Kevin Sullivan Says He Convinced Hulk Hogan To Turn Heel, Talks NWO vs. Bullet Club

Former WCW booker and legendary wrestler "Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan spoke to Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio for a recent interview. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link

Convincing Hulk Hogan to turn heel at Bash at the Beach 1996:
"Well, I'll tell you how I did it. We were in Chicago, Hulk came out and "Mean" Gene (Okerlund) saved the night because they boo'd (Hogan) out of the building. Gene said, "This is a somber mood. You can hear the people." I went to him (Hogan) and said, "There's no turning back now. We've got to turn you." Everybody was against it. Everybody was in his ear! That night, he brought his agent to my house. He, Hogan, stayed in my house. I drove him down the street to the event as the event started.I was going to make sure no one touched him or got to him. And, the rest is history!"

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nWo's Impact on the Attitude Era and late '90's Wrestling Boom:
"They (the nWo) were the catalyst."

 

nWo versus the Bullet Club:
"Here's the thing. You usually, in wrestling, can bring the same idea back years later. But, you can't today because of the Internet. You remember how I said about Brian Pillman being Leonardo Da Vinci? You can't ever top those guys. But, the Bullet Club comes damn close! But, they're making the same mistakes that they made with the nWo. How many people are in the Bullet Club now? 122? I think of myself as a historian, a half-assed historian, we dont' learn anything from history and we continue to make the same mistakes. The nWo in my mind should have been Eric Bischoff, (Hollywood) Hogan, (Kevin) Nash, (Scott) Hall, Syxx-Pac, and maybe you could have taken Randy (Savage). But, that would have been it. Once you start throwing T shirts on people and think they're going to be over, you've made a BIG mistake."

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