History YMMV / HulkHogan

19th Apr '17 6:54:55 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his own angles and matches. He helped kill WCW, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handedly.

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** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his own angles and matches. He helped kill was unquestionably a contributing factor in the death of WCW, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handedly.
13th Apr '17 3:00:48 PM MagBas
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* PopularityPolynomial: More like popularity rollercoaster. Hogan was the most famous and well-liked pro wrestler in the 1980s during WWF's first boom period. A steroid trial in the early nineties and a few shitty movies later, not so much. He tried to make a comeback by going to WCW in 1994 and while welcomed at first, he ultimately failed to get over with the WCW fans. Then he makes a FaceHeelTurn in 1996, and eventually became LoveToHate as the leader of the nWo, only for him to be outright hated again when the novelty wore off. Then Hogan made a return to WWF/E in 2002 in which his popularity resurfaced. However, it once again took a nosedive at the end of the decade due to his divorce, catastrophic personal life, failed reality shows, a sex tape, and his disastrous run in TNA. He made one last comeback attempt by returning to WWE in 2014, and while that was mildly successful, he was caught using racial slurs in his sex tape and was fired and blacklisted in 2015. However, his victory over Gawker in 2016 was met with massive approval across the internet (especially since Gawker is considered to be a DarthWiki/FallenCreator), and he's rebounded back once again, and WWE have mentioned that they are open to letting Hogan make a return to the company eventually.

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* PopularityPolynomial: More like popularity rollercoaster. Hogan was the most famous and well-liked pro wrestler in the 1980s during WWF's first boom period. A steroid trial in the early nineties and a few shitty movies later, not so much. He tried to make a comeback by going to WCW in 1994 and while welcomed at first, he ultimately failed to get over with the WCW fans. Then he makes a FaceHeelTurn in 1996, and eventually became LoveToHate as the leader of the nWo, only for him to be outright hated again when the novelty wore off. Then Hogan made a return to WWF/E in 2002 in which his popularity resurfaced. However, it once again took a nosedive at the end of the decade due to his divorce, catastrophic personal life, failed reality shows, a sex tape, and his disastrous run in TNA. He made one last comeback attempt by returning to WWE in 2014, and while that was mildly successful, he was caught using racial slurs in his sex tape and was fired and blacklisted in 2015. However, his victory over Gawker in 2016 was met with massive approval across the internet (especially since Gawker is considered to be a DarthWiki/FallenCreator), internet, and he's rebounded back once again, and WWE have mentioned that they are open to letting Hogan make a return to the company eventually.
29th Mar '17 4:12:13 AM TroperBeDoper
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* JustHereForGodzilla:
** Hogan has a limited repertoire which took him far: Hulking up, posing, no-selling punches and pointing. Nobody wants to see Hulk Hogan as a boss heel on TNA -- something he made careful note of, as seen in his recent WWE cameos.
** Think he can't make the Impact Zone pop for him? Think again. ''(He's gonna it. He's gonna do it! HE'S GONNA DO IT--! ''*shirt rip*'' '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCINhc9cce0#t=950s YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!]]''''')''
** There's a reason why his matches often went on last even when he wasn't champion. Many fans would leave the arena after a Hogan match if it were in the middle of a show.



* JustHereForGodzilla:
** Hogan has a limited repertoire which took him far: Hulking up, posing, no-selling punches and pointing. Nobody wants to see Hulk Hogan as a boss heel on TNA -- something he made careful note of, as seen in his recent WWE cameos.
** Think he can't make the Impact Zone pop for him? Think again. ''(He's gonna it. He's gonna do it! HE'S GONNA DO IT--! ''*shirt rip*'' '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCINhc9cce0#t=950s YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!]]''''')''
** There's a reason why his matches often went on last even when he wasn't champion. Many fans would leave the arena after a Hogan match if it were in the middle of a show.
13th Mar '17 2:11:06 PM ajbit26
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* AmericansHateTingle: Hulk Hogan was never able to really appeal to the core audience of Wrestling/{{WCW}}. They brought him in doing the exact same face routine that he did in WWF, and the reaction went from mildly positive to flat out booing him. This is partly because Wrestling/{{Sting}}, in WCW, was the guy that the fans refused to boo and expected to be the invincible hero, partly because they preferred the southern "wrasslin'" style to the northern "sports entertainment" style, and partly because Hogan didn't treat the long term WCW guys with any respect.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Hulk Hogan was never able to really appeal to the core audience of Wrestling/{{WCW}}. They brought him in doing the exact same face routine that he did in WWF, and the reaction went from mildly positive to flat out booing him. This is partly because Wrestling/{{Sting}}, in WCW, was the guy that the fans refused to boo and expected to be the invincible hero, partly because they preferred the southern "wrasslin'" style to the northern "sports entertainment" style, and partly because Hogan didn't treat the long term WCW guys with any respect.was seen as an upstart.


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* HilariousInHindsight: When Hogan wrestled in Japan in the early 80's, he did so wearing black, silver, and white trunks, knee pads and boots as a Face, a full decade before the nWo.
11th Mar '17 4:22:08 PM ajbit26
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* RootingForTheEmpire: His nWo run in the WWE was in trouble from the start when the fans refused to boo him no matter what he did. To paint a picture, he and the rest of the nWo beat up The Rock so badly he needed to be taken to a hospital, then Hogan himself T-boned the ambulance The Rock was in with a semi-truck. The fans booed The Rock anytime he got any offense in in their Wrestlemania match. When it became apparent that Hogan could've eaten a live baby in the ring and still got cheered, he was quickly moved out of the nWo.
7th Mar '17 4:25:46 PM thecarolinabull01
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Hogan has a limited repertoire which took him far: Hulking up, posing, no-selling punches and pointing. Nobody wants to see Hulk Hogan as a boss heel on TNA -- something he made careful note of, as seen in his recent WWE cameos.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: JustHereForGodzilla:
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Hogan has a limited repertoire which took him far: Hulking up, posing, no-selling punches and pointing. Nobody wants to see Hulk Hogan as a boss heel on TNA -- something he made careful note of, as seen in his recent WWE cameos.



** There's a reason why his matches often went on last even when he wasn't champion. Many fans would leave the arena after a Hogan match if it were in the middle of a show.



** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his angles and matches. He never WCW at any point. He helped kill it, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handed.

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** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his own angles and matches. He never WCW at any point. He helped kill it, WCW, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handed.handedly.



* XPacHeat:
** While most fans clearly love the Hogan character, Bollea himself tends to get this trope due to his ItsAllAboutMe and {{Jerkass}} moments in RealLife.
** The Atomic Leg Drop is a FinishingMove example. Most fans deride it as too BoringButPractical without much, if any, of the "Practical." Not helping is that many wrestlers are known to use more-impressive-looking Legdrops as '''''basic''''' moves.

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* XPacHeat:
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XPacHeat: While most fans clearly love the Hogan character, Bollea himself tends to get this trope due to his ItsAllAboutMe and {{Jerkass}} moments in RealLife.
** The Atomic Leg Drop is a FinishingMove example. Most fans deride it as too BoringButPractical without much, if any, of the "Practical." Not helping is that many wrestlers are known to use more-impressive-looking Legdrops as '''''basic''''' moves.
RealLife. "Hogan Sucks" chants were common in late-era WCW.
4th Mar '17 10:08:52 PM BlackTemplar
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** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his angles and matches. He never WCW at any point. He helped kill it, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handed.
26th Feb '17 4:37:26 PM TroperBeDoper
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* NarmCharm: If any other wrestler used a basic leg drop as their finisher, they'd be laughed out of the ring. Hogan made it work however, solely cause he was Hogan.
14th Feb '17 8:56:09 AM Peridonyx
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** The Atomic Legdrop is a FinishingMove example. Most fans deride it as BoringButPractical without much, if any, of the "Practical" part. Not helping is the fact that many wrestlers are known to use notably more-impressive-looking Legdrops as '''''basic''''' moves.

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** The Atomic Legdrop Leg Drop is a FinishingMove example. Most fans deride it as too BoringButPractical without much, if any, of the "Practical" part. "Practical." Not helping is the fact that many wrestlers are known to use notably more-impressive-looking Legdrops as '''''basic''''' moves.
19th Jan '17 5:51:49 AM lord_drakken_foul
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** Except [[https://youtu.be/fKJDAVvs_JA His more famous theme]].
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