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Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has been awarded $115 million (£79million) in damages after a jury found that Gawker had violated his privacy by publishing a sex tape of him.
In 1979 he made his WWE (then known as the WWWF) and company head Vincent J Mc Mahon wanted to give him an Irish sounding name to appeal to New York's ethnic fans, and so Hulk Hogan was born.
Leaving the WWE for tours of Japan and the AWA he was scouted for a role in Rocky 3 where he played the wrestler Thunderlips opposite Sylvester Stallone.
Soon after he returned to WWE and captured the world title from the Iron Sheik in 1984.
Hulkamania was born and this went hand in hand with Wrestle Mania as a variety of celebrities like Cyndi Lauper, Mr T and Muhammad Ali joined Hulk to turn wrestling into the mainstream.
In the late 1980s Hogan's film career continued to varying degrees of success with movies like No Holds Barred.
His career took a turn in a downwards direction when wrestling was hit by a steroid scandal and it was suggested the seven feet tall 300lb monsters had given mother nature a helping hand.
Hulk Hogan entered professional wrestling through an unusual route.In the 1970s, it was common for wrestlers to come from a legitimate Olympic wrestling background or to be renowned athletes in American football.Read more: Hulk Hogan visits the Daily Mirror But Terry Gene Bollea was a guitarist in a rock band who was discovered in a gym by local Florida wrestlers Jack and Gerry Brisco.Clocking his imposing physical stature - they suggested he wrestle and already idolising charismatic grapplers Dusty Rhodes and Billy Graham, Bollea agreed.At that time wrestling was still in its "kayfabe" era when it was forbidden to reveal that the results of the show were predetermined and his trainer Hiro Matsuda broke his leg in training to demonstrate the tough realities of the business.While working in the Memphis territory he was on a chat show with Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno and it was noted Terry was "bigger than the Hulk" - from then on he became Terry "the Hulk" Boulder.