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Hulk Hogan

Professional Wrestler
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Born Aug 11, 1965

Terry Gene Bollea, known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepenuer, and musician signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he is the on-screen General Manager. Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 90s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation, and as Hollywood Hogan, the villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Hogan was born Terry Eugene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia in 1953, the son of construction foreman Pietro "Peter" Bollea (December 6, 1913 – December 18, 2001), and his wife Ruth V. (néea`A Moody; 1922 – January 1, 2011), a homemaker and dance teacher. … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 - 1979 7 More Events
In 1980, Hogan began appearing in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) where Japanese wrestling fans nicknamed him "Ichiban" (which translates to "Number One").
Hogan still made appearances for the WWF, even unsuccessfully challenging Pedro Morales for the Intercontinental Championship on March 26, 1981.
1982 28 Years Old After purchasing the company from his father in 1982, Vincent K. McMahon had plans to expand the territory into a nationwide promotion, and he handpicked Hulk Hogan to be the company's showpiece attraction due to his charisma and name recognition.
1983 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 2, 1983, Hogan became the first International Wrestling Grand Prix (IWGP) 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 10-man tournament. … Read More

THIRTIES

1984 30 Years Old On the January 7, 1984, episode of Championship Wrestling, Hogan confirmed his face status for the WWF fans by saving Bob Backlund from a three-way assault by The Wild Samoans. … Read More
…  The centerpiece attraction for the first WrestleMania on March 31, 1985, Hogan teamed with legit friend, TV and movie star Mr. T, to defeat his archrival "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. … Read More
1986 - 1988 5 More Events
The Mega Powers began to implode due to Savage's burgeoning jealousy of Hogan and his paranoid suspicions that Hogan and Elizabeth were more than friends. At the Royal Rumble in 1989, 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. The duo broke up while wrestling The Twin Towers on the February 3, 1989 episode of The Main Event. … Read More
During his second run, Hogan won the 1990 Royal Rumble match.
1991 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Hogan then became the first wrestler to win two Royal Rumble matches in a row, as he won the 1991 Royal Rumble match. … Read More
1992 38 Years Old 1 More Event
The WWF Championship was decided at the 1992 Royal Rumble in the Royal Rumble match. … Read More
Hogan returned to the WWF in February 1993, helping out his friend Brutus Beefcake in his feud with Money Inc. ("The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster), and officially renaming themselves The Mega-Maniacs, taking on Money Inc.'s former manager "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart (a long time friend of Hogan's outside of wrestling) as their manager in what was the first time WWF audiences had seen Hart as a face. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 - 1998 7 More Events
After some time off from WCW, Hogan returned on the January 4, 1999, episode of Nitro to challenge Kevin Nash for the WCW title. … Read More
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
Hogan defeated Curt Hennig in this match and felt healthy enough to accept an offer to return to the WWF in February 2002.
As a result of Lesnar's assault, Hogan went on hiatus and was not able to return until early 2003, shaving off his black beard and dropping "Hollywood" from his name in his return. … Read More

FIFTIES

2005 - 2006 2 More Events
Bollea was a regular guest on Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show. He also served as the best man at Bubba's January 2007 wedding. … Read More
2008 54 Years Old In November 2008, Linda claimed to the public that she made the decision to end her marriage after finding out about Hogan's affair. … Read More
On October 27, 2009, it was announced that Hogan had signed a contract to join Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) on a full-time basis. … Read More
2010 56 Years Old …  During his absence, Hogan underwent a potentially career–ending spinal fusion surgery on December 21, 2010.
Hogan returned to TNA on the March 3, 2011 episode of Impact!, declaring himself as the new owner of TNA, having won the court battle against Dixie Carter. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2015 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, 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 The Miz after episode 5. … Read More
2016 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Hogan sued Gawker for $100 million for defamation, loss of privacy, and emotional pain, and on March 18, 2016, was awarded $115 million.
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