Now that we’ve reached the post-WM8 period in the recaps, I have two Hogan questions:
1.) During Hogan’s 1984-1992 run, he famously made zillions of dollar for Vince during his feud with Paul Orndorff. Other than Andre at WM in 1987, did Hogan ever draw those kind of dollars against anyone else? Did the 1989 run vs. Savage compare?
The 89 run did very well, but the business was changing and Hogan didn’t work as many dates in general. But yeah, Savage was REALLY hot as a heel. They burned it out quickly, but still went from WM to SummerSlam with it. Otherwise, Hogan’s program with Kamala did shockingly well and that’s about as close as anyone came to Orndorff numbers.
2.) This has been touched on in the newsletters, somewhat, but, during that 1984-92 stretch, how long did Hogan work a full-time schedule? I know he had extended breaks in 1988 & 1990, but it seems Hogan only worked big markets and weekends as far back as 1987?
Yeah, Hogan was pretty limited early on in his big run, because he could be. Plus that way you didn’t burn out the markets right away.