A couple questions about the Hogan/Quake feud in 1990:
1) They were running houses post-WMVI but pre-injury angle and weren't doing much business with it. Was this early program a bit of forward thinking on their part, to create a pre-existing issue between them to set up the Brother Love Show segment? Or was
the stretcher job added in to juice a foundering feud? I'm guessing the former since I'm pretty sure that his absence was to film Suburban Commando and they would have known that well before.
2) I have this recollection from the Observer recaps that the feud wasn't quite the box office success that we all thought it was. Is this correct, or am I misremembering?
1. Probably the former, I'd say. Earthquake was clearly getting pushed as the next Hogan monster for a long time beforehand.
2. It was a big success for a while, although it did cool down significantly by the end as you'd expect. But during the summer it was on fire.