Originally Posted by Aar_Canada
Agreed, but 007 was talking about his WWF years. And the "Monday Night Wars" was two big companies and a crapload of stars. To say he was as big - or bigger - than Hogan, you'd first have to say he was bigger than Austin, which he wasn't. That was my original point. He wasn't even as big as the Rock.
With his time with WCW he usually got one of the loudest pops from the crowd during his promo's and entrances. He was definitely a fan favourite throughout his entire career. That was until he had his mini stint with the WWE Back in 02.
The Rock and Austin owned the wrestling world from 1997-2003. The only guys who reached there popularity were guys like Goldberg and Sting who were were only able to maintain it for 2-3 years before dropping.