Hulk Hogan( Actor, wrestler)
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Hulk Hogan (also known as Halkster Hollywood Hogan, Hulk Hogan, Terry) at birth received the name Terry. Terry Jean Ball was born August 23, 1953 in Atlanta, Ga.. Hogan's mother, Ruth Ball, recalled that at birth he weighed almost 5 kg.
In 1955, Pete and Ruth Ball, along with a small Terry and his older cousin, Kenneth moved to Tampa, Fla.. Pete took a job at gaining power construction company.
. In 1959, six years Terry Ball went to school, where he was, but had not sweet.
. Here's how elementary school recalled Hulk himself: "In first grade I was sitting at a desk with a girl for the first time he saw me, she said:" You have always been such a huge head? "Is so upset me on my first day at school that I howl. "
. Little Terry stand out among other children's weight and size of the head
. To stop the taunts of the children, Hulk decided to become a wrestler and begged his father to reduce the urban arena, where arranged wrestling show. Matches were held in a small, stuffy building, filled to overflowing. Terry barely wade through the crowd to the ring to take an autograph from you liked Gladiator.
Dreaming of what could become a wrestler, a young Terry grew by leaps and bounds. In 12 years, his height was 180 cm and weighs about 90 kg. He was the tallest student in the school. In high school, he really got carried away baseball, and he even predicted the title of best player in the state, but his career in this sport prevented the accident. In one of the matches he did leap from third base and broke his arm. After recovery, Terry never played baseball.
In 1968, Ball went to high school Robbinson, in Tampa, where the coach, seeing the boy's photograph, proposed to include it in the command, but the giant had other plans.
Terry studied music and especially loved to play the guitar. He was taken to a small school band playing rock and roll. Hogan and to this day with warm recollections of concerts, which could last up to two hours of the night. But in 1971, eighteen-Hulk was interested not only in music - it really care about the relationship with the girls. Young giant wanted to have a perfect body, to unashamedly undress on the beach, but before the issuance of school, he began to gain weight. Then, Terry decided to shake muscles.
Despite such "frivolous" hobbies, Hogan decided to continue their practical education and enrolled in the College of Hillsboro, where he studied for 2 years and received a Diploma of Arts. Immediately after graduation he entered the University of Florida and continued to study business and finance, to become a banker.
. After graduation, a young specialist in the field of business administration got into office of a local bank
. Terry walked to the bank - in the office was not so for such giants as he - and after work went to friends to play guitar in an amateur group.
. Banker of the growth in the two meters and weighing 125 kg could knock out any money from the debtor, but Terry is still cherished a dream to become a wrestler.
. "I've turned into a kind of hunter, . I knew the place, . ate where wrestler, . time, . when they went to the match and the hotels where they stayed, and finally, . courage, . I went to one of the gladiators, and asked: "How can you get into wrestling?", . He advised me to apply to Hiro Matsuda. "- Hulk recalled later in an interview.,
. Matsuda was the Japanese fighter from the old school wrestling, who headed the training center in Tampa
. 23 year old Bollea went there and told all present that he was going to become a wrestler. Once he reached the dais, he was beaten unconscious and threw it into the ring. Matsuda sat down at his feet, grabbed her leg, pulled up and broke his ankle.
Ankle put in plaster and Hogan did not show up in the training complex for 10 weeks, but when he returned to Matsuda, his attitude to change occupations. From 1976 to 1977 Bollea trained under the strict control Hiro Matsuda. His technique was considered the most demanding and most dangerous among all schools of wrestling in the United States.
In October 1979, Ball made his debut in wrestling. In the ring he got his first nickname - "The Destroyer". He successfully played in Tampa, but common sense told him that to achieve this success, he must enter into a serious organization. Terry sat in the car and went to Alabama, where he joined the CWA. Hab from match to match, as the money earned was barely enough to feed.
During the first two years, Terry helped his good friend, Ed Leslie, later nicknamed Brutus Beefcake. They lived in a van: Ball slept on the floor, and Leslie in the luggage compartment. Charts were downtrodden, violent games, the crowd thirsting for blood. Family and friends were amazed by the changes have taken place with "their" Terry - during his speeches, he was five or six times, breaking his nose.
Despite the fact that the ring had not sweet, Ball did not leave wrestling career. In 1980 he went to Memphis, where wrestling was such that matches held in Alabama seemed to him sheer fun.
Is how he himself Recall those days: "In Memphis, which just did with the loser wrestler ... could even publicly humiliate his wife! There I learned the basis of show business and, by analogy with the show "The Incredible Hulk", where the main starring Lou Ferrigno, I began to call himself Terry "Hulk" Ball. However, the new name is not strongly underpinned career development.
Terry had to go into the ring 12-13 times, for which he received a check for $ 125. This money could not buy a normal meal, pay for gas or rent a room. He could not live like this anymore and returned to Florida, where got a job at the port and began to engage in loading ships. The work was hard, but they paid good money.
In 1981, everything changed.
On the advice of an old friend, Terry Ball, met with the 62-year old Vince McMahon, director of the World Wrestling Federation. Vince immediately realized what potential has a young Terry and immediately took him into a federation.
Vince liked the name "Hulk," but the name had to be changed. "I want you to be Hogan, an Irishman!" - Terry said he and handed him two cans of red paint. But then Terry hair fell out and he poured a dye into the toilet. Thus, Hogan was allowed to remain fair-haired Irishman.
In the early eighties in wrestling refueled fighters such as Crusher, Crusher, Dick Boxer and King of the Ring - Andre the Giant. Nobody wanted to connect with Andre and Hulk soon understood why: "His height was 2 feet, ten inches, and weighs from 250 to 320 kg, depending on how he got. At first, we quarreled, I was young and did not realize that wrestling is a business perspective. Andre quickly put me on the spot, he was a hundred times stronger than me, showed me who is who. "
Hulk quickly learned and soon began to gain popularity in the WWF. Before the match in Madison Square Garden for Hogan man approached and handed him an envelope with a message, in which Sylvester Stallone invited to play in a Hulk film Rocky 3.
. Then, already showed Rocky 1 and Rocky 2 and the popularity of Sylvester Stallone was so high that Hulk could obtain only a bit part
. Therefore, as a response to the proposal, Hogan went to the wrestling tour in Japan, where it struck an even more demanding skill of Asian audience.
. When autumn Hogan returned to the U.S. were waiting for him a registered letter, in which Sylvester Stallone asked him about the meeting
. Hulk was a little surprised, but dialed the phone number listed in the letter. It was home phone Stallone. They spoke at length about the shooting in the new film and, as a result, the People agreed to the role of wrestler nicknamed Tanderlips. But Hogan still had obligations to Vince McMahon and the WWF.
When he told Vince that he had the opportunity to play in a movie, he replied: "You're a fighter, not an actor, I do not allow you withdraw," but Hogan had already decided everything for themselves. He collected his bags and went to Hollywood. In November 1981, the People came to Los Angeles to take a new tape.
Filming in Rocky 3 was probably the most significant event in his life. Sylvester Stallone made the film believable, due to the fact that most of the tricks played himself and demanded Hogan fights in full force. Both of them were satisfied with the joint work. And in December 1981, Hogan decided to return to wrestling.
He sent Verne Gagne in Minnesota a few photos of the 8x10 did not reach the screens of movie Rocky 3. Verne saw Hogan alongside Stallone and realized that it smells of big money. He replied Hulk urgent telegram asking to come to Minnesota as soon as possible.
. Verne Gagne owned the AWA - American Association of wrestling, which is considered the largest in the west, and was known for his defeated opponents, throwing them out of the ring
. Gagne believed that the fighting in wrestling should be as realistic, despite the fact that everything happens for scenario. He was a very hard-nosed and all those who asked him: "And truly if they fight in wrestling?", He was falling to the floor and spent an armlock.
Hogan came to Minnesota in March 1982. He was accepted with pleasure, but, judging by the first sparring match, which was granted the Hulk, the results are not impressed by the leadership.
. In the games they needed expressiveness, and Hogan was not very versed on what to say in the ring
. Often phrases that he had to say in response to questions showman, inventing himself Akerlund. Job Hulk in the ring, in the opinion of all the WWE AWA, differed from the conventional.
At that time, as Akerlund composing dialogues for future superstars, Verne and his son, Greg worked carefully at the image of Hogan. They obyacnyali him what they believe to be Hulk Hogan. How to behave as a giant, which is more than life itself.
This image of the Hulk in handy when in June 1982 on the screens out the long-awaited Rocky 3. The film became a hit, the wrestler suddenly ceased to be just villains and began a real Halkomaniya.
However, outside the ring, Terry Hulk Hogan was still a country bumpkin, a lover of beer and a bully. In September 1982, after a meeting with Linda Kleridzh (his wife), he decided to change this way of life.
. Terry continued his career, traveled on country roads the Midwest, while in the federation were such men as Jesse "Buddy" Ventura
. Hulk Hogan has been a longtime fan of Ventura, he had long lived in Minnesota and constantly fought for the local teams, where they became friends. Hogan and Ventura repeatedly converged on the ring and became a popular pair. In January 1983, Hogan was the brightest superstar AWA, but it has only gained strength.
The sensation caused by the movie Rocky 3 Hogan has turned into a national landmark. Hogan really was the first fighter who changed wrestling, in addition to wrestling, he was considered a variety show actor, movie star, it was almost like a rock'n'roll star.
Hulk Hogan and AWA seemed inseparable, but the fall of 1983, during preparations for the match in Chicago, in Hogan's career came an unexpected turn. Photographer Steve Taylor handed him a card with the words "Urgent call to Vince McMahon." (Vince McMahon fired Hogan in 1981, but the message was written by his son.)
. Vince Jr. told Hulk that his father retired and now the WWF wants to expand the business: rather than to lead him to America, to distribute wrestling worldwide
. And Vince, Jr. wanted to do with Hulk Hogan.
During deliberation tempting offer Vince, the Hulk had proposed to Linda. After the wedding and honeymoon Hogan continued performance of the AWA.
Meanwhile, Vince McMahon has redoubled his efforts to divert the Hulk in the WWF. He promised to make him a star of the first magnitude, and promised fabulous fees. Such a "bright" future Hogan had to taste.
But he has not yet completed the case with his boss, Verne Gagne. In December, Gagne has organized a match between Hulk Hogan and Nick Bokuinklom for the championship title AWA. Usually correct itself determine the outcome of fights, but that night Hogan made the decision for him. When the Hulk was in the locker room, there came Vern Gein and said: "This evening you will get the belt, but will pay me for it a certain amount. As far as your affairs in Japan, I must from this, too, have something. "
Hogan won the battle, but with disdain threw the belt and left the room. This act marked his departure from the AWA and the beginning of work with Vince McMahon in the WWF.
January 24, 1984 Hogan debuted. When he left the ring in Madison Square Garden, began to play melody "Tiger's Eye", this was the first time in the history of wrestling, when the output wrestling accompanied by music.
. Hulk Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik, won the WWF title and from that day wrestling stopped being fun drunken crowd and became a sporting spectacle.
. March 31, 1985 Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon wrestling spread to previously unknown territory
. Federation created the transmission of "WrestleMania", which had extraordinary success. One reason for the unprecedented popularity of this transfer was participating in her "real" stars: Muhammad Ali, Cindy Lauper ... It was the first wrestling show held in the air, it was pervozvestnikom TV shows, for each impression that charge. The so-called Pay-Per-View. Such a system invented Vince McMahon.
. Work Hogan and resourcefulness MacMahon form a dynamic combination, 29 March 1987, 94 000 fans came to the show "WrestleMania 3", which was held at a sports arena, "Seledron Pontiac, near Detroit
. A record number of visitors has been the greatest success for Hogan, who was supposed to fight with Andre the Giant, whose growth was 2 meters 10 cm and weighs 270 kg. While career Andre has already bowed to the sunset.
That night, Andre agreed in advance with the Hulk in the locker room that he would win it Hogan. They went into the ring and began to fight. Despite the fact that Andre The giant was very painful, they are fully carried out the match and when it is time to end, he suddenly told Hogan to throw.
. Here's how he remembered that moment Hulk Hogan later: "When I grabbed it, then immediately felt how heavy it
. And when I began to flip, it seemed to me that all the muscles of the back, waist so that's tear. I spent throwing and Andre was on the floor. "
94 000 spectators were just stunned, but soon degenerated into confusion hysteria. Andre the Giant did so that evening the name "Hulk Hogan" made history. Terry understood and appreciated the way Andre gave him. After the battle, "WrestleMania" (the name was the craze for wrestling) finally become a "halkomaniyu". Hulk Hogan with his 70-centimeter biceps became a national hero.
Hulk tested his popularity in 1989, when starred in a film about wrestling "holds barred" with Joan Severens. This film was more abuse by critics as the band with Hogan released in 1990, such as "Suburban Commando" and "Mr. Nanny".
. Terry Hulk Hogan always wanted to withdraw in some notorious film in Hollywood and become equally well known, as in wrestling, but this never happened.
. In 1990 Hogan successfully performed in the WWF, several times he ceded his title, but only in order to win it again in a spectacular match
. However, the image of superstar has put a serious burden, both for him and for his wife, Linda.
The fire that had burned in the eyes of the Hulk died down, he needed a break and Vince McMahon began to search for a new protege. Several times he tried to hand the laurels to guys like Ultimate Warrior'a, who once beat Hulk and won the championship, but then are returned to Hogan. Despite the fact that from 1984 to 1991 the People's firmly held the world title, the WWF has no choice, because the show had to continue.
. In early 1992, MacMahon accused that his wrestler used steroids, the case went to trial, as well as the use of steroids by athletes was banned in 1981.
. Hogan openly admitted that experimented with steroids, and used them in this business, as wrestling was distributed throughout
. You could safely go to the doctor and take his prescription for steroids.
Rumors about steroids greatly harmed the image of Hulk Hogan and the champion decided it was time to retire. In one of his last matches in the WWF, Hogan appeared on "WrestleMania 8 in Las Vegas. For three days before he was hit in the face ski and damaged eye. On his face was already about a hundred stitches and one eye had seen, participation in the show was one of the most reckless acts in his life. During the match he fully broke the bone eye sockets, and then quietly retired from wrestling.
The trial of U.S. v. Vince MacMahon was held June 1, 1994 - it was a black day for the World Wrestling Federation. Hogan while he worked on the filming the television series "Thunder in Paradise".
Hulk had to shoot a long three years and gained many friends in the actor's medium. He had incredible charisma, always swirled around him a lot of people. Series "Thunder in Paradise" were mounted at Disney in Orlando and the Hulk have more time for spending with family and children
. When Brooke was born, the Hulk a lot of work and often come home tired, and the birth of Nicholas, and probably was the reason that influenced him when he stopped shooting, he always spent time with the children.
. Meanwhile, troubles multiply MacMahon
. In the summer of 1993, telemagnat Ted Turner announced that he throws wrestling challenge and purse. Ted wanted them organized by World Championship Wrestling was larger competition WWF, for that he needed help very famous person.
They turned to Hulk Hogan. In this proposal, wrestling has been given only a small part, a greater amount of time was to work on television - it was an excellent suggestion.
. Hogan signed with WCW in early 1994, but two weeks before he started work, he received a summons to appear in court
. The police agreed with Hogan to arrange a public flogging around wrestling. In fact, he was the star witness in court, but also one of those, as many believe, will help to plant Vince to jail for 17 or 15 years.
Questions prosecutors' sell ever Vince McMahon Steroids? "Hulk honestly answered" no ". The truth was that Vince did what he was trying to put the blame. The process was completed within 18 days. The jury returned a verdict, and with Vince MacMahon was acquitted of all charges.
. After the process of McMahon and Hogan shocked journalists by stating that
. despite the sincere joy at the triumph of justice, he was deeply disappointed lie Hulk Hogan in court, because he supposedly most abused steroids
A few years Hogan realized the true motive of betrayal MacMahon. Vince said it is trying to save his business, but at the same time to settle scores with the "betrayed" his wrestler. Vince McMahon could make a person a star, and then easily end his career. But he had long seemed a chance to put across is the Hulk.
. Hogan returned to wrestling and 17 July Halkomaniya swept the coast, where an epic match in the World Championship in wrestling, between Hulk Hogan and Rick Flerov for Time World Champion
. Following the example of Hogan, many stars moved to the WWF and WCW successfully made there, such as "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Hogan spent two years at the height of his fame, but wrestling fans were gradually tired of Halkomanii. They reached such a state that when observing his struggles, as if saying: "Enough of the People, we have all seen it."
Hogan decided to meet with the director of WCW Eric Bischoff and discuss the situation. Bischoff suggested to make a Hulk Hogan negative character and summer of 1996, yellow-red color changed character and turned into a bad guy, Hollywood Hogan.
. The merger of the heavyweight fighters with light hand Hogan appeared the group "New World Order" (New World Order)
. Together, these fighters were a formidable force, but among them there were disagreements, and as a result of "new world order" collapsed. Former members of this group Kevin Nash and Scotty Hall formed a group called "The Outsiders" so appeared nWo. It was a grouping of anti-heroes who came to destroy WCW.
Summer of 1997, Hulk Hogan and nWo wrestlers were hit, and WCW ratings have soared to the heavens. All this was quite funny, but only in the ring. When the Hulk became himself, that is, Terry Ball and sat in a limousine to go home, a crowd of fans to him: "We hate you!", "Murrain!" and pr. They raised placards and chanted "Hogan - a goat!", But there beside him were his children, who asked: "Daddy, why did they scold you?" Why do they hate you? "Do not they understand that this is just a show? .
. Summer 1999, ratings began to fall WCW, nWo ceased to exist and Hulk is finally able to return to the old image
. Public repentance - the most significant act of wrestling, which asked forgiveness from the fans. Nostalgic fans met their idol, a storm of applause. Hogan and his fans have come full circle from good to evil and back to good
. Hogan left wrestling classes at a very positive note, saying goodbye to the fans of a sort of erring, but reformed establishment, which will always remember the fans.
. To his friends and colleagues Hogan will always be the best.
. "It is the only benefit, as well as my family, the positive outweighed the negative side and for me that life is beautiful, so I do not think I would live it as something else." - Hulk Hogan said today.
. In addition to his accomplishments in sports, Hogan will always be remembered for the tireless charitable assistance to children.
. Several years ago, the People's expressed desire to run for U.S. presidency
. In an interview with reporters, he said then that leaves a professional wrestling. "I had a great career, and the fans just wonderful, I thank them for what they were with me. It helps me believe that I would be the next president ". It is obvious that although Hogan and banging soon sixty, he does not haunt the laurels of another athlete - Jesse Ventura, who became governor of Minnesota.
In September 1982, at a disco in Los Angeles Hulk met with Linda Kleridzh, which turned 21 and she worked manikyurschitsey. Hogan was surrounded by a crowd of girls and she was gone, having decided to forget about it.
Suddenly, he saw one of his buddies, with whom he was in high school talking with Linda and had decided vstryat in conversation, but she did not pay special attention to the star. All evening he walked behind her tail, and finally managed to start a conversation. Linda liked the way he behaved like a gentleman. But the relationship between Hulk and Linda became more sophisticated logistical capabilities, the Hulk lived in Minnesota, and Linda in Los Angeles, Hogan began to act.
. He called her a week until they finally sort out their feelings, and their first date took place in the city of Denver, Colorado
. Hulk Linda invited to the match for wrestling.
. She's never been on such shows and wrestling struck her, suddenly opened his eyes to what worked Hulk.
. "Bloodshed, Terry was beaten on the head, I saw a crowd of people in the room and wondering whether the one of them call an ambulance?" But just yelled and laughed, then I perceived everything seriously, and I thought how fun it is obscene wrestling
. After the match I was looking at the Hulk, and I thought, surely this is what I want? Why am I doing this? Perhaps out of curiosity, here's how we continued to meet. "- Later recalled Linda.
. The autumn of 1983, during preparations for the match in Chicago in Hogan's career came an unexpected turn
. Youngest son of Vince MacMahon, resigned Hogan for filming Rocky 3, Hogan invited the cooperation is already on its behalf. During deliberation tempting offer Vince, the Hulk had proposed to Linda
. It was in San Francisco, . Linda watched the match, . after, . when they returned to the hotel, . Hulk said: "I remember, . as told, . we need to live together, . I have long pondered this ", . then he got down on one knee, . took her hand in his and looking her straight in the eye, . said: "Linda, . I love you and want you to become my wife, . you agree? ",
. She began to cry, so it was touching and agreed.
Terry and Linda were married in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 1983. Weddings held at glory. Hulk has invited many of his friends came to Andre the Giant, almost all the fighters from the Japanese Federation and many other WWE, nor often see so many famous people in one place. After the honeymoon, Hogan continued performance of the AWA.
. Despite a very busy daily schedule, shooting programs and movies, Hogan always found time for his family - he and his wife Linda have raised two children: daughter Brooke and son Nicholas
In 2007, Linda filed in Florida court papers for divorce. She said in numerous interviews that attempted to save their dying marriage in a few months. The reason for the divorce Linda and Hulk are not disclosed. According to rumors, it was Hogan was the initiator of the gap.
And July 2009, Hulk Hogan and Linda Ball officially divorced after 25 years of living. By signing the act of divorce, Hogan happily told reporters that he finally "free man". At the moment, Hogan's new girlfriend - Jennifer McDaniel.
. 1982 Rocky 3
. 1989 Prohibited methods
. 1989 Baywatch
. 1990 Gremlins 2: Novenkaya Party
. 1991 Suburban Commando
. 1993 Cool Walker
. 1993 Mr nannies
. 1993 Thunder in Paradise
. 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV series)
. 1994 Thunder in Paradise 2
. 1995 Thunder in Paradise 3
. 1996 Unpredictable Susan
. 1996 Club Spyware
. 1996 indestructible spy
. 1996 Husky Santa Claus
. 1997 Assault on Devil's Island (TV series)
. 1997 Homecoming
. 1998 Three Ninjas: Hot noon at Mega Mountain
. 1998 Island McKinsey
. 1999 Assault on Devil's Island 2: Mountain of Death
. 1999 Muppets from Space
. 2007 Robotsyp: Star Wars (series)
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