Hulk Hogan’s Last Match Ever Was One You Never Would Have Expected

Hamish Woodward

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Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has long been retired, although he has teased return matches ever since he returned to WWE in 2014.

At Wrestlemania 30, he seemed to tease a match with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin, although that match never materialized.

Shane McMahon also challenged him to a match at WrestleMania 39, which was probably the right call, given how badly Shane’s match at WrestleMania this year went.

Shane McMahon injured himself during an impromptu match against The Miz at WrestleMania 39.

Many people thought that Hulk Hogan’s last match was against Randy Orton in 2006. The pair faced off at Summerslam 2006, during Hogan’s last run as a full-time wrestler.

Randy Orton was performing his “legend killer” gimmick at the time, so it was a shock when he was beaten by Hulk Hogan in the match.

Hulk Hogan was expected to return to WWE after that, however. Rumours of Hulk Hogan vs John Cena at Wrestlemania 23 were rife, and according to Hogan was close to being to finalised. He also teased a match with The Great Khali, attacking the Indian Giant on Raw’s 15th Anniversary.

Obviously, that match never happened, and and Hogan never wrestled an official match for WWE ever again. However, his career did not end their, as he made his TNA debut in January 2010 to continue his career.

Hogan did not wrestle full time in TNA, but did have his last few matches in the promotions, against old foes and brand new opponents, albeit to mixed reactions from TNA fans.

Hulk Hogan’s last match

Hulk Hogan’s last match took place on a TNA show in London, England on February 21, 2013. Hulk Hogan teamed with former rival Sting and TNA star Bully Ray to take on the team of  Aces & Eights Members D.O.C, Devon, and Mr.Anderson.

Hulk Hogan took very little part in the match. Hogan was 58 at the time of the match, and in awful shape.

He had a number of back, neck and hip surgeries and his mobility was very poor. nearly 4 decades of hitting his atomic leg drop had taken its toll on his body, and he had no place wrestling inside the ring at his age.

He was kidnapped and beaten down before the match began, and played no part in the in ring action at all.

Hulk Hogan is currently 68 and is barely mobile, according to many sources. Hulk Hogan is retired and will never wrestle again, with this match being a sad end to such a legendary wrestling career for the Hulkster.

Is Hulk Hogan still wrestling?

While his last match was in TNA in 2013, there have been rumors about Hulk Hogan coming out of retirement in 2022. There were rumors that Hogan was to be the opponent for Ric Flair’s last match in July 2022, as part of the Starrcast event.

However, it doesn’t look like the 69-year-old will ever set foot in the wrestling ring again.

Hulk Hogan has confirmed that he can no longer wrestle in the WWE. The former WWE Champion spoke to the Two Man Power Trip Podcast to confirm that after numerous back surgeries, he has no chance of coming back to the ring for a final farewell in front of his screaming Hulkamaniacs.

When asked about wrestling, one more match, Hulk Hogan said;

No, no, no, no, no. In the last 10 years, I’ve had 23 surgeries, 10 back surgeries, both hips, both knees — forget it.”

However, he did reveal that if he were healthy, he’d love to step into the ring one more time Brock Lesnar, whom he last wrestled in 2002. Hogan lost that match due to referee stoppage, after Lesnar locked him in an unbreakable bear hug.

“If I was healthy, shoot — yeah, man, all day long.”
“The first one I’m trying to pick off would be Roman [Reigns], then I’d like to get to Brock [Lesnar], but good God, I’d be in a wheelchair by the time I get done with that.”

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4 thoughts on “Hulk Hogan’s Last Match Ever Was One You Never Would Have Expected”

  1. Incorrect – Hogan’s last match was in Manchester, England on 27th Jan 2012 (source – Pro Fight DB).

    As this article states, Hogan didn’t even enter the ring so how could it be counted as his last match…

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    • The video of the match is literally in the article.

      Hogan did not step into the ring, but he was part of the team involving Sting and Bully Ray. As such, we have counted that as being his last match, as he was officially included in the match.

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      • Well if you’re happy with saying his last match was one he never actually got in the ring for, rather than the more interesting story of the last time he actually wrestled as part of a non-televised event, then more power to you.

        Also, your article still also says his last match in TNA was in 2011, which not only contradicts your main story but also the fact I referenced in my first post. Just a bit of proofreading goes a long way…!

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        • Its not that I’m “happy” with this being his last match or not – the fact is, this was the last match he was ever a part of as a wrestler. Him not getting into the ring doesn’t suddenly make it a handicap match. I’d much rather his last match be something better and more memorable, but those are not the facts.

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