Tuesday, February 27

10 Unpopular Opinions About Hulk Hogan (According To Reddit)

There’s hardly going to be any fan today that hasn’t heard about Hulk Hogan. It’s been over a decade since Hogan last stepped into the ring, and he is still super popular despite that. This is mostly because of his success back in the day when he was the face of the wrestling industry. It didn’t matter if you were a wrestling fan or not; Hulk Hogan was so popular that it would have been surprising not to know about him. But like many other top wrestlers, fans have different opinions of The Hulkster.


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A lot of fans still like him and credit him for turning them into lifelong fans, while others don’t have many positive things to say about him. Reddit is one of the places where wrestling fans unite and talk about all kinds of things that happen in the business, and these are some of the unpopular opinions Redditors have about The Hulkster.


10 Hulk Hogan Isn’t Racist Because He Said Those Things In Anger

Hogan Was Caught Using The N-Word

  • WWE Removed Hulk Hogan From The Hall Of Fame
  • Hogan Issued An Apology Which Backfired
  • Returned To WWE In 2018

While Hulk Hogan claimed that he’s not racist, everyone still remembers him dropping a racial slur against his daughter’s boyfriend in the 2010s. This first became known to the public when excerpts from Hogan’s sex tape – which was recorded without his consent – were released by Gawker Media. WWE cut ties with Hogan shortly afterward, and it ruined his reputation among wrestling fans. A Redditor, who has since deleted their account, said in Hogan’s support that “Hulk Hogan is not a racist for a comment said in anger.” Most fans don’t feel the same, even though many wrestlers have since forgiven him for this.

9 Wrestling Would Have Thrived Without Hulk Hogan

Hogan Was The Face Of WWE

  • Hogan Was The Most Popular Wrestler In The 80s & 90s
  • Started Two Wrestling Booms
  • Popularity Transcended Wrestling

This seems to be a unanimous opinion that wrestling just wouldn’t have been the same without Hulk Hogan. Everyone knows that Hogan did so much for the business back in the day. But u/KingCrandall said that even if Hogan wasn’t there, someone else would have taken his spot. Essentially all wrestlers are just characters created by the promoters. But that’s not the only “unpopular” part because, in the same comment, this Redditor said that Rock and Austin were different because they “got to the top on their own.” But weren’t Rock and Austin also just characters?

8 Hulk Hogan Doesn’t Get Enough Credit From Fans

Nobody Denies What Hogan Did For Wrestling

  • Became A Controversial Wrestler After His Racist Comments
  • Fans Regularly Boo Him

A few years back, u/BretHitmanClarke made a post saying that Hulk Hogan is the reason wrestling fans exist here today, and due to the mistakes he made in the past such as backstage politicking and being caught saying the N-word, most people have stopped giving him the credit that he deserves. This doesn’t make much sense because nobody denies Hulk Hogan made wrestling super popular, they don’t overlook his accomplishments in the ring but as far as his real life goes, it can’t be denied that he’s a controversial figure but it has nothing to do with the Hulk Hogan character.

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7 Hulk Hogan Vs The Rock At WrestleMania 18 Wasn’t Good

Hogan Put Over The Rock

  • Fans Felt It Should’ve Headlined WrestleMania
  • Match Of The Year According To PWI
  • First Time They Had A Singles Match

The Rock and Hulk Hogan had one of the greatest matches in the history of WrestleMania. The Hulkster was a heel going into the match but the fans still cheered for him. A lot of them were disappointed that this wasn’t the main event over Triple H vs Chris Jericho. u/CKWOLFACE said that this was a bad match, which would make one wonder what they have to say about the Undisputed WWE Championship match that happened later that night.

6 The Fingerpoke Of Doom Was Cool

One Of The Worst Moments In WCW

  • Kevin Nash Lost His WCW Championship To Hulk Hogan
  • Fans Criticised The Angle
  • Nash Defeated Goldberg For The Title

The Fingerpoke of Doom was arguably one of the worst moments in WCW history. Goldberg was supposed to receive a rematch for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Kevin Nash on Nitro, but then shenanigans happened and Hulk Hogan fought Nash instead.

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With literally one finger poke, he won the match and fans were very disappointed. u/il-hijo-del-dandy said that now, over two decades later, “the Fingerpoke of Doom is actually kind of cool.” Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

5 The New World Order Without Hulk Hogan Would’ve Been Possible

Hogan Turned Heel In 1996

  • First Time Working As A Heel
  • Kevin Sullivan Convinced Him To Turn Heel
  • One Fan Tried To Attack Hogan That Night

Indeed, Hulk Hogan often came in WCW’s way many times, even though he led the most successful angle of that time with the nWo. Things like Starcade 1997, the Fingerpoke of Doom, Kevin Nash defeating Goldberg, and David Arquette winning the world title are some of the things that hurt WCW, but if we look closer, we’ll find that the management was always the bigger problem. Bleeding a lot of money, the company was not profitable and when the AOL/Time Warner merger happened, WCW no longer had a network backing them as well, which is ultimately what led to them shutting down forever. One fan pointed the blame towards Hulk Hogan and said “he’s the worst thing to happen to WCW ever,” which isn’t true.

4 Hulk Hogan Never Reached His Full Potential

  • 6 Time WCW Heavyweight Champion
  • 6 Time WWE Champion
  • 2 Time Royal Rumble Winner

Redditor u/Available_Collar7218 said that Hulk Hogan never reached his full potential because American wrestling fans had different expectations of “quality wrestling,” which they called an “insult to the sport.” They also said that Hogan had some really great matches in Japan because New Japan fans are different and they “wouldn’t accept the crap he served to his American fans.” But wrestling isn’t just about doing high-profile moves, plenty of wrestlers do that. Hogan did what the fans loved, he wasn’t a great wrestler but he wasn’t bad either but to say he didn’t reach his full potential doesn’t make any sense.

3 Hulk Hogan’s Rise Was Organic

McMahon Personally Chose Him

  • Hulk Hogan Joined WWE In 1983
  • Became WWE Champion In 1984
  • Main Evented WrestleMania 1

Redditor u/dinkolukin tried to give their unpopular opinion on WWE and said that Hulk Hogan was better than Steve Austin. Their reasoning? They believed Hulk Hogan’s rise was more “organic” than Austin’s, which was more “forced.” But this doesn’t make any sense since McMahon handpicked Hogan in the 80s to represent WWE. This wasn’t the case with Austin.

2 Hulk Hogan Vs Andre The Giant Was The Greatest WWE Match Ever

Hogan Vs Andre Headlined WrestleMania 3

  • Hogan Defended His WWE Championship Against Andre
  • Slammed Andre During The Match
  • Over 90,000 Fans Attended WrestleMania 3

Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 3 was an iconic match, nobody denies that. But Andre was in a poor condition at that time, and this main event wasn’t about the match itself but the story leading up to it. It certainly wasn’t a good main event in terms of wrestling, but fans were invested in it and that’s all WWE needed to break records at that time. But calling it the “greatest WWE match of all time” like u/nutcracka1980 did is a big stretch.

1 Hulk Hogan Was Right To Snitch On Jesse Ventura

Hogan Told Vince McMahon About Ventura’s Plan

  • Jesse Ventura Tried To Bring A Union In Wrestling
  • Hulk Hogan Told Vince McMahon About This
  • Ventura Didn’t Find Out Until Years Later

Jesse Ventura once tried to bring a union into wrestling, but Hulk Hogan told his plans to Vince McMahon, who then threatened Ventura, so he backed down. Years later, Ventura found out that Hogan had “snitched” on him. u/TylrLS says that Hogan did the right thing because having a union would make wrestling bad, according to them.

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