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Hulk Hogan

Terry Gene Bollea, known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is the on-screen General Manager.

 

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According to pro-wrestling legend, Hogan met wrestler Jack Brisco while working as a bouncer. Brisco immediately saw his potential, and arranged for him to be trained by the famous Hiro Matsuda.

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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.

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Hogan was credited with multiple awards with wrestling. Hulk's image was negatively affected when a steroid scandal arose. 

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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.

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"The Immortal" Hulk Hogan is regarded as the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling. He is a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion and a worldwide celebrity. Hogan has transcended the sport of wrestling - including television and movies - as a generation of Americans grew up as fans of "Hulkamania"

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"Hulkamania" took the world by storm as many fans became Hulkamaniacs. Hulk Hogan quickly became more than a wrestler and turned into an icon. 

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However, in 2002, Hulk Hogan returned to the WWE after being away from the company for almost 10 years. Today, Hogan still makes appearances for the WWE on occasion.

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Hogan left the WWE again in 1993, and in 1994 joined the WCW, a wrestling company owned by Ted Turner. While Hulk wrestled for WCW, the wrestling fans would see one of the most shocking moments in wrestling history: Hulk Hogan becoming a “bad guy”.

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Because of his massive physique (he stood 6 feet 8 inches, and weighed 303 pounds) and his uncanny resemblance to the comic book hero, the Incredible Hulk, McMahon suggested that Terry assume the stage name "Hulk Hogan."

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While limited in his talent as an in-ring performer, Hulk Hogan's physique, interviews, and incredible personal charisma made him the undisputed star of a professional wrestling boom that began in 1984 and remains, with the exception of a few years, stronger than ever in the late 1990s. Throughout this time, Hogan has been the most recognizable personality to nonprofessional wrestling fans.

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In 1980, Hogan had his debut bout against the fierce Andre the Giant. Hogan won the match, along with the respect and support of wrestling fans throughout the country. Actor Sylvester Stallone was so impressed by Hogan's performance that he cast him as "Thunderlips the Ultimate Male" in his 1982 movie, Rocky III.

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His victory over Andre the Giant proved his spot in the wrestling world. When Hogan took a part in "Rocky III" he became known as more than just a wrestler, but also an actor. 

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