16yrs ago today, at WRESTLEMANIA, I had the honor of making history and breaking records with this man: The Immortal @HulkHogan.
About a year prior to this match, Vince McMahon came to me and asked how I felt about bringing Hogan back to the @wwe and creating the main event at WrestleMania. I loved the idea and immediately saw the massive business opportunity for us but more importantly, giving the fans a once in a lifetime match to enjoy.
I told Vince we should promote the match, ICON vs ICON and the winner would go down as the greatest of all time.
Hogan did “the honors” (me winning) that night and passed the torch to me, as Andre the Giant had done for him 15yrs earlier at WrestleMania III.
To this day, this crowd of 65,000 strong was the most electric and on fire I’ve ever had the privilege of performing in front of.
They were ready. So were we.