54 Facts About Hulk Hogan

1. Hulk Hogan was inducted in the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame on May 3, 2018.

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2. Hulk Hogan received the honor in part because meeting Hogan is one of the most requested "wishes" of the terminally ill children benefited by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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3. On October 15, 2012, Hulk Hogan filed a lawsuit against Bubba and Heather Clem for invading his privacy.

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4. Hulk Hogan served as the best man at Bubba's January 2007 wedding.

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5. In 2015, Hulk Hogan was a judge on the sixth season of Tough Enough, alongside Paige and Daniel Bryan, but due to the scandal, he was replaced by The Miz after episode 5.

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6. Hulk Hogan hosted and judged the short-lived reality show, Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling.

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7. On July 10, 2005, VH1 premiered Hulk Hogan Knows Best a reality show which centered around Hogan, his then-wife Linda, and their children Brooke and Nick.

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8. In 2001, Hulk Hogan guest-starred on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.

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9. Hulk Hogan played the role of Zeus in Little Hercules in 3D.

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10. Hulk Hogan is the star of The Ultimate Weapon, in which Brutus Beefcake appears in a cameo.

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11. Hulk Hogan became a distributor for multi-level marketing company ViSalus Sciences after looking for business opportunities outside of wrestling.

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12. On March 24, 2011, Hulk Hogan made a special appearance on American Idol, giving a big surprise to wrestling fans Paul McDonald and James Durbin.

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13. Hulk Hogan stated in a press release that the game would be "true to [his] experiences in wrestling" and use his classic wrestling moves like the Doublehand Choke Lift and Strong Clothesline.

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14. Hulk Hogan has since endorsed a grill known as "The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill".

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15. Hulk Hogan made his television return on November 2, 2018 at Crown Jewel.

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16. On February 27, 2015, Hulk Hogan was honored at Madison Square Garden during a WWE live event dubbed "Hulk Hogan Appreciation Night" with a special commemorative banner hanging from the rafters, honoring his wrestling career and historic matches he had in the arena.

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17. Hulk Hogan encountered TNA founder Jeff Jarrett on the broadcast, appearing via video wall and interrupting Jarrett's company success speech, stating that Carter was instrumental to the company's survival, and that just like the rest, Jarrett would have to earn his spot in TNA.

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18. On October 27, 2009, it was announced that Hulk Hogan had signed a contract to join TNA on a full-time basis.

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19. The next week, Hulk Hogan quit WWE due to frustration with the creative team.

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20. Hulk Hogan was the subject of a storyline that took place after Hogan was forced by Mr McMahon to sit out the rest of his contract.

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21. Hulk Hogan used Hogan's "Real American" as entrance theme and all of Hogan's signature gestures, moves, and phrases.

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22. Hulk Hogan defeated Curt Hennig in this match and felt healthy enough to accept an offer to return to the WWF in February 2002.

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23. Hulk Hogan had a critically panned rematch with The Warrior at Halloween Havoc, where his nephew Horace aided his victory.

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24. Hulk Hogan feuded with The Dungeon of Doom, which led to a WarGames match at Fall Brawl where Hogan's team won.

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25. Hulk Hogan continued his feud with Flair, which culminated in a steel cage match (with Flair's career on the line and Mr T as the special guest referee) that Hogan won.

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26. Hulk Hogan wrestled The Hell Raisers with Muta and Masahiro Chono as his tag team partners.

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27. Hulk Hogan wrestled against Muta again, this time under his real name, on September 26, 1993.

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28. Hulk Hogan continued his feud on the international house show circuit with Yokozuna until August 1993.

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29. Hulk Hogan went into the match sporting a cut above a black eye.

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30. Hulk Hogan appeared on an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show to deny the allegations.

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31. Hulk Hogan was then attacked by Papa Shango and was saved by the returning Ultimate Warrior.

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32. Hulk Hogan became the first wrestler to win two Royal Rumble matches in a row, as he won the 1991 Royal Rumble match.

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33. Hulk Hogan returned by SummerSlam, and he for several months dominated Earthquake in a series of matches across the country.

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34. At the Royal Rumble in 1989, Hulk Hogan eliminated Savage from the Royal Rumble match while eliminating Bad News Brown, which caused tension, only to be eliminated by The Twin Towers himself.

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35. At WrestleMania IV, Hulk Hogan participated in a tournament for the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship to regain it; he and Andre were given a bye into quarter-finals, but their match resulted in a double disqualification.

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36. Hulk Hogan came out to congratulate Andre, who walked out in the midst of Hogan's speech.

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37. Hulk Hogan had many challengers in the way as the new year began.

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38. Hulk Hogan met long-time rival Roddy Piper in a WWF title match at the Wrestling Classic pay-per-view event.

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39. Hulk Hogan continued to run a 900 number after joining World Championship Wrestling.

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40. Hulk Hogan co-hosted Saturday Night Live on March 30, 1985 during this lucrative run.

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41. Hulk Hogan was named the most requested celebrity of the 1980s for the Make-a-Wish Foundation children's charity.

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42. Hulk Hogan made his return at a television taping in St Louis, Missouri on December 27, 1983 defeating Bill Dixon.

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43. Hulk Hogan started his AWA run as a villain, taking on "Luscious" Johnny Valiant as his manager.

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44. On June 2, 1983, Hulk Hogan became the first International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament winner (although he held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt, this was not the beginning of the actual championship), defeating Antonio Inoki by knockout in the finals of a ten-man tournament.

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45. Hulk Hogan still made appearances for the WWF, even unsuccessfully challenging Pedro Morales for the Intercontinental Championship on March 26, 1981.

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46. In 1980, Hulk Hogan began appearing in New Japan Pro-Wrestling where Japanese wrestling fans nicknamed him "Ichiban" (which translates to "Number One").

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47. At this time, Hulk Hogan wrestled Bob Backlund for the WWF Heavyweight Championship, and he started his first big feud with Andre the Giant, which culminated in a match with Andre at Shea Stadium in August 1980.

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48. Hulk Hogan made his first appearance at Madison Square Garden, defeating Ted DiBiase after a bearhug.

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49. Hulk Hogan eventually could no longer work with Hiro Matsuda, whom he felt was an overbearing trainer, and left CWF.

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50. Hulk Hogan went on to study at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida.

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51. Hulk Hogan was a musician, spending a decade playing fretless bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands.

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52. Hulk Hogan began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old.

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53. Hulk Hogan attracted scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, but an injury ended his baseball career.

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54. Hulk Hogan was the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumbles, in 1990 and 1991, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2005, by Sylvester Stallone.

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