Hulk Hogan - The Final WCW Days

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Hulk Hogan’s storied WCW career came to an end after Bash at the Beach 2000. Hulk Hogan was scheduled to face WCW Champion Jeff Jarrett for the title, and Jarrett lay down for Hogan. Vince Russo, the head of WCW creative at the time, tossed the WCW championship into the ring and Hulk Hogan left the arena as champion. Vince Russo returned to the ring, and he cut a scathing promo on Hulk Hogan where it was declared that Hogan would never been seen in a WCW ring again.
Bash at the Beach 2000, Vince Russo, and the whole Hulk Hogan situation was one of the more curious wrestling stories of the year. While Russo claims that Hogan and Eric Bischoff were in on the storyline and the whole thing was a “worked shoot”, Hogan and Bischoff beg to differ. The whole Bash at the Beach situation ended up in the courtroom, and Hulk Hogan hired lawyers in an attempt to sue WCW for defamation, breach of contract, lost income and more. In a rare instance of a wrestling storyline ending up in a real court, it became increasingly clear that everyone involved had “worked themselves into a shoot”.
The whole Russo vs Hogan saga is covered in this video, along with Hogan’s WCW run in the year 2000. Hulk Hogan became part of the “Millionaires Club”, a faction of WCW veterans who feuded with the “New Blood”. Of note was Hogan’s rivalry with Billy Kidman and the on-screen falling out of Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan.

Topics and matches include:
00:00 - Hogan returns to feud with Flair & Luger
04:41 - The Hogan vs Kidman feud
10:17 - Bash at the Beach 2000
14:50 - Russo and Hogan go to court
- Much more!
#WCW #Wrestling #Documentary


  1. Tiberio Saraceno
    Tiberio Saraceno
    Ditë më parë

    Scathing language directed at the man who made wrestling successful in the Attitude Era. tsk tsk

  2. Rpz P
    Rpz P
    Ditë më parë

    Then Hulk came back to WWE and became champion again, had a match with the Rock. So I guess Hulk still ran wild and Russo was out of work.... Most of the young stars were all trash with only a few exceptions.

  3. James Harris
    James Harris
    2 ditë më parë

    Wrestlemania 18 ya mean

  4. Welsh-Cymru158
    3 ditë më parë

    Hulk Hogan is a douche but theres no denying that he was a huge draw in his prime

  5. Mitch
    7 ditë më parë

    I think if Russo had been given complete free reign of WCW, he may have done alright. He was in an impossible situation. Had he had free reign with the same result, then it was all his fault

  6. Keith Nain
    Keith Nain
    8 ditë më parë

    Hogan vs Rock at wrestlemania 17? Wasn't it Rock vs Stone Cold?

  7. CLuv
    8 ditë më parë

    His real name is not Hulk Hogan, and Russo was talking smack to Hogan, so can Terry really sue over that

  8. Michael Luordo
    Michael Luordo
    8 ditë më parë

    According to Bischoff the plan was to have Hogan win the belt, leave WCW in disgust with the title, and go home for 2-3 months while a epic tournament takes place to crown a new world champion where in the finals he’d make his return as the “Real Champion”. This was Eric Bischoff’s idea that ultimately got green lighted over the plan that Russo wanted to do Russo wanted Hogan to put over Jarrett.

  9. Square Pickle
    Square Pickle
    10 ditë më parë

    It's not "backstage politics" when he has a contract allowing him to use creative control... God I hate wrestling marks. 🤦🏼‍♂️

  10. Cartyr DeYager
    Cartyr DeYager
    10 ditë më parë

    I find it impossible that fans were getting tired of flair vs Hogan

  11. Isaac Wilson
    Isaac Wilson
    10 ditë më parë

    The cheap pyramid cosmetically flash because bumper ectrodactyly whisper vice a dynamic trick. elegant, natural french

  12. Christian White
    Christian White
    11 ditë më parë

    heres what you shouldve this time the Sting crow gimmick was losing make Bret Hart a babyface and bury the nwo for good

  13. Christian White
    Christian White
    11 ditë më parë

    Him and Nash ran WCW into the ground. Meanwhile stars like Rey Mysterio, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Big Show, etc. had successfully made it in WWE

  14. undertakerz fanz
    undertakerz fanz
    11 ditë më parë

    Billy Kidman's nose is creepy

  15. Cappy 22
    Cappy 22
    12 ditë më parë

    Kidman in the flock was the best Kidman

  16. Plexpara
    14 ditë më parë

    when hogan turned heel i was like "YYEAAA" he needed that so hard for his career at this time.

  17. wuyi wolf
    wuyi wolf
    18 ditë më parë

    can you do a video on why 98-2000 WCW venues were so smoky/foggy?

  18. James Weikel
    James Weikel
    18 ditë më parë

    Lol hogan's interviews made me laugh after this "they didn't have any plans for me they didn't take my ideas or get to know me" bitch get your creative control out of here you helped destroy wcw

  19. jermaine morton
    jermaine morton
    19 ditë më parë

    What you gonna do brother Hogan comes to ruin wrestling for you

  20. Edgar Agüilar
    Edgar Agüilar
    19 ditë më parë

    I had forgotten Billy Kidman existed lol

  21. Donald lamar
    Donald lamar
    20 ditë më parë

    I’ve heard this before I just think to many of the old guys didn’t like what Russo was doin because wow jus wanted to push wwe old guys wcw needed something new

  22. Dan Smith
    Dan Smith
    23 ditë më parë

    Hogan vs. Kidman was ... STUPID!

  23. Christopher Evans
    Christopher Evans
    24 ditë më parë

    Russo, BisOff, & Hogan was the cancer that destroyed WCW from the Inside out because of their egos! WWE just sit back & watch the beginning of the end!

  24. Tom Chorak
    Tom Chorak
    24 ditë më parë

    14:35 sweet-ass shot of a fanny pack worn by a male human.

  25. GranTyrant
    24 ditë më parë

    Top 5 worst on screen characters EVER: Claire Lynch Ed Ferrara/Oklahoma Vince Russo Mark Madden Dixie Carter

  26. GranTyrant
    24 ditë më parë

    Man, Torrie Wilson....omg!!!!

  27. Paul Marriott
    Paul Marriott
    26 ditë më parë

    6:30 Unless I'm mistaken I'm pretty sure it was Kevin Nash's limo, not Hogan's.

  28. xXArmchair_Dragon_GamingXx
    26 ditë më parë

    Great video. From what I saw/heard Hogan wanted to do a storyline with Booker T, revolving around the WCW World title. Kind of like they did with the two Intercontinental titles in WWF/E with HBK and Scott Hall when he was Razor Ramon. And it probably could have worked, but Hogan had other ideas on what was going to happen, while Russo had his own. I just want to know who thought it was a good idea to hire Vince Russo and let him have total creative control in the first place? He had some good ideas, but a lot of it was poor execution. IMO, WCW had one too damn many stables. And I agree, the company needed new life because you can only watch Hogan vs. Flair, Sting vs. Hogan, yadda yadda yadda so many times before you get sick of it.

  29. Joshua Waldorf
    Joshua Waldorf
    27 ditë më parë

    TNA did better with the veterans and the young talent storyline. The MEM vs TNA Originals. Along with other stables at the time.

  30. Justin Nardine
    Justin Nardine
    27 ditë më parë

    Intro music 🎶 ✅🏌🏿‍♂️🔥

  31. Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt
    28 ditë më parë

    Eric Bischoff? More like Eric Bitchoff!

  32. Chris Pierce
    Chris Pierce
    29 ditë më parë

    It's called sports entertainment for a reason so why this video when it was all because Vince bought them out. Lol

  33. Anthony Montenaro
    Anthony Montenaro
    29 ditë më parë

    Hogan , all hype , no talent ! ,,, Goldberg had more moves than hogan ,,, Hell! , Golddust had more moves than hogan.

  34. Blood Eagle
    Blood Eagle
    Muaj më parë

    Hogan took ofence......for things that were true🥴🤪

  35. Kere
    Muaj më parë

    Don't feel an ounce of pity for a bunch of grown men crybabies. But what I do care about is the reminder from this video on how DAMN FINE Kimberly Page was, give us a video on her just so she can be on screen for longer.

  36. Todd Lynch
    Todd Lynch
    Muaj më parë

    7:21 wtf is he wearing here?

  37. bubbacalling
    Muaj më parë

    Why was Vince Russo even on tv? Terrible on-screen character.

  38. A L
    A L
    Muaj më parë

    Probably my favorite wrestler ever. I know he gets a lot of flack from "smart" fans for not putting people over, but the man pushed wrestling to new heights TWICE. He was doing something right - even for all his faults. Hulkamania pushed wrestling to the mainstream and, had it not been for that, a lot of people would have never been turned on to wrestling. Second, the nWo made wrestling "cool" again after it had gotten stale. He was the right guy for that role. Another thing is that his match with the Rock at WrestleMania 18 had one of (if not THE) hottest crowd ever and he didn't need to do anything in the match to get a reaction. Late term WCW was not a place for him. It had a small group of big stars, but was full of guys that weren't even close to being on their level. The pushes for all the younger talent felt so forced on me when I was watching it. I'm like, "Okay, now Kidman's a star? And he's on the same level as Hulk Hogan? Right..." Anyway, thanks for reading. Just wanted to put my two cents in. I think he's fantastic, but he doesn't work in every situation.

  39. John T. Campbell
    John T. Campbell
    Muaj më parë

    Box of Rogaine: **exists** Hulk Hogan: 'That doesn't work for me, brother!!"

  40. Stuart Damien
    Stuart Damien
    Muaj më parë

    Everything Russo said was true though, Hogan may have been popular among the kiddies but he was a terrible wrestler, carried by better wrestlers, look at both of his outings with Ultimate Warrior. Both of these 2 couldn't tell a decent story in the ring they each needed a better wrestler to carry them through a match, Never in wrestling history has a man with so little talent been handed so much

  41. John Garza
    John Garza
    Muaj më parë

    I like Russo as a person I follow him on Twitter he seems like a fun loving family man but that man should never be given keys to a wrestling castle again as long as he lives. Stay out of the business. Get that dude away from it and he’s a cool guy

  42. david lewis
    david lewis
    Muaj më parë

    @5:25 Okay, here's what I never got. Russo wants to push the younger talent who have been 'held back' by the older stars. Why cast the younger talent as the heels? And I am alone in thinking it should have been Mike Awesome in the feud with Hogan?

  43. Stoneman180190
    Muaj më parë

    One of the only things Russo did right was getting rid of Hulk Hogan. Hogan had already long worn out his welcome in the company and took them for all they were worth at that point. Heel, face or tweener everyone was sick of him and he was no longer a ratings draw either.

  44. Dan N
    Dan N
    Muaj më parë

    There’s two guys where “that doesn’t work for me brother“ didn’t work on. One got fired and the other one is Andre the giant.

  45. David Breen
    David Breen
    Muaj më parë

    I really liked Hulk in 2000 with the ripped vest that said FUNB they should've kept him as that character and not returned him to Hollywood Hogan.

  46. gostate 2014
    gostate 2014
    Muaj më parë

    Hes American Merican

  47. michael l
    michael l
    Muaj më parë

    The use of the ineptitude of Vince Russo was to destroy the WCW, which with simple planning would have still been rocking today. This is what happens when you give idiots too much say in matters such as these.

  48. The Luminous One
    The Luminous One
    Muaj më parë

    How the hell did JJ become a main event guy 😂

  49. Original G-street boy
    Original G-street boy
    Muaj më parë

    Funny how you mentioned Hogan vs the who was supposed to be the new wwf Hogan of the 90s Lugar

  50. Jake Pearl
    Jake Pearl
    Muaj më parë

    Kidman NEVER DESERVED to beat Hogan on ppv

  51. wotevazyo11
    Muaj më parë

    Hogan:But the new blood ain't ready to lead this company Disco inferno:Do I look like a joke to you? Everyone:YES.

  52. Mike Gooner
    Mike Gooner
    Muaj më parë

    Hogan seems like a piece of work

  53. Mister Rhodes
    Mister Rhodes
    Muaj më parë

    The one thing Russo was right about, was that Hogan and his boys were keeping everyone younger and/or smaller than them down. And him ripping bitch Hogan was awesome.

  54. Caber Cabe
    Caber Cabe
    Muaj më parë

    Russo ass kissing much?

  55. ML R
    ML R
    Muaj më parë

    You do AMAZING docs/entertainment mate. Thank you 💕

  56. ML R
    ML R
    Muaj më parë

    True Legend! 💓🙏. I am a HULKERMANIAC!!!! Are you? 🙂

  57. AmericanOdin05
    Muaj më parë


  58. Maple Patriot
    Maple Patriot
    Muaj më parë

    Oh my God... a video with actual live clips.

  59. TheSurge
    Muaj më parë

    Worked yourself into a shoot brother.

  60. JW989
    Muaj më parë

    Don't you see, Hogan wasn't on WCW during the end of 2000-2001. The reason why the numbers went down brother and the company was sold jack.

  61. Mike Gillette
    Mike Gillette
    Muaj më parë

    that situation was both in eric and hulkthat don't work for me brother hogan

    Muaj më parë


  63. Alex M
    Alex M
    Muaj më parë

    They cut some savage promos on each other in wcw if you went into wcw and couldnt talk you were completely screwed.

    Muaj më parë

    Once they were beating RAW they should’ve started building for the future. Instead of looking into the past!

  65. saint tintin
    saint tintin
    Muaj më parë

    who ever gave hogan his contract ruined wcw.

  66. Hassam Ali
    Hassam Ali
    Muaj më parë

    Saying again Hogan killed wcw

  67. Carl L
    Carl L
    Muaj më parë

    Sometimes I don't know which Vince was worse, Russo or McMahon!

  68. somerville99
    Muaj më parë

    Russo cost WCW a fortune defending themselves against Hogan’s lawsuit.

  69. somerville99
    Muaj më parë

    JJ should never have been the champion. He was not a main event guy in my opinion.

  70. Paul Jimerson
    Paul Jimerson
    Muaj më parë

    Gee, Hogan and Russo didn't work out who woulda thunk

  71. James Strevels
    James Strevels
    Muaj më parë

    One of the rare, few times Russo was right about a professional wrestler needing to retire

  72. Sean Patterson
    Sean Patterson
    Muaj më parë

    I'm not even a big Hogan fan but, this is one of the best videos I have seen of yours. Good job!

  73. Secondcitycmpunk
    Muaj më parë

    Some of these claims being made are false I think you should contact Russo hes very accessible he has court documents as proof and maybe he can shed some light into what his ideas were for example with the older talent he didnt want to get rid of them he has said this time and time again his pay was based off ratings in wcw why would he want to get rid of the talent that was drawing at the time.

  74. Zee Slenderman
    Zee Slenderman
    Muaj më parë

    does anyone even liked vine russo back then?

  75. Addem
    Muaj më parë

    Russo was smoking too much crack. Why the hell would Hulk Hogan do a job for Jeff Jarrett???

  76. Rpz P
    Rpz P
    Muaj më parë

    Liz was so sexy.... now not so much lol

  77. Pershad Hall
    Pershad Hall
    Muaj më parë

    Tired the hogan bashing all u internet trolls go to hell!!!

  78. Whiplash Athetos
    Whiplash Athetos
    Muaj më parë

    11:13 You can tell from the expression on his face that he clearly agreed with what Hulk said. This could of been a great match if Russo had stopped being so damn petty.

  79. Hektör Salaz
    Hektör Salaz
    Muaj më parë

    No Hulk videos for a few weeks? "That doesn't work for me Brother."

  80. TrueFighter
    Muaj më parë

    And Wcw belt look the part even wwe used it for years.The winged eagle vs big gold was best days even nwa wcw belt was great

  81. TrueFighter
    Muaj më parë

    From champions like big van Vader Ron Simmons sting and ric flair and Goldberg to David arrquette and Russo him it destroy the prestige of WCW belt

  82. SonicHeroXD
    Muaj më parë

    Supposedly Hogan was originally gonna come back around Halloween Havoc that year to build up a world title unification match at Starrcade between Hogan and Scott Steiner. That sounds like it would've gone south VERY quickly.

  83. NJ Prince
    NJ Prince
    Muaj më parë

    What's you gonna do when my Creative Clause runs wild on you!

  84. Spencer
    Muaj më parë

    This channel fuckin rules!

  85. Joshua Coombs
    Joshua Coombs
    2 muaj më parë

    kidman getting whipped by his girlfriend.............hey wasnt that tortie wilson at that time ???..........i wouldnt be complaining............

  86. Josh Hildreth
    Josh Hildreth
    2 muaj më parë

    If I can't drop the big leg on you brother, then I'm gonna drop 50 lawsuits like Donald Trump brother! Whatcha gonna do WCW when Judge Judy runs wild on you??!!

  87. blachubear
    2 muaj më parë

    Let's face it, as soon as Hogan came to WCW, WCW jumped the shark. It was over.

  88. captain destroyer
    captain destroyer
    2 muaj më parë

    hogan doing a power bomb? i thought he only did tests of strength, body slams, clotheslines, big boot, and the leg drop

  89. Ivory Poet
    Ivory Poet
    2 muaj më parë

    “creative” always putting themselves in the storylines because they have secretly wanted to be “one of the boys”. theres a difference between politics and doing good business. the typical armchair morons know nothing about good business

  90. merciless41582
    2 muaj më parë

    I can't believe Hogan didn't want to drop the belt to Sting at Starrcade 1997 because he felt Sting wasn't in wrestling shape. They built that rilvary and storyline up for almost a year. It was beautifully done, only for WCW to take a big fat piss on it. That was the first domino to fall for WCW. Your biggest homegrown talent, biggest draw, and star vs a WWE homegrown talent, big draw and star, at your biggest pay per view, and you end it like that? It has to be up there with the match that never happened between Flair and Hogan at Wrestlemania 1992.

  91. madant22
    2 muaj më parë

    Will we ever see Vince Russo relevant in AEW or WWE today or in the future 2021?

  92. Tegan Eats Plants
    Tegan Eats Plants
    2 muaj më parë

    11:22 - I mean, should be pretty obvious when we see that this match wasn’t the main event. Under any normal circumstance, the World Title match closes the show, ESPECIALLY if Hogan is in it.

  93. The Creep
    The Creep
    2 muaj më parë

    Looking back I wonder if Hogan sees how ridiculous he was about not losing clean. It’s like he thought the fans didn’t know it was fake. 🤷‍♂️ I think people talk good about HH because he made a lot of money no doubt. His NWO heel run ran out of gas fast.

  94. ꀘꀤꈤꁅ ꎭꍏꌗꍏꀸꍏ
    ꀘꀤꈤꁅ ꎭꍏꌗꍏꀸꍏ
    2 muaj më parë

    It's a work bro....By AOL, everything went according to plan...that night, except that promo, what was such a work that even Easy E, Russo & Hogan didn't know, was the next day when AOL asked Russo if anything had been planned for Hogan, and when Russo said no AOL said "we can't afford him, don't book him."and that's been confirmed by several executives at the time within AOL, after the trial was over because it would've been double jeopardy to sue AOL twice. And Hogan had a guarantee, but without him on TV, pulling most merch it's out of sight out of mind, they didn't have to pay him any extra besides the guarantee.

  95. GrayFox8983
    2 muaj më parë

    Bruhhhh "There's a lot of Hulk Hogan on this channel, and he isn't even using his creative control to make me do it." I DIED XDD

  96. terry autry
    terry autry
    2 muaj më parë

    people actually think Hogan ran from bret hart i saw a match between the two on a youtube video. it was a tag match that happened in the 80s and hogan was wearing white trunks. he beat bret hart and neidhart lol

  97. Brian Lawrence
    Brian Lawrence
    2 muaj më parë


  98. Magic Kirin
    Magic Kirin
    2 muaj më parë

    It's obvious Russo went into business for himself

  99. hvd iv
    hvd iv
    2 muaj më parë

    I think these were wcw's best times looking back and seeing what a joke wrestling is today. This was the way to go out.

  100. Muldoonza
    2 muaj më parë

    Its weird but I agree with Russo on not having Hogan on top. WCW needed fresh faces on top but Hogan's gotta Hogan