WWE legend Hulk Hogan says ‘Hulkamania will live forever’ in reflective post

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WWE legend Hulk Hogan is in a reflective mood – and has insisted his legacy with ‘live forever’.

The 67-year-old Hall of Famer – who is one of the most significant figures in wrestling history – took to social media 37 years to the day after his first world championship victory over the Iron Sheik.

Sharing a photo of the dramatic pinfall, he described the memorable moment from Madison Square Garden as a redefining moment in pro wrestling history.

Hogan – whose real name is Terry Bollea – tweeted: ‘January 23d 1984 I was driving to NY from Stanford Ct ,little did I know the wrestling business would change forever after that night!!! HULKAMANIA WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!! (sic)’

The Hulkster recently made his return to Raw as part of the special Legends Night event, and in the build-up he commented on the current crop of stars.

January 23d 1984 I was driving to NY from Stanford Ct ,little did I know the wrestling business would change forever after that night!!! HULKAMANIA WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!! Hh pic.twitter.com/y5Sp8RS0Dw

— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 23, 2021

Noting the reception he gets from the his peers whenever he makes an appearance, he said: ‘It’s a mixed bag. Some people I get a really warm reception from.

‘Some of the younger guys are really cold to me, like I’m coming to steal the main event. And I’m like, “I can’t do this anymore, guys! I’m not a threat!”’

Hogan returned to the WWE fold in 2018, three years after being axed when he was found to be using racist language in a leaked transcript during his successful lawsuit against Gawker.

Now, the former world champion has suggested the reaction from newer stars could be that they simply don’t understand the height of his fame in the business.

He added: ‘When I’ve gone back before by myself, there have been certain wrestlers, like Edge and Seth Rollins, that have told me to my face that the only reason they got into this business was because of me.

‘The newer kids… I don’t think they know who I am all the way? The wake-up call that really got me was with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. We weren’t really close at all, but over the last few years have become good friends.

‘It caught me off guard when he called me one day, and we’re chatting about cars or something and all of a sudden he goes, “Damn, Hogan. I was on the internet the other day and I can’t believe all the stuff you did in your career!”

‘When Stone Cold didn’t realise that I did The Love Boat and Johnny Carson, then I understood why the young people didn’t know.’

And while he may be content with retirement, he has also suggested he is open to the idea of lacing up his boots one more time.

Maybe Hulkamania really will live forever?

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