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“I could only wrestle him so many times” – Ric Flair reveals why Hulk Hogan turned heel and joined the nWo

Yasser Ayaz
|Mon Apr 25 2022


WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently talked about Hulk Hogan and disclosed the real reason behind The Hulkster’s bad guy move.

On the recent episode of Wooooo Nation Uncensored, The Nature Boy Ric Flair talked about Hulk Hogan and his heel turn in WCW. Ric Flair revealed the real reason behind the Hulkster’s decision to become a bad guy.

Since his debut in 1983, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan had great success as a face for 10 years in WWE. In fact, within a year in the company, Hulk Hogan won his first WWE World Championship in 1984.

The Nature reveals the real reason behind Hogan’s heel turn in WCW

After a long run as a face(Hero) in WWE, The Hulkster decided to take a career-altering risk and turn heel(villain) in WCW. Hulk Hogan became a villain and formed alliances with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. The three WWE veterans formed a faction called New World Order (NWO). 

Talking about Hogan and his heel turn on the recent episode of Wooooo Nation Uncensored, Ric Flair revealed the Nail in the Coffin that pushed Hulk Hogan to risk his career and turn villain.

Ric Flair said:

“I think it was time for a change for him, and he had run out of opponents. I could only wrestle him so many times. So, I think it worked out great for him, and I think that he really enjoyed that run.”

According to the Nature Boy, Hogan had wrestled virtually every wrestling legend before he joined WCW. The Hulkster had faced legends such as Andre the Giant, The Iron Sheik, and Randy Savage. Therefore, when Hogan jumped ship from WWE to WCW, turning heel was the right decision.

The Nature Boy Ric Flair was in all praise for Hulk Hogan’s villain character in WCW

Ric Flair praised Hogan and stated that the NWO was incredible, and Hogan leading it was presumably best for the company. The co-host also asked the Nature Boy whether Hogan could have turned babyface and feuded with the NWO.

Flair replied:

“Well, I don’t think it would have been fair to the NWO, to Scott and Kevin. There wouldn’t be Hulk as a babyface. It would have been an end of the [NWO] run. So, it was better off to keep them heeled. They were really over his heels.”

Whether WCW or WWE, Hulk Hogan dominated and was the top star for both companies. Heel or a babyface, Hulk Hogan has earned the respect of every wrestling lover for what he has done for the pro wrestling industry.

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