Hulk Hogan


RIP 'Mean' Gene Okerlund, Wrestling's Credulous Straight Man

Okerlund was a vital part of pro wrestling's rise in the 80s, dutifully playing the straight man amid the lunacy he chronicled.
Ian Williams

WWE is a Mess, So It's Bringing Back Hulk Hogan

'Extremes Rules' was terrible, as were most of the PPVs since 'WrestleMania.' WWE seems out of ideas, or content to be boring, so the company is pretending Hogan isn't a racist anymore.
Ian Williams

The Cult: Hulk Hogan

To a child of the nineties, the glorious circus of professional wrestling was viewed through guileless eyes. To the adult that child subsequently became, that innocence fell away, not least in the case of the mustachioed ringmaster, Hulk Hogan.
Will Magee

How American Gladiators Nearly Ruined My Hollywood Dreams

The author went to Hollywood to tell important stories. Instead, she ended up as an audience coordinator on American Gladiators.
Madeline Moitozo

A Brief History of Outsiders Insulting MMA

As we recover from Meryl Streep's devastating blow to our glass-jawed egos, we take a look back at the other ways in which prominent politicians, boxers, and scribes have used their platforms to denigrate our sport and hurt our MMA-loving feelings.
Sarah Kurchak

Punks, Geeks, Kings, And Men: Listening To "Classy" Freddie Blassie's Discography

Freddie Blassie's wrestling career ran from the sport's gory prehistory into its insane '70s heyday. Then he started cutting novelty records, and it got weird.
Nate Patrin
rock n wrestling

The Wrestling Album: An Oral History

On November 20, 1985, The Wrestling Album entered the Billboard Top 100. It remains one of the most bizarre, eclectic, and enduring legacies of wrestling's mainstream popularity.
Patrick Sauer

Remembering Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the greatest wrestling heels of all time. He died on Friday at age 61.
Ian Williams
Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan Trolled on Twitter With Photos of Black Soccer Players

Hulk Hogan has been retweeting trolls who send him pictures of black soccer players and pretend they are pictures of themselves and friends.
Sean Newell
weak in review

David Roth's Weak In Review: The Importance Of Not Being An A-Hole

What is it about sports that makes a-holes—from Colin Cowherd to Hulk Hogan to seething Twitter eggs—act like a-holes? The answer is bigger than any game.
David Roth
rip hulkamania

The End of Hulk Hogan

It took only a few minutes for the WWE to scrub Hulk Hogan from its history after audio of his racist tirade was released to the public.
Ian Williams
the past is present

WWE, The Prison Of History, And The Problem With Being Bigger Than Life

In professional wrestling, the past is more present than in other sports. This is good, but when it's handled as it was at "Battleground," it feels like a trap.
Ian Williams