Sid Vicious Quit WWE Because Of Hogan Drama

Sid Vicious left WCW to join Vince McMahon's WWF promotion in 1991 - with the promise of replacing Hulk Hogan and headlining WrestleMania - which he did three times.

Of course, Sid's first run with the promotion was short and not always sweet. He was only there for a year, and recently revealed on Prime Time with Sean Mooney that he rejected $750,000 in guaranteed money from WCW.

Talking to Sean Mooney again (h/t WrestlingInc.com), Sid Vicious detailed the backstage drama with Hulk Hogan and how it eventually led to his decision of leaving the WWF. Sid went into detail about how fans were getting bored of Hulkamania and began booing Hogan, which led to frustration from the Hall of Famer.

"From the very beginning things didn't go right. We were in Albany for the [1992] Royal Rumble, Hogan pulled me out from the outside and the fans started booing him.

We get back to the dressing room and Hogan is screaming and acting like a woman! And he's screaming at Vince [McMahon], 'He set this up! He made this happen' I didn't even know Vince was that bad of a person at the time that did things like, that was all hearsay."

After that, Sid Vicious decided that he didn't want to be in an environment full of drama anymore. Hogan's rant was the final straw for Sid, who met with Vince to announce his desire to leave:

"I went to Vince's office, stuck my hand hand out and said, 'I wanna thank you for the opportunity, but I'm gone. I cannot work in a place where grown men act like women.' He said, 'No, no, no, I'm not shaking your hand.'

I said, 'Well, that's not going to do you any good, I'm leaving.' He said, 'Well, will you stay until WrestleMania?' and I said 'okay,' and that's what I did and finished up a couple days after WrestleMania."

After leaving the WWF, Sid would return to WCW for a very brief run in 1993. He found himself working again in the WWF in 1995, becoming part of the legendary Million Dollar Corporation faction - changing his ring name to 'Sycho Sid'.

By this time, Hogan was in the middle of his prime years with WCW, so there were no more backstage politics for Sid to worry about. He even enjoyed a run as WWF Champion and faced The Undertaker in the main event at WrestleMania 13 - which the latter won.

Despite Hogan's status as one of the all-time greats, his problems with multiple wrestling icons backstage were well-documented. He and 'Macho Man' Randy Savage had a horrible working relationship. Bret Hart and The Ultimate Warrior were also known for having backstage problems with The Hulkster himself.


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