WrestleMania 31 is just a few hours away from getting underway at Levi's Stadium but, speaking today, Hulk Hogan has opened up about a 'Mania 25 match which, had it not had to be cancelled last minute, would have topped anything that could happen in California this evening.
Taking part in a Q&A session in San Francisco, the WWE legend confirmed that he was all set to take on John Cena at WrestleMania 25 until injury put pay to the idea.
After Hogan had to pull out of the prospective clash, Cena ultimately went up against Edge and Big Show in a triple threat match for the WWE Heavyweight Championship.
"WrestleMania 25, I was supposed to take on John Cena in Orlando and my back blew out," Hogan said when asked about his biggest WrestleMania disappointment.
"I was in the middle of my fifth or sixth back surgery. I was supposed to wrestle John, that was my most disappointing one, not being there."
Two worlds collide
The match would surely have gone down in WrestleMania folklore had Hulk Hogan's body allowed it to take place.
Hogan always draws a huge crowd amongst young and old WWE fans whilst, unlike in today's current anti-Cena climate, John Cena was near the height of his popularity as the ultimate baby face back in 2009.
Had Vince McMahon been able to get the two bona fide Superstars in the ring on the Grandest Stage of Them All it would have brought the house down.
Hulk Hogan has achieved virtually everything possible during his time in the business but the veteran has spoken several times about wishing he had fought John Cena.
Now aged 61 it looks like he, and the WWE Universe, will never get to see it happen. WrestleMania 25 may just have been as close as we will ever get.
What do you think WWE fans? Who do you think would have won had this epic match have taken place? Let us know in the comments section below...
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