Today, there’s no other wrestler considered as iconic as the “Real American” Hulk Hogan. After all, the beloved “Hulkster” has been a figure in pop culture since the late-1970s. A household name after appearing in millions of American homes on television in the early-1980s, Hulk Hogan not only became everyone’s superhero, his character is directly responsible for the mega growth of the WWE (formerly WWF).
Wrestling, playing music, appearing on talk shows, acting in dozens of movies, having a cartoon series, as well as controversial stints within reality TV has kept the Hulkster in the American zeitgeist now for almost 40-years.10 Facts About Hulk Hogan (Part 1)
It’s difficult to imagine, given his status in relation to the history of pro wrestling, but Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) was overweight as a child. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, the Hulkster as a kid had a weight problem. How did he conquer his issue? Struggling to keep fit, having to endure being bullied by his peers, the Hulkster used negativity as motivation inside the gym.
Hulk Hogan fans remember The Wrestling Album, a full-length record LP released into stores across the United States in 1985. Fans also remember when the Hulkster released the kids music CD “Hulk Rules" in 1995 too. But what most fans don’t know about Hulk Hogan is that he’s been playing music for most of his life.
Shortly after his college days, he played bass guitar in the Florida-based band, Ruckus. The early-80s found Hogan, his first wife Linda, and superstar wrestling manager Jimmy Hart playing in the band called Hulk Hogan & Itch Band (pronounced Ichiban). Popular in Japan, a single EP featuring 3 songs featuring the Hulkster on the cover flexing was well-received.
Starting out in the CFW (Championship Wrestling From Florida), an independent Southern wrestling territory, The Hulkster's first time wrestling match was on August 10th, 1977. Going up against fellow wrestler Brian Blair, he would go on to wrestle in several different territories throughout the American South until being signed to the WWF in 1979.
The world knows him as Hulk Hogan, but throughout his pro wrestling career he’s been known by a few other aliases. In the past he’s wrestled under the names “Terry Boulder,” “Sterling Golden,” “Mr. America,” “The Super Destroyer,” “Hulk Machine,” “Hulk Boulder,” and of course, “Hollywood Hulk Hogan” aka “Hollywood Hogan.”
In 1985, Hulk Hogan reached the height of popularity and success. From 1985-1987, the wrestler appeared in several movies, made more than $10 Million each year, and was the first pro wrestler to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He was also sued by comic / talk show host Richard Belzer for $5 Million dollars following an appearance on a TV talk show where he demonstrated a choke hold and made the comic pass out.Hulk Hogan Costume DIY
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The Hulkster was paid $150,000 dollars to appear in a cameo role opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III (1982).. Playing “Thunderlips” in the classic boxing movie, his memorable moment on-screen came as he delivered his famous line: “To all my love slaves out there: Thunderlips is here. In the flesh, baby. The ultimate male versus the ultimate meatball.”
When Vince McMahon, CEO of the WWF/WWE was changed by the United States Government upon suspicion of distributing illegal anabolic steroids in 1994, it was Hulk Hogan who came to his defense. Testifying in court, the Hulkster spoke out to address the accusations against McMahon. McMahon was not guilty, and many in the wrestling world believe that it was Hulk Hogan’s testimony that kept the CEO of the WWF/WWE from going to prison.
Hulk Hogan once owned his own restaurant. It was inside the famous Mall of America in Minnesota and it was called Pastamania Opening in 1995, and heavily-promoted during episodes of the WCW’s Monday Nitro series, the restaurant closed in less than a year after its opening.
Over the years, the Hulkster has also lent his name and likeness to various food-based products such as the energy drink “Hogan Energy,” and the microwaveable cheeseburgers called “Hulkster Burgers.”
To date, Hulk Hogan has appeared in 18 movies, 17 TV Series, and 40 video games. Appearing in movies such as No Holds Barred (1989), Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), he’s acted in big-budget Hollywood movies to no-budget TV movies. To date, he also holds the record for appearing as a toy. The Hogan character has been made an action figure 171 times from the early-1980s up to the mid-2010s.
Hulk Hogan has a sextape. Leaked to the public without permission on the now defunct website Gawker.com, the Hulkster sued for invasion of privacy and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Winning the case, the Hulkster was awarded 150 Million dollars and was also given control over the former Gawker editor-in-chief's assets.