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Hulk Hogan makes massive claim about his WWE career

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Hulk Hogan is a name that resonates beyond the wrestling ring, embodying an era of showmanship and physical prowess that cemented his status as one of the most popular professional wrestlers of all time.

However, the glory and acclaim came at a price. The very sport that catapulted Hogan into stardom has exacted a massive toll on his body’‹.

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Reflecting on a Career of Bodily Sacrifices

In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Hogan, often referred to as “The Immortal One,” cast a retrospective gaze on his time in the industry.

Expressing a sense of regret, he admitted that he probably should have retired after 20 years, but was unable to resist the surge of the New World Order (nWo) wave in World Championship Wrestling (WCW)’‹.

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The Cost of Hulkamania

Hogan’s wrestling persona, “Hulkamania,” was a phenomenon that ran wild for years, capturing the imagination of fans worldwide.

When Hogan turned heel and became Hollywood Hulk Hogan, he likened the experience to “jumping on another lightning bolt.” Little did he know, they were about to reinvent the wrestling business’‹.

However, this reinvention came at a cost. Hogan confessed that he got hooked and competed longer than he should have, a decision that has had lasting repercussions. Today, he grapples with these consequences as he contends with a body that’s in rough shape’‹.

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Hulk Hogan: The Unforgiving Reality of Wrestling

Hogan’s career trajectory serves as a poignant reminder of the unforgiving reality of professional wrestling.

Despite its choreographed nature, the impact on the wrestlers’ bodies is very real. Hogan rode the wave of his career until it dropped, facing numerous surgeries and injuries along the way. He wryly noted, “Nobody gave me the memo that this stuff was fake.”’‹

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