69-year-old Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his stage-name Hulk Hogan, has undergone at least three back surgeries, including a spine fusion, during his two-decade-plus wrestling career.
“He put his heart and soul into the business and it ate him up,” said Angle, who met up with Hogan after WWE franchise RAW celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this week at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
It was during this interaction that Kurt himself found out about Hogan’s plight. He had assumed Hogan was walking around with a cane due to back pain issues but hadn’t the slightest inkling that it was something much more serious
“Hogan had his back surgery again. He had the nerves cut from his lower body, he can’t feels his lower body. He uses a cane to walk around. I thought he is using a cane cause 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 and I really feel for Hogan,” the Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medallist said.
WWE Star Hulk Hogan is no longer able to feel his legs after having nerves cut during back surgery 😔🙏 pic.twitter.com/JvjZeZtb2w
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) January 29, 2023
IF IT WERE UP TO ME HULK HOGAN WOULD ONLY HAVE ONE LEG #WWETitle
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) January 29, 2023