Hulk Hogan says Steve Austin is the bigger legend ‘in his own mind’
In a recent interview with the New York Post, WWE legend ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin said that he was a bigger legend than Hulk Hogan.
“If you’re talking to me, it’s going to be Stone Cold Steve Austin,” he said. “If you guys are talking to Hulk, it’s going to be him.” said Austin in the interview
As someone who had the privilege of watching both wrestlers, I find it hard to see that Austin could see himself as a bigger legend than a man who has been the face of the World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling as a whole since the early 1980s. Hulk Hogan is pro wrestling.
This seems to be a view shared by the great man himself. In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Hulk Hogan said that Steve Austin was the bigger legend in ‘his own mind’.
“I think that’s in his own mind. 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.”
To help Hogans memory a little, the Attitude Era ran from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, so about 15 years ago.
After these comments, there will certainly be some sparks flying (and a few Stone Cold Stunners) if the two legends ever get back into a ring for a match.
Hogan also made some comment about Sting in his interview and how he needs to make his mark in the WWE, something he has never done. Everyone knows Sting from the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as well as TNA Wrestling. But sting has never wrestled in the WWE and Hogan thinks he needs to do that.
“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.
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.”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to see Sting in the ring again. I’d also like to see Steve Austin face of with Hulk Hogan in a ‘Who’s The Bigger Legend?’ match.