History YMMV / HulkHogan

2nd Aug '17 9:33:14 PM thecarolinabull01
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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.
* He also briefly switched to a black and white outfit that was eerily similar to his nWo garb in late '95 during his feud with the Alliance to end Hulkamania.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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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.
* ** He also briefly switched to a black and white outfit that was eerily similar to his nWo garb in late '95 during his feud with the Alliance to end Hulkamania.



** Hogan's creative control clause only applied to his own angles and matches. He was unquestionably a contributing factor in the death of 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 was unquestionably a contributing factor in the death of WCW, but his detractors would have you believe that he killed it single handedly.single-handedly.
16th Jul '17 7:00:48 AM LitleWiggle
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* BrokenBase: Hulk getting removed from the WWE Website and essentially being made an Unperson after a racist rant of his from a decade prior was leaked in the summer of 2015. Most fans agree that it's a bit of an overreaction on the WWE's part, with some pointing out that this is hardly the worst thing Hogan has done and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZcMoUxSFQ that the WWE's own history with racial equality hasn't been flawless]]. Others have pointed out the ''very'' suspicious timing in that it was leaked right before Hogan was taking Gawker to court over his sex tape that Gawker has exclusive access to. Hogan took them to court for a hundred million dollars, while Gawker only made around forty five million in traffic in 2014. The court ruled in favour of Hogan, and he was awarded $115 million, plus punitive damages could increase that reward to nearly ''half a billion dollars''. It's also curious that for all its talk of equality and progressiveness, Gawker had very few non white people among its staff, especially the higher ups.

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* BrokenBase: Hulk getting removed from the WWE Website and essentially being made an Unperson after a racist rant of his from a decade prior was leaked in the summer of 2015. Most fans agree that it's a bit of an overreaction on the WWE's part, with some pointing out that this is hardly the worst thing Hogan has done and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZcMoUxSFQ that the WWE's own history with racial equality hasn't been flawless]]. Others have pointed out the ''very'' suspicious timing in that it was leaked right before Hogan was taking Gawker to court over his sex tape that Gawker has exclusive access to. Hogan took them to court for a hundred million dollars, while Gawker only made around forty five million in traffic in 2014. The court ruled in favour of Hogan, and he was awarded $115 million, plus punitive damages could increase that reward to nearly ''half a billion dollars''. It's also curious that for all its talk of equality and progressiveness, Gawker had very few non white people among its staff, especially the higher ups.
26th Jun '17 8:29:07 PM thecarolinabull01
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* He also briefly switched to a black and white outfit that was eerily similar to his nWo garb in late '95 during his feud with the Alliance to end Hulkamania.



* 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.

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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, [[PopularityPower solely cause he was Hogan.Hogan]].
4th Jun '17 4:41:18 PM thecarolinabull01
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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. "Hogan Sucks" chants were common in late-era WCW.

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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. "Hogan Sucks" chants were common in late-era WCW.
1st Jun '17 10:28:56 AM infernape612
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** Except [[https://youtu.be/fKJDAVvs_JA His more famous theme]].

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** Except [[https://youtu.be/fKJDAVvs_JA His his more famous theme]].
23rd May '17 10:29:04 AM Briguy52748
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** Another example: His acting during the ''Main Event'' in 1989 (one year after his loss to Andre), which culminated in RandySavage's heel turn over accusations of lusting after Elizabeth. During the Mega Powers' matchup with the nefarious Twin Towers (BigBossMan and [[Wrestling/TheOneManGang Akeem]]), Savage was thrown out of the ring and onto Elizabeth, knocking her out cold. A distraught Hogan, sure that he was going to be helping to plan Liz's funeral, carried her limp body back to the dressing room and begged the doctors to do more than they could to save her life, all the while showing complete disregard for Savage as Boss Man and Akeem were beating him from pillar to post.
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.
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