WWE, which was earlier known as WWF (World Wrestling Federation), is very famous today. But no one knew about it around 1960 to 1980.
But when Terry Eugene Bollea entered the WWF, who is best known as Hulk Hogan in the Wrestling World, after a few years the WWF show became famous worldwide. It can be said that WWF got its real popularity because of Hulk Hogan.
That’s why Hulk Hogan says that “I’m the man that made wrestling famous.” So in this post, we are going to know some special things about this famous wrestling personality and at the end, we will also see some energetic Hulk Hogan Quotes.
About Hulk Hogan :
Terry Eugene Bollea aka Hulk Hogan was born on August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. His father Pietro “Peter” Bollea was a homemaker and his mother Ruth Bollea was a dance teacher.
He played as a pitcher in Little League Baseball when he was young, but Terry Bollea had to leave baseball due to a serious injury. After this, at the age of 16, he saw professional wrestling for the first time.
Hulk Hogan was also a good musician before a wrestler. He played fretless bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands. Hogan did his college studies at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida.
During college, he thought of starting a band and leaving college in the middle. He started a band named Ruckus in 1976 along with 2 local musicians. In a short time, his band became quite popular in the Tampa Bay region.
He also goes to the gym and lift weights in his spare time. It was there that he met two wrestler brothers Jack and Gerald Brisco. They both saw wrestling potential in Hulk Hogan.
In 1976, both brothers suggested Hogan to try wrestling, and Hogan agreed. In 1977, he started his professional career in wrestling. But in 1983, when Hogan participated in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), he became popular in a very short time and became a wrestling star.
Hogan won the WWF Championship 5 times in his early days. And he became the first wrestler who has won many consecutive Royal Rumble matches.
In 1993, he participated in the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and won 6 times. He was honored with the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and again in 2020.
Along with wrestling, Hogan also made a career in acting. In 1982, he played the role for the first time in Rocky III. After this, he played different roles in many films and also in 3 television shows.
Apart from this, he also played a very important role in The Wrestling Boot Band. A record for this band “Hulk Rules” was placed 12th on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.
There is no doubt that Hulk Hogan’s role in making wrestling famous in professional wrestling history will always be remembered. As Wrestling historian and journalist Dave Meltzer said that during Hogan’s time most number of tickets were sold for wrestling shows.
From this, you can get to know why Hulk Hogan is called the superstar of wrestling. Hulk Hogan’s biopic movie was also announced on February 20, 2019, in which Hogan will be portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor’s role in the Avengers movies.
We learned a lot about Hulk Hogan and so let’s finally see the inspirational Hulk Hogan quotes on wrestling and more.
Hulk Hogan Quotes and Sayings :
Blood is thicker than new blood dude! — Hulk Hogan
Be a father first. Don’t put a priority of being a friend with your wife first, or a friend with your kids first. — Hulk Hogan
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother. — Hulk Hogan
I’d like to be the John Wayne of the ’90s. Not in terms of being the macho guy, but as a solid male leading character. Making an action-adventure comedy that kids can see with their families is a natural extension of what I did in wrestling. — Hulk Hogan
As far as my divorce goes, I love my family and I love my wife to death and I just don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring. — Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan Inspirational Quotes :
Hercules, this is where the power lies! — Hulk Hogan
Say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong. — Hulk Hogan
We will make the world stand still. — Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan Wrestling Quotes :
If anybody dared say wrestling was fake, you’d punch ’em. And you never used the word show. If you used the word show it was an insult. — Hulk Hogan
Everybody’s out there wrestling like a robot. — Hulk Hogan
It’s amazing that even though I’ve lost everything else, I still have wrestling. — Hulk Hogan