Roleplay #: 1
Record: 00 - 00 - 02
Next Match: Hulk Hoganvs. All Challengers
Hulkamania Ran Wild On: The Ultimate Warrior;
"Hulk Hogan is Hardcore brotha'!"
Hulk Hogan did what he set out to do and that was walk out of Smackdown, the first ever Hardcore Champion! But Hulk Hogan didn’t do it in the fashion he wanted… in fact, he didn’t even beat The Ultimate Warrior. The Ultimate warrior pinned Hogan, only for Hogan to grab a sneaky pin on the warrior later on in the night and then, walk out as the Hardcore Champion. But the fans loved it… they went crazy for The Hulkster as he dropped the leg on The Ultimate Warrior and picked up the 1… 2… 3, as well as the Hardcore Title. But now, Hulk Hogan has it all to do, as he has to defend his Hardcore Title, 24/7! And the pressure is on because many superstars are after him and that includes, Steve Corino, who has been trying to find him for the last few hours. But don’t think Hulk Hogan’s hiding, no, no, no… Hulk Hogan is just waiting for his challengers to come to him. And then, Hulkamania can run wild all over again… But will Hulk Hogan be able to hold onto the Hardcore Title for long?
The scene opens outside a supermarket… It’s about 4am, it’s very dark, there isn’t a car to be seen, apart from Hulk Hogan’s Chevrolet parked right next to them. Hulk Hogan arrives at the door with some guy, at his side… Hogan is knocking on the doors of the supermarket but it is clearly closed. Hogan turns to the personal trainer…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] I need my vitamins brotha’… but the damn shop’s closed.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] The shop can’t be open all the time Hulk… the people who own it need to sleep.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Every single shop is closed in this town… you’d think somewhere would be open.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Well, not really… very few places are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] If Hulk Hogan has to defend this Hardcore Title 24 hours a day, 7 days a week brotha’, then that’s what Hulk Hogan gonna’ do! I don’t have to come up with some sorry excuse like I’m tired… or I need some time to do put my feet up… I’ve got to be awake all the time dude. There’s no time to have a nap, no time to have a shower… I’ve got to be ready to fight every moment of every day!
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] I know Hulk, that’s why we’re up at this ridiculous hour now… I’m sure you could grab a few hours sleep… I’ll stay awake and if anyone appears, I’ll wake you.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] I can’t go to sleep brotha’! I need to be at my best when I get attacked… I don’t know when it’s gonna’ happen but I can’t afford to be sleep… because when Hulk Hogan’s NOT at his best, that’s the only time I’m gonna’ lose this title dude. Right now, I’m ready and waitin’… and there’s no way I’m givin’ away this title right now.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] But you still need your vitamins…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Well, I kinda’ lied to you man…
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] You lied to me?!
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Well brotha’… I actually have my vitamins in my pocket. Hulk Hogan’s not stupid enough to walk around without his god damn vitamins. The vitamins are a part of me dude… and they’re just as important as sayin’ my prayers… Though, anybody who tries to take this title off me, better start taking their last rites… because Hulk Hogan will do anything to keep this title. I earnt this me, I earnt this for all my Hulkamaniacs… I don’t care if I have to defend it 365 days a years, there’s no way I’m lettin’ anyone take this strap from around my waist brotha’!
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] So why are we at this mart? It’s 4am… you have your vitamins…and there’s absolutely no reason to be here.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Oh, dude… there is a reason to be here… in fact, I’ve got 2 reasons. The first is, if I’m gonna’ be awake 24/7, I’ve gotta’ keep myself busy dude… and the second is I wanted to show you a point. Nobody else in the world has a job they have to work for 24/7… nobody in the world has as much at stake as Hulk Hogan… nobody is as under threat and exposed as me brotha’… but Hulk Hogan’s not runnin’ from the challenge. No way dude! Hulk Hogan can’t wait to put this title on the line… in fact, the sooner the better!
Hulk Hogan takes his Hardcore Title from around his waist and puts it over his shoulder. He then walks back to the car, the trainer stays outside the car, as Hulk Hogan sits down in his Chevrolet but he doesn’t close the door…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] You know, The Ultimate Warrior beat me once again last Thursday night… I’ve waited 13 years to get revenge over the Warrior… 13 years and I couldn’t do it! He won the match…
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] But you did take the Hardcore title away from him…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] That match wasn’t about a title… that match was about pride. And The Ultimate Warrior won…but at least, I have a few things that The Warrior doesn’t… and I don’t just mean the Hardcore Title.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Like what Hulk?
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Like the fact that Hulk Hogan’s cool… and The Ultimate Warrior isn’t. 30000 fans chanted for Hulk Hogan… The Hulkamaniacs went crazy on Smackdown! And I proved that my Hulkamanics are better than his stupid Warriors brotha’! I also proved that Hulk Hogan’s SMARTER than the Ultimate Warrior. If you’re Hardcore Champion and you’re defending it 24/7, you don’t turn your back on Hulk Hogan… you’re beggin’ to get your sorry excuse of an ass. And these 24 inch python ran wild all over The Ultimate Warrior… and I became the Hardcore Champion brotha’.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Yes and in the end, you did technically beat The Ultimate Warrior…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] did brotha’! You see, Ultimate Warrior might have won the match against me… but Hulk Hogan WON THE WAR! Hulk Hogan walked out of Smackdown, the Hardcore Champion and The Ultimate Warrior walked out with nothing!
Hulk Hogan’s cellphone rings and he picks it up… he looks very out of sorts with this new technology but he listens up anyway.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Did you tell him where to find me???
Hogan listens again.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Ok, thanks for tellin’ me… bye.
Hogan then hangs up and puts the cellphone down… Hogan takes the news in his stride but the trainer wants to know what the call was about.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Who was that?
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] The wife...
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] And what did she want?
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Oh, one of the kids is sick… and she’s just had Steve Corino at the door. He’s lookin’ for me cos’ he wants a shot at my Hardcore Title. But she told him that I wasn’t home…
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Steve Corino, the King Of Old School, I bet he’s desperate for the Hardcore Title…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] I don’t even know who he is dude…
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] He was from ECW…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] You mean, he wasn’t in the WWF or WCW dude?
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] I don’t think so.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Well, this kid’s been brought up in a harsh world… he’s had to wrestle in extreme circumstances… he’s probably beaten the most hardcore guys on the planet. But I can tell ya’ one person that he hasn’t beaten… AND THAT’S HULK HOGAN BROTHA’!
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] No and I’m sure you don’t plan on giving that title up to him either…
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] No way dude! I’m gonna’ keep this title ‘til the bitter end. Steve Corino can try and take this title away from me… he can try and take it off The Hulkster. But I’ve made a career from overcoming the odds… I’ve made my career by beatin’ any opponent that comes at Hulk Hogan. And when Steve Corino finds me and it’s just a matter of time… I’ll show him that Hulk Hogan is hardcore brotha’.
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] Yeah… you’ll show him that man… and you’ll do it for your Hulkamaniacs.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] Absolutely brotha’! Without my Hulkamaniacs, I’m nothin’ brotha’! This Hardcore Title is for them, they deserve it…
['Personal Trainer' Jim:] They do… no-one else gets support like that… and it must be so annoying for your opponents.
['The Immortal' Hulk Hogan:] It probably annoys the hell outta’ them but that ain’t my problem dude… because tonight, my problem is Steve Corino. My problem is defending this Hardcore Title. But if and when Steve Corino decides to show his face, I promise… no, I guarantee… that Hulkamania will be runnin’ wild tonight… and the Hulkster will still be Hardcore champion come Smackdown.
The trainer then walks round to the other side of the car and hops inside, Hulk Hogan closes his door and drives off in his Chevrolet… but is it now just a matter of time until Hulk Hogan meets Steve Corino? Steve Corino wants hulk Hogan’s Hardcore Title but will Hulk Hogan be keeping his Hardcore Title tonight?