By: Evan Jankens
Wrestlemania 30 didn’t hold anything back Sunday night. With 75,000 plus filling the rafters of The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The WWE even brought back their biggest superstar of all-time Hulk Hogan as the host of Wrestlemania.
Hogan has aged, his gimmick is kind of running dry but heck it’s still Hulk Hogan, any kid growing up in the ’80s-’90s knows this man. If you don’t, I have no idea what you were doing.
Back at Wrestlemania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome, Hulk Hogan body slammed Andre the Giant in front of 93,000 screaming fans. On Sunday night, the Hulkster must have thought he was still in Pontiac.
Hogan came out to the masses to start off Wrestlemania 30 on Sunday night, walking down the aisle in his usual Hulkster T-shirt Hulk took the mic and that’s when the magic happened.
Hulk said, “Well, let me tell you something, brother, first off I’d like to welcome every here at the Silverdome to Wrestlemania 30.” “Hulk thinks he’s back at Wrestlemania 3,” says WWE announcer Michael Cole.
Hulk continued, “Fast forward 30 years later right here in the Silverdome … ” Wait what? Hogan didn’t understand why he was getting booed. A wry smile crossed his face when he realized that he wasn’t in Michigan anymore. “I’m sorry it’s the Superdome brothers,” Hogan said with a smile.
Both Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock came out to join Hogan to kick off Wrestlemania as both men made sure to emphasis they were at The Superdome.