"Iron" Mike Sharpe
When did Hulk Hogan team with the patron saint of jabronies?? Well, it turns out that Hogan and "Iron" Mike Sharpe teamed together at least a half a dozen times in Japan during tours in 1984 and 1985, taking on teams as impressive as Antonio Inoki and Riki Choshu. Sharpe would later lose to Hogan on WWF TV.
In case you haven't heard.... May is Tag Team Appreciation Month here on Canadian Bulldog's World, with dozens of unique articles and a daily Tag Team Spotlight!
Beyond that.... we're looking at unique ways to present the art of tag team wrestling, and here's one aspect that we personally found kind of different.
After all, who has had more tag team partners over the past 40 years than Hulk Hogan? Mind you, he's probably had more partners turn on him than anyone else, too... but one Top 50 list at a time.
Some of the people on this list may surprise you, or perhaps you never thought that person had joined forces with The Hulkster - but they have,
In counting down the Top 50 Hulk Hogan Tag Team Partners, we used the following criteria:
How big a match (or matches) were they partners for?
How well did the two get along (before the inevitable heel turn, that is)?
What kind of chemistry did they ultimately have?
If you'd like to be a part of this conversation, Tweet us at @canadianbulldog using the hashtag #Top50, or leave a comment below.
Ready? Here we go!
Well, ya know, Mean Gene... The Hulkster teamed up with Canadian Bulldog's World pitchman "Mean" Gene Okerlund in 1984, when the two took on George "The Animal" Steele and Mr. Fuji in Minnesota. The match itself wasn't anything special, but the hilarious "training" vignettes are definitely worth tracking down.
"Mean" Gene Okerlund
Although they never really their proposed feud for the WWF World Title, Hulk Hogan and Bret "Hitman" Hart reconnected in WCW. By 1998, they were tag team partners about a half-dozen times, most notably at that year's Great American Bash against Randy "Macho Man" Savage and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
Any picks missing or misplaced? Leave your feedback in the Comments section below...
Hulk Hogan and Genichro Tenryu were a one-time tag team, competing on a show jointly promoted by the WWF and Super World Sports in 1991. Together, the American and Japanese legends lost to The Road Warriors by countout. Later that same year, Hogan defeated Tenryu on another WWF-SWS promotion.