WWE Legend Shares Rare Hulk Hogan Story: “People Don’t Understand What He Went Through”

Published 01/01/2022, 7:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Hulk Hogan attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)


Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan was a big man. Standing at 6 feet and 7 inches, the former WWE champion was clearly an immovable object.

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However, in the pro-wrestling industry, there are various superstars who were taller and well-built than him, but Hogan had immense strength. WWE legend Brian Blair recently detailed in an interview that people these days easily overlook the fact that Hogan was one of the strongest beings of the industry.

With his over-the-top promos and in-ring antics, sometimes the WWE Universe can overlook the sheer strength that the Hulkster displayed inside the square circle.

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Speaking on the latest episode of Stories With Brasco And Bradshaw‘, Brian Blair confessed people don’t give enough credit to Hogan and overlook the fact that he is immensely tough.

“Terry [Hulk Hogan] is a lot tougher than people give him credit for. A lot of people don’t realize what he went through and of course, to the best of my knowledge the only one shoot fight he got with was Verne Gagne,” he said.

Hulk Hogan was more than just a leg drop

Now, there have been plenty of WWE legends and wrestlers around the world who claimed that Hogan had limited move-sets.

Yes, the fact that he had limited move-sets does not make him a bad wrestler between the ropes. However, Hogan was gifted with telling a story while wrestling.

The moment he picked up Andre the Giant and suplexed him, the WWE Universe went crazy.

Not only in WWE, but Hogan also wrestled big guys from everywhere. With his incredible matches against Vader, one can agree that Hogan had the strength to hold on his own.

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Even during his later years in WCW, the WWE Hall of Famer had a series of matches against The Giant, aka The Big Show, which really showed his ability to work with big guys of the industry.

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Currently, the Hulkster is dealing with health problems. His fellow co-worker Ric Flair revealed on his podcast that Hogan is not doing great, health-wise and is having a tough time.

Hogan or his family has not released any official statement about his health these days. However, we hope everything is under control.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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