Flashback Audio: Honky Tonk Man On How Vince McMahon Is In Real Life, Hulk Hogan's Influence

Above is audio from an interview WrestlingINC.com conducted with Honky Tonk Man regarding a variety of topics, including his experiences with Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon. We are posting interesting clips and stories from our interviews to our YouTube channel, so please take a moment to subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/WrestlingINC1.

Asked about Hulk Hogan, Honky had a bit of fun at the Hulkster's expense before getting serious.

"Oh, gosh. 'Oh, yeah, brother! You know, brother. You know, brother, brother, brother. I got a sex tape out, brother. Brother, brother, brother,'" he joked. "I don't know. The old Hulkster, he's like the wind; whatever direction's blowing, that's where he's going. [Laughs.]"

"What can you say? I know people want to hear me say bad things about people, but Hulk Hogan was the Muhammad Ali, the Tiger Woods of our era," he continued. "Tiger Woods changed the way people looked at golf. Muhammad Ali changed the way people looked at boxing. Hulk Hogan changed the way people looked at wrestling. For that reason, he has had an impact on my life, my family's life. Anyone in the wrestling business should bow down and say, 'Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.'"

Honky Tonk man also commented on his old boss, Vince McMahon:

"Of course, Vince McMahon, too," He began. "It took both of them and it took the vision of Vince McMahon. Even though -- people ask me everyday, 'How is Vince McMahon in real life?' I say, 'Just like he is on television.' [Laughs.] He is that character. Say what you want, but he has changed the business and made it [into] a real, legitimate, multi-billion dollar, worldwide company. As opposed to country fairs, rodeo arenas and things of that nature. You don't get to be in that position unless you're a ruthless, businessman. (George) Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees... Steinbrenner ruled with an iron fist. Vince is the Steinbrenner of wrestling.

"Anybody can say what they want," he added. "Stephanie (McMahon) and Triple H sure, they're behind the scenes. They might be able to persuade Vince this way or that way. I promise you that there's not one thing that happens that Vince McMahon does not no about. He runs that company."

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