Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hulk Hogan LJN WWF action figure

Name: Hulk Hogan

Series: 1

Year: 1984

Approximate market price: $5 to $30

Accessories: Championship belt

Description: Yellow boots and trunks, red kneepads, white headband & wristbands, blond hair & mustache.

Career: Born Terry Gene Bollea in 1953, Hogan had his first match on August 10, 1977 with Brian Blair. Two years later, he became a champion for the time when he won the NWA Southeast Heavyweight Championship.

After an initial stint in the World Wrestling Federation from 1979 to 1980 and the filming of the movie Rocky III, Hogan wrestled in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) from 1981 to 1983 and New Japan Pro Wrestling from 1980 to 1983.

Eventually, Hulk Hogan made his way back to the WWF after Vincent K. McMahon purchased the company from his father. On December 27 of 1983, Hogan made his return in St. Louis. Less than a month later, in New York's Madison Square Garden, he won the WWF Championship from The Iron Sheik. Hulkamania was born.

At Wrestlemania III, Hogan defeated Andre the Giant in a championship match during which he bodyslammed the massive giant. However, Andre eventually stopped Hogan's reign at 4 years and 13 days when he won the belt after making a deal with "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase.

Hogan other title win came against "Macho Man" Randy Savage at Wrestlemania V, Sgt. Slaughter at Wrestlemania VII, The Undertaker at This Tuesday in Texas and Yokozuna at Wrestlemania IX. His WWF run ended in the summer of 93. In 1994, Hogan admitted in court that he used steroids for 12 years but never accused Vince McMahon of distribution.

Hogan signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in June 1994 and won the World Championship against Ric Flair at Bash at the Beach in his first match. He lost the belt at Halloween Havoc in 1995 (to The Giant aka The Big Show). In 1996, Hogan formed the NWO (New World Order) with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash at Bash at the Beach. Now known as Hollywood Hogan, he enjoyed several years of success with the highly popular NWO. In July 1998, the undefeated sensation Bill Goldberg defeated Hogan for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Hogan returned to the WWF at the No Way Out pay-per-view in 2002 with NWO friend Nash and Hall. He won the WWF Championship for the sixth time from Triple H at Backlash and his first Tag Team Championship (with Edge) from Billy & Chuck on Smackdown (July 4, 2002). Hogan defeated Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania XIX. After a run as the masked Mr. America, Hogan quit the company during the summer of 2003.

In 2005, Sylvester Stallone inducted Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame and saved Eugene from a Muhammad Hassan and Daivari attack at Wrestlemania 21. At Summerslam, Hogan defeated Shawn Michaels. The following year, again at Summerslam, he defeated Randy Orton.

Finally, on the 15th anniversary of Raw, Hogan made an appearance during which he had a short fight with The Great Khali to help Hornswoggle.

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