Hulk Hogan’s broken leg: WWE legend gives honest take on Japanese wrestler giving Hogan a hard time

Hulk Hogan’s legacy saw him be WWE’s ultimate baby face in the 80s and then a high heel in WCW in the 90s. The Hulkster has seen and done it all in the business. professional wrestling.

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However, very few people know about his early days in professional wrestling. Hogan had no amateur wrestling background and was a bodybuilder. He also played baseball during his college years.

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Hogan began training with Hiro Matsuda to become a professional wrestler. However, Matsuda broke Hogan’s ankle on the first day of practice, to teach him to respect professional wrestling and see if he really wanted to be in the business.

B Brian Blair shared the true story of how Hiro Matsuda broke Hulk Hogan’s ankle

B Brian Blair was also a student of Hiro Matsuda and trained with him during the summer. Around the same year, 1977, Hulk Hogan was also training with Matsuda and was about to make his professional wrestling debut.

Over the years, Hulk Hogan has always told the story of Hiro Matsuda breaking his ankle on the first day of his training. However, Blair, while appearing on the Wrestling Shoot Interviews podcast, opened up about the real reason.

Blair said, “I honestly don’t know why Hiro broke his angle other than once in a while Hiro would have a hard time with Terry. Terry was learning enough to put himself in compromising positions before I left. I was the enforcer. So I had to go stretch everybody and do that kind of stuff.

He added, “But nevertheless, you can’t take anything from Terry and you can’t take anything from Paul.” “Both were athletes in their own right. Good athletes, good people. Again, I don’t know exactly what happened other than Hiro breaking his ankle.

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Blair said Matsuda was a strict coach. He made sure that the wrestlers would learn perfectly from his training. Additionally, legend says that Matsuda wouldn’t let wrestlers train with him unless they did 1,000 push-ups and 1,000 squats.

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How did Hogan react when Matsuda broke his ankle?

Hiro Matsuda was a tough wrestler and trainer, and hailed as the man who broke Hulk Hogan’s leg the first time he stepped into the ring. Hogan has repeatedly stated that his path to becoming a wrestler was not easy.

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Hogan claimed Matsuda broke his ankle so quickly it felt like two seconds. The Hulkster thinks it was the right thing to do at the time. Very few were allowed into the business, according to Hogan. After this incident, The Hulkster wanted to get more involved in professional wrestling.

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