7 Facts Fans Should Know About Hulk Hogan's Career

1976

Hogan and two fellow musicians start a band called Ruckus.

1977

Hogan plays his first wrestling match against Brian Blair.

1979

Hogan wins his first professional championship, the N.W.A. Southeastern Heavyweight Championship after defeating Bob Roop in Tennessee.

1979

Hogan wins his first match in the World Wrestling Federation against Harry Valdez.

1983

Hogan wrestles in the International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament and becomes the first I.W.G.P. Heavyweight Champion

2005

Hogan films his first reality television show called “Hogan Knows Best.”

2012

Hogan retires from his professional wrestling career.