Hulk Hogan, wrestler & actor, signing copies of My Life Outside the Ring
* 10/27/09 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.
* 10/27/09 5:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Smith Haven Mall. Lake Grove, NY.
* 10/29/09 7:00 PM at Borders Books – North Michigan. Chicago, IL.
* 10/30/09 6:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America. Bloomington, MN.
* 11/5/09 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Grove Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
* 11/6/09 7:00 PM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
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Hulk Hogan on Larry King
Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler. He starred in the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best and is the co-host of American Gladiators on NBC. In addition, he makes frequent guest appearances on his daughter’s reality show, Brooke Knows Best Bollea is best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling. In WWE, he portrayed Hulk Hogan, an American patriot babyface who loved his country. In WCW, he portrayed the Hulk Hogan character once again, but would switch between this character and “Hollywood” Hogan, the heel leader of the nWo, for the duration of his tenure with the company.
Bollea was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and is officially a twelve-time World Heavyweight Champion: a six-time WWF/E Champion and a six-time WCW Champion as well as a former one time Tag Team Champion with Edge. He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991.
Championships and accomplishments
* New Japan Pro Wrestling
o IWGP Tournament winner (1983)
* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o PWI Comeback of the Year (1994, 2002)
o PWI Feud of the Year (1986) vs. Paul Orndorff
o PWI Match of the Year (1985) with Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff at WrestleMania
o PWI Match of the Year (1988) vs. André the Giant at The Main Event
o PWI Match of the Year (1990) vs. The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI
o PWI Match of the Year (2002) vs. The Rock at WrestleMania X-8
o PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1996, 1998)
o PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1983, 1999)
o PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1985, 1989, 1990)
o PWI Wrestler of the Year (1987, 1991, 1994)
o PWI ranked him #1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1991
o PWI ranked him #1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003
o PWI ranked him #57 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the “PWI Years” with Randy Savage in 2003
* Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
o Feud of the Year (1986) vs. Paul Orndorff
o Most Charismatic (1985-1987, 1989-1991)
o Most Overrated (1985-1987, 1989-1991)
o Worst Worked Match of the Year (1987) vs. André the Giant at Wrestlemania III
o Worst Worked Match of the Year (1996) with Randy Savage vs. Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Ric Flair, Kevin Sullivan, Z-Gangsta, and The Ultimate Solution in a Towers of Doom match at Uncensored
o Worst Worked Match of the Year (1997) vs. Roddy Piper at SuperBrawl VII
o Worst Worked Match of the Year (1998) vs. The Warrior at Halloween Havoc
o Worst Feud of the Year (1991) vs. Sgt. Slaughter
o Worst Feud of the Year (1995) vs. The Dungeon of Doom
o Worst Feud of the Year (1998) vs. The Warrior
o Worst Feud of the Year (2000) vs. Billy Kidman
o Best Babyface (1982-1991)
o Least Favorite Wrestler (1985, 1986, 1991, 1994-1999)
o Worst Wrestler (1997)
o Most Embarrassing Wrestler (1995, 1996, 1998-2000)
* Southeastern Championship Wrestling
o NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (1 time)
o NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division) (2 times)
* World Championship Wrestling
o WCW World Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
* World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment
o WWE World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Edge
o WWF/E Championship (6 times)
o Royal Rumble (1990, 1991)
o WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)
Television and movie roles
The handprints of Hulk Hogan in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.
Hulk Hogan’s crossover popularity led to several television and movie roles. Along with Rocky III (1982) and No Holds Barred (1989), he starred in the family films Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), Santa with Muscles (1996), and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998). He starred in his own television series, Thunder in Paradise, in 1994. He is the star of The Ultimate Weapon (1997), in which Brutus Beefcake also appears in a cameo.
Hogan plays an old guy in a bar in Colma: The Musical (2006) in which he sings and dances about being single. Hogan also starred in a pair of television movies, originally intended as a pilot for an ongoing series for TNT, produced by Eric Bischoff. The movies, Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil’s Island and Shadow Warriors: Hunt for The Death Merchant, starred Hogan alongside Carl Weathers and Shannon Tweed as a freelance mercenary team. In 1995, he appeared on TBN’s Kids Against Crime.
Hogan made cameo appearances in Muppets from Space, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (the theatrical cut) and Spy Hard as himself. 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. He also had a cameo at the end of the movie Little Monsters. Hogan also made two appearances on The A-Team (in 1985 and 1986), and along with Roddy Piper, Hogan lent his voice for a few episodes of the stop-motion animation skit show, Robot Chicken. He guest-starred in a two-part episode of Suddenly Susan in 1999. In 2001, Hogan guest-starred 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.