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Hulk Hogan

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One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time. Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia, to Ruth V. (Moody), a dance teacher, and Peter Bollea, a construction foreman. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and French descent. He was raised in Port Tampa, Florida. Hogan made his pro debut in 1978 and wrestled as "Sterling Golden" before becoming "Hulk." Hogan was getting main event matches while wrestling in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) in the early 1980s before he was cast as Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). That bit of casting propelled Hogan into the spotlight and he was soon to enter the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. At the time, the WWF was just beginning to go from local television (they were based in the Northeast U.S.) to national, and Hogan's personality (and some well-done marketing and PR, plus the Wrestlemania series) helped to transform not only the WWF, but wrestling into the big show it is today. Hogan won the WWF title numerous times, and was credited with dealing AndrĂ© the Giant his first loss in pro wrestling. Hogan was soon seen everywhere -- television, cartoons, movies, records and lunch boxes -- but he was a part of the steroid scandal in the WWF, and quietly left the organization. Hogan laid low in wrestling circles, but continued to act before coming back, this time with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the WWF's bitter rival. Hogan helped create the New World Order, the main bunch of badmen in WCW, and became more popular than ever. He abandoned his trademark red and yellow colors for black, and even dyed his beard black. He still wrestles as of today, and, like it or not, is probably one of the best entertainers in any form of show business. He always put on a show.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Brooke Hogan Says Hulk Would Be Unifying Senator

Brooke Hogan
Dad Would Kick Ass as Senator But I Want Him in the Ring

Brooke Hogan's not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of her dad running for Senator -- but only because she thinks his heart's really in the squared circle ... of wrestling, not politics.… READ MORE >

Roger Stone Says Hulk Hogan Can Win Senate Seat Because He's Famous

Roger Stone
I'm Pushing Hulk Hogan for Senate 'Cause Fame Trumps All!!!

Roger Stone has one good reason for floating the idea of Hulk Hogan running for a U.S. Senate seat -- and that reason's sitting in the Oval Office right now. We got President… READ MORE >

- 23 hours ago
Hulk Hogan's Flattered People Want Him to Run for U.S. Senate, BUT ...

Hulk Hogan
If I Run for U.S. Senate I'd Win Big!!!

Hulk Hogan may have retired from wrestling, but someone powerful is twisting his arm hard ... to run for U.S. Senate ... something he says doesn't interest him, but he made it clear to us that… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Nick Hogan: Hulk Hogan Can Still Kick Ass, But WWE Return Is Tough

Nick Hogan
Hulk Hogan Can Still Kick Ass ... But, WWE Return Is Tough

Don't rule out a Hulk Hogan-WWE reunion -- so says Hulk's son, Nick, who told us his 64-year-old dad is totally in good enough shape to "beat somebody's ass." Nick couldn't tell us whether… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
The Rock Might Not Make My Mount Rushmore, Says Hulk Hogan's Son

The Rock
Might Not Make My Mount Rushmore ... Says Nick Hogan

Hulk Hogan's son, Nick, says he's got one tiny problem with Ric Flair's pro wrestling Mount Rushmore -- The Rock.  Naitch posted a hilarious photo of his 4 GOATs last weekend -- Rock,… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Ric Flair Could Still Mount WWE Comeback, Says Hulk Hogan's Daughter

Brooke Hogan
Ric Flair Could Come Back to WWE As for My Dad ...

Ric Flair ain't just not dead ... The Nature Boy's doing so well, he could mount a WWE comeback -- so says Brooke Hogan, who just talked to Ric on a trip to see her dad.  Hulk Hogan's… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair Doing Better, Thank God

Hulk Hogan
Ric Flair Doing Better Thank God

Hulk Hogan is thanking God Ric Flair seems to be doing better after his medical emergency. Hulk was at Newark Airport Friday when he told the photog his famous counterpart seems to be improving.… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Hulk Hogan Praying for Ric Flair, 'It's Time to Kick Out, Brother'

Hulk Hogan
I'm Praying for Ric Flair, Brother 'It's Time to Kick Out'

Hulk Hogan is sending prayers and positive thoughts to his fellow wrestling legend, Ric Flair -- saying, "It's time to kick out." Hogan and Flair had some of the greatest matches in wrestling… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
Hulk Hogan Keeps All of His Used Bandanas, Hundreds of 'Em! (VIDEO)

Hulk Hogan
I Keep All My Used Bandanas ... Seriously!

Hulk Hogan says he's saved almost ALL of the iconic bandanas he's rocked over the years -- hundreds of them -- and he's even got a favorite!! The pro wrestling legend was at LAX with his BFF,… READ MORE >

- 266 days ago
Brooke Hogan's Desperately Trying to Find Lost Dog with Hulk's Help (PHOTO)

Brooke Hogan
Help Me Find My Dog Hulk Springs into Action

Brooke Hogan is sick with grief ... her pooch has gone missing so now her dad has mobilized his troops to hep find her. Hulk put out a call for "HULKAMANIACS" in Van Nuys ... where… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
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