Hogan really had his working boots on when he went to Japan. Amazing that McMahon didn’t want him working a faster pace in North America.
Obviously the formula was a huge financial success, but it’s fun to wonder how pro wrestling would have evolved differently had Hogan wrestled a faster style like in these clips.
What do you think might have been different if the Hogan-as-WWF-champ run in the early 80s included matches like this: https://twitter.com/wrestleclips/status/1630002145113112576
He probably would have suffered hip degeneration even faster to be honest. If anything he should have worked SLOWER. Probably would have given him another 5 years.