Throwback Thursday: Hogan’s First World Title

January 23, 1984 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Hulk Hogan, having recently been hand-picked by Vince McMahon to be the face of the company (something that would again become a storyline thirty years later), turned face three weeks prior, and then in-storyline filled in for Bob Backlund and defeated the Iron Shiek to win what would be the first of his twelve championship reigns (WWF/E+WCW combined).

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