Ric Flair has named Hulk Hogan among the three most famous people to ever be in WWE. Oddly enough, though, The Rock and Flair’s fellow 16-time World Champion John Cena don’t make the list!
Both Flair and Hulk Hogan are set to return to WWE for the first episode of RAW in 2021 for a very special ‘Legends Night’ edition of the show, joining over 20 iconic names such as Booker T, Kurt Angle, Beth Phoenix and Torrie Wilson among others.
Speaking with WWE UK, Ric Flair opened up about the contribution of Hulk Hogan, naming him alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker.
“I think Hulk is one of two or three guys that are the most famous people to ever be around, part of, or participate in the history of WWE. The others being, in my estimation, Steve Austin and The Undertaker. The three of them, I think, stand out more than anybody I can think of. Any time I had the opportunity to wrestle Hulk was an opportunity to be in the ring with the flagship of WWE.”
Flair continued, saying he could list a few others, before saying Hulk Hogan was WWE’s Golden Goose.
“I could list four or five other guys too but he was the ‘Golden Goose’ and he represented everything that the company wanted and not only competed at the highest level, he was the Make-a-Wish king long before it was recognized as much publicly as it is now. He took time for the kids at every show. He worked hard and he just represented. I was thrilled to even have the opportunity to work against him.”
Over 20 legends have been confirmed to appear at RAW Legends Night. You can check out the full list here.
Some of your favourite WWE Legends and Hall of Famers will return for Raw ‘Legends Night’ on the first Monday Night Raw of the new year, January 4, 2021. Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch via BT Sports 1 HD at 1am.