Every notice how everyone online hates Hulk Hogan? I mean, here’s a guy that defined wrestling in the 1980’s, made it bigger than it had ever been, and is one of the most recognizable guys in the world. And on top of that, if you’re his friend, you get cushy jobs, no matter how untalented you may be.
Just ask Ed Leslie. He may be the most untalented slug in the business. Call him the Barber, the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker. As long as Hogan is around, he is always employed.
Take for instance, this persona – The Zodiac. The whole gimmick revolved around the fact that he yelled out “YES! NO! YES! NO!” during interviews. He was billed from the “Land of Ying and Yang”, which is probably just south of the “Land of Dairy Queen” on the believability scale. He painted his face black and white, and had a big pointy hairdo. He looked for all the world like a demented Ed Grimley. No one took it seriously, and even Bobby Heenan had a great idea what to do with this character.
Of course, he was also a card carrying member of the infamous Dungeon of Doom, allowing him to main event against Hogan whenever they’d like.
Who WOULDN’T want to be Hogan’s friend?