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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2019 09:52 pm
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tamalie wrote: srossi wrote: It was last done by Hulk Hogan/Mr. America in 2003. It's been more than 15 years so I'd say they can do it again. As long as it's not over-exposed, I think this old gimmick is fine.
That one had a strange ending to it. Just as it was getting going, Hulk Hogan got into a dispute with Vince McMahon over something and quit. I think his WM19 payoff was lower than he'd expected. So the WWE said that Stephanie McMahon, who was a babyface GM of Smackdown and had hired Mr. America while clearly in on the fact it was Hogan, was said to have discovered it was Hulk and then enforced his suspension. I don't think Hogan came back for something like two years after that and for a while was back on the list of people not to be mentioned on TV.
 Storyline wise, the camera caught him lifting up the mask and doing the "shhhh don't tell anyone" motion to the crowd. I think it was Vince that actually went on TV and fired him after that.

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