Whenever a conversation starts about pro-wrestling, Hulk Hogan's name has to take one of the most prominent spots. The Immortal took over the industry by storm when Vince McMahon, after buying the WWE from his father, chose Hogan to be the face of the company. Hulkamania ran wild with the fans, and it's still one of the biggest factors in the childhood of the old-school fans.
Terry Bollea became Hulk Hogan not just because of his charisma inside the ring, but also because of his outstanding mic work. The Hulkster's iconic quotes still remain in the hearts of his hardcore fans and run through their veins. With that said, let's take a look at ten of the best quotes from the Hulkster's career.
10 A Message To The Young HulkaManiacs
As said before, Hulkamania still runs wild in the veins of the hardcore Hulk Hogan fans, and Hogan embraced the love from his fans like no other superstar ever did. Hogan knew the responsibility of having so many admirers, and always made sure that he sets the right example for them.
The bond is deeper when it comes to young fans, and it became evident when he said the following. “To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins, and you will never go wrong.” He proved that he did care about his fans, and this quote will remain one of his best forever.
9 The Merits Of Being With The nWo
One of the highest points of Hulk Hogan's career was when he formed the New World Order along with Scott Hall & Kevin Nash. The creation of the stable in 1996 marked the Hulkster's first heel turn in fifteen years, and the three superstars changed the landscape of pro-wrestling altogether.
The stable created lots of iconic moments in WCW & WWE, the moments not only included the in-ring action but also their villainous promos. The heel stable would send out frequent reminders to the rest of the roster to not cross their paths and Hogan said it poetically with the following quote “When you're with the nWo, when you're with Hollywood, you're just...too...sweet!”
8 The Best Wrestlers According To The Hulkster
Professional wrestlers from every promotion on some part of their career would've claimed themselves as the best in the world. We've seen CM Punk, Chris Jericho, and even Shane McMahon claiming to be the best, but what does the Hulkster think it takes to be known as the best wrestler in the world? “The best wrestlers, whether it's a Hulk Hogan or a Rey Mysterio, are the ones who have psychology and can understand this business.” These are wise words coming from a man that understands and respects the business.
He knew how to give back to the industry that gave him everything, and that's why when he reached the top of the ladder, he looked back and helped the next person to get up by putting over the Rock at WrestleMania 18.
7 Never Say Wrestling Is Fake To Hulk Hogan.
Non-Wrestling fans often criticize the fact that the outcomes of the wrestling matches are decided by backstage officials. They claim wrestling is just a choreographed sport, and whatever the superstars do inside the ring is fake. That is far from reality, and the superstars have answered this question multiple times.
The Hulkster had the following to say on the claims that wrestling was fake “If anybody dared say wrestling was fake, you'd punch 'em. And you never used the word show. If you used the word show, it was an insult.” Hogan could've never said it any better, and he put the critics in their place by uttering these wise words.
6 Beware Of Hogan's 24-Inch Pythons
One of the main reasons Vince McMahon chose Hulk Hogan to be the face of the company was his massive physique. The Immortal had every feature required in a prototype Vince McMahon style pro-wrestler. Hogan himself takes great pride in his perfect physique as he never fails to hit his signature pose after winning his matches.
His massive biceps are one of his key attractions, and he addresses them as his 24-inch pythons. “God created the Heavens, he created the earth! He created all the Hulkamaniacs! Then, he created a set of 24-inch pythons, brother!” A superstar with such a unique physique is destined for great things in Vince McMahon’s promotion, and Hulk Hogan’s career is a testimony to the statement.
5 Hulk Hogan Is Never Too Old To Step Inside The Ring Again
The saddest thing for wrestling fans to see is their favorite superstars growing old. Pro-Wrestling is a brutal sport, and when age catches up with a superstar, he/she has to hang up their boots. But some superstars do not embrace retirement that easy, and Hulk Hogan is one of them as he is still looking for one more WrestleMania match.
When asked about if he can take on the current young talents in the ring, Hogan replied in typical Hulkster fashion. “Blood is thicker than New Blood Dude!” That's all there is to say from the Immortal, and only time will say if we will see Hogan competing in a ring once again.
4 The Hulkster Knows No Fear
We might know only a little about Terry Bollea, but the fans will always remember Hulk Hogan as the person who knows no fear. The way WWE & WCW portrayed the character as so charismatic has created an everlasting impact in the hearts of the fans.
“I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.” These are one of the most famous words coming out from the Hulkster, and he has lived up to the statement throughout his career. By standing up to superstars like Andre the Giant and Yokozuna, the fans have witnessed Hogan living up to his words that Hulkamania fears nobody.
3 The One Thing That Never Goes Together With Hulkamania
The fans will always remember Hulk Hogan as the unstoppable force that he was in his prime. He was kicking out at two and spreading the power of positivity before they were made cool by John Cena & The New Day.
“Negativity and Hulkamania - 2 things that don't go together.” He once uttered these words to emphasize the kind of person he wanted the fans to see in him. That's what exactly we saw in the Hulkster, and there's no denying the fact that Hogan has taught the significance of bravery & positivity to the younger fans with his storied career.
2 "Well, Let Me Tell You Something, Brother!"
If Stone Cold Steve Austin's "That's the bottom line" is an example of how to end a promo, Hulk Hogan has the most iconic way to start one with his trademark “Well let me tell you something, brother!” These are one of the most iconic catchphrases of Hulk Hogan, and no fan will deny that they have never used this quote in their lives.
Hogan addresses his fans and even his foes with the word "Brother" and the way he delivers the word has its separate fan base even among the non-wrestling fans.
1 “Whatcha Gonna Do When Hulkamania Runs Wild On You!”
When pro-wrestlers stands face-to-face with their foes to address their upcoming match, they use a lot of words to signify their dominance over the others. They will have their unique way of conveying the message to their opponents like Seth Rollins saying that he will "Burn it Down" or Braun Strowman's "Get These Hands" but nothing can beat the Hulkster's “Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you!”
The Immortal uses these iconic words to send a warning to his opponents to brace themselves for what they're going to endure, and he could've never said it any better.