Hollywood Hulk Hogan has participated in a number of interviews as of late and stated many times that he’d like an in-ring encounter, at least one more in his illustrious yet long career. In a recent interview with mysanantonio.com Hogan revealed who’d he’s always wanted to work with as well as who he was initially afraid of wrestling.
“I was never afraid to wrestle any opponent (pause) except for Kamala. “
Kamala feuded with Hulk Hogan in the late 80’s where fans expected Hulk would always come out the victor. Kamala’s character was that of a sheltered island-type with white and black face and body pain to further sell the image of someone who could’ve been in an island tribe.
“He was a little scary, you know, until I got to know him. Once the paint was off and I got to know the Big Jim that owned a barbeque pit in Missouri, I wasn’t worried anymore.”
Hogan then transitioned to describe the match he wanted. A match between WWE Hall of Famers that, if the WWE ever decided to utilize it, would definitely take place at a WrestleMania.
“I’ve been chasing that guy for 25 years. Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
Hulk Hogan has already faced the Rock at WrestleMania 18, where he was a heel going into the match (not like the fans in Toronto cared, booing the Rock). The Rock was the victor and he turned face. He then vanquished Stone Cold a year later in the third match of their Wrestlemania pairings.
“I would have liked to have tagged with him. And then turn on him right in the middle of it, and then he would have had to wrestle me.”
It would be hard to imagine Hulk as a heel this late in his career and as with his encounter with The Rock, it would be fair to venture the fans still chanting “Hogan” over “What?” That being said, he is the man to orchestrate possibly the greatest heel turn in history when he aligned himself with the NWO. Austin has voiced that he’d like to return to in-ring action but he also makes note that due to his nagging neck injuries, his return is more wishful thinking at this point.