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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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Hulk Hogan Lands Big New Endorsement Deal ... What N-Word Scandal?

Hulk Hogan
Lands Big New Endorsement Deal ... What N-Word Scandal?

Former WWE Hulk Hogan is bouncing back from the n-word scandal that ended his WWE career ... by signing on as the spokesman for a major sports gambling website.   READ MORE >

Hulk Hogan On N-Word Rant -- I Wanted to Kill Myself

Hulk Hogan
On N-Word Rant: I Wanted to Kill Myself

Hulk Hogan says his life was in shambles at the time he went on his N-word rant -- and things were so bad, he contemplated suicide.   READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- I Still Love WWE ... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

Hulk Hogan
I Still Love WWE ... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Roddy Was My Best Friend ... I'll Miss Him

Hulk Hogan
Roddy Was My Best Friend ... I'll Miss Him

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- 332 days ago
Hulk Hogan: Gawker Leaked N-Word Story ... They Should Be Jailed

Hulk Hogan:
Gawker Leaked N-Word Story ... They Should Be Jailed

8:13 AM PT -- Gawker is adamantly DENYING leaking the information.  Gawker's President and general counsel Heather Dietrick tells us, "Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he… READ MORE >

- 335 days ago
Rowdy Roddy Piper -- Don't Judge Hulk Hogan ... He Was Going Through a Rough Patch (VIDEO)

Rowdy Roddy Piper
Don't Judge Hulk He Was Going Through a Rough Patch

Rowdy Roddy Piper has a new excuse for Hulk Hogan's racist rant -- telling us his old wrestling pal was dealing with a major tragedy when he dropped the n-word ... over and over ... on his… READ MORE >

- 337 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Blowin' Off Steam

Hulk Hogan
Blowin' Off Steam

Hulk Hogan tried to maintain his daily regime by hitting the gym Saturday. Hulk is on the ropes after his racist comments surfaced ... comments he made 8 years ago which were recorded on a sex… READ MORE >

- 338 days ago
WWE Owner Vince McMahon's a Raging Hypocrite … He Hurled the N-Word, Too

Hulk Hogan
WWE Owner Vince McMahon Is Raging Hypocrite He Hurled the N-Word, Too

Vince McMahon proudly hurled the n-word on national TV, which makes his decision to fire Hulk Hogan for the same offense outrageous ... so claims Hulk. Vince was doing backstage color after… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
Mike Epps -- Black Guys Gonna Keep Datin' Your Daughter!!! (VIDEO)

Mike Epps
Black Guys Gonna Keep Datin' Your Daughter

Mike Epps is done with Hulk Hogan and what's more, Mike says Hulk has lost his hood pass and his ticket to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. The comedian blew into LAX Friday and made it clear ...… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
George Foreman -- Quit Grilling Hulk Hogan ... He's a 'Good Guy'

George Foreman
Quit Grilling Hulk ... He's a 'Good Guy'

Boxing legend George Foreman isn't jumping on the bandwagon against his "friend" Hulk Hogan -- and swears he's not a racist. Foreman told TMZ Sports ... “I have known Hulk Hogan for… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago

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