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Subj: Hulk Hogan was the most marketable and easily promotable wrestler of the era,
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 02:48:17 am EDT (Viewed 6 times)
Reply Subj: Rather boringly, my favorite was Hulk Hogan.
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 06:51:44 pm EDT (Viewed 134 times)

What's sad is that back when there was a steroid investigation as I recall Hogan could have turned states evidence against Vince McMahon and really rocked the industry to its knees. If memory serves though a deal was cut so that he could leave NWO and return to WWF/WWE.

Still, he is one person who could likely still expose many dirty secrets of the industry. Also as I recall, Brett Hart has things to say after what happened to his brother and the "Montreal Screwjob" as it is known. I'd love to see some "tell all" books that reveal the big secrets much like books that exposed the steroids in baseball.

Do a Google search sometime for all the wrestlers from the 80's to now and see how many are dead and what got them. The majority died at rather young ages from serious health problems, liver, heart, etc.

Macho Man/Randy Savage had heart failure and died while driving his vehicle.
Junk Yard Dog was a car accident as I recall
Big John Stud: major health issues
Rick Rude: heart attack
Elizabeth Hurley: drug overdose

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