Hulk Hogan’s Outrageous MLB Lie Once Sent Entire Baseball and Wrestling World Into a Frenzy

Published 08/03/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

Hulk Hogan and professional wrestling will always go parallel, no matter what. The Hulkster is one of the most popular stars who made Vince McMahon’s vision of taking WWE global a reality in the 80s.

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Over the years, Hogan has shared multiple stories about his illustrious career in wrestling. However, did you know the Hulkster wanted to have a baseball career? Moreover, once the WWE Hall of Famer claimed he could have made an MLB career.

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A few years ago, The Mercury News interviewed Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster there said that he was good enough to attract scouts from the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees. He claimed he would be close to having an MLB career if an injury wouldn’t have ended his career.

The Hulkster said, “I was playing third base. The bases were loaded. I moved in on the infield. The guy stepped outside the box and hit one off the handle.”

He added, “And as it dribbled down the third base line, I ran in — this was the bottom of the seventh inning and the score was 0-0 — and I picked it up. As I threw underhanded to first base, I broke my arm. My arm was never the same.”

‘The Immortal One’ played baseball as a pitcher during his high school days. He shared that an injury ended his career in baseball. He suffered a crushing blow more worthy of the ring. However, some people even call this a lie stated by Hogan.

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Hogan was unable to play baseball later, and he shifted his focus to pursuing another career. He later shredded his third baseman physique. In the interview, he claimed he shaped his body because he discovered girls in high school.

The rise of the Hulkamania era for Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan started a wrestling career by the end of the 1970s. During the initial days of his career, he was a heel and had worked at AWA and in WWE for some time. He left WWE and returned later in 1984, when the Hulkamania era began.

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Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik to win the WWE title on 23rd January 1984 at Madison Square Garden. Sheik was the heel at the time and had generated massive heat from the audience. Meanwhile, Hogan was the ultimate babyface. Vince McMahon had always visioned Hogan as the great babyface for the company.

The Hulkster was in his second run with WWE after taking a two years hiatus from the company. However, that match changed the landscape for pro-wrestling as Hogan went to become the ultimate main event roster after that first title win. 

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It’s no doubt The Immortal One is the greatest wrestler in pro-wrestling history. Even after being retired, Hulkamania still runs wild. Surprisingly, as of 2022, The Iron Sheik is the only Iranian wrestler who has ever won the WWE Championship.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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