Insofar as what Vince was looking to do with/to the wrestling industry - the direction he wanted to take it - Hogan delivered better than probably anyone else was capable of doing at that time.
That said, there were & are plenty of people who donít like what was done, and thus, donít like the Hulkster or the old man.
Traditionalists who were raised on champions like Harley Race, Terry Funk, and Ric Flair likely scoff at the circus that was the WWF.
But, you canít argue with success.
Vinceís vision reached the most people, and thatís why his product put the most asses in the most seats, and itĎs why everyone else has gone out of business while he has perseveredÖPERIOD!
I canít stand Jim Carey and Will Ferrell, but most people do seem to like them.
Regardless of what I think, those two tards command $25+ million per picture.
And, Iím sure that neither they, nor their studios give a ratís ass what I think because they're too busy counting their money.
Oh, I won't disagree with VKM and Hogans financial success, but they killed the sport for me. A good comparison, and I don't know if you follow it, but NASCAR. In the south everybody followed it, at least casually for years....throw keg parties during races, etc... but once corporate America took the sport over in the 90's it has turned to shit. tons of money, but that isn't how I measure whether something is a "good product" or not.
And your acting analogy is perfect. Hogan is like Arnie during the 80's and Flair, Funk, Race are like DeNiro, Nicholson and Newman.