He was also the frontman for The Wrestling Boot Band, whose sole record, Hulk Rules, reached #12 on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball.He has starred in several movies (including No Holds Barred, Suburban Commando and Mr.
Hogan wrestled his first match in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on November 17 defeating Harry Valdez on Championship Wrestling.
He made his first appearance at Madison Square Garden, defeating Ted Di Biase after a bearhug.
A short time later, Bollea donned a mask and assumed the persona of "The Super Destroyer", a hooded character first played by Don Jardine and subsequently used by other wrestlers.
Hogan eventually could no longer work with Hiro Matsuda, whom he felt was an overbearing trainer, and left CWF.
He attracted scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, but an injury ended his baseball career.