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Who is Hulk Hogan?

by Ratan Srivastava
Hulk Hogan

Terry Eugene Bollea, popularly known by his new moniker Hulk Hogan, is indeed an American television personality as well as retired professional wrestler. He has largely considered as the most popular wrestler of a 1980s as well as the most well-known wrestling figure inside the world.

Hogan started his professional career wrestling career in 1977, but it wasn’t until 1983, when he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), that he acquired international notoriety. He featured eight of the very first nine versions of the WWF’s main yearly event, WrestleMania, as just a heroic all-American, helping to usher inside the 1980s professional wrestling boom. During his first reign, he won the WWF Championship five times, and his first reign was the second-longest in WWF history. He is the very first wrestler to win the Royal Rumble in consecutive years, doing it in 1990 and 1991.

Hogan left the WWF in 1993 to join World Championship Wrestling, a rival organisation (WCW). He holds the record for the longest reign as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, having won the title six times. He had a professional rebirth in 1996 when he took on the villainous image as “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan and became the leader of the successful New World Order (NWO) stable. As a result, during the “Monday Night Wars,” another boom in mainstream professional wrestling, he became a big player.

He featured three times at WCW’s annual includes representation Starrcade, including Starrcade ’97, the much more successful WCW pay-per-view history.

Following WWE’s acquisition of WCW the previous year, Hogan came towards the company in 2002, capturing the WWE Championship for just a record-tying (for the year) sixth time until quitting in 2003. In 2005, he got elected into in the WWE Hall of Fame, and then in 2020, he was honored again as a part of the NWO.

Hogan also wrestled again for American Wrestling Association (AWA), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNAW), where he won the inaugural IWGP Heavyweight Championship (TNA).

Hogan used to have a successful acting career both during and after his wrestling career, commencing with such a cameo appearance in Rocky III in 1982. He has appeared in a number of movies and three television episodes (Hogan Knows Best, Thunder in Paradise, and China, IL), as well as Right Guard advertisements and Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, a video game. He was indeed the lead singer for The Wrestling Boot Band, whose only album, Hulk Rules, charted at No. 12 upon that Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.

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