Hulk Hogan reached maximum popularity between the mid-eighties and nineties as the American hero in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and as "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Regularly in pay-per-view main events in both federations, Hogan has often closed WrestleMania (eight times) and Starrcade (three times), their respective major annual WWF and WCW events.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2, 2005. IGN described him as "the most recognized wrestling star in the world and the most popular wrestler of the eighties" On the latest 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff recalled the Hogan's reality show: "When you’ve got your wife involved, and I think it’s fair to say, Linda was a challenging personality, I’ll leave it at that so I don’t get sued, go read Hulk’s book, he went into more detail than I did, or I can I should say, but I think the pressure, everybody goes into it going, ‘Oh wow, this is going to be great, we’re gonna be making all this money,’ ya know, ‘Wow, our house is gonna be on TV, this is gonna be fun,’ and it’s fun, for I dunno, a day, two, but then you can’t quit.
You can’t say, ‘Oh fuck it, I’m just going to go shopping today, I don’t want to do it today,’ or ‘I’m gonna go out on my boat and go cruise around in the gulf.’ The kids had to participate, the schedule was intense.
However much work you think it is, multiply it by 20. However intrusive you think having cameras in your home is gonna be, multiply it by 20. However much fun you think you’re gonna have, divide it by 100. And that’s what producing a reality show is like when it’s in your home.
You can’t get away from it. And I think, again, the relationship between Terry Bollea and Linda, was such that it only made things worse. Her personal habits only really, really made things worse for everybody. And everybody suffered as a result of it”.