WWE Hall Of Famer Reveals Shock Event That Cost Him A Hulk Hogan Feud

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WWE Hall Of Famer Reveals Shock Event That Cost Him A Hulk Hogan Feud WWE

A Hall of Famer has revealed the shock event that cost him a feud against Hulk Hogan for the WWE World Championship.

Jesse Ventura never held championship gold in WWE, though could have feuded with Hulk Hogan for a championship.

Speaking at Steel City Con, revealed what stopped any plans for the championship feud, saying:

“I’m a great believer sometimes in fate and destiny and I think fate and destiny play somewhat a role, for whatever reason that might be.

“Like the night before I was to wrestle Hulk Hogan for the World Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, I ended up in critical condition in the San Diego hospital with massive blood clots from 28 days of flying in a row.”

While the feud never materialised, Ventura would reveal the offer from Vince McMahon that would cement Ventura’s place as a voice of the WWE, concluding:

“Many times in life when something dastardly happens to you, it leads to something good as a result of it, and I never got my shot at Hogan … but what did I get to do?

“While I was convalescing, Vince McMahon called me and he said Jesse, I have an idea. And I said, what is it Vince?

“He said, we’ve never had a villain on the microphone before, you think you could do color commentating and broadcast matches?”

Ventura would be released from his WWF contract in August 1990 following a dispute over image rights.

He would make occasional appearances with the company from 1999 and be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in the Class of 2004.

Transcript from Wrestling Inc.

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