When people talk about the names that could’ve replaced Hogan during Hulkamania, names like Snuka and JYD tend to make it in. How about Ventura? He had just as good a body as Hogan and possibly an even better talker. Had his back not failed him, you think he’d have been the one slamming Andre?
Hogan at least had charisma in the ring. Ventura would be more likely to stall and pose until Andre fell asleep and collapsed.