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[1998-08-03-WCW-Nitro] Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff and DDP & Jay Leno


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Clip of Hogan and Bischoff on The Tonight Show. DDP attacks Hogan on Leno. Bischoff tries to intervene and Jay Leno nails him. This was WCW taking the celebrity thing way too far. I'm surprised Hogan didn't team with Keshia Knight-Pulliam against DDP and Raven Simone at Fall Brawl. They end up making the tag main event for Road Wild on Leno. Yuck. Not only that but it's not like they started hyping the match right after Bash at the Beach or anything.

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We get the big angle on the Tonight Show. I did like Hogan and Bischoff resisting arrest and trying to make the thing seem more legitimate. The crowd is of course cheering Jay doing the match but there isn't exactly a ton of buzz and Kevin Eubanks in particular had to rally them to make a reaction.

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Bischoff actually takes a bump for Leno! Better than having Hogan do it. Hogan gets bleeped a bunch of times to try to desperately give this some sort of Andy Kaufman vibe. In isolation this actually is a fairly cool segment, but of course it's killed by what it's building to. Leno is incapable of acting like anything other than a talk show host giving a performance, so this doesn't really get the "legit" weight that something like the Letterman incident did. It doesn't speak much for his talents that Kevin Eubanks comes off as the better actor. And yeah, like this audience of housewives and retirees is really pumped over the possibility of Leno wrestling on PPV in front of a bunch of bikers and faux-bikers.

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