10 Times Hulk Hogan Lost Clean
Hulk Hogan actually lost some matches clean, brother
There are only three certainties in life - death, taxes, and Hulk Hogan doesn’t do a job for no one, brother!
However, did you know that there’s a species of jellyfish that can essentially live forever? And as for taxes, well, certain very rich people across the globe seem to have gotten around that issue, haven’t they? So, that just leaves the Hulkster, and wouldn’t you know it, even he isn’t as immune to defeat as we thought he was.
Hogan losing a match at all is one thing, but for him to lose one clean is practically unheard of. The Pastamania mogul was notoriously protective over his image and held enough backstage pull to quash most suggestions of him eating a loss. However, even the twenty-four-inch pythons weren’t strong enough to fight these booking decisions.
Across his runs in the AWA, WWE, WCW, and TNA, Hulk Hogan did actually have his shoulders pinned to the match for the 1-2-3 on at least some occasions.
Check out 10 times Hulk Hogan lost clean below!
10. The Ultimate Warrior - WWE WrestleMania VI
Whilst Hogan had lost clean a few times in the late 70s and early 80s, once he became the poster boy for the World Wrestling Federation, these defeats dried up fast.
His first major clean defeat in WWE’s pay-per-view era took place during the main event of the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. And not just any main event. This was the Ultimate Challenge!
Hogan was putting his WWE Championship on the line against The Ultimate Warrior’s Intercontinental Championship on April 1, 1990. Whoever won the match would walk away with both belts and all the glory.
In a shocking moment, Warrior pinned Hogan after one of his patented splashes, crowning himself the new champion and effectively usurping Hogan’s role as the number one babyface in the promotion.
That was the plan anyway. Hogan managed to get the belt back just a year later, but in the moment, it felt like the guard was changing.