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Hulk Hogan’s last match ever was one you never would have expected

Hulk Hogan’s last match ever was one you never would have expected

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 materialised.

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. He 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 back, neck and hip surgeries and his mobility was very poor. nearly 4 decades of hitting his atomic leg drop had taken it’s 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 2011, there have been rumours about Hulk Hogan coming out of retirement in 2022. He is rumoured to be the opponent for Ric Flair’s last match in July 2022, as part of the Starrcast event.

If Hulk Hogan is still wrestling then a match against one of the greatest of all time in Flair would be a fitting way to go out. However, with his injury troubles and multiple surgeries in the past year, it is unlikely to see Hulk Hogan wrestle again inside a wrestling ring.

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