Like him or not, there’s no denying Hulk Hogan changed the landscape of professional wrestling forever.
Although he hasn’t appeared in the WWE for some time, his name still sells product, and so with this release we have another example of WWE milking the now fully-grown Hulkamaniacs for all their worth.
That’s not to say that this is a bad release. What it suffers from though is a huge variation in quality. As interesting as it is to see Hulk in the early days when he was an arrogant heel, sitting through a slooooow match against Harry Valdez simply doesn’t push the right buttons. Nor does throwaway rubbish like Hogan’s workmanlike performances against the likes of Kamala. If these matches have remained unreleased for this long, there’s probably a good reason for it.
On the flip side, however, are must-see clashes with Macho Man Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Sting, Bret Hart and The Giant (later to become The Big Show).
Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series is really only for WWE completists and those Hulk fans who still – 20 years on – say their prayers and eat their vitamins, brother.