The big story coming out of Hulk Hogan Appreciation Night last night at Madison Square Garden is that they put up a "30 years of Hulkamania banner" at the top of the arena between the Knicks and Liberty championship banners, treated the same as retired jersey number. He's the first wrestler to get that treatment at MSG and the first I can think of at any major arena. There are a few videos of it on YouTube, and here's one that shows the banner going up.
WWE’s Hulk Hogan immortalized in Madison Square Garden with championship banner
It was Hulk Hogan Appreciation Night at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Friday. To celebrate, the WWE put on a special house show, during which arena officials unveiled a championship banner dedicated to Hogan, who at 61, has played to more sellout crowds at Madison Square Garden than any other WWE wrestler except fellow Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, according to the Miami Herald.
“History was made at #MSG tonight as The Immortal Hulk Hogan was honored at the World’s Most Famous Arena with the banner raising celebrating 30 years of Hulkamania and one of the greatest champions ever to walk into MSG,” Madison Square Garden posted to its official Facebook page.
The banner, which was presented by Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Jimmy Hart, Kevin Nash and Triple H, will hang permanently alongside those earned by the New York Knicks and Rangers.
Despite his fame, however, Hogan remained humble on Twitter last night, thanking his fellow WWE peers, as well as his fans who he says “made his life.”