Hulk Hogan: Stone Cold Questions Legend StatusBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - August 11, 2014
To most wrestling fans, Hulk Hogan is a legend in the ring. Some people even credit him with making professional wrestling such a big deal in the 80s and early 90s.
While most people are impressed by the Hulkster, there is one man who isn’t – Stone Cold Steve Austin.
While most other wrestlers have tremendous respect for Hulk Hogan and would rank him as one of the best, Stone Cold said that he feels that he is more of a legend than Hogan.
“If you’re talking to me, it’s going to be Stone Cold Steve Austin,” said Austin. “If you guys are talking to Hulk, it’s going to be him.”
In spite of his opinion on the matter, he went on to say that he does respect Hogan for his contributions to the sport and his successful career.
“I respect Hulk Hogan because his career lasted some 30 odd years,” Austin stated.
Austin went on to say that although his career may not have been as long as Hogan’s he felt that he did more in the time that he was wrestling than Hogan did.
“I think I lasted about 15, but during my peak years, I took the business to a height it had never seen before,” he continued.
“When you say to anybody off the street: ‘Hey, do you know anything about pro wrestling?’ They’ll say, ‘Yeah, wasn’t that guy Hulk Hogan a pro wrestler?’ His name might come to your mind before mine, so I give that guy all due respect. He had a tremendous run.”
Who do you think was better?
Image via Wikimedia Commons