Who is Hulk Hogan?
A: Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler.
What is his birth name?
A: Terry Eugene Bollea.
He is widely regarded as the most recognized what?
A: Wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s.
When did Hogan begin his professional wrestling career?
A: In 1977.
He gained worldwide recognition after signing for whom?
A: World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1983.
There, his persona as a heroic all-American helped
usher in what?
A: The 1980s professional wrestling boom.
He headlined eight of the first nine editions of what?
A: WWF's flagship annual event, WrestleMania.
During his initial run, he won the WWF Championship how
A: Five, with his first reign being the second-longest in the championship's history.
He is the first wrestler to win consecutive what?
A: Royal Rumble matches, winning in 1990 and 1991.
His match with Andre the Giant on WWF The Main Event on
February 5, 1988, still holds what?
A: American television viewership records for wrestling with a 15.2 Nielsen rating and 33 million viewers.
In 1993, Hogan departed the WWF to sign for whom?
A: Rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
How many times did he win the WCW World Heavyweight
A: Six times, and holds the record for the longest reign.
In 1996, he underwent a career renaissance upon
A: The villainous persona of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, leading the popular New World Order (nWo) stable.
As a result, he became a major figure during what?
A: The "Monday Night Wars", another boom of mainstream professional wrestling.
He headlined WCW's annual flagship event Starrcade how
A: Three, including the most profitable WCW pay-per-view ever, Starrcade 1997.
Hogan returned to the WWF in 2002 following its
acquisition of WCW the prior year, winning what?
A: The Undisputed WWF Championship for a record equaling (for the year) sixth time before departing in 2003.
When was he inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?
A: In 2005, and inducted a second time in 2020 as a member of the nWo.
During and after wrestling, Hogan had an extensive
acting career, beginning with what?
A: His 1982 cameo role in Rocky III.
He has starred in several films including what?
A: No Holds Barred, Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny.
He starred in what three television shows?
A: Hogan Knows Best, Thunder in Paradise, and China, IL.
He was the frontman for what band?
A: The Wrestling Boot Band, whose sole record, Hulk Rules, reached No. 12 on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.
Where was Hogan born?
A: In Augusta, Georgia on August 11, 1953.
Who were his parents?
A: A construction foreman Pietro "Peter" Bollea of Italian descent and homemaker and dance teacher Ruth of Scottish and French descent.
When he was one and a half years old, his family moved
A: Port Tampa, Florida.
As a boy, he was a pitcher in what?
A: Little League Baseball.
When did he begin watching professional wrestling?
A: At 16 years old.