Mike Chioda Discusses The Infamous Shawn Michaels/Hulk Hogan Match At SummerSlam 2005

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During the latest edition of his Monday Mailbag podcast for AdFreeShows, former WWE referee Mike Chioda commented on the infamous Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan match that took place at WWE SummerSlam 2005. For those unaware, this match is best known for Shawn Michaels’ exaggerated “selling” of many of Hulk Hogan’s offensive moves.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On Michaels’ selling antics for the matchups: “I remember during that match thinking holy sh*t, he’s selling his ass off for f*cking Hogan. And then I’m like wait a minute, is he f**king around here? Knowing Shawn, sometimes he’ll do whatever he wants to do. I’m sure he got paid huge for it, but I just didn’t know which way Vince was going with Shawn at that point.”

On Hulk Hogan going over Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam: “Shawn had so much left in the tank for wrestling and stuff, I couldn’t believe that Hogan went over on Shawn. I remember there were always problems about if they’re going to have a rematch. Supposedly Hogan didn’t even want to job out if there was a second rematch. I don’t know if it had anything to do with way back in the day, because they never worked together before.”


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