Originally Posted by masakaritko
and chances are, the whopping 2 times a month I allowed for sammartino is inaccurate since most of the time back in those days every title defense was built up for about a month, so the champion only had to work once a month, 2 times occasionally.Therefore, there may be an even longer list of superstars who had more title defenses than sammartino, anyone who came after Hogan of course. Hogan was kind of the first guy that worked a hectic schedule during a title reign, he worked the same schedule as his peers. Before Hogan, being the champ meant you were a special attraction, and they had to protect the fact that you were the special attraction by only showcasing you once a month. Hogan basically changed all that, people didn't pay extra to just see a championship match anymore. They payed extra because they wanted to be a part of HULKAMANIA, BROTHER. That wasn't the only thing though, Hulk wanted to work the same schedule as all of the workhorses did. So he did. Everyone else busted their asses a few shows a week, so he did too.