Hulk Hogan has had one of, if not the, most legendary careers of any professional wrestler - but there's one moment that stands out amongst the rest.
He began his professional wrestling career back in 1977 before landing a deal with WWE just two years later. Hogan would soon become not only the face of the WWE, but the face of the entire sport of professional wrestling. After years serving as the top man in the promotion he decided to depart in favor of joining WWE's then-rival World Championship Wrestling (WCW). After serving years as one of the biggest babyfaces in the history of wrestling, he soon turned heel and joined the New World Order (NWO).
In total Hogan had one of the most decorated careers in professional wrestling history, racking up one Tag Team Title reign with fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Edge, six WWE Championship reigns, and back-to-back Royal Rumble match wins (1990 and 1991). His career was capped off with a 2005 induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
Recently, Hogan did a Q&A for his fans on his official YouTube channel in which he discussed his legendary career. The creator of "Hulkamania" revealed that his favorite moment of his career was when he captured the WWE Title in Madison Square Garden back in 1984 (quotes via IWNerd):
“When I won the WWF Heavyweight Title in Madison Square Garden, January 23, 1984 from the Iron Sheik. But there’s a backstory to it, we go back many years when I was going to the University of South Florida, majoring in finance and management with a minor in music.
"After a bunch of years of going to college and quitting to play music several times, I finally quit for good to be a professional wrestler. It just killed both my parents, it ruined their hopes and dreams for me.
"So there was a very strained relationship for quite a long time with me and my Mom and Dad. Then, at Madison Square Garden where I beat the Iron Sheik, I had both my parents in the audience, sitting next to Vince McMahon’s wife, Linda McMahon.
"When I came back with the belt – Andre was pouring champagne on my head – my Dad and Mom came to the dressing room. They both said how proud they were of me and they were very happy that I made that decision to be a wrestler.”
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