History YMMV / HulkHogan

26th May '16 9:56:13 AM thecarolinabull01
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Smarks are generally not crazy about Hogan himself, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VBAHdeyn9s#t=265s even they cannot deny]] He still leaves a crowd spellbound. Those who remember when he first joined the nWo will attest: he generated real heat. So here we have a performer who's lasted roughly forty years across five major companies, able to shift seamlessly between face and heel (at least until TNA, when the Impact Zone made it clear that they wanted the old Hulkster back -- which further proves the point). His replacements? Not so much. In fact, WWE struggled in his absence until Steve Austin came along.

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Smarks are generally not crazy about Hogan himself, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VBAHdeyn9s#t=265s even they cannot deny]] He still leaves a crowd spellbound. Those who remember when he first joined the nWo will attest: he generated real heat. So here we have a performer who's lasted roughly forty years across five major companies, able to shift seamlessly between face and heel (at least until TNA, when the Impact Zone made it clear that they wanted the old Hulkster back -- which further proves the point). His replacements? Not so much. In fact, WWE struggled in his absence until Steve Austin came along.along.
** His role in ''Film/RockyIII'' is considered his only decent acting role, and this role is what got him the publicity he needed to become the megastar he became.
2nd May '16 3:24:18 AM Hugpocalypse
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* MemeticMutation: Brother.
** Dude.
** Jack.

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Brother.
** *** Dude.
** *** Jack.


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** [[SpotlightStealingSquad THOSE CRUISERWEIGHTS CAN CRUISER-WAIT, BROTHER]]
28th Mar '16 7:46:03 PM thecarolinabull01
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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 and a few shitty movies later, not so much. He tried to make a comeback by going to WCW 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, 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 FallenCreator), and he's rebounded back once again.

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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 FallenCreator), and he's rebounded back once again.again, and WWE have mentioned that they are open to letting Hogan make a return to the company eventually.
28th Mar '16 4:06:51 PM Hugpocalypse
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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 and a few shitty movies later, not so much. He tried to make a comeback by going to WCW 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, 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. It seems like his stardom may be down for the count this time.

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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 and a few shitty movies later, not so much. He tried to make a comeback by going to WCW 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, 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. It seems like However, his stardom may be down for victory over Gawker in 2016 was met with massive approval across the count this time. internet (especially since Gawker is considered to be a FallenCreator), and he's rebounded back once again.
23rd Mar '16 2:50:01 PM thecarolinabull01
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** For the infamous Starrcade '97 finish. A lot of people have accused him of refusing to do the job cleanly, and conspiring with Nick Patrick over the "quick count" timing to make Sting look bad. EricBischoff said that he booked the finish and it was a bad idea all around. He panicked when Sting showed up to the event pale and out of shape, having not wrestled in over a year. Apparently Sting was going through some personal problems at that time in his life, and it affected his work ethic. When Bischoff saw the state of Sting, he changed the finish of the match, and has stated that Hogan wanted to do the job clean because it was the payoff for a year's build. As for the fast count, Nick Patrick simply forgot to do it, according to Bret Hart.

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** For the infamous Starrcade '97 finish. A lot of people have accused him of refusing to do the job cleanly, and conspiring with Nick Patrick over the "quick count" timing to make Sting look bad. EricBischoff Wrestling/EricBischoff said that he booked the finish and it was a bad idea all around. He panicked when Sting showed up to the event pale and out of shape, having not wrestled in over a year. Apparently Sting was going through some personal problems at that time in his life, including substance abuse and it marital trouble, which affected his work ethic. When Bischoff saw the state of Sting, he changed the finish of the match, and has stated that Hogan wanted to do the job clean because it was the payoff for a year's build. As for the fast count, Nick Patrick simply forgot to do it, according to Bret Hart.
23rd Mar '16 2:42:50 PM thecarolinabull01
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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, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZcMoUxSFQ pointing out that the WWE's own history with racism 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 has 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, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZcMoUxSFQ pointing out that the WWE's own history with racism racial equality hasn't been flawless]].
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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''. \n** It's also curious that for all its talk of equality and progressiveness, Gawker has very few non white people among its staff, especially the higher ups.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Hogan is either the most famous wrestler of all time and a great entertainer despite his personal flaws, or an evil S.O.B. who has no talent and only got to the top through politcking.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Hogan is either the most famous wrestler of all time and a great entertainer despite his personal flaws, or an evil S.O.B. who has no talent and only got to the top through dumb luck and politcking.
23rd Mar '16 7:49:44 AM AnsemPaul
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** It's also curious that for all its talk of equality and progressiveness, Gawker has very few non white people among its staff, especially the higher ups.
20th Mar '16 12:14:55 AM Eagal
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* FollowTheLeader: The bodybuilder look, the long blonde hair, calling people "Brother," and even the "Twenty-four inch pythons" catchphrase all came from Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham.
20th Mar '16 12:11:08 AM Eagal
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* VillainSue:
** Hogan remained invincible even as a heel. See more information about ''Starrcade 1997'' to see why.
-->'''''[[http://www.ddtdigest.com/updates/1999031m.htm DDT ]]''''': I think people are turning to USA out of habit right now. The ratings for ''{{Series/Walker|TexasRanger}}'' must be going through the roof.
** Like his 2002 face run, his heel run before that subverted this as he lost to The Rock at ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'', leading to his face turn.
20th Mar '16 12:10:38 AM Eagal
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* GodModeSue: With no WWF superstars to compete with, and no Vince [=McMahon=] to keep him in check, Hogan quickly took over the small pond that was WCW. It's a good thing Hall and Nash came along when they did.
-->'''''[[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/04/the-best-and-worst-of-wcw-monday-nitro-51596-dial-h-for-hogan/ Uproxx]]''''': The picture of Hogan with {{Wrestling/Arn|Anderson}} in the figure-four while simultaneously pinning Ric Flair made rainbows shoot out of my eyes. Those rainbows were made of [[SuckinessIsPainful fire and urine]], though.
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