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Hulk Hogan Timeline


Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

(c) 2006 Matt Law

When Hulk Hogan beat the Iron Sheik to win the WWE Championship, Hulkamania was born and took the nation by storm. During the first year of Hulk’s title reign, there were no PPV events. At the time, the house show title defenses were the most important and no house show was more important to the WWE during that era than the monthly Madison Square Garden show. For that year, I will list Hulk’s MSG title defenses. Starting with The War to Settle the Score, which was broadcast on MTV, I have listed every PPV, Saturday Night’s Main Event, Clash of Champions and title change that he has been involved in. For the record, Hulk wrestled in many promotions for a several years prior to winning the WWE. The reason those matches are not listed is because they were not seen by a nationwide audience.

Note: Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.

1/23 MSG - beat The Iron Sheik to win the WWE Championship
2/20 MSG - beat Paul Orndorff by DQ
5/21 MSG - beat David Schultz
7/23 MSG – beat Greg Valentine
9/22 MSG – lost to John Studd by count out
10/22 MSG – beat John Studd
12/28 MSG – beat The Iron Sheik

2/18 The War to Settle the Score – beat Roddy Piper by DQ
3/1 WrestleMania – w/Mr. T beat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff
5/11 SNME – beat Bob Orton
10/5 SNME – beat Nikolai Volkoff
11/2 SNME – w/Andre the Giant beat King Kong Bundy & John Studd by DQ
11/7 Wrestling Classic – beat Roddy Piper by DQ

1/4 SNME – beat Terry Funk
3/1 SNME – beat Don Muraco by DQ
4/7 WrestleMania 2 – beat King Kong Bundy in a steel cage match
5/3 SNME – w/Junkyard Dog beat Terry & Dory Funk
10/4 SNME – beat Paul Orndorff by DQ
11/29 SNME – beat Hercules Hernandez

1/3 SNME – beat Paul Orndorff in a cage match
3/29 WrestleMania III – beat Andre the Giant
10/3 SNME – beat Sika
11/26 Survivor Series – w/Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, & Ken Patera lost to Andre the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, & Rick Rude
11/28 SNME – lost to King Kong Bundy by count out

1/22 SNME – beat King Kong Bundy
2/5 Main Event – lost the WWE title to Andre the Giant
3/12 SNME – beat Harley Race
3/27 WrestleMania IV – fought Andre the Giant to a double DQ
8/29 SummerSlam – w/Randy Savage beat Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase
10/29 SNME – beat Haku
11/24 Survivor Series – w/Randy Savage, Koko B Ware, Hillbilly Jim, & Hercules beat Haku, Ted Dibiase, Terry Taylor, Akeem, & The Big Bossman

1/7 SNME – beat Akeem by DQ
2/3 Main Event – w/Randy Savage beat Akeem & The Big Bossman
3/11 SNME – beat Bad News Brown
4/2 WrestleMania V – beat Randy Savage to win the WWE title
7/29 SNME – beat The Honkytonk Man
8/2 SummerSlam – w/Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage & Zeus
10/14 SNME – beat Ted DiBiase
11/23 Survivor Series – w/Demolition & Jake Roberts beat Ted DiBiase, Zeus, & The Powers of Pain
11/25 SNME – lost to Lanny Poffo by count out
12/27 No Holds Barred – w/Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage & Zeus in a steel cage

1/21 Royal Rumble – won the rumble
1/27 SNME – w/Ultimate Warrior beat Curt Hennig & Lanny Poffo
2/23 Main Event – beat Randy Savage
4/1 WrestleMania VI – lost the WWE title to The Ultimate Warrior
4/28 SNME – beat Curt Hennig
8/27 SummerSlam – beat Earthquake by count out
10/13 SNME – w/Tugboat beat Greg Valentine & The Honkytonk Man by DQ
11/22 Survivor Series – w/Jim Duggan, Big Bossman, & Tugboat beat Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku, & The Barbarian
11/22 Survivor Series – w/Ultimate Warrior & Tito Santana beat Rick Martel, Power & Glory, The Warlord, & Ted DiBiase

1/19 Royal Rumble – won the rumble
1/28 Main Event – w/Tugboat beat Earthquake & Dino Bravo
3/24 WrestleMania VII – won the WWE title from Sgt. Slaughter
8/26 SummerSlam – w/Ultimate Warrior beat Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, & Gen. Adnan
11/27 Survivor Series – lost the WWE title to The Undertaker
12/3 Tuesday in Texas – regained the title from The Undertaker
12/7 – Jack Tunney announces that the title is vacant due to the way the 12/3 match ended

1/19 Royal Rumble – eliminated by his friend Sid Justice
1/27 SNME – w/Sid beat The Undertaker & Ric Flair by DQ
4/5 WrestleMania VII – beat Sid by DQ

4/4 WrestleMania IX – w/Brutus Beefcake lost to tag team champs Ted DiBiase & IRS by DQ
4/4 WrestleMania IX – beat Yokozuna to win the WWE title
6/13 King of the Ring – lost the WWE title to Yokozuna

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