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Terrence Gene Bollea Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) The Super Destroyer
Sterling Golden
Terry Boulder
The Hulkster
Hulkamania
Hulk
Thunder Lips
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Machine
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Hollywood Hogan
Hogan
Mr. America
Weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight 303 lb (138 kg)
Born August 11, 1953 (1953-08-11) (age 54)
Augusta, Georgia
Resides Clearwater, Florida
Trained by Hiro Matsuda
Debut August 10, 1977
Website HulkHogan.com

Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. He currently stars on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best. Between 1985 and 2005 Hogan has been considered as one of the most important men in the history of the industry. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 3008 pixel, file size: 2. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ...

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Childhood

Hogan was born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia and was raised in Tampa, Florida. As a boy, Hogan was a pitcher in Little League baseball. He was abused repeatedly and suffered from obesity, weighing 195 pounds at the age of 12. He began watching professional events at 16 years old. While in high school, he revered Dusty Rhodes, and he regularly attended cards at the Tampa Sportatorium. Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ...


Hogan was also a skilled guitarist, spending ten years playing bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands, including Ruckus and Infinity's End. Many of the wrestlers who competed in the Florida territory at that time visited the bars where Hogan was performing. He then attended the University of South Florida (which he dropped out of), though he spent most of his time at a local gym, where he met pro wrestler Mike Graham (The son of legendary wrestler and National Wrestling Alliance President Eddie Graham). Hogan's physical stature also caught the attention of Jack Brisco and his brother Gerald. Together, they convinced Hogan to try wrestling. Having been a wrestling fan since childhood, Hogan agreed, and in 1976, Mike Graham introduced Hogan to Hiro Matsuda, who was among the sport’s top trainers. According to Hogan, during their first training session, Matsuda sarcastically asked him, "So you wanna be a wrestler?" and, to instill respect, purposefully broke Hogan's leg. The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area South Florida Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[1][2][3], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... Michael Gossett was a professional wrestler better known as Mike Graham. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Eddie Graham Edward Gossett was a professional wrestler better known as Eddie Graham. ... Freddie Joe Brisco most to known as Jack Brisco (born September 21, 1941 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) was a popular and successful professional wrestler during 1970s, and into the 1980s. ... Gerald Brisco Floyd Gerald Brisco (born January 24, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American former professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Career

Within a year, Matsuda had prepared him for his professional debut, in which Eddie Graham booked him against Brian Blair in Fort Myers, Florida on August 10, 1977.[1] A short time later, Terry donned a mask and assumed the persona of "The Super Destroyer," a hooded character first played by Don Jardine and subsequently used by several other wrestlers. Brian Leslie Blair aka B. Brian Blair / Brian Blair (born January 12, 1954) is a local politician in Florida, who gained fame as a professional wrestler especially as a part of the Killer Bees. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Don Jardine (born in 1940) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler from Moncton, New Brunswick. ...


A few months later, he joined Louie Tillet’s Alabama territory, where he tag teamed with Ed Leslie (later known as Brutus Beefcake) as Terry & Ed Boulder. During this time, he appeared on a talk show, where he sat beside Lou Ferrigno, star of the TV series The Incredible Hulk. The host commented how Terry, who stood 6’5” 295 pounds with 24” biceps, actually dwarfed “the Hulk;” and as a result, Bollea began performing as Terry “the Hulk” Boulder; though he also sometimes wrestled as “Sterling Golden.” Ed Leslie as Brutus The Barber Beefcake. ... Lou Ferrigno at Comicon 2007 Louis Jude Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951[1]) is an American bodybuilder and actor. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ...


In June 1979, Bollea won his first wrestling championships, the National Wrestling Alliance Southeastern Heavyweight Championship recognized in Alabama and Tennessee, respectively, when he defeated Ox Baker. In May 1979, Bollea had an early shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, whose holder was at the time generally recognized as the industry's best. Later that year, legendary wrestler and former NWA World Champion Terry Funk would introduce Bollea to World Wrestling Federation chief Vince McMahon Sr., who was impressed with his charisma and physical stature. National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Douglas A. Baker (April 19, 1934-)better known professionally as Ox Baker, was an American professional wrestler, best known for a finishing hold called the Heart Punch. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the NWA. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship, which traces its lineage to George Hackenschmidts 1905 title and Frank Gotchs 1908 version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Vincent J. McMahon Vincent James McMahon (July 6, 1914 – May 24, 1984) was a U.S. professional wrestling promoter. ...


American Wrestling Association

After filming his scene for Rocky III, Hogan made his debut in the AWA. Hogan started his AWA run as a heel, taking on "Luscious" Johnny Valiant as his manager, but AWA audiences loved the muscular and more charismatic Hogan, and soon the AWA's bookers were compelled to turn Hogan face. Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ...


Using “Eye of the Tiger” as his theme music, Hogan soon became the promotion’s top babyface; and throughout 1983, he engaged in a big-time feud against AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel and his manager Bobby Heenan. However, Gagne continued to tease the AWA audience by booking numerous screwjobs meant to keep the championship with Bockwinkel, who was a veteran of the territory and had assumed the mantle of the organization's centerpiece following Gagne's retirement from active competition. On several occasions, Hogan would defeat Bockwinkel to win the title, only to have the decision later reversed, which increasingly drew the ire of the fans. Hogan himself also began to grow frustrated with Gagne's unwillingness to give Hogan a larger share of his merchandise sales. However, just as Gagne was finally ready to book Hogan to win the AWA title, he was lured back to the Northeast by Vince McMahon Jr., who had just recently purchased the WWF from his ailing father. Eye of the Tiger is also the title of a 1986 film, and should not be confused with the 1977 film Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. ... Nick Bockwinkel (born December 6, 1934) is a former American professional wrestler, mainly competing in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is a American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, and former play-by-play announcer. ...


Over twenty years later, just prior to Hulk Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2005, the revived AWA, under the authority of owner Dale Gagne (real last name, Gagner), relented and acknowledged the legitimacy of Hogan's two title wins over Nick Bockwinkel, making him a two-time AWA champion.[2] However, this resolution has been regarded as apocryphal to most as the resurrected AWA is generally regarded as an entirely different body than the Verne Gagne-owned AWA of old. As recently as the release of the DVD The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA, interviews between Hogan and the Gagnes show that there is still animosity between both parties, indicating the unlikelihood Hogan's AWA title reign would have been retroactively instated under the original ownership. WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


New Japan Pro Wrestling (1980-1983)

A great deal of Hogan's early success was achieved in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Japanese wrestling fans were in awe of the gargantuan blond American, and nicknamed him "Ichiban" (which translates to "Number One"). Hogan first appeared in Japan on May 13, 1980, while he was still with the WWF. He would tour the country from time to time over the next few years, facing a wide variety of opponents ranging from Tatsumi Fujinami to Abdullah the Butcher. When competing in Japan, Hogan used a vastly different repertoire of wrestling moves, relying on more technical, traditional wrestling holds and maneuvers as opposed to the power-based, brawling style U.S. fans became accustomed to seeing from him. He would also periodically leave his feet while performing moves like armbar takedowns and the enzuigiri.[3] Another difference is that Hogan used a running forearm lariat (called the "Axe Bomber") as his finisher in Japan, as opposed to the running leg drop that has been his traditional finisher in America. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tatsumi Fujinami (Fujinami Tatsumi, 藤波辰巳) is a Japanese professional wrestler who is famous for his gimmick as The Dragon. He is the one who is credited for inventing the Dragon Sleeper and the Dragon Suplex. ... Larry Shreve (Born Lawrence Shreve on November 2, 1936), best known as Abdullah the Butcher, and also at times the Madman from Sudan, is a professional wrestler. ... Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw. ...


On June 2, 1983, Hogan became the first International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament winner, defeating Japanese wrestling icon Antonio Inoki by knockout in the finals of a 10-man tournament featuring top talent from throughout the world. In doing so, Hogan became the first ever IWGP World champion. Hogan and Inoki also worked as partners in Japan, winning the prestigious MSG Tag League tournament two years in a row, in 1982 and 1983. Hogan's popularity in Japan was so great, he even recorded an album there - a forerunner to the World Wrestling Federation's "Rock' n' Wrestlin' Connection" of the mid '80s. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ...


World Wrestling Federation (second run, 1983-1993)

After purchasing the World Wrestling Federation from his father in 1982, the junior McMahon had designs of expanding the territory into a nationwide promotion, and he handpicked Hulk Hogan to be the company’s showpiece attraction due to his charisma and name recognition. Hogan made his return to the WWF at a TV taping in St. Louis, MO on December 27, defeating Bill Dixon. On January 3, 1984, Hogan appeared at a TV taping in Allentown, PA, saving Bob Backlund from a three way assault. Hogan's turn was explained simply by Backlund: "He's changed his ways. He's a great man. He's told me he's not gonna have Blassie around". The storyline shortcut was necessary because less than three weeks later on January 23, Hogan won the WWF Championship, pinning The Iron Sheik in Madison Square Garden. The storyline accompanying the victory was that Hogan was a "last minute" replacement for the Sheik's original opponent, and became the champion by way of being the first man to escape the camel clutch (the Iron Sheik's signature move). He became the first ever Southern-born WWF Champion in history. In Hogan's autobiography, he says that The Iron Sheik told him that Verne Gagne, furious over Hogan's defection from the AWA, had offered the Sheik $100,000 to break Hogan's leg during the title bout, but the Sheik correctly saw the potential for making millions working a feud with Hogan and refused. Greg Gagne, the son of Verne, recently worked as a WWE road agent and refutes the claim that such an offer was ever made. However, during his Hall of Fame induction speech, The Iron Sheik confirms that the offer was made and that he turned Verne down. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County in eastern Pennsylvania, USA. After Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Allentown is Pennsylvanias third most populous city. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born on March 15, 1943) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his stage name The Iron Sheik. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ... Greg Gagne can refer to either of the following: Greg Gagne — a former major-league baseball player, most notably with the Minnesota Twins Greg Gagne — a former professional wrestler best-known for his work in the American Wrestling Association in the 1970s and 1980s This is a disambiguation page, a...


Immediately after Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik and won the WWF Heavyweight Title, commentator Gorilla Monsoon officially proclaimed "Hulkamania is here!". Hogan would frequently refer to his fans as "Hulkamaniacs" in his interviews, and would go on to introduce his three "demandments": training, saying your prayers, and eating your vitamins. Eventually, a fourth demandment (believing in yourself) was added following his feud with Earthquake. The vitamins demandment has been parodied to mean steroids in recent years due to Vince McMahon's problems with a steroid trial in the early 1990s. John Anthony Tenta (June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Earthquake. ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Over the next year, Hulk Hogan became the face of pro wrestling as McMahon pushed the WWF into a pop-culture enterprise with the Rock ‘n Wrestling Connection on MTV, drawing record houses, PPV buyrates and TV ratings in the process.. The centerpiece attraction for the first WrestleMania on March 31, 1985, Hogan teamed with real-life friend Mr. T to defeat his arch-rival “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff; and the WWF soon grew from a regional territory into a global promotion. In the process, Hogan was portrayed as a real-life superhero while reaching out to young fans. The consummate role model, he was named the most requested celebrity of the 1980’s for the Make-A-Wish Foundation children’s charity. As a result, Hogan single-handily transformed the business from a fringe pastime for blue-collar violence-seekers into a sports entertainment spectacle that appealed to prime-time audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Never before had the industry seen anything like Hulkamania, as Hulk Hogan action figures and T-shirts began turning up in malls across the nation. Moreover, Hogan was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, and People magazines, while also appearing on the Tonight Show and had his own CBS Saturday morning cartoon titled Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling. Hogan would go on to headline eight of the first nine WrestleManias; and he also co-hosted Saturday Night Live on March 30, 1985 and during this lucrative run. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Mr. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a former National Football League player and former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s as Mr. ... Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Huck Hogans Rock n Wrestling Video Hulk Hogans Rock N Wrestling was a Saturday morning cartoon that aired on CBS from 1985 to 1987. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90 minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


In the fall of 1986, Hogan occasionally wrestled in tag matches with The Machines as Hulk Machine under a mask copied from New Japan Pro Wrestling character "Super Strong Machine." Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Machines was a stable of masked wrestlers in the WWE (then WWF). ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Junji Hirata is a Japanese Professional wrestler who wrestles for the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, and currently uses the ring name Black Strong Machine. ...


However, it was at WrestleMania III in 1987 where Hogan cemented his status as the greatest drawing card in wrestling history, as he was booked to defend the title against Andre the Giant, who had been the sport’s premier star for the previous two decades. A new storyline was introduced in early 1987: Hogan was presented a trophy for being the WWF Champion for three years. André the Giant, a good friend came out to congratulate him. Shortly afterwards, André was presented a slightly smaller trophy for being "undefeated in the WWF for 15 years." In actuality, André had suffered a handful of countout and disqualification losses in the WWF, but had never been pinned in a WWF ring. Hogan came out to congratulate André, but André walked out in the midst of Hogan's speech. Then, on an edition of Piper's Pit, Hogan was confronted by Bobby Heenan when Piper had invited Hogan and Jesse Ventura invited Heenan and André the Giant. Heenan announced that André was his new protégé, and Andre challenged Hogan to a title match at WrestleMania III, ripping the t-shirt and crucifix off Hogan. WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Grenoble, France. ... André the Giant was the stage name of André René Roussimoff, (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) a French professional wrestler and actor. ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, The Mind, and Governor Body, is an American politician, former professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Crucifix, a cross with corpus, a symbol used in Catholicism in contrast with some other Christian communions, which use only a cross. ...


At WrestleMania III, held on March 29, 1987 before a reported 93,000 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, Hogan successfully defended the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against André the Giant. The match would become the most famous of Hogan's career, and is often regarded as the biggest match in the history of the business, one which saw Hogan bodyslam the 520-pound Frenchman before pinning his shoulders to the mat. André had physically deteriorated by this time, which caused a mishap when Hogan initially tried to slam him. The attempt was unsuccessful (as was planned), and André fell on top of Hogan. Hogan was almost pinned accidentally for the three count due to André's size and inability to move off of Hogan quickly enough. The quick thinking ref's slow two and a half count allowed the match to continue. The match was considered as being a "passing of the torch" between one of the biggest stars in wrestling of the 1970s, André, and the biggest star in wrestling of the 1980s, Hogan. Years later, Hogan stated that André was so heavy, he felt more like 700 pounds, and that if he had lost his balance performing the slam, he was sure that André's weight would have seriously injured him. Hogan also says that in bodyslaming the super heavyweight, he tore a shoulder muscle, which causes one side of his back to be visibly smaller than the other. Hogan later would assert that no man in wrestling at the time could have ever defeated André without him allowing it. The match continues to be universally hailed as the biggest wrestling event ever and the industry’s all-time zenith in terms of mainstream popularity. is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise Metropolitan France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Government Unitary republic  -  President Jacques Chirac  -  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin Formation  -  Celtic Gaul 1200 BC   -  Franks 11 BC   -  Kingdom of France...


Hogan would remain WWF Champion for four years and 13 days, overcoming such additional challengers as Paul Orndorff, King Kong Bundy, Randy Savage, Big John Studd, Kamala, Bob Orton Jr., Harley Race, Adrian Adonis, Killer Khan, Greg Valentine, and many others. However, Hogan would finally lose the belt to André on NBC's "The Main Event" on February 5, 1988, thanks to a convoluted scam involving "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and "evil" twin referee Earl Hebner (in place of the match's appointed arbiter, his twin brother Dave Hebner). After André delivered a belly-to-belly suplex on Hogan, Hebner three-counted Hogan while his left shoulder was clearly off the mat. After the match, André handed the title over to DiBiase to complete their storyline business deal. As a result, the WWF Championship was vacated for the first time in its 25-year history, and all this in turn led to Hogan's on/off friend "The Macho Man" Randy Savage taking the vacant title in a tournament at WrestleMania IV a month later. Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a former National Football League player and former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s as Mr. ... Chris Pallies (born November 7, 1957) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Minton (February 19, 1948 —- March 20, 1995) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big John Studd. ... Look up kamala in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Robert Keith Orton, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Keith Franke (September 12, 1954 – July 4, 1988 [1]) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Adorable Adrian Adonis. ... Masashi Ozawa ), born March 6, 1947 in Tsubame, Niigata, Japan, is a former professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For the Fingathing album, see The Main Event. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dave Hebner (born May 17, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American professional wrestling authority figure, promoter, road agent and referee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Note: The live primetime NBC broadcast of The Main Event on February 5, 1988, from Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN was the highest rated television show in American professional wrestling history, with a 15.2 rating. The Hogan-Andre rematch can be found on the History Of The WWE Championship DVD. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The History Of The WWE Championship is a 3 disc DVD set that was released by World Wrestling Entertainment on September 5, 2006. ...


Together, Hogan, Savage, and manager Miss Elizabeth formed a partnership known as The Mega Powers. Savage played an instrumental role in Hogan's character development. However, the Mega Powers would soon implode from within, due to Savage's burgeoning jealousy of Hogan and his paranoid suspicions that Hogan and Elizabeth were "more than friends." A feud between Hogan and Savage began, which culminated in Hogan beating Savage for his second WWF Championship at WrestleMania V on April 2, 1989. Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), known best as Miss Elizabeth, was a U.S. professional wrestling manager. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WrestleMania V was the fifth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Hogan's second run lasted a year, during which time he starred in his first movie, No Holds Barred. The movie was the inspiration of a feud with Hogan's co-star in "No Holds Barred," Tiny Lister, Jr., who appeared at wrestling events as his movie character, Zeus. Zeus was a monster heel who was "jealous" over Hogan's higher billing and now wanted revenge. However, Hogan was easily able to defeat Zeus in a series of matches across the country during late 1989, beginning with a tag team match at SummerSlam. For the combat sport, see Mixed martial arts. ... See <a href=http://en. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... SummerSlam 1989 was the second annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay per view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Also during his second run, Hogan won the 1990 Royal Rumble Match, last eliminating Mr. Perfect. He dropped the title to Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior on April 1, 1990 at WrestleMania VI. It was the first time in over seven years that Hogan suffered an uncontroversial pinfall defeat. That title match was notable in that the two wrestlers were both faces, and Hogan graciously handed Warrior the belt and shook his hand at the conclusion of the match, remembered as one of the most sportsmanlike displays in WWF history. Royal Rumble 1990 was the third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... WrestleMania VI was the sixth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event and the first to be held outside of the U.S. It took place on April 1, 1990 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario with an announced attendance of 67,678. ...


Hogan soon became embroiled in a heated feud with the 468-pound Earthquake, a mountain of a man who gained infamy by crushing Hogan's ribs in a sneak attack on "The Brother Love Show" in May 1990. On TV, announcers explained that Hogan's injuries and his WrestleMania VI loss to The Ultimate Warrior both took such a huge toll on his fighting spirit that he wanted to retire. Viewers were asked to write letters to Hogan and send postcards asking for his return (they got a postcard-sized picture in return, autographed by Hogan, as a "thank you"). Hogan returned by SummerSlam 1990 and dominated Earthquake in a months-long series of matches across the country. His defeat of this overwhelmingly large foe would cause Hogan to add a fourth demandment: believing in yourself. His name also changed: The Immortal Hulk Hogan. (In his AWA/WWWF days his name was The Incredible Hulk Hogan). John Anthony Tenta (June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Earthquake. ... Bruce Prichard (born March 7, 1963) is a creative team writer for the World Wrestling Entertainments WWE SmackDown! brand. ... SummerSlam 1990 was the third annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ...


On March 24, 1991, Hogan stood up for the USA against Iraqi-sympathizer Sgt. Slaughter, defeating him for his third WWF Championship at WrestleMania VII. Hogan lost the title to The Undertaker at the Survivor Series 1991 on November 27. Just six days later, Hogan regained the title in a match held on a special pay-per-view named Tuesday in Texas, but due to the controversy surrounding both matches, the title was again declared vacant. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Survivor Series 1991 was the fifth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tuesday In Texas was a World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view event that took place on December 3, 1991 and emanated from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. ...


In the 1992 Royal Rumble, Hogan was eliminated by storyline friend Sid Justice and failed to regain the championship. In the ensuing five months, Hulk Hogan announced he was contemplating retirement from wrestling and would 'bow out' after his match against Sid at WrestleMania VIII on April 5. Hogan eventually won the match via disqualification due to interference by Sid's manager Harvey Wippleman. Hogan then was attacked by Papa Shango, who actually was supposed to cause the DQ but was late and was saved by the returning Ultimate Warrior. Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Sidney Ray Eudy (born July 4, 1960) is an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but is also well-known as Sid Justice and Sycho (or Psycho) Sid. ... WrestleMania VIII was the eighth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Lauer David Lauer, better known by his stage name Harvey Wippleman, is a professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hogan returned to the WWF in January 1993, helping out his friend Brutus Beefcake in his feud with Money Inc.. Hogan scooped his fifth WWF Title on April 4 of that year, overcoming Yokozuna in an impromptu bout at WrestleMania IX only moments after Yokozuna's defeat of Bret Hart. At this point, everything was looking good for Hogan; he had the World Wrestling Federation Championship and it seemed like Hulkamania was back. However, this was not the case at all. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Money Inc. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... WrestleMania IX was the ninth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


At the first annual King of the Ring pay per view, Hogan defended the championship against the former champion, Yokozuna. It was Hogan's first title defense since he first defeated Yokozuna at WrestleMania IX. During the course of the match, Yokozuna amazingly kicked out of Hogan's signature leg drop. The hard-fought bout came to its close when a "Japanese photographer" (actually a disguised Harvey Wippleman) got on the apron and distracted Hogan, before shooting some sort of fireball out of the camera and into Hogan's face. This was followed by Yokozuna hitting a leg drop on Hogan for the pin. After his victory, Yokozuna proceeded to give Hogan a Banzai Drop amidst the crying children and cursing adults. As Yokozuna celebrated, Hogan was helped back to the locker room by ringside officials, as he clutched his face. Hulkamania had seemingly taken its final breath. After a brief tour of Europe in July where he faced Yokozuna in several main events, Hogan left the WWF. King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ...


In 1994, a steroids scandal threatened the WWF, and Hogan testified in court that he had used steroids over a period of 12 years "to get big", and had also introduced WWF Chairman Vince McMahon to steroids during the filming of No Holds Barred. Both men also had Pennsylvania doctor George Zahorian send steroids to WWF's corporate office via Fed-Ex. However, Hogan never accused McMahon of distributing steroids himself, but Hogan also testified that steroid use was rampant in the WWF. His testimony may have kept McMahon out of prison, but it definitely hurt the WWF's public image -- and Hogan's. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... For the combat sport, see Mixed martial arts. ...


World Championship Wrestling (1994-2000)

Hogan started wrestling outside the WWF, in Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling (WCW). McMahon held a very public grudge against Hogan for several years, before (and even after) Hogan came home to the WWF. This scandal led to Vince McMahon deciding to phase out large, muscular wrestlers such as Hogan and give the top spots to smaller, more technically sound wrestlers such as Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. After Hogan left the WWF, he decided to take time off from professional wrestling to concentrate on movies, TV, and his family. Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) in Cincinnati, Ohio[1]) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


Hogan won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in his debut match, overcoming Ric Flair in a genuine 'dream' match on July 17. After tussling with Flair, Vader, and the Dungeon of Doom for the next eighteen months, Hogan dropped the belt and began to only appear occasionally on WCW shows. WCW fans were clamoring for younger, more exciting international stars such as Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero and were growing tired of seeing Hogan's "red-and-yellow good guy" persona they had seen for ten years in the WWF. This led to one of the most talked about moments in wrestling history in the summer of 1996. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with World Heavyweight Championship (WWE). ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the football player of the same name see Leon White (football player) also for The Star Wars Villan see Darth Vader. ... The Dungeon of Doom was the name of a British professional wrestling stable and a faction in World Championship Wrestling that existed from 1995 to 1997 // The Dungeon of Doom is a British tag team. ... Christopher Chris Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Eduardo Gory Guerrero (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ...


The buildup began when Scott Hall and Kevin Nash both left the WWF in early 1996 and returned to their old employer, WCW. They were portrayed as "Outsiders" and quickly announced their intent to "take over" WCW, with the help of an unnamed third member of their team (initially rumored to be either Ultimate Warrior, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, or Sting). At Bash at the Beach held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on July 7, 1996, Hall, Nash and their partner were scheduled to face the WCW trio of Sting, Randy Savage, and Lex Luger. The third partner did not begin the match, and, after Luger left the match due to an "injury", some assumed that he would be the "third man." After Luger was taken out, Hall and Nash began to beat on Sting, neutralizing him on the outside and leaving Savage alone in the ring. Almost immediately afterwards, Hogan came to the ring to a standing ovation from the fans, making his first appearance in several weeks. Many expected him to replace Luger and attack Hall and Nash. However, in one of the most shocking moments in wrestling history, Hogan leg dropped Randy Savage twice and declared himself to be Hall and Nash's partner. The match continued officially for a few more seconds until Hogan whipped referee Randy Anderson out of the ring. Hogan legdropped Savage again, with Nash and Hall counting him out. The three then stood in the ring with their arms raised high. For Japanese comedian and wrestler Razor Ramon HG, see Masaki Sumitani. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... The Outsiders is the name of a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Steve Borden (born March 20, 1959), better known as Sting, is an American professional wrestler, currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... The Ocean Center is a multi-purpose arena and convention center in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. It was built in 1985 and is home to the Daytona Beach Hawgs arena football team. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, and American football player better known by his wrestling ring name, Lex Luger. ...


After Savage was "counted out" and a last ditch attempt to save the day by Sting was thwarted, the fans began throwing garbage into the ring. One fan jumped the guardrail and attempted to attack Hogan, but was intercepted by Nash as he tried to enter the ring. Hall and Nash stomped on the fan several times, and he was whisked away by WCW security. Moments later, with the trash beginning to fill the ring, Gene Okerlund entered to conduct an interview with the now vilified Hogan. Okerlund told Hogan that he and the fans around the world were sick to their stomachs about the whole situation, and demanded an explanation. Hogan further cemented his turn by saying that he built wrestling up to what it was at that point, and that he promised a lot of things when he came to WCW, and after all that he was bored. He went on to say that he had dealt with the negative reactions from the fans for the last two years while holding his head high, and he had had enough and told the fans to "stick it". He finally finished by saying that if it wasn't for him, none of the fans or wrestlers would be in the arena, and then reiterated that the group of Hall, Nash, and Hogan was the New World Order of wrestling. After being threatened by Hogan, Okerlund left the ring and the show concluded with Tony Schiavone closing the broadcast by telling Hogan he could "go to hell." Eugene Mean Gene Okerlund (born November 29, 1938 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota), is a former American professional wrestling interviewer and announcer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hogan soon dyed his beard black, traded his red and yellow garb in for black clothing, renamed himself Hollywood Hogan, and returned to WCW programming eight days after his heel turn. Hogan managed to redefine the heel character: rather than the traditional "bad guy," Hollywood Hogan gave birth to a more realistic, street-smart villain, with none of the usual wrestling gimmicks and devices. Streetwise has a number of different meanings: Streetwise was a small hatchback made by the MG Rover Group, called the Rover Streetwise, Wisdom in a particular subject. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ...


After defeating The Giant at Hog Wild on August 10, 1996 by hitting him with the WCW title belt, Hogan held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship for most of 1997, save for a several day reign by Luger. He would spray paint a black "nWo" across the title belt as well and scribble across the nameplate, and would refer to the title as the "nWo title" during this and any other time he would hold the title while in the nWo. During this period, Hogan grappled with Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, and many more. The ever-expanding nWo gang concurrently became the hottest concept in wrestling, helping WCW to achieve 83 straight Monday night ratings victories over the WWF. The black-and-white nWo T-shirt also became one of the highest-selling pieces of wrestling merchandise ever during 1997. Paul Donald Wight, Jr. ... Road Wild was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling that was held from 1996 to 1999. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Monday Night Wars pertains to the period of American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. ...


Hogan then lost the belt to Sting in a hugely-hyped, eighteen-months-in-the-making match at Starrcade in December 1997. The event was also the highest-drawing PPV in WCW's history. Wrestling fans and pundits were disappointed in "The match of the decade" because the match's length and ending didn't justify the buildup. WCW's newly-contracted Bret Hart would accuse referee Nick Patrick of fast-counting a victory for Hogan and have the match restarted - with himself as referee. Sting ended up winning by submission. This finish was executed at Starrcade, and after a rematch the following night on WCW Monday Nitro which saw Hogan win back the title in controversial fasion, the title became vacant. Hogan and Sting would wrestle again at SuperBrawl in February 1998, which Sting won. Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and World Championship Wrestling from 1983-2000. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... SuperBrawl was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view in World Championship Wrestling during the month of February from 1991 through 2001. ...


After this, Hogan developed a rivalry with former friend (and recent nWo recruit) Randy Savage. The heat culminated into a steel cage match at Uncensored 1998, which ended in a no contest. Savage would take the world championship from Sting at Spring Stampede in April, while Hogan's match at Stampede had him and Kevin Nash taking on Roddy Piper and The Giant in the first-ever Bat match. Marking the breakup of the original nWo, Hogan would betray Nash by hitting him with the bat and then challenged Savage the following night for his championship. This no disqualification match included two crucial points of interference: the first came from Nash, who entered the ring and powerbombed Hogan as retribution for the attack at the previous nights PPV, and the second from Bret Hart, who turned heel that night by jumping in to attack Savage and preserve the victory for Hogan, who regained the WCW Championship. Uncensored was an annual PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of March from 1995 through 2000. ... Spring Stampede was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ...


Hogan defended the title until July of that year, when WCW booked him in a match against fast rising newcomer Bill Goldberg, who had yet to lose a match in the company. Hogan dominated most of the match, but became cocky toward the end as he continued to legdrop the challenger. Eventually, his luck ran out, and Goldberg was able to take control. After a final bit of interference by Curt Hennig was thwarted by Karl Malone at ringside, Goldberg was able to perform a spear and a jackhammer on a distracted Hogan, and pinned him to gain his first and only WCW World Heavyweight Championship. William Scott Bill Goldberg (born December 27, 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is currently an inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player, and actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with World Heavyweight Championship (WWE). ...


Hogan spent the rest of 1998 wrestling celebrity matches with buddies. His second tag team match with Dennis Rodman pit them against Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone at Bash at the Beach 1998, and at Road Wild '98, he and Bischoff lost to Page and Jay Leno thanks to interference from Kevin Eubanks, who leveled Bischoff with a Diamond Cutter. Hogan also had a highly hyped rematch with Ultimate Warrior (now known simply as "Warrior") at Halloween Havoc, where his nephew Horace would aid his victory. For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven... Page Falkenberg (born April 5, 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey) was an American professional wrestler under the name Diamond Dallas Page (or, DDP for short); the name on his current SAG and AFTRA cards is Dallas Page. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Road Wild was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling that was held from 1996 to 1999. ... Eric Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling promoter and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... Kevin Eubanks on guitar. ... Halloween Havoc was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000. ... Michael Bollea (October 21, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Horace Hogan. ...


On the Thanksgiving episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hogan officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling as well as his candidacy for President of the United States. Campaign footage aired on Nitro of Hogan and Bischoff holding a press conference, making it appear legit. In the long run, however, both announcements were false and merely done as a publicity stunt attempting to draw some of the hype of Jesse Ventura's Minnesota gubernatorial win back to him. The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The media itself often stage stunts for movies and television shows. ...


After some time off from WCW, a still "retired" Hogan returned to Nitro to challenge Kevin Nash for the WCW title. He controversially regained the WCW title in what would later be dubbed the Fingerpoke of Doom. This reformed the divided nWo branches - nWo Hollywood and nWo Wolfpac - which began feuding with Bill Goldberg and a ruthless Four Horsemen. The Fingerpoke of Doom is the common nickname for a pivotal storyline in American professional wrestling history that happened on January 4, 1999 on WCW Monday Nitro, the flagship show of World Championship Wrestling. ... William Scott Bill Goldberg (born December 27, 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is currently an inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player, and actor. ... The Four Horsemen (also spelled IV Horsemen) is a legendary professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Championship Wrestling that was disbanded in 1999. ...


He was soon cheated out of the WCW Championship to Ric Flair at Uncensored 1999 in a Steel Cage First Blood match. Strangely enough, a heavily bleeding Flair would win via pinfall thanks to biased referee Charles Robinson. During that match, however, Hogan began to show some signs that a face turn was imminent, showing off some old tactics like his "Hulking up" no-sell. Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Uncensored was an annual PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of March from 1995 through 2000. ... Kane bloodied in a cage match with Edge on Raw, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ... // In proffessional wrestling, a first blood match is occasionally used at Pay-Per-Views. ... Charles Robinson Charles Robinson (born July 2, 1964) is a professional wrestling referee who worked for WCW and now works for WWE. History Charles Robinson started out as a referee in the Pro Wrestling Federation in 1993. ...


Hogan wrestled the following month in one more world title match, facing Flair, Sting, and Dallas Page in a fatal four way match. Page won his first ever world championship, and Hogan was carried out of the ring injured and disappeared for several months.


On July 12, 1999, Hogan made his grand return as a full-fledged face and accepted a challenge from Savage (who had gained the world title at Bash at the Beach the night before). Thanks to interference from Nash (who had lost the title to Savage), Hogan became champion again. Gaining fan support, however, his nWo look would gradually recede through the shaving of his black beard and the removal of the red "nWo" from his title belt. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


On August 9, 1999, he started the night dressed in the typical black and white, but after a backstage scene with his son, Hogan came out dressed in the traditional red and yellow for his main-event 6-man tag team match. Injuries and frustrations were mounting up however, and he was absent from TV from October 1999 to February 2000. In his book Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Bollea said that he was asked to take time off by newly hired head of creative booker Vince Russo and not told when he would be brought back at the time. Despite some reservations, he agreed to do so. On October 24 at Halloween Havoc 1999, Hogan was to face Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (which he had lost to Sting at Fall Brawl the previous month, when Sting beat Hogan by cheating and had turned heel in the process). However, Hogan came to the ring in street clothes, laid down for the pin, and left the ring. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Halloween Havoc was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with World Heavyweight Championship (WWE). ... Fall Brawl was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ...


Soon after his return to WCW TV in February 2000, Hogan began feuding with Lex Luger, Ric Flair, and Billy Kidman. Then, at Bash at the Beach 2000, Hogan was involved in a controversial, real-life incident with Russo. Hogan was scheduled to wrestle Jeff Jarrett for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[4] Before the match, there was a dispute between Hogan and Russo. Unbeknownst to Hogan, Russo told Jarrett to lie down in the middle of the ring and asked Hogan to pin him straight away. A visibly confused Hogan complied with a foot on Jarrett's chest after getting on the microphone and telling Russo, "Is this your idea, Russo...? That's why this company is in the damn shape it's in, because of bullshit like this!" Russo responded by coming out and saying that "from day one, that I've been in WCW, I've done nothing... nothing... but deal with the bullshit of the politics behind that curtain." Since Hogan refused to job to Jarrett, a new WCW World Heavyweight Championship would be created, setting the stage for a title match between Booker T and Jeff Jarrett later that night. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... Jeffrey Jeff Leonard Jarrett (born April 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with World Heavyweight Championship (WWE). ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[1] (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his wrestling name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ...


Whether or not the whole incident was a shoot or a "work" is still a hot debate. As a result, Hogan was never seen or mentioned on WCW television after the event (except for the final Nitro broadcast and overall WCW event, on March 26, 2001), and he filed a defamation of character lawsuit against Russo soon after, which was eventually dismissed in 2002). Russo claims the whole thing was a work (with both Hogan and Bischoff in on the deal). Hogan claims (in his autobiography, "Hulkamania") that Russo made it a shoot; but accused then-WCW head Brad Siegel of double-crossing him; Hogan's assumption was that since WCW could no longer afford to pay Hogan for any more pay-per-view appearances, Hogan was never called back and kept off WCW television (which put the wheels in motion for the lawsuit). Bischoff (in his autobiography, "Controversy Creates Ca$h") contends that Hogan winning and leaving with the title was a work (claiming that he and Hogan celebrated after the event over the success of the angle), but that Russo coming out to fire Hogan was an unplanned shoot which led to the law suit filed by Hogan. In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... “Libel” redirects here. ...


XWF (2000-2001)

From July 2000 to November 2001, Hogan was out of the public eye. He had been dealing with self-doubt and depression following the Vince Russo incident, wondering if what Russo had said about him was true. Hogan was also dealing with the death of his father Peter Bollea in December 2001, which he took very hard. “Sad” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the months following the eventual demise of WCW in March 2001, Hogan underwent surgery on his knees in order for him to wrestle again. As a test, Hogan worked a match in Orlando, Florida for the XWF promotion run by his longtime handler Jimmy Hart. Hogan defeated Curt Hennig in this match and felt healthy enough to accept an offer to return to the WWF in February 2002. Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (third run, 2002-2003)

At No Way Out 2002 on February 17, Hogan returned to the company that had made him a pop culture icon. Returning as leader of the original nWo with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, the three got into a confrontation with The Rock, and cost Steve Austin a chance at becoming the WWF Champion against Chris Jericho in the main event. A feud soon erupted between the nWo and The Rock and Steve Austin. Hogan feuded mainly with The Rock, while Hall and Nash focused on Austin. At WrestleMania X8, Hogan wrestled his first singles match against The Rock. This was Hogan's only WrestleMania match fought as a heel. The record SkyDome crowd of 68,237, favored Hogan over The Rock, effectively turning him face during the match. The Rock cleanly won the contest but befriended Hogan at the end of the bout and helped him fight off Hall and Nash, who were upset by Hogan's conciliatory attitude. Rumors had it that the match was actually planned to be Austin-Hogan, but at that time Austin was having problems with WWF management and with Hogan as well, so he opted out of the projected storyline. No Way Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... WrestleMania X8 was the eighteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome,[1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ...


After the match, Hogan was a definite face again, though he continued wearing black and white tights for a few weeks after WrestleMania X8 until he resumed wearing his signature red and yellow tights. He was still known as "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, notably keeping the Hollywood Hogan style blonde moustache with black beard while wearing Hulkamania-like red and yellow tights. He had a month-long reign as WWE Undisputed Championship in the spring of 2002 after defeating Triple H at Backlash. In his autobiography, "Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body", Triple H stated that although the company thought giving Hogan the title would be a success. However, it turned out otherwise as it didn't work well, especially with the smarks. During Hogan's title reign of 2002, the World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), thus marking Hogan as the last ever WWF champion and as the first champion under the new company name. He would go on to lose the belt to The Undertaker at Judgment Day 2002. The WWE Undisputed Championship title belt (2002) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Undisputed Championship was a professional wrestling championship. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


The following month, at King of the Ring 2002, Hogan faced Kurt Angle in a match that Angle won with his Ankle Lock submission. While Angle was billed as being the first person to defeat Hogan via submission, Lex Luger had actually done it on WCW Monday Nitro to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 1997 and later that year Sting did as well. Angle's win was however Hogan's first, and only defeat via submission on WWE programming. King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968 in Mt. ...


On 2002's July 4 edition of SmackDown!, Hogan teamed with Edge to defeat Billy and Chuck and capture the WWE Tag Team Championship for the first time. This marked the only time Hogan ever won a title that was not the major heavyweight singles championship of the promotion he was in. They celebrated by waving the American flag as the overjoyed audience sang along to Hogan's classic theme song "Real American." They would later drop the titles to The Un-Americans, at Vengeance 2002. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Billy and Chuck Billy & Chuck was a professional wrestling tag team of WWF professional wrestlers Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Un-Americans (originally known as The Anti-Americans) were a heel professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment who were active throughout mid-2002. ... Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


After an angle with Brock Lesnar, which saw Lesnar hand Hogan a defeat in August 2002, Hogan went on hiatus. He returned in early 2003 to battle the Rock once again at No Way Out 2003 and defeated Vince McMahon at WrestleMania XIX in a match billed as "20 years in the making." He then had another run as Hulk Hogan, shaving off the black Hollywood beard and dropping "Hollywood" from his name and later, as the mask-wearing spoof superhero Mr. America. The persona was supposed to be Hulk Hogan in disguise, wearing a mask. He used Hulk Hogan's "Real American" theme music and used all of Hogan's signature gestures, moves and phrases. He was the subject of a story line that took place after Hollywood Hulk Hogan was forced by his boss Vince McMahon to sit out the rest of his contract. After Hogan won at WrestleMania XIX McMahon was frustrated with him (kayfabe) and wanted Hulkamania to die. Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist and a professional wrestler. ... No Way Out can refer to: No Way Out (1950 film) is a 1950 movie starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Deception is providing intentionally misleading information to others. ... WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


A WWE pre-debut push took place with mysterious Mr. America promos airing for weeks during SmackDown!. The short promos in this case included American icons such as American flags and a bald eagle, and flashed messages like "Mr. America is coming...". There was also plenty of onscreen discussion on SmackDown! between then General Manager Stephanie McMahon and other players concerning her hiring Mr. America "sight unseen." WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is currently the only television broadcast for the SmackDown! brand. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] [2](born September 24, 1976), better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ...


On May 1, 2003, Mr. America debuted on SmackDown! on Piper's Pit segment. Vince appeared and claimed that Mr. America was Hulk Hogan in disguise and Mr. America shot back by saying, "I am not Hulk Hogan, brother!" (lampooning Hogan's use of "brother" in his promos). is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ...


The feud continued through the month of May, with a singles match between Mr. America and Hogan's old rival Roddy Piper at Judgement Day. Zach Gowen also made his debut with WWE first appearing as an audience plant coming to the aid of an outnumbered Mr. America. Vince tried desperately to prove that Mr. America was indeed Hulk Hogan but failed at all attempts. Mr. America even passed a lie detector test. A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Zach Gowen, (March 30, 1983 is an American professional wrestler. ... -1... A polygraph or lie detector is a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked, in an attempt to detect lies. ...


Mr. America's last WWE appearance was on the June 26, 2003 edition of SmackDown!. The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated the team of Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle and Mr. America in a six-man tag team match when Show pinned Mr. America. After event went off the air, Mr. America unmasked to show the fans that he was indeed Hulk Hogan, putting his finger to his lips telling the fans to keep quiet about his secret. The next week, Hogan quit WWE due to frustration with the creative team. On the July 3, 2003 edition of SmackDown!, Vince McMahon showed the footage of Mr. America unmasking as Hogan and "fired" him. This departure was somewhat lackluster considering the star power and popularity of the talent that was leaving. The entire event of Hogan/Mr. America being fired was an extremely small segment lasting less than a minute in a show running two hours. Without the presence of Hogan to make a bigger spectacle, the whole situation was seemingly brushed to the side. It was later revealed by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, that Hogan was initially placed into the mask to deemphasize his popularity, to allow more fan reaction for the Brock Lesnar-Kurt Angle feud, which was receiving lukewarm fan reaction at best. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Donald Wight, Jr. ... Shelton James Benjamin (born July 9, 1975)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working on its RAW brand as one half of The Worlds Greatest Tag Team with Charlie Haas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist and a professional wrestler. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968 in Mt. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


For several months afterwards, WWE hyped up The Big Show as the man who retired Hogan at Madison Square Garden (where the six-man tag team match was held), in order to give The Big Show some more credibility. In a twist of irony, The Big Show had been first discovered by Hogan himself and in 1995 was pushed as a major threat to Hogan's WCW Championship reign. World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


The Mr. America gimmick came under fire briefly from Marvel Comics, who anointed it a rip-off of Captain America, citing costume similarity. (The single star on the mask was also a trademark on Captain America's chest piece.) This was also adding fuel to the fire over the rights to use the Hulk Hogan name (because of Marvel's ownership of the Incredible Hulk character). Because of these problems, WWE was forced to edit out all references to the "Hulk Hogan" name, including pictures which featured Hogan wearing memorabilia that said "Hulk" (a majority of them) and started to refer to Hogan under the "Hollywood Hogan" name he used in WCW. Captain America is a fictional comic book superhero published by Marvel Comics. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ...


It wasn't long until Hogan and Vince's uneasy truce with one another blew apart, with Hogan being unhappy with payoffs for his matches shortly after his comeback under the Mr. America gimmick. Vince decided to terminate Hogan's contract and Hogan left WWE in 2003.


New Japan Pro Wrestling (2003)

A few months afterwards, Hulk Hogan worked a match for New Japan Pro Wrestling, beating Masahiro Chono at the Ultimate Crush II event, an event that featured both pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts matches. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Masahiro Chōno (蝶野正洋 Chōno Masahiro) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

According to various reports, Hulk Hogan was approached by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2003 regarding appearing at a planned event titled Bound for Glory, a three hour pay per view event in October meant to be the annual alternative. Hogan willingly took a guitar shot from Jarrett during a press conference in Japan to hype the storyline, but withdrew from negotiations citing knee problems that would require surgery and would prevent him from participating. "I was getting ready to go to TNA, was hoping of working with Jarrett and those guys, and giving Vince a run for his money one more time," said Hulk Hogan on the Main Event radio show in December 2006. The footage of Jarrett breaking a guitar over Hogan's head was thereafter frequently used by TNA. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... The logo for Bound For Glory 2005. ...


WWE Hall of Fame

In 2005, weeks before WrestleMania 21, it was announced on all WWE programming that Hogan would be inducted on that year's Hall of Fame. This signalled Hogan's return to WWE. On April 2, 2005, Hogan was inducted by actor and friend Sylvester Stallone. Hogan was applauded for several minutes before he was able to make a speech. When he paused during his speech the crowd chanted "One More Match! One More Match!", the fans also chanted "Austin, Hogan"(referring to a Steve Austin vs. Hulk Hogan match). Hogan responded "that may be a good match someday". WrestleMania 21 was the twenty-first annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylvester Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ...


At WrestleMania 21 on April 3, the "American Patriot" Hogan came out to rescue Eugene, who was being attacked by Muhammad Hassan and Khosrow Daivari. Some of the build-up to Hogan's induction into the Hall of Fame and preparation for this angle were shown on the first season of Hogan Knows Best. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicholas David Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975), also known by his ring name Eugene, is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... Mark Copani (born November 7, 1981) is a currently inactive professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Muhammad Hassan, a controversial heel wrestler forced into an unceremonious exit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment part-time wrestling (Fourth run, 2005-2006)

The next night on RAW, Hassan and Daivari came out to confront and assault fan favorite Shawn Michaels. The following week, Michaels approached RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff demanding a handicap match with Hassan and Daivari. Bischoff refused but told Michaels if he found a partner he would be granted a tag-team match. Michaels then made a plea for Hulk Hogan to come back and team with him. On the April 18 episode of RAW, Hassan again led an attack on Michaels until Hogan appeared to save Michaels and accept his offer. At WWE Backlash, Hassan and Daivari lost to Hogan and Michaels, with Daivari being pinned.[5] Hassan would blame and attack Daivari for the loss the next evening on RAW. Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Eric Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling promoter and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ...


Hogan then appeared on the July 4 edition of RAW as the special guest of Carlito on his talk-show segment "Carlito's Cabana." After being asked questions by Carlito concerning his daughter Brooke Hogan, Hogan proceeded to attack Carlito. This was then followed up by an appearance of Kurt Angle, who made comments about Brooke, which further upset Hogan. Hogan was eventually double teamed by Carlito and Angle but was saved by Shawn Michaels. Later that night, Shawn Michaels and Hogan defeated Carlito and Kurt Angle in a tag match. During the post match celebration, Michaels delivered Sweet Chin Music to Hogan and walked off. The following week on RAW, Michaels appeared on "Piper's Pit" and challenged Hogan to face him one-on-one for the first time. Hogan appeared on RAW one week later and accepted the challenge. The match took place on Sunday, August 21 at SummerSlam 2005. Initially, this match was discussed as being the first of two between Hogan and Michaels, with each man notching a victory. It was reported, however, that Hogan invoked his creative control, nixing anything less than a clean win for himself. The proposed second bout would not take place, as Hogan would likely repeat his "clean win" credo. The match between Hogan and Michaels at SummerSlam was the main event of the night, and the two collided in a battle billed as "Legend vs. Icon." The match went back and forth, with two referees getting "knocked out" and Michaels using a steel chair to try to gain an advantage. Even after Michaels hit his Sweet Chin Music, Hogan still kicked out and mounted some offense against Michaels, finally hitting him with the legdrop and scoring the victory. Michaels extended his hand to him, telling him that he "had to find out for himself," and Hogan and Michaels shook hands. Michaels left the ring to allow Hogan to celebrate with the crowd.[6] is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Edwin Colón, Jr. ... Brooke Ellen Bollea (born May 5[1] 1988) better known by her stage name, Brooke Hogan, is a singer, and appeared on a reality television show. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968 in Mt. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... SummerSlam 2005 was the eighteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Prior to WrestleMania 22, Hogan inducted friend and former announcer Mean Gene Okerlund into the WWE Hall of Fame. Hogan returned on the July 15, 2006 edition of WWE Saturday Night's Main Event with his daughter Brooke. During the show, Randy Orton flirted with Hogan's daughter and later challenged Hulk to a match at SummerSlam 2006, which Hogan won.[7] WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Mean Gene Okerlund is a professional wrestling interviewer and announcer. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saturday Nights Main Event is a professional wrestling television program that aired occasionally from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... SummerSlam 2006 was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Memphis Wrestling

After falling out with Vince and WWE, Hogan was lured to Memphis Wrestling with the proposal of wrestling Jerry "The King" Lawler at the Mid-South Coliseum. This was later changed to FedEx Forum, due to the failure to comply with disabled accessibility regulations. The match had been promoted on Memphis Wrestling Prime Time for several months. However, on April 12, 2007, Lawler announced in a news conference that WWE had barred him from wrestling Hogan on the basis that NBC performers (including Lawler, on the basis of co-hosting the NBC-owned USA Network's Monday Night Raw and his appearances on the biannual WWE Saturday Night's Main Event) are contractually prohibited from appearing on VH1, the channel on which Hogan Knows Best airs. Lawler was replaced with Paul Wight, formerly known as Big Show. Memphis Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Mid-South Coliseum, also known as The Entertainment Capital of the Mid-South, is a multipurpose arena that seats 10,085 people in Memphis, Tennessee. ... FedExForum is a sports venue officially opened in September of 2004. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Paul Donald Wight, Jr. ...


Hulk Hogan defeated Paul "The Great" Wight at PMG Clash of Legends on April 27, 2007 when he picked up and body slammed Wight and pinned him following the leg drop. The PMG Clash of Legends is a forthcoming American professional wrestling show promoted by Memphis Wrestling owner Corey Macklin in conjunction with Hulk Hogan, scheduled to take place on April 27, 2007 in the FedExForum. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ...


Possible Federation

During an interview with The Sun newspaper, Hogan claimed to be planning his own federation to compete against Vince McMahon. Hogan says he has raised $40 Million of the $80-$100 Million goal, and his venture is something that will eventually revolutionize the sport of professional wrestling. No other details were given. [8] Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Other media

Television and movie roles

Cover of the VHS release of No Holds Barred.
Cover of the VHS release of No Holds Barred.

Hulk Hogan's crossover popularity led to several television and movie roles. Along with 1982's Rocky III, he starred, as mentioned above, in No Holds Barred (1989), as well as Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), Santa with Muscles (1996), and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998). He made two appearances on The A-Team (in 1985 and 1986), and starred in his own TV series, Thunder in Paradise, in 1994. He also appeared in Walker Texas Ranger. Along with Roddy Piper, Hogan lent his voice for a few episodes of the stop motion animation skit show, Robot Chicken. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... For the combat sport, see Mixed martial arts. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... For the combat sport, see Mixed martial arts. ... Suburban Commando is a 1991 science fiction film starring Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) and directed by Burt Kennedy. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Santa with Muscles is a 1996 movie starring professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. ... For the 2008 movie, see The A-Team (film). ... Thunder In Paradise is a TV show that was filmed around Walt Disney World in Florida. ... Walker, Texas Ranger was a television show that ran from April, 1993 to May, 2001 during primetime on CBS. The show emphasized values such as abstaining from the use of drugs and participation in community service; it was also once considered to be the most violent show on television. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoop!d Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of Bravos Adult Swim line-up...


Hogan made cameo appearances in Muppets from Space and in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Theatrical version) as himself. Hogan also appears in Spy Hard, gets tagged in when Leslie Nielsen's character is getting beaten up, and then rips his shirt off, throws a few punches, gets beaten up and has to tag in to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Hogan guest starred in a two part episode of "Suddenly Susan" in 1999. In 2001, Hogan guest stared on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger, playing a reformed criminal now operating a Christian Community Center and helping Walker steer teenagers away from gangs.[9] Hogan was offered the role of Zeus in Little Hercules in 3D on an episode of Hogan Knows Best and was shown during the filming of the movie. Peter Jackson in The Fellowship of the Ring (top), The Two Towers (middle) and The Return of the King (bottom). ... Muppets from Space DVD cover Muppets from Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ... Spy Hard is a 1996 movie starring Leslie Nielsen, parodying James Bond films and other action films. ... Walker, Texas Ranger was an American television western/police dramatic series, created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Zeús, genitive: Diós), is... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ...


He also played a cameo in the end of the movie, Little Monsters.


He will star as himself in the 2008 film Scary Movie 5. 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scary Movie 5 is the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise and is directed by David Zucker and written by Jim Abrahams and Craig Mazin. ...


Music

Hulk Rules is an album by Hulk Hogan released in 1995. ... The Wrestling Boot Band, also known as the Wrestling Boot Traveling Band, was a musical group fronted by Hulk Hogan that included The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart, Hogans wife (Linda), and John Maguire. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Green Jellÿ is an American comedy heavy metal/punk rock group. ... Paul Francis Gadd aka Gary Glitter (born May 8, 1944) is an English rock and pop singer and songwriter who had a string of chart successes with a collection of 1970s glam rock hits including Rock and Roll parts 1 & 2, I Love You Love Me Love, Im the... A top hit for British Rock singer Gary Glitter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Video games

Hulk Hogan was the spokesperson for the Legends of Wrestling video game. He has also appeared on numerous WWF, WWE & WCW games throughout the years. Legends of Wrestling is a professional wrestling video game based on the greatest wrestlers of all time, from WWF/WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW and various independent promotions. ...


Endorsements and business ventures

Hulk Hogan's Pastamania was a restaurant in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was created and financed by Hogan. It opened on the Labor Day weekend of 1995 and was later heavily hyped on World Championship Wrestling's live flagship show WCW Monday Nitro, which actually premiered that September from the mall. The restaurant, which only remained in operation for just short of a year, featured such dishes as "Hulk-U's" and "Hulk-A-Roos." Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ...


In an interview on the Tonight Show, Hogan claimed that the George Foreman grill was originally offered to him, but he failed to respond in time, thus allowing Foreman to use his endorsement. This was backed up by an episode of Hogan Knows Best, in which his wife Linda and the family are worried about Hogan's wrestling career and plead with him to take up a career in marketing.[10] Hulk explains about turning down the Foreman grill, and his choice to invest in a shake-mixer instead, saying that whenever he thinks about investing in something "big", he thinks about what happened with the grill and the shake-mixer. However, he has since endorsed a similar product known as "The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill". He also has an energy drink, Hogan Energy which is distributed by Socko Energy. It was featured in an episode of "Hogan Knows Best". George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... Socko Energy is an energy drink. ...


There is also a Mighty Bean based on him, named "Tuff Bean". Image:The Mighty Beanz - Series 1 Poster. ...


In wrestling

Hogan performing the Atomic Leg Drop on Mr. McMahon
Hogan performing the Atomic Leg Drop on Mr. McMahon
  • Signature taunts
    • Hulk Up Combination (Leading to The Hogan Legdrop he starts by taking punches while in a kneeling position and shaking violently as he raises to his feet. He then punches his opponent until his opponent reaches the ropes. He then throws his opponent towards opposite ropes then hits his opponent with The Big Boot & finally landing The Atomic Legdrop)
    • Wrist twist to cupping the ear
    • Rapidly pointing at his opponent
    • Finger wag
    • Flexing arms
  • Nicknames
    • The Immortal Icon of Professional Wrestling
    • The Hulkster
    • The Hulk
    • The Immortal Hulk Hogan
    • Hollywood
    • Thunder Lips
    • The Babe Ruth of pro wrestling
Hulk Hogan making his entrance
Hulk Hogan making his entrance
  • Theme songs and entrance music
  • Hogan's earliest entrance music was Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger", the chart-topping song from Rocky III. It was replaced by the theme song to Hogan's animated series Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (which was an edited version of Bonnie Tyler's song "Ravishing" from her Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire album) and later by his best-known entrance theme, a track called "Real American" performed by Rick Derringer, which was originally written & used as an entrance theme for the tag team of The US Express prior to Hogan's use. The accompanying music video for "Real American" featured clips from Hulk Hogan's various WWF matches, Hogan riding his motorcycle, defeating his Soviet enemy Nikolai Volkoff, destroying an image of then-hated Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi and stock footage of various forms of crashing (i.e. buildings and airplanes) intersecting between footage of Hogan playing guitar in front of various American landscapes and the American flag. It was critiqued on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.
  • However, as the WWF owned "Real American", Hogan could not use it when he made the jump to World Championship Wrestling, instead he used the song "American Made", from the Hulk Rules album until he joined the nWo and began using their theme, and later the Wolfpac theme. During his time in the nWo he also used "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and then used it again for his "Hollywood Hulk Hogan" run in WWE.
  • Towards the end of his 2003 WWE run, when he wore a mask and was known by the name Mr. America, he once again made his entrance to "Real American". Upon his return in 2005 for the WWE Hall of Fame induction, WrestleMania 21 and subsequent appearances he also uses "Real American".

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Championships and accomplishments

  • International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament winner in 1983 - (First)
Hulk Hogan in wrestlefest.
Hulk Hogan in wrestlefest.
  • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year award in 1990
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year award in 1991
  • PWI ranked him # 1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 list in 1991.
  • PWI Comeback of the Year award in 1994
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year award in 1994
  • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year award in 1996
  • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year award in 1998
  • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year award in 1999
  • PWI Comeback of the Year award in 2002
  • PWI Match of the Year 2002 -vs. The Rock at WrestleMania X8
  • PWI ranked him # 1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the PWI Years in 2003.
  • PWI ranked him # 44 of the 100 best tag teams during the PWI Years with Antonio Inoki in 2003.
  • PWI ranked him # 57 of the 100 best tag teams during the PWI Years with Macho Man Randy Savage in 2003.
  • Hogan has appeared on the cover of Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine more times than any other wrestler with a total of 82 times, including the 25th Anniversary issue and most recently the August 2007 issue.
  • Best Babyface award in 1982
  • Best Babyface award in 1983
  • Best Babyface award in 1984
  • Best Babyface award in 1985
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1985
  • Best Babyface award in 1986
  • Feud of the Year award in 1986 - vs. Paul Orndorff
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1986
  • Best Babyface Award in 1987
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1987
  • Best Babyface award in 1988
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1988
  • Best Babyface award in 1989
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1989
  • Best Babyface award in 1990
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1990
  • Best Babyface award in 1991
  • Most Charismatic Wrestler award in 1991
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
  • Best Box Office Draw award in 1997

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See also

The Wrestling Boot Band, also known as the Wrestling Boot Traveling Band, was a musical group fronted by Hulk Hogan that included The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart, Hogans wife (Linda), and John Maguire. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... Huck Hogans Rock n Wrestling Video Hulk Hogans Rock N Wrestling was a Saturday morning cartoon that aired on CBS from 1985 to 1987. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Old School Wrestling—Florida results 1977 (August 10)
  2. ^ awastars.com - AWA World Champion: HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN!! By Sean Bush
  3. ^ 411mania.com - Complete Playbook: The Great Muta Vol. 2 Revenge of Muta Commercial Tape by Ryan Mancuso on September 11, 2006
  4. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20000716/ai_n13870868
  5. ^ WWE.com - Backlash 2005 Results April 29, 2005.
  6. ^ WWE.com - SummerSlam 2005, August 20, 2005.
  7. ^ WWE.com - SummerSlam 2006, August 20, 2006.
  8. ^ I'll defeat desperate Vince
  9. ^ TV.com - Walker, Texas Ranger: Division Street
  10. ^ "Twilight of A God". Hogan Knows Best. 2006-05-07. No. 8, season 2.

Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

Books

  • Friedman, Michael Jan (2003). Hollywood Hulk Hogans. Pocket Books (WWE Copyright). ISBN 978-0743457699. 
  • Kaelberer, Angie Peterson (2003). Hulk Hogan: Pro Wrestler Terry Bollea. Capstone. ISBN 978-0736821407. 
  • Ross, Dan (2000). The Story of the Wrestler They Call "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. Chelsea House Publishers. ISBN 978-0791055526. 
  • Zannos, Susan (1999). Hollywood Hulk Hogan (Rl Life)(Oop) (Real-Life Reader Biography). Mitchell Lane Publishers. ISBN 978-1584150213. 

DVDs

  • nWo: Back In Black (WWE Home Video, 2002)
  • Hulk Still Rules (WWE Home Video, 2002)
  • Greatest Wrestling Stars of The 80's (WWE Home Video, 2005)
  •  (2006). Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology. WWE Home Video.
  • The History of the WWE Championship: (he is in 7 matches (1)Iron Sheik, (1)King Kong Bundy, (1)"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, (2)Andre The Giant, (1)"Macho Man" Randy Savage, (1)Ultimate Warrior (WWE Home Video, 2006)

External links

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