Hulk Hogan Claims He Helped Simon Cowell Breakthrough In America

Hulk Hogan Claims He Helped Simon Cowell Breakthrough In America

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan’s interview with Muscle and Health Magazine last year has sparked controversy over several far-fetched claims, leaving many wrestling enthusiasts and pundits sceptical of the credibility of his statements.

During the interview, Hulk Hogan made audacious assertions regarding his involvement in bringing music producer Simon Cowell to the United States. Hogan claimed that he, along with Michael Jackson and Mr. T, were present with Make-A-Wish kids discussing a specific encounter with a terminally ill child at Wembley Stadium.

I told the doctors and EMTs you know, ‘The kid is in kind of trouble here, you know? So let me say my goodbyes and give him a hug and kiss him. I got a nice place for him out at ringside… and it was all roped off.’ So I went to wrestle and I kept looking, I kept looking, and the kid wasn’t there. So when I came back from wrestling, I was the last person to wrestle in the main event. I said, ‘What happened to the family out there?’ They said the kid passed away.

He further alleged that he and his manager, Jimmy Hart, wrote songs for the child’s family and that Simon Cowell produced an album for them, which supposedly topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks.

However, scrutiny of Hogan’s claims reveals discrepancies and inconsistencies. Notably, Hogan’s ‘Hulk Rules’ album wasn’t released until 1995 in WCW, whereas Simon Cowell’s involvement with ‘WrestleMania: The Album’ in 1993 had no connection to Hogan, as it was produced during his hiatus from WWE in 1992.

Then Simon came back to me and said, we need to do a song with a band called Green Jelly over in the UK, something called ‘Leader of the Gang’, a Gary Glitter song. So that did really well on Billboard too.

Hogan’s reference to this song and its alleged success on the Billboard charts in 1993 doesn’t align with the actual chart performance, casting doubt on the veracity of his claims.

So I came back to the States. I had the crazy idea since I was wrestling, maybe we should do music here. So I grabbed Cyndi Lauper and Rick Derringer and a bunch of people and we recut a bunch of songs, ‘Land of a 1000 Dances’ and stuff and Simon came over and helped produce ‘The Wrestling Album’. Then he came and produced the second Wrestling Album, ‘Piledriver’ and he never left. He stayed here and he became this monster producer and nicest guy in the world.

Hulk Hogan’s assertion about producing earlier albums ‘The Wrestling Album’, and ‘Piledriver,’ with Cowell contradicts historical records, as these albums were released years earlier and had absolutely no involvement from Cowell.

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H/t to for the transcription from Muscle and Health Magazine