On January 23, 1984, Hulk Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik for the WWF Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden and began the era of Hulkamania, one of the most successful and enduringly popular things that has ever happened in pro wrestling.
On October 31, 2015, Hulk Hogan is a failed restauranteur locked in a humiliating battle with a website over sex tapes and racist rants and The Iron Sheik is a meme. They decided to dress up as each for Halloween, because reasons, and the results were varied.
Sheik should be careful, Hogan’s law team doesn’t take too kindly to Hulk impersonators.
In a side-by-side comparison, I think Hulk takes the costume contest. Sheik might not even be aware he’s in a Halloween costume, someone just gave him a hat and draped a feather boa around him. Neither man was brave enough to go shirtless to increase costume accuracy, and neither was willing to fully compromise their signature facial hair to make the look complete. At least Hulk put a Sheik mustache on top of his. Also, does Hogan in Iron Sheik pants remind anyone of that old picture of him wearing JNCOs?
Join us again 30 years from now when 59-year old Seth Rollins wears a white tank top and jeggings for Halloween.