Hulk Hogan is considered one of the greatest pro wrestlers ever, and he was definitely the most popular face in the 1980s and 1990s, but things have been pretty rough for him lately. The WWE Hall of Famer had undergone multiple surgeries to his back, which have left him worse for the wear, and the most recent time he went under the knife has left him in considerable pain.
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This news comes courtesy of WWE legend Kurt Angle on a recent episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, who said that Hogan “can’t feel his legs” after recent back surgery, where nerves were cut from his lower body. The Olympic gold medalist Hall of Famer disclosed that he had spoken to the iconic wrestler at RAW’s 30th-anniversary celebration show, with the latter saying he could not feel his “lower body” after the back operation.
“Hogan had his back surgery again. He had the nerves cut from his lower body. He can’t feel his lower body, so he has to use his cane to walk around. I thought he was using the cane because he has pain in his back. He doesn’t have any pain, he has nothing at all. He can’t feel anything. So now he can’t feel his legs, so he has to walk with a cane. That’s pretty serious, man. I mean, I really feel for Hogan. He put his heart and soul into the business and it ate him up.”
The Hall of Famer added that he had much respect for Hogan:
“He’s (Hogan) the name and face of the company. He’s the guy that revolutionized pro wrestling. I have so much respect for him.”
While Hogan remains a controversial figure for many, we can only hope his healthy gets better and he is able to do daily functions normally.