Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker – Their First Encounter!

Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker – Their First Encounter!
by “Mr. BuZzKiLL” Adam Beck

On November 27th, 1991 The Undertaker would defeat the immortal Hulk Hogan for the WWF championship at the 5th annual Survivor Series event…This would be The Undertaker’s first title reign in the WWF and one that would last only 6 days before Hogan would ultimately recapture the belt at the “This Tuesday In Texas” event the following week. For many, this would be the first time seeing these two superstars going head-to-head with one another, however this actually was not their first televised encounter.

On Monday night, July 29th, 1991, nearly 4 months prior to their bout at Survivor Series, Hulk Hogan would lock up with The Undertaker on USA Network’s “Prime Time Wrestling”. Around this time The Undertaker was getting a major push in the WWF, headlining many of the WWF house shows against The Ultimate Warrior and others.

In this first WWF title match against Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker seemed to throw the rule book completely out the window. Undertaker was able to quickly take control of the match, stomping Hogan on the way into the ring and proceeded to choke The Hulkster with his torn t-shirt and then beating him repeatedly with his championship belt. For whatever reason the referee allowed this to go on, even though technically The Undertaker should have been disqualified right off the bat.

For the most part this was a total lopsided match, with Hogan taking a defensive role through most of the bout and The Undertaker not selling any of Hogan’s offensive moves whenever he would dish them out.

Overall the match lasted less than 5 minutes, with Hogan successfully defending his title after kicking out of The Undertakers “tombstone” pile driver and then shortly after pinning him. Not a memorable match by any means but a historic one none-the-less.

Until next time!

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