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Was Steve Austin in 98-99 the most over wrestler ever?

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>>2144349
Yes. This is a fact, so I don't see why you're asking. Just look at the numbers.
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>>2144349
Not as over as Roman Reigns in 17-18
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>>2144349
>Stevetty
>a draw

pick one
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No

Hogan
Sting
Goldberg
Batista
Reigns
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Hogan in 2002-03 got about five standing ovations including a 10 minute long one here http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1b5f_wwe-smackdown-2003-hulk-hogan-retur_news so no

He also cucked HHH out of the title despite him getting months of buildup packages and one of the loudest pops ever at MSG, just because of how over he was
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Austin wasn't over.

glass shatters was over
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>>2144385
And this wasn't even his peak

Nobody here (including myself) watched extended periods of his prime in the 80s but from the matches I saw he was over as fuck (warrior, Andre, sheik)
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>>2144390
>tfw austin isn't over but gets the biggest pops
>tfw austin isn't over but gets the most cheers
>tfw austin isn't over but gets the most chants
>tfw austin isn't over but gets the biggest ratings
>tfw austin isn't over but gets sell the most merch
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>>2144385
but Austin was getting out of this world reactions week after week for two years

and it wasn't a nostalgia reaction like Hogan got
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>>2144428
>nostalgia reaction

He was back at that point just four months prior and before that he was on WCW until 2000. Heres Hogan getting a standing ovation in Montreal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6X4NADg16o

And here's him getting another one from the same place two months later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GqSNs93dos
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>>2144390
People would chant "AUSTIN! AUSTIN! AUSTIN!" during entire segments that had nothing to do with him, while he was written off TV. For months on end.
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>>2144443
Austin got bigger reactions. There is no competition for Austin in that category so I don't know why you're trying. Austin also got the biggest ratings and sold the most merch. Hogan will always be second to Austin.
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>>2144471
Hogan/Andre did a 15.2 rating and 33 million viewers, I don't think Austin did that.
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>>2144355
kek
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>>2144356
kek
>>2144358
>>2144486
>>2144390
hearty kek
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Who got the biggest pop?
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>>2144486
on free tv, I wonder what Raw would get on free TV in 1999? silly comparison
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>>2144502
Austin.
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> le Austin became a midcarder meme

Loudest pops, most merch, highest ratings, highest buyrates, packed houses every night, best theme song.

Hogan had nostalgia in 02, and Toronto marks ate it up because it's a weird (Canadian Cool) town, if X8 was in New York or Chicago, they would have rejected Hulk as was planned. The state of Hogan within months of that match tells you all you need to know, he got stale quick.

Besides Haitch got cucked a lot harder at WM.
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>>2144502
Rock or Austin most Hogan fans are too old to travel to WM these days
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>>2144502
Austin by far, then Rock, then Hogan

Difference is Hogan was announced beforehand and showed up already while Austin wasn't at a Mania since 27, and nobody knew Rock would be there either

>>2144504
>I wonder

You can wonder, but they never got a bigger rating or came close. It's like saying "I wonder how the buyrate would have been for Hogan/Andre if PPV was as big as it was in the Attitude Era"
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>>2144486
It was a different time. There were only 3 channels then.
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>>2144486
source?
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>>2144512
>You can wonder, but they never got a bigger rating or came close.
You aren't very good at reading are you?
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>>2144486
>literally making shit up
the state of cuck chokin marks
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>>2144514
http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/2/5/2770018/wwf-hulk-hogan-andre-giant-main-event-hebner-ted-dibiase-1988

http://www.pwinsider.com/article/22737/this-day-in-history-hogan-vs-andre-does-monster-rating-on-nbc-ecw-crosses-the-line-and-more.html?p=1
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>>2144510
>New York

he got a 10 minute standing ovation here >>2144385

>>2144517
Pity (You)
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>>2144517
>carter forgetting his shit meme again

its hollycuck hulk chokin ya dweeb
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>>2144502
It was Austin and it wasn't even fucking close
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>>2144502
Austin and it wasn't remotely close.

Austin is the most over superstar of all time. Not remotely up for debate. Unless you're some edgy preteen shitposting. Wait, this is asp, debate away.
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>>2144523
Based on the response in Toronto, most people are sheep mate.
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Why does Canada love Hogan so much? His Gimmick is the American man

is it because they are all a bunch of cucks?
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he got reactions like this weekly

https://youtu.be/6HvdoRWRz4g

the crowd is literally screaming
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>>2144649
Hogan transcended borders. Yeah he was patriotic, but when he talked about his Hulkamaniacs, you know he was referring to the world.

Also nostalgia and I'm pretty sure Hogan hadn't been to Canada in long while.
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I started watching in 2012 and Daniel Bryan is the most over wrestler
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>>2144502
you're mom pussy
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Hogan is the Schopenhauer to Austin's Nietzsche.
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>>2144486
Can confirm.
I was the owner of the Pontiac Silverdome, and inventor of closed circuit programming.
Hogan/Andre did a 33.4 rating, and housed over 134,675 people, over 65 million people tuned in for it.
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>>2145952
Hogan is the Marx dumbo
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>>2144349
Hulk Hogan 84-85 is really underrated. People went absolutely insane over him. Hulkamania was a real thing at that time. I'd say Austin got the bigger pops and sold more t-shirts, but Hogan was there first and established himself in the national consciousness in a way that has never gone away. If you ask a person to think in their head about a professional wrestler, even if they couldn't name a single one, the image they will have is one that was embodied by Hulk Hogan, not Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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>>2144502
Austin. The answer when it comes to biggest pops is always austin.
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>GOAT
>Biggest Draw ever
>Designed the best selling T shirt of all time
>Came up with his own gimmick after WWF give him the ringmaster
>Face of the biggest wrestling boom the world will ever see
>Got divorced three times but kept all his money
>Took the belt of Shawn "record low ratings" Michaels and saved the company
>God tier mic worker
>So beloved as a face turning heel kills the business
>Wrestled in the best match in Wrestlemania history
>Surpassed Hogan after being fired by WCW
>So good he managed to get Dude Love over
>So good he managed to get Rocky Malvia over
>So good he managed to get HHH over
>Got the biggest pop of all time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybuIy0wKXk
>Made being bald cool
>Greatest WWF champion of all time
>Works the smarks
>Works the marks
>Works the anti-smarks
>Worked Roddy Piper to a early grave
>Got the biggest pop at WM 32
>Headlined the greatest Wrestlemania in history
>Wrestled in the highest rated Raw segment in history
>Headlined the most bought summerslam ever
>Carried Invasion 2001 to 700k buys
>Had the balls to tell Vince to go fuck himself and took his ball home
>Vince begged him to come back months later
>One time he carried Brian Pillman to a world championship
>Worked Jeff Jarret
>Worked Billy Gunn
>Worked Road Dog
>Worked Debras skull
>Net worth is over $45 million
>Good friends with The Rock
>Good friends with Kevin Nash
>Hosts his own network podcast and says what he wants without any fear
>Only wrestler who has given the President of the United States his finisher
>shows how a white man plays the guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kptyS_-bqOI
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>>2144349
Really people?

It was very obviously Daniel Bryan.

No other superstar has had the fan base literally revolt because he wasn't getting the push they deserved

#cancelthenetwork
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>>2148001
did WWE network subs not go up after #cancelwwenetwork?

also 18+ please
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Hogan single handedly murdered WCW by not putting over stars.

Austin won the Monday Night Wars by drawing more than Hogan.

Nothing will ever change this.

Stone Cold Steve Austin was the most over wrestler ever.
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Vince has repeatedly stated that Austin is the most over guy he's ever had.

>Hogan
Lmao
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>>2144502
Why is Stone Cold always so calm and straight-faced nowadays?
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>>2148198
hes just old
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>>2148198
narcissism depletes with age
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>>2146407
>Hulk Hogan 84-85 is really underrate

Sit the fuck down.
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why is he wearing a ear ring? he is some kind of fag?
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