MIAMI, FL - APRIL 23:  Groom David Grutman and Hulk Hogan arrive to David Grutman's and model Isabela Rangel wedding in Wynwood Wall on April 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by John Parra/GC Images)
How Hulk Hogan got his infamous black eye before WrestleMania IX
While Hulk Hogan celebrated his newly-won WWF Championship after beating Yokozuna at WrestleMania IX, it could be seen clearly that the Hulkster had a black eye. Hogan claimed that he got the injury in a jet ski accident while riding with Brutus Beefcake when “the ski hit [him] in the face,” and “broke [his] orbital socket.”
However, Jim Cornette claims Hogan’s story is incorrect, and the real reason behind the black eye was because of WWE Hall of Famer Randy Savage. According to him, “Savage found out that [his wife] Elizabeth had run off to Hogan's house and was staying with Linda [Hogan's ex-wife] because Linda and Elizabeth were friends.”
Cornette continued, “Hogan didn't tell Savage that she was there, which is why when Savage confronted him with that, he confronted him by punching him in the f*****g eye, and that's why Hogan had a black eye at WrestleMania IX.” Cornette recounted this incident during episode 179 of “Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru.”