- NWA South Eastern Heavyweight title defeating Dick Slater;
- AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Nick Bockwinkel now recognized (1982);
- IWPG Heavyweight Tournament Winner defeating Antonio Inoki by mistake (June 2, 1983);
- WWF Federation title defeating The Iron Sheik (January 23, 1984);
- WWF Federation title defeating Randy “Macho Man” Savage (April 2, 1989);
- WWF Federation title defeating Sgt. Slaughter (March 24, 1991);
- WWF Federation title defeating The Undertaker (December 3, 1991);
- WWF Federation title defeating Yokozuna (April 4, 1993);
- WWF Royal Rumble 1990 (January 21, 1990);
- WWF Royal Rumble 1991 (January 19, 1991);
- WCW World title defeating Ric Flair (July 17, 1994);
- WCW World title defeating The Giant (August 10, 1996);
- WCW World title defeating Lex Luger (August 9, 1997);
- WCW World title defeating Randy Savage (April 20, 1998);
- WCW World title defeating Kevin Nash (January 4, 1999);
- WCW World title defeating Randy Savage (July 12, 1999);
- WWE Undisputed Heavyweight title defeating Triple H (April 21, 2002);
- WWE Tag Team titles w/Edge defeating Billy and Chuck (July 4, 2002);
- OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2005);
Terry Gene Bollea
- August 11, 1953: Terry Gene Bollea was born in Augusta, Georgia.
- Terry Gene Bollea was an unathletic kid who weighed 195 lbs. at the age of 12.
- Terry Gene Bollea began spending time at a Christian Youth Ranch at the age of 14.
- ~~~Reports of Terry Bollea being sent to a Sherrif’s Boys Ranch are FALSE (Source: His autobiography).
- Terry Bollea graduated from high school and started at the Hillsborough Community College studying business.
- ~~~After two years of college life, Bollea continued his studies in business at the University of South Florida.
- Terry Bollea was a part time body builder, night club bouncer, aspiring musician and full time bank-teller.
Getting into the Business
- 1976: Terry Bollea was spotted ringside at a Florida arena by The Brisco Brothers and trained under the tutelage of Hiro Matsuda.
- Terry Bollea moved from his home in Tampa, Florida, and headed west, where he began bodybuilding in Venice Beach, California.
Starting out in Wrestling
- 1977: Terry Bollea wrestled his first match under the guise of the “Super Destroyer” on the Florida independent circuit.
- August 25, 1977: Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan) wrestled his first professional match as The Super Destroyer against Don Serrano.
- Terry Bollea used the ring names “Sterling Golden” and “Terry Boulder” and was sometimes managed by Jmmy Hart.
- Terry Bollea met up with Andre the Giant, and quickly befriended him outside of the ring, and fought inside the ring.
- September 1979: Terry Bollea started working as a heel for the NWA Georgia territory under the name of “Sterling Golden”.
- Fall 1979: Terry Bollea (as Sterling Golden) resurfaced in the Knoxville territory which was run by promoter Ron Fuller.
- December 1979: Sterling Golden defeated Dick Slater to capture the NWA South Eastern Heavyweight title.
- The site of the very first Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant match was the old Houston Farm Center in Dothan, Alabama.
- Early in his career, Terry Bollea teamed with “Dizzy Hogan” who would later be known as Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.
- Hulk Hogan feuded with Jerry “The King” Lawlerin Memphis, Tennessee – one of the hottest territories in the world.
World Wide Wrestling Federation and Vince McMahon Sr.
- 1980: Terry Bollea caught the eye of World Wide Wrestling Federation (New York territory) promoter Vincent McMahon Sr..
- Vince McMahon Sr. called him “Hogan” for his Irish heritage and “Hulk” because he was built like Lou Ferrigno, TV’s Incredible Hulk.
- Vince McMahon Sr. started Hulk Hogan’s WWWF career off as a “heel” managed by the legendary Classy” Freddy Blassie..
- ~~~Despite being a tremendous competitor, the heel version of Hulk Hogan didn’t quite catch on with the New York fans.
- Hulk Hogan fought many Handicap matches to prove his “GIANT” strength this lead to a feud with Andre the Giant.
- December 17, 1979 – WWF Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Ted DiBiase by submission.
- January 1, 1980 – WWWF Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Tito Santana.
- August 9, 1980 – Showdown At Shae: Andre The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan.
- September 22, 1980 – WWF at Madison Square Garden: Andre The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan in a rematch.
- Hulk Hogan also got several title shots at then WWF World champion Bob Backlund, but failed to win the championship.
- Hulk Hogan then left the World Wide Wrestling Federation and travelled to Japan, where he became an instant sensation.
New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Hulk Hogan worked some matches for Antonio Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling, often teaming up with Stan Hansen.
- March 7, 1981: Antonio Inoki and Riki Chosyu defeated Hulk Hogan and Perro Aguayoin Kisarazu, Japan.
American Wrestling Association
- 1981: Hulk Hogan returned to the United States and entered the Minnesota-based American Wrestling Association run by Verne Gagne.
- Hulk Hogan again started as a heel, but it didn’t last as his popularity catapulted after he was cast as “Thunderlips” in Rocky III in 1982.
- The fans accepted Hulk Hogan and he was soon the biggest draw in the AWA as he feuded with AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel.
- Hulk Hogan nearly defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkell for the championship on several occasions.
- Hulk Hogan engaged in a feud with the Heenan Family, and went through everybody to get to World Champion Nick Bockwinkel.
- 1982: Hulk Hogan won a Battle Royal to earn the shot at Nick Bockwinkel’s World Heavyweight championship..
- Hulk Hogan had Nick Bockwinkel pinned, but Bobby Heenan distracted him and threw a foreign object to Bockwinkel.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan intercepted and nailed Nick Bockwinkel with the foreign object to put Bockwinkel down for the pin.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan celebrated as AWA champion, but the belt was taken from him after the commissioner reviewed the tape.
Regarding Hulk Hogan and the AWA World Heavyweight title:
On the AWA (American Wrestling Association) official website they recently made an announcement regarding the April 24, 1983, AWA World title match between Champion Nick Bockwinkel and Challenger Hulk Hogan. The AWA now officially documents this as a title change with Hogan winning the AWA title but then being stripped and the belt being returned to Bockwinkel the same night. However the AWA now officially recognizes Hulk Hogan as a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion.
New Japan Pro Wrestling
- September 12, 1982 – NJPW: Andre the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan by Countout after hitting Hogan with the ring bell making him bleed.
- ~~~After the match; Hulk Hogan bodyslammed Andre the Giant!
- June 2, 1983: Hulk Hogan went back to New Japan to enter the IWPG 10-Man Tournament in the Heavyweight Division.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Kahn, Big John Studd, Rusher Kimura, El Canek, Enrique Vera, Otto Wanz, and Akira Maeda.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan also fought to a draw with the legendary Antonio Inoki and the enormous superstar Andre the Giant.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan and Antonio Inoki ended up with the same amount of points so they clashed in a finals.
- ~~~Antonio Inoki was booked to win the match, but accidentally knocked himself out, and Hulk Hogan covered it up.
- ~~~The referee counted Antonio Inoki down resulting in Hulk Hogan winning the 1st ever IWGP Heavyweight Tournament.
- ~~~Years later, a former New Japan referee revealed that the entire incident was staged to help stir up publicity for a rematch.
- June 14, 1984 – New Japan Pro Wrestling: Antonio Inoki defeated Hulk Hogan to win the IWGP Heavyweight title.
World Wrestling Federation – Hulkamania is Born!
- Late 1983: Hulk Hogan re-signed with the WWF, recruited by Vince McMahon Jr. to be the promotions “Chosen One”.
- January 23, 1984: WWF Champion The Iron Sheik was scheduled to face former champion Bob Backlund for the WWF title.
- ~~~However, Bob Backlund was reportedly injured (neck), so Hulk Hogan stepped up to the plate and took his place.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan walked into Madison Square Garden in New York as the challenger, and left as WWF Heavyweight champion!
- ~~~Hulkamania was Born, and “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan grew into a national phenomenon and kicked off a media empire.
- July 23, 1984 – Brawl to End It All: Hulk Hogan defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentineto retain the WWF Heavyweight Title.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 1
- February 18, 1985 – War To Settle The Score: Hulk Hogan (w/Cindi Lauper and Lou Albano) defeated Roddy Piper w/Bob Orton by disqualification.
- 1985: While promoting the upcoming WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan appeared on a talk show with TV personality Richard Belzer.
- ~~~In an attempt at demonstrating a wrestling hold, Belzer passed out and banged his head on a table, making headlines.
- Roddy Piper’s feud against Hollywood resulted in Mr. T joining the WWF to help Hulk Hogan go up against Piper and Bob Orton.
- Hulk Hogan and Mr. T embarked on a publicity tour and appeared everywhere from Regis and Kathy Lee to NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
- WrestleMania: Hulk Hogan and Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton.
- May 10, 1985 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Bob Orton to retain the WWF Title.
World Wrestling Federation – Defending the WWF Championship
- June 21, 1985 – WWF Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco in a Steel Cage Match to retain the WWF Title.
- August 17, 1985 – WWF Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake to retain the WWF Title.
- October 3, 1985 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a Flag Match to retain the WWF Title.
- November 1, 1985 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd by disqualification.
- November 7, 1985 – Wrestling Classic: Hulk Hogan defeated Rowdy Roddy Piper by disqualification to retain the WWF Title.
- August 13, 1985 – Ohio State Fair Show: Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd to retain the WWF Title.
- August 28, 1985 – Michigan State Fair: Hulk Hogan defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine to retain the WWF Title.
- January 4, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan w/Junk Yard Dog defeated Terry Funk w/Jimmy Hart to retain the WWF Title.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 2
- February 15, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated “Magnificent” Don Muraco by disqualification to retain the WWF Title.
- ~~~After the match; King Kong Bundy and Don Muraco assulted Hulk Hogan and broke his ribs – setting up the main event for WM2.
- April 5, 1986 – WrestleMania 2: Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cagematch to retain the WWWF Heavyweight title.
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan
- In the 1980s: Hulk Hogan’s opponents were banned from mentioning his “receding hair line” while delivery pre-match interviews..
- July 8, 1985 – King of the Ring: Hulk Hogan defeated Nikolai Volkoff to retain the WWF World Heavyweight title.
- May 1, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Junk Yard Dog defeated Terry Funk and Hoss Funk (aka Dory Jr).
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff
- Saturday Night’s Main Event: Paul Orndorff shook Hulk Hogan’s hand after failing to defeat him in a title match.
- Hulk Hogan came to Paul Orndorff’s rescue when he was getting beat up by Roddy Piper and Bob Orton on Piper’s Pit.
- Hulk Hogan and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Ordorff then feuded with Rowdy Roddy Piper and Cowboy Bob Orton.
- Paul Orndorff was mocked by Adorable Adrian Adonis, who claimed Orndorff was merely Hulk Hogan’s sidekick.
- Paul Orndorff and Hulk Hogan re-united in a tag match against The Moondogs, but there was obvious tension.
- ~~~Paul Orndorff nearly wrestled the entire match by himself, in an attempt to upstage his partner.
- June 24, 1986: Paul Orndorff and Hulk Hogan defeated Studd and Bundy by disqualification when Ordorff turned on Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~Paul Orndorff nailed Hogan with a devastating piledriver, then mocked Hogan by cupping his hands to his ear.
- ~~~Paul Orndorff embraced Heenan, Bundy, Studd and even Adrian Adonis, who kept repeating “You were WONDERFUL!”
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff w/Bobby Heenan
- Paul Ordorff stole Hulk Hogan’s “Real American” entrance music to get under the skin of the World Champion.
- August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff w/Bobby Heenan by disqualification to retain the WWF title.
- ~~~Paul Orndorff covered Hulk Hogan and the referee tapped (Orndorff’s shoulder) three times to signify a disqualification.
- ~~~Paul Orndorff celebrated with the championship belt anyway, thinking he had won the prized World title.
- ~~~The referee informed everybody that Hogan had won the match upon a disqualification, therefor the title didn’t change.
- September 13, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff by disqualification to retain the WWF Title.
- November 15, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Hercules Hernandez to retain the WWF Title.
- November 24, 1986: Rowdy Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff and Harley Race w/Bobby Heenan.
- ~~~Piper pinned Race and stormed out of the ring, leaving Hogan to battle off Heenan, Race, and Orndorff.
- January 3, 1987 – SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in one of the greatest Cage matches of all time.
- ~~~With two different referees focused on each man, the competitors dropped to the floor at the same time!
- ~~~Joey Morella declared Hogan the winner, while Danny Davis tried to give the match and title to Orndorff.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan rushed to attack Paul Orndorff again, and he wiped out Referee Danny Davis in the process.
- ~~~Joey Marella decided that, in all fairness, the match must be restarted and both reentered the cage.
- ~~~This time, Hulk Hogan endured all of Orndorff’s offense and delivered his legdrop and go on to win.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 3
- Hulk Hogan interrupted an award ceremony to honor Andre The Giant, causing The Giant to walk off the set in anger.
- A few weeks later, Andre The Giant ripped the shirt and crucifix off of Hulk Hogan’s chest and challenged him to a WWF Title match.
- March 29, 1987 – WrestleMania 3: Hulk Hogan defeated Andre The Giant w/Bobby Heenan to retain the WWF Heavyweight title.
World Wrestling Federation – At War with the Giant
- August 29, 1987: Bruno Sammartino (last match) and Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy and One Man Gang.
- November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Andre The Giant’s Team defeated Hulk Hogan’s Team in a Survivor Series Elimination match.
- ~~~Andre The Giant’s Team = Andre The Giant and King Kong Bundy and Ravishing Rick Rude and One Man Gang and Butch Reed.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan’s Team = Hulk Hogan and Bam Bam Bigelow and Ken Patera and Paul Orndorff and Don Muraco (sub for Billy Graham).
- January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant w/Ted DiBiase signed contracts for the rematch for the WWF Title.
- February 5, 1988 – Main Event: Andre the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WWF Heavyweight title due to an imposter referee.
- ~~~Andre immediatly handed over the belt to Ted DiBiase! But the title would later be held up by WWF President Jack Tunney.
World Wrestling Federation – The MegaPowers
- Randy Savage (freshly turned babyface) challenged Honky Tonk Man (who had defeated Steamboat for the Intercontinental Title).
- ~~~Randy Savage delivered his flying elbow finisher to the IC champion, when Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart spoiled the finish!
- ~~~The Harts beat-down Randy Savage and then held him in place while Honky Tonk prepared to strike Randy with his guitar.
- ~~~Elizabeth tried to intervene, but was shoved down by Honky Tonk Man and she left for the locker room to get some help.
- ~~~Honky Tonk Man smashed the guitar over Savage’s head, when suddenly from the back came Elizabeth along with Hulk Hogan!
- ~~~Hulk Hogan charged the ring and along with Randy Savage, sent Honky Tonk Man and The Hart Foundation fleeing backstage.
- ~~~Randy “Macho Man” Savage then extended his hand to his former rival, and Hulk Hogan accepted in a truly electric moment.
- March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania IV: Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant recieved a bye in the 1st Round of the WWF Title Tournament.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant faced off in the 2nd Round but were both disqualified and eliminated from the Tournament!
- ~~~Randy Savage ended up winning the 14-Man Tournament beating Ted DiBiase to be crowned the WWF Undisputed Champion!
- ~~~Randy Savage was helped by Hulk Hogan in the finals against Ted DiBiase who was being helped by Andre The Giant.
- ~~~Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan then became known as The MegaPowers after the handshake felt ’round the world!
- August 28, 1988 – SummerSlam: The Megapowers defeated Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant with Jesse “The Body” Ventura as referee.
- ~~~Elizabeth caused a distraction at the end of the match but pulling off her skirt, allowing the Megapowers to win the match!
- November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The Megapowers were the sole survivors in their match against Ted DiBiase’s Team.
- ~~~The Mega Powers Team: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and Hercules Hernandez and Koko B. Ware and Hillbilly Jim w/Elizabeth.
- ~~~The Million Dollar Team: Ted DiBiase and The Big Bossman and Akeem and The Red Rooster and Haku w/Slick and Bobby Heenan.
- ~~~Tension began to form between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, when Hogan also took Elizabeth on as his manager.
- Fall 1988: The Big Bossman attacked Hulk Hogan on the Brother Love Show and handcuffed him to a guard rail and beat him up.
- ~~~Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan started a feud with the The Big Bossman and Akeem (known as The Twin Towers, managed by Slick.
- December 7, 1988 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant by disqualification.
World Wrestling Federation – The MegaPowers Explode!
- January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan accidentally eliminated Randy Savage, prompting a verbal altercation between the two.
- ~~~Eventually, Elizabeth ran down and got between the two powerful men, saving them from the inevitable break-up.
- February 3, 1989 – The Main Event: The MegaPowers defeated The Twin Towers with a truckload of controversy.
- ~~~During this match, Randy Savage was thrown from the ring by Akeem and fell directly onto Elizabeth, rendering her unconscious.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan rushed to her side and carried her back to recieve medical attention, leaving Savage to battle their opponents alone.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan eventually returned to the ring to re-join Savage, but as Hulk reached for a tag, he was slapped by the Macho Man!
- ~~~Randy Savage then grabbed his WWF Heavyweight title belt and left Hulkster to fend for himself, eventually picking up the win.
- ~~~After the match, the MegaPowers got into a verbal altercation in the medical headisqualificationuarters at Elizabeth’s bedside.
- ~~~Randy Savage accused Hulk Hogan of lusting for Elizabeth and viciously attacked him with the WWF Championship belt!
- ~~~Hulk Hogan’s longtime friend, Brutus Beefcake, attempted to come to Hogan’s aid, and was also beaten up by Savage.
- April 5, 1989 – WrestleMania 5: “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage to win the WWF Heavyweight title.
- ~~~Elizabeth chose to take a neutral corner for this match, but ultimately put an end to her alliance with Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan got up from Macho Man’s flying elbow during the match, and pinned him to capture his second WWF Championship.
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan vs. Zeus
- August 28, 1989 – SummerSlam: Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage and Zeus in a tag team match.
- November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Million Dollar Team in an Elimination match.
- ~~~The Hulkamaniacs: Hulk Hogan and Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Demolition (Ax and Smash).
- ~~~The Million Dollar Team: Ted DiBiase and Zeus and The Powers of Pain (Barbarian and Warlord).
- November 25, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Genius (Lanny Poffo) defeated Hulk Hogan by Countout.
- December 27, 1989 – No Holds Barred: Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage and Zeus in a Steel Cage match.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 6 (Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior)
- January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan eliminated Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) to win the 1990 Royal Rumble!
- ~~~During the match, however, Hulk Hogan got an up-close glimpse into the eyes of the up-and-coming Ultimate Warrior!
- January 27, 1990 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior defeated Mr. Perfect and The Genius.
- February 23, 1990 – SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy “Macho King” Savage with Boxing champion Buster Douglas as referee.
- April 1, 1990 – WrestleMania VI: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WWF Heavyweight title!
- ~~~Hulk Hogan agreed to drop the World title to the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI because he was planning on retiring.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan wanted to pass the torch to his babyface successor so he wouldn’t have to come back and get revenge on a heel.
- April 13, 1990 – New Japan Pro Wrestling vs All Japan Pro Wrestling show: Hulk Hogan defeated Stan Hansen.
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan vs. Earthquake
- April 28, 1990 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Mr Perfect (Curt Hennig).
- August 27, 1990 – SummerSlam: Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake (John Tenta) by Countout.
- October 13, 1990 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Tugboat defeated Greg Valentine and Honky Tonk Man.
- November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Naturals Disasters in an Elimination Match.
- ~~~The Hulkamaniacs: Hulk Hogan and Hacksaw Jim Duggan and The Big Bossman and Tugboat (Fred Ottman).
- ~~~The Natural Disasters: Earthquake and Dino Bravo and The Barbarian and Haku w/Jimmy Hart and Bobby Heenan.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior won the “Match of Survival” at the end of the night featuring all the night’s survivors.
- January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan eliminated Earthquake (John Tenta) to win the 1991 Royal Rumble!
- February 1, 1991 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan and Tugboat defeated Earthquake and Dino Bravo w/Jimmy Hart.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 7 (Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter)
- The highly patriotic Hulk Hogan was thrust into a feud with Iraqi sympathizer and WWF Champion, Sgt. Slaughter.
- March 24, 1991 – WrestleMania VII: Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter to win his third WWF Heavyweight title.
- August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam: Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior defeated Sgt Slaughter and Col. Mustafa and General Adnan.
- ~~~Sid Justice was the special guest referee, and was brought back to pose with Hulk Hogan after the match.
World Wrestling Federation – Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker
- November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan to capture the the WWF Title with help from Ric Flair.
- December 3, 1991 – This Tuesday in Texas: Hulk Hogan defeated The Undertaker to recapture the WWF Heavyweight title.
- ~~~However, due to interference from Ric Flair throughout the match, the WWF Heavyweight title is immediately held up.
- December 12, 1991 – SWS Pro Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Tenryu Genichiro in Japan.
World Wrestling Federation – WrestleMania 8 (Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice)
- January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan entered the Royal Rumble at #26 but was eliminated by Sid Justice!
- ~~~Sid Justice dumped Hulk Hogan over the top rope. Ric Flair then pushed Sid over while Hogan pulled from the outside.
- February 8, 1992 – SNME: Hulk Hogan and Sid Justice defeated Ric Flair and The Undertaker by disqualification after Sid turned on Hogan!
- WrestleMania VIII: Hulk Hogan defeated Sid Justice w/Harvey Wippleman by disqualification when Papa Shango interfered.
World Wrestling Federation – The Steriod Scandal
- March 1992: People Magazine wrote an article that almost caused Hulk Hogan to end his career as a professional wrestler.
- ~~~It wrote that several of his fellow wrestlers claimed that he bulked up on muscle-inflating steroids and abused other drugs.
- ~~~Hulk denied these accusations and said he only used steriods briefly in 1983, while under physician’s care for a torn bicep.
- ~~~Billy Graham remembered when a 230 lbs. Hulk Hogan was trying to get into the spotlight without much success.
- ~~~Billy Graham then remembered that when he saw Hulk Hogan a year later, and he weighed a whopping 295 lbs.
- ~~~Another former wrestler, David Shults, said Hogan went way beyond steroids using cocaine and marijuana too.
- Hulk Hogan dissappeared from the World Wrestling Federation for nearly a full year before making his return.
World Wrestling Federation – Return of the Hulkster (WrestleMania IX)
- 1993: Hulk Hogan returned to the WWF to help his friend Brutus Beefcake in his feud with Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and IRS).
- Two days before WrestleMania, Hogan was injured in a jet-ski accident, which explained the shiner he had when he wrestled at WM9.
- April 4, 1993 – WrestleMania IX: Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and IRS) defeated Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart by disqualification.
- ~~~Later in the night: Hulk Hogan answered a challenge from Mr. Fuji and pinned Yokozuna to capture the WWF World title!
- ~~~Rumors circulated that Hogan forced McMahon to give him the WWF Title at the end of WMIX by threatening to no-show.
- June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring: Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji defeated Hulk Hogan to recapture the WWF Heavyweight title.
- Hulk Hogan once again dissappeared from the WWF to compete in Japan and act in a TV program called “Thunder in Paradise”.
Return to Japan
- May 3, 1993 – New Japan Pro Wrestling: WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion The Great Muta.
- ~~~After this Non-title match; Hulk Hogan was honoured for all the wrestling he had done in Japan throughout his career.
- January 4, 1994: Hulk Hogan defeated Tatsumi Fujinamiat the Egg Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
World Championship Wrestling
- June 11, 1994: Hulk Hogan joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling.
- July 17, 1994 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World title in Hogan’s first match in the organization.
- August 28, 1994 – WCW Clash of Champions: Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight champion Hulk Hogan by Countout,,
- October 23, 1994 – Halloween Havoc: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match featuring Mr T. as the special guest referee.
- November 16, 1994 – WCW Clash of Champions: Hulk Hogan and Sting and Dave Sullivan defeated The Butcher andAvalanche and Kevin Sullivan.
- December 27, 1994 – Starrcade: Hulk Hogan defeated The Butcher (Brutus Beefcake) to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- January 25, 1995 – WCW Clash of Champions: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Kevin Sullivan and The Butcher.
- ~~~After the match; Vader attacked Hulk Hogan with a PowerBomb but The Hulkster just popped right back up!
- February 19, 1995 – Superbrawl: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader (U.S. Champion) by disqualification to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- March 19, 1995 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader in a Strap match despite interference from Ric Flair.
- May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Big Van Vader and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair .
- July 16, 1995 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader in a Steel Cage match to retain the WCW World title.
- August 4, 1994 – WCW Clash of Champions: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala by disqualification.
- September 4, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Bubba Rogers.
- September 11, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Lex Luger by disqualification.
- September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and Lex Luger and Sting beat The Dungeon of Doom in a War Games match.
- October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc 1995: Hulk Hogan defeated The Giant in a Monster Truck Sumo Challenge on the roof.
- ~~~After the contest: both men jumped out of their trucks to fight resulting in Hulk Hogan throwing The Giant off the building!!
- ~~~Later in the night: The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight title when Jimmy Hart turned on Hogan.
- November 23, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan vs. Sting ended in a no contest when the Dungeon of Doom interfered!
- November 26, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Hugh Morrus.
- December 11, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Sting defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
- January 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated WCW World champion Ric Flair by disqualification.
- January 8, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
- January 15, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Meng.
- January 22, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated WCW United States One Man Gang in a non-title match.
- January 23, 1996 – WCW Clash of Champions: Ric Flair and The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
- January 29, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan.
- February 12, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Arn Anderson defeated Hulk Hogan.
- February 19, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Arn Anderson defeated Hulk Hogan by disqualification.
- February 26, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and Booty Man defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan.
- March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated The Alliance to End Hulkamania in a Doomsday Cage match!
- ~~~Their opponents were Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Barbarian, Meng, Z-Gangsta, The Ultimate Solution.
- Hulk Hogan took a brief vacation from World Championship Wrestling as fans were getting tired of “Red and Yellow”.
World Championship Wrestling – The new World order
- July 7, 1996 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan shocked the world when he returned and helped Scott Hall and Kevin Nash defeat Team WCW.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan turned heel for the first time in nearly 15 years, telling all of his fans to STICK IT! while being interviewed by Mean Gene.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall and Kevin Nash became known as the new World order and made it known that they would take over WCW.
- August 10, 1996 – Hog Wild: Hollywood Hogan defeated The Giant to win the WCW World Title and renamed it the “nWo World title”.
- August 15, 1996 – WCW Clash of Champions: Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight champion Hulk Hogan by disqualification.
- September 15, 1996 – Fall Brawl: The new World order defeated Team WCW/Horsemen in a War Games Cage match.
- ~~~The nWo (Hollywood Hogan and Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and nWo Sting) defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderon and Lex Luger and Sting.
- October 27, 1996 – Halloween Havoc: Hollywood Hogan defeated Randy Savage to retain the WCW Wold Heavyweight title.
- ~~~After the match: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper made an unadvertised debut with WCW to confront and challenge Hollywood Hogan.
- December 29, 1996 – Starrcade: Roddy Piper defeated Hollywood Hogan with the Sleeperhold in a Non-title match.
- January 25, 1997 – Souled Out: Hollywood Hogan (WCW World Champion) vs. The Giant went to a No Contest.
- February 23, 1997 – Superbrawl: Hollywood Hogan defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- July 13, 1997 – Bash at the Beach: Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman.
- August 4, 1997 – WCW Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Hollywood Hogan to capture the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- August 9, 1997 – Road Wild: Hollywood Hogan defeated Lex Luger to recapture the WCW World Heavyweight title..
- October 26, 1997 – Halloween Havoc: Roddy Piper defeated Hollywood Hogan with a Sleeperhold in a Steel Cage match.
- December 28, 1997 – Starrcade: Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan to win the WCW World Heavweight title.
- February 22, 1998 – Superbrawl: Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan to win the vacant WCW World Heavyweight title.
- March 15, 1998 – Uncensored: Hollywood Hogan vs. Randy “Macho Man” Savage ended in a No Contest.
- June 14, 1998 – Great American Bash: Hollywood Hogan and Bret Hart defeated Roddy Piper and Randy Savage.
- July 12, 1998 – Bash at the Beach: Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone.
- August 8, 1998 – Road Wild: Diamond Dallas Page and Jay Leno defeated Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff.
- October 25, 1998 – Halloween Havoc: Hollywood Hogan defeated Warrior (aka Ultimate Warrior) in a Grudge match.
- January 4, 1999 – WCW Nitro: Hollywood Hogan defeated Kevin Nash “with one finger” to win the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- February 21, 1999 – Superbrawl: Hollywood Hogan defeated Ric Flair to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- March 14, 1999 – Uncensored: Ric Flair defeated Hollywood Hogan in a First Blood Cage match to win the World title.
- August 14, 1999 – Road Wild: Hollywood Hogan defeated Kevin Nash to retain the WCW World title and retire Nash..
- September 12, 1999 – Fall Brawl: Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- October 24, 1999 – Halloween Havoc: Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
- February 20, 2000 – Superbrawl: Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated “The Total Package” Lex Luger.
- March 19, 2000 – Uncensored: Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in a Strap match.
- May 7, 2000 – Slamboree: Hulk Hogan (The Millionaires Club) defeated Billy Kidman (The New Blood).
- June 11, 2000 – Great American Bash: Hulk Hogan defeated Billy Kidman in a Grudge match.
- July 9, 2000 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan finally got his shot at Jeff Jarrett’s World Heavyweight Title.
- ~~~Jeff Jarrett went out for the match and laid on his back, allowing Hulk Hogan to pin him for the WCW World title.
- ~~~After the match: WCW booker Vince Russo cut an unscripted promo on Hulk Hogan – who immediately walked out of WCW.
- October 2001: Hogan signed a deal with Acclaim Entertainment to be the spokesman for their PS2 video game “Legends of Wrestling.”
- November 14, 2001 – In an unannounced surprise, Hulk Hogan (as a babyface) defeated Curt Hennig in an XWF match taped in Orlando.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan had been holding out for a major money deal to work these tapings according to sources close to the company.
World Wrestling Federation – The new World order
- January 25, 2002 – Hulk Hogan officially signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation to reform the new World order.
- February 17, 2002 – No Way Out: Hulk Hogan made his LIVE return doing a run-in helping Chris Jericho defeat Steve Austin.
- February 18, 2002 – RAW: Hollywood Hulk Hogan accepted a WrestleMania 18 challenge from The Rock.
- ~~~Then he and the nWo attack The Rock, and as Rock is being taken away in an ambulance, Hogan rams it with an 18 wheeler!
- March 17, 2002 – Wrestlemania X-8: The Rock defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan in a match that blew the roof off of the Sky Dome.
- ~~~After the match Scott Hall and Kevin Nash turned on Hollywood Hogan and The Rock rescued him and then posed with Hogan.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Hollywood Hulk Hogan
- March 18, 2002 – RAW: The Rock and Hulk Hogan defeated The nWo (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) by COUNTOUT?!
- March 25, 2002 – RAW: The nWo (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) defeated The Rock and Hulk Hogan by disqualification when Kane intefered.
- March 25, 2002 – RAW: Hollywood Hulk Hogan was drafted by Vince McMahon to the Smackdown! Brand in the #4 spot
World Wrestling Entertainment – SmackDown! (Hulkamania Reborn)
- April 4, 2002 – Smackdown!: Vince McMahon announced Hulk Hogan as the #1 Contender to the Undisputed Title.
- ~~~Later in the Night: Hulk Hogan appeared wearing red and yellow colors complete with “Real American” theme music.
- April 21, 2002 – Backlash: Hulk Hogan defeated Triple H to win his 6th WWF Heavyweight Title.
- May 2, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan defeated Chris Jericho when Triple H played mind games with Y2J.
- May 6, 2002 – RAW: Hulk Hogan stole The Undertakers prized motorcycle and ran it over with a deisel truck.
- May 9, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan and Edge vs. Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho ended in a No Contest (Triple H interfered).
- May 13, 2002 – RAW: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair after lots of chaos involving the nWo, Bradshaw and Steve Austin.
- ~~~After the match, Hulk Hogan was attacked by The Undertaker, who dragged Hogan by the ankles with his motorcycle.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan did a neck injury angle and was stretchered out of the arena putting his reign as WWE Champion in jeopardy.
- May 16, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan was brought to tears by an overwhealming Montreal crowd chanting for 10 minutes.
- ~~~Vince came to the ring and insulted Hulkamania, and the Hulkster knocked him down and gave him the big hulkster legdrop!!
- May 19, 2002 – Judgement Day: The Undertaker beat Hulk Hogan to win the WWE title with a little help from Vince McMahon!
- May 23, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan gave his retirement speech, but Vince McMahon comes out and crashes the party.
- ~~~Vince said that as long as Hogan has a WWE contract, he cannot retire | Hogan attacked Vince, Undertaker rescued Vince.
- ~~~Vince McMahon screams that he created Hulkamania and Hulkamania will only die on HIS terms!!
- June 6, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan and Triple H were co-winners of a #1 Contenders Battle Royal.
- ~~~Vince McMahon orders a match between the two to determine a true #1 Contender, Triple H defeated Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan Congratulated Triple H right before The Undertaker and Kurt Angle attacked both of them!
- June 13, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan pulled off Kurt Angle’s wig for the first time (On TV).
- June 23, 2002 – King of the Ring: Kurt Angle defeated Hulk Hogan in a Dream Match.
World Wrestling Entertainment – SmackDown! (Hulk Hogan and Edge)
- July 4, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan and Edge defeated Billy and Chuck to win the WWE Tag Team titles.
- July 18, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan and Edge and Rikishi defeated Lance Storm and Christian and Test.
- July 21, 2002 – Vengeance: Lance Storm and Christian defeated Hulk Hogan and Edge to win the WWE Tag Team titles.
- July 25, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan and The Rock defeated Lance Storm and Christian by Disqualification.
- August 1, 2002 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle to win a chance to wrestle Brock Lesnar next week.
- August 8, 2002 – Smackdown!: Brock Lesnar defeated Hulk Hogan by Submission with the Bearhug.
- Hulk Hogan decided not to go on the Australian tour which he was advertised on, upseting more than a few Australian fans.
- October 2002: Hulk Hogan began his promotional tour to promote his book, “Hollywood Hulk Hogan“.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Hulkmania vs McMahonamania
- January 23, 2003 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan returned to the WWE for his “final journey,” saying this time he wants to do it right.
- ~~~Vince McMahon interrupted, and Hulk Hogan challenged him to a match and knocked McMahon flat on his ass!
- February 6, 2003 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan made a live appearance cutting a promo on The Rock and Vince McMahon.
- February 20, 2003 – Smackdown!: The Rock and Hulk Hogan get into a confrontation concluded with Rock spitting in Hogan’s face!
- February 20, 2003 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan missed the show due to a legitimate family emergency, possibly involving his son (Nick).
- February 23, 2002 – No Way Out: The Rock defeated Hulk Hogan after Vince McMahon pulled a screwjob finish on Hulkamania.
- Mar 6, 2003 – Smackdown!: Vince McMahon and Hulk get into a heated debate, and Vince challenged Hulk to a “fight” at WrestleMania.
- March 20, 2003 – Smackdown!: Vince brutally attacked Hulk Hogan and forced him to sign the contract with his very own blood!!
- March 27, 2003 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan came out and gave his final thoughts on his “fight” with Vince McMahon this Sunday.
- March 30, 2003 – WrestleMania 19: Hulk Hogan beat Vince McMahon in a Street Fight dispite the shocking interference by Roddy Piper!
- April 3, 2003 – Smackdown!: Vince “benched” Hulk Hogan, saying he’ll pay Hogan to stay at home, just to deprive all the Hulkamaniacs.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Mr. America
- May 1, 2003 – Smackdown!: Hulk Hogan returned as “Mr America”, under a mask to counter the suspension by Vince McMahon..
- May 18, 2003 – Judgment Day: Mr. America w/one-legged Zack Gowen defeated Roddy Piper (w/Sean O’Haire and Vince McMahon).
- May 22, 2003 – Smackdown!: Sean O’Haire defeated Mr. America by Countout when Zack Gowen being arrested distracted America.
- May 29, 2003 – Smackdown!: Mr. America passed a Lie Detector Test, but we can’t say as much for Vince McMahon in this case.
- June 12, 2003 – Smackdown!: Vince McMahon defeated Mr. America and then Zack Gowen in special Arm Wrestling contests!
- June 30, 2003: Hulk Hogan announced on the Bubba the Love Sponge show that he has essentially quit the WWE -Click To Read More.
- June 26, 2003 – Smackdown!: The Big Show and Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle and Mr. America.
- July 2, 2003 – Smackdown!: Vince McMahon shows footage from last week when Mr. America took his mask off revealing Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~Vince McMahon says he’s finally proved that Mr. America and Hulk Hogan are the same person, and promptly FIRES Hulk Hogan!
Japan and TNA
- September 10, 2003: Hulk Hogan was in talks with New Japan Pro Wrestling to have a match with Masahiro Chono at the Tokyo Dome.
- October 11, 2003: Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart arrived at Narita Airport in preparation for the group’s 10/13 Tokyo Dome show.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan was quoted by Yomiuri Sports and other Japanese press outlets as saying “No More WWE. No more Vince.”
- October 13, 2003 – New Japan Pro Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated Masahiro Chono in roughly 19 minutes.
- ~~~After the match, as Hulk Hogan gave an interview, saying he wanted to win the IWGP title again, and then the NWA title.
- ~~~Jeff Jarrett appeared and smashed a guitar over his head saying “Heard you wanted to come to TNA, well TNA just came to you!”
- ~~~Hulk Hogan started bleeding from the head and Masahiro Chono said he wanted to help Hulk Hogan.
- October 15, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Clips are shown of the Hogan/Jarrett incident, and Jimmy Hart warned of Hulk Hogan’s impending revenge.
In the Meantime
- December 18, 2003: Hulk Hogan and wife Linda celebrate their 20th anniversary, which is pretty impressive in for the wrestling industry.
- September 23, 2004 – SD! 5th Anniversary: Hulk Hogan appeared (taped) to share his memories of SD! including winning the Tag titles.
- November 7, 2004 – TNA Victory Road: Randy Savage makes his shocking debut, proclaiming that there is a NEW sherriff in town!
- ~~~Reports circulated that Randy Savage had an unspecified (and uncomfortable) confrontation with Hulk Hogan backstage.
Hall of Famer
- February 28, 2005 – RAW: WWE announced that Hulk Hogan will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year at Wrestlemania.
- March 7, 2005: Official court documents are filed that explain that Terry Bollea himself now owns the rights to the name “Hulk”.
- April 2, 2005 – Hall of Fame Ceremony: Hulk Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame along with 6 others in Los Angeles.
- April 3, 2005 – WrestleMania 21: Eugene made an appearance but was interrupted by Muhammad Hassan and Khrosrow Daivari.
- ~~~Muhammad Hassan cut a promo complaining about being denied a “wrestlemania moment” so he’ll make one for himself!
- ~~~Muhammad Hassan and Daivari viciously attacked Eugene until Hulk Hogan made his return to save Eugene from the beating!
- April 11, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels looked into the camera and begged Hulk Hogan to team with against Hassan and Daivari!.
- April 18, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Muhammad Hassan by disqualification after Daivari interfered and double-teamed HBK.
- ~~~Suddenly “Real American” music came over the loud speaker and Hollywood Hulk Hogan came down to make the save for HBK!
- April 25, 2005 – RAW: Mean Gene interviews Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan about their upcoming tag match on PPV.
- May 1, 2005 – Backlash: Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels defeated Muhammad Hassan and Khosrow Daivari.
- June 27, 2005 – RAW: John Cena and Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan defeated Chris Jericho and Christian and Tyson Tomko!!!
- July 4, 2005 – RAW: Carlito Cool had Hulk Hogan on his Cabana to promote “Hogan Knows Best” but Kurt Angle interrupted.
- ~~~Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle and Carlito Cool | Michaels turned heel and superkicked Hogan!!
- July 18, 2005 – RAW: Hulk Hogan accepted Shawn Michaels’ challenge to a match at SummerSlam 2005!
- August 1, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels created a vignette of himself impersonating Hulk Hogan’s appearance on Larry King LIVE.
- August 8, 2005 – RAW: Eugene defeated Kurt Angle by disqualification | Angle continued the assault until Hulk Hogan made the save!
- ~~~Later that night, Hulk Hogan went face-to-face with Shawn Michaels and accepted his challenge for a match at SummerSlam.
- August 15, 2005 – RAW: Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle by disqualification after Shawn Michaels interfered and put Hogan in the sharpshooter!
- August 21, 2005 – SummerSlam: Hulk Hogan defeated Shawn Michaels in the main event concluding with an emotional handshake.
In The Meantime
- July 2005: Hulk Hogan announced that his family were getting ready to film a tv series called Hogan Knows Best.
- 2005: Hulk Hogan and Mr T. presented Sylvester Stallone with the ‘Action Movie Star Award’ at the Taurus World Stunt Awards.
- October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Mean Gene Okerland interviewed Hulk Hogan in the ring as Hogan challenged Steve Austin!
- December 2005: Hulk Hogan twisted his ankle on the set of “Little Hercules” during filming and was temporarily put on crutches.
- April 1, 2006: Mean Gene Okerland was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his buddy Hulk Hogan..
- May 2006: Hulk Hogan is currently promoting his new Hulk Energy Drink powered by Socko distributed by by Bliss Beverages.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Legend vs Legend Killer
- June 26, 2006 – RAW: Brooke Hogan’s new music video was played on RAW – Randy Orton was shown looking a tad smitten.
- July 3, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton said 18 Year Old Brooke Hogan was hot and suggested that he should go out on a date with her.
- July 15, 2006 – SNME: Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan made a special appearance together on Saturday Night’s Main Event.
- ~~~Randy Orton respectfully challenged Hulk Hogan. Hogan respectfully accepted. Orton later RKO’d Hogan on a car!
- July 17, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton said he hoped his issues with Hulk Hogan didn’t get between he and Brooke.
- July 24, 2006 – RAW: Hulk Hogan did an in-ring promo vowing to to teach Randy Orton some Respect (with a capital “R”) .
- ~~~Randy Orton appeared and circled the ring until Jerry Lawler helped by tossing Orton in so he could feel the power of Hulkamania!
- July 31, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton hired actors to spoof “Hogan Knows Best” with his version which he calls “Orton Knows Best”.
- August 14, 2005 – RAW: Randy Orton bought out the “Fake” Hulk Hogan again and made a series of jokes at the expense of Hulkamania.
- ~~~The REAL Hulk Hogan showed up to briefly brawl with Randy Orton, who bailed and left the FAKE to get beat up by the REAL Hulk!
- August 20, 2006 – SummerSlam: “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan defeated “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton.
The Legendary Hulk Hogan
- Somewhere along the line, Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon had yet another falling out and they stopped doing business together.
- Hulk Hogan signed on to do a match with Jerry “The King” Lawler on 4/27 but Vince McMahon pulled Lawler off the show before.
- April 27, 2007 – Memphis Wrestling: Hulk Hogan defeated “Giant” Paul Wight by slamming him and dropping the guillotine leg drop!
- August 2007: Hulk Hogan’s son Nick was arrested after dangerous driving which caused friend John Graziano to be parylzed.
- October 2, 2007: Hulk Hogan signed with NBC to host the new “American Gladiators” remake that will be filmed next month.
- December 10, 2007 – RAW 15th Anniversary: The Great Khali vs. Hornswoggle was interrupted by “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan!
- ~~~Hulk Hogan then cut a promo hinting that he wanted to wrestle Randy Savage in a WWE ring – never say never, brother!
- November 20, 2007: It was announced that Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda were getting divorced.
- May 9, 2008: Hulk Hogan attended court and watched as his son Nick was sentenced to eight months in jail.
- July 2008: Hulk Hogan announced due to getting divorced from Linda and Nick going to jail the tv series Hogan Knows Best will finish after 4 seasons and a new tv series called Brooke Knows Best will start and focus around Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke starting a music career.
Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling
- Late 2008: Hulk Hogan announced that he was launching a tv series called Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
- ~~~Featuring celebrity’s being trained by Brutus Beefcake and Brian Knobbs in the hope that they can become pro-wrestlers.
- December 6, 2008 – Highspots presents “The Nature Boy” – Ric Flair gave an emotional speech in the middle of the ring.
- ~~~Reid Flair (debut) and David Flair w/Ric Flair defeated The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart) with special guest referee Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~The match ended with all three Flair’s doing figure-4 leglocks on the Nasty Boys and Hart while Hogan “turned his head”.
- January 22 2009 Florida Championship Wrestling: A Yellow Mustang drove to the arena and the window came down to reveal Hulk Hogan and he said to the FCW fans find someone for me to wrestle and i will be back but Hulk Hogan drove off and never came back.
- February 16, 2009 – RAW: WWE showed a Wrestlemania IX clip where Hulk Hogan defeated Yokozuna to win the WWE Championship.
Signing with Total Nonstop Action
- October 27, 2009: Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff signed contracts to join Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action promotion.
- October 29, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: They showed footage of Hulk Hogan’s press conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
- ~~~Eric Bischoff introduced Hulk Hogan, who was there to promote his book, “My Life Outside the Ring.”
- ~~~Hulk Hogan immediately announced that his new business partner was Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling.
- ~~~TNA President Dixie Carter delivered a short speech about what it meant to bring Hulk Hogan to Total Nonstop Action.
- November 5, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: There was a lot of hype from TNA wrestlers talking about Hulk Hogan coming to TNA.
Hulkamania Tour 2009
- November 20, 2009: During a press conference in Australia Hulk Hogan was attacked by Ric Flair and was left bleeding.
- November 21, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Melbourne): Hulk Hogan defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/Lacey Von Erich with brass knuckles.
- November 24, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Perth): Hulk Hogan defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/Lacey Von Erich in a No-disqualification Match.
- November 26, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Brisbane): Hulk Hogan defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/Lacey Von Erich in a bloodbath.
- November 28, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Sydney): Hulk Hogan defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/Lacey Von Erich using the megaphone!
Total Nonstop Action
- December 5, 2009: Hulk Hogan announced that he was going to make his TNA debut on January 4th in a special 3 hour IMPACT.
- Late December 2009: Hulk Hogan announced that he was now officially engaged and due to get married to Jennifer McDaniels.
- December 10, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: They showed clips of Hulk Hogan appearing on UFC programming talking about coming to TNA.
- January 4, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan finally made an appearance in the IMPACT Zone making it clear that change was on its way.
- ~~~Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and Sean Waltman tried to reform the nWo, but Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff said these were different times.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan later confronted “TNA Founder” Jeff Jarrett and told him that he had to earn his spot in TNA just like everyone else.
- ~~~Mick Foley was on a rampage looking for Hulk Hogan, but found Eric Bischoff instead, and Nash/Hall/Waltman assaulted him!
- January 14, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Jeff Jarrett turned heel and brought his lawyer to help him confront Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff.
- January 17, 2010 – TNA Genesis: Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff made their TNA PPV debut and immediately got rid of the six-sided ring.
- ~~~The fans booed the two men for the change, and Eric Bischoff responded by saying “get used to it, there’s more change coming!”
Total Nonstop Action
- January 21, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan gave Kurt Angle another shot at TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles.
- ~~~It was a screwjob finish with referee Earl Hebner.. Hulk Hogan came down and Kurt Angle spit in his face and QUIT TNA!
- January 28, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan tried to smooth things over between Eric Bischoff and Mick Foley.
- ~~~Jeff Jarrett apologized to Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff and said he was willing to put on the tights and work up the ladder.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan confronted Earl Hebner about “screwing” Kurt Angle and suspended him and told him to leave the IMPACT Zone.
- ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Kurt Angle apologized to Hulk Hogan in the ring for accusing him of orchestrating the screwjob last week.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan gave Kurt Angle a stiff warning and left – meanwhile Scott Hall and Sean Waltman showed up and attacked Angle!
- February 11, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Kurt Angle called out Scott Hall and Sean Waltman due to what they did to him two weeks ago.
- ~~~Kurt Angle took the fight to the Band, but ended up getting beaten up until Hulk Hogan came down to make the ultimate save!
Total Nonstop Action – Hulk Hogan and Abyss
- February 18, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Bischoff was about to rip off Abyss’ mask, but Hulk Hogan showed up just in time..
- ~~~Backstage, Hulk Hogan gave Abyss a pep-talk and motivated him by letting him wear his prized WWE Hall of Fame ring!
- ~~~MAIN EVENT: Kevin Nash and Eric Young brawled with Scott Hall and Sean Waltman as Hulk Hogan watched from the stage.
- February 25, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: A.J. Styles and Ric Flair got into a confrontation with Abyss and Hulk Hogan to set up a future match!
- March 4, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Everybody and their dog tried to talk Hulk Hogan out of wrestling a match at the LIVE IMPACT.
- ~~At the end of the night; Styles, Flair, and Wolfe attacked The Pope and Abyss until Hulk Hogan hobbled down to fight with Ric Flair!
- ~~~Hulk Hogan bloodied Ric Flair with a shot from a barbed wire bat and declared that the blood will flow this Monday on IMPACT!
- March 8, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan and Abyss vs. A.J. Styles and Ric Flair went to a No Contest when Sting returned to TNA!
- ~~Sting stood between the two teams as the crowd roared.. but suddenly turned heel and smashed Hulk Hogan with his baseball bat!
- ~~~LATER: Sting destroyed Rob Van Dam and ruined his debut, and then destroyed some referees and finally destroyed Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~MAIN EVENT: Hulk Hogan and Abyss defeated A.J. Styles and Ric Flair in a bloodbath – (Abyss pinned TNA champion A.J. Styles).
- ~~Desmond Wolfe joined Styles/Flair in a post-match assault. . The Pope tried to help, but failed. . Finally Jeff Hardy made the save!
- March 15, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan called Sting out from the rafters, where he was attacked by Rob Van Dam from behind.
- ~~~RVD fed Sting to Hulk Hogan in the ring, but Eric Bischoff ran down and talked some sense into Hogan to stop getting involved.
- March 21, 2010 – TNA Destination X: TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair vs. Abyss ended in a No Contest.
- ~~~Ric Flair w/Chelsea was in a wheelchair, but managed to interfere repeatedly until Hulk Hogan came down to put a stop to it!
- ~~~Referee Earl Hebner threw the match out after Abyss choke-slammed Styles through the ring – and then all hell broke loose.
- ~~~Desmond Wolfe ran down and bumped for Abyss and Hogan before falling into the hole, followed by Ric Flair falling in as well.
Total Nonstop Action – Lethal Lockdown
- March 22, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: They set up Team Hogan (captain Abyss) vs. Team Flair (captain Sting) in a Lethal Lockdown.
- April 5, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan formed an alliance with “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal giving some MegaPowers nostalgia.
- April 18, 2010 – TNA Lockdown: Rob Van Dam defeated “Cowboy” James Storm to win the advantage in the Lethal Lockdown.
- ~~~Team Hogan defeated Team Flair in the Lethal Lockdown match after interference by Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff.
- ~~~Team Hogan consisted of Abyss and Jeff Jarrett and Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy w/”The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.
- ~~~Team Flair consisted of Sting and Desmond Wolfe and Robert Roode and James Storm w/Ric Flair and Chelsea.
- ~~~The finish saw Eric Bischoff come down and hand Hulk Hogan some brass knuckles so he could knock out Ric Flair!
Total Nonstop Action -
- May 3, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan called out Sting to the ring to explain why he had apparently gone to the dark side lately.
- ~~~Sting presented Hogan with a vague explanation.. Jeff Jarrett showed up, but Hogan prevented him from hitting Sting with a bat!
- May 16, 2010 – TNA Sacrifice: Hulk Hogan had to intervene as Sting was assaulting Jeff Jarrett so EMT’s could take him to the hospital.
- May 20, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Bischoff revealed his Top 10 Rankings – voted on by himself, Hulk Hogan, and Dixie Carter.
- June 17, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan praised “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and put him over big time as a current star of TNA.
- ~~Abyss later went crazy and destroyed Hardy and Anderson with weapons – so Hogan came out to find out what the hell was going on?
- June 24, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Abyss assaulted Hulk Hogan until TNA champion Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson made the save.
- July 1, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan got into a physical altercation with Abyss.. Eric Bischoff slapped Abyss across the face!
- ~~~LATER: Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, and Dixie Carter agreed that Sting was a “cancer” that had to be removed from TNA.
- ~~~Dixie went to the rafters to inform Sting that he was suspended.. he reacted aggressively and was ready to blurt out the “truth”.
- ~~~Eric Bischoff showed up with security and escorted Sting out of the building – and told Dixie she needed security from now on.
- July 29, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan praised the “Extreme” culture and looked forward to learning what it is at Hardcore Justice!
- August 5, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan hyped “The Whole F’n Show” but then were confronted by Kevin Nash.
- ~~~Kevin Nash attacked Bischoff and Hogan, then Jeff Jarrett made the save. . . . . Sting showed up and helped Nash finish the assault!
- August 7, 2010 – TNA Hardcore Justice (ECW Tribute Show): Hulk Hogan did not appear but Mick Foley was shown reading his book.
- August 12, 2010 – The Whole F’n Show: Hulk Hogan invited the “EV2.0″ wrestlers to the ring to thank them for Hardcore Justice.
- ~~~Hulk Hogan praised the “Extreme” athletes for raising the bar at TNA and then gave them the ring before going heading backstage.
- ~~~Tommy Dreamer (surrounded by his EV2.0 brothers) cut a passionate promo until they were attacked and destroyed by FORTUNE!
- August 19, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett confronted Kevin Nash and Sting but all four were attacked by FORTUNE!
- August 26, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan over-ruled Dixie’s decision to suspend Ric Flair and said he was taking control of TNA.
- ~~~LATER: Sting called out Hulk Hogan, but got Eric Bischoff instead.. Hogan showed up from behind and whacked Sting with a chair!
- September 16, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Dixie Carter over-turned one of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff’s decisions about the main event.
- Mike Aldren wrote (On September 13, 2010): Hogan’s back is in really bad shape again. He was hospitalized last week which was covered blow-by-blow by the TMZ website, as his people calls their people these days when he wants some publicity. It’s believed he tore a muscle due to frequent bending over. The day of the injury he was collecting seashells at the beach and later in the day his back locked up. Hogan has now endured six back surgeries over the past three years, his last in May which was to remove bone spurs, and he’s said to be in immense pain most of the time. Hogan said he plans to marry his girlfriend, Jennifer McDaniel, very soon.
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL
- October 10, 2010 – TNA Bound For Glory: Jeff Hardy defeated Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in a 3-WAY to win the vacant TNA title!
- ~~~After the referee was bumped, Eric Bischoff came down to act as referee – but it looked like he was going to “screw” Kurt Angle.
- ~~~Suddenly, Hulk Hogan (on crutches) showed up to stop Bischoff – however, Hulk gave his crutches to Hardy to use as a weapon!
- ~~~Jeff Hardy broke one crutch over Kurt Angle’s back and the other crutch over Mr. Anderson’s back as Hogan and Bischoff smiled.
- ~~~Jeff Hardy hit Mr. Anderson with the Twist of Fate and pinned him to become the NEW TNA World Heavyweight champion!!!
- ~~~Jeff Hardy, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff were joined by Jeff Jarrett and Abyss to celebrate Hardy’s big championship victory.
- October 14, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan’s “Immortal” formed an unbeatable alliance with Ric Flair’s “Fortune” faction.
- ~~~Eric Bischoff invited Sting and Kevin Nash to join the group – but they declined, deciding to walk out of TNA and go home instead.
- ~~~It was revealed that Dixie Carter was set up by Eric Bischoff and tricked into signing papers that gave up control of the company.
- ~~~Dixie Carter confronted Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff in the office but they ordered TNA security to throw her out of the building.
- October 21, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair took control of the show while Hulk Hogan was out recoving from surgery.
- Mike Aldren wrote (On November 1, 2010): Old wrestlers and social networking = Whoops! Hulk Hogan over the weekend accidentally Tweeted a topless photo of his girlfriend Jennifer. Apparently the steamy image was not meant for public consumption because it was deleted soon after it was posted. The word making the rounds is that Jennifer underwent a breast argumentation at some point and Hulk is more than thrilled with the results.Hogan settled his lawsuit against Post Foods claiming that a TV ad for Cocoa Pebbles cereal misappropriated his likeness by featuring the cartoon character “Hulk Boulder.” Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Hogan’s attorney, Joseph W. Bain, said Hulk was happy with the outcome.
- November 11, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan made an appearance taking care of Immortal business with Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair.
- November 18, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan appeared at ringside to praise TNA World champion Jeff Hardy and official fire Raven.
- November 21, 2010 – Hulk Hogan (aged 57) married girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel (aged 34).
- November 25, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and Ric Flair had a Thankgiving party all-night for Immortal and Fortune.
- ~~~Bischoff invited former president of TNA, Dixie Carter, to join them so they could gloat about having taken the company away from her.
- ~~~Dixie Carter showed up and served Hulk Hogan with legal documents which put an injunction on all of his activities in TNA immediately.
- December 21, 2010: Hulk Hogan underwent yet another back surgery to fuse his spine which lasted nearly ten hours.
- ~~~On top of all that pain – Hulk Hogan’s 88-year old mother Ruth Bollea passed away a few days after the operation.
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL 100% CONTROL
- March 3, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan returned after winning his court battle with Dixie Carter – now having 100% control of TNA!
- September 1, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: TNA world heavyweight champion Kurt Angle defeated Sting to retain the title. Hulk Hogan was the special enforcer.
- October 16, 2011 – Bound For Glory: Sting defeated Hulk Hogan in a no disqualification match.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Hulk Hogan returns!
- February 20, 2014 – It was announced that Hulk Hogan will return to the WWE and be the official host of WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, LA on April 6, 2014.
February 15, 2006: – Lou Ferrigno, now 54, who never wrestled, but was a main player for a short period of time with WWE’s bodybuilding division, was sworn in as a county sheriff’s reverse deputy. It was Ferrigno’s portrayal of The Incredible Hulk on CBS from 1977-82 that led to Terry Bollea getting the name Terry “The Hulk” Boulder, and later Hulk Hogan.