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'No one can believe the superhuman strength of Thunderlips!'

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August

Hulkhogan Terrence Gene Bollea -- better known as Hulk Hogan -- turns 54 years old today. Truth be told, I was never a huge (or even small) pro wrestling fan. So the first time I even saw Hogan was when he played the wrestler "Thunder Lips" in Rocky 3.

I'd love to wax on (or wax off) poetically for another 2,000 words about Hulk's legacy in pro wrestling, but I'd just be pointing out my hideous shortcoming of knowledge on the subject. So instead...

Top 5 favorite wrestlers in 80s movies:
5. Toru Tanaka: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Volunteers (1985), The Running Man (1987), Black Rain (1989)
4. Terry "The Funker" Funk: Over the Top (1987), Roadhouse (1989)
3. Jesse "The Body" Ventura: Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987)
2. Andre the Giant: Princess Bride (1987), Conan the Destroyer (1984)
1. Rowdy Roddy Piper:  Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987), Body Slam (1987), They Live (1988)

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