* FanNickname: Hogan's detractors will often refer to him as the "Orange Hobgoblin". His finisher is common referred to as the "[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Legdrop Of Doom]]".
* '''''[[FountainOfExpies Iconic Wrestler]]''''': Perhaps the most iconic of all time.
* OneOfUs: Most likely a subversion, but Creator/{{Nintendo}} ''did'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J5NhcJX5do call him in to host the]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' National Championship in 2006 and crown the winner.
** He's a huge fan of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', though that does make sense...
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The 1992 steroid scandal (which ballooned into the 1993 steroid trial) forced Hulk to take a healthy leave of absence.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Hogan was released from the WWE in July 2015 after a tape featuring him making racist comments was leaked to the public. The WWE also [[{{Unperson}} removed any mention of Hogan from their website]].
* WagTheDirector:
** Hogan has considerable pull (''"Who sold out Shea Stadium? Who put 94,000 people in the Pontiac Silverdome? Who slammed [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant a 700-pound giant?]]"''), but his leverage with Vince only went so far; the breaking point being when a) Hogan vetoed a tag team run with Beefcake, saying it was beneath him, then b) decided at the 11th hour not to elevate Bret, claiming Bret wasn't in his league.
*** WELL LEMME TELL YA SUMTHIN, MEAN GENE, WHEN HULKAWRESTLEMANIAFEST WAS COMING UP ON THE SCHEDULE, IT HIT ME LIKE A LEG DROP OF DOOM THAT THE CROWD NEEDS ME WITH THE TITLE AGAIN TO GO HOME HAPPY! AND FOR THE RECORD, BROTHERDUDEJACK, AIN'T NOBODY GONNA LEAVE SMILING WHEN [[Wrestling/BretHart A SOAKING WET MIDGET CALGARIAN]] LEAVES WITH THE STRAP ON! GOT A LOT OF NERVE THINKING HE CAN PLAY WITH GUYS WHO HAVE 20 YEARS IN THIS BUSINESS! SO I PUT THE STRAP ON ME, USIN' MY STROKE WITH VINCE, AND PUT [[{{Wrestling/Yokozuna}} YOKO ONO]] ON HIS BACK AND DELIVERED THE CLIMAX EVERYONE WANTED IN JUST 2.7 SECONDS! THAT'S WHY THEY SAY THE [[strike:HUCKSTER]] HULKSTER IS [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctyk8h3oAjI#t=38s THE BEST THERE AM, THE BEST THERE WERE, AND THE BEST THERE EVER HAS-BEEN!]]
** His contracts with WCW and TNA explicitly gave him veto power over everything to do with his image--up to and including matches--as the assumption is [[PointyHairedBoss he knows what he's doing.]] This is believed by some to be (at least in part) responsible for the infamous finish to his match with Sting at ''Starrcade 1997''. He also insisted on feuding with guys his own age, largely because he loves to shoot on new guys for never drawing money.
** It backfired on him at 2000's "Bash at the Beach": when Hogan came out to the ring, JeffJarrett laid down on the mat, giving him the win by pinfall (because that never gets old). Wrestling/VinceRusso came out and swerved the audience by acknowledging the Creative Clause, the Fingerpoke of Doom, and Hogan's bad behavior (see [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-greatest-unscripted-disasters-in-pro-wrestling_p2/ this]] retrospective by ''Website/{{Cracked}}''). [[http://youtu.be/aixym1-uoh4 This is his version of events]].
** It blew up in his face a ''second'' time during the infamous ''Summerslam'' match with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. While it was initially agreed upon that the two would trade victories in two matches, Hogan managed to use his bad knee as reason to nix HBK's victory match altogether. As a result, HBK [[DeathThrows hilariously oversold everything]](!!), making Hogan's offense look like a joke.
*** It also made Shawn look like a completely unprofessional ass, as it cannot be disproved that Hogan really ''wasn't'' having troubles with the knee since his bones have collectively turned to glass powder.
*** Unless that was Hulk Hogan's final match of all time (which it wasn't), then it can only be interpreted as Main-Eventer Disease. At most, this would have caused the rematch to be postponed, not canceled entirely. In addition, it would not have prevented him from losing the match he did have with HBK and giving up his own victory match.
*** Though Hogan also politicked to get HBK into a very forced and random FaceHeelTurn and pretty much did HBK no favors during their angle together. Many also state that HBK winning that match would have been best for business and that Hogan's victory really benefited only Hogan so Shawn might been little miffed already at Hogan pulling his usual shenanigans.
*** Making it even more defensible (for Shawn), Hogan only did two or three television appearances to build the match, leaving most of the buildup to Shawn. Shawn, being Shawn, made the best of this delivering at least two promos (Who's Your Daddy Montreal? and Hogan on Larry King) that rank among the best heel promos of all time, but still... Shawn basically turned himself face during the feud as far as the [=Smarks=] were concerned by lampshading Hogan's indifference to the fans and the business.
---->'''HBK!Hogan''': ''Shawn Michaels has got more important things on his mind, like becoming the greatest wrestler to ever set foot in the ring, brother! He's more concerned about going out there each and every night, brother, and stealing the show! Brother, he works just as hard in Battle Creek, Michigan, brother, as he does in MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, brother! See, The Hulkster has got a philosophy, brother! Once those people are in the building, brother, [[MoneyDearBoy you've already got their cash in your front pocket]], brother! But Shawn Michaels, brother, he'd rather go out there and nearly kill himself every night, brother, [[DoingItForTheArt just to make sure those people get their money's worth, brother!]]'' (crowd pops in appreciation)
*** The original plan (at least for Hulk and Vince) was for Hogan to steamroll Shawn on his way to a match with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. When Austin informed them he still wasn't stupid enough to eat a legdrop to set up a [[ILied nonexistent return victory]], plans were changed to a two match Hogan-Shawn series, then the second match was dropped when Hogan refused to lose the first.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the event that Hogan didn't want to be the third man of the NWO, another was set up to take his place. Who was it? Sting.
** We ''almost'' had Hogan vs Austin. Unfortunately, something (speculation is money issues or a disagreement on the winner) happened and the match did not take place.
*** Hogan's entire ''career'' could have been perceived much differently from the get go in the US. The man was trained by Hiro Matsuda who was not only a great technical wrestler, but a legitimate shoot fighter who ''broke Hogan's leg'' the first day he'd come to his wrestling camp to see if Hogan had the desire to really be a wrestler. Hogan came back and Matsuda trained him to wrestle a very technical style, but American promoters wanted him to wrestle like a generic big guy wrestler. Hogan still used his more technical style in Japan, and in 1993 just after winning his fifth WWF World Title had a match with Wrestling/TheGreatMuta that saw him use an ''ENZUIGIRI'' on the man. When American fans finally got to see this side of Hogan when that match among others of his days working in Japan popped up on [=YouTube=], many of Hogan's detractors had their jaws firmly planted somewhere in the lower levels of their homes. One can only guess what might have happened if Hogan had been able to use the style Matsuda trained him to use in the US.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s gimmick? It was originally pitched as Wrestling/TheUndertaker's gimmick by Brother Love but Hulk Hogan had already talked Vince into the Undertaker gimmick. (Vince originally wanted Undertaker to hatch from the gooker's egg so whether Hogan or Love got their way, it was good they were around to stop that...unless you're Hector Guerrero)
** During his first run in WWF, Vince [=McMahon=], Sr. wanted Hogan to dye his hair red (since Hogan is an Irish surname). He refused because he was already balding at the time.
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