Did Jesse "bury" Hogan on commentary? Dec 31, 2011 14:56:21 GMT -5
Post by Cranjis McBasketball on Dec 31, 2011 14:56:21 GMT -5
There's 3 rumors i've heard about why Jesse hates Hogan.
1) The unions things as mentioned above.
2) When Jesse was signing a new contract with Vince he asked that he be paid royalties for using his voice and likeness on the Colliseum video releases. Vince argued that no one else had that in their contract and so Jesse signed the contract. And then Jesse found out Hogan got paid for his likeness and voice being on Colliseum videos. So Jesse left WWF for WCW.
This is somewhat supported by the fact that when WWE released that "Hits & Misses of Mick Foley" DVD in the early 00's in one of the matches Foley had with Vader in WCW, all of Jesse's commentary was edited out so it appeared Tony was just talking to himself.
3) According to Heenan, Jesse wanted to be the next Billy Graham. And Jesse idolised Graham. Then Graham dubbed Hogan the next Billy Graham and Jesse resented Hogan for that which lead to everything else.
Again, these are all rumors.
Those are all true as far as I know. What I mean is, others have confirmed them inside the wrestling business.
Number 2 is totally true though, it is why Jesse's commentary is missing from a ton of releases the WWE has done. It's a fun game of mine to listen for where they f***ed up and left a piece of Jesse commentary in. Usually just a word or two.
I was watching Survivor Series 87 yesterday and there is just a little more venom in his voice when he runs down Hogan. I am convinced Jesse actually believes all the things he said about him during his matches. Jesse made no bones about being a Hart Foundation, Savage or Rude fan, but would still give most of the faces props when they did something intelligent in the match.