According to sources, prior to their anticipated ‘Legend vs. Icon’ match at this month’s Summerslam pay-per-view, Shawn Michaels wanted to have a private in-ring practice session with Hulk Hogan before the match itself.
Hogan declined the offer from Michaels, claiming his body can only take so much physical wear and tear at this point in his life and he doesn’t want to waste any bumps when it’s not for money or in front of a crowd. In some what of a compromise, The Hulkster worked a dark six-man tag match following this past Monday’s RAW, in Pittsburgh on Monday with Michaels on the opposing team.
This week on Raw, Michaels gave a glimpse of his strategy for wrestling the largely immobile Hogan at Summerslam. He created movement in response to Hogan going through limited motions of throwing him around.