Hulk Hogan put his body through a lot to become one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling and he recently explained what kind of pain he’s in on a daily basis.
As one of the most well-known pro wrestlers of all-time, Hulk Hogan reached the top of the business as the face of the WWF during their run in the 1980s. In his 40s, he jumped to WCW and became their biggest star as a heel leading the New World Order.
While Hulk Hogan wasn’t known for wrestling the most physical style in the ring, he still beat up his body a lot. Doing a leg drop nearly every night for decades isn’t good for the body considering how much pain it can cause to a man’s hip and leg.
In an interview with Chris Van Vliet on YouTube, Hulk Hogan admitted he was in pain all the time.
“I had a physical therapist ask me yesterday, ‘If you could be out of pain or you could have a perfect championship walk what’s what would you rather have?’ I said I’d rather have the walk. She goes, ‘You’re out of your mind.’ I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ Because everything hurts, like, just like, it’s hard to explain.”
Hulk Hogan is in pain doing basic things in his life
As he continued, Hogan spoke about how even basic things like brushing his teeth cause him pain.
“If I’m gonna brush my teeth, and I’m leaning on the counter to brush my teeth. I can’t push away. So when I’m done, brush my teeth. I have to lean in like that and then pull back. You know, I can’t push like a glass door open. Everything in the gym is short strokes. You know? I can’t straighten my arms out. And then it’s the same with my knees, my hips, my back, my neck. You know, but that’s because I probably wrestled too long. And I didn’t get the memo that stuff was fake. You know? So I don’t complain about it.”
Hogan went on to talk about how he told his new wife Sky Daily that he is used to the pain.
“Because you know, like, I was telling Sky. She goes Well, how much per year and I said, Well, I’m in pain all the time. But I’m used to it. You know, in my go-to in the morning, just to get me rolling is two cups of coffee and two Tylenol. And then that’s it. That’s as far as I go. As far as the pain pills go. But I could probably lose the Tylenol at this point, because they don’t do much. Yeah, but it’s just kind of like a habit. Now the two Tylenols with two cups of coffee.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Hulk Hogan talked about the biopic about his life that was in the works but appears to be on hold for now.
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