WWE Legend on the Japanese Hulk Hogan That Was a Draw Across the Globe: “People Just Fell in Love With Him”

Published 01/21/2022, 12:09 AM EST
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 09: WWE Legend Hulk Hogan attends the 2015 Susan G. Komen D.C. Race for the Cure at The National Mall on May 9, 2015 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/WireImage)

Late Allen Coage aka WWE’s Bad News Brown did an interview back in 2005 where he spoke extensively about WWE Legend Hulk Hogan.

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However, the conversation did not stick to just Hulk Hogan. Coage even spoke about Antonio Inoki, who shares quite a bit of similarity with The Hulkster.

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“He was the Japanese Hulk Hogan. The guy knew how to just put over a show. He knew how to put people in the chairs. A great talker, you know, amongst the people. He had this aura about him that just people just fell in love with him. But he wasn’t a great worker.”

During the same conversation, Allen Coage had revealed that Hogan wasn’t a great worker, but he possessed immense charisma. In fact, his charisma is what made the fans fall head over heels in love with him!

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Even today, Hulk Hogan has a significant fan following regardless of the controversies he’s been a part of in the past.

Hulk Hogan hasn’t been around WWE since WrestleMania 37

The Hulkster may not be wrestling anymore, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been around WWE at all. Hogan was one of the hosts of WrestleMania 37 alongside Titus O’Neil. The audience popped when he came out to the arena and energy oozed out of him.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 10: Wrestler Hulk Hogan (L) and wrestling manager Jimmy “the Mouth of the South” Hart attend the Licensing Expo 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Hogan hasn’t been around WWE since The Show of Shows. It’s unknown if he’ll return to the company anytime soon. Considering several PPVs are coming up, Hogan could possibly return as a host for them.

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However, any return depends massively on his health that had declined towards the end of 2021. He had lost significant weight and reports claimed he was going through serious health issues.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Hulk Hogan attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

In 2022, he has finally revealed updates that have shown the world that he is recovering well. If he continues to recover, Hogan could medically be cleared to come back to WWE.

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Do you want to see Hulk Hogan return as a host for another PPV in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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