Recently, in an interview with LA Times, Steve Austin said that he feels he’s the bigger legend and if you asked Hulk Hogan that, he’d say the same about himself. Hogan decided to respond to this comment in an interview with Yahoo Sports.
“I think that’s in his own mind,” said Hogan. “My career was twice as long as his. I’ve been a main eventer since 1978 when we sold out Shea Stadium. I just totally disagree with him. I know he had a good run when he was in the Attitude Era. I don’t know how long the Attitude Era was — four years, eight years — I don’t know how long it was. That’s where we totally disagree. Maybe he and I should lock up and figure this thing out. That would be a nice match.”
A Hogan-Austin match-up would be fascinating to see, but only a dream. SCSA retired from WWE because of problems with his neck and hasn’t been busting to get back in the ring and possibly re-injure himself. Hogan, on the other hand, has been prepping for awhile for a final match. He wants to “put over” John Cena. That’s a topic for another article.
It’s hard to argue who is better since they came from two different eras and made heavily significant impacts on WWE. Feel free to comment below who you think is the bigger legend.
Hogan also made a few comments about Sting’s future in WWE.
“Sting and I last talked when he made his appearance at Comic-Con and they announced he was part of the WWE Universe and that his dolls were coming out. We had a long talk on the plane and I said, “Brother, you have got to wrestle. I mean, I don’t care what kind of deal you signed, I said you can still go. You’ve never made a mark in the WWE,” said Hogan.
“I was begging you to come here in the ’80s and the ’90s and now you just show up out of nowhere. You’ve got to wrestle.” So, I hope it happens really soon. And I think by the time I beat on him for the three hours from Los Angeles to Dallas that I think we were on the same page and he knows that he needs to get in that ring and leave his mark in the WWE and make a huge statement. I hope it happens sooner than later.”
As of now, it is unknown when Sting will appear in a WWE ring. He has expressed his desire to wrestle The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31 for his last match, but Taker’s condition following Wrestlemania 30 may not let that happen.
The first thing that needs to happen is for Sting to appear on WWE programming. That is still a mystery at this point, although he is scheduled to appear during SummerSlam festivities this weekend. Whenever he shows up on TV, it will be a memorable day.