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Hulk Hogan: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Updated on October 22, 2016

The Hulkster

The Hulk Hogan Anthology DVD has great music and documents The Hulksters rise to mainstream stardom.
The Hulk Hogan Anthology DVD has great music and documents The Hulksters rise to mainstream stardom. | Source
No Holds Barred was a movie that had Hulk Hogan being well... Hulk. Zeus was his rival in this feature length film.
No Holds Barred was a movie that had Hulk Hogan being well... Hulk. Zeus was his rival in this feature length film. | Source
Hollywood Hogan of the NWO is a bad guy version of Hulk Hogan that appeared on WCW. Even in his later years Hogan was a tireless worker.
Hollywood Hogan of the NWO is a bad guy version of Hulk Hogan that appeared on WCW. Even in his later years Hogan was a tireless worker. | Source
Hulk Hogan with his then wife and his son and daughter, Brook. Hogan has had success as a wrestler, reality star and movie star.
Hulk Hogan with his then wife and his son and daughter, Brook. Hogan has had success as a wrestler, reality star and movie star. | Source
Hogan Knows Best is a reality show based on Hogan's personal and business life. His then wife Linda is a big part of the show.
Hogan Knows Best is a reality show based on Hogan's personal and business life. His then wife Linda is a big part of the show. | Source

Hulkamania

Hulk Hogan is the "stage name" if you will, of Terry Gene Bollea has been involved with wrestling since he saw Superstar Billy Graham as a 15 year old and he knew then what he wanted to do with his life. He sure made the most of it, he never looked back. Hogan was the most famous and most dominant wrestler of the 80s and for much of the 90s as well.

As a young man, Terry Hogan played bass guitar and while playing at a club he was seen by the Brisco brothers, who were wrestlers from Florida where Hogan grew up. After Hogan tried out for wrestling he has never looked back. Hogan has his first wrestling match in 1977 and he still performs today on the world stage. He has usually been the good guy while wrestling but, he has also played the heel. He was a good guy as Hulk Hogan for years beating among others Ric Flair, King Kong Bundy and Andre the Giant. As a bad guy he is Hollywood Hogan and leads the NWO gang. Hulk Hogan is one of the most popular wrestlers in history and he participated in some of the biggest bouts ever. He was in the first six wrestle mania events. He beat King Kong Bundy in the first Wrestlemania in a steel cage bout. He also picked up and slammed the huge Andre The Giant. He won the title from the Iron Sheik by escaping his finishing move which was the camel clutch. Hogan finished off and pinned the Sheik by landing his own finisher which is his famous leg drop. Hogan has wrestled at venues all over the world and he has fans in America, England and Japan.

It's amazing that Hogan has been doing his thing in wrestling for over forty years and he still competes occasionally. As recent as 2014, Hogan has been if the wrestling ring. The good about Hogan is obviously his outstanding wrestling career. He has had a really long career.

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Family Problems and Personal Strife

Hulk Hogan has had issues surface over steroids and run ins with the press that ended badly. Also, Hogan has had issues with the Feds concerning his taxes and a few years ago he and his wife Linda divorced.(Hulk Hogan has since remarried.) But after all settled down in his life a sex tape shows up all over the internet. Hogan says it was from 6 years ago but either way it stirred up controversy once again for the man they used to call, Mr. America. Hogan has really made a fan base throughout the world. In many peoples eyes he was the ultimate American hero for real when he was all about Hulkamania. Through ups and downs Terry Hogan seems to come out on top in the end.

Terry Hogan became even more popular and famous because of his outside the ring troubles. These problems include court appearances, family disputes, allegations of steroid use and much more. Having said that, Hogan, because of his fame and fortune, is prone to lawsuits being thrown his way.

Movie and Reality Show Star

Hogan has had a reality show based on him and his family's life called, "Hogan Knows Best" and he has made over 20 films including: Mr. Nanny, No Holds Barred and Suburban Commando. To me he will always be remembered for his role in Rocky 3 and of course, his WWF Wrestlemania events. Also, Hogan has been in many commercials and television movies and is considered a television personality to say the least. You could see Hogan anywhere. He was also on The Roast of David Hasselhoff on Comedy Central. This turned out to be an unpleasant experience for him and he felt as if the bulls eye was on him. He has said he would never do another roast again. Hogan can act or be himself but sometimes I can not tell the difference.

On a personal note, I saw Hulk Hogan twice in Birmingham, AL. The first at The Boutwell Auditorium in 1986 and the second at The BJCC in 2006. My impressions of Hulk Hogan now are the same as they were twenty five years ago. Great wrestler, good actor. Hogan is truly a celebrity and he has been in television commercials as well as on talk shows. He also was on two different Comedy Central Roasts and he was pretty funny to be honest. Hogan has also had guest appearances in several movies and several television shows.

Terry Hulk Hogan is a mainstream celebrity like Mike Tyson or Mr. T. He will be famous until he passes away and then he will still be famous. He is known throughout households all over America and in many other parts of the world.


Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage

Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man Randy Savage had a long and storied history between other and they have participated in some breathtaking matches.
Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man Randy Savage had a long and storied history between other and they have participated in some breathtaking matches.

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