Hulk Hogan Said He Wanted To Be A Heel Against Ultimate Warrior At Wrestlemania VI
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.23.2013
But Vince said no...
In an interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, Hulk Hogan said that he wanted to face the Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI in 1990 as a heel.
He said: "Vince and I were best friends, but when we talked about money, we were enemies. So I went [to WCW] with the red and yellow, beat Ric Flair, and Hulkamania took off again. Then, creatively, I turned into a bad guy, which I always wanted to do in the WWF, but nobody wanted me to. I always said, 'I could be the best bad guy ever. Just let me do it', but no-one wanted me to be a bad guy. At Warrior's time, I really wanted to fuck him as a bad guy; I wanted to beat The Ultimate Warrior in Toronto, but as a heel. I just thought it would be intense, and I would be the best bad guy ever. I could have done it, and then said, 'Forget the prayers and the vitamins, I did it for the money!' But it's just creative differences, and Vince knows what he's doing, believe me. I just wanted to try something different in the WWF."
When he turned heel to form the nWo with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash at Bash at the Beach on July 7, 1996, he was very hesitant. Eric Bischoff wrote in his 2006 autobiography Controversy Creates Cash that Hogan was dimissive towards the idea, but then after Nash and Hall became a force on WCW programming, he suggested to Bischoff that he be the third man. He hadn't spoke to Bischoff in months at that point. Until the PPV happened, Bischoff said he wasn't sure if Hogan would follow through, and had Sting agree to the idea just in case Hogan changed his mind.