Hulk Hogan: Train, Say Your Prayers and Take Steroids

Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, reflects on the hypocrisy surrounding his use of anabolic steroids in his second autobiography – “Hulk Hogan: My Life Outside the Ring”. Bollea used steroids for decades beginning in 1975 according to his first autobiography – “Hollywood Hulk Hogan” – published in 2002. Hulk Hogan hid his steroid use from his fans even going as far as publicly denying using steroids on the late-night Arsenio Hall Show in 1991. However, the truth about his steroid use was made public during the the Vince McMahon steroid trial in 2004. Bollea was subpoenaed to testify against his employer and admitted, under the penalty of perjury, to using anabolic steroids. [Read more…]


Steroids Not Responsible for Early Deaths of Wrestlers According to Road Warrior Animal

The Road Warriors were among the first to introduce bodybuilding-type muscularity to professional wrestling. The wrestling tag team was comprised of Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) and Animal (Joe Laurinaitis). Hegstrand died in 2003 of an apparent heart attack at age 46. The popular media explanation for the numerous early deaths of professional wrestlers usually focuses on their use of anabolic steroids. Steroids have been blamed as the culprit in Hegstand’s death as well.

Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis acknowledged the use of anabolic steroids by the Road Warriors but strongly denied that steroids were the cause of Hegstrand’s death. [Read more…]


Road Warriors Memoir Discusses Steroids in Pro Wrestling

The Road Warriors revolutionized the business of professional wrestling by introducing massive, bodybuilding-type muscularity to pro wrestling. Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) and Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) were two bodybuilders-powerlifters who succeeded in becoming one of the most successful tag teams in the history of pro wrestling. Laurinaitis collaborated with Andrew William Wright to recount his memoirs in “The Road Warriors: Danger, Death and the Rush of Wrestling”.

Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis acknowledged the use of anabolic steroids by the Road Warriors but downplays the importance of steroids as a contributor to the success of the tag team. Laurinaitis also downplays the side effects of steroids explaining the steroids are unfairly demonized. [Read more…]


Pro Wrestler Jeff Hardy Steroid Trafficking Case Postponed Again

Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy just become TNA world heavyweight champion after winning the main event “Against All Odds” on February 13, 2011 in Orlando.  However, Hardy has yet to put an anabolic steroid and drug trafficking case behind him after his court case was postponed yet again. [Read more…]