Hulk Hogan Addresses His Physical Condition – “25 Surgeries In A Row”

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Hulk Hogan has shared some information about the number of surgeries he has had due to his lengthy career in pro wrestling.

When it comes to pro wrestling, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has seen it all and done it all. While he had a lot of success in the ring as one of the biggest names in the history of the business in WWE and WCW, he also has plenty of bad moments away from the ring that he likely regrets as well.

During the peak of his wrestling career which started with his first WWE (then known as WWF) World Title run in 1984, Hulkamania was running wild and was the driving force behind the growth of WWE. That would lead to the first WrestleMania event in 1985 that saw Hogan win in the main event and he would go on to headline eight of the first nine WrestleManias.

After leaving WWE following a decade-long run at the top, he joined WCW in 1994. Things really took off for him in July 1996 when he became the leader of the New World Order group with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. That run would see Hogan become the top heel in pro wrestling just like he was the top babyface earlier in his career.

The Hulkster won 12 World Heavyweight Titles between his WWE and WCW careers with his last WWE match coming at SummerSlam 2006 when he beat Randy Orton. Over the next six years, he had matches in TNA Wrestling and on a wrestling tour in Australia. Hogan’s last match was in 2012.

While appearing on the Full Send podcast, the 69-year-old Hulk Hogan provided an update on his physical condition.

“I’m kind of regrouping and ramping back up. I haven’t really wrestled since I mean, I wrestled The Rock at 18, Vince at 19, was part of 20 and 21 WrestleManias, but since then, I’ve kind of really backed off. I still work with the WWE, gone to Saudi Arabia a couple of times and done stuff with Ric (Flair), but nothing physical because my body shut down on me about 14 or 15 years ago.”

As he continued, Hulk Hogan listed off some of the surgeries he has had.

“I ended up having like 25 or 26 surgeries in a row. Ten back surgeries. I went in for one and ended up having ten. I had the knees replaced after this was scoped five times. This was scoped six times. I finally replaced the hips. I got a bullet hole on my shoulder from a couple bad shoulder surgeries. Abdominal surgeries. Couple surgeries in my face because I always would leave with my left and get kicked in the face a bunch of times. I had the orbital socket broken a couple of times.”

Following the death of one of his biggest on-screen rivals in WWE, Hulk Hogan recently paid tribute to The Iron Sheik on social media.

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