8 Superstars who broke bad to greatness

Hulk Hogan goes "Hollywood"

If you grew up in the 1980s, there’s a good chance that you “said your prayers and took your vitamins” like a good little Hulkamaniac. One of the biggest stars ever to grace the squared circle, countless members of the WWE Universe donned the Hulkster’s iconic red and yellow as he turned back everyone and anyone that stood in the way of what was right.

But all that would change in 1996, when Hulk Hogan delivered his signature leg drop to “Macho Man” Randy Savage, forsaking WCW and legions of fans to join forces with “The Outsiders,” Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. Adopting a new, edgier look and calling himself “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, he would go on to lead the notorious nWo’s assault on the organization, dominating WCW for the remainder of the `90s.

The viewers would ultimately welcome Hogan back into their hearts in 2002. But, perhaps more importantly, the “Hollywood” Era would give the famed icon membership to a select club – as one of the few Superstars that were both the most loved and most reviled at different points of their illustrious career.