Hulk Hogan More Famous Than The Rock?, Dixie Carter Poses Interesting Question

AZCenter.com has an interesting article online, highlighting comments made by Dixie Cater to BANG Showbiz. Below is an excerpt, featuring the quotes attributed to Dixie:

“He (Hulk) is bigger than any brand, company, name – he is synonymous with wrestling and is probably one of the most recognizable faces or figures on the entire planet. Name me someone who is alive today who’d be more recognizable in any corner of the world? In places like Africa and Asia, or if you were walking in Thailand? Princess Diana or Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley maybe? But they aren’t even with us anymore. The Rock?”

“Well, if you are walking in a village in Africa would people know who The Rock was? I think his film work has been outstanding. I’m a huge fan of The Rock, I think he is phenomenal, but would that happen?”

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  • http://twitter.com/StephenSnel23 Stephen

    She does bring up a good point. I think it would be close tho. Give it a couple more years and The Rock will overtake Hogan. But if she’s comparing who’s helping out their company more with their popoularity now, then she’s bat sh*t crazy

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

    Ok, I think Dixie has went off her rocker. Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but she is saying that he is bigger than ANY company, name, or brand today. Sorry, but he is not bigger than Coke, I will bet anyone that the little pop demon Justin Bieber is just as recognizable as he is, and that people still associate HH with WWE. He’s a very famous celebrity, and for sure is known worldwide, but the Rock is very quickly hitting that same level of notarity.

    • http://twitter.com/StephenSnel23 Stephen

      I think she may be referring to wrestling companies? Maybe? That’s how I took it.

    • GODSENT68

      The Rock is more known off his films alone. His shittiest movie probably grossed more than all HH combined.lol My mom isn’t a warning fan and she tuned in to watch the rock return on raw for WM 27, she didn’t even know Hogan was even still around til 3 months ago. SN: So since he’s bigger than any company isn’t she putting down her own company???

  • H-Dawg

    I was in Africa April 2012 and the kids who were in the village I stayed in knew who the Rock was. They all went around this guy’s house and watched bootleg wwe stuff, I assume they knew the rock as they kept on doing the “Just Bring It” Beckoning with the hand and attempted to do something that looked like the people’s eyebrow.

  • Brad

    As far as wrestlers go, Dixie is correct about Hogan. He is and has been an international star for going on 3 decades now. Too many people seem to forget wrestling history. Here’s a refresher: without Hogan WWE would not be the WWE UNIVERSE. He is the guy that allowed Vince McMahon to transform his father’s wrestling territory into the multi-national conglomerate that it is today. The Rock played a role in WWE history, but so did Austin, HHH, Michaels, Cena (unfortunately), Hart, and the Undertaker to name a few. Without Hogan though, most of these guys would have ever ended up in WWE, because Hogan made professional wrestling go from a taboo in society, to the most watched program on television period!!! Ric Flair and Bruno Sammartino are the only other names that anyone can say in the same sentence as Hulk Hogan with respect to wrestling importance.

  • 1molly23

    HH might be bigger than the Rock in some people’s eyes, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. But, Hulk Hogan is probably also dumber than a rock too. He’s brought nothing but the use of his name to TNA. He brings nothing to the table other than his family and friends to the payroll. Dixie Carter ought to pay some attention to these life-sucking people. Whether she likes it or not – HH, Eric Bischoff, and that whole crew are there for the paychecks.

  • Chris

    First off, because of his movies The Rock is far more recognizable than Hogan. Also, Michael Jordan tops Hogan by miles.

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    I just have to bring up Hogan’s look. He’s run with the same haircut and face fur for so many years that he’s recognizable because of it. The Rock has a less obscure look than Hogan, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised that Hogan would be more recognizable worldwide. Add in the fact that Hogan has been at this a lot longer than The Rock has, and he was a huge part of the explosion of professional wrestling across the planet, and you have someone who is extremely recognizable.

    I think Dixie has put more faith in Hogan than she should have for the overall well being of TNA, and because of that believes he’s greater than he is because she seems to believe all he says, even when he’s bashing her and TNA in the media.

  • Sleepwalkers Awakening

    The Rock doesn’t try to play matyr like Hogan does. Dixie smokes to much crack to think that Hogan is relevant in any way. Hogan became popular in the AWA and when things went to shit their, he left and went to the WWF where Vince exploited him more than any other wrestler. It could have easily been with anybody else but he chose Hogan and sadly he still thinks he means as much as he did during that time and the WCW days. His ideology is backwards and there’s’ been no real progression since he’s took over. Even though we got to see Roode be champion longer than anyone else, it was Hogan that didn’t see fit that he was good enough to be Angle as BFG then Aries became champ which was a nice change but not to long they gave the belt back to Hardy as a form of redemption, not to mention it was also helped hm not re-sign with WWE. While we get a new champion in Bully, the entire A&8′s angle is repetitive. Now because Hogan doesn’t see fit to anyone else being capable to be being champion, he makes 50 year Sting become number 1 contender for the 20th time and probably champion again. Anyone that thinks Hogan is bigger than Rock is as ignorant as Dixie is. His name hasn’t garnered any ratings increase, the only thing it’s given is a bigger paycheck then the majority of the roster along with filling his already bigger than life ego but that’s not enough he has to come on tv every week to make it seem his presence is making the company better. Stop being SHEEPLE and think for yourself. When fans know what they are getting is complete bs and stop watching then Panda will pull the money they literally sinking into the company and they’ll fall like WCW did.

    For any of those so called Hogan fans that still believe he’s not as meaningless as he is now all you have to do is look who’s watching and who’s not. Didn’t the ratings and buy rates go up in WWE during Rock brief stint? Even though I didn’t agree on Vince basically making him champion, atleast it made more people want to watch. Can you Hogan fans say that? How many more people as Hogan gained in viewership? Did he help TNA get more ppv buy? Very doubtful. I’m sure they’ll be someone who’ll make some excuse for Hogan because their delusional that Hulkamania still believing it’s running wild brother.

    • GODSENT68

      You had me at she smokes too much crack lol

    • GODSENT68

      And now that I read the rest, dear nail this was hammer

  • http://www.facebook.com/LifeofASociopath Brandon Warner

    This is not even a contest as movies will trump wrestling everyday of the week. Has Hogan done more for professional wrestling? Absolutely. But he is in no way the star that The Rock is. Even the haters in the locker room of WWE will acknowledge that he is by far the biggest star that the business has ever produced. There was a time when he would be in a movie and it was because he was a wrestler. Now he is THE action star in Hollywood. Let’s put it like this; He is in a position where turning down Transformers 4 is actually a GOOD career move.

  • Grizzly Bear

    Well this explains why two old goofs were able to chase away Aces and Eights with a baseball bat and mean stare.

  • Smart Mark

    The Rock is clearly more known because he has more Twitter followers. Its all about the Twitter followers lol