History Wrestling / HulkHogan

19th Feb '17 9:33:19 PM thecarolinabull01
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* EightiesHair: Subverted. In real life, Hogan wears a bandanna everywhere he goes and does not take jokes about bald people terribly well. Just ask Wrestling/VinceRusso or Wrestling/{{WCW}} circa 2000. This would explain why Hogan's models in video games often wear a bandana or (especially in more recent games) have a full head of hair added to them (for example in ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K15]]'').

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* EightiesHair: Subverted. In real life, Hogan [[NeverBareheaded wears a bandanna everywhere he goes goes]] and does not take jokes about bald people terribly well. Just ask Wrestling/VinceRusso or Wrestling/{{WCW}} circa 2000. This would explain why Hogan's models in video games often wear a bandana or (especially in more recent games) have a full head of hair added to them (for example in ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K15]]'').
17th Feb '17 4:04:26 PM thecarolinabull01
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* BullyingADragona: Was on the receiving end of this from Gawker, who despite its supposed allegiance to Social Justice, released sex tape of the Hulk and refused to take it down even with a court order against them. Hogan ended up running wild on them.

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* BullyingADragona: BullyingADragon: Was on the receiving end of this from Gawker, who despite its supposed allegiance to Social Justice, released sex tape of the Hulk and refused to take it down even with a court order against them. Hogan ended up running wild on them.
16th Feb '17 9:11:11 PM ajbit26
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* AlliterativeName: Hulk Hogan, and yes, "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan.
16th Feb '17 9:08:16 PM ajbit26
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** Used his ''shirt'' to choke people during the 1992 Royal Rumble.

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** Used his ''shirt'' to choke people during the 1992 Royal Rumble.at times.



** The problem with this didn't really become apparent until his time in Wrestling/{{WCW}}; a good portion of WCW's fanbase had it in for Hulk and all things [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] from day one, and Hogan didn't exactly endear himself by making everyone on the roster look bad so [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun he could rest easy]] while on vacation or shooting a ''Three Ninjas'' film. His invincibility hit particularly egregious levels during ''Uncensored 1996''. He and Wrestling/RandySavage took on the Four Horsemen AND the Dungeon of Doom (a total of EIGHT men) and squashed them. When ''Monday Nitro'' started to have main-event-quality matches every week and WCW started airing pay-per-view events every month, Hogan was exposed as formulaic and lazy performer. Thankfully, a truly shocking FaceHeelTurn [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap saved his career]].

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** The problem with this didn't really become apparent until his time in Wrestling/{{WCW}}; a good portion of WCW's fanbase had it in for Hulk and all things [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] from day one, and Hogan didn't exactly endear himself by making everyone on the roster look bad so [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun he could rest easy]] while on vacation or shooting a ''Three Ninjas'' film. His invincibility hit particularly egregious levels during ''Uncensored 1996''. He and Wrestling/RandySavage took on the Four Horsemen AND the Dungeon of Doom (a total of EIGHT men) and squashed them. When ''Monday Nitro'' started to have main-event-quality matches every week and WCW started airing pay-per-view events every month, Hogan was exposed thought as formulaic and lazy performer.lazy. Thankfully, a truly shocking FaceHeelTurn [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap saved his career]].



* ManlyTears: He's shed a few over the years.
** When Andre first turned heel and ripped Hulk's shirt and crucifix off his person.
** His post match interview after losing the WWF Heavyweight Title due to the second referee.
** He shed legit tears in 2002 on SmackDown! after a 15 minute standing ovation from the crowd.



** He's no sold the lift portion of the Undertaker's chokeslam. Which looks stupid and forced Taker to tell Hogan to actually jump this time.



* OverprotectiveDad: He suspended [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray]], a man who's consistently sided with him easily more often than not during his three years in TNA. Why? For dating his daughter Brooke. According to Hogan, this broke some sort of unwritten wrestler's code, brother! Fences were supposedly mended on the 1/31/13 ''Impact Wrestling'' episode when Hogan finally reinstated the Bully but Hulk apparently subsequent revoked the reinstatement or something.
* PaintItBlack: "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. His heel turn was motivated primarily by money and fame, as Hulk took the attitude that he [[ItsAllAboutMe was bigger than wrestling]] didn't owe either it or the public anything. In actuality, anti-Hulkamania signs had started to pop up in the stands for years, and WCW had been experimenting with turning Hogan heel way back in 1994, well before the nWo and his much-publicized steroid trial. At ''Halloween Havoc'', a leaner, clean-shaven Hulk wore all black in his match against the Dungeon of Doom, a B-horror themed stable that tried to awaken "the [[TheDarkSide darkness within Hulkamania]]!" The makeover was sufficiently convincing.

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* OverprotectiveDad: He suspended [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray]], a man who's consistently sided with him easily more often than not during his three years in TNA. Why? For dating his daughter Brooke. According to Hogan, this broke some sort of unwritten wrestler's code, brother! Fences were supposedly mended on the 1/31/13 ''Impact Wrestling'' episode when Hogan finally reinstated the Bully but Hulk apparently subsequent subsequently revoked the reinstatement or something.
* PaintItBlack: "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. His heel turn was motivated primarily by money money, fame and fame, a healthy dose of bitterness after the fans started to turn on him as Hulk took the attitude that he [[ItsAllAboutMe was bigger than wrestling]] and didn't owe either it or the public anything. In actuality, anti-Hulkamania signs had started to pop up in the stands for years, and WCW had been experimenting with turning Hogan heel way back in 1994, well before the nWo and his much-publicized steroid trial.anything. At ''Halloween Havoc'', a leaner, clean-shaven Hulk wore all black in his match against the Dungeon of Doom, a B-horror themed stable that tried to awaken "the [[TheDarkSide darkness within Hulkamania]]!" The makeover was sufficiently convincing.



** He was ProperlyParanoid. In 2007 Hogan knew Vince [=McMahon=] was upset with him for getting drunk and leaking the names of then up coming Hall of Fame inductees over the radio. Since had Hulk gotten Brooke in an angle already it is not hard to see why he jumped to that conclusion. Still, a lot could have been salvaged with a little conversation.

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** He was ProperlyParanoid. In 2007 Hogan knew Vince [=McMahon=] was upset with him for getting drunk and leaking the names of then up coming Hall of Fame inductees over the radio. Since had Hulk had gotten Brooke in an angle already it is not hard to see why he jumped to that conclusion. Still, a lot could have been salvaged with a little conversation.
8th Feb '17 7:26:46 PM erforce
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* MonsterHeel: During his first WWE run way back in the 70's, this was basically Hogan's gimmick, as there was simply no other wrestler even close to his size at the time, save Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, who was a face at the time. In fact, Hogan was comparable to the actual Hulk in terms of mass. To get an idea of what he was like at the time, just watch his appearance in RockyIII.

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* MonsterHeel: During his first WWE run way back in the 70's, this was basically Hogan's gimmick, as there was simply no other wrestler even close to his size at the time, save Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, who was a face at the time. In fact, Hogan was comparable to the actual Hulk in terms of mass. To get an idea of what he was like at the time, just watch his appearance in RockyIII.''Film/RockyIII''.
3rd Feb '17 9:54:24 AM AnsemPaul
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* BullyingADragona: Was on the receiving end of this from Gawker, who despite its supposed allegiance to Social Justice, released sex tape of the Hulk and refused to take it down even with a court order against them. Hogan ended up running wild on them.
6th Jan '17 12:45:48 AM Xtifr
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His given name is '''Terry Gene Bollea''' (b. August 11, 1953). You know him better as '''Hulk Hogan'''. If the name doesn't ring any bells, you were either born in the past decade or you've been living under a rock for the past three. To put it simply: Hogan is the single most famous professional wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots, as even his [[TheRival industry rival]], Wrestling/RicFlair, has reluctantly admitted.

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His given name is '''Terry Terry Gene Bollea''' Bollea (b. August 11, 1953). You know him better as '''Hulk Hogan'''.Hulk Hogan. If the name doesn't ring any bells, you were either born in the past decade or you've been living under a rock for the past three. To put it simply: Hogan is the single most famous professional wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots, as even his [[TheRival industry rival]], Wrestling/RicFlair, has reluctantly admitted.



It was when Hogan faced allegations of steroid use, took his act to Hollywood (see below) and later joined {{Wrestling/WCW}} that he ran into problems. In 1993, WCW was still an old-fashioned rasslin' promotion, and introducing a superhero like Hogan (and [[DenserAndWackier even campier villains]]) never quite clicked. But Hogan still had one last card to play: He took the plunge and turned heel, betting the novelty of "Evil Hulk" would be enough to get by. [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder He was right.]] '''"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan''' was born at ''Bash at the Beach '96'', and wrestling history jackknifed into an era known as [[Wrestling/AttitudeEra "Attitude"]].

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It was when Hogan faced allegations of steroid use, took his act to Hollywood (see below) and later joined {{Wrestling/WCW}} that he ran into problems. In 1993, WCW was still an old-fashioned rasslin' promotion, and introducing a superhero like Hogan (and [[DenserAndWackier even campier villains]]) never quite clicked. But Hogan still had one last card to play: He took the plunge and turned heel, betting the novelty of "Evil Hulk" would be enough to get by. [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder He was right.]] '''"Hollywood" "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan''' Hogan was born at ''Bash at the Beach '96'', and wrestling history jackknifed into an era known as [[Wrestling/AttitudeEra "Attitude"]].
30th Dec '16 9:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: His iconic match with TheRock in Wrestlemania X8. Whether or not the latter actually meant to beat an actual HeelFaceTurn out of him, he (and the audience) seemed pretty impressed to have the old Hogan hulking up again.

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* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: His iconic match with TheRock Wrestling/TheRock in Wrestlemania X8. Whether or not the latter actually meant to beat an actual HeelFaceTurn out of him, he (and the audience) seemed pretty impressed to have the old Hogan hulking up again.
24th Dec '16 8:54:34 AM Peridonyx
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** Was himself on a rare receiving end at King of the Ring 1993, courtesy of Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}. Hogan was barely able to do anything offensively (and even the Atomic Legdrop failed to score him anything more than a 2-count!), thanks to both Yoko's sheer, MightyGlacier mass and his PlayingWithFire "cameraman" secretly in Yoko's corner, culminating in Hogan being himself defeated via Legdrop for once -- followed by a post-match KickThemWhileTheyAreDown on top of it. The end result: He was unable to even go out as a GracefulLoser, having to be carried out as a beaten, broken man by several other faces. And worse, this was the very last time that anyone ever saw him in the WWF/E before he subsequently debuted in WCW.

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** Was himself on a rare receiving end at King ''King of the Ring 1993, 1993'', courtesy of Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}. Hogan was barely able to do anything offensively (and even the Atomic Legdrop failed to score him anything more than a 2-count!), thanks to both Yoko's sheer, MightyGlacier mass and his PlayingWithFire "cameraman" secretly in Yoko's corner, culminating in Hogan being himself defeated via Legdrop for once -- followed by a post-match KickThemWhileTheyAreDown on top of it. The end result: He was unable to even go out as a GracefulLoser, having to be carried out as a beaten, broken man by several other faces. And worse, this was the very last time that anyone ever saw him Hogan in the WWF/E before he subsequently debuted in WCW.
30th Oct '16 8:05:44 AM ajbit26
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* MotiveRant: What ended the Bash at the Beach PPV when Mean Gene demanded to know what Hogan was doing joining the NWO. Hogan's response pointed out that he had done everything a good guy should and the fans had turned their backs on him for it. Had some elements of a WorkedShoot as part of it.

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* MonsterHeel: During his first WWE run way back in the 70's, this was basically Hogan's gimmick, as there was simply no other wrestler even close to his size at the time, save Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, who was a face at the time. In fact, Hogan was comparable to the actual Hulk in terms of mass. To get an idea of what he was like at the time, just watch his appearance in RockyIII.
* MotiveRant: What ended the Bash at the Beach PPV when Mean Gene demanded to know what Hogan was doing joining the NWO.nWo. Hogan's response pointed out that he had done everything a good guy should and the fans had turned their backs on him for it. Had some elements of a WorkedShoot as part of it.



** As part of the NWO and during his Wrestling/{{WWE}} run in '02 he used Music/JimiHendrix's "Voodoo Chile (Slow Return)"

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** As part of the NWO nWo and during his Wrestling/{{WWE}} run in '02 he used Music/JimiHendrix's "Voodoo Chile (Slow Return)"



* WrestlingFamily: His nephew Mike competed as Horace Boulder in Japan, ECW, and other promotions before arriving in WCW in 1998. On the October 26, 1998 ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'', he said his name was "Horace Hogan" and joined the NWO. While in FMW, Horace teamed with his cousin, Wrestling/MikeAwesome.

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* WrestlingFamily: His nephew Mike competed as Horace Boulder in Japan, ECW, and other promotions before arriving in WCW in 1998. On the October 26, 1998 ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'', he said his name was "Horace Hogan" and joined the NWO.nWo. While in FMW, Horace teamed with his cousin, Wrestling/MikeAwesome.
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