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Hulk Hogan Had Bizarre Idea to Run As Former President Donald Trump’s Running Mate

Published 05/21/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

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Hulk Hogan is the most famous WWE superstar ever to step foot in the squared circle. He helped Vince McMahon to bring WWE on the world map during its first boom period. Hogan was famous across the North American borders, all over to Japan in the east.

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It is no secret that The Hulkster is a supporter of Donald Trump and he has publicly acknowledged it too. Hogan and Trump know each other since the time when the American Businessman was providing his arenas for WrestleMania back in the late 80s.


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Hulk Hogan wants to be a running mate of Donald Trump

Back in 2016, when Donald Trump was having his Presidential Campaign, wrestler Hulk Hogan told the world he wants to be Trump’s running mate.

Speaking with TMZ, Hogan said, “I don’t want to be in the ring with any candidates, I want to be Trump’s running mate.”


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The person filming the video tried again, asking, “Who would last the longest with you?”

But Hogan replied, “Did you hear that? Vice President Hogan?” The Hulkster’s mind was elsewhere, already thinking about being the Vice President it seemed.

Around the same time, Hogan was in the news in recent weeks. WWE fired him in July following the leak of a rant in which he used the racist words. In an interview with “Good Morning America,” he apologized and said he was not a racist.

Hogan was not upset with WWE

TMZ sports reporter also asked Hogan about his feelings for WWE after the recent firing from the company. It was a sudden decision and everybody thought Hogan would be really upset with McMahon and WWE. However, things were not as they seemed. Hogan was not upset with the company and Vince McMahon.


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Hogan said, “Brother WWE is the best, no doubt. I love these guys, they are my family. No Hard feeling for Vince McMahon’s when I get him in the ring again. We will replay WrestleMania 19.”

WWE had totally wiped out Hulk Hogan’s legacy from the company for a while. However, in 2018, when WWE went to Saudi Arabia for the first time, The Hulkster returned to the company with an open welcome.


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There are some wrestlers and people who aren’t fans of Hogan’s comment and are upset with him until today. However, Hogan’s apology was accepted by WWE and now he is seen on their shows occasionally.

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Written by:

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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Vibhanshu Kumar