Hulk Hogan on the original plan for WrestleMania I.
The inaugural WrestleMania was headlined by Hulk Hogan teaming with Mr. T to take on Roddy Pipper and Paul Orndorff. But, according to Hogan, that wasn't the initial idea for the main event.
"[WrestleMania 1] was gonna be Hulk Hogan and Mr. T against Roddy Piper and [David Schultz]," Hogan revealed to Steve Austin on the Steve Austin Show. "We hadn't started promoting it, Vince was thinking it through, and David decided to shoot his own angle at the LA Forum where Mr. T was sitting at ringside and David rolled out of the ring and bitchslapped the hell out of him. A shoot slap. Chief Strongbow sent the cops down and they shackled David behind his back and carried him out. After that, he was pretty much done. Vince was so pissed at him. But the original idea for WrestleMania was supposed to be Piper & Dr. D because David came up with the idea for the match."
Schultz last wrestled for the WWE (then WWF) on Feb. 28, 1985 with the incident between him and Mr. T reportedly leading to him being fired.
Hogan told many WrestleMania stories while on Steve Austin's show, including one where he claimed that he wanted to turn heel following his loss to Ultimate Warrior. You can view his comments by clicking here.
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