Saturday, January 16, 2010


Hulk Hogan

The big Guy


Hulk Hogan

Hogan rose to fame in the late 70s and early 80s as the face of the then WWF as its owner Vincent K McMahon (a sure fire future CVW) changed the face of wrestling from a series of cheesy regional promotions to one cheesy national promotion. It was the golden era of professional wrestling when the Real American could do no wrong dominating the entertainment world whilst telling kids to take their vitamins and say their prayers.
Everything the big guy McMahon calls Monster touched turned to gold. Movie deal followed TV deal. They didn’t even care when he started to lose his hair. And in many ways that’s where the trouble began. Hogan jumped ship from the WWE and went to WCW for more money. Slowly the wheels started to come off.

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Hulk Hogan VS Vincent K McMahon
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Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953) better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American actor, and semi-retired professional wrestler. He starred in the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best and is the co-host of American Gladiators on NBC. In addition, he makes frequent guest appearances on his daughter's reality show, Brooke Knows Best.
Bollea had mainstream popularity in the mid 1980s through the early 1990s as the all-American, working-class hero character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF—now World Wrestling Entertainment) and was notable in the mid-to-late 1990s as "Hollywood" Hogan, a villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Following WCW's fold, he made a brief return to the WWE in the early 2000s, combining elements of his two most famous personas.
Bollea was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and is officially a twelve-time world champion: a six time WWF/E Champion and a six time WCW World Heavyweight Champion as well as a former one time Tag Team Champion with Edge. He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991.

Ring name(s) The Super Destroyer
Sterling Golden
Terry Boulder
Incredible Hulk Hogan
The Fabulous Hulk Hogan
Terry "Hulk" Hogan
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Machine
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Hollywood Hogan
Mr. America
Billed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed weight 302 lb (137 kg)
Born August 11, 1953 (1953-08-11) (age 55)
Augusta, Georgia
Resides Tampa, Florida
Billed from Venice Beach, California
Washington, D.C. (as Mr. America)
Hollywood, California (as Hollywood Hogan)
Trained by Hiro Matsuda
Debut August 10, 1977

The son of Ruth, a homemaker and dance teacher, and Peter Bollea, a construction foreman, he was raised in Tampa, Florida. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball. He began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes, and he regularly attended cards at the Tampa Sportatorium. It was at one of those wrestling cards where he first turned his attention towards "Superstar" Billy Graham and looked to him for inspiration. Hogan was also a skilled musician, spending ten years playing bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands. Many of the wrestlers who competed in the Florida territory at that time visited the bars where Hogan was performing. He then attended the University of South Florida, of which he later dropped out; he spent most of his time at a local gym, where he met pro wrestler Mike Graham, the son of legendary wrestler and National Wrestling Alliance president Eddie Graham. Hogan's physical stature also caught the attention of Jack Brisco and his brother Gerald. Together, they convinced Hogan to try wrestling. Having been a wrestling fan since childhood, Hogan agreed, and in 1976, Mike Graham introduced Hogan to Hiro Matsuda, who was among the sport's top trainers. According to Hogan, during their first training session, Matsuda sarcastically asked him, "So you want to be a wrestler?" and purposely broke Hogan's leg.
Within a year, Matsuda had prepared him for his professional debut, in which Eddie Graham booked him against Brian Blair in Fort Myers, Florida on August 10, 1977. A short time later, Bollea donned a mask and assumed the persona of "The Super Destroyer," a hooded character first played by Don Jardine and subsequently used by several other wrestlers. A few months later, he joined Louie Tillet's Alabama territory, where he tag teamed with Ed Leslie (later known as Brutus Beefcake) as Terry and Ed Boulder. These early matches as a tag team with the surname Boulder being used by both men prompted a rumor among wrestling fans unaware of the inner workings of the sport that Hogan and Beefcake were brothers, as few people actually knew their real names outside of immediate friends, family, and of course the various promoters the two worked for. During this time, he appeared on a talk show, where he sat beside Lou Ferrigno, star of the television series The Incredible Hulk. The host commented how Terry, who stood 6 ft 7 in and weighed 295 pounds with 24 inch biceps, actually dwarfed "the Hulk." As a result, Bollea began performing as Terry "The Hulk" Boulder and sometimes wrestled as Sterling Golden.
In May 1979, Bollea had an early shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, whose holder was at the time generally recognized as the industry's best. In June 1979, Bollea won his first wrestling championship, the NWA Southeast Heavyweight Championship, recognized in Alabama and Tennessee when he defeated Ox Baker.

Championships and accomplishments:
New Japan Pro Wrestling
IWGP Tournament winner (1983)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI Comeback of the Year (1994, 2002)
PWI Feud of the Year (1986) vs. Paul Orndorff
PWI Match of the Year (1985) with Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff at WrestleMania
PWI Match of the Year (1988) vs. André the Giant at The Main Event
PWI Match of the Year (1990) vs. The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI
PWI Match of the Year (2002) vs. The Rock at WrestleMania X-8
PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1996, 1998)
PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1983, 1999)
PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1985, 1989, 1990)
PWI Wrestler of the Year (1987, 1991, 1994)
Southeastern Championship Wrestling
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (1 time)
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division) (2 times)
World Championship Wrestling
WCW World Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
World Wrestling Entertainment
WWE Championship (6 times)
World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Edge
WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)
WWE Royal Rumble winner (1990)
WWE Royal Rumble winner (1991)

In late 1979 former NWA World Champion Terry Funk introduced Bollea to World Wrestling Federation (WWF) chief Vincent J. McMahon, who was impressed with his charisma and physical stature. McMahon gave Bollea the last name Hogan, as he was obsessed with using Irish names. At this time, Hogan wrestled Bob Backlund for the WWF Championship, and he started his first big feud with André the Giant, which culminated in a match with André at Shea Stadium. Hulk Hogan claims in his autobiography that he and André the Giant were the reason for the Shea gate. However, Sammartino/Zbyszko sold out everywhere they wrestled leading up the show. Hogan and Andre wrestled in White Plains, New York, drawing 1,200 in a building that held 3,500 as the main event before they wrestled at Shea.
(The above biography has been copied in part or in whole from an article on "The Free Encyclopedia.")

SummerSlam 1988
Main Event Tag Team Match
The Megapowers (Hulk Hogan & randy Savage)
VS The Megabucks (Andre The Giant & Ted DiBiase)
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Hulk Hogan VS Yokozuna
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"My Life Outside the Ring" (St. Martin's Press, 320 pages, $25.99), by Hulk Hogan: He may have had his own reality show and starred as Thunderlips in "Rocky III," but Hulk Hogan will always be remembered as the wrestling legend who told children to take their vitamins and say their prayers, brother.
So even though the Hulkster-whose real name is Terry Bollea-titled his book "My Life Outside the Ring," the fans who want to know anything about him are probably more curious about his life inside the squared circle.
(DINESH RAMDE, The Associated Press, October 28, 2009)
Hogan does provide a few of those fascinating gems. He describes how he shredded his back muscles when he bodyslammed Andre the Giant in Wrestlemania, and how the Undertaker administered a Tombstone pile-driver that made Hogan's upper body go numb.
(DINESH RAMDE, The Associated Press, October 28, 2009)

Hulk Hogan VS The Undertaker

Those intriguing vignettes are infrequent, but that's OK. As it turns out, the stories of his personal life, especially his childhood, are equally intriguing.
Hogan was raised in a poor Florida home and dabbled in music before discovering his passion for professional wrestling. He hoped to impress local wrestlers enough to get his own shot in the ring, but the more he pestered them the more they drove him away. But Hogan persevered. To chase his dreams he followed a circuitous route through the South and as far north as Minnesota.
Later chapters focus on his challenges-an estranged wife with an apparent drinking problem, a teenage son who served jail time for a car crash that left his best friend with severe head injuries, a lifetime of post-wrestling back and knee problems.
Hogan doesn't shy away from sharing personal details of his family's tragedies. But he does it in a way that sometimes feels like he's orchestrating a bit of a public-relations campaign. For example, Hogan, who faces a civil lawsuit from the parents of the injured boy, repeatedly emphasizes that he considers the boy a second son and prays for him every day. He also portrays himself as a naive but well-intentioned husband who can't understand why his wife is so angry and hell-bent on destroying their family. Besides that, the book is a quick read that is, for the most part, highly entertaining. Hogan comes across as a likable person, the same larger-than-life character he portrayed in the ring.
Even through the written word, Hogan makes it easy to remember why Hulkamania ran wild for so many years
(DINESH RAMDE, The Associated Press, October 28, 2009)

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Hulk Hogan is arguably the most famous WWE Superstar of all time. World Wrestling Entertainment was never the same after Hogan replaced an injured Bob Backlund and defeated The Iron Sheik for the WWE Championship on January 23, 1984, at Madison Square Garden. A phenomenon was born.
Whether SummerSlam is truly his final match or just the beginning of another outbreak of Hulkamania, the name Hulk Hogan will always be synonymous with sports-entertainment.
Hulk Hogan has been in the particular company since right after its making. An old knight is what people term him as. It all started from the old WWF Hulk Hogan and now he is the present crowd boggling WWE Hulk Hogan. "Bad ass" man is what they quote him as. As far as the Hulk Hogan theme is concerned it verily projects only one character that is rugged with a bad attitude and not taking a NO for an answer guy.

Hulk Hogan Wallpapers

The company holds Hulk Hogan as one of their most prized possessions and due importance is given to his presence not only by the crowd but the people in the company as well. To signify his importance to the company, Hulk Hogan wallpapers and Hulk Hogan videos are put to orders under high demand on the merchandise section.
Hulk Hogan theme music is devised by one of the leading rock bands available. Hulk Hogan mp3's have made a huge profit as these bands are dedicated to give their music a touch of his character that was dark in the beginning and very much violent in the present. During the past years Hulk Hogans entrance was supposed to be one of the best where darkness cloaked his arrival and in a flash he was seen in the ring without any one noticing. Of all the clips online Hulk Hogan videos are in heavy demand as people are hugely entertained by this icon in the wrestling stream.
Hulk Hogan has a major part of the official website as Hulk Hogan midi downloads or Hulk Hogan galleries. Snapshots are available for almost every event that this super star has been through. You can find snapshots regarding Hulk Hogan nude and Hulk Hogan naked pictures. Surely explicit pictures do exist but people tend to overview that fact. Hulk Hogan pictures are a collection of his fight sequences or other appearance. Other part of the website is dedicated to the Hulk Hogan fan fiction.
People are intrigued by the life style of Hulk Hogan and want to know about his daily chores or other concerning acts that he performs. These facts are supported in the Hulk Hogan bio section. A detailed biography of the person is provided and one can know almost everything about Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan as a wrestler has been the pioneer in many achievements regarding WWE's scenario. He has no doubt added his name to the hall of fame of great wrestlers. Hulk Hogan logos, pictures and videos are verily more popular and in demand than other wrestlers in the same field.

Hulk Hogan at the gym
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From The Insider


The blonde and muscle-bound Hogan, sporting his trademark 24-inch pythons, urged youngsters to say their prayers and eat their vitamins. His historic championship run would last nearly four years, a reign nobody has even come close to matching in the last two decades. Hogan's success brought unprecedented mainstream attention to wrestling, even landing Hogan in television and movie roles.
He took on all comers and soundly defeated the likes of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and King Kong Bundy. Then at WrestleMania III, in front of a record-breaking crowd at the Pontiac Silverdome, Hogan met his toughest challenge to date. Hogan was forced to defend the WWE Championship against his former friend, the undefeated Andre the Giant. In one of the most memorable moments in professional wrestling history, Hogan lifted the mighty Giant in the air for a body slam before pinning the Hall of Famer for the win.
(By Interior Design, Dec 1, 2007 at

Hulk Hogan VS Andre the Giant

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Hulk Hogan VS Andre The Giant
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Hogan would eventually lose the championship to Andre the Giant in 1988 in a controversial match, but would regain it in April 1989 when he defeated another former friend, Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Between 1989 and 1993, Hogan, known for his powerful and often imitated leg drop, would hold the championship four times.
Amazingly, Hogan headlined eight of the first nine WrestleManias, highlighted by his WrestleMania III victory over Andre the Giant at the Pontiac Silverdome before more than 90,000 fans. Hogan, who also had memorable rivalries with Ultimate Warrior, Undertaker and Sgt. Slaughter, also won the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991.
He left for WCW in 1994, where he shocked the world and helped form the New World Order with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash two years later. Hogan won the WCW Championship six times between 1994 and 1999.
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Hulk Hogan VS Sgt Slaughter

Hollywood Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8
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Hollywood Hulk Hogan VS The Rock

Hogan returned to WWE in January 2002, eventually facing The Rock at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto. Hogan returned to WWE donning the black and white colors of the nWo, but the fans demanded that he go back to his traditional colors of red and yellow, and Hogan was more than happy to oblige. After returning to the red and yellow, Hogan defeated Triple H to win his sixth WWE Championship, and also teamed with Edge to win his first-ever World Tag Team Championship.
After leaving WWE once again in 2003, Hogan returned to the spotlight when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame prior to WrestleMania 21. At the induction ceremony, the fans chanted for "One More Match," a request that took the Hulkster by surprise. The next night, he gave the fans another memorable WrestleMania moment when he saved Eugene from an attack.
If the fans weren't enough to draw Hogan back to the ring, a plea from another legendary Superstar certainly was. In April 2005, Shawn Michaels needed a tag-team partner to face the same men that Hogan had taken out at WrestleMania. He begged the Hulkster to listen to the fans, and Hogan finally accepted the request. At Backlash, Hogan and HBK teamed up and were victorious.
However, things soon turned sour in their relationship. After another tag-team victory with HBK on RAW in July, Michaels stunned the world by nailing the Hulkster with Sweet Chin Music. HBK later challenged Hogan to a match at SummerSlam, claiming he needed to face him one on one to validate his own legacy. Hogan accepted the challenge, and when Legend and Icon met at SummerSlam, it was the Hulkster who walked away victorious. After the match, HBK and Hogan shared a handshake in a show of respect.
After a brief appearance at Raw Homecoming in October 2005, Hogan would not return again until July 2006. Along with daughter Brooke, the Hulkster appeared on Saturday Night's Main Event. There, the Hogans were accosted by Randy Orton, who eventually RKOed Hogan onto a car and challenged him to a match at SummerSlam. Hogan accepted, and his perfect SummerSlam record stayed intact when he pinned Orton at the Biggest Party of the Summer.
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Hulk Hogan VS Randy Orton
RAW Legend VS Legend Killer Match
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