November 23, 2017
WWF Legend Tugboat, Typhoon of the Natural Disasters, The Shockmaster Mr. Fred Ottman discusses working with Hulk Hogan, Earthquake, and more.
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On deciding to go to the WWF and the presentation of the gimmick of Typhoon: “They called me in the office. Vince would sit down with all of his guys and they would have agents or whoever the powers may be. Pat Patterson was always his right hand man. They would throw things back and forth like a committee. He would call you into the office and talk to you. The thing is if they would come up with a gimmick for you they want you to be comfortable.”
How did that feel as a human being to be in the middle of huge feuds with Hulk Hogan in the WWF: “I couldn’t believe it, actually. You had the man that took the business to the next level and is that American icon.” He continued, “Once you went through that curtain, you get out there and feel the electricity of those people and Hulk was and still is a good, good guy and genuine guy and has helped so many guys in this business. Feel the electricity and the people’s response whether you are a heel or a babyface and getting that response.”
Regarding WWF Legend “Earthquake” John Tenta his tag team partner in the Natural Disasters: “I got a picture of me and him at Disney World with our families. In Orlando on the Dumbo ride with Mickey Mouse ears on. People knew who we were from TV and here’s the two big rhinoceros with Mickey Mouse ears on to ride the dumbo ride. We were lucky we didn’t snap them off. We were both over four hundred pounds!”
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