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The Most Surprising Losses Of Hulk Hogan's Career
By JORDAN GARRETSON
The Main Event, 1988
Four years after his first WWE Championship win in 1984, Hulk Hogan dropped the title to Andre the Giant, thanks to the diabolical scheme from Ted DiBiase. DiBiase bribed referee Earl Hebner to three-count Hogan even when his shoulders weren't down, which led to DiBiase being stripped of his title later.
1989 Royal Rumble Match
At WWE's inaugural Royal Rumble, Hogan only lasted 11 minutes in the ring, eliminating a record of 10 other men including Mr. Perfect, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard. However, the Hulkster was later eliminated by Akeem and The Big Boss Man, while the 50-year-old Big John Studd won the 1989 Royal Rumble.
Survivor Series 1991
At the '91 Survivor Series, Undertaker faced Hogan for the WWE Title, promoted as "The Gravest Challenge." 'Taker was aided by Ric Flair, who introduced a steel chair into the match, resulting in one of the most devastating Tombstone piledrivers and helping Undertaker win the championship gold.
1992 Royal Rumble Match
When the WWE title was put up for grabs at the 1992 Royal Rumble, the odds were in favor of Hogan, but Ric Flair ended up winning the match in his first-ever Rumble appearance. The Nature Boy became the WWE Champion after an amazing performance, while Hogan was eliminated by Sid Justice.
King of the Ring 1993
At WWE's inaugural King of the Ring 1993, the WWE Champion Hogan faced Yokozuna in a title match loaded with shenanigans. Hogan dropped the title to Yokozuna after an "evil" planted photographer (who was secretly aligned with Yoko and Mr. Fuji) attacked Hogan with a horrible-looking fireball at ringside.