Hulk Hogan recently participated in a charity livestream interview to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of America. According to the host, gaming and wrestling content creator SantiZap, the stream raised over $10,000. While it was a lighthearted chat, it didn’t take long before Hogan had to Hogan.
The interview began with SantiZap asking about Hogan’s fitness routine, which led him to ask how Hogan was able to body slam the 500-pound Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III. The Hulkster quickly corrected the host, saying Andre weighed 660 that night.
Over the years, Hogan has exaggerated Andre’s weight so many times that it’s hard to keep count. But for those keeping score at home, in 2023, Andre was 660 during their legendary encounter in front of 93,000-plus at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI, in 1987.
Speaking of wrestling in front of 90,000 or more fans, in a dream scenario, Hogan was asked who he would like to headline such a card with from today’s crop of superstars. According to Hogan, there are few attractions in the modern era, but several main event players are at a level of greatness, making it difficult to choose just one person. Instead, Hogan listed Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Randy Orton as potential opponents, and he also included another name that keeps popping up: LA Knight.
Of Knight, Hogan made playful threats toward The Megastar before calling him a fast-rising star that he loves watching. He also expanded on comparisons that SantiZap made between Hogan and Knight, saying:
“LA Knight has a lot of old school in him, you know? He goes in there, and he grinds, and he stays on it. But his cadence is what attracted me. It’s like, ‘Well, let me tell you something, brother.’ He’ll say, ‘Well, let me talk to you.’ Same thing. ‘Well, let me tell you something, brother.’ ‘Well, let me talk to you.’ It’s the same cadence. It’s the same vibe.
“And he’s got it down, man. He learned quick, he’s a quick study. And man, the application, the practical application, the way he nails things, his placement in the ring, his timing is impeccable. And he’s a heck of an athlete, good-looking kid, man, built like a Greek god. So, it’s all coming his way, and he’s very consistent. I haven’t met him, but he seems like a really, really, really good person.”
At the end of the interview, Hogan also put over the Boys and Girls Club, saying his local Boys Club saved him and put him on the right track. He likened the staff to teachers who were willing to help with any problems one might have had at home or in school, and how their services were open to anyone and everyone:
“It didn’t really matter who you were or where you came from or what you’re all about. They could step up and handle any need that you would have. So it was the perfect place for me because I was pretty much not listening to my parents for a couple of years and chasing my big brother around, and it wasn’t going to be good. So the Boys Club in the way kind of saved me and put me on the right track.”