WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan
The 1990s, ah. The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith were the four wrestlers who received the most media coverage in the UK at that time. Vince McMahon’s corporation was just starting to spread its oily tenterhooks around the globe.
‘Taker has played a crucial role at WrestleMania for the past 19 years with his epic streak, and Hogan is still a mainstay of professional wrestling today in his dual job as a ring announcer and creative director for TNA.
Who, however, has had a more successful career?
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—’Taker’s Accomplishments
- So let’s have a look at what they’ve both won. Here’s how ‘Taker’s achievements stack up:
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
- WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- WWF/E Championship
- WWF Hardcore Championship
- with Steve Austin (once), The Big Show (twice), The Rock (once), and Kane (twice) WWF Tag Team Championship.
- WCW Tag Team Championship (once)—with Kane.
- Royal Rumble
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—Hogan’s Accomplishments
- And compare that to Hogan:
- NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division)
- NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division)
- WCW World Heavyweight Championship (six times)
- WWE World Tag Team Championship (once)—with Edge.
- WWF/E Championship
- Royal Rumble (1990, 1991)
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—Their Amazing Accomplishments
So far, so similar. Hogan’s nearly one-and-a-half year reign as the longest-ever WCW World Heavyweight Champion and ‘Taker’s 19-0 WrestleMania run are two exceptional accomplishments that might help them balance each other out.
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—Better Is Smaller
Even though Taker is older than Hogan by a few years, he understands the importance of the effect. He has taken to hiding out for the majority of the year, only coming out to stir up some excitement before his WrestleMania match.
It’s a respectable way to conduct business, and if next year’s major event is his last, he will be retiring at the appropriate time.
God bless Hogan, but he still has a lot to figure out. Up until last year, when his back finally gave out and required spinal fusion surgery, he was still active in the ring. Don’t rule out the possibility of a comeback from him even today.
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—Elegance Exists All
Hogan’s comments about Edge’s retirement—the same Edge, you may recall, with whom Hogan once won the tag-team championships—have been his main contribution to professional wrestling this year. In a few tweets (with proper grammar and spelling), he noted:
“We would have given up 15 years ago if any of the guys like me, Flair, Hardy, André, AA, Blanchard, Orndoff, Henning would have listened to doctors.” However, as Edges is a media organization rather than a wrestling organization, I am not familiar with their work climate. HH”
wrestling is a painful job! Why not Foley? HH, he’s one of the big ones, and I bet Edge still wants to wrestle.
To maintain kayfabe, “Taker” avoids this particular issue by never appearing as himself and, obviously, by not having a Twitter account (can you image how wonderful that would be?). Hogan’s lack of class in recognizing the career of a fantastic and well-liked Superstar, however, infuriated many fans.
WWE: Undertaker or Hulk Hogan—Conclusion
Hogan is a shell of the man he once was, and like some of the other TNA veteran stars, he has been charged with squandering the reputation he built in his early years.
Only time will tell if “Taker” will follow suit, but given how wise he has been so far in handling his career, I find it difficult to envision it. Taker takes the prize. 20-0.
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