Hulk Hogan recently opened up about his career in the WWE, focusing mainly on the impact it has had on his body and wellbeing through the years.
According to the retired professional wrestler, whose real name is Terry Eugene Bollea, he did not agree at all with the sentiments that professional wrestling was a “fake” sport and pointed towards the many surgeries he had to endure through his time in the ring.
He also stated that the sport had managed to take its toll on his body in the long run, and he was definitely feeling the impact — but at the same time, he apparently has no regrets about the way things went down and did not believe that he would change anything in his past if he could.
He specifically claimed that he would do it all over again if he had the chance, and he reiterated that he had nothing but love and respect for the business.
Hogan has been very enthusiastic about his involvement in the WWE over the years, and it is clear that he still holds it in a dear place in his heart.
The television personality shared a picture where he was posing with Antonio Inoki and penned this emotional message: “Saw this and remembered exactly what my body felt like before I had 23 surgeries; I didn’t get the memo that it was all fake lol, p.s I would do it all over again if I could!!! Only love/respect 4theBizHH.”
Jimmy Hart recently sat down on Battleground Podcast to share some memories about Hulk Hogan.
Via 411mania: “Hulk and I met many years ago. We started in Memphis wrestling with Jerry Lawler down there. I was managing all the bad guys back then, and Hulk came through and he was one of the people I’d managed.”
Santa just brought me the new Dodge Red Eye Wide Body brother MERRY CHRISTMAS BROTHER HH pic.twitter.com/7rCCluIZET
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 24, 2020
He went on to explain: “We became friends back then and so finally, in 1984, when I left to go to New York, the first thing when I walked in, I saw Hulk there. He goes, ‘I hope you’re coming to manage me.’ I said, ‘Nah, Hulk, I’m sorry. I’m managing all the bad guys.’ What a great run. We’ve been friends for so many years – almost 40 years. So, I had a chance to manage him and Brutus Beefcake, and we fought Ted DiBiase and IRS for the belts at WrestleMania 9. It was just a great time being back with him again.”
Various events that could have shaken his life significantly did nothing of the sort, like the scandals around his leaked sex tape.
Saw this and remembered exactly what my body felt like before I had 23 surgeries,I didn’t get the memo that it was all fake lol, p.s.i would do it all over again if I could!!! Only love/respect 4theBizHH pic.twitter.com/mJg9mS0abG
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 21, 2020
At this point, Hulk Hogan is apparently enjoying a more relaxed attitude towards his life, and he is reminiscing about his time as a pro wrestler quite fondly.
He also enjoys quite a strong following, more than a majority of wrestlers of his caliber.