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Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler born in 1953 in Augusta, Georgia. Hogan has wrestled the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and the American Wrestling Association (AWA) during his career. Hogan has won six WWE World Heavyweight Titles, six WCW World Heavyweight Titles, and the WWE World Tag Team Championship. In 2005, Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He has also appeared in movies such as Rocky III, No Hold Barred, Mr. Nanny, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Santa with Muscles. Hogan has two children and is married to Jennifer McDaniel.

31 Aug, 2015
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Apologizes for racial slur

Apology

Hogan apologizes on Good Morning America, for calling his daughter’s boyfriend a “nigger”.

I’m not a racist but I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I’m embarrassed by it…If anybody should have disowned me it should have been her,’ said Hogan. ‘I was upset about something that happened between her and her boyfriend…Please forgive me.

He says he was suicidal:

I was to the point where I wanted to kill myself, you know? I was completely broken and destroyed and said, ‘What’s the easiest way out of this?’ I mean, I was lost. I’ve worked for the WWE for almost 30 years off and on… and then all of a sudden, everything I’ve done my whole career and my whole life was like it never happened.

Hogan also says he inherited racial bias from growing up in Port Tampa

People need to realize that you inherit things from your environment. And where I grew up was south Tampa, Port Tampa, and it was a really rough neighborhood, very low income. And all my friends, we greeted each other saying that word…I would say that is very fair [that I inherited a racial bias]. ‘I think that was part of the culture and the environment I grew up in and I think that’s fair to say.

Hulk Hogan EMOTIONAL Good Morning America Interview 'Please forgive me .. people get better' On GMA

24 Jul, 2015
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Fired from WWE

Fired

Hogan’s is fired from WWE.

WWE has terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstarted by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.

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Apologizes for racist slurs

Apology

Hogan apologizes for racial remarks made eight years ago in unauthorized sex tape. The apology comes after The National Enquirer releases a transcript that includes the n-word.

Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.

15 Dec, 2014
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Huffington Post interview

Interview

Hogan is interviewed by the Huffington Post. He discusses professional athletes coming out of the closet as openly homosexual.

I think everybody’s been reeducated, so it’s not that big a deal. At least for me — and I can only speak from my heart — I’ve got people all around me who are gay, so it’s not an issue with me. I think the whole world feels like that now. I knew Pat (Patterson) was gay back in 1976, when he helped me start wrestling. Whenever I see Pat, I give him a big hug and kiss. He’s my guy! There are several wrestlers in Japan who are gay. I’ve just never looked at it as anything weird. It was normal.

11 Dec, 2014
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WRBL 3 interview

Interview

Hogan appears on WRBL 3 News to discuss this year’s WWE Tribute to the Troops event.

When I see these soldiers doing what they do, they’re the best at what they do. It really makes me proud because every one, so far, has come up to me and said, ‘Hey Hulk, I was a little, teeny Hulkster growing up,’ or ‘I’m still a Hulkamaniac!’ That’s really cool to hear that.

5 Nov, 2014
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Chad Dukes interview

Interview

Hogan is a guest on the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show to discuss his regrets and Bray Wyatt.

He fits in that grey area, and I’m gonna put myself over, that I started when I turned bad guy, Hollywood Hogan and people cheered me. It just showed the fans, whether you’re good guy or bad guy, they’re gonna cheer who they love and like to watch perform and I think he kinda broke down that barrier again. At first I was like ‘Oh man what is this guy doing,’ and then I started watching him and with the mind games and the rap and basically how good he was in the ring. I remember one pay-per-view he wrestled Daniel Bryan in the opening match, was like a year or so ago, nobody could follow that match. It was the first match of the pay-per-view and they tore it down. Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt. And I said this guy’s gonna be red-hot.

17 Oct, 2014
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Appearance announcement

Announcement

WWE announces Hogan will appear as a special guest on the October 20th edition of Monday Night RAW in Kansas City. The event’s ad reads:

Hulk Hogan returns to Kansas City for the first time in over a decade!

25 Sep, 2014
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Restaurant dress code

Hogans-Beach-Dress-CodeHogan enforces a dress code at his Hogan’s Beach restaurant in Tampa, Florida. The dress code restricts oversized t-shirts, oversized or excessive jewelry and high-top sneakers to name a few. Hogan’s Beach employee:

You can wear just about anything for lunch or dinner, but the dress code is strictly enforced during concert events.

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Removes dress code

Hogan’s dress code sign on his restaurant Hogan’s Beach causes racial controversy, he calls the restaurant’s managers and demands that the sign be taken down permanently.

I am not racist … and neither is the restaurant. The dress code was modeled after ones used at Las Vegas and Miami pool parties.

23 Aug, 2014
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Legends to appear on RAW

Announcement

WWE announces Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan will all appear on Monday Night RAW in Anaheim, California.

The WWE Universe is still buzzing about the brutal beating John Cena suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. To kick off Raw, WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair will be in the house to weigh in on the upcoming Lesnar-Cena at Night of Champions.

15 Aug, 2014
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Yahoo Sports interview

Interview

Hogan sits down with Yahoo Sports to discuss Summerslam and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

I know he had a good run when he was in the Attitude Era. I don’t know how long the Attitude Era was — four years, eight years — I don’t know how long it was. That’s where we totally disagree. Maybe he and I should lock up and figure this thing out. That would be a nice match.

5 Aug, 2014
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2K15 Special Edition

Announcement

WWE and 2K Sports announce Special Hulkamania edition of WWE 2K15. The release will feature a signed Hulk Hogan collectible card, a Hogan vinyl figure, a piece of the ring canvas from Hogan’s 2014 WWE return and two exclusive playable Hulk Hogan characters.

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Matthew Aaron Show interview

Interview

Hogan appears on The Matthew Aaron Show podcast. Hogan talks potential in-ring return and career regrets.

Brother, my goal is to perform in the ring again, it’s not if, it’s when, I’ve been training like crazy, my back doesn’t hurt at all, my back’s perfect, now I’ve finally got by back straightened out and I’m really trying to get myself into shape because if you step inside that WWE ring you better bring it, and last time I brought it they begged me to take it back.

Hulk Hogan Talks Wrestling Again on TMAS

4 Aug, 2014
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Birthday appearance

TV Appearance

WWE teases surprise special guests to join Hogan for Monday Night RAW special on August 11th for his birthday celebration. Hogan will be 61 years old.

6 Apr, 2014
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Wrestlemania 30

Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

29 Mar, 2014
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Hulk Hogan interview

Interview

Hogan gives an interview on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about whether he will wrestle again and his respect for WWE wrestler John Cena.

He’s (John Cena) done a lot of great stuff, I mean the training curves and vitamins, he raised the bar hustle, team respect. He made it cool again to be a good guy but someone needs to drag him around the ring for a half hour.

1 Mar, 2014
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WWE.com interview

Interview

Hogan talks to WWE.com about his career, the WWE, his life inside the wrestling industry and interacting with Vince McMahon upon his return to WWE.

He (McMahon) actually gave me that shot of confidence I needed that night. When I was really jitterbugging right before I had to go out, Vince kicked the door down and he gave me this hug that felt like it should have broken my ribs. He goes, “Go out there and have fun!” And I went, “Yes. That’s what I needed. I needed that from you.” He’s always been there and we’ve always been friends.

 

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WWE.com interview

Interview

Hogan talks to WWE.com about Ultimate Warrior and still getting nervous in WWE.

Oh yeah, there were nerves. Even the night before, I couldn’t sleep. I was tossing and turning. I’m thinking, “How are these fans going to welcome me back?” But when I came out right at the top of the show and they saw me, it was almost like I had walked behind a 747 jet. The only way I can explain it to you is it was this energy and it was so loud it was like, “Woah!” It made me take a step back for a minute.

11 Oct, 2013
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AP.org interview

Interview

Hogan talks to AP.org about Triple H, Wrestlemania and if he will work one more match

Let me put it to you this way, brother: With the right guy, the right situation, with a big enough event, big enough storyline, you’re damn right I have one more left in me.

10 Mar, 2013
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Wrestle talk TV interview

Interview

Hogan talks to Wrestle Talk TV about TNA storylines and what the company needs to grow.

If you’re not a die hard wrestling fan, the story-lines have to be consistent. The plots have to be something that is very easy to understand.

21 Feb, 2013
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Fighting Spirit interview

Interview

Hogan talks to Fighting Spirit magazine. Hogan discusses Bret Hart and his issues with the fellow performer.

The main-event guy made the most money when he had the belt. When I was the (WWF) champion, I made the most money. It was an old rule that Vince (McMahon) Sr. had that, thank god, was passed on for quite a while. That changed when Bret Hart became champion; he’d work for a lot less than anybody else, so it changed everybody’s pay.

5 Jan, 2013
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Sues Laser Spine institute

Hogan launches  lawsuit against the Laser Spine institute for persuading him to undergo unnecessary and ineffective surgeries that he claims made his back problems worse. Hogan seeks 50 million dollars  in the suit.

14 Dec, 2010
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Hogan, McDaniel marry

Marriage

Hogan marries McDaniel in a private ceremony at their home in Clearwater, Florida. The police are called when a fight breaks out during the ceremony when a photographer is asked to leave.  The police are called and the ceremony continues after the man is removed from the property.

4 Jan, 1999
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Finger poke of doom

Hogan faces Nash for the WCW title on Monday Night Nitro. When the match beings, Hogan pokes Nash in the chest, Nash falls to the ground and Hogan pins him, winning the championship in what WCW officially titles “The finger poke of doom”. Nash:

The “Fingerpoke of Doom” was nothing. The “Fingerpoke of Doom” was just trying to realign The nWo to face off with Goldberg and Goldberg ended up getting injured. I love how the story of my life is how I beat Goldberg to turn around and take the “Fingerpoke of Doom” a week later. Boy, that did me a lot of good. When you look at how people perceive the whole thing, it’s ridiculous…The number one problem people have with the “Fingerpoke of Doom” is it “got” everybody. And nobody likes to be “got.” So, of course, [know-it-alls] are going to hate it the most because they never called it. They didn’t see anything coming.

28 Dec, 1997
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Beats Hogan for WCW Title

Wins Sport Event

Sting defeats Hollywood Hulk Hogan to reclaim WCW title from the nWo faction. The match ends in controversy as Bret Hart accuses referee (Neil Patrick) of fast count and declares Sting the winner after restarting the match.

Hulk is the best ever in the business. He’s the biggest draw in wrestling history. Starrcade 1997 is still my all-time favorite match.

Hulk Hogan vs Sting – World Heavyweight title – WCW Monday Nitro – 8/23/99

24 Mar, 1991
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3rd WWE Championship

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Sgt. Slaughter at Wrestlemania VII to capture his third WWE championship. Slaughter comments.

McMahon needed an opponent for Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania and wanted to keep Hogan as the hero. So he asked me if I would consider me being an Iraqi sympathizer. I had to think long and hard about it. It was hard because red, white and blue runs through my veins. There were a lot of situations where I had to forgive myself and I hoped everyone would forgive me.

Hulk Hogan & Sgt Slaughter Wrestlemania 7 Build Up Package 1991

29 May, 1989
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Hulk Hogan interview

Interview

Hogan is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about working with Sylvester Stallone on Rocky III, family-friendly entertainment, and his love scene.

I tell you know, you gonna see a brand new Hulk Hogan. I do a lot of screaming and yelling to get the message across to all those kids out there.

Hulk Hogan on talk show – 1989

2 Apr, 1989
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2nd WWE championship

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Savage at Wrestlemania V to capture his second WWE championship.

When you work with Randy, it’s intense. The only other person that I could call at three or four o’clock in the morning to talk about wrestling and would even answer their phone is Vince McMahon. And that’s how Randy was. Except Randy called me! “Hey, brother. Got an idea.” So when you got in bed with Randy, you were in it for the long haul. Good or bad, brother.

31 Mar, 1985
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Inaugural Wrestlemania

The first Wrestlemania is held at Madison Square Garden. The event boasts over 19,000 in attendance and over one million viewers on closed circuit television. The event features Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik vs The U.S. Express, Wendy Richter vs Leilani Kai and is headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

WWE Wrestlemania 1 Highlights [HQ]

23 Jan, 1984
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WWE Champion

Wins Sport Event

Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to claim his first WWE championship, kick-starting the Hulkamania craze of the 1980’s.

He was good. Hogan was a big man, he had a bodybuilder body and charisma. I had so much hate, people want to hurt me wherever I go. He win and make all his All-American fans happy. Since then he become Hulkamania, but everybody remember, without Iron Sheik, no Hulkamania.

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