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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 -- 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 >

Hulk Hogan -- Here's What Victory Looks Like (PHOTO)

Hulk Hogan
Here's What Victory Looks Like

Hulk Hogan looked chill Friday night after his enormous legal win. Hulk snagged $115 million from Gawker after a jury decided the website violated his privacy by posting his sex tape. Hogan hung… READ MORE >

- 310 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- $115 MILLION VICTORY ... In Gawker Sex Tape Case

Hulk Hogan
$115 MILLION VICTORY In Gawker Sex Tape Case

Talk about a leg drop ...  Hulk Hogan just won BIG in his war with Gawker -- with a jury awarding the WWE legend a $115 MILLION judgment against the company for publishing part of his sex… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Back on TV ... Pitching A Loan Again, Naturally

Hulk Hogan
Back On TV Pitching A Loan Again, Naturally

Hulk Hogan is back and in black -- this time as a spokesperson for 800-Loan-Mart commercials.  The Hulkster caught some heat last year regarding certain racist remarks that were made… READ MORE >

- 366 days ago
King Kong Bundy: 'Memba Him?!

King Kong Bundy
'MEMBA HIM?!

Chris Pallies is best known for playing the ruff and tumble wrestling villain King Kong Bundy -- and even went head-to-head with Hulk Hogan during the WrestleMania II title fight -- in the heyday… READ MORE >

- 413 days ago
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 >

- 500 days ago
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 >

- 511 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 >

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

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

Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sports ... he's devastated over the news of his friend Roddy Piper -- saying, "I will forever miss him." "He was my best friend. He is a legend." Hogan adds, "God's gain is… READ MORE >

- 542 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 >

- 544 days ago

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