WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan discussed his brief masked tenure as Mr. America in 2003 when making an appearance on Ringside Collectibles’ YouTube channel, explaining:
As Mr. America, Hogan competed in three matches, defeating Roddy Piper at WWE Judgment Day 2003, falling to Sean O’Haire on SmackDown by countout, and finally the six-man tag match.
“I thought that Mr. America was going to kind of do like the Midnight Rider thing that Dusty Rhodes did in Florida – be around for two, three years, mess up all the main events. When I got there, we had a six-man tag and of course, I thought Mr. America was going to rock on and be a huge angle, and they said ‘Hey brother, you’re doing the job tonight.’ And I went ‘Hmm, I guess this isn’t going very far’ […]I just figured they didn’t like the gimmick, so at the end of the match, I kind of pulled the mask up if you guys remember. and showed everybody it was me.”
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