It didn’t go over well. There have been a lot of wrestlers over the years but there are very few who have reached the levels of Hulk Hogan. Over a rather lengthy career, Hogan became one of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling and changed the way the industry worked for years to come. Since his retirement, things have not gone so well for him though, and that was the case again this week.
Over the weekend, Hogan suggested that the deaths of celebrities who have recently passed away, including Betty White, Bob Saget and Sidney Poitier, were all due to them having received the Coronavirus vaccine. Hogan’s comments were mentioned on the Tonight Show, with host Jimmy Fallon saying that the jokes made him the Heavyweight Champion of Facebook. Hogan has not yet responded to the joke.
Wrestling has been a part of talk shows before. Check out the joke (with Hogan’s section beginning at 3:00) and some other wrestling talk show interactions:
Opinion: I’m not sure I can remember the last time Hogan’s name was in the news in a positive way and that is not a good reputation to have. Hogan is one of the biggest names in the history of wrestling and is still a big enough name to warrant a mention on the Tonight Show, but this wasn’t exactly the best look. It would be nice to have something positive about him, but I’m not sure when that will be the case.
What do you think of Hogan? What is your favorite wrestling talk show? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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