Open Letter: Hulk Hogan's Legdrop
Yo! Quick question…
What the hell was so special about Hulk Hogan’s leg drop?!
My bad, the “Atomic Leg Drop” is what they called it. I went back and pulled up some vintage wrestling matches and I was disgusted at everything I saw. It’s hilarious and pathetic at the same time. How did we allow this man to get away with this bullshit?
I know his skills on the mic were amazing. His promos with Mean Gene were always classic material but NAH. Come on, man. How could we be that naïve to such a swindle? This man spent all his promo time bragging about his 24-inch pythons and was winning World Heavyweight titles with a damn leg drop!
Think about it, brother. His package of moves were basically the default set given to us at the startup of the create a wrestler mode in Wrestlemania 2000 for Nintendo 64; some fundamental body slams, kicks to the groin, a big boot and some punches to the face. That’s IT. I don’t even think I can remember seeing a match where the Hulkster used those pythons to perform a damn suplex.
Can you imagine spending an entire match washing Hogan up with your diverse set of maneuvers all for him to pop up in a rage, disregarding your punches to his face and point at you before your fate was decided by a big boot and leg drop combo? Pure bullshit. Wrestlers perform the same leg drops and big boots routinely in matches all the time but somehow no one’s has ever been as damaging as Hogan’s? Fuck outta here! Not Yokozuna’s? Not Earthquake’s? Hell, not even Viscira’s or Rikishi’s joint? But the man who constantly bragged about the size of his biceps (which was rarely ever used in matches) was the one with the leg drop of no return.
Hulk Hogan might be one of the greatest swindlers to ever come out the womb. The same guy who spent his entire career bragging about his arm strength but won matches with a bullshit ass leg drop is the same dude who called everyone “brother” and ended up being a racist.
Thanks for the memories of the nWo and all that but get the fuck outta here Hogan! Can’t wait ‘til the Iron Sheik gets his hands on you. You’ve swindled the people for far too long, brother.
P.S. From Al Patron: Fuck you Hulk, I said my prayers & took my vitamins & you called me a "nigger", I don't know what to believe anymore "brother".