Not giving an opinion on this fight, but I don't know where people got the idea that Hulk has a "base" level.
Precisely mate! I've been asking this question probably for about 4 months now. "base" Hulk does not exist. It's more like Hulk becomes stronger from the point he starts. That's it. That doesn't mean ALL his transformation are going to start at the same "base". Most people become silent after i mention this.
Not a Hulk expert, but IIRC, where he starts off at depends on his emotional state. Like if he's angry or emotionally shocked enough as Banner, he can jump to WBH off the bat.
Which is the main reason he doesn't have a "base" lvl... Im doing a thread about this...