“I Can Ever Brag About” : Wrestling Veteran Takes a Jab at Hulk Hogan for His Major Achievement in North Korea Which the Latter Never Achieved

Published 08/18/2023, 3:03 PM EDT

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Arguably one of the greatest names in pro wrestling, Hulk Hogan is a global icon. Being one of the most respected and known names all over the world, Hogan has not only wrestled in the USA but also in several other parts of the world as well.

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One of his most well-known ventures is his time in Japan, where he wrestled for Antonio Inoki’s NJPW, and became to be known as, ‘Ichiban’. However, recently, another wrestling veteran in a documentary spoke about his own international wrestling experience and compared it with Hulk Hogan’s.

Which wrestling veteran compared his international wrestling experience with that of Hulk Hogan?

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In a recent Vice documentary, several wrestling veterans spoke about their time wrestling in North Korea. And amidst them was, 2 Cold Scorpio. The 57-year-old wrestling veteran spoke about his time in North Korea, and the crowd he wrestled in front of.

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The former WWE superstar seemed proud of his achievement in North Korea, and compared that with Hulk Hogan. He said, “2 nights in a row and 180,000 people. I’ve never seen that many people together ever. That’s the only thing I can ever brag about to Hogan that I’ve done something that he has not done. I wrestled for 199,00 people, two nights in a row not one. And that’s all I got on him.”

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He claimed on wrestling in front of nearly two hundred thousand people, a number which unfortunately Hulk Hogan never achieved. Although, the entire crowd there was not to see 2 Cold Scorpio only Hogan may still be envious of those numbers.

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2 Cold Scorpio was part of an event in North Korea in 1995 and was headlined by a marquee match.

Why did the wrestlers tour North Korea in 1995?

The event in North Korea in 1995 came to be known as, ‘Collision in Korea’, and had the main-attraction of Ric Flair going against Antonio Inoki. A collaborative event between WCW and NJPW, the match-card saw several wrestlers from both promotions battle it against each other.

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While there existed several other high-profile matches on the card, fans were extremely interested in viewing Flair against Inoki. A total crowd of 355,000 reportedly attended the event over the two days, making it one of the largest wrestling events of all time.

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Shounak Chakrabarti

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Shounak Chakrabarti is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports who brings a wealth of knowledge and a keen eye for detail to his analysis of professional wrestling. With a deep passion for the sport that dates back to his childhood, Shounak has immersed himself in every aspect of the industry, from the career trajectories of WWE superstars to their personal lives and beyond. As a journalism graduate, Shounak is a firm believer in the power of digital journalism to provide fans with a unique perspective on pro wrestling.
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