Hulk Hogan is notorious for rarely ever losing a wrestling match cleanly. Even when he does the job, The Hulkster has a way to get his win back, like what he did with The Ultimate Warrior in WCW. One giant of the wrestling industry stood up to Hogan when a major match was being discussed, refusing to lay down.

WrestleMania 23 marked two decades since Hogan famously defeated Andre the Giant. Both shows took place in Detroit, Michigan. WWE thought it might be appropriate to run it back with a giant from the next generation.

The Big Show was considered as potential opponent for Hulk Hogan that year. Jim Ross said on a recent episode of Grilling JR that the company couldn’t put it together. Big Show refused to do the job for Hogan at WrestleMania.

“Other than his back being problematic, he didn’t want to job for Hogan. I’m sure Big Show thought ‘It’s my time for Hogan to put me over.’ And that was never in consideration quite frankly.”

WWE could have recreated one of the most iconic moments in company history. Instead, Big Show, who had plenty of experience dealing with Hulk Hogan’s politicking in WCW, wanted nothing to do with it. The match never happened.

Hulk Hogan and The Big Show (then known as The Giant) had two singles bouts in WCW. Neither resulted in a clean victory for Show. It’s no wonder he didn’t want to do the honors for The Hulkster all those years later.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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