Hulk Hogan’s McDonald’s Connection That Influenced His Career

Hulk Hogan's McDonald's Connection That Influenced His Career
Hulk Hogan's McDonald's Connection

Hulk Hogan’s iconic look, characterised by his towering height and imposing physique, became synonymous with his larger-than-life persona in the wrestling ring.

However, the truth behind the origins of his famous red and yellow attire is an intriguing story and shares more with the worldwide fast food establishment than you may initially suspect.

Recalling The Story Of: Hulk Hogan from Fox on WWE’s YouTube channel, Wrestling Inc. take the words from the man himself in explaining his distinctive look.

I started printed all these ‘Hulkamania’ t-shirts. Bingo, I hit on something. I started seeing ‘Hulkamania’ shirts in the crowd. Now I’m in the mall trying to figure out how to print more t-shirts because I was out back selling t-shirts out of the trunk of my car, making more money than I was wrestling. So, actually, ‘Hulkamania’ started around 1980-ish, maybe 1981.”

Like many before him, Hogan was also influenced by those who had come before him. Interestingly one of which would be the father of his future friend and foe, in and out of the ring.

“I always remembered Randy Savage’s father, Angelo Poffo, when I was a kid growing up in Tampa. Sometimes, Angelo was in the main event and sometimes a tag match, but whenever he came out he had this unbelievable tan, kind of like a Hulk Hogan tan. He always wore those canary yellow trunks. It didn’t matter if he had a great or bad match, I just remembered how good he looked in the ring with that tan and yellow.”

The combination of the yellow and red however came from a less likely source.

“After I stumbled around and tried to find ‘my’ color. I just gave up and I went with Angelo’s color. Then I gotta give props to McDonalds, I stole their red and yellow, it worked forever, and the fans just dug the colors.”

Similar to McDonald’s, Hulk Hogan went on to achieve widespread recognition and became a household name. He is undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures in the history of wrestling, arguably standing as the biggest star of all time in the wrestling industry.

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