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That he was a fighting champion for four years if you count once in a blue moon title defenses and taking the rest of year off the only time he was ever any sort of an active champ was in the late 80's when Vince made him be more active.
 

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That he wrote a whole song based on a lie. He claims he wrestled at summerslam 92 where he visited visited a sick child before the event and gave him some tickets for the show. When he came out for his match and looked out at the seat the child wasn't there and had died the day before.
 

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That he was a fighting champion for four years if you count once in a blue moon title defenses and taking the rest of year off the only time he was ever any sort of an active champ was in the late 80's when Vince made him be more active.
That's not true.

Keep in mind, it's still the era where everything is centered around live events. Especially the Boston Garden, Capital Center, MSG, Maple Leaf Gardens, Brandon Byrne Arena and Philadelphia Spectrum shows, as those were house shows that were taped to air regionally and, for some, even nationally. TV is nothing more than a vehicle to promote those events.
So, even in ignoring the other house shows (which were still of importance) and focusing solely WWF events that were actually shown on television, be it the aforementioned live events, pay-per-views, TV specials (SNME, MTV, Chicago AM) and regular TV shows:

-In 1984, he defended the title 17 times

-In 1985, he defended the title 20 times

-In 1986, he defended the title 17 times

-In 1987, he defended the title 15 times

Outside of those "once in a blue moon title defenses" was:

-158 other matches in 1984

-134 other matches in 1985

-148 other matches in 1986

-160 other matches in 1987


It's also not true that Vince made him be more active in the late 80s. He actually started to become less active.

He wrestled fewer matches in 1988 & 1989 than in any year of his four year title run. On top of that, in '88, there was a period of about four months where he only wrestled once.
 

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Claiming he was supposed to be the face of the george foreman grill. Thus forcing Hogan to invent the hulk hogan thunder mixer.
That was my favorite claim by The Huckster. He's told so many lies over the years he's confused and probably convinced himself even some of the more doozy ones are true.
 

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That Hogan is actually a good performer and worthy of the TV time he got. Below average low-midcarder if he would have debuted during the Attitude Era. Easy to be on top when debuting during the cartoon era of the 80s.
 

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That Hogan is actually a good performer and worthy of the TV time he got. Below average low-midcarder if he would have debuted during the Attitude Era. Easy to be on top when debuting during the cartoon era of the 80s.
Yeah, this doesn't make sense for two reasons:

1. The only thing that determines whether or not you're worthy of the TV time you get is whether you can draw money. And Hogan drew more than anyone else, up until then. So, let's not pretend like his usage outweighed the money he generated.

2. Without Hogan, there would be no Attitude Era.
 

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Hulk Hogan on the Montreal Screwjob:


What we learn from Hulk:

-it happened at Wrestlemania 16
-the crowd was chanting "BRET SCREWED BRET"
-Bret refused to lose in Canada, so HBK overpowered him, and forcefully pinned him to the mat.
 

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Yeah, this doesn't make sense for two reasons:

1. The only thing that determines whether or not you're worthy of the TV time you get is whether you can draw money. And Hogan drew more than anyone else, up until then. So, let's not pretend like his usage outweighed the money he generated.

2. Without Hogan, there would be no Attitude Era.
Absolutely.

Hulk Hogan was the greatest wrestler of all time, IMO. His popularity from 1982-89 was really something to behold. There is no way a midcard wrestler draws nearly 80,000 people to the Silverdome during WM3, or 70,000 people for The Big Event in Toronto within a year, if he can't draw. Hogan also could work well in the heel capacity, as he rejuvenated his career in 1996.

I just find it amusing that in spite of all he has accomplished in his 35 year career, he has to resort to pathological lying.
 

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Absolutely.

Hulk Hogan was the greatest wrestler of all time, IMO. His popularity from 1982-89 was really something to behold. There is no way a midcard wrestler draws nearly 80,000 people to the Silverdome during WM3, or 70,000 people for The Big Event in Toronto within a year, if he can't draw. Hogan also could work well in the heel capacity, as he rejuvenated his career in 1996.

I just find it amusing that in spite of all he has accomplished in his 35 year career, he has to resort to pathological lying.
Really strange that Hogan and Virgil are 2 of wrestling biggest liars. I can understand why Virgil lies but never Hogan.
 
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