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Hulk Hogan in 1985 was one of the most influential people in the entire world. Hulk Hogan in 2012? Not so much.
Hulk Hogan used to be a big deal. At the height of his fame in the 1980s, he was one of the most famous people on Earth, one of the few professional wrestlers who has been able to transcend the industry and find success in outside endeavors, even if it's been mostly moderate.
But that was a long time ago.
Now, he's an aging former reality television train wreck in the middle of a lawsuit over a leaked sex tape that features Hulkamania running wild on his best friend's ex-wife. He also went through a nasty divorce, had his son involved in a car accident that nearly claimed a man's life and saw him sent to jail, and turned another pro wrestling promotion into his own vanity project so he can find work for his struggling daughter.
Just to pile on, GQ recently released its list of the Top 25 Least Influential People of 2012. Hogan, of course, made the cut, coming in at number 24. Here's the blurb written by the often hilarious Drew Magary:
When I was a kid, I wanted to be just like Hulk Hogan. Funny how getting caught banging his best friend's wife on tape and then finding out that his best friend was allegedly the one taping it has now diminished my admiration. Kudos to Hulk for having a big ol' dick, though. That thing is thicker than a turnbuckle.
Click here to see the rest of the list. The best part might be the comments underneath the article from angry subscribers claiming they're done with GC because of the list. It's brilliant.
Do you Cagesiders agree that Hogan deserves that spot on the list?