger at Shawn Michaels… But will Hulkamania be running wild this Thursday night? The scene then fades to static…
Hulk Hogan versus Shawn Michaels. The first match EVER between these 2 legends of the wrestling business. And how fitting that it takes place in the WWF… the place where these 2 great icons made their names. But which of these 2 legends will come out on top? Which of these 2 legends will prove that they are the greatest of all time? Will Shawn Michaels dance all over Hulk Hogan’s chin or will Hulk Hogan finally stop the show? Tune into ‘Smackdown’ to find out!