Augusta, Georgia, United States
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Fourteen-Time Heavyweight Champion.
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Bollea was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised in Tampa, Florida. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League baseball. 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.
Bollea was also a skilled musician, spending ten years playing bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands. Many of the wrestlers who competed in the Florida territory at that time visited the bars where Bollea was performing. He then attended the University of South Florida, of which he later dropped out, though he spent most of his time at a local gym, where he met pro wrestler Mike Graham, who is 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, Bollea agreed, and in 1976, Mike Graham introduced Bollea to Hiro Matsuda, who was among the sport’s top trainers. According to Bollea, during their first training session, Matsuda sarcastically asked him, "So you want to be a wrestler?" and purposely broke Hogan`s leg.
Couple Profile Source
Robinson High School, Tampa, Florida, United States (1971)
Hillsborough Community College, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States (No Degree), University Of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States (No Degree)
Full Name at Birth
Terry Gene Bollea
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Brooke Hogan (Daughter), Michael Bollea (Nephew), Kenneth Wheeler (Step Brother)
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Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician. Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 90s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and as "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, the villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). A regular pay-per-view headliner in both organizations, Hogan closed the respective premier annual events of the WWF and WCW, WrestleMania and Starrcade, on multiple occasions. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He was signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2010 until 2013, where he was the on-screen General Manager.
Semi-Retired Professional Wrestler,Actor,Television Personality, Entrepreneur, And Musician Currently Signed With WWE.
Peter Bollea (A Construction Foreman.)
Ruth V. (née Moody) (A Homemaker And Dance Teacher.)
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