Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan


8/11/1953, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Birth Name

Terry Gene Bollea



Also Known As

Terry 'Hulk' Hogan, Hulkster, Terry Bollea, Hollywood Hogan, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Terrence Bollea
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His name is Terry Bollea, but the world knows him as "Hulk Hogan" and more than anyone else, he was responsible for the meteoric rise in the popularity of professional wrestling in the 1980's. While not the most skillful wrestler of his era, nor even the biggest, Hogan…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • A few years before Wrestlemania 3, Hogan wrestled Andre the Giant. It was when Andre was the good guy and Hogan the bad guy. Hogan managed to slam Andre and pin him but because the referee was accidentally struck so he could give Hogan the victory. When he recovered, Andre also recovered and pinned Hogan. Some say that was Andre's first defeat.

    • In 1982, Hulk Hogan made $15,000 for his role in Rocky III.

    • In 2006, Hulk Hogan was nominated for a Teen Choice Award TV for "Male Choice Reality Star" for his role in Hogan Knows Best.

    • Hogan's wife, Linda Marie Bollea, filed for divorce November 20, 2007. The couple was married in 1983 and they have two children.

    • There's a mighty bean based on him, called the "Tuff bean".

    • In 1995, Hogan had a restaurant called Pastamania in the Mall of America in Minnesota. It closed less than a year later.

    • Hogan was the spokesperson of "Legends of Wrestling," and has appeared on many other WWF, WWE and WCW games.

    • Hogan has an energy drink: called "Hogan Energy", which was advertised on his Tv show, "Hogan Knows Best".

    • In the NWO his finisher was the Powerbomb.

    • Hogan began watching wrestling at age 16.

    • Hulk Hogan was raised in Tampa, Florida.

    • As a boy Hulk Hogan played Little League Baseball, but was abused repeatedly because of his obesity.

    • Hulk Hogan's measurements are:
      Biceps 24", Neck 21", Chest 58", Forearm 18", Wrist 9", Calves 20", Thighs 30 1/2", Hands 131/2".

    • During the 1980s, Hulk Hogan was making $10 million a year.

    • Hulk's son Nick Bollea was seriously injured August 26, 2007, after his car careened off the road and struck a palm tree. The cause of the crash is unknown.

    • Hulk has been in two plane crashes wearing his red underwear both times, so he considers them his 'Lucky' underwear. He wont take a plane ride without wearing them.

    • Hulk has his own tanning bed that he utilizes daily, and he also goes to a doctor for laser treatments, to remove the wrinkles from his face...caused by the sun.

    • Hulk takes spinal pain injections to be able to continue his wrestling matches.

    • Hulk is so protective of Brooke, his teen daughter, that he placed a GPS tracking system in her vehicle while on a date, to track her movements.

    • Hulk is in the talks to promote a new energy drink, and a round indoor tabletop grill, much like the "George Foreman" grill that was passed up previously.

    • Hulk was once offered the "George Foreman Grill" to sell as his own, but was not home to take the call, so George got first choice. Hulk, however took a blender called the "Thunderizer" that only sold a few thousand, compared to the grill's multi millions.

    • Hulk beat the Legend Killer, Randy Orton at SummerSlam 2006.

    • Hogan was considered the best pitcher in the state when he played in high school.

    • Hulk was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in April 1985. Next to the swimsuit issue, the magazine was the year's best seller.

    • In 1983, Hulk met his future wife Linda Claridge in a restaurant in Los Angeles.

    • Hulk attended the University of South Florida but did not graduate.

    • Hiro Matsuda broke Hulk's leg during their first training session.

    • Hulk was the third child born to Italian-American Pete Bollea, and Ruth Bollea, who is of French, Italian and Panamanian descent.

    • Hulk's ring names are Hulk Hogan, Hollywood Hogan, "Hollywood", Hulk Hogan, Mr. America, The Super Destroyer, Terry "The Hulk" Boulder, Sterling Golden, and the Hulk Machine.

    • Hogan wrote an autobiography titled, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, that was published in 2002.

    • He defeated Triple H at Backlash 2002 to become the new WWE champion.

    • The character "Hawk" from Vendetta (1991) was modeled after Hulk.

    • Hulk was brought into the federation by Fred Blaise.

    • Hulk was one of the first wrestlers to request ring music on his way to the bout.

    • Hulk wrestled as 'Sterling Golden' when he first began his career.

    • While suspended from the WCW in 2003, Hulk disguised himself as 'Mr. America', complete with red white and blue Captain America get-up.

    • Hulk announced his retirement, and said that he was running for President on Thanksgiving day, 1998 on The Tonight Show.

    • Hulk became the first wrestler in 1987, in front of 93,000 people, to body slam 500 pound Andre The Giant.

    • Hulk has an artificial hip.

    • Hulk has fought with :Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone, Mr. T, and Jay Leno in 1998 when he and Eric Bishoff tag teamed Jay Leno & 'Diamond' Dallas Page. Leno's team won.

    • Hulk owns: 2 cats, 3 iguanas, 3 hens, 5 turtles, 6 dogs, 11 birds, and one rooster named Lily. The family tried to adopt a baby monkey at one time, but she didn't fit in with the other animals.

    • Hulk and his family are currently filming a reality series on VH-1 about their family life.

    • Hulk was unathletic as a boy, and fat. He weighed 295 lbs by the age of 12.

    • Hulk's two favorite places to wrestle are: New York City's Madison Square Garden, and Sacramento, California's Arco Arena.

    • Hulk helped to build 2 different wrestling empires, with 2 distinct personas, two different times, and with two different characters.

    • When Hulk announced his 2nd retirement in the ring, Vince McMahon jumped in, and refused to let it happen, the two brawled.

    • Hulk played Bass for the Tampa Bay rock bands: Ruckus and Infinitys End.

    • Hulk has been a restaurant owner, a bouncer, a banker, and a body builder.

    • Hulk had the honor of inducting long time friend, "Mean Gene" into the 2006 WWE Hall Of Fame.

    • Hulk was inducted into the "World Wrestling Entertainment: Hall of Fame" in 2005.

    • Hulk has a daughter, Brooke Hogan, who is in the musical end of the entertainment business. He also has a son, Nick Hogan, who is a professional drifting racer.

    • Hulk is the single most requested celebrity for the "Make A Wish" foundation.

    • Hulk spent 10 years playing guitar professionally before breaking into the world of wrestling.

    • Hulk was the first ever pro wrestler to make it onto the cover of Sports Illustrated.

    • Hulk has won the WCW Heavyweight Championship 6 times. His last win came in 1999. Hulk has also won the WWE Championship six times. The last time he won it was in May, 2002.

    • Hulk was sought after for his baseball abilities in High School.

    • Hulk attended the University of South Florida majoring in Business Management. but did not graduate with a degree.

    • Hulk admitted to the use of steroids in 1994.

    • Hulk joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1979. He was cast under the name of "Irish Villain".

    • Hulk knocked out Richard Belzer on the show Hot Properties causing Richard to go for stitches. Richard sued Hulk.

    • Hulk uses the music from Jimi Hendrix when he enters the ring as "Hollywood Hogan". The song is "Voodoo Child".

    • Hulk is known for tearing his T-Shirt off in the ring.

    • Hulk always red and gold when he steps into the ring. He always wears a bandana and sunglasses as well.

    • Hulk had his voice used in the video game WWE SmackDown! Vs RAW 2006.

    • In 2006, Hulk appeared in the movie Little Hercules in 3-D playing the character of "Zeus".

    • Hulk Current Finisher: Atomic Leg Drop or Leg Drop

    • Hulk beat the Iron Sheik on January 23, 1984 at Madison Square Garden. Hulkamania begins.

    • Hulk appears in daughter Brooke Hogan's music video for her song "Everything To Me".

    • In the '80's and most of the '90's, Bollea weighed in at 303lbs.

    • Hulk has won the WWF's Royal Rumble twice (1990 and 1991)

    • Hulk is a 1-Time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, 1-Time IWGP Champion, 6-Time WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion (including 1 WWF/WWE Undisputed Championship) and 6-Time WCW World Heavyweight Champion

  • Quotes

    • Hulk Hogan: I hate to say this, but if you drink a couple of beers sometimes, it makes your work-out easier.

    • Hulk: God created the Heavens, he created the earth! He created all the Hulkamaniacs! Then, he created a set of 24-inch pythons, brother!

    • Hulk: Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania destroys you?

    • Hulk: To all of my lil "Hulkmaniacs": Say your prayers and take your vitamins, and you will never go wrong.

    • Hulk: I am a 51 year old man who looks almost as good as some of these young guys just starting out! I will just keep hangin' in there, to see how long this plays out.

    • Hulk: Whatever happens with wrestling, my family comes first. Wrestling is in my blood, but my family is in my heart.

  • Loved him until "The Nick Accident".

    One of the best wrestler of all time. Not a bad actor. Hope all is well for him and his family.
  • A wrestling great.

    Perhaps the wrestling business today would not have been as big had Hulk Hogan never laced up his boots and stormed the ring with his red and yellow trunks and loud theme music. Maybe not, but who knows for sure. All I know is that Hulk Hogan will be probably the most recognizable name in wrestling and the most popular wrestler to ever step in the ring. The reaction he got when he came back to the WWF was only a sample of what he has meant to the business. Overall, he might not have been the most sound wrestler but he's popular. Thank you.moreless