Bobby Hennan, Hulk’s bod, and comics

Pretty much the best subject line ever am I right.

I've been going through a lot of Flair stuff on the Network, late 80's Steamboat, Funk, and Sting, and now back into WWF era Flair with Hennan on color. Hennan doing color on Flair matches has got to be some of the most amazing heel commentary I've ever heard. He is so intense and so real during those matches that you could almost believe that he and Flair have been friends for decades and it's the end of his world if Flair loses. Even at the end of Flair/Macho you can see Heenan in the locker room inconsolable, biting that towe.

1. Why don't we see more of that heel color commentary/bff/relationship between wrestlers/commentators/managers? I guess JBL is kind of a heel but he does that goofy laugh to often for me to care. (Something lame happens on-screen that WWE thinks is great ->"HaHA yea this is great Michael Cole!" etc etc) The King was pretty great in his day, I think, as a heel commentator. 

Also, in that era with Flair/Macho Hogan/Sid, I'm struck by how obviously different Hogan looks physique-wise in just a phew short years. He looks so short and pudgy against Sid, and fast forward to his later years in WWF and then WCW, he looks so skinny and tall. 

2. Were his physique changes during this time-frame so obviously the steroids? I remember you saying recently he needed to take time off around this time-frame due to the trial. Were people at the time that clued into steroids to even care? Or did they just not notice that he looks like a different dude?

3. Also not a question, but we're doing another 20 days of free comics if you're so inclined. comixology.tumblr.com/summerreading. Dug Forever Evil, and shockingly really am digging Superman:Doomed. Soule and Pak can write like whoa.

xoxo

​1.  I really thought JBL had the potential to go old school heel commentator for a while there, but now everything is just "LOOK AT THAT, MAGGLE COLE!" and the fake laughing and shit.  I can barely even figure out what they're going for with the commentary anymore.  The Heenan-Flair relationship is also mirrored by Jesse Ventura and Rick Rude when you're watching the old Clashes with them, as he's clearing cheering for Rude and knows his stuff inside-out.  
2.  Oh, people noticed.  Hogan going on Arsenio Hall and claiming that he only did steroids "once" was the biggest joke in the industry.
3.  I love free comics!  Not a huge fan of the new Comixology app, as I believe I've mentioned before, but that's hardly your fault.  ​

Hulk’s Gonna Drop The Legal Legdrop, Brother

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/118-daily-updates/27796-hogan-threatening-lawsuit-over-leaked-sex-tape

I'm not gonna link to the original Gawker page because a) Google has very strict policies regarding that sort of content and b) Zanadude would just say I should have watched Main Event anyway.  But regardless, I find it kind of funny and very Hogan-like that he originally claimed that he didn't know the woman in question and didn't know he was being filmed and yada yada, and now it comes out that in fact it's Bubba the Love Sponge's wife (at the time) and he obviously does know her and knows exactly what's going on.  I think Linda should take him back to court for this, just so she can get whatever money he was actually left with after the divorce.  

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.

Memories Of Hulks Past

Hey Scott, Thanks for recapping Raw again. I’m happy to read whatever you write, but especially like when you’re commenting in the moment. I’ve pinged you a few times, and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know you might enjoy today’s feature at our homepage. Since it’s about my evolution as a wrestling fan and how that, circuitously, informed the way I view the world, I thought you’d find the subject matter interesting. It starts at a Hogan/Bundy main event at a house show in Denver in 1986 and digresses to a lot of other places. I hope you like it. Additionally, I mention you specifically and refer to a discussion between some of your readers underneath a recent Raw recap. Like a lot of young internet writers in the early 2000s, I was pretty blatantly ripping off your style. Hope you enjoy. Keep up the good work. http://crujonessociety.com/2012/02/16/hulk-hogan-and-unscripting-your-outcomes/

In fact my first house show was also Hogan v. Bundy in 1986, although I was 12 at the time and already couldn’t stand Hogan.  Thanks for the shoutouts and keep up the writing.