If the career of any single individual could serve as a microcosm of the changes in the "sport" of wrestling over the past 40 years, it would have to be that of Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea in real life). His autobiography is an honest, albeit incomplete, look at the many phases in Hogan's career that will be fascinating only to Hogan's many fans. Hogan covers all the key moments in his long career: his early incarnation in the late 1970s as "Super Destroyer"; the birth of the good-guy Hulk Hogan persona; joining forces with Vince McMahon Jr. in the hugely popular WrestleMania events of the 1980s; his admission in the early 1990s of his steroid use; and his current reincarnation as a good guy with McMahon's sleeker World Wrestling Entertainment. To their credit, Hogan and co-writer Friedman do provide some glimpses of the often seedy world of "professional" wrestling (fights are staged and scripted; wrestlers often cut themselves to produce bloody wounds), but it isn't anything that everyone doesn't already know. While Hogan has come out against what he calls "Jerry Springer tits-and-ass style wrestling," he never explains why he has spent the last few years reviving his career with the man who invented, and continues to actively promote, that very same style-Vince McMahon Jr.
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Why is it natural potential impressive whereas artificial augmentation isn’t? I think ultimately your answer has to be along the lines of the former taking dedication, hard work etc. whereas the latter is easy. The other element is the fact that it’s a natural human body producing these impressive feats, but then I think that’s a similar category of point to the one in the penultimate paragraph, . you recognise an organism basically identical to you and see it doing remarkable things. I suppose this is impressive because you know your limitations and how hard it would be for you to do the same, which makes you appreciate the talent whoever you’re watching must have (as their biological starting hand wasn’t too dissimilar).
Piper was a guy who was basically in a top role his entire career with the NWA and WWF, though he was smaller than someone who Vince McMahon would consider for a World championship role. But, he made himself a giant star with his personality and charisma, including a legendary feud with Hulk Hogan that spawned the “Rock N Wrestling” phenomenon. It was pretty much inevitable that people outside of the business would try to lure him away, and that’s exactly what happened in 1987, as he signed for a series of starring roles in B-movies, most famously John Carpenter’s "They Live" — you know, the movie about the sunglasses that reveal hidden aliens and the bit about the bubblegum . Piper had a memorable feud with “Adorable” Adrian Adonis as a part of his babyface turn, and then announced his retirement following a win over Adonis at "WrestleMania III."