Howdy Blog O’Doomers!
Reading a previous thread and a few Wrestlemania based threads my video above has me wondering: “Did you have to be there to appreciate the magnitude of Andre-Hogan?” It was 27 years ago and much like my dad used to tell me I could never appreciate all the big names that came through Florida without being there to witness I wonder if I’m at the same point with Andre and Hogan.
Andre and Hogan was the biggest wrestling match in its time, I still it was the biggest match in WWF history. Probably the biggest wrestling match in the history of this side of the pond. Hogan and Andre were the two big pro wrestling names that mainstream media actually acknowledged. But it was a long time ago and a lot of fans only know Hollywood Hogan and I guess the WWE has to recognize that when they do these lists.
Anyway is Andre-Hogan one of those wrestling events that you really had to be alive to fully appreciate? The match wasn’t great by any extent. The internet can show one that the two battled many times in America and Japan so the idea that late March of 1987 was hardly a “One in a Lifetime” situation and they had a rematch eight months later on national TV (that drew 33 MILLION viewers…on a friggin Friday no less) but still if you weren’t there can you truly appreciate the spectacle? Maybe but probably not and that’s too bad.
Well final live tapings before we head to New Orleans. We’re going to have to wrap up a lot tonight. So far we’ve got:
Triple Threat Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Batista vs. Randy Orton vs. HHH/Daniel Bryan winner.
The Shield vs. Kane & New Age Outlaws
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Shawn Michaels vs. CM Punk Nevermind 🙁
Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan
Andre The Giant Battle Royale Thing
Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational/Elimination Thing
Something for Big E and the IC Title??
Some sort of 4-way thing for the Tag Title.
Looking at this card Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Brat Wyatt and The Shield will have to do some heavy lifting. They also need to figure out a way to make this Battle Royale entertaining.
Either way this isn’t exactly the Wrestlemania card we’ve asked for but it’s the one we’re gonna get so let’s see if it works. Enjoy the show and come out swinging but please keep it clean!