Hello folks! It’s time for a flashback. Now you MIGHT guess that I forgot to put this up yesterday (and you’d be correct) but then I had this spiffy idea to change the title for this theme. Saturday Night’s Main Event was a staple for me as a WWF (they’re WWE now, but in the time period I’m covering, they were still the Federation) fan in the 80’s and early 90’s. So yeah. Mistakes were made and lemonade was made from those mistakes.
I was never a Hulkamaniac growing up. I was supposed to be. Everybody was. I just didn’t find Hulk Hogan terribly interesting as a character. If I hadn’t been told that wrestling was fake, I think I would have eventually figured it out by watching Hogan’s matches. Not because he was terrible at what he did, but because of how repetitive they were. His interviews and matches felt very samey. It was all by design. Why fix what wasn’t broken? He was undoubtedly the biggest star in the WWF.
Here’s Barnaby dressed up as the Hulkster. The bandanna was a late addition. I only had the shading left to do on the piece and I wasn’t super happy with the hair. Then I remembered that since is obviously taking place before the shirt rip, that he would still also have his bandanna on. Problem solved. In retrospect, it’s funny, but I like him better without the bandanna. But you can still see both pieces here.
Here’s a comparison to the original. I forgot Hogan’s crucifix in the new piece. Despite the awkward limbs, I think I got the lean and listen pose a little bit better in the original.
That’s all for this week. I may have written myself into posting flashbacks on Saturday for the duration of this theme, so yeah. I’ll probably see you next Saturday.