Gregory Iron Unearths Almost Completely Forgotten Hulk Hogan/Mike Tyson Confrontation

January 16, 2021

Mike Tyson and Hulk Hogan, remember that?

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t. After all, it seems like nobody really does. However, a face to face confrontation happened and it certainly seemed that at one point, Hogan was going to do something with “The Baddest Man On Earth.”

Indie wrestler Gregory Iron dug up the moment, which took place in 1991 during an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, a face to face and nose to nose confrontation that looked like it would certainly set up something down the road. Considering that seven years later Tyson would return to the WWE and work with Stone Cold Steve Austin and his love of pro wrestling, Tyson was always eager to work with Vince McMahon and the WWE.

However, 1991 turned out to be a bad year for both Hogan and Tyson. In July of that year, Tyson was arrested on charges of rape while Hogan continued to carry the company through the bulk of 1991 after regaining the title from Sgt. Slaughter at WrestleMania VII. Hogan wound up spending most of the year in a feud with Slaughter and an arriving Ric Flair before eventually losing the then-WWF Title to The Undertaker at the Survivor Series, before thinking he had regained the title six days later.

While not completely buried, as Hogan and Bruce Prichard have addressed it in the past, it seems like a forgotten moment in history thanks to Tyson eventually working with the WWE and Steve Austin years later. However, you can watch this slice of forgotten lore in the video below.

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