Hulk Hogan

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Real Name - Terry Bollea
Birthdate - 8/11/53
6'6" 275 lbs. - Tampa, FL

Aliases - Super Destroyer, Sterling Gold, Terry Hogan, Hulk Machine, Terry Boulder, Hulk Boulder, Hollywood Hogan

Athletic background - Bodybuilding

Teachers - Hiro Matsuda

Professional background - SECW(`78-`79), Memphis(`79), Knoxville(`79), Georgia(`79), WWWF(`79), New Japan(`83-`85), AWA(`81-`83), WWF(`84-`93), WCW(`94-`01), XWF(`01), WWF(`02-`03)

Groups - New World Order, nWo Black & White, Millionaires' Club

Career Highlights -
- Wins the 10-Man Round Robin to become the first IWGP World Champion
- Beats the Iron Shiek for his first of five WWF World titles in what is a four-year reign
- In front of the biggest US wrestling audience at Wrestlemania III, retains his title against Andre "the Giant"
- Defeats Ric Flair in his WCW debut to win his first of six WCW World titles
- Turns heel by joining the Outsiders and forming the New World Order

Finisher(s) -
- Legdrop
- Axe Bomber

Favorites -
- Big Boot
- Bodyslam
- Suplex
- Lariat
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 0
aerial - 0
power - 10
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 9
selling - 7
bumping - 3
heat - 10
carrying - 4
push - 10
legacy - 9

Serious Injuries - Knee (Required Surgery)

Place in History - It's tricky to say what Hulk Hogan's place in history is because so much of it is a work that the actual truth doesn't seem to matter sometimes. He was a huge draw (but not the biggest), he was a big media star (again not the biggest) and many associate him with wrestling (but certainly not everyone), both Steve Austin and The Rock challenge him in all three of those categories and that's just in North America. Perhaps even he buys into his own hype as the icon of wrestling. If anything, Hogan is a product of W/WWF gimmick-driven wrestling, a mediocre in-ring talent with exceptional charisma who was pushed to the top immediately. But regardless of all the negative aspects Hulk Hogan has been a true superstar and is deserving of legendary status.

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