History Wrestling / HulkHogan

10th Feb '16 2:36:09 PM BlackTemplar
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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 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]]'').

* {{Bookends}}: To a degree in his relationship with the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. In the mid 80s, he became the perennial [=WWF=] champion for years while spearheading the promotion's nationwide expansion, being the first champion most fans remember to any meaningful degree as anything other than the answer to a trivia question. Certainly the first significantly important world champion in the promotion's history. During his later tour with the [=WWF=] in 2002 after [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} WCW's]] shutdown, he became the final [=WWF=] world champion, as the company changed its name to [=WWE=] during his championship reign.
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* {{Bookends}}: To a degree in his relationship with the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. In the mid 80s, mid-80s, he became the perennial [=WWF=] champion for years while spearheading the promotion's nationwide expansion, being the first champion most fans remember to any meaningful degree as anything other than the answer to a trivia question. Certainly the first significantly important world champion in the promotion's history. During his later tour with the [=WWF=] in 2002 after [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} WCW's]] shutdown, he became the final [=WWF=] world champion, as the company changed its name to [=WWE=] during his championship reign.

* BreakupBreakout: During their Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA days, Terry Bollea and Ed Leslie were a tag team of UnrelatedBrothers, known alternately as Terry & Ed Boulder and Hulk & Dizzy Hogan. Hulk Hogan, of course, became Hulk Hogan. Ed Leslie became best known as either [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake]], or "that guy with no talent who only has a job because he's best friends with Hulk Hogan." In Ed Leslie's defense, he gained quite a bit of popularity after his HeelFaceTurn in '87 and he became a decent wrestler in late '89, and, unlike HHH, his connection to Hogan wasn't apparent at the time. Unfortunately his para-sailing accident in 1990 put an end to all that and anything after really was riding Hogan's coat tails. * CallingYourAttacks: After the Big Boot, Hogan would often do the ear-cupping thing to the crowd before going for the legdrop. Also, according to Chris Jericho, Hogan actually mutters "Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up" to himself when he, well, Hulks Up.
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* BreakupBreakout: During their Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA days, Terry Bollea and Ed Leslie were a tag team of UnrelatedBrothers, known alternately as Terry & Ed Boulder and Hulk & Dizzy Hogan. Hulk Hogan, of course, became Hulk Hogan. Ed Leslie became best known as either [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake]], or "that guy with no talent who only has a job because he's best friends with Hulk Hogan." In Ed Leslie's defense, he gained quite a bit of popularity after his HeelFaceTurn in '87 and he became a decent wrestler in late '89, and, unlike HHH, his connection to Hogan wasn't apparent at the time. Unfortunately Unfortunately, his para-sailing accident in 1990 put an end to all that and anything after really was riding Hogan's coat tails. coattails. * CallingYourAttacks: After the Big Boot, Hogan would often do the ear-cupping thing to the crowd before going for the legdrop.leg drop. Also, according to Chris Jericho, Hogan actually mutters "Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up" to himself when he, well, Hulks Up.

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* BreakupBreakout: During their Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA days, Terry Bollea and Ed Leslie were a tag team of UnrelatedBrothers, known alternately as Terry & Ed Boulder and ClothesMakeTheLegend: ** Once the Hulkamania Hulk & Dizzy Hogan. Hulk Hogan, of course, became Hulk Hogan. Ed Leslie became best known as either [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake]], or "that guy with no talent who only has a job because he's best friends with Hulk Hogan." In Ed Leslie's defense, he gained quite a bit of popularity after his HeelFaceTurn in '87 and he became a decent wrestler in late '89, and, unlike HHH, his connection to Hogan wasn't apparent at the time. Unfortunately his para-sailing accident in 1990 put an end to all that and anything after really character was riding Hogan's coat tails. * CallingYourAttacks: After the Big Boot, set, Hogan would often do the ear-cupping thing to the crowd before going for the legdrop. Also, according to Chris Jericho, always wore his red and yellow colors; bandana, tear-away shirt, trunks (tights later in his career), weight belt, tights, and boots. ** Hollywood Hogan actually mutters "Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up, Hulk Up" to himself when he, well, Hulks Up.always wore black and white: Bandana, sunglasses, tear-away [=nWo=] t-shirt, black tights with lightning airbrushed on them and black boots.
7th Feb '16 12:38:48 PM FordPrefect
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It's a known "fact" that Hogan can't wrestle. While he demonstrated [[ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat great technical ability]] in his Japanese tours, that's not what American audiences wanted from Hogan. He wasn't a lure for hobbyists, or adrenaline junkies looking for hurricanranas and pele kicks. Hulk Hogan was Captain America. People were buying up tickets just to see Hogan "[[NeverTellMeTheOdds beat the odds]]" and "[[LetsGetDangerous run wild]]". Truth is, he didn't have do much other than pose, cup his ear and leg drop someone. And all Vince had to do was count their money.
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It's a known "fact" that Hogan can't wrestle. While he demonstrated [[ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat great technical ability]] in his Japanese tours, that's not what American audiences wanted from Hogan. He wasn't a lure for hobbyists, or adrenaline junkies looking for hurricanranas and pele kicks. Hulk Hogan was Captain America. People were buying up tickets just to see Hogan "[[NeverTellMeTheOdds beat the odds]]" and "[[LetsGetDangerous run wild]]". Truth is, he didn't have to do much other than pose, cup his ear and leg drop someone. And all Vince had to do was count their money.
22nd Jan '16 9:22:42 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ''[[WWEVideoGames WWE 2K15]]'').
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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 ''[[WWEVideoGames ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames WWE 2K15]]'').
18th Jan '16 10:04:52 AM Maxx_Crowley
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Incorrect hold
* BoringYetPractical: During his AWA run, he got into an argument with Verne Gagne in his office and Hulk put a side headlock on him, which reportedly led to this exchange.
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* BoringYetPractical: During his AWA run, he got into an argument with Verne Gagne in his office and Hulk put a side headlock Front facelock on him, which reportedly led to this exchange.
14th Jan '16 2:58:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Randy Savage slowly started to turn against Hulk Hogan for eliminating him from the Royal Rumble, calling it a betrayal even though it was an every man for itself match, thus making Savage look like a SoreLoser suffering SanitySlippage. However, when Hogan was eliminated from a Royal Rumble by Sid Justice he proved to be such a sore loser he illegally helped Ric Flair eliminate Sid. The crowd cheered when Hogan was eliminated too, [[LyingCreator so the WWF piped in boos over them]], to make it look like they actually supported Hogan for being just like Savage.
1st Jan '16 7:17:37 PM PsychoGecko
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** And again in 2015, when a tape he made with a friend's wife went public which included racist comments.
1st Jan '16 7:12:48 PM PsychoGecko
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Don't expect to see much of him nowadays, as racist comments made during an affair (he was the other man) came to light and led the WWE to attempt to scrub him from their history.

** One of the only people to ever defeat Wrestling/AndreTheGiant by pinfall. Conversely, anyone who manages to beat Hogan cleanly is considered to have done this. In fact, the list of people who have beaten Hogan ''cleanly'' can be counted on your fingers, and still have room left over. It's worth checking, at least:
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** One of the only people to ever defeat Wrestling/AndreTheGiant by pinfall. Conversely, anyone who manages to beat Hogan cleanly is considered to have done this. In fact, the list of people who have beaten Hogan ''cleanly'' can be counted on your fingers, and still have room left over. This is by design, as Hogan often used his popularity and drawing power to justify being allowed to win, and had an infamous contract with WCW that included complete Creative Control over his stories. It's worth checking, at least:
9th Dec '15 9:24:00 AM bonesawisready
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* TheFace: Without a Hogan, Vince is another territorial promoter with a carnie show. With Hogan he is a global powerhouse in merchandising and television. He needs a Hogan front-and-center at all times because, without that 1 mega star, all the other stars don't get the residual exposure. If millions of young men weren't tuning in to watch Steve Austin, they never would have sat through the nation of domination. They wouldn't have cared enough to see [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]]'s underdog story. They wouldn't have ever bought a ticket to see Val Venis. Vince without a Hulk Hogan is like Steve Jobs without an [=iPhone=].
4th Dec '15 2:04:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: His first live appearance for TNA involved him talking about how it was time to do right by the business and put over young talent, while spending at least a half an hour in segments where he did nothing that could have been cut back to give more time to young talent.
2nd Dec '15 2:10:20 PM Krendall
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* NWordPrivileges: Subverted HARD in July 2015, when eight-year-old audio of Hogan ranting against Brooke's former boyfriend made him the {{Unperson}} in the {{WWE}}.
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