Hulk Hogan WWE and WCW Timeline

Hulk Hogan won the 1990 Royal Rumble
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When Hulk Hogan beat the Iron Sheik to win the WWE Championship, Hulkamania was born and took the nation by storm. During the first year of Hulk’s title reign, there were no PPV events. At the time, the house show title defenses were the most important and no house show was more important to the WWE during that era than the monthly Madison Square Garden show. For that year, I will list Hulk’s MSG title defenses.

Starting with The War to Settle the Score, which was broadcast on MTV, I have listed every PPV, Saturday Night’s Main Event, Clash of Champions and title change that he has been involved in. For the record, Hulk wrestled in many promotions for a several years prior to winning the WWE. The reason those matches are not listed is because they were not seen by a nationwide audience.

Note: Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.

1984

  • 1/23 MSG - beat The Iron Sheik to win the WWE Championship
  • 2/20 MSG - beat Paul Orndorff by DQ
  • 5/21 MSG - beat David Schultz
  • 7/23 MSG – beat Greg Valentine
  • 9/22 MSG – lost to John Studd by count out
  • 10/22 MSG – beat John Studd
  • 12/28 MSG – beat The Iron Sheik


1985

  • 2/18 The War to Settle the Score – beat Roddy Piper by DQ
  • 3/1 WrestleMania – w/Mr. T beat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff
  • 5/11 SNME – beat Bob Orton
  • 10/5 SNME – beat Nikolai Volkoff
  • 11/2 SNME – w/Andre the Giant beat King Kong Bundy & John Studd by DQ
  • 11/7 Wrestling Classic – beat Roddy Piper by DQ


1986

  • 1/4 SNME – beat Terry Funk
  • 3/1 SNME – beat Don Muraco by DQ
  • 4/7 WrestleMania 2 – beat King Kong Bundy in a steel cage match
  • 5/3 SNME – w/Junkyard Dog beat Terry & Dory Funk
  • 10/4 SNME – beat Paul Orndorff by DQ
  • 11/29 SNME – beat Hercules Hernandez


1987

  • 1/3 SNME – beat Paul Orndorff in a cage match
  • 3/29 WrestleMania III – beat Andre the Giant
  • 10/3 SNME – beat Sika
  • 11/26 Survivor Series – w/Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, & Ken Patera lost to Andre the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, & Rick Rude
  • 11/28 SNME – lost to King Kong Bundy by count out


1988

  • 1/22 SNME – beat King Kong Bundy
  • 2/5 Main Event – lost the WWE title to Andre the Giant
  • 3/12 SNME – beat Harley Race
  • 3/27 WrestleMania IV – fought Andre the Giant to a double DQ
  • 8/29 SummerSlam – w/Randy Savage beat Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase
  • 10/29 SNME – beat Haku
  • 11/24 Survivor Series – w/Randy Savage, Koko B Ware, Hillbilly Jim, & Hercules beat Haku, Ted Dibiase, Terry Taylor, Akeem, & The Big Bossman


1989

  • 1/7 SNME – beat Akeem by DQ
  • 2/3 Main Event – w/Randy Savage beat Akeem & The Big Bossman
  • 3/11 SNME – beat Bad News Brown
  • 4/2 WrestleMania V – beat Randy Savage to win the WWE title
  • 7/29 SNME – beat The Honkytonk Man
  • 8/2 SummerSlam – w/Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage & Zeus
  • 10/14 SNME – beat Ted DiBiase
  • 11/23 Survivor Series – w/Demolition & Jake Roberts beat Ted DiBiase, Zeus, & The Powers of Pain
  • 11/25 SNME – lost to Lanny Poffo by count out
  • 12/27 No Holds Barred – w/Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage & Zeus in a steel cage


1990

  • 1/21 Royal Rumble – won the rumble
  • 1/27 SNME – w/Ultimate Warrior beat Curt Hennig & Lanny Poffo
  • 2/23 Main Event – beat Randy Savage
  • 4/1 WrestleMania VI – lost the WWE title to The Ultimate Warrior
  • 4/28 SNME – beat Curt Hennig
  • 8/27 SummerSlam – beat Earthquake by count out
  • 10/13 SNME – w/Tugboat beat Greg Valentine & The Honkytonk Man by DQ
  • 11/22 Survivor Series – w/Jim Duggan, Big Bossman, & Tugboat beat Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku, & The Barbarian
  • 11/22 Survivor Series – w/Ultimate Warrior & Tito Santana beat Rick Martel, Power & Glory, The Warlord, & Ted DiBiase


1991

  • 1/19 Royal Rumble – won the rumble
  • 1/28 Main Event – w/Tugboat beat Earthquake & Dino Bravo
  • 3/24 WrestleMania VII – won the WWE title from Sgt. Slaughter
  • 8/26 SummerSlam – w/Ultimate Warrior beat Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, & Gen. Adnan
  • 11/27 Survivor Series – lost the WWE title to The Undertaker
  • 12/3 Tuesday in Texas – regained the title from The Undertaker
  • 12/7 – Jack Tunney announces that the title is vacant due to the way the 12/3 match ended


1992

  • 1/19 Royal Rumble – eliminated by his friend Sid Justice
  • 1/27 SNME – w/Sid beat The Undertaker & Ric Flair by DQ
  • 4/5 WrestleMania VII – beat Sid by DQ


1993

  • 4/4 WrestleMania IX – w/Brutus Beefcake lost to tag team champs Ted DiBiase & IRS by DQ
  • 4/4 WrestleMania IX – beat Yokozuna to win the WWE title
  • 6/13 King of the Ring – lost the WWE title to Yokozuna

1994

  • 7/17 Bash at the Beach – beat Ric Flair to win the WCW title
  • 8/24 Clash of Champions – lost to Ric Flair by count out
  • 10/23 Halloween Havoc – beat Ric Flair in a steel cage retirement match
  • 11/16 COC - Hulk Hogan, Sting, & David Sullivan beat The Butcher, Avalanche & Kevin Sullivan in a match featuring Mr. T as the special guest referee
  • 12/27 Starrcade – beat The Butcher


1995

  • 1/26 COC – w/Randy Savage beat Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher
  • 2/19 Superbrawl – beat Big Van Vader by DQ
  • 3/19 Uncensored – beat Vader in a strap match
  • 5/21 Slamboree – w/Randy Savage beat Vader & Ric Flair in a cage match
  • 7/16 Bash at the Beach – beat Vader in a cage match
  • 9/17 Fall Brawl – w/ Randy Savage, Sting, & Lex Luger beat Zodiac, Meng, Kamala, & Shark in a Wargames match
  • 10/29 Halloween Havoc – beat The Giant in a monster truck battle
  • 10/29 Halloween Havoc – lost to The Giant by DQ, due to a pre-match stipulation Hulk lost the WCW title


    1996

    • 1/23 COC – w/Randy Savage lost to Ric Flair & The Giant
    • 2/11 Superbrawl – beat The Giant in a cage match
    • 3/10 Uncensored – in a Doomsday Cage match w/ Randy Savage beat Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, The Barbarian, Meng, The Ultimate Solution, & Z-Gangsta
    • 7/7 Bash at the Beach - Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & mystery partner fought to a no decision against Sting, Lex Luger, & Randy Savage. Hulk Hogan was the mystery partner and the nWo was formed after this match.
    • 8/10 Hog Wild – beat The Giant to win the WCW title
    • 8/15 COC – lost to Ric Flair by DQ
    • 9/15 Fall Brawl - War Games: w/Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Fake Sting beat Sting, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, & Ric Flair
    • 10/27 Halloween Havoc – beat Randy Savage
    • 12/29 Starrcade – lost to Roddy Piper in a non-title match


    1997

    • 1/25 nWo Souled Out – fought to a no contest with The Giant
    • 2/23 Superbrawl – beat Roddy Piper
    • 3/16 Uncensored - Team NWO (Hogan, Hall, Nash & Savage) beat Team WCW (The Giant, Luger, The Steiners), & Team Piper (Piper, Jarrett, Benoit, & McMichael)
    • 7/13 Bash at the Beach – w/Dennis Rodman lost to Lex Luger & The Giant
    • 8/4 Nitro – lost the WCW title to Lex Luger
    • 8/9 Road Wild – regained the WCW title from Lex Luger
    • 10/26 Halloween Havoc – lost to Roddy Piper in a non-title steel cage match
    • 12/28 Starrcade – lost WCW title to Sting


    1998

    • 2/22 Superbrawl – lost to Sting
    • 3/15 Uncensored – fought Randy Savage to a no contest
    • 4/19 Spring Stampede – w/Kevin Nash beat The Giant & Roddy Piper in a bat match
    • 4/20 Nitro – beat Randy Savage to win the WCW title
    • 6/14 Great American Bash – w/Bret Hart beat Randy Savage & Roddy Piper
    • 7/6 Nitro – lost WCW title to Goldberg
    • 7/12 Bash at the Beach – w/Dennis Rodman beat Karl Malone & Dallas Page
    • 8/8 Road Wild – w/Eric Bischoff lost to Dallas Page & Jay Leno
    • 9/13 Fall Brawl - War Games: Dallas Page won the match for Team WCW (Page, Piper & Warrior) beat Team Hollywood (Hogan, Hart, & Stevie Ray) & Team Wolfpac (Sting, Luger, & Nash)
    • 10/25 Halloween Havoc – beat The Warrior


    1999

    • 1/4 Nitro – beat Kevin Nash in the infamous finger poke of doom to win the WCW title
    • 2/21 Superbrawl – beat Ric Flair
    • 3/14 Uncensored – lost the WCW title to Ric Flair
    • 4/11 Spring Stampede - Dallas Page beat Ric Flair, Sting, & Hollywood Hogan
    • 7/12 Nitro – beat Randy Savage to win the WCW title
    • 8/14 Road Wild – beat Kevin Nash in a retirement match
    • 9/12 Fall Brawl – lost WCW title to Sting
    • 10/24 Halloween Havoc – lost to Sting


    2000

    • 2/20 Superbrawl – beat Lex Luger
    • 3/19 Uncensored – beat Ric Flair in a strap match
    • 5/27 Slamboree – beat Billy Kidman
    • 6/11 Great American Bash – beat Billy Kidman
    • 7/9 Bash at the Beach – won WCW title when Jeff Jarrett laid down
    • 7/9 Bash at the Beach – stripped of title by Vince Russo who went on a tirade that led Hulk to sue the company


    2002

    • 3/17 WrestleMania X8 – lost to The Rock
    • 4/21 Backlash – beat Triple H to win the WWE title
    • 5/19 Judgment Day – lost the WWE title to The Undertaker
    • 6/23 King of the Ring – lost to Kurt Angle
    • 7/4 SmackDown! – w/Edge won the tag team titles from Billy & Chuck
    • 7/21 Vengeance – lost the tag team titles to Lance Storm & Christian


    2003

    • 2/23 No Way Out – lost to The Rock
    • 3/30 WrestleMania XIX – beat Vince McMahon
    • 5/18 Judgment Day – as Mr. America beat Roddy Piper


    2005

    • 5/1 Backlash – w/Shawn Michaels beat Muhammad Hassan & Daivari
    • 8/21 SummerSlam – beat Shawn Michaels


    2006

    • 8/20 SummerSlam - beat Randy Orton


    2011

    • 10/16 Bound for Glory - lost to Sting and as a result Dixie Carter regained control of TNA Wrestling

     

    Sources used include: PWI Almanac, thehistoryofwwe.com, Onlineworldofwrestling.com, and wwe.com