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Mr. Hogan goes to Washington?


By MR.X
Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan has gotten so big for his britches, he wants to fill out an even bigger pair of drawers -- the President of the United States.

Hogan officially announced on The Tonight Show Thursday night that he would retire from wrestling to make a presidential run for 2000.

Sounds like another wrestling gimmick, right?

Remember, that's what they said about Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, turned governor of Minnesota.

Hogan stopped short of saying he would never wrestle again, but if this is a work, it's certainly being done well.

Word is the WCW is not happy with Hogan's lack of appeal recently and has now given much of its booking clout to Nash.

If you needed any evidence of Hogan's ego, you heard it when he told Jay Leno: "We need an honest American (as president). My friends were asking me, if (Ventura) is just a teenie, weenie minnow in a big pond and you're the big fish ... why not run?"

AROUND THE WWF: A new commissioner, embalming fluid and a new champion who may very well have never won a match in his tomato-can wrestling career.

Yep, just another night in the World Wrestling Federation.

Say hello to new commissioner, Shawn Michaels. But the "new sheriff in town" quickly betrayed his DX buddies, levelling X-Pac in a match against the Rock.

An unconscious Stone Cold Steve Austin was rescued from the funeral parlour with the Undertaker trying to embalm him. Kane appeared to distract Undertaker while Austin took care of Paul Bearer.

And Dwayne Gill pulled off the greatest upset of the century, winning perhaps his first WWF match ever by pinning Christian, with some help from the JOBsquad, for the lightheavyweight title.

As if that wasn't enough, Marc Mero fired Jackie and Terri Runnels who wore about as much as Katarina Witt did in her Playboy pictorial ... With Michaels becoming a heel, could another DX member be far behind?

WCW BITS: Nash won the 60-man, three-ring Battle Royal at WWIII ... Kidman regained his cruiserweight title ... Scott Hall was pounded by nwo Hollywood members. Look for the Outsiders to get back together, perhaps with Lex Luger in tow ... DDP beat Brett Hart ... Goldberg came to the rescue in the Scott Steiner vs. Rick Steiner match ... Dennis Rodman is suing the WCW. The basketball star alleges he wasn't fully paid under two pay-per-view contracts with WCW, including $750,000 for two events and receiving half of the gross cable sales revenues.