Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart were synonymous back in the days of WWF. While Jimmy Hart was first a heel-manager in the company, Hogan formed a great bond with his regardless. They continue to remain strong. As Hulk Hogan is recovering from a whole host of surgeries, Hart gave an update on his health.

Jimmy Hart was a guest on the show “Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw.” During his interview, he talked about how he was introduced to Hulk Hogan, and how they ended up forming a deep bond together.

Well, I originally met him in Memphis. I didn’t know him that well. Then we met back in New York. He said, ‘I thought you were coming in to manage me.’ I said, ‘No.  I’m coming in as a heel manager.’ I had King Kong Bundy, who I had in Memphis, and Jim Neidhart. Hulk and I didn’t travel a lot together because of the babyface/heel, but we bonded.

Hart continued and said that Hogan always preferred his company whenever he wanted to hang out because of Hart being clean from drugs and alcohol. Everything was communication for them, he added.


I went to his house and did the little parties with him and helped set him up.  Then we cut a wrestling album together, The Wrestling Boot Band.  We always bonded doing stuff. Then he would take me along the trips that he would go on. He would say, ‘I want Jimmy Hart to be with me for this’, because he knew I didn’t drink, do drugs, or be around any of that stuff. With Hulk, we would always sit and talk about a certain thing. What do you think about whatever, and then try to make it better.

The WWE Hall of Famer then revealed how Hulk Hogan is doing. He said that despite the 12 back surgeries, as well as in the hips, and knees, he’s doing a lot better. He said that while he is still under recovery, Hogan is capable of being under the lens in an interview any day.

Well, he’s doing a lot better. Still, after 12 back surgeries, hips, and knees, he’s doing so much better. He’s been taking this therapy every week and it’s been really improving him more and more so he can get up and get about pretty good now. He still looks good. He always has the hair and has the tan.  His upper body is unbelievable. He always looks the part. He can still do an interview at the drop of a hat. He knows what to say and when to say it. He is such a magnet. People love him no matter where we go. It’s crazy.

Hart & Hogan’s chemistry led to one of the most interesting phases of Hogan career, which was creating music. While they’ve had many other adventures, we hope that they continue to stay together and keep their bond strong.

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