The Rock instructed an amazing story about Hulk Hogan during a latest interview from about 1983-1984 when Hulkamania was just starting to run wild. The Rock would have been about 11 or 12 years previous when he caught Hogan’s headband at a WWE live occasion.
Right here is what the previous WWE Champion needed to say (due to Uproxx for the transcript):
“When Hulk Hogan came into the WWF in 1983 or ’84, I can’t remember … And this was when getting ready to blow up. Vince McMahon stated, ‘You’re going to be my guy, I’m giving you the ball. I’m giving you the baton, and I would like you to go.’ Hulkamania running wild, proper?
“Right there, proper when he came in … he was wrestling at Madison Square Backyard, and he had a white headband that said ‘HULKSTER.’ Do you remember that? He came in the ring, and I was at Madison Square Garden. I was sitting there entrance row with my mother, I used to be watching the matches. And he got here out. And I’ll always remember, he was wrestling Paul Orndorff, Mr. Great. And he takes the factor off, and he throws it to the crowd. And that i caught it. And it was a giant nerd-out moment. … It was amazing.
“My dad was wrestling on the card that evening … I used to be so comfortable that I caught this thing from Hulk Hogan. I'm going within the again of the dressing room when the matches have been over. https://www.digitalcurrencycouncil.com/members/hornerbundgaard57/activity/678660/ 'm going to my dad and i mentioned, ‘Look. I caught Hulk Hogan’s headband.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool. That’s awesome,’ you know”
‘Take it house.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay.’
“But then Hulk Hogan was proper over there taking off his wrestling boots, getting ready to shower. And I’m like damn, I want to go over and just say hi there to him. So I went over to him, and I used to be like, ‘Mr. Hogan … I caught your headband.’ And he goes, ‘Oh man! That was my last one! I didn’t wish to throw it out! Thank you a lot! … Thanks man!’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, okay. pop over to these guys ’re welcome, Hulk.’ …
“He did [take it back], however he didn’t know how dangerous I needed it. However here’s how cool Hulk Hogan was. Two or three weeks later, he had thousands [of headbands] made. Went to my dad, he goes, ‘Hey, I signed this to your son. He gave me my just one back, and that i wanted that one, as one to make a thousand different copies. Give this again. Give this to him.’
“And I've a type of. Isn’t that the coolest thing. So Hogan, if you’re watching, I respect it, brother.