Sorry about the wait. The lads at UKProWrestling.com manage to scrape enough change from their couch to pay me to write another segment after a fucking while. In the meantime, I decided to read a book. Anyway, back to the point, I’m Primal Mistry and this is another segment of “That Wouldn’t Go Down Well Today”. Today’s segment won’t depict cruel phobias and was quite hilarious looking back but when it aired (I was 9 at the time), it was pretty horrifying.
EDIT: This article was written before the first ever WWE Great Balls of Fire show, where Roman Reigns pretty much committed kayfabe vehicular homicide. However, as bad as that is, you didn’t actually see Braun get crushed but instead got the feeling of Braun probably getting crushed. Here you get to see the act in question.
As you can tell by the title, this article is going to be as epic as the chronicles of Narnia. When you think of the names Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker many will think of great legends who battled in the golden era, specifically of the 1991 Survivor Series match where the Undertaker defeated Hogan for the WWF Championship (featuring a cameo from *are lass Charlie Flair’s da – Slick Ric). In our minds, we hold these two legends in our minds with the classic imagery of the Phenom and the American Hero.
We rarely think of the 2002 feud between the two for the WWE Undisputed Championship and in this segment we see something special. On the go home Monday night Raw before Judgement Day, Hogan appropriately enough defeats Ric Flair and has an interview backstage this happens…
Watched it? Good.
That was incredible. Firstly, since when did Hogan drive a motorcycle? He looks like a shit Nazi in all that leather and that Hitler Helmet. Foreshadowing something 13 years later perhaps? [ahem]
Secondly, remember Biker /taker? After the face run as a motorcycle enthusiast with a Limp Bizkit song as his entrance music. He turned heel and started acting like an actual gangbanger.
Hogan wins and cuts a promo, all in leathers going to his bike. He says something stupid. Then, all of a sudden, Taker beats the shit out of the Hulkster with a crow bar, ties him to the back of Hogan’s own bike and drives him around the arena before crashing dearest Hulk into a pile of boxes.
Wow that was epic! Of course, that shouldn’t be on PG TV but should that even be on TV14 programming? I know for a fact that someone would be dumb enough want to try that and some of those people might have access to a motorcycle. It won’t end well. To be honest I’m thinking about it now – it looks like a right laugh! Fair play to Hulk for going through with that since he was probably nearing 50 at the time. I doubt I would be able to go through that at 24, nevermind 45+.
Bonus Point: Jim Ross commentating over it did make it magical. We truly were spoiled over the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras.
Now, we don’t think of the Undertaker as a gangbanging psycho but as a legend whose spirit helped shaped the foundation of the company. This all goes to show that if you keep doing amazing stuff, people will forget you dragged Hulk Hogan around on his motorcycle a billion years ago. On that note, thanks for reading this article, I’ll see you when our editor throws another bag of M&M’s my way to write more of this drivel.
Have a nice day!
*that spelling of “are” to mean “our” was intended for comic purposes.