Hulk Hogan, the “brother” to all and ultimate superstar of professional wrestling, is officially a man of Jesus Christ.
The 70-year-old Georgia native bowed down before God on Wednesday, receiving his baptism and posting a video of the ceremony that has garnered nearly four million views in less than 24 hours.
“Total surrender and dedication to Jesus is the greatest day of my life. No worries, no hate, no judgment… only love!” wrote Hogan on X, also posting video of the baptism of his new wife Sky Daily.
Hogan rose to fame in the 1980s when professional wrestling was at the height of popularity. Sporting his trademark horseshoe mustache, Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, became an iconic symbol of American strength during the late years of the Cold War, appearing on Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, and People Magazine on multiple occasions. He ventured into television as well, guest hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1985 and appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, forays into Hollywood which predated the movie star success of later wrestling legends like John Cena and The Rock. While announcing his retirement on The Tonight Show, Hogan pulled a fast one and jokingly announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Although a humorous aside at the time, he was just several years ahead of another colleague named Jesse Ventura who went on to win the governorship of Minnesota.
His addition to the Kingdom of God puts Hogan in the company of other new celebrity converts like conservative comedian Rob Schneider and Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback CJ Stroud. The resurgence in Christianity comes during a time of world upheaval, especially in the Middle East. Missionaries on the front lines of the war between Israel and Hamas have reported that hundreds of Muslims began converting to Christianity after experience shared dreams of Jesus, perhaps a miraculous sign that the presence of God is not far from those in need.