|Also Known As:||Terry Bollea, "Hollywood" Hogan, Sterling Golden|
|Works:||2000+ matches, movies, TV series|
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Born Terry Bollea, Hulk Hogan is a former professional wrestler and one of the biggest stars in the history of the business. He started in Championship Wrestling from Florida in the late 1970s and also wrestled for Southeastern Championship Wrestling (Alabama), the Continental Wrestling Association (Memphis), Georgia Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association (Minneapolis) and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is best known for his work for World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling. He ended his in-ring career in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is a former 6x WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former 5x WCW World Heavyweight Champion, a former NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion (as Sterling Golden), a former WWE World Tag Team Champion with Edge, a 2x Royal Rumble winner (1990 and 1991) and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
He revolutionized how wrestling was marketed twice, first as a Face in the 1980s with Hulkamania, and then in WCW in the 1990s as a heel as the leader of the NWO. He was one of the biggest draws in wrestling history. To this day, you can find wrestling fans wearing either the red and yellow (Face) or black and white (Heel).
Fan Community Nicknames
Hulkamaniacs, of course. The Ur-Example for wrestling.
- He is a regular character in WCFL. He defeated Terry "Bamm Bamm" Gordy for the WCFL World Heavyweight Title at WCFL Survivor Series '88 on November 27, 1988, and lost it to Sting at WCFL WSW (Western States Wrestling) The Great American Bash on July 11, 1990.
"Train, say your prayers, eat your vitamins, be a Real American!"