hulk hogan turns heel & forms the nwo
wcw bash at the beach ppv. july 8,1996
So with all of the media hype surrounding surrounding that crazy scene, I couldn't help but show footage from HH's most famous leg-drop of all time. One that launched pro wrestling into the modern era, and is likely the reason that it's even still around today.
The match started off as a 3-on-2 match-up; but after the usual cheating by the "Bad Guys," the crowd went wild to the sight of Hulk Hogan coming down the ramp to "save the day." Much to the shock of children & wrestling fans, Hogan entered the ring & paused briefly before landing the "Hogan Leg Drop" on Randy "Macho Man" Savage. After the 3-Count, that ended the match, shocked fans reacted in genuine anger-as they realized that the unbelievable had happened. Their hero had betrayed them all. Minutes later, the ring would be covered in beer & soda containers thrown in my pissed off fans. Hogan stood tall, with Hall & Nash, as he proclaimed that the NEW WORLD ORDER was HERE! In retrospect, what made this moment magical was that the fans really looked at this as something REAL. Not that other scripted stuff. For the remainder of that year, similar episodes would go down in multiple cities. And the NWO storyline has gone down in history as the greatest ever.