Hulk Hogan Reveals Which Opponent Used To Actually Scare Him

Hulk Hogan recently took part in a five-minute interview with BBC, in which he discussed how much of wrestling is choreographed, his iconic look, and more. In the following quote, he responds to being asked if he’s ever been scared about getting into the ring:

“Yeah, I’ve been really scared – Andre the Giant. Andre the Giant beat me up for the first eight years every day and I used to puke on the way to the ring before I got to the building, I was so nervous. Then we became friends, and after eight years, he started to like me.”

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  • Mark

    He'd have scared me to with that crazy afroo and being 7FT 500 pounds. still cant believe Hogan lifted him over is head. MAD

  • Dom

    Nahh, Mark, that happens all the time nowadays, especially with Cena around.

  • Hoops

    Hogan never lifted Andre over his head…he body slammed him,but never pressed him above his head. Hogan was big…but I wouldnt say he was THAT strong….EVER

    • Mike

      To hear Hogan tell the tale nowadays, Andre was nine feet tall, weighed seven tons, and Hogan swung him by his ankle and launched him to the moon, in front of seven million people.

    • gpturbo81

      24" pythons brother!

  • Sean Mooney

    Did Warrior ever body press Andre? I could have sworn I saw a picture of him pressing Andre in a WWE magazine when I was a kid, but I'd never seen it since.

    • havoc525

      Simple answer, HELL no.

    • Gary

      Warrior could hardly lift Hogan, let alone Andre. Lesnar was a beast! he used to toss Big Show around like a rag doll!

      • Dave Barton

        Andre was slammed by Warrior. You can YouTube it.

  • Bigbdawg

    Any decent sized wrestler could have body slammed Andre if Andre let them like he did hogan body slam him against his will that would be impressive

    • Bruno

      You think CM punk can bodyslam Andre?

  • Lawrence

    Harley Race slammed Andre in the 70's.

    • Dave Barton

      There’s an Andre the Giant bodyslam compilation on YouTube of every (known) videotaped slam anyone every got on Andre…well, everyone who Andre allowed to slam him.

      One that I know for fact slammed Andre, but with no video cameras, is Masked Superstar. No reason he’d lie either, Andre was godfather to one of his daughters.

  • http://http//www.linkedin.com/in/stockphoto Tarikh

    Yes true, Warrior did slam Andre. Furthermore Yokozuna was heavier and he was slammed by Hogan, Luger, Taker and maybe some others.