August 22, 2009
Matt Peddycord
The Powerdriver Review

Kurt Angle vs. Hollywood Hogan Ė (King of the Ring, 6/23/02)
Hogan revealed Angleís baldness to the world. Therefore, a match between the two must happen. Regardless, Angle is still wearing the wig. Initial lockup sees Hogan shove Angle away so he can pose. Hogan elbows out of a waistlock and grabs a headlock. Shoulderblock puts Angle on the floor. Back in, Angle goes low and hits a clothesline. They head to the floor where Hulk controls. In the ring, Hogan delivers nine turnbuckle smashes and a windmill punch makes ten! Hogan asks the crowd if he should take off the wig and takes a low kick right to the REAL 24-inch python. A pair of back suplexes get two for Angle. Hogan blocks a suplex into one of his own, but then gets caught in a sleeper. Hogan escapes into one of his own, but Angle breaks loose with a back suplex. ANGLE SLAM! Cover, 1-2-NO! DOWN COME THE STRAPS! Oh, but itís HULK UP TIME! Three right hands, Big Boot, and off comes the wig. Angle avoids a second Big Boot and heads to the floor. To bring him back in the ring, Hulk mocks Angle by putting on the wig and headgear. Now Angle grabs a chair and runs at Hogan for the surefire DQ, but no! Hogan moves and Angle bounces the chair off the ropes and hits himself in the face! Big Boot to Angle. LEGDROP? No! Angle slides out of the way and grabs the ANKLELOCK! Hogan canít make the ropes or kick Angle off him, so he has no choice but to tap! (12:09) I just remember marking out HUGE for that finish at the time. Worth seeing just to witness Hogan TAPPING OUT to Angle. *Ĺ

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