70 Hulk Hogan Quotes on Wrestling, Life, and Career

If you are a fan of Hulk Hogan, or just like wrestling in general, this collection of Hulk Hogan quotes and famous catchphrases is perfect for you.

Get to know more about his life, career, and the wrestling industry in this collection of 70 Hulk Hogan quotes.

Terry Eugene Bollea, known by his screen name Hulk Hogan, is a well-known American wrestler and TV personality.

His charisma inside the ring and on-screen, and his never-give-up attitude created a massive pool of fans that he calls ‘Hulkamaniacs’.

Check out some of his best quotes listed below.

And don’t miss out these Ric Flair quotes and “Macho Man” Randy Savage quotes too.

Best Hulk Hogan Quotes

1. “I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.”

2. “I woke up and realized life is great, and people are awesome, and life is worth living.”

3. “I’m the man that made wrestling famous.”

4. “Nobody told me how to talk or think.”

5. “If I have a problem with someone, I talk about them. I don’t pick on their kids.”

6. “I feel really good right now. It will really be a tough decision. It’s so hard to give up what you love doing. Hanging up the boots will not be an easy thing to do.”

7. “Negativity and Hulkamania—two things that don’t go together.”

8. “Be a father first. Don’t put the priority of being a friend with your wife first, or a friend with your kids first.”

9. “Blood is thicker than new blood, dude!”

10. “To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins, and you will never go wrong.”

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Hulk Hogan Quotes About the Wrestling Industry

11. “You need to know the whole picture of this business.”

12. “I’m loyal to a faultーeven though I’ve been to hell and back with Vince McMahon, I would never do anything to hurt him. But it’s also survival of the fittest out there.”

13. “Wrestling needs to be about the art form again. It needs to be about painting a picture and having a really good match.”

14. “Ultimate Warrior had a hell of a gimmick, but wrestling is about so much more than that. You have to be consistent, work main events every night, and have matches that people really believe in and want to see.”

15. “After watching wrestling for 20 years, I thought I had enough confidence to do it. There were no wrestling schools at the time.”

16. “When you start out in the wrestling business, you make a lot of mistakes, tripping over your own feet and looking like a fool.”

17. “It’s amazing that even though I’ve lost everything else, I still have wrestling.”

18. “And you know what, and I don’t mean this in a tongue in cheek way, but it’s like deja vu. When I walked into WCW, they were producing wrestling on a little teeny sound stage at Disney, okay? I’m walking into TNA and they’re producing wrestling in a little teeny sound stage at Universal.”

19. “You can have a wrestling idea, but you need to have these momentum-shifting moves. We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer-drinking, Stone Cold era, we reinvented the business with growing the black beard and becoming the bad guy, what’s that next level.”

20. “If anybody dared say wrestling was fake, you’d punch ’em. And you never used the word ‘show.’ If you used the word ‘show,’ it was an insult.”

Inspirational Hulk Hogan Quotes

21. “I train all the time and the weird thing is, I’m in the gym with people between 20 and 25 years old and I look in the mirror and I look better than they do and they are young kids—either they haven’t trained hard enough or they aren’t serious enough.”

22. “I just can’t believe I’ve been reborn in the WWE.”

23. “As far as my divorce goes, I love my family and I love my wife to death, and I just don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring.”

24. “In the ring, it’s fun to be the bad guy, but 24 hours a day, when you have to talk to kids, and you see Make-A-Wish kids that love you, the bad guy stuff is not fun. I’d rather be a good guy 24 hours a day than a bad guy just for a few minutes in the ring.”

25. “It’s tough because a lot of my friends in normal life, a lot of my friends in the entertainment business, and a lot of my friends in the wrestling business are gay. Just to say something spiteful and hurtful, I don’t get it. If it was true and I was gay, I’d embrace it, and I’d tell you guys about it, and I’d celebrate it.”

26. “People are really nice in the world. The majority of every single person I meet is really nice. Some people get excited, and some people freak out when they accidentally run into me, but across the board, most people are really nice, so I just like to treat people how they treat me.”

27. “I’m 58 years old and I just went through 8 back surgeries. They started cutting on me in February 2009, and I was basically bed ridden for almost two years. I got a real dose of reality that if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.”

Hulk Hogan Quotes About Wrestlers

28. “We’re the greatest athletes in the world, without a doubt.”

29. “Everybody’s out there wrestling like a robot.”

30. “We’re probably the opposite of the Osbournes. We run a very tight ship.”

31. “You know, a lot of times, wrestlers get too full of themselves. They can’t separate themselves from the characters. They get used to the excitement, the energy, the lifestyle, and the money, and with a lot of these guys, when it stops, they self-destruct.”

32. “The best wrestlers—whether it’s a Hulk Hogan or a Rey Mysterio—are the ones who have psychology and can understand this business.”

33. “I’ve been talking to certain wrestlers on the phone lately, and certain female wrestlers that were huge stars ten years ago, and the first thing I ask them is, ‘Do you still want to work?’ Do they want to talk, or do they want to wrestle, or do something else in the business?”

Hulk Hogan Quotes About His Life, Dream, and Career

34. “Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.”

35. “I’ve been knocked out a few times, but I have no idea how many concussions I’ve ever had.”

36. “The leg drop was a move that nobody really used, and nobody ever hit the ropes and jumped up really high, so I tried it out in Japan and the people loved it. That’s how I came up with it.”

37. “People always expect Hulk Hogan to be standing up straight, or to have the bandana on, or to not have my arms covered up. If I have an extra large shirt on, people go, ‘Oh yeah you look small.’ It kind of ruins the mystique.”

38. “Then as I was wrestling as Terry Boulder, I was on a talk show with Lou Ferrigno, and I was actually bigger than he was! I went back to the dressing room that night and all of the wrestlers go, ‘Oh my God, you’re bigger than the hulk on TV.’ So they started calling me Terry ‘The Hulk’ Boulder.”

39. “The only time I’m not Hulk Hogan is when I’m behind closed doors because as soon as I walk out the front door, and somebody says hello to me, I can’t just say ‘hello’ like Terry. When they see me, they see the blond hair, the mustache, and the bald head, they instantly think, ‘Hulk Hogan.’”

40. “I’m real good with math, with numbers, like my dad was. I’m pretty much dialed in.”

41. “I used to be a session musician before I was a wrestler. I played bass guitar. I was big pals with Lars Ulrich, and he asked me if I wanted to play bass with Metallica in their early days, but it didn’t work out.”

42. “I’ve hung and I’ve bung.”

43. “There’s a lot of gimmick infringement out there, but that’s cool. It’s a compliment. But it all started right when I first came into the Garden. I came down to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and when I hit the ring with the Sheik, I just put my hand up to my ear by accident, and the crowd got louder. I was like, ‘Oh, that works.’”

44. “I quit doing the movies because the wrestling was going so good and was so on fire during the ’80s and ’90s, but I was getting all these movie scripts.”

45. “Right before Pamela Anderson met Tommy Lee I got this crazy script to do this incredible movie with her where I play this cop with a young partner, like Brad Pitt who is in love with Pamela Anderson, and he gets killed in the line of duty, and she falls in love with me, and it gets really crazy. I turned that down.”

46. “When the script for ‘The Wrestler’ kept coming to me, I said, ‘This movie is so good,’ if you put me in the film as a wrestler, people are going to say, ‘No credibility, Hulk Hogan isn’t a good actor,’ whatever Hollywood thinks of me.”

47. “I’d like to be the John Wayne of the ’90s, not in terms of being the macho guy, but as a solid male leading character.”

48. “Making an action-adventure comedy that kids can see with their families is a natural extension of what I did in wrestling.”

Famous Hulk Hogan Quotes and Catchphrases

49. “Whatcha gonna do, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?”

50. “Well let me tell you something, brother!”

51. “Well, you know somethin’, Mean Gene.”

52. “Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania destroys you?”

53. “Hulkamania is running wild, brother!”

Hulk Hogan Quotes About His Fans

54. “I know what happens every time I get in front of a UK crowd—they just go nuts, and they are so nice, and excited, and crazy, and they won’t sit down.”

55. “I promised each and every Hulkamaniac when I went to that great battlefield in the sky, I would bring the WWF title with me.”

56. “I love to give the fans what they want. They’re what I miss most when I’m not wrestling. That time in the ring is like being in heaven for me.”

57. “The fans know what’s happened to me over the past couple of years. I lost my family, I pretty much got devastated financially, and the fans know that I’ve had some hard times—and that’s the nature of loyal fans. They want to see the people that they love and believe in get back on their feet.”

58. “All of a sudden, Hulk Hogan has become retro. Hulk Hogan has become cool again. So to come out and to hear how loud the fans are, to hear how loyal the fans are, it’s truly overwhelming.”

69. “I’ve been around so long and no matter if I’ve done good things or bad things, or my personal life has been good or bad, the fans have always stuck with me.”

60. “I’ve always felt from everyone I talk to that the fans feel like I’m tangible, and they can talk to me, and they know me.”

61. “I hate to toot my own horn but I just feel that I know people, and I know fans, and I don’t feel there is that Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt barrier with me.”

62. “God created the Heavens, he created the earth, He created all the Hulkamaniacs. Then, he created a set of 24-inch pythons, brother!”

Other Hulk Hogan Quotes

63. “I’m real critical of myself, and if I take the bandana off my head, I’m completely bald-headed and go from being 58 to looking 68 instantly.”

64. “When you’re with the nWo, when you’re with Hollywood, you’re just too sweet!”

65. “I totally understand O.J., I get it.”

66. “The coolest thing, and I have it at home, is a huge Hulk Hogan normal-sized pinball machine. When people come over, they play it for hours. When you hit the bumpers and the bells ring, it goes, ‘Oh yeah!’ The whole time you’re playing this machine, it’s yelling and screaming at you, ‘What you gonna do, brother?’ I think that’s the coolest.”

67. “When you’re nWo, you’re nWo for life.”

68. “When the giant hits the ground, he feels the wrath of Hulkamania, and the whole world shakes at my feet.”

69. “If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip, and a jump, and get up as high as I can, I’m just going to hold my breath, because I know I’m going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.”

70. “I’ve never been in a Sweat Lodge. I, myself, personally, don’t even like sitting in a sauna, so I’ve never been to a spiritual retreat, so I don’t understand the whole process.”

Which of These Hulk Hogan Quotes Was Your Favorite?

The retired American wrestler was said to be one of the biggest attractions in wrestling history. His significance was also described as something which cannot be overrated in the history of the business. He holds the record of selling the most tickets to wrestling shows than any man who ever lived.

If you are unmotivated and have lost the passion to pursue your dreams, Hulk Hogan’s experiences and tips could really help you. Like Hogan, you too, could achieve great success in whatever field you pursue by keeping these quotes in mind.

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