Hulk Hogan, Whose Physique Left Arnold Schwarzenegger in Awe, Looks Malnourished in Rare Unearthed Footage

Published 08/31/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest entities in pro wrestling. Hogan enjoyed massive popularity during his wrestling days in WWE and WCW. And even after he retired from the sport, his legacy is celebrated even now. Hulk Hogan made his name in different companies and in various parts of the world. He was a recipient of several records and championships as well.

Hogan is also vividly remembered because of his huge physique. His biceps and muscle carvings were a treat to the fan’s eyes. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also popular for his own massive build, but once even he was left in awe of Hogan’s body.

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However, Hogan did not possess this figure always. In fact, it was because of his own hard work and determination that he carved his body. Hogan was previously in a band of his own, which he left because of his commitment towards weight lifting and pro-wrestling.

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In a rare video, a not so muscular Hulk Hogan is seen training. The video footage is from the 1977, where the Hulkster is seen training with wrestling great, Hiro Matsuda. The video is taped before Hogan’s infamous leg breaking incident with Matsuda.

It shows a skinny Hulk Hogan in his wrestling tights, training with Hiro Matsuda. In the video, the WWE legend is seen receiving a dropkick and a single-arm takedown. It was one of Hulk Hogan’s early training footages and way before; he got massively over with the fans as Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan had his own band ‘Ruckus’ before entering the world of pro wrestling

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The 69-year-old WWE Hall of Famer had been interested in music from a very early age. He spent around ten years playing fretless bass guitar in the state of Florida. Once his band started receiving various gigs, Hogan dropped out of the University of South Florida.

The WWE Legend then formed the band, Ruckus with other two local musicians in 1976. Their band started gaining popularity in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. In an interview with Vice, Hogan claimed how various wrestlers would visit his band during their musical performances. Hogan and his band ‘Ruckus’ mostly played rock music. The Hulkster also revealed how they mostly did covers but only did four to five originals, because they stayed together for long.

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Hogan soon had to bid adieu to his music career because of his commitment and sheer determination towards wrestling and weight-lifting. He soon ventured into the world of pro-wrestling and the rest is history.

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Shounak Chakrabarti

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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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