Hulk Hogan WWE and WCW Timeline

Hulk Hogan at the 1990 Royal Rumble
Hulk Hogan.

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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 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 - with Mr. T beat Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff
  • 5/11 SNME - beat Bob Orton
  • 10/5 SNME - beat Nikolai Volkoff
  • 11/2 SNME - with 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 - with Junkyard Dog beat Terry and 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 - with Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, and Ken Patera lost to Andre the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, and 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 - with Randy Savage beat Andre the Giant and Ted DiBiase
  • 10/29 SNME - beat Haku
  • 11/24 Survivor Series - with Randy Savage, Koko B Ware, Hillbilly Jim, and Hercules beat Haku, Ted Dibiase, Terry Taylor, Akeem, and The Big Bossman


1989

  • 1/7 SNME - beat Akeem by DQ
  • 2/3 Main Event - with Randy Savage beat Akeem and 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 - with Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage and Zeus
  • 10/14 SNME - beat Ted DiBiase
  • 11/23 Survivor Series - with Demolition and Jake Roberts beat Ted DiBiase, Zeus, and The Powers of Pain
  • 11/25 SNME - lost to Lanny Poffo by count out
  • 12/27 No Holds Barred - with Brutus Beefcake beat Randy Savage and Zeus in a steel cage


1990

  • 1/21 Royal Rumble - won the rumble
  • 1/27 SNME - with Ultimate Warrior beat Curt Hennig and 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 - with Tugboat beat Greg Valentine and The Honkytonk Man by DQ
  • 11/22 Survivor Series - with Jim Duggan, Big Bossman, and Tugboat beat Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku, and The Barbarian
  • 11/22 Survivor Series - with Ultimate Warrior and Tito Santana beat Rick Martel, Power and Glory, The Warlord, and Ted DiBiase


1991

  • 1/19 Royal Rumble - won the rumble
  • 1/28 Main Event - with Tugboat beat Earthquake and Dino Bravo
  • 3/24 WrestleMania VII - won the WWE title from Sgt. Slaughter
  • 8/26 SummerSlam - with Ultimate Warrior beat Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, and 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 - with Sid beat The Undertaker and Ric Flair by DQ
  • 4/5 WrestleMania VII - beat Sid by DQ


1993

  • 4/4 WrestleMania IX - with Brutus Beefcake lost to tag team champs Ted DiBiase and 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, and David Sullivan beat The Butcher, Avalanche and Kevin Sullivan in a match featuring Mr. T as the special guest referee
  • 12/27 Starrcade - beat The Butcher


1995

  • 1/26 COC - with Randy Savage beat Kevin Sullivan and The Butcher
  • 2/19 Superbrawl - beat Big Van Vader by DQ
  • 3/19 Uncensored - beat Vader in a strap match
  • 5/21 Slamboree - with Randy Savage beat Vader and Ric Flair in a cage match
  • 7/16 Bash at the Beach - beat Vader in a cage match
  • 9/17 Fall Brawl - with Randy Savage, Sting, and Lex Luger beat Zodiac, Meng, Kamala, and 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 - with Randy Savage lost to Ric Flair and The Giant
  • 2/11 Superbrawl - beat The Giant in a cage match
  • 3/10 Uncensored - in a Doomsday Cage match with Randy Savage beat Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, The Barbarian, Meng, The Ultimate Solution, and Z-Gangsta
  • 7/7 Bash at the Beach - Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and mystery partner fought to a no decision against Sting, Lex Luger, and 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: with Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Fake Sting beat Sting, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, and 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), and Team Piper (Piper, Jarrett, Benoit, & McMichael)
  • 7/13 Bash at the Beach - with Dennis Rodman lost to Lex Luger and 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 - with Kevin Nash beat The Giant and Roddy Piper in a bat match
  • 4/20 Nitro - beat Randy Savage to win the WCW title
  • 6/14 Great American Bash - with Bret Hart beat Randy Savage and Roddy Piper
  • 7/6 Nitro - lost WCW title to Goldberg
  • 7/12 Bash at the Beach - with Dennis Rodman beat Karl Malone and Dallas Page
  • 8/8 Road Wild - with Eric Bischoff lost to Dallas Page and 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) and 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, and 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! - with Edge won the tag team titles from Billy and Chuck
  • 7/21 Vengeance - lost the tag team titles to Lance Storm and 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 - with Shawn Michaels beat Muhammad Hassan and 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