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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All of them.
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hogan is the most overrated because he's not nearly as great as people have made him out to be. Now no doubt that Hulk Hogan is the biggest draw in the history of wrestling. I'm not knocking that at all and being able to make money is an important aspect in any business. Hogan did make a lot of money for the WWF during his heyday and helped make WCW a force in the 90s. However, as important as the bottom line is, it can't be the only means of measuring what makes a great wrestler.































When you look at Hulk Hogan's overall in-ring wrestling capabilities, the ability to be thought of as the best just isn't there. Hogan's offense consisted primarily of some of the most elementary wrestling moves there are. Punch, body slam, clothesline, big boot and leg drop. That was Hogan's primary offense, though he would occassionally toss in a rake of the eyes or a few other very elementary moves. The point is that anybody that's had any wrestling training for a few weeks can be as good in the ring as Hogan was. Of course Hogan was a decent submission based wrestler in Japan, but in WWF/WCW he couldn't wrestle to save his life































Hogan had charisma, no doubt about that and that's very important as well. I'm not saying that he doesn't deserve a lot of credit or that he doesn't deserve to be called an all-time great. Hulk Hogan helped bring pro wrestling to a level it had never been before, but remember that it wasn't all him. Roddy Pipper was the perfect villian for Hogan since he had equaling charisma, was a good draw, and could actually wrestle. Hogan was marketed perfectly by the WWF, he went up against wrestlers that fans at the time wanted to see him wrestle. Hogan had a great character, but his abilities in the ring hindered him a lot for some people.































Hogan may have been a huge component of what WWF became, but he also can be seen as quite a coniver. When signed by WCW, WCW rolled out a freaking parade for the man and the signing of Hulk Hogan was so hyped. Hogan may have helped form 1 of the best stables of all time with Nash and Hall, but WCW's greatest assett became its demise since after taking over creative controll, Hogan buried young talent, royally screwed WCW by not allowing their young talent to get pushed when the main NWO guys would get old, allowed the NWO to go on for way to long and ridiculously spread through half the damn roster, and Hogan's personal vendetta against Flair along with Nash's booking forced some of the worst storylines ever, especially considering how much of a legend Ric Flar is ( a heart attack wtf?) Hogan, Nash and Russo in my opinion ultimately killed a once great company in WCW, and with similar shit happening in TNA right now since Hogan has gotten unprecedented controll along with Bishoff ( sounds familiar?), TNA may eventually be screwed, even though TNA was a good wrestling company before Hogan stepped in.















I believe that people sometimes take Hogan's charisma and the fact he was a huge draw at one time blind them to the fact that the man was a terrible wrestler that often had terrible matches. His matches against Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, Kevin Nash, and even Sting in 97 ( though the feud was one of the best in hype in wrestling history)were all terrible. He did have some good matches of course, but they were against men that carried him throughout much of those matches, and how many times can you say Hogan had a scientific classic. I think of his match in Japan vs Antonio Inoki and that is it.































Hogan was the greatest draw in wrestling history and that can't be debated or taken away from him. However, the overall talent of the man didn't match up with what he was able to draw. People did love him and they flocked to see him, but the man was not exactly Verne Gange or Dean Malenko in the ring, and was a selfish failed movie star outside of the ring.















Conclusion: Hogan was a great entertainer, but a terrible wrestler and bad for the backstage wrestling business.
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Every wrestler is as overrated as wrestling itself..
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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2nd same question gosh...you are a noobie lol
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Undertaker































kind of ironic too since that there is the word under in his name and he is overrated
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 05:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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John Cena easily
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 06:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Overated question.....Hulk Hogan
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