When I was young I was a fan of the WWF (as it was still allowed to be called). If you can really call a 5 or 6 year old a fan - and really I never would have watched it but for the fact that I have two older brothers.
But I remember Andre the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow, Rick Flair, The Bushwackers - and the coolest girl in the world, Wendi Richter. I thought she was so cool.
But no one was cooler than Hulk Hogan with his yellow and red wrestling gear, bleach blonde hair and dark 5-o'clock shadow.
When he was hurt and hospitalized by Tug Boat, my brother and I sent him a Get Well card. It had Snoopy on it.
We received a post card a while later, which began "Dear Hulkamaniacs . . ."
But now, about 20 years later, Hulk Hogan is pretty much a joke.
It started with a VH1 reality show and all was lost from there. Why do once awesome icons feel the need for a comeback? What happened to leaving at the top of your game - and staying gone!
The Hollywood Gossip blog talks about the celebration of Brooke's (Hulk's daughter) 21st birthday in Vegas.
He's dating a woman who not only looks to be about 20 years his junior, but also closely resembles his daughter. That girl (Brooke) doesn't have a chance. Her mom is dating a 19-year-old and her brother is some kind of addict.
The lesson here? As if you needed to be told this: don't ever ever agree to star in a reality show. Only bad things can happen.