Ayatollah of Coca-Cola
Before "Stone Cold" Steve Austin guzzled beers with gusto, saluted with the middle finger, and raised hell as the figurehead of the Attitude Era...
Before The Rock was The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment, gestured to the crowd with the People's Eyebrow and laid the SmackDown on all the candy-asses in the locker room...
Before John Cena was the leader of the Cenation, told his opponents "You Can't See Me" and dropped the Five-Knuckle Shuffle en route to becoming a record-setting eleven-time WWE Champion...
...there was Hulk Hogan.
He is arguably the most legendary, iconic, and recognizable figure in the history of professional wrestling and sports-entertainment. He was the face of the industry for the better part of the 1980's and much of the early 1990's. It can be argued that the immense popularity of what came to be known as the Hulkamania phenomenon made today's pro wrestling industry a global, multi-billion dollar conglomerate of entertainment.
Hulk Hogan's name will forever be synonymous with an industry he revolutionized and brought to the forefront of popular culture.
And today, the Hulkster is celebrating his 60th birthday.
So now it's time to say your prayers, take your vitamins, and type the man who is arguably the most legendary and revered performer to ever step foot inside a ring.
And, as always: WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN HULKAMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU?