35 Years Ago: Hulkamania Is Born


Hulkamania was born on this day 35 years ago (Jan. 23, 1984).

Less than a month after defeating Bob Backlund for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, all eyes would be on Madison Square Garden in NYC as The Iron Sheik would defend the title against #1 contender "The Incredible" Hulk Hogan. Hulk fought his way out of the Sheik's dreaded camel clutch, slamming him backwards into the turnbuckle, and then it was the big leg drop for the win. Hulk Hogan is the new World Heavyweight Champion and the capacity crowd at the Garden goes crazy! History made at Madison Square Garden. Commentator Gorilla Monsoon declares, "Hulkamania is here".


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