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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. 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 André 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 »

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Brooke Hogan -- Not Exactly Denying Hulk WrestleMania Claims (VIDEO)

Brooke Hogan
Not Exactly Denying Hulk WrestleMania Claims

She got in huge trouble for saying WWE was trying to court Hulk Hogan for WrestleMania ... but Brooke Hogan ain't exactly backing off her claim. We saw Hulk's daughter at LAX and asked her why… READ MORE >

Hulk Hogan -- 'There's No Talk Of WrestleMania Return'

Hulk Hogan
'There's No Talk Of WrestleMania Return'

Hulk Hogan says he's had NO DISCUSSION with WWE about a WrestleMania return ... despite his daughter, Brooke Hogan, telling us he'd been contacted about a comeback. Brooke told TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Brooke Hogan -- Hulk's Negotiating a Return to WrestleMania (VIDEO)

Brooke Hogan
Hulk's Negotiating a Return to WrestleMania

Brooke Hogan dropped some interesting info Saturday night ... her dad may be appearing on WrestleMania. Brooke was leaving Catch when our photog asked about Hulk's return, after being banished… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Daughter Forming Wrestling League ... With DDP's Daughter (VIDEO)

Hulk Hogan
Daughter Forming Wrestling League ... With DDP's Daughter

Hulk Hogan's daughter vs. DDP's daughter? HELL YES!  It's going down for real -- the daughters of a bunch of pro wrestling legends are banding together to start their own league ... and it… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- 'Devastated over Chyna' ... 'Beautiful Soul'

Hulk Hogan
'Devastated Over Chyna' ... 'Beautiful Soul'

Hulk Hogan is mourning the death of his former co-worker Chyna ... saying he's "devastated" over her death. READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
Brooke Hogan -- Here's How My Dad Should Spend His $140 Million ... (VIDEO)

Brooke Hogan
Here's How Dad Should Spend His $140 Mil

Brooke Hogan has a good idea about who should benefit most from her dad, Hulk Hogan's $140 million sex tape judgment. We got Brooke at LAX Thursday, and she dropped some financial advice for… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Snoop Dogg -- Pumped to Be WWE Hall of Famer ... Here's My Hogan Impression (VIDEO)

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Snoop Dogg is PUMPED to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame ... so pumped he broke into a Hulk Hogan impression at the mere mention of the honor and we gotta say ... it's kinda dope.  READ MORE >

- 253 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Let Gawker Appeal ... I'm Getting My Money!

Hulk Hogan
Let Gawker Appeal I'm Getting My Money!

Hulk Hogan has no worries over Gawker appealing his $140 million judgment ... and he's acting like he's got money to burn. Hulk was at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in NYC Tuesday night when our… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago
Hulk Hogan --  Scores $25 Million in Punitive Damages

Hulk Hogan
Scores $25 Million in Punitive Damages

Hulk Hogan just scored $25 million in punitive damages in his sex tape lawsuit, bringing his total haul to $140 million.  A jury just awarded the famed wrestler the punitive award, with this… READ MORE >

- 262 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Judgment Could Swell to Nearly Half A BILLION DOLLARS

Hulk Hogan
Judgment Could Swell to Nearly Half a BILLION

The judgment Hulk Hogan got Friday could be small potatoes compared to what he could end up getting after the Florida jury socks Gawker with punitive damages for posting his sex tape. Hulk was… READ MORE >

- 264 days ago

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