A WWE Hall of Famer has admitted he should’ve probably quit wrestling at the 20-year mark.
There has not been many legends who has the legacy and hit the heights of the industry quite like Hulk Hogan. The WWE Hall of Famer has a career that spans more than 35 years from 1977 to 2012 and had memorable runs in WWE, WCW and AWA.
Speaking to Men’s Health, Hogan was asked about the toll wrestling has done to his body. He answered:
“Wrestling has taken its toll. I wrestled almost 40 years, off and on, and I probably should have quit at the 20-year mark, but with Hulkamania running wild all those years and then when I turned into a bad guy and became Hollywood Hulk Hogan, it was like jumping on another lightning bolt and I had no idea that we were going to reinvent the wrestling business.”
“So, I got hooked, I got sucked in, and I rode that thing until it dropped. Wrestling has been really tough on my body with multiple surgeries and injuries. Nobody gave me the memo that this stuff was fake.”
Hogan has undergone multiple surgeries on his back throughout his career and experienced plenty of wear and tear that resulted in his retirement from in-ring action.
As previously reported, Hulk Hogan recently gave his thoughts on the appearance of current wrestlers in the business.
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