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Hulk Hogan - Wikipedia. Hulk Hogan. Hogan in 2. Born. Terry Gene Bollea(1.
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S. Residence. Tampa, Florida, U. S. Beverly Hills, California, U. S. Occupation. Professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, musician. Years active. 19. Television. Hogan Knows Best. Spouse(s)Linda Claridge (m.
Jennifer Mc. Daniel (m. Children. Brooke Hogan. Nick Hogan. Family.
Horace Hogan (nephew)Website. Hulk. Hogan. com. Ring name(s)Hollywood Hogan. Hogan is regarded by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. Hogan is a twelve- time world champion: a six- time.
WWF World Heavyweight Champion/WWF Champion (with his last reign being as Undisputed WWF/WWE Champion) and a six- time. WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
He was the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumbles, in 1. Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2. Early life. Hogan was born Terry Eugene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia in 1.
When he was one and a half years old, his family moved to Port Tampa, Florida. He attracted scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, but an injury ended his baseball career. He began watching professional wrestling at 1. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes.
It was at one of those wrestling cards where he first turned his attention towards Superstar Billy Graham and looked to him for inspiration. After music gigs began to get in the way of his time in college, Hogan decided to drop out of the University of South Florida before receiving a degree. Impressed by Hogan's physical stature, the Brisco brothers asked Hiro Matsuda – the man who trained wrestlers working for Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) – to make him a potential trainee. Having been a wrestling fan since childhood. After wrestling a show for Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) in Memphis.
Watching the show backstage, Mary Jarrett noticed that Hogan was actually bigger than Ferrigno, who was well known at the time for having large muscles. Bollea would drop the title in January 1. Bob Armstrong. Bollea briefly wrestled in the Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW) territory from September thru December 1. Sterling Golden. World Wrestling Federation (1.
Later that year, former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk introduced Bollea to the company owner/promoter Vincent J. Mc. Mahon, who was impressed with his charisma and physical stature.
Mc. Mahon, who wanted to use an Irish name, gave Bollea the last name Hogan, and also wanted him to dye his hair red. Hogan claims his hair was already beginning to fall out by that time, and he refused to dye it, simply replying, . He made his first appearance at Madison Square Garden, defeating Ted Di. Biase after a bearhug.
After the match, Hogan thanked Di. Biase for putting him over and told him that he .
Hogan first appeared on May 1. WWF. He occasionally toured the country over the next few years, facing a wide variety of opponents ranging from Tatsumi Fujinami to Abdullah the Butcher. When competing in Japan, Hogan used a vastly different repertoire of wrestling moves, relying on more technical, traditional wrestling holds and maneuvers as opposed to the power- based, brawling style American fans became accustomed to seeing from him. In addition, Hogan used the Axe Bomber, a crooked arm lariat, as his finisher in Japan instead of the running leg drop that has been his standard finisher in America. Hogan still made appearances for the WWF, even unsuccessfully challenging Pedro Morales for the Intercontinental Championship on March 2. In 1. 98. 4, Hogan returned to NJPW to wrestle Inoki in the finals of the IWGP League, in which he lost the title belt by countout, thanks to interference from Riki Choshu. Hogan also defended his WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Inoki, Seiji Sakaguchi, and Tatsumi Fujinami among others, until the WWF ended their relationship with New Japan in October 1.
American Wrestling Association (1. After filming his scene for Rocky III against the elder Mc. Mahon's wishes, Hogan made his debut in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), owned by Verne Gagne. Hogan started his AWA run as a villain, taking on . This did not last for long as the AWA fans fell in love with Hogan's presence and Hogan became the top fan favorite of the AWA, battling the Heenan Family and Nick Bockwinkel. Hogan's turn as a fan favorite came at the end of July 1.
August, Jerry Blackwell, after suffering a pinfall loss to Brad Rheingans, began beating down Rheingans and easily fighting off anyone who tried to run in for the save; however, Hogan ran in, got the upper hand and ran Blackwell from the ring. Hogan was eventually victorious in his feud with Blackwell and by the end of 1. Bockwinkel, and as word began spreading about Hogan's prolific role in the soon- to- be- released Rocky III, Hogan's star power only grew. It was through those encounters that Hogan began matching wits with Bobby Heenan, a man that he would feud with throughout the remainder of the 1.
Return to WWFThe crowning of Hulkamania (1. After purchasing the company from his father in 1. Vincent K. Mc. Mahon had plans to expand the territory into a nationwide promotion, and he handpicked Hogan to be the company's showpiece attraction due to his charisma and name recognition. Hogan made his return at a television taping in St. Louis, Missouri on December 2.
Bill Dixon. He's a great man. He's told me he's not gonna have Blassie around. The storyline shortcut was necessary because less than three weeks later on January 2. Hogan won his first WWF World Heavyweight Championship, pinning.
The Iron Sheik (who had Blassie in his corner) in Madison Square Garden. As a consequence, The Iron Sheik won the title from Backlund first and then dropped it to Hogan. However, this was mostly made to not make two fan favorites face each other. Immediately after the title win, commentator Gorilla Monsoon proclaimed: . Hogan frequently referred to his fans as . Eventually, a fourth demandment (believing in oneself) was added during his feud with Earthquake in 1. Hogan's ring gear developed a characteristic yellow- and- red color scheme; his ring entrances involved him ritualistically ripping his shirt off his body, flexing, and listening for audience cheers in an exaggerated manner.
The majority of Hogan's matches during this time involved him wrestling heels who had been booked as unstoppable monsters, using a format which became near- routine: Hogan would deliver steady offense, but eventually lose momentum, seemingly nearing defeat. After being hit with his opponent's finishing move, he would then experience a sudden second wind, fighting back while . His signature maneuvers – pointing at the opponent (which would later be accompanied by a loud . That finishing sequence would occasionally change depending on the storyline and opponent; for instance, with . The centerpiece attraction for the first Wrestle.
Mania on March 3. Hogan teamed with legit friend, TV and movie star Mr. T to defeat his archrival . He was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated (the first and as of 2. TV Guide, and People magazines, while also appearing on The Tonight Show and having his own CBSSaturday morning cartoon titled Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling. Hogan, as the premier WWF icon, headlined seven of the first eight Wrestle. Mania events. AT& T reported that the 9.
WWF was the single biggest 9. Hogan retained the title by disqualification after Bob Orton interfered and hit Hogan with his cast. Throughout 1. 98. Hogan made successful title defenses against challengers such as Terry Funk. Then, on an edition of Piper's Pit, Hogan was confronted by Bobby . During the match, Hogan hit a body slam on the 5.
Andr. This was notably used to give Bad News Brown his first WWF loss at a Madison Square Garden house show before it was discarded altogether.? At the Royal Rumble in 1. Hogan eliminated Savage from the Royal Rumble match while eliminating Bad News Brown, which caused tension, only to be eliminated by The Twin Towers himself. In May on WWF on NESN, Hogan retained the title by losing once again by countout against Savage. This was also the last time the WWF World Heavyweight Championship was referred to as such during a televised title defense, as Hogan's next successful title defense against The Honky Tonk Man on the July 1.
Saturday Night's Main Event saw the title being renamed and referred simply as the WWF Championship. Also during Hogan's second reign as champion, he starred in the movie No Holds Barred, which was the inspiration of a feud with Hogan's co- star Tom Lister, Jr., who appeared at wrestling events as his movie character, Zeus (an . Hogan, however, was easily able to defeat Zeus in a series of matches across the country during late 1. Summer. Slam, in which Hogan and Brutus Beefcake topped Zeus and Savage. Hogan and Beefcake then defeated Zeus and Savage in a rematch at the No Holds Barred pay- per- view to end the feud.
Hogan also had defeated Savage to retain the WWF Championship in their official Wrestle. Mania rematch on October 1. United Kingdom- only pay- per- view First WWF UK Event at London Arena. On television, announcers explained that Hogan's injuries and his Wrestle.
Mania VI loss to Warrior both took such a huge toll on his fighting spirit that he wanted to retire. Viewers were asked to write letters to Hogan and send postcards asking for his return (they got a postcard- sized picture in return, autographed by Hogan, as a . Hogan returned by Summer. Slam, and he for several months dominated Earthquake in a series of matches across the country. Hogan became the first wrestler to win two Royal Rumble matches in a row.
Slaughter, defeating him for his third WWF Championship, and then defeating him again in the rematch at United Kingdom- only pay- per- vew UK Rampage at London Arena. The feud remained unresolved, as Hogan lost the WWF Championship to The Undertaker at Survivor Series.