The Story of Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania IX

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Continuing on with the Career of Hulk Hogan, we have reached 1993 and the Hulkster's return to the WWF.
Bret Hart had become the WWF champion when he defeated Ric Flair in 92. The WWF was trying to move in a new direction with a smaller but more athletic superstar at the top of the ladder. With guys like Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior gone at the end of 1992, and superstars such as Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon getting WWF title oppurtunities on pay per view, it looked like the WWF was ushering in a new era. This came to a screeching halt when Hulk Hogan returned to the WWF in February of 1993. Hogan would ultimately overshadow WWF Championship main event match at WrestleMania 9.
The main event of WrestleMania IX featured Yokozuna taking on WWF Champion Bret Hart. Yokozuna had won the 1993 Royal Rumble and Hart had been having some good matches in the run-up to Mania. The WWF seemingly took a few steps back when they decided that Hulk Hogan would end up winning the WWF championship at the end of WrestleMania IX (even though he wasn't scheduled to have a WWF title match at the show). After all the hard work that Bret Hart and other guys put in during Hogan's absence, Hulk Hogan seemingly waltzed back into the company and took away the WWF championship.
This video looks at Hulk Hogan and the WrestleMania IX main event. Topics and matches covered include:
00:00 - Hogan makes his return in 1993
06:56 - Yokozuna, Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan and the WrestleMania IX main event
10:30 - Hulk Hogan vs The Great Muta
12:11 - King of the Ring 1993
13:31 - Hulk Hogan leaves the WWF once again
19:42 - The WWF after Hulk Hogan's departure
- Much More!
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  1. Martha Stubbs
    Martha Stubbs
    Ditë më parë

    Hogan looked more like Hogan with dyed blonde eyebrows

  2. Frankie Paul
    Frankie Paul
    3 ditë më parë

    Hogan was only 40 in 1993. He's looked like his in his mid 50 for the last 40years.

    10 ditë më parë

    Save it hogan was the goat he deserved to win it at wm9. The cry baby Brett who I truly liked. But he is a baby. Came 2nd to Hollywood hogan. Hulk is and was and always will be wrestling.

  4. Justin Stransky
    Justin Stransky
    13 ditë më parë

    Ha! I didn't know Dr. Harvey whipleman was the mystery photographer at king of the ring😅

  5. TheSBleeder
    16 ditë më parë

    9:10 Hogan: "Bret Hart will make sure the title stays in the United States." Mean Gene: "I believe Bret is from Canada, Hulk." Hogan: "That's one of the best states in the USA, Mean Gene!"

  6. TheSBleeder
    16 ditë më parë

    Hogan's tombstone epitaph: "BEING ALIVE NO LONGER WORKED FOR ME, BROTHER"

  7. Steven Hibbert
    Steven Hibbert
    20 ditë më parë

    Brock lesner did the same thing

  8. Dragmire
    22 ditë më parë

    Man it is so weird seeing IRS after finding out he is Bray Wyatt's dad

  9. Justin Nardine
    Justin Nardine
    23 ditë më parë

    Urban commando and mr Nanny on the heels of no holds barred should have earned hogan at least one Oscar nomination

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      23 ditë më parë

      Why ?

  10. SneezinTits
    29 ditë më parë

    I hate

  11. Hollywood MK
    Hollywood MK
    Muaj më parë

    Go back and watch WrestleMania IX when he pins Yokozuna and the crowd’s reaction immediately following the three count. Seriously. I saw it live. Enough said.

  12. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    Muaj më parë

    Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan were more than just opposites... They were (still are?) diametrically opposed. Two totally different types of athletes, two totally different people. I prefer Bret. Great video.

  13. azapro911
    Muaj më parë

    "Hogan's cashing in Money Inc. the Bank!"

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      23 ditë më parë

      That was a big swerve to the fans.

  14. jadatact
    Muaj më parë

    "To say people were pissed off would be a huge understatement'' LMAO😭

  15. David Gerstein
    David Gerstein
    Muaj më parë

    Here's what should have happened: Hogan makes no appearance at the end of WM9. On Raw the following night, have Hogan challenge Yoko for the belt and have that have be that show's main event. Have Yoko squash Hogan.

    1. coolguy90 rocks
      coolguy90 rocks
      Muaj më parë

      Hogan was the biggest draw WWF had. Yokozuna was not even close to Hogans level. They needed hogan for the European tours. Bret hart was a mid carder at best. WWF should have never pushed him that much. Both Bret and Shawn almost killed WWF. If it wasn't for Austin and Rock WWF would have drowned.

  16. Larry The MAN
    Larry The MAN
    Muaj më parë

    Now that I keep hearing this. I believe Vince McMahon promised Bret Hart that Hulk Hogan match. I believe he didn't tell either on this plan. I believe Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart was planned for Summer Slam but Hogan didn't want to work with him and he was made to drop to Yokozuna. He was supposed to past the torch and decided not to after getting the championship.

  17. kanethesaint
    Muaj më parë

    Wow, Hogan was the incredible shrinking man! Both Yoko and Bret got screwed big time. Yoko should have stayed Champ. Hogan never passed the torch. Hogan is a notorious liar and buried talent in the locker room all the time. He’s also notorious for making deals like he did with Bret and changing things up to make himself go over.

  18. Media Malpractice
    Media Malpractice
    Muaj më parë

    I haven't watched wrestling since the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels Iron Man match, but your videos are still entertaining as hell.

  19. Elon Martin
    Elon Martin
    Muaj më parë

    Cheap and hollow lmao dead on

  20. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    Muaj më parë

    yeah that interview hogan did on RAW was interesting but he made a basic point.. we are all human and everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. it's not just at the time the steroid use and trouble WWE was in but anyone can make a mistake no matter what the issue is big or small.

  21. toxic goat
    toxic goat
    Muaj më parë

    The day when pukeamania and all the nasty pukamaniacs lived on

  22. General Kenobi
    General Kenobi
    Muaj më parë

    I remember reading a history of Wrestlemania magazine that came out before Wrestlemania where they said Hogan went over because the owners of Caesars Palace didn't want a WM without Hogan as champ, probably didn't want a heel as champ or they're just clueless about wrestling. Since it's a WWE magazine, I always took that with a grain of salt.

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      23 ditë më parë

      Screw them but it was all about Hogan but Vince had no remorse about how he wants to draw many people.

  23. Tommy Griffin
    Tommy Griffin
    Muaj më parë

    "That doesn't work for me brother"

  24. Christopher Neves
    Christopher Neves
    2 muaj më parë

  25. Thunder OR Blunder
    Thunder OR Blunder
    2 muaj më parë

    Can you post that remix of Hogan's theme you used at the end of this video. That track is amazing

  26. Phil B
    Phil B
    2 muaj më parë

    I always found it funny how Yoko went through an entire match with Bret, yet some leg drop takes him out.

  27. Badaus Breed
    Badaus Breed
    2 muaj më parë

    In the waiting room at FCA......just finished my interview, waiting for dexterity test......this is DEFINITELY helping to pass the time while I wait! Miss that Hulkamania era! Long live the WWF/E

  28. Joanna Marroquon
    Joanna Marroquon
    2 muaj më parë

    Dam it's like vince never wanted 💰 bret hart to be the main guy, I guess cuz bret had stipulations.

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      23 ditë më parë

      Vince had no remorse about his wrestlers

  29. Leandar
    2 muaj më parë

    My whole thought about Hogan calling the WWF title a toy compared to the IWGP title was, of course he'd say that, he's in IWGP territory, it'd be pretty silly to say their version of the world title was less important than his title. At least to me, that is.

  30. Dominic Manriquez
    Dominic Manriquez
    2 muaj më parë

    this is awesome i love how youll take moments and really look at why they happened like the fingerpoke of doom, this one is pretty insane tho frickin hulk man😂

  31. awfpunisher
    2 muaj më parë

    Yoko was a great big man. But got too big, and became unwatchable as the years dragged on. Bret was always great in the ring. Even towards the end . He did become formulaic, but threw enough in so you dont notice. And late 90s - his retirement was excellent on the mic. Most of their encounters were very enjoyable.

  32. Midnight Podcast
    Midnight Podcast
    2 muaj më parë

    Hogan was always a piece of trash. Still is.

  33. Nick D
    Nick D
    2 muaj më parë

    Awesome video

  34. Daniel Clark
    Daniel Clark
    2 muaj më parë

    10:20 I was at that March 23, 1992 tag match at MSG! Also, Hulk wrestled a match for NJPW against Muta during this time? Whoa!

  35. Jason Coward
    Jason Coward
    3 muaj më parë

    Whatever your opinion of Hogan is, the fact he became the biggest thing in WCW is incredible. That first run with the NWO was phenominal.

  36. Sean's Google
    Sean's Google
    3 muaj më parë

    Origin of Hollywood look at the black n white

  37. aikidoboynj
    3 muaj më parë

    I loved WM9 😂 haven't watched it since I was a kid but I also liked thunder in paradise, especially when other wrestlers would show up on it.

  38. uuhh that guy again
    uuhh that guy again
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan was overrated and if he didn't get his way he would go crying/bitching to vince. Just listen to the Undertaker story when hogan bitched about being injured with the tomestone/chair at Tuesday in Texas ppv

  39. Johhny Newman
    Johhny Newman
    3 muaj më parë


  40. dasupastar4lyfe
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan takes a lot of flack but I never really held his IWGP comments against him as he was probably just trying to promo it up to make the IWGP match important. He probably figured the WWE audience wasn’t watching or would never even hear about it so no harm no foul. The internet wasn’t really a thing yet.

  41. Charlie Bowen
    Charlie Bowen
    3 muaj më parë

    Yokozuna could hit a super kick better than hbk!

  42. Makainternational
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret Hart is the G.O.A.T!

  43. Robert Silvers
    Robert Silvers
    3 muaj më parë

    "Yokozuna will take the title to Japan, Bret Hart will keep it in the USA." Yokozuna = from American Samoa Bret Hart = from Canada

    1. MrSniperfox29
      2 muaj më parë

      Yokozuna was born in San Francisco, leading to the hilarious USA chant from Americans when one guy was from Canada and the other from "Japan"

  44. AlphaDrum
    3 muaj më parë

    I began watching WWF around SummerSlam 93 as a kid, we rented this tape around sept - oct '93 and even as a 7 year old, I though this was off and odd that Hogan won the title.

  45. AlphaDrum
    3 muaj më parë


  46. Travis McDonald
    Travis McDonald
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan and Beefcake actually wrestled The Beverly Brothers in a match taped for Coliseum Video prior to WM 9.

  47. Stacks The Box Breaker Beat Boxer
    Stacks The Box Breaker Beat Boxer
    3 muaj më parë

    I give WWE 2 maybe 3 year's b4 they go under. AEW IS 10 TIMES BETTER.

  48. Horror Fan 4-Life
    Horror Fan 4-Life
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret clearly never learned how to let something go. He's probably still mad he was found first in a hide and seek game. They always found me first and I had the best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be hiding spots!

  49. Horror Fan 4-Life
    Horror Fan 4-Life
    3 muaj më parë

    The Great Muta was a favorite of mine back when he worked in WCW. He had some good matches vs Sting. I always thought the green mist was cool.

  50. enfreeze
    3 muaj më parë

    I love wrestling stories. This channel has the best narration.

  51. Ryan King
    Ryan King
    3 muaj më parë

    Hulk should have turned around and gave the Hitman his belt back, after all Bret had the match won and Yokozuna was weakened by the match.

    1. Kevin Lee
      Kevin Lee
      2 muaj më parë

      That would have killed Bret's character.

  52. Error: Hellraiser
    Error: Hellraiser
    3 muaj më parë

    What’s with hulks eye

  53. Michael Tracy
    Michael Tracy
    3 muaj më parë

    As a little kid I cried once my mother told me Bret wasn’t the champion after WM 9. Looking back on it this is when Vince really started to hot shot business and think it would work. It didn’t back then and still doesn’t work today.

  54. Frank Cromer
    Frank Cromer
    3 muaj më parë

    Being a Hulkamaniac I loved wrestlemania 9 baby

  55. Stephen Wethington
    Stephen Wethington
    3 muaj më parë

    Andy Sheriff: That's priceless bro!!

  56. Antonio Gonzalez
    Antonio Gonzalez
    3 muaj më parë

    I think you don't like Hulk Hogan, but that's ok; just remember Hulk Hogan is the man that made wrestling what it is today!

  57. Claudio Ricci
    Claudio Ricci
    3 muaj më parë

    I can confirm he defeated Yokozuna at Earls Court, London in ‘93. I remember thinking ‘I wonder if next time he’s on TV they’ll say he’s champ’ - of course he wasn’t 😂

  58. Mark Jones
    Mark Jones
    3 muaj më parë

    Man in 45 and I miss my childhood like CRAZY

  59. The Treklosopher
    The Treklosopher
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan is, was, and always will be the man.

  60. rayray1983
    3 muaj më parë

    Like the god in wrestling said "Brett screwed Brett"

  61. Amr Savage
    Amr Savage
    3 muaj më parë


  62. MikeJames6
    3 muaj më parë

    I didn't have a problem with Bret losing to Yoko but I think both Bret and Yoko got screwed here. Hogan had to hot dog and grandstand and take the title. His time was over. They rehashed the Hogan being champ one too many times in WWF.

  63. Mike
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret Hart VS Hulk Hogan can still happen...........In a video game (lol)

  64. Michael M
    Michael M
    3 muaj më parë

    Mets vs. Red Sox in the world series. And the winner is.........The Chicago Bulls.

  65. Thedude1983
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan was a snake in the grass. Bret was the best wrestler and yoko was a great heel. They coulda had a great program together

  66. ryan moran
    ryan moran
    3 muaj më parë

    I do feel way worse for yoko than Bret

  67. Brandon Page
    Brandon Page
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm happy to see many on here not afraid to criticize & tell the blunt truth about Hogan. I remember when Vee Infuso did a video on Hogan, pointing out nothing but truths about Hogan, both me & Vee were shocked to see so many come to the unnecessary defense of Hogan. So then Vee made a Hogan fanmail video, in response to those comments. I made what i thought was a hilarious comment, about all the Hogan fanboys who had come out of the woodwork, childishly calling Vee names, for basically telling the truth about Hogan. I then began receiving these vicious comments, from this loser fanboy, calling me names & insinuating that I had a pussy. I then only responded that I wasn't gonna take part in such childish nonsense, & i didn't respond anymore. My point in bringing all this up, is just to point out, that i'm pleased that the commenters on this board, aren't as childish, & won't come at me or anyone else, with pitchforks, simply for telling the truth about Hogan. I'm glad that such ridiculous nonsense, is usually absent, from this board.

  68. Anthony Stroud
    Anthony Stroud
    3 muaj më parë

    yoko was dead in the water after hogan matches. bret and take made yoko look like a top star

  69. jacob gonzalez
    jacob gonzalez
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan reason WCW sucked after a while and he and NWO bs storylines got tiring after a while

  70. Luke McInerny
    Luke McInerny
    3 muaj më parë

    IRS made no sense why would a rich guy be friends with the tax man lol

  71. George Duquette Venice Florida Realtor
    George Duquette Venice Florida Realtor
    3 muaj më parë

    No one has ever addressed Hogans Black Eye Where did it come from ?

  72. Mr. Lamont
    Mr. Lamont
    3 muaj më parë

    Politics. Might makes Money

  73. Jonny Vegas
    Jonny Vegas
    3 muaj më parë

    Honestly, i wouldn't have wanted to see a Hart v. Hogan match unless Hogan would've jobbed like he did to Goldberg; total defeat, no BS. But back then, Hogan wouldn't have lost clean to Bret imo. It would've been Yoko/Fuji interfering or some schmazz finish.

  74. Tyson-iz-Iron-6633
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan will always be my beloved childhood hero.. buuuut.. yeah, others here have already finished THAT line of thought for me😄 Broken record style..

  75. Craig Usselman
    Craig Usselman
    3 muaj më parë

    Brother,ive made mistakes growing up in the 60's 70's 80's 90's 00's 10's and 20's duuude.

  76. Rob Andrews
    Rob Andrews
    3 muaj më parë

    At the time of WM9 I didn’t have a problem with hogan getting the belt my problem was hogan not giving Bret a shot.

  77. Trevor Feelgood
    Trevor Feelgood
    3 muaj më parë

    Hulk Cashed in his Hogan in The Bank briefcase at Wrestlemania 9

  78. Stairwell Toronto
    Stairwell Toronto
    3 muaj më parë

    Tabloid Terrorism defo sounds like a Vince McMahon Tag Team creation from the 90’s

  79. Scotty Orlando
    Scotty Orlando
    3 muaj më parë

    Would you do one on powers of pain and power and glory please @wrestlingbios

  80. MA GA
    MA GA
    3 muaj më parë

    Please do the Mega Powers story when Hogan and Savage were a team if you haven't already. Thanks.

    1. ResellinLA
      3 muaj më parë

      He has done it already

  81. AmericanOdin05
    3 muaj më parë

    That black eye is distracting

  82. D
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret winning at mania 9, and having Hogan come down to celebrate, only to turn on the Hitman would have been a sight to see. Setting up a heel Hogan vs Babyface Bret for SS 93. Could have had Hogan trashing the fans and accusing them of turning on him, even going as far as to admit to the juice use for the ungrateful fans. Only issue is it likely would have killed Yoko's steam, and im glad it didn't because his WWF title reign was great, even though I hated how they did Luger when Lex should have won it.

  83. Whats shakin Bacon! Nothin Just Sizzlin! Bars!
    Whats shakin Bacon! Nothin Just Sizzlin! Bars!
    3 muaj më parë

    Hogan was such a douchebag

  84. joextreme
    3 muaj më parë

    Hated this Wrestlemania, Bret and Hogan should have had a face off at the end or Bret attacks Hulk setting up a great Hart vs Hogan Summer Slam ppv, but Hogan refused to Wrestle Bret.

  85. spideydew20
    4 muaj më parë

    The Immortal Politician Hulk Hogan!

  86. François Dumont
    François Dumont
    4 muaj më parë

    Sick intro dude

  87. gerv55
    4 muaj më parë

    Think Cornette got it right when he said "if Bret had been screwed as much as he claims he would have struck Oil by now".

  88. seXXXpac
    4 muaj më parë

    Guilty pleasure: Mr. Nanny I loved that movie as a kid. Haven't watched it in years, but I may actually download it right now lol "Get that pinky up!"

  89. Ismael Garcia
    Ismael Garcia
    4 muaj më parë

    in my opinion i think vince focused was the yoko heel run...there was no other way at the time to get white heat than cheating on bret ,and beating hogan on the next ppv...vince wanted to get rid of hulk and the only way was to get hogan over one last time,and return the favor at king of the bret got his character over,but is was until mania 10,when he beat yoko...bret didnt need a hogan match,at the time...hogan was over and bret got over big time..i think vince didnt need a hogan vs bret match...idk that match woould just bring down the yoko heel run at that time.maybe this timeit woulve been different

    1. coolguy90 rocks
      coolguy90 rocks
      4 muaj më parë

      Bret was a flop

  90. Sugar Singh
    Sugar Singh
    4 muaj më parë

    When i was a child watching it felt like yoko was wwe champion for years lol, the innocence of youth

  91. R F
    R F
    4 muaj më parë


  92. Matt Shanks
    Matt Shanks
    4 muaj më parë

    Lol this commentator is a bit rough

  93. nate rigley
    nate rigley
    4 muaj më parë

  94. Rick
    4 muaj më parë

    I agree with everything said in the video, well towards the end of the video. I think it was just meant to be a "feel good moment" for the end of Mania IX, Vince probably wanted to wait and save Bret's big win for Mania X, then again there was the whole Luger project will sadly failed, in any case, Vince probably was going to definitely have a babyface come out on top cleanly at Mania X which is what happened. As "Wrestling Bios" said, there was no long terms plans, I think if Hogan would have done business the right place and "passed the torch" to Hart at the Summer Slam that year, then maybe it would have been worth it. Hart and Hogan could have had a great feud, Hart could have claimed that Hogan stole his spotlight and he was coming for his belt, etc. and they could have put Yoko in a feud with Luger as the co-main event of Summer Slam 93....

  95. MCull83
    4 muaj më parë

    As a 10 year old kid... I was devastated when Bret lost to Yoko only for Hogan to win in 5 seconds. Utter joke. Bret Hart deserved better. I never really bought into Hogan. I was a Warrior kid, then Bret.

  96. Justin S
    Justin S
    4 muaj më parë

    Non Steroid 1993 Hulk Hogan is just odd to see. The pythons are now garter snakes, brother.

  97. Jare Roken
    Jare Roken
    4 muaj më parë

    I hated this at the time.. another example of “rules” made up on the spot, Hogan gets into a match with Yokozuna, despite the match never being sanctioned by anybody??? The story doesn’t work.

  98. Barry Stewart
    Barry Stewart
    4 muaj më parë

    When Bret tries to use creative control in 97 the WWF title is now a trinket and a toy. Right Bruce Pritchard?

  99. DJ Whitesox
    DJ Whitesox
    4 muaj më parë

    As crazy as it is, this was the era that got me hooked on wrestling. Wrestlemania 9 the first mania I think I watched.

  100. Tom Anderson Cooper
    Tom Anderson Cooper
    4 muaj më parë

    Yokozuna could hardly walk, one of the most overrated “sUpeRsTarS” of all time