Hey everybody! Welcome…Right about now you
may be wondering what in the world does Hogan Brushes mean? Let me
tell you what this section is all about. My name is Carlene and I
am a HUGE fan of Hulk Hogan's. I have been a Hogan-fanatic for quite
sometime. When I first became a big fan of his I always wondered
what it would really be like to meet him in person. I suspect many
of you have wondered the same thing…
This section was created for those of you who
have always wondered what it is really like to meet Hulk Hogan!
If you have met Hulk Hogan heres your opportunity
to share what it was really like with people who really care.
If you, your friend, or your friend's friend
have ever had the opportunity to meet or have had a brush with Hulk Hogan
this is where you get to share your stories…
Here's how it works:
There are many different categories of brushes.
1. A Sighting-
Is just that you yourself SAW Hulk Hogan out in some public setting. Ex.
Restaurant or airport.
2. A Backstage-
Is a brush backstage with Hulk Hogan at a WCW or WWF event.
3. An Encounter-
Is a brush in which you were able to receive an autograph or picture with
Lucky dog- Is a brush of any kind
that you have heard through the grape vine through a friend, or a friends
Somethings to remember:
Be descriptive, what was it like to meet
Hulk Hogan? Was it what you expected? Who else was there?
What was the impression? Most of all have fun!
Here are some samples of my own to get you started
A long awaited ENCOUNTER!, by Carlene.
I became a BIG fan of Terry's when I was about 9 years old…my Dad came
home one evening and said that he was going to be taking me and my sister
to the wrestling matches…we said, "Wrestling!?"
I wasn't all that interested but, then it occurred to me that going
to the wrestling matches would get me out of that evenings homework…suddenly
the idea became very appealing to me. ; )
To make a very long story short…I of course loved every minute of it…and
from day one I was mesmerized by Hulk Hogan…from that day forward he would
remain my all time favorite.
About a year later my Dad took me to see Hulkster on my birthday.
While there I saw a friend of mine from softball…she was so excited to
see me. She WAS'NT a wrestling fan at all but, had been given the
opportunity to meet Terry earlier in the day.
My friend was like you should have told me I would have taken
you to the party with me. Boy, was I heartbroken.
I think that was the first time I realized that Hulk Hogan was a REAL
person…I know it sounds funny but its true. He was SO BIG in my eyes
especially at 9.
Anyway, from that day forward I had always wanted to meet him…to see
what he was really like…I was extremely drawn to the idea that the wrestlers
were real people, with real families, and real lives…
The idea of actually meeting the wrestlers sounded so incredible.
My father felt very bad that I was heartbroken so he started taking
me to the hotels after the matches…and before you knew it I was meeting
all kinds of wrestlers…
You name it…Ted Dibease, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Jesse Ventura,
But, I was never in the right place at the right time to meet Terry.
It was so crazy I would miss him by minutes, split seconds…it seemed like
I was never going to happen.
As a matter of fact 6 years went by and then when I had just about
given up all hope of ever being in the right place at the right time…
Terry walked right through the front door while I was sitting in the
I was so excited!!!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes…it couldn't
be this easy. I acted like a complete idiot…but he was very understanding
and a total sweetheart. He signed everyone's autographs.
I really love the fact that he goes out of his way to do so…it meant
the world to me.
A good friend of mine had a client who was vacationing with his family
in Clearwater. They were at a local marina when his son spotted Hulk
Hogan. His son ran over and asked Hulk for his autograph.
Hulkster told the little boy to go get a dollar from his mother first.
WHAT! With out hesitation the little boy retrieved a dollar from
Upon his return Hulk took his dollar gave him his autograph and slipped
the little boy a bill back. The boy assumed Hogan had given him his
dollar back until he looked down to see Hulkster had given him a $100 bill
instead. He told the boy to put the money in his college fund. :)
You get the idea…now its your turn…just e-mail
me at Boog31@aol.com
with your stories and you will see them posted here. : )
Hi, this is Linda. I"ve had plenty of meetings with Terry. They range from
This one is from Linda of Boston
Mass. Each time was a pleasant experience. He is sweet and kind with
all people. The most pleasant
meeting I had was in Mass. It was at World Gym Somerville. I used to
work for the owner Pat Catino. He
let my cousin and I have a one day pass. We waited till Terry came
to town to use pass. We watched
him workout for 2 hrs straight. Now here comes the best part. After
the workout I walked up to Terry said
Hi hows it going? He said fine. Then I asked him If I could give him
a KISS! Well to my amazment Terry
pointed to his cheek and said
"Right here Baby!" I kissed him and said thanks and he said no problem.
I could give you plenty of
meetings with him but there is not enough room. I dont mean to be a
showoff but just trying to tell and
show people in real life he is very kind sweet family man,unlike what
the internet says.
Remember TERRY BOLLEA 4 EVER AND A DAY!!!
This one`s from Rick Miesse from Dayton, OH.
I met the Hulkster in 1995 in the Marriot Hotel he was staying in after
had just finished "The Great American Bash" pay per view event at Dayton,
Ohio's Hara Arena. Like you, I had been a fan of his all my life and
to know what it would be like to meet him. I am 27 years old now, then
22. A friend and I decided to go to the hotel they were staying in
out the bar to see who might be in there...lone behold there he was,
up at the main bar with some other wrestling stars, drinking a white
and buying rounds for all the other wrestlers. I took a seat beside
ordered a beer, I sat there and drank my beer, not saying a word to
just saying to myself"I can't believe I'm sitting on a bar stool next
Hulkster!".....eventually, I got up, and took a stroll through the
the Hulkster approached me!( I was wearing one of the old classic
"Hulkamania" yellow shirts he used to wear in the WWF). Anyhow, he
on the shoulder and said "Nice shirt buddy, I'll be right back". So
for him to come back, I guess he went to the jon or something. We were
standing in the hallway next to the entrance to the bar, when here
We stopped him in the hall, and asked for a picture, and he had no
with it. He asked us how long we had been watching him, and I said
I was a small child, and that's when he said "Well you'd better shake
then brother".....so we got the photo shaking his hand, and flexing
him..lol....we received an autograph on our program from the Great
Bash....and told him thanks...and that was it....I thought it was great
he approached us first though.....willingly. He made it a point to
tell me he
liked my shirt and was asking us questions.....most celeberties I have
only sign the autographs and never say a word, but he was down to earth,
made us realize that "Hey, he's only human like the rest of us".....
So there's my story. My "Encounter"
I had the distinct honor and privlage to meet Terry
This one from Brian
Woytasik, what a lucky dog!!
Bollea at his house in Clearwater Fl. A friend of mine works
for a major
sound company in Tampa. Hulk hired this particular sound company
install some speakers and projection t.v.'s. I waited outside
for his arrival, he finally pulled up in one of his Vipers. I
politly to sign some old magazines. He of course said yes, but
he had to
park his car first. Terry came back out and said "man i have'nt
stuff in years". He was very impressed with what i had.
is without a shadow of a doubt the greatest wrestler of all
ive met hulk hogan about 40 times. the best experience was in florida,
Hulkster`s #1 fan who had the pleasure
to meet him sends the following:
signed about 125 photos for me, and also introduced me to his wife
children. Afterwards he invited me over to see his house! the best
all is when terry call me hes number 1 fan! my name is chris from chicago
im 22 ,and i have never respected anbody as much as i respect terry.
have a total of about 2000 hulk hogan autographs if not more. on this
the left corner of your picture is me with the black shirt!=)
it is great to
hear all this stories about terry. hope to see him soon back
in the ring.if
any1 wants to swap hogan stories email me at TonyHawk 2nd. thank
Check out this story
of a fan who met,talked to the Hulkster just last week
Ok, my name is Sam Gibbons, and during the weekend of the
16-18 of February, in 2001.
We were staying at the Ritz Carlton
in Naples, and Hulk was at the hotel also. I had seen him poolside,
but I never actually got to talk ot him.
But than a day later I was sceduled to go parasailing
on the "skyscraper" and if you can believe it, he and his son Nick and
daughter Brook, or
maybe it is Brooke....(im not sure on the spelling.)
anyways they were on the same boat with us to go parasailing. We
talked wrestling for a
while, and I got a picture with him with a great view
of the ocean. It was really cool, Its just to bad no one believes
this story of mine, buti have
the picture to prove it. He even gave me some move
names to go along with my gimmick, which is "wrathbone" anyways I think
that is the
coolest thing that has ever happened to me in my whole
life, he is a really cool guy. Ok thats it c-ya
Could be this Rude......." In
I believe October of 1996, My wife and I had attended our first
live wrestling event while we were living in Florida. At that time the
NWO was very popular, my wife also was along-time Hulkamaniac. My
friends and family during that time enjoyed teasing my wife by always rooting
for Hulk's opponent. She would get upset....and it was so much fun razzing
her by rooting for Flair ect. The event we attended was a Monday Nitro
Event in Tampa Fl. It was at a small venue in Tampa. Once we arrived near
the arena we tried to find parking....so we entered a particular lot near
the arena.We sat in our car for at least 15 minutes waiting in line to
pay & park. As we were sitting there.......I saw a car coming up yhe
lft side of me riding on the shoulder.....the car was a new Black BMW windows
tinted with Chrome wheels......the car went right up to the parking attendants,
and they allowed this car to cut me off and go ahead of me after waiting
all that time! When that happened I looked over to my wife and I said jokingly
" I cant believe how rude that guy was to cut us off like that....the
only loser that would do a thing like that is Hollywood Hogan". She
laughed. Once it was my turn finally to pay for my parking, I gave the
attendant my money and i curiously asked " why was that car allowed
to cut everyone else off?".The attendant replied that it was "Hollywood
Hogan & he was running late". We both looked at each other and laughed.By
the way the show was fantastic. Hogan wrestled Lex Luger in
the Dark Match.After the show while in the parking lot on our way to our
car we said hello to Mean Gene as he was getting into his Mercedes
Conv. & also Elizabeth. We also saw the Giant almost run people
over with his pick-up truck He seemed like he was high or drunk.He Drove
the opposite way out of the parking lot heading towards cars and he kept
wailing on his horn in anger cause the fans filing out of the arena were
in the walkway...blocking traffic. What a loser!!!! We did see Terry &
his son leave the arena with security. Remember
one thing Hulkamaniacs....next time you get cut off by a Black luxury car
in a parking lot, or on the road you never know.....Hollywood might be
behind the wheel!!!!
Once again, if you`ve got your encounters,sightings,backstagers
and lucky dog stories, please
feel free to mail them to me, Boog31@aol.com
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