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Hulk Hogan's Personal Details

Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler, musician, and actor

InformationDetail
BirthdayAugust 11, 1953
NationalityAmerican
FamousProfessional Wrestler, School Dropouts, Sportspersons, Wrestlers, WWE Wrestlers
City/StateGeorgia
Nick namesThe Hulkster, Hulk
SpousesJennifer McDaniel
Childrens Brooke Hogan
Universities
  • University of South Florida
  • Hillsborough Community College
Birth PlaceAugusta
ReligionCatholicism
Height201cm
GenderMale
FatherPeter Bollea
MotherRuth Bollea
Net Worth$31 million as of Nov 2,2016
Sun SignLeo
Born inAugusta
Famous asProfessional Wrestler

// Famous Professional Wrestler

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Who is Hulk Hogan?

Terry Gene Bollea, popularly known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, musician, actor, television personality and entrepreneur. The wrestler can be easily recognized by his extra-large frame, long white hair, handlebar moustache and his trademark feather boas and shirt-ripping. Growing up he was an aspiring musician and a baseball player, but later chose wrestling as his forte. He received his training from the famous trainer Hiro Matsuda and on the first day of training Matsuda broke Hulk Hogan’s leg. Hogan came back as soon as his leg healed and in doing so, earned the respect and admiration of the coach. Upon joining WWF, Vince McMahon wanted him to be a red-haired Irish wrestler and wanted him to dye his blond hair, to which Hogan refused. Eventually he became a very popular wrestler and garnered a huge fan following whom he referred to as "Hulkamaniacs" in his interviews. He also became famous for his four "demandments": training, saying prayers, eating vitamins, and believing in oneself. His career got a big boost early on from an appearance with Sylvester Stallone in the movie Rocky III

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born on 11 August 1953, in Augusta, Georgia, to Pietro Bollea, a construction foreman, and Ruth V, a dance teacher. The family moved to Port Tampa, Florida when he was quite young.

He pitched in the Little League Baseball in his childhood, but an injury ended a probable baseball career. He also played the fretless bass guitar for nearly a decade for Florida-based rock bands.

He attended the Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida, which he dropped out of to focus on music. He formed the band Ruckus in 1976 with a couple of other musicians.

A lot of wrestling competitions were organized in Florida region; hence numerous wrestlers would head to bars to relax where Ruckus performed. Jack and Gerald Brisco, brothers and tag team mates, noticed Hogan and were impressed by his physique.

Motivated by the Brisco brothers, Hogan started training under Hiro Matsuda, known for training wrestlers for Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF).

Career

After training for a year with Matsuda, Hogan fought Brian Blair on August 10, 1977. When things didn’t work out with Matsuda, he left him and CWF.

Hogan decided to partner up with his friend Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) in a tag-team and joined Louie Tillet’s Alabama Territory. In Alabama they wrestled as the Boulder Brothers.

They quit Tillet’s territory for the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) in Memphis as the promoter, Jerry Jarrett, offered them $800 a week.

Hogan won his first wrestling championship after defeating Bob Roop for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship in 1979.

In 1979, Vincent McMahon gave him an opportunity to join WWF and in his first match he defeated Harry Valdez. His first big feud with Andre the Giant happened in 1980 in which Hogan was defeated.

He also participated in the New Japan Pro Wrestling in the 1980s, where he displayed more traditional and technical wrestling maneuvers and adopted the Axe Bomber as his finishing move. The Japanese loved and admired him and gave him the nickname of Ichiban (Number 1).

He won his first WWF Heavyweight Championship belt in 1984 for his memorable defeat of the Iron Sheik and achieved super-stardom. He remained WWF Champion for 1,474 days from 1984–1988.

He won the Royal Rumble matches in 1990 and 1991, becoming the first wrestler to win consecutive rumble matches.

Hogan pinned Sgt Slaughter at WrestleMania VII in 1991 for his third WWF Championship but lost it to The Undertaker at the Survivor Series. After a mere six days, Hogan won it back but due to Rick Flair’s intervention, the title was declared vacant.

He joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994 and defeated Ric Flair in his debut match to become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. After 15 months of successfully defending the title, he lost it to The Giant, but the title was later declared vacant on contract clause basis.

He won his second WCW Heavyweight Championship after defeating The Giant in 1996 and after a year, he lost it to Luger by submission. Only five days later he regained the title, before losing it to Sting. The title was declared vacant after several controversies; Sting won it eventually at the Superbrawl VII.

He won his fourth WCW Heavyweight Championship in 1998 by defeating Savage in a much-interrupted ‘no disqualification match’ and eventually lost it to Goldberg later the same year.

He defeated Kevin Nash for his fifth WCW Heavyweight Championship in 1999. ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair bested him in a Steel Cage First Blood Match at Uncensored to take the tile in the same year. His final WCW Heavyweight Championship came in 1999 after he defeated Savage.

He returned to WWF in 2002 at their No Way Out event and won his sixth WWF Championship at Backlash, before losing it to The Undertaker at Judgment Day.

He won his first WWE World Tag Team Championship with Edge as his partner in 2002. Shortly after, Brock Lesnar won against Hogan when the latter lost consciousness courtesy a bear hug and Lesnar still thrashed him mercilessly. As a result, Hogan went on a hiatus.

He defeated Vince McMahon in WrestleMania XIX in 2003, which left Vince furious and he made Hogan sit out the remainder of his contract. Hogan adopted the disguise of Mr. America and debuted on SmackDown! after which Vince McMahon made several unsuccessful attempts to reveal his true identity.

After the SmackDown show went off-air, Mr. America took off his mask for his fans and quit the WWE show in 2003.

In addition to being a wrestler he has also acted in several movies including ‘Suburban Commando’, ‘Rocky III’, ‘Mr. Nanny’, ‘No Holds Barred’, ‘Spy Hard’, and ‘Santa with Muscles’.

Awards & Achievements

Hulk Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Personal Life & Legacy

Hulk Hogan married Linda Claridge on December 18, 1983 and together they have two children, a daughter named Brooke and a son named Nick. After the couple separated in 2007, he went onto marry Jennifer McDaniel in 2010.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Hulk Hogan is $8 million.

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Hulk Hogan biography timelines

  • // 11th Aug 1953
    He was born on 11 August 1953, in Augusta, Georgia, to Pietro Bollea, a construction foreman, and Ruth V, a dance teacher. The family moved to Port Tampa, Florida when he was quite young.
  • // 1976
    He attended the Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida, which he dropped out of to focus on music. He formed the band Ruckus in 1976 with a couple of other musicians.
  • // 10th Aug 1977
    After training for a year with Matsuda, Hogan fought Brian Blair on August 10, 1977. When things didn’t work out with Matsuda, he left him and CWF.
  • // 1979
    Hogan won his first wrestling championship after defeating Bob Roop for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship in 1979.
  • // 1979 To 1980
    In 1979, Vincent McMahon gave him an opportunity to join WWF and in his first match he defeated Harry Valdez. His first big feud with Andre the Giant happened in 1980 in which Hogan was defeated.
  • // 1983 To 2010
    Hulk Hogan married Linda Claridge on December 18, 1983 and together they have two children, a daughter named Brooke and a son named Nick. After the couple separated in 2007, he went onto marry Jennifer McDaniel in 2010.
  • // 1984 To 1988
    He won his first WWF Heavyweight Championship belt in 1984 for his memorable defeat of the Iron Sheik and achieved super-stardom. He remained WWF Champion for 1,474 days from 1984–1988.
  • // 1990 To 1991
    He won the Royal Rumble matches in 1990 and 1991, becoming the first wrestler to win consecutive rumble matches.
  • // 1991
    Hogan pinned Sgt Slaughter at WrestleMania VII in 1991 for his third WWF Championship but lost it to The Undertaker at the Survivor Series. After a mere six days, Hogan won it back but due to Rick Flair’s intervention, the title was declared vacant.
  • // 1994
    He joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994 and defeated Ric Flair in his debut match to become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. After 15 months of successfully defending the title, he lost it to The Giant, but the title was later declared vacant on contract clause basis.
  • // 1996
    He won his second WCW Heavyweight Championship after defeating The Giant in 1996 and after a year, he lost it to Luger by submission. Only five days later he regained the title, before losing it to Sting. The title was declared vacant after several controversies; Sting won it eventually at the Superbrawl VII.
  • // 1998
    He won his fourth WCW Heavyweight Championship in 1998 by defeating Savage in a much-interrupted ‘no disqualification match’ and eventually lost it to Goldberg later the same year.
  • // 1999
    He defeated Kevin Nash for his fifth WCW Heavyweight Championship in 1999. ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair bested him in a Steel Cage First Blood Match at Uncensored to take the tile in the same year. His final WCW Heavyweight Championship came in 1999 after he defeated Savage.
  • // 2002
    He returned to WWF in 2002 at their No Way Out event and won his sixth WWF Championship at Backlash, before losing it to The Undertaker at Judgment Day.
  • // 2002
    He won his first WWE World Tag Team Championship with Edge as his partner in 2002. Shortly after, Brock Lesnar won against Hogan when the latter lost consciousness courtesy a bear hug and Lesnar still thrashed him mercilessly. As a result, Hogan went on a hiatus.
  • // 2003
    He defeated Vince McMahon in WrestleMania XIX in 2003, which left Vince furious and he made Hogan sit out the remainder of his contract. Hogan adopted the disguise of Mr. America and debuted on SmackDown! after which Vince McMahon made several unsuccessful attempts to reveal his true identity.
  • // 2003
    After the SmackDown show went off-air, Mr. America took off his mask for his fans and quit the WWE show in 2003.
  • // 2005
    Hulk Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Hulk Hogan's FAQ

  • What is Hulk Hogan birthday?

    Hulk Hogan was born at 1953-08-11

  • Where is Hulk Hogan's birth place?

    Hulk Hogan was born in Augusta

  • What is Hulk Hogan nationalities?

    Hulk Hogan's nationalities is American

  • What is Hulk Hogan nick names?

    Hulk Hogan's nickNames is The Hulkster, Hulk

  • Who is Hulk Hogan spouses?

    Hulk Hogan's spouses is Jennifer McDaniel

  • Who is Hulk Hogan childrens?

    Hulk Hogan's childrens is Brooke Hogan

  • What was Hulk Hogan universities?

    Hulk Hogan studied at University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College

  • What is Hulk Hogan's religion?

    Hulk Hogan's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Hulk Hogan?

    Hulk Hogan's height is 201

  • Who is Hulk Hogan's father?

    Hulk Hogan's father is Peter Bollea

  • Who is Hulk Hogan's mother?

    Hulk Hogan's mother is Ruth Bollea

  • What is Hulk Hogan's sun sign?

    Hulk Hogan is Leo

  • How famous is Hulk Hogan?

    Hulk Hogan is famouse as Professional Wrestler