Hulk Hogan: The Smackdown Era (2002 - 2003)

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After Hulk Hogan's iconic match with The Rock at WrestleMania X8, it was decided that Hogan should begin a babyface run in the WWF. While the nWo stayed on Raw, Hulk Hogan was moved to Smackdown during the very first WWF Draft. It didn't take long for the Hulkster to put on his classic red and yellow colors as Hulkamania would begin running wild again on the Smackdown brand.
Hulk Hogan was named the number 1 contender for the Undisputed Championship. Triple H vs Hulk Hogan took place at Backlash 2002, and Hulk Hogan rose to the top once again when he became the new Undisputed champion. Hulk defended the belt against the likes of Chris Jericho and Ric Flair, but Hogan's reign came to an end rather abruptly after getting defeated by The Undertaker at Judgment Day. From here, Hulk would begin a rivalry with Kurt Angle and he'd also begin a quite succesful tag team with Edge.
After getting taken out by Brock Lesnar, Hogan returned in 2003 to begin a short feud with The Rock. Rock was now the heel while Hogan was the good guy. After their No Way Out 2003 match, Hulk Hogan's ongoing rivalry with Vince McMahon came to a head at WrestleMania XIX in a match that was billed as "20 years in the making". Mr. America came next, and then, Hogan disappeared from the WWE. This video looks at Hulk's entire Smackdown runs of 2002 and 2003.
00:00 - Hulk Hogan gets drafted to Smackdown
04:08 - Triple H vs Hulk Hogan
06:10 - The Undertaker vs Hulk Hogan
10:32 - Hogan vs Angle / The Edge and Hogan Tag Team
13:37 - Rock vs Hogan II at No Way Out 2003
14:32 - Vince McMahon vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania XIX
17:16 - Hulk Hogan becomes Mr. America
- Much More!
#WWE #Wrestling #Documentary


  1. Sonny
    5 ditë më parë

    I loved the Taker/Hogan buildup. The shenanigans with the bikes gave it a harder feel.

  2. Keith Nain
    Keith Nain
    6 ditë më parë

    Michaels was HILARIOUS the way he made a mockery of Hulk Hogan in the ways that he oversold everyone of his moves! Pay attention to the matches they had and you will laugh at HBK's in ring tactics!

  3. Keith Nain
    Keith Nain
    6 ditë më parë

    I think the bear hug is probably the most useless and unintimidating move Ever! Seeing Hogan get rendered "Unconscious" by a bear hug is deja vu of WCW and that funny Yeti spot!

  4. Keith Nain
    Keith Nain
    6 ditë më parë

    I totally forgot that Edge and Hulk were tag champs. I'm going to have to research it because I don't think it lasted that long and I don't remember if Hogan was ever tag champs with anyone else. If anyone can help me with this please reply.

  5. JM1993951
    10 ditë më parë

    I started watching wrestling in 1998 and never watched WCW, so I was very excited for The NWO in WWF/E. As poorly as it played out, it was surreal. It was one of those moments in wrestling where you feel like a part of history just by watching it happen.

  6. Max Payne fan
    Max Payne fan
    11 ditë më parë

    In my opinion, SmackDown! was Hogan's show during the brand split. Hogan was the face of the SmackDown! brand. What SmackDown! is to Hogan what RAW is to Stone Cold.

  7. Jason Petty
    Jason Petty
    13 ditë më parë

    Saw one of the last appearances at a Smackdown Show in Tupelo, MS

  8. The Daniel Drew
    The Daniel Drew
    15 ditë më parë

    Man F HHH

  9. Jim Tuner
    Jim Tuner
    15 ditë më parë

    Mr. America was not Hulk Hogan.

  10. Outlaw Rip-off artist
    Outlaw Rip-off artist
    16 ditë më parë

    Never forget nostalgia is a strong drug.

  11. Beastly Reviews
    Beastly Reviews
    16 ditë më parë

    This is actually my second favorite iteration of Hogan. He looked amazing, he was humble, and his promos were generally less cartoonish and more real. I wish he'd retired after Wrestlemania 19. His legacy would be MUCH better remembered if he had disappeared after Wrestlemania 19.

  12. Mehmed
    16 ditë më parë

    AKA the last hulkamania run. i actually liked it, even tho hogans is POS to the wrestling biz.

  13. La Capone
    La Capone
    16 ditë më parë

    Jerico, Hogan, Undertaker, the Rock, edge Sheesh the star power man

  14. 308328928
    17 ditë më parë

    Hogan was on borrowed time and looked too old

  15. BIG T
    BIG T
    17 ditë më parë

  16. Talia al Ghul
    Talia al Ghul
    17 ditë më parë

    Triple H was fanboying when he saw Hogan when he was doing that promo with him. You can see it in HHH's eyes.

  17. Captain Calculus
    Captain Calculus
    17 ditë më parë

    I think Hogan actually had back surgery in the break between Lesner and Jan 2003. He's had a couple of vertebrae fused.

  18. Randy Leon
    Randy Leon
    18 ditë më parë

    can you do Trish stratus?? please!!! :)

    1. ZCS
      13 ditë më parë

      If she’d let me

  19. CHman712
    18 ditë më parë

    My favorite hogan match is the one against lesnar.

  20. Adam Watson
    Adam Watson
    18 ditë më parë

    The undertaker was Also not in very good shape at the time of the Match with Hogan. Taker was pretty overweight at that point.

  21. Joshua Hairston
    Joshua Hairston
    18 ditë më parë

    Wow I don’t remember hhh with that title

  22. TheSurge
    18 ditë më parë

    Hulk became a BIG Star in WWE, not in AWA.

  23. JakeTheFakeReal
    18 ditë më parë

    They should have had a Hogan impersonator play Mr. America for a night to “prove” that he wasn’t Hulk by having the two stand next to each other

  24. SONNET with Phil Arnold
    SONNET with Phil Arnold
    19 ditë më parë

    I liked Hogan but I never Understood why he was so Popular? Great stuff Bro

  25. Dimensions
    19 ditë më parë

    New theme music?

  26. Rice Cooker
    Rice Cooker
    20 ditë më parë

    lol the lie detector segment was one of the greatest in wwe history

  27. Decky
    20 ditë më parë

    Reported and blocked for saying triple h should have held the title longer lol

  28. jonathan Highsmith
    jonathan Highsmith
    20 ditë më parë

    The hogan selling era

  29. Gussys Video Game Videos
    Gussys Video Game Videos
    20 ditë më parë

    Man he is moving in slow motion though lemme tell ya

  30. ScottyDukesMusic
    20 ditë më parë

    I went to an MSG house show in 02, saw Hogan wrestle Undertaker. The reaction Hogan got at the Garden was off the charts. Fond memories of this period.

    1. Amd2020
      13 ditë më parë

      Who won?

  31. Matthew Urban
    Matthew Urban
    20 ditë më parë

    Poor hogan having to put over talent that hadn't been in the spotlight for 30 years

  32. ً
    20 ditë më parë

    Hulk Hogan was kind of cancer in the 2000s, still politicking to go over more deserving guys.

  33. Edgar Agüilar
    Edgar Agüilar
    20 ditë më parë

    That Wrestlemania match between Vince and Hogan was really freaking good

  34. Jack Carraway
    Jack Carraway
    21 ditë më parë

    Hogan getting the belt again is fine for old times sake. But his singles matches should have been exclusively on PPV.

  35. RicoLen1
    21 ditë më parë

    I've been watching wrestling regularly since WM8 and off and on since WM3 when I was about 8. I was in college on the west coast during the Monday Night Wars and attended the Nitro parties personally every week to watch an east coast feed of Nitro followed by a west coast feed of Raw. I've seen just about everything from the late 80s on. Never in my life have I heard an ovation like the ones Hogan got after Wrestlemania 18 when he turned babyface. One episode of Smackdown show Hogan come to the ring to cut a quick promo, and the crowd drowned him out every time he started to talk. Hogan was so overwhelmed by it, he broke down into tears and the crowd got even louder, they went to commercial break, and when they came back the crowd was still going. Hogan didn't even know what to do. Since then the edits have quieted the crowd down a lot, cut out a lot, and made it appear like Hogan was goading the audience and faking his tears to milk the crowd, but that was NOT how it happened. Hulkamania ran wild on Hogan that night. Had Hogan just gone away and never done much of anything again after his run on Smackdown he would likely still be the biggest name in pro-wrestling history.

  36. The Treklosopher
    The Treklosopher
    21 ditë më parë

    The Lesnar match was absolute horseshit.

  37. Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith
    21 ditë më parë

    Yoo... Standing in front of another man talking trash WHILE ripping a shirt off. Classic Hogan

  38. Bane Basara
    Bane Basara
    21 ditë më parë

    Dude, you REALLY deserve a lot of credit for making these videos. We appreciate everything you do more than you can imagine and more than we can put to words. Don't ever have any doubts of what you are doing is anything but appreciated! Thank you! Continue!!! Please!

  39. KEWL V1C
    KEWL V1C
    21 ditë më parë

    Dude, Hogans matches against Angle were amazing! Should’ve talked about them more. Sure it’s easy to just say Angle carried the whole thing, but give Hogan credit for putting on his work boots and being able to hang with Angle at his age.

  40. joel britton
    joel britton
    21 ditë më parë

    It's so sad how far wrestling has fallen since then.

  41. Jj L
    Jj L
    21 ditë më parë

    I stopped watching around this time. Wasn’ a fan of the split brands and hogan winning the belt just made the whole thing seem like a joke.

  42. darq Chason
    darq Chason
    22 ditë më parë

    2002 - 2007 in wrestling really wasn't great. This is my opinion. I have watched 1985 or so to 2021...

  43. Hoffanheim
    22 ditë më parë

    Finally you will talk about the HBK vs Hogan Match can‘t wait🙌🏾

  44. Eric Wollam
    Eric Wollam
    22 ditë më parë

    Mr. America will always be one of my favorite WWE gimmicks of all time, brother.

  45. Damien Bottomley
    Damien Bottomley
    22 ditë më parë

    Am I the only wrestling fan that hates this guy also thanks for the uploads

  46. Mamba24 Forever
    Mamba24 Forever
    22 ditë më parë

    I never really cared for Hogan after he left NWO in 2002 I mean as a teenager at the time his run was decent but was short lived

  47. Mrs Voorhees
    Mrs Voorhees
    22 ditë më parë

    Hulk Hogan is the greatest ever in wrestling. Hulk is my son Jason's favorite wrestler too.

  48. Sky Blaze
    Sky Blaze
    22 ditë më parë

    Vince had Hogan lose so much due to leaving for WCW not that hard to see

  49. Amari’s Gaming World
    Amari’s Gaming World
    22 ditë më parë

    What ya gonna do brother because hulkmania is running wild on youuuuuuuuuuu

  50. Jose 1
    Jose 1
    22 ditë më parë

    Wrestling Bios Intro is legittttttt

  51. Randyman Maximus
    Randyman Maximus
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan had a good run here. He wasn't in control backstage so he didn't win all the time but he still had a good run.

  52. LofiBoy 733
    LofiBoy 733
    23 ditë më parë

    Happy New Years

  53. Robert Harris
    Robert Harris
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan was the truth around this time he shouldn’t have won the title but other then that this run was pretty good

  54. pearljam619
    23 ditë më parë

    At Mania 18 he was untouchable! The hottest wrestler on the planet. The ovations he got at RAW and Smackdown after Mania are unforgettable. He might not be everyone’s cup of tea but Hogan put WWF on the map, made the Attitude boom of the late 90s. He just needs to stay away and enjoy his retirement.

  55. Justin Rodriguez
    Justin Rodriguez
    23 ditë më parë

    I’m interested in a Wrestling Bios Taz Video🔥

  56. Mark Wakefield
    Mark Wakefield
    23 ditë më parë

    I always thought mr America was Mark Henry

  57. Gerald Thundur JR
    Gerald Thundur JR
    23 ditë më parë

    Another awesome video. Thank you for the upload.

  58. Barnaby Lowe
    Barnaby Lowe
    23 ditë më parë

    I was 14 when this was all going on and I just didn’t get hulk at all. I was used to Triple H, the Undertaker Austin and Rock for so long it just felt so dated. The attire everything was old plus his wrestling was dire. It wasn’t until I got older I kind of got it all

  59. J Smith
    J Smith
    23 ditë më parë

    I remember I was 11 years old watching Smackdown during this era. This man literally stood in the ring about to cut a promo.. and he couldn’t start talking because the crowd wouldn’t stop cheering, they were going INSANE just from his presence. It was the biggest show of love and respect I’ve ever seen in wrestling. It’s legit lasted about 10 minutes. I’ve never seen anything like that since. That’s a superstar

  60. Ryan Wilson
    Ryan Wilson
    23 ditë më parë

    6'7. Yet same size as Lesnar. 😂

  61. Amr Savage
    Amr Savage
    23 ditë më parë


  62. Thomas SalaS
    Thomas SalaS
    23 ditë më parë

    Fun fact that everyone knows but the undertaker's first champion win was against hulk hogan

  63. Yoseph Yisrael
    Yoseph Yisrael
    23 ditë më parë

    You should change wrestling bios to HOGAN/MICHAELS CHANNEL

  64. Tiger
    23 ditë më parë

    You gotta appreciate with hulk Hogan it's never boring

  65. Vicsongwriter
    23 ditë më parë

    Triple H is trash, he never should have headlined any WrestleMAnia or gone over for the title there while Rock and Stone Cold we’re still on the roster full time

  66. Gc Gc
    Gc Gc
    23 ditë më parë

    Hulk doesn't rule, this channel does, brother.

  67. DonBuster
    23 ditë më parë

    Very nicely covered... I love yoir videos

  68. whobitmyname
    23 ditë më parë

    1:07 I think we all know Terry Bollea has never and will never carry bags.

  69. John Dunning
    John Dunning
    23 ditë më parë

    This wwe run he gave a tiny little bit back to the business by doing jobs.... Only just though brother

  70. Ian Zellick
    Ian Zellick
    23 ditë më parë

    Why is Mr. America in a Hulk Hogan video? He was clearly an accountant from New Jersey

  71. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    23 ditë më parë

    Mr America is not hulk hogan

  72. AupAub 116
    AupAub 116
    23 ditë më parë

    I’ll probably get hate here and gladly take it lol, but Kidman and Hogan should have restarted their feud during Hogan and Vince feud not Sean O’hare

  73. Wayne Doyle
    Wayne Doyle
    23 ditë më parë

    thanks for vids WB should work for WWE , your bios are fantastic !!!!!

    1. Tiger
      23 ditë më parë

      His videos are too real and cover the stuff wwe wants to erase

  74. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    23 ditë më parë

    Should of retired after this run

  75. corkscrewfoley
    23 ditë më parë

    Fake news here, brother, but Mr. America IS NOT Hulk Hogan. 😉😎

  76. Sean Stevens
    Sean Stevens
    23 ditë më parë

    What is the song that is the classic WWF theme music that plays in a lot of these videos?

  77. Derek Azyan
    Derek Azyan
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan actually jobbed in this era 🤷‍♂️

  78. Heel Spawn
    Heel Spawn
    23 ditë më parë

    He looked like a walking hotdog 🌭

  79. Atroz7
    23 ditë më parë

    “Vince says he’s going to milk Hulkamania for as much money as he can” . Truer words have never been spoken

  80. William
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan was awesome, match quality is overrated. Give me the Hulkerster any day of the week

  81. Steven Gelling
    Steven Gelling
    23 ditë më parë

    Great video as always. But how can you not use that image of a bloodied McMahon peeping over the ring at WM?! 😂 Lots of people rip on the Mr America stuff but Ioved it!

  82. Ajeet Singh
    Ajeet Singh
    23 ditë më parë

    Please cover Hulk Hogan work in Japan.

  83. Feng Vang
    Feng Vang
    23 ditë më parë

    This was my era. 2002-2005

  84. SZEAG
    23 ditë më parë

    Hulk the racist

  85. Shin Chan
    Shin Chan
    23 ditë më parë

    5:03 the amount of roids is unquantifiable here

  86. Pedro Gomes
    Pedro Gomes
    23 ditë më parë

    Kane looked like a clown in that Rock&Hogan segment

  87. Ukyo82
    23 ditë më parë

    I totally disagree with you about Hogan's title. Hulk was deserve title, he was most over guy in that period and title consolidate his return.

  88. Divine Ricks
    Divine Ricks
    23 ditë më parë

    Around this time to me hogan main feud in 2002-2003 was really Vince McMahon....even tho he had small feuds with Rock,taker,triple h angle and Brock his major feud was with vince

  89. Richterdgf
    23 ditë më parë

    I really enjoyed the red and yellow Hollywood Hulk Hogan run. The crowd went absolutely nuclear when Voodoo Child started to play in the arena. It’s something you really had to see for yourself.

  90. epicgb
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan was in great shape at 50

  91. Joey Gandy
    Joey Gandy
    23 ditë më parë

    Your videos are the highlight of my week and I love your work keep doing what you do braddah

  92. GS Esquire
    GS Esquire
    23 ditë më parë

    I remember how surreal it was to see a fued between Hogan and Taker in 2002.

  93. Bryan Mack
    Bryan Mack
    23 ditë më parë

    It was cool seeing Hogan work with a lot of Attitude era a kid in 2002, I thought it’d never happen

  94. Jale Loiti
    Jale Loiti
    23 ditë më parë

    Great content

  95. Bobbywoodhogan
    23 ditë më parë

    This is actually one of my favourite Hogan runs, the feud & match with Vince was brilliant

  96. @da_king
    23 ditë më parë

    Wait, so judging by the video, the Hulk and Vince feud was planted in 2002 already?

  97. Raven Sorrow
    Raven Sorrow
    23 ditë më parë

    omg the smark thinks HH shouldn't have got the so surprised. what an IDIOT

  98. Legend Man
    Legend Man
    23 ditë më parë

    After all those years in WCW Hogan had creative control so never had to do the job if he didn't want to, Vince was like screw that your jobbing to all my top guys

  99. salina ember
    salina ember
    23 ditë më parë

    I started my wrestling journey around 96-97 with WWF so when Hulk Hogan showed up in the early 2000s, it was exciting for me seeing what he was all about. Keep in mind, I didn't watch WCW in the 90s. It was so very interesting seeing him in the ring with the current superstars I was familiar with. Loved his showdowns with the likes of Brock and Angle. Good run. Some might argue his BEST wrestling run of all time. Oh and Vince proved why he's the best damn heel we've ever seen.

  100. Valentina the savior Shevchenko
    Valentina the savior Shevchenko
    23 ditë më parë

    Chris Jericho was the first undisputed champion and wasn't even in the conversation for title he got lucky the first time