How tall is Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 6 (198.1 cm)
American Wrestler and actor. In Feb 2005 Allure he said: "I used to be 6ft 7, but after knee, neck and back surgeries I'm now about 6ft 4". In 2011 he repeated in an interview he was 6ft 7 barefoot but lost height and was 6ft 4, but now after multiple back surgeries believes he is 6ft 5 again. In 2014 he also mentioned his weight, saying "I weigh 295[lbs]".



How tall is Hulk Hogan
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Average Guess (572 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 5.71in (197.4cm)
Current: 6ft 3.21in (191cm)
Canson said on 25/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 24/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 What? Even without looking at pictures he always gets described as 6’5-6. The book Sex Lies and Headlocks claims “(Hogan) was a six-foot-five, gentle giant of a man with twenty-two inch arms and a comic book cleft chin”

Not to mention he’s claimed 6’5” before. He came clean with a reporter who referred to him as 6’7” once. I think the range you provided is fair for his peak.
Editor Rob
Belzer called him 6ft 7 once...also joked about Hogan walking like a guy who got ***** in the *** by a Rhinoceros!
6'3 Julian said on 24/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 What? Even without looking at pictures he always gets described as 6’5-6. The book Sex Lies and Headlocks claims “(Hogan) was a six-foot-five, gentle giant of a man with twenty-two inch arms and a comic book cleft chin”
Canson said on 24/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 22/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 yeah I’m high. 6 feet 3 inches high! But seriously though Ive grown tired of you. In the Hogan/Manning photos Hulk has clearly lost height from age. The lowest you could realistically argue is 6’5, but he was probably 6’5.5

I could say conceivably that a max is maybe 197 or a touch over but that seems unlikely imho. Still within realm (6’5 5/8 perhaps) and low of 195cm (6’4.75) which also seems very unlikely. But you’re right. Likely 195.5-197 range for a peak Hogan
RP said on 24/Sep/20
Rob is right, I believe the year was 1990... The WWF was doing something over in Germany. Or Hogan may have even been over there promoting a movie. He was doing an interview on a German talk show, and Hulkster told the interviewer that he was 6’6”. Also, back in the day a lot of 6’5” wrestlers were getting billed at 6’8”. Two quick examples are Black Jack Mulligan & Hulk Hogan. Bruiser Brody was also often billed @ 6’8”. Also, Scott was once billed @ 6’8” & 290 lbs by the AWA.
6'3 Julian said on 24/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 he’s 300 pounds, is in his goddamn 60s and wrestled for 30 years taking bumps. If that doesn’t shrink you 2.5 inches I don’t know what will
6'3 Julian said on 23/Sep/20
@Canson remember Andre was a giant so he could get away with it more easily (I do think a peak Andre could maybe be 7’ in the early morning)
Yao is 7-8 said on 23/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 22/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 yeah I’m high. 6 feet 3 inches high! But seriously though Ive grown tired of you. In the Hogan/Manning photos Hulk has clearly lost height from age. The lowest you could realistically argue is 6’5, but he was probably 6’5.5

Response: Did you check out that pro-wrestling shoewear website as instructed? I can't imagine Hogan being as tall as Manning at any point in his life. Skeletons don't just shrink or expand by 3 inches unless you are plastic man. Lol. Granted Hogan's functional height could be 6-1/6-2 depending on how his back felt day to day, but assuming a prime young Hogan standing as straight as possible against a wall, 6-3+. And Julian, I am over 6 feet too, yall.

Editor Rob said on 22/Sep/20
Hogan has been billed as 6ft 6 before and claimed it too at one stage.

Response: Yes, 6-6 with lifts, even 6-7 is possible. Barefoot, 6-3 and change.
RONSTER said on 23/Sep/20
I agree with Rob, he was over 6’6” peak. His mom measured him barefoot at 6’7” in his late 20’s, but likely he was 6’6.5” and she rounded up. Hogan easily looked and was that height before the leg drops started taking their toll, and he would have them been 6’8” or a bit more in his boots.
Editor Rob
I'm sure Hogan said at age 12 he was 6ft and 190 something pounds.
miko said on 22/Sep/20
I can buy Hogan at around 6'7 in his cowboy boots in the mid 80's.

His cowboy boots weren't huge and looked to be 1.75/2' range. Which when you think about it would only give around half an inch or slightly more over a conventional dress shoe.
Canson said on 22/Sep/20
The other thing to remember is that guys like Scott Hall etc were similar in height with Hulk. All were listed around 6’7” or so while Hogan has the occasional 6’8”. They wouldn’t overlist Hogan by 5” if he were really 6’3”. The only one who was severely over listed was Andre the Giant who got 6”. Maybe he was closer to 6’11 peak height
Editor Rob
Hogan has been billed as 6ft 6 before and claimed it too at one stage.
Canson said on 22/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 22/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 yeah I’m high. 6 feet 3 inches high! But seriously though Ive grown tired of you. In the Hogan/Manning photos Hulk has clearly lost height from age. The lowest you could realistically argue is 6’5, but he was probably 6’5.5

Agree with everything you said. A peak Peyton Manning was about the same height as Hogan would’ve been in his prime. They would’ve been awfully close
6'3 Julian said on 22/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 yeah I’m high. 6 feet 3 inches high! But seriously though Ive grown tired of you. In the Hogan/Manning photos Hulk has clearly lost height from age. The lowest you could realistically argue is 6’5, but he was probably 6’5.5
Yao is 7-8 said on 22/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 19/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 you said Hogan is 6’6-7 in lifts. You really think he had the agility to wrestle in what you apparently believe are 3-4 inch lifts? Also Hogans height has everything to do with Yao’s as you claim Hogan was exaggerating but said Yao understated his height out of modesty. You should be glad there aren’t any photos of the two together to debunk your mad claims.

Response: Hogan could have easily wrestled in custom made boots with 2/3 inch lifts(check out worldwrestlingwear.com). WWF stars had world class shoemakers making custom lifts and inserts with expensive materials, including ankle guards that prevented the ankle from rolling. A pair of these boots probably cost thousands of dollars, if not more. And Hogan next to Yao would be useless for height estimation as Yao would be so much taller than Hogan that it would be a he said she said type of back and forth as to whether Yao looked 15 inches taller or 20 inches taller or whatever. Yao has to stand with other supergiants 7-5+, Bradley/Muresan/Mingming Sun/Sim Bhullar, to make the comparison meaningful.
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
Lol lifts in his boots 😂 if anything that would have made him 6’8” in his peak like he was once listed. He was 6’7” ish in his normal wrestling boot without a lift. Worst case 6’6.5”. That aligns with a 6’5” barefoot height.
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
Duhon said on 19/Sep/20
In the late 70s Hulk said he was bigger than Lou Ferigno at the same time in both height and weight (hence his wrestling name) do we think that is correct?

Absolutely. Likely at least 1.5” taller I’ll say that much. I have Louie as 191-192 range peak (maybe 6’3.5) and Hulk minimum 6’5 if not 6’5.25” both are afternoon heights
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Sep/20
@Danimal, @Julian, Yall are on drugs. There are tons of pics of Hogan meeting and shaking hands with Peyton Manning, listed at 6-5 (with shoes?), and Hogan was obviously much shorter as Peyton was looking down at Hogan when talking to him. Hogan is 6-3ish max peak, and that's being generous.

You’re on drugs. Do you not realize that Hulk is about 20 years older than Peyton. So naturally a 6’5” range Peyton Manning would make an aged Hulk Hogan look around 6’3”. That wasn’t his peak that’s his current height and that’s not generous. He has poor posture
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Sep/20
@Danimal, @Julian, Yall are on drugs. There are tons of pics of Hogan meeting and shaking hands with Peyton Manning, listed at 6-5 (with shoes?), and Hogan was obviously much shorter as Peyton was looking down at Hogan when talking to him. Hogan is 6-3ish max peak, and that's being generous.
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
I’m really strong I could lift this guy
6'3 Julian said on 19/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 you said Hogan is 6’6-7 in lifts. You really think he had the agility to wrestle in what you apparently believe are 3-4 inch lifts? Also Hogans height has everything to do with Yao’s as you claim Hogan was exaggerating but said Yao understated his height out of modesty. You should be glad there aren’t any photos of the two together to debunk your mad claims
Duhon said on 19/Sep/20
In the late 70s Hulk said he was bigger than Lou Ferigno at the same time in both height and weight (hence his wrestling name) do we think that is correct?
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Hogan being interviewed in 1979 alongside Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) who was a legit 6'2" guy. Click Here

Here's 2 pics of Hogan with 6'2" Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) in 1979/1980: Click Here & Click Here

Now here's 2 pics of Hogan next to 6'2"-6'3" Lou Ferrigno today: Click Here & Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 17/Sep/20
I’d have said 6’5.5 but I can see that if this encounter happened in the evening she may have thought 6’5. The 300 listing seems legit, he could be just under it at 290-something
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 16/Sep/20
Hey @Yao is 7-8, if you think Hogan was 6’3 peak and 6’1 now, wouldn’t that make Yao Ming like 7’3 by comparison?

Response: Hey Ahhh, No. What does Hulk's height gotta do with Yao? And I said Hogan was/is still 6-3ish, but due to back pain, he might only appear to be 6-1ish since he probably can't stand straight most of the time. I made the estimate because one of the commentators here said that his friend, who is 6-4, met Hogan at a recent event and he was much taller than Hogan, who constantly had to rest due to back/joint pain.

RP said on 16/Sep/20
I do believe she said it was 1981 or 1982. She was talking about how this huge 6 foot 5 inch, 300 ound blonde guy comes up to me flirting at the night club. Take that for what you will, coming from a woman who at the time had been married to him for almost 25 years.

miko said on 15/Sep/20
IF Sid was 6'6 then Hulk was 6'4.5/6'4.75 maximum at his tallest but I personally have Sid at 6'6.5 range and Hulk a hair over 6'5.

Response to Miko, RP, Viper: 6-5 wearing shoes, correct. In wrestling boots with lifts, 6-6/6-7 depending on size of the lifts. Barefoot, 6-3ish, max prime, no taller.
viper said on 17/Sep/20
She's correct about his height
HADS185 said on 17/Sep/20
@JT: Yes, you´re right, I didn´t put that into perspective. André´s cowboy boots were approximately 15,5 inches long. That would be too big for Hogan´s boots. A size 12 would be a european size 45, very common for a man of Hogan´s height. I myself have pretty big feet for my height, wearing a european size 48,5. I have measured my biggest shoes, some Lowa boots and they are around 13,6 inches OUTSIDE length.

Click Here

Here are Dustin Rhodes´s ring cowboy boots who was near Hogan´s height and they are 16 inches high and 12,5 inches long.
RP said on 16/Sep/20
@ JT @ HADS185
About 13 or 14 years ago on an episode of Hogan knows Best, his wife at the time Linda Bollea ...was holding up a pair of Terry’s Nikes talking about how bad they smelled... and she said they were a size 14.5. And she was looking inside them, as she was saying it.
In another completely different episode, she also referred to Young Terry as being 6’5” & 300 lbs when they first met. I do believe she said it was 1981 or 1982. She was talking about how this huge 6 foot 5 inch, 300 ound blonde guy comes up to me flirting at the night club. Take that for what you will, coming from a woman who at the time had been married to him for almost 25 years.
6'3 Julian said on 16/Sep/20
Hey @Yao is 7-8, if you think Hogan was 6’3 peak and 6’1 now, wouldn’t that make Yao Ming like 7’3 by comparison?
JT said on 16/Sep/20
HADS185 said on 14/Sep/20
As we have the height of the boots now, is anyone able to calculate Hogan´s height in boots then?....

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Good idea but those boots look different than the ones in the staredown with Andre from 1987, which had a flap over the shin. Plus, those measurements may be suspect. Hogan’s 1988 ring boots being auctioned were reportedly size 12, which would be nowhere near 15 inches long. Click Here

A size 23 shoes look around 16 inches long Click Here I have some size 15 shoes (New Balance and Nike) that are both a little under 14 inches long so a 15 inch shoe is probably around size 18-19 (Andre and Big Show size).
miko said on 15/Sep/20
I like Hulk, but I really couldn't put together enough evidence to argue him being a legit 6'6 at any time in his career, given the amount of evidence pointing towards him being closer to 6'5.

IF Sid was 6'6 then Hulk was 6'4.5/6'4.75 maximum at his tallest but I personally have Sid at 6'6.5 range and Hulk a hair over 6'5.
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Sep/20
62B said on 14/Sep/20
While I believe its possible that Hulk may have only been 6'4 3/4", I think the shortest I would guess Studd is 6'5 1/4". If I were to put money on it I would guess Hulk the full 6'5", maybe a fraction over and Studd was probably closer to the full 6'6".

Response: 6-6 would make Studd slightly taller than Rick Barry. Do you believe that after looking at Studd/Barry pic? Also, I think Studd was 1-2 inches taller than Hogan. If it were less than 1 inch, it wouldn't be noticeable and Studd was noticeably taller than Hogan.
62B said on 14/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
62B said on 7/Sep/20
It was not a "meet and greet". Hulk stopped right in front of us for a moment on his way to the ring. It is possible he was wearing boots that gave him a little lift, however my grandfather also wore shoes with a heel. I just don't see Hulk going from about an inch taller in shoes to an inch shorter barefoot than my Grandfather that day. Hulk was also always noticeably Taller than Ted Dibiase, who was around 6'3" in the early 90's (I worked out next to him at the YMCA). He was noticeably taller than Lex Luger who was about 6'2 3/4" (walked past us on the way to the ring, Stiff arming my 6'6" roommate). He was also noticeably taller than Jesse Ventura who was in the 6'3" range in the 80's. Basing your guess off of one picture that Hogan wasn't even in doesn't make sense. The Studd/Barry picture isn't even good for a height comparison.

Response: Let me put it to you this way then, since you said the Barry/Studd pic was no good, how tall do you think Big John Studd was then?
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Generally I only comment on People I have actually seen, But a year or two ago I did look into Big John Studd a little. I think initially I thought he was 6'7"ish, but the more I looked the more apparent it was that Studd wore some pretty thick soled boots most of the time. Ultimately I figured he was at the very most 1" taller than Hulk barefoot. Probably not even that much. While I believe its possible that Hulk may have only been 6'4 3/4", I think the shortest I would guess Studd is 6'5 1/4". If I were to put money on it I would guess Hulk the full 6'5", maybe a fraction over and Studd was probably closer to the full 6'6".
Nik said on 14/Sep/20
Trump probably thinks he is 6'6"!
6'3 Julian said on 14/Sep/20
@HADS185 Andre wasn’t nearly twice Hogans weight. Hogan was pushing 300 pounds and Andre was 520 I think. BTW Hulk was probably 6’6.5-7” in boots
RP said on 14/Sep/20
@ New User,
Yep, pretty much spot on...give or take 1/4” of an inch on all mentioned.
Editor Rob
When Hogan started wrestling he was billed 6ft 6. He did admit to that mark at least once.
RP said on 14/Sep/20
@ HADS185...
IMO... 6’6.5” in his wrestling boots. Looked this with James “Buster” Douglas & Muhammad Ali in the mid to late 80’s as well.
HADS185 said on 14/Sep/20
As we have the height of the boots now, is anyone able to calculate Hogan´s height in boots then? I am not. JT maybe ?

Also we could use the Hogan-Andre picture, to pin André´s height down. At least roughly. But keep in mind Andre would sink in more, as he weighed nearly twice as much as Hogan in 1987.
Canson said on 14/Sep/20
So true.

I guess the inflators stick together here (aka fanboys)
Pdoggy said on 13/Sep/20
@Willes190

So true.
New user said on 11/Sep/20
Peak Hogan at 6’5 flat morning height sounds right. Compare Hogan to Tiny lister, John Tenta, Hall, One Man Gang, Big John Studd and 6’5 looks right.
Lister and Studd had bigger heels or smaller lifts. As for Sid vs Hogan, that was 92. Hogan was probably down to 6’4.5 and Sid was around 6’6. Hogan in 1 inch boots makes him 6’5.5 and Sid had a footwear advantage. So Sid as 6’6 in 1.5 inch boots makes him 6’7.5.

Peak heights
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
@RP: yep same here 6’5.25” peak afternoon height
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
62B said on 7/Sep/20
It was not a "meet and greet". Hulk stopped right in front of us for a moment on his way to the ring. It is possible he was wearing boots that gave him a little lift, however my grandfather also wore shoes with a heel. I just don't see Hulk going from about an inch taller in shoes to an inch shorter barefoot than my Grandfather that day. Hulk was also always noticeably Taller than Ted Dibiase, who was around 6'3" in the early 90's (I worked out next to him at the YMCA). He was noticeably taller than Lex Luger who was about 6'2 3/4" (walked past us on the way to the ring, Stiff arming my 6'6" roommate). He was also noticeably taller than Jesse Ventura who was in the 6'3" range in the 80's. Basing your guess off of one picture that Hogan wasn't even in doesn't make sense. The Studd/Barry picture isn't even good for a height comparison.

Response: Let me put it to you this way then, since you said the Barry/Studd pic was no good, how tall do you think Big John Studd was then?

Willes190 said on 9/Sep/20
Get a room already. You guys are taking up enormous space with your exhaustingly long posts and re-posts.

Response: I don't swing that way, but maybe you wish yourself can do that with Canson? LMAO.
Duhon said on 10/Sep/20
“Everyone says they wouldn’t change anything about their life. If I could change anything, it would be my finisher. I would never use the leg drop. I’d use the sleeper. All the back surgeries I’ve had are because of that damn leg drop. I had scoliosis, brother. Dropping that leg for 35 years did me in. I said I had the largest arms in the word, and I should have used a sleeper hold or another finisher with my arms.”

-Hulk Hogan

If he already had scoliosis prior to the wrestling related injuries it would explain a significant drop in height.
Canson said on 10/Sep/20
Willes190 said on 9/Sep/20
@Yao and @Canson

Get a room already. You guys are taking up enormous space with your exhaustingly long posts and re-posts.

I’ll make you a deal. How about we will stop as long as you stop insulting people who don’t agree with you (normally those on Conan’s page), as well as stop talking about politics and race on here like you do. You know? Calling those who estimate below Rob “lefty liberals” or other racist things you’ve said in the past. Because None of that has anything to do with height. I bet you can’t and won’t do that so Don’t ask anyone else here to do anything
RP said on 10/Sep/20
@ 6’3” Julian! Me too! Actually, the majority of us do. Those of us with eyes & true barefoot height knowledge have peak Hogan @ 6’5.25” to 6’5.5”. I personally have his peak (afternoon standards) barefoot height @ 6’5.25”.
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
@HADS185: yea I also don’t believe he was 6’7” or even a full 6’6” at his peak. If we use the standard of an afternoon height something like 6’5.25” is what I would go with or minimum 6’5”. I guess there is an outside chance of something like 195cm just as there is for something like a 197-197.5 range but really the Maximum I would go is 6’5.5”
6'3 Julian said on 9/Sep/20
I’m probably gonna get insulted for this but I have peak Hogan at 6’5.5”
Willes190 said on 9/Sep/20
@Yao and @Canson

Get a room already. You guys are taking up enormous space with your exhaustingly long posts and re-posts.
Canson said on 7/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Sep/20

@62B, @Canson, etc. I never said 62B didn't know grandpa's height. I am just saying that if grandpa is truly 6-4 and met a taller Hogan, then maybe the Hogan grandpa met at Meet N' Greet was wearing lifts.

You did say it. You clearly said that you’re not going to get into a silly debate about his grandpa and that it sounded like he was 6-3ish. The “excuse” about the lifts is complete crap because you know that you’re wrong.

@62B, I am not going to get into a silly debate about grandpa, but it sounded like he was 6-3ish, same as Hogan, except maybe he stood next to a Hogan wearing "wrestler boots". If it was a meet n' greet for the fans, it was likely that Hogan was wearing lifts. Here's a website actually selling pro-wrestling boots with built-in lifts that can instantly increase height by 3 inches. You, grandpa, Canson, and others here have been bamboozled and didn't even know it. LMAO.

Response: Brother maybe your grandpa wasn't a legit 6-4 barefoot? Fact is, Hogan was shorter than Big John Studd and Big John was 1+ inches shorter than NBA great Rick Barry, who was 6-6. If Big John was 6-4ish, how can Hogan possibly be 6-5? I am not saying Hogan is 6-3 flat, I am saying he is between 6-3/6-4 peak height. I know it's my opinion true, but it's an educated opinion based on solid evidence, not wild speculation like a lot of the comments here.

And as far as

To make Yao/Lebron look shorter, you shamelessly disrespects Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets, disrespects Shaq calling him a clown not to be taken seriously, and disrespects NBA!!

You disrespected Hogan below:

Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Aug/20
Editor Rob said,
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.

Response: Hogan could claim anything he wanted. Andre the Giant claimed 7-4. Fact is, Hogan was/is/will be 6-3ish barefoot.

How is saying what I said about Falsone any worse that what you just said about Hogan? All I said was just because Falsone claimed he was 7’5 3/4” doesn’t mean he was. You flat out said Hogan can claim anything he wants. So is Hogan lying?

And be a bit more mature.

as "I don't like Yao, so I am going to make him 7-4 3/4 no matter what anybody, including Shaq and Tim Duncan, says.

To make Yao/Lebron look shorter,

That’s immature and it’s hypocritical as height has nothing to do with whether or not you like someone. Height is a fact. And you are doing the same thing making Hogan smaller. A 6’3” peak Hogan and a current 6’1” Hogan is beyond absurd. So you making Hogan smaller isn’t disrespectful? Sounds to me like it’s really anything that doesn’t support your narrative is insulting
62B said on 7/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Sep/20
Editor Rob said on 3/Sep/20
I've already explained in a video How much Do Lifts add, that getting 2 inches from huge lifts is rather hard. I'd never wrestle in those cheap lifts, they would increase chance of ligament tears or ankle breaks tremendously!

Response: You won't, but if an extra inch or 2 means the difference between WWE contract and going back to mom's basement, then there will be plenty of candidates despite the higher risk of injury. And yes, gruesome injuries do happen in the ring, some have even died. How do you think Sid Vicious snapped his leg in half jumping from top rope? That's why you never saw the Hulk jumping from the top rope and land feet first, risk of twisting an ankle or breaking leg is too high with the lifts.

@62B, @Canson, etc. I never said 62B didn't know grandpa's height. I am just saying that if grandpa is truly 6-4 and met a taller Hogan, then maybe the Hogan grandpa met at Meet N' Greet was wearing lifts. And Canson most of the time you can't act like a gentleman and most of your comments are foaming at the mouth rants like a crazy person. To make Yao/Lebron look shorter, you shamelessly disrespects Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets, disrespects Shaq calling him a clown not to be taken seriously, and disrespects NBA!! Editor Rob should ban Canson from celebheights if he doesn't clean up his act, which is getting OLD.

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It was not a "meet and greet". Hulk stopped right in front of us for a moment on his way to the ring. It is possible he was wearing boots that gave him a little lift, however my grandfather also wore shoes with a heel. I just don't see Hulk going from about an inch taller in shoes to an inch shorter barefoot than my Grandfather that day. Hulk was also always noticeably Taller than Ted Dibiase, who was around 6'3" in the early 90's (I worked out next to him at the YMCA). He was noticeably taller than Lex Luger who was about 6'2 3/4" (walked past us on the way to the ring, Stiff arming my 6'6" roommate). He was also noticeably taller than Jesse Ventura who was in the 6'3" range in the 80's. Basing your guess off of one picture that Hogan wasn't even in doesn't make sense. The Studd/Barry picture isn't even good for a height comparison.
HADS185 said on 7/Sep/20
Would you please stop the personal insulting. Nothing against a heated discussion, but if you have a peronal issue, leave it a home. I have found an auction in the net, where Hogan´s boots were sold. The site says they were 19 inches in height. You can also see the sole is pretty thick, about nearly 1 inch. But I would be surprised if you could manage to put any lifts in there. The ankle would have to be higher for that.

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@Yao there is a difference between lifts and the sole. No wrestler in the world would be able to safely thow arounds 300 lbs.+ opponents with high lifts in the boots. Try lifting a weight on your tip toes only, won´t work that well. And Hogan did a lot of power moves back then. Viscera, Kane, Jake Roberts and Big Show wore some of the thickest soled boots in the business.

And by the way, not jumping off the ropes has nothing to do with lifts. Guys like Hogan and Sid are/were too heavy to put that stress on their joints and ankles. Therefore Sid wasn´t comfortable doing the jump, but did it anymway. He wasn´t uesd to it, landed on one leg only and all 300+ lbs. of him were too much.

I don´t think Hogan was anywhere near 6´7" barefoot, but I don´t see him as short as 6´3", sorry.
Editor Rob
Custom boots with padded inserts is something a few wrestlers may have had made, but I doubt Hogan's boots had anything in them.

Hogan's signature move really done a number on his back, he performed it thousands of times and the repetive spinal load/impact is the reason he's ended up having about 10 surgeries on his back.
Canson said on 7/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Sep/20
Editor Rob said on 3/Sep/20
I've already explained in a video How much Do Lifts add, that getting 2 inches from huge lifts is rather hard. I'd never wrestle in those cheap lifts, they would increase chance of ligament tears or ankle breaks tremendously!

Response: You won't, but if an extra inch or 2 means the difference between WWE contract and going back to mom's basement, then there will be plenty of candidates despite the higher risk of injury. And yes, gruesome injuries do happen in the ring, some have even died. How do you think Sid Vicious snapped his leg in half jumping from top rope? That's why you never saw the Hulk jumping from the top rope and land feet first, risk of twisting an ankle or breaking leg is too high with the lifts.

@62B, @Canson, etc. I never said 62B didn't know grandpa's height. I am just saying that if grandpa is truly 6-4 and met a taller Hogan, then maybe the Hogan grandpa met at Meet N' Greet was wearing lifts. And Canson most of the time you can't act like a gentleman and most of your comments are foaming at the mouth rants like a crazy person. To make Yao/Lebron look shorter, you shamelessly disrespects Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets, disrespects Shaq calling him a clown not to be taken seriously, and disrespects NBA!! Editor Rob should ban Canson from celebheights if he doesn't clean up his act, which is getting OLD.

Ha. So now you are using straw man arguments? Please show me where I disrespected Anthony Falsone or Shaq and the NBA? You can’t. It’s because I don’t take what they said seriously and don’t take what you say (along with over 90% of this site) seriously. Lol come up with something better. I disrespect Anthony Falsone or Shaq? How? Because I don’t agree with them? I can find other quotes of people claiming heights that don’t fit your narratives and say the same about you but I’m not into straw man arguments. But you should realize that Rob didn’t even bother to respond back to you.

And I can show you where you’ve disrespected not only me, but 62B and also Rob Paul himself by arguing back with him when you ask him a question and he doesn’t provide you an answer you want to here (one that supports your narratives). See your “response” above. And This isn’t the first time you’ve done this.

Not to mention you openly disrespect Yao as he claimed to be 7’4 before. You may want look in the mirror before you cast stones. And Rob isn’t going to ban me. I’ve been here far longer than you and provide relevant content and estimates along with insight. You on the other hand provide outlandish statements and estimates such as Yao being 7’8” and Lebron being 6’9”. Has Rob ever changed a listing based on anything you’ve provided? No he hasn’t. Has he ever adjusted one based on evidence I’ve provided? Yes. Several of them.
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Sep/20
Editor Rob said on 3/Sep/20
I've already explained in a video How much Do Lifts add, that getting 2 inches from huge lifts is rather hard. I'd never wrestle in those cheap lifts, they would increase chance of ligament tears or ankle breaks tremendously!

Response: You won't, but if an extra inch or 2 means the difference between WWE contract and going back to mom's basement, then there will be plenty of candidates despite the higher risk of injury. And yes, gruesome injuries do happen in the ring, some have even died. How do you think Sid Vicious snapped his leg in half jumping from top rope? That's why you never saw the Hulk jumping from the top rope and land feet first, risk of twisting an ankle or breaking leg is too high with the lifts.

@62B, @Canson, etc. I never said 62B didn't know grandpa's height. I am just saying that if grandpa is truly 6-4 and met a taller Hogan, then maybe the Hogan grandpa met at Meet N' Greet was wearing lifts. And Canson most of the time you can't act like a gentleman and most of your comments are foaming at the mouth rants like a crazy person. To make Yao/Lebron look shorter, you shamelessly disrespects Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets, disrespects Shaq calling him a clown not to be taken seriously, and disrespects NBA!! Editor Rob should ban Canson from celebheights if he doesn't clean up his act, which is getting OLD.
Canson said on 5/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 3/Sep/20
HADS185 said on 3/Sep/20
I have watched Yao is 7-8 for while now. His only goal seems to be to bring Hogan´s height down as much as possible for whatever reason. Last time he stated 6´1" as Hogan´s "functional" height today. Maybe he wants to provoke the wrestling fans. No way the man is down to 6´1".

Response: Wrong. I was a huge pro-wrestling/Hogan fan. I used to stay up late as a kid watching all the pro-wrestling shows like Saturday Night's Main Event on NBC, Lucha Libre on Spanish channels, etc. Trust me, I wish Hogan was 6-11, but based on evidence, my estimate of his true barefoot height is 6-3ish max prime. And you should read my comments more carefully. I said Hogan is still 6-3 but due to back issues, he might not be able to stand straight and therefore conceivably dips to 6-1ish. I never said that Hogan's skeleton shrank by inches as Canson and some of these other trolls allege.

@62B, I believe I am right about Hogan's 6-3 barefoot height. So if you say that your Grandpa or whoever is 6-4 and shorter than Hogan, then I am going to disagree. Nothing personal bruh, peace.

@Canson, there you go again insulting people who have a different opinion. Didn't you just apologize for doing that? Yes, Hogan is 6-3ish barefoot max. I am not going to guess about how low Hogan dips during the day, to me that's just silly, I only care about max height.

@Editor Rob, An extra inch boost? Try 3, 4, 5 inch boost using lifts, sky is the limit.

Read your quote here.

“I never said that Hogan's skeleton shrank by inches as Canson and some of these other trolls allege.“

Yet you just said there I go insulting people again? Calling people trolls isn’t insulting? It is. Your statement is very hypocritical. And then you insulted 62B by telling him he doesn’t know how tall his grandfather is. Like he said you just like to argue. But it’s deeper than that. You’re wrong (not just on this estimate but on many others). And read your idiotic statement again. You have said that Hogan dipped from 6’3 to 6’1 today. So how is me saying he dipped from 6’3 to 6’1 saying he lost several inches? That’s the same as what you said. 2 inches. You’re too stupid to even comprehend what others write and you don’t understand basic math obviously

And You’re calling me and others here trolls? No. Do you realize that you just said Hogan is 6’1” now? 😂 😂 😂 😂 That’s a troll guess. He’s nowhere near that even today. And you saying he was 6’3” peak? Then you’re telling 62B that he doesn’t know how tall his grandfather was. I don’t need to say anything else. Anyone who believes Lebron is 6’9” when he’s over 2” shorter than a 6’9.75 measured guy or that the NBA measurements were the players’ high school measurements or that Yao is 7-8 or that Melo is 6’8” is a pure troll and a pure idiot. Nobody here takes you seriously quite obviously. The only thing that surprises me is that Rob hasn’t deleted most of your comments. He did that for someone else who estimated lower and said that they “aren’t serious comments”. Neither are yours . I mean when someone says their highest height during the day is midday or that it’s different for everyone isn’t worth arguing with. That’s pure science that it’s directly out of bed
Canson said on 3/Sep/20
62B said on 2/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Aug/20

@62B, I am not going to get into a silly debate about grandpa, but it sounded like he was 6-3ish, same as Hogan, except maybe he stood next to a Hogan wearing "wrestler boots". If it was a meet n' greet for the fans, it was likely that Hogan was wearing lifts. Here's a website actually selling pro-wrestling boots with built-in lifts that can instantly increase height by 3 inches. You, grandpa, Canson, and others here have been bamboozled and didn't even know it. LMAO.

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There is no debate. Guys like you aren't interested in the truth, you just want to argue. You can think what you want. You however are wrong. Good day.

Wise idea. He is an idiot. Lol that’s borderline insulting to tell you that he’s not going to get into a debate with you over how tall your grandfather was. Had he ever met him? Or you? 😂 😂 with that statement it is crystal clear. And HADS185 elaborates even further.
Hotpots said on 3/Sep/20
6-5.5 peak
Yao is 7-8 said on 3/Sep/20
HADS185 said on 3/Sep/20
I have watched Yao is 7-8 for while now. His only goal seems to be to bring Hogan´s height down as much as possible for whatever reason. Last time he stated 6´1" as Hogan´s "functional" height today. Maybe he wants to provoke the wrestling fans. No way the man is down to 6´1".

Response: Wrong. I was a huge pro-wrestling/Hogan fan. I used to stay up late as a kid watching all the pro-wrestling shows like Saturday Night's Main Event on NBC, Lucha Libre on Spanish channels, etc. Trust me, I wish Hogan was 6-11, but based on evidence, my estimate of his true barefoot height is 6-3ish max prime. And you should read my comments more carefully. I said Hogan is still 6-3 but due to back issues, he might not be able to stand straight and therefore conceivably dips to 6-1ish. I never said that Hogan's skeleton shrank by inches as Canson and some of these other trolls allege.

@62B, I believe I am right about Hogan's 6-3 barefoot height. So if you say that your Grandpa or whoever is 6-4 and shorter than Hogan, then I am going to disagree. Nothing personal bruh, peace.

@Canson, there you go again insulting people who have a different opinion. Didn't you just apologize for doing that? Yes, Hogan is 6-3ish barefoot max. I am not going to guess about how low Hogan dips during the day, to me that's just silly, I only care about max height.

@Editor Rob, An extra inch boost? Try 3, 4, 5 inch boost using lifts, sky is the limit.
Editor Rob
I've already explained in a video How much Do Lifts add, that getting 2 inches from huge lifts is rather hard.

I'd never wrestle in those cheap lifts, they would increase chance of ligament tears or ankle breaks tremendously!
HADS185 said on 3/Sep/20
I have watched Yao is 7-8 for while now. His only goal seems to be to bring Hogan´s height down as much as possible for whatever reason. Last time he stated 6´1" as Hogan´s "functional" height today. Maybe he wants to provoke the wrestling fans. No way the man is down to 6´1".

He constantly cites a picture of Rick Barry and John Studd as his holy grail. Is that all you´ve got? A bad picture of two men, which does not even show their lower bodies? You can´t see stance, footwear, let alone the ground level. And on top John looks relaxed and Barry is standing upright wearing a cap. Useless !

Then he goes further and tries bringing down Christopher Reeve to 6´1", because he has a photo with John Studd. Again, first of all Reeve was at or close to 6´3" and if Hogan was 6´3" all along it would have looked like this picture. But it did not. Hogan, One Man Gang and Studd were not that far apart in height, with Hogan being shortest at 6´4.5", Gang 6´5" and Studd around 6´5.5". Put on wrestling boots and all look taller by at least an inch.

To me Hogan at his peak was the same height as Bill Fralic, whose lowest listing was 6´4.5", but usually 6´5". Studd stood with him too and looked around 1 inch taller when he stretched himself out. Anything lower is impossible, because it would make other wrestlers, actors, celebs and sports guys way short. Trump or Muhammad Ali for example would have been under ore barely 6 feet tall.

But keep on putting up photos of wrestlers hunching over, looking down or being 60+ years old for poor judgement.
62B said on 2/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Aug/20

@62B, I am not going to get into a silly debate about grandpa, but it sounded like he was 6-3ish, same as Hogan, except maybe he stood next to a Hogan wearing "wrestler boots". If it was a meet n' greet for the fans, it was likely that Hogan was wearing lifts. Here's a website actually selling pro-wrestling boots with built-in lifts that can instantly increase height by 3 inches. You, grandpa, Canson, and others here have been bamboozled and didn't even know it. LMAO.

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There is no debate. Guys like you aren't interested in the truth, you just want to argue. You can think what you want. You however are wrong. Good day.
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Sep/20
Editor Rob said on 31/Aug/20
If any wrestler is wearing lifts, it will be custom boots with proper lifts. No links to wrestling site affiliate pages that are selling 5 dollar lifts at 29.99 :)

Response: So you didn't post my link, hmm, ok. Well of course the top pro-wrestlers will have everything custom-made for thousands of dollars. But for the amateurs who are just starting their careers and want to be 3+ inches taller, the cheap boots might just do :).
Editor Rob
The same lifts on that site (which is trying to flog them at 29.99) are available for under 10 dollars on ebay/amazon from many sellers.

I wouldn't wrestle in them. Custom-boots with glued and moulded lifts are a must for any wrestler who wants an extra inch boost...
Canson said on 2/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Aug/20
JT said on 30/Aug/20
Hogan’s much larger here two years later at age 25 with ~5’10” Lance Russell Click Here and with no reason for any height loss by this time (or throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s). Hogan arguably does not even look 6'5" here unless he's barefoot/in thin flip flops and/or Russell is in cowboy boots. It would be interesting to know the height of the two guys next to Hogan here before his wrestling days Click Here However, it looks like everyone in the band was wearing some big-heeled footwear.

Response: Exactly JT, there is a reason these wrestlers wear these huge wrestling boots, you can hide a lot of lift in there. LMAO. Hogan didn't look 6-5? Yeh, that's because he was 6-3.

@62B, I am not going to get into a silly debate about grandpa, but it sounded like he was 6-3ish, same as Hogan, except maybe he stood next to a Hogan wearing "wrestler boots". If it was a meet n' greet for the fans, it was likely that Hogan was wearing lifts. Here's a website actually selling pro-wrestling boots with built-in lifts that can instantly increase height by 3 inches. You, grandpa, Canson, and others here have been bamboozled and didn't even know it. LMAO.


Editor Rob

If any wrestler is wearing lifts, it will be custom boots with proper lifts. No links to wrestling site affiliate pages that are selling 5 dollar lifts at 29.99 :)

Listen to how stupid you sound. You’re telling someone how tall their grandfather was or wasn’t. I’m sure that 62B would have an idea being he was 6’3” himself at his peak. You use the stupidest arguments here just to support your narratives. Then you contradict yourself when the same argument (that comes out of your mouth) comes out of someone else’s when it doesn’t support a different narrative for a different celebrity. Case in point you said anything they measure is valid throughout the day. So are you saying Hulk Hogan was only 6’2” range if he measured 6’3-6’3.25 in the morning? Because you used that argument against me with more than one celeb that you wanted to be taller than they actually are.
RoelC said on 2/Sep/20
JT said on 30/Aug/20
The tallest I would give John Studd is 6’6”. Studd and ~ 6’6” One Man Gang Click Here and 6’2” Tony Atlas Click Here Studd and ~ 5'8" Mean Gene Click Here
I assume Hogan is referring to both height and weight, especially since Hogan claims he got the nickname “Hulk” b/c he was allegedly bigger than Ferrigno (the "Hulk" nickname makes no sense if referring to height).
The claimed meeting between Hogan and Ferrigno must have been after 1977 b/c Hogan in 1977 (age 23-24) would have looked anorexic next to Ferrigno Click Here Hogan’s much larger here two years later at age 25 with ~5’10” Lance Russell Click Here and with no reason for any height loss by this time (or throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s). Hogan arguably does not even look 6'5" here unless he's barefoot/in thin flip flops and/or Russell is in cowboy boots.
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Not sure if Hogan was involved in both his autobiographies "My life outside the ring" & "Hollywood Hulk Hogan", but in those biographies he tells a contradicting story about this meeting.

In the book "My life outside the ring" he claims he got the nickname 'Hulk' when he was wrestling in Jerry Jarret's CWA wrestling promotion in Memphis, Tennessee. He claimed it was Jerry Jarret who mentioned that he dwarfed Lou Ferrigno and should be given the nickname 'Hulk'.

Yet in the book "Hollywood Hulk Hogan" he claimed this meeting between him & Lou occured in Mobile, Alabama when Hogan was still wrestling in Louie Tillet's Alabama wrestling territory. And it was the TV host that said Hogan was dwarfing The Hulk.

Seriously, everything that comes out of Hogan's mouth can be taken with a huge grain of salt. I'm willing to bet that if you ask Lou Ferrigno about this story, he will probably have no memory of said meeting.
viper said on 2/Sep/20
Is Yao getting paid to troll?

This is amazing
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
@JT: I agree on Hogan’s height of 6’5 range. He would’ve been close in height with you and taller than I am in his prime. I’m 6’4.25”. Michael Cooper I agree on as someone I know who’s met him said he’s a legit 6’5”. At least he was.and Rambis at 6’8” I agree with. Worst case maybe he was just shy of it. But with Ferrigno I never saw a legit 6’4”. I could see 192 max for him if not 191-192 peak height.
Yao is 7-8 said on 31/Aug/20
JT said on 30/Aug/20
Hogan’s much larger here two years later at age 25 with ~5’10” Lance Russell Click Here and with no reason for any height loss by this time (or throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s). Hogan arguably does not even look 6'5" here unless he's barefoot/in thin flip flops and/or Russell is in cowboy boots. It would be interesting to know the height of the two guys next to Hogan here before his wrestling days Click Here However, it looks like everyone in the band was wearing some big-heeled footwear.

Response: Exactly JT, there is a reason these wrestlers wear these huge wrestling boots, you can hide a lot of lift in there. LMAO. Hogan didn't look 6-5? Yeh, that's because he was 6-3.

@62B, I am not going to get into a silly debate about grandpa, but it sounded like he was 6-3ish, same as Hogan, except maybe he stood next to a Hogan wearing "wrestler boots". If it was a meet n' greet for the fans, it was likely that Hogan was wearing lifts. Here's a website actually selling pro-wrestling boots with built-in lifts that can instantly increase height by 3 inches. You, grandpa, Canson, and others here have been bamboozled and didn't even know it. LMAO.


Editor Rob

If any wrestler is wearing lifts, it will be custom boots with proper lifts. No links to wrestling site affiliate pages that are selling 5 dollar lifts at 29.99 :)
viper said on 31/Aug/20
The Christopher Loyd pic dispels any notion Hogan was just 6-3, lol

He looks 6-6-6-7 there
JT said on 30/Aug/20
The tallest I would give John Studd is 6’6”. Studd and ~ 6’6” One Man Gang Click Here and 6’2” Tony Atlas Click Here Studd and ~ 5'8" Mean Gene Click Here



Editor Rob said,
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.

I assume Hogan is referring to both height and weight, especially since Hogan claims he got the nickname “Hulk” b/c he was allegedly bigger than Ferrigno (the "Hulk" nickname makes no sense if referring to height).

The claimed meeting between Hogan and Ferrigno must have been after 1977 b/c Hogan in 1977 (age 23-24) would have looked anorexic next to Ferrigno Click Here Hogan’s much larger here two years later at age 25 with ~5’10” Lance Russell Click Here and with no reason for any height loss by this time (or throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s). Hogan arguably does not even look 6'5" here unless he's barefoot/in thin flip flops and/or Russell is in cowboy boots.

Even a 6’5” Hogan would have been noticeably taller than Ferrigno considering how Ferrigno looked with Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper Click Here I saw Cooper up close in the early 1980s and he looked a legit 6’5” (and very thin). Rambis was around 6’8” back then.

It would be interesting to know the height of the two guys next to Hogan here before his wrestling days Click Here However, it looks like everyone in the band was wearing some big-heeled footwear.
Canson said on 30/Aug/20
I would think that 62B knew how tall his grandfather was being he himself was 6’3” in his prime. Also he did mention a reference to a 6’6” friend of his as well for what it’s worth
62B said on 30/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Aug/20
62B said on 27/Aug/20
Fact is, is that Hogan was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather in 1980 when he stood right next to him. Fact is. My roommate in the Army who saw Hogan many times said Hogan was in between my 6'3 1/4" and our other roommates 6'6".

Response: Brother maybe your grandpa wasn't a legit 6-4 barefoot? Fact is, Hogan was shorter than Big John Studd and Big John was 1+ inches shorter than NBA great Rick Barry, who was 6-6. If Big John was 6-4ish, how can Hogan possibly be 6-5? I am not saying Hogan is 6-3 flat, I am saying he is between 6-3/6-4 peak height. I know it's my opinion true, but it's an educated opinion based on solid evidence, not wild speculation like a lot of the comments here.
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My Grandfather was an easy 6'4" when we saw Hogan and closer to 6'5" when young. He did eventually shrink to about 6'3 1/2" . We did a barefoot back to back for my Grandmother when I was 19 and 6'3 1/4". He still edged me out by about a 1/4". The first thing my Grandmother commented was that he had lost even more height.
Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 29/Aug/20
Just out of interest, as I’m 6’3 on the dot would I edge out Hulk Hogan?

Response: I'd say nowadays you would because Hogan is approaching 70 and has back problems, so most of the time he probably can't even stand straight due to pain. Hogan's daily functional height is probably 6-1ish, though if the Hulk blocks out the pain or takes a massive dose of oxycodone and stretch out as straight as possible, he would still be in the 6-3 range.
6'3 Julian said on 29/Aug/20
Just out of interest, as I’m 6’3 on the dot would I edge out Hulk Hogan?
Canson said on 28/Aug/20
@62B: well by his standards, Hogan May very well be 6’4”. He himself said once that the time of the day doesn’t matter so by deduction if he believes a 6’3.25 being his height then he would probably be 6’4” out of bed. See how it can’t work both ways!!!!!
Canson said on 28/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Aug/20
Editor Rob said,
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.

Response: Hogan could claim anything he wanted. Andre the Giant claimed 7-4. Fact is, Hogan was/is/will be 6-3ish barefoot.

Why does that logic only apply when you want someone to be a certain height? Other times you would welcome what they say as “sheer evidence”
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Aug/20
62B said on 27/Aug/20
Fact is, is that Hogan was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather in 1980 when he stood right next to him. Fact is. My roommate in the Army who saw Hogan many times said Hogan was in between my 6'3 1/4" and our other roommates 6'6".

Response: Brother maybe your grandpa wasn't a legit 6-4 barefoot? Fact is, Hogan was shorter than Big John Studd and Big John was 1+ inches shorter than NBA great Rick Barry, who was 6-6. If Big John was 6-4ish, how can Hogan possibly be 6-5? I am not saying Hogan is 6-3 flat, I am saying he is between 6-3/6-4 peak height. I know it's my opinion true, but it's an educated opinion based on solid evidence, not wild speculation like a lot of the comments here.
Hong said on 28/Aug/20
Click Here @Yao is7-8.How do you think a 6ft3 Hogan manages to look so huge next to a solid 6footer like Christopher Lloyd,do you think Lloyd was shorter maybe 5ft9?
62B said on 27/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Aug/20
Editor Rob said,
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.

Response: Hogan could claim anything he wanted. Andre the Giant claimed 7-4. Fact is, Hogan was/is/will be 6-3ish barefoot.
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Fact is, is that Hogan was taller than my 6'4" Grandfather in 1980 when he stood right next to him. Fact is. My roommate in the Army who saw Hogan many times said Hogan was in between my 6'3 1/4" and our other roommates 6'6". Fact is my stepdad sat right next to Hulk on a flight from Japan and also said Hulk was bigger and taller than my Grandfather. You are certainly entitled to believe what you want to about Hulks peak height, but it is still just your opinion, not fact. I personally have a hard time not seeing Hulk as a solid 6'5" guy at his peak. It's possible in my opinion he could have been a fraction above or below 6'5".
Editor Rob
I'd have liked to see an early 20's Hogan with Ferrigno back in the gym days...to claim he dwarfed him is some statement
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Aug/20
JT said on 18/Aug/20
You’re transfixed on that one Yao-Muresan pic where we can’t see anything from the abdomens down, including their stances, footwear, and the ground. To estimate anyone’s height, you need full body pics where all of this can be taken into consideration, including whether there is a camera tilt. The Yao-Muresan pic is no more reliable than this.

Response: I agree that not all photos are the same. However, Yao/Muresan pic was reliable because it was candid and they were both standing on a basketball court being interviewed. The Shaq/Yao pic you showed is not reliable because Yao was behind Shaq and leaning, plus it looked like it was professionally photo-shopped, not a candid image. If you want to see a candid Yao/Shaq photo, see below. Yao is 7-7+ barefoot my man. I am sure of it.

Click Here

Why do you always use pics that favor Yao as evidence? Yao is clearly closer to the camera than Shaq and Shaq is “sinking” in the distance. But when someone uses a pic where they’re close up when the difference is much smaller, you always downplay the difference. You do the same with Lebron but in the opposite direction. You take a picture where he is close up with a 6’9” range guy and you can’t see footwear etc and the pic is distorted just like with Enes Kanter.

So let’s take a vote now. Everyone else here on this forum. Which pic is better? Pic 1 or the field (pics 2 or 3)?

1)

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2) Click Here

3)

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Yao is 7-8 said on 26/Aug/20
Editor Rob said,
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.

Response: Hogan could claim anything he wanted. Andre the Giant claimed 7-4. Fact is, Hogan was/is/will be 6-3ish barefoot.
RP said on 25/Aug/20
Rob, you should add young Terry’s” Lou Ferrigno” statement into his comments section.
viper said on 24/Aug/20
What's strange is Hogan can look taller than 6-5.5 Hillbilly Jim
Editor Rob
Hogan once claimed in his early years at Gold's Gym he dwarfed fellow Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) and was 6ft 6 and a half.
JT said on 22/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
@JT perhaps 7’6.5?

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Not sure if he’d hit that height unless he was measured shortly after getting out of bed Yao seemed to look taller in more recent pics, like with other Rockets centers Click Here Click Here , although with his hair it’s hard to figure out where the top of his scalp is.
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
@6’3 Julian and JT: I doubt it. 7’5” barefoot like he was measured before
Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Aug/20
JT said on 18/Aug/20
You’re transfixed on that one Yao-Muresan pic where we can’t see anything from the abdomens down, including their stances, footwear, and the ground. To estimate anyone’s height, you need full body pics where all of this can be taken into consideration, including whether there is a camera tilt. The Yao-Muresan pic is no more reliable than this.

Response: I agree that not all photos are the same. However, Yao/Muresan pic was reliable because it was candid and they were both standing on a basketball court being interviewed. The Shaq/Yao pic you showed is not reliable because Yao was behind Shaq and leaning, plus it looked like it was professionally photo-shopped, not a candid image. If you want to see a candid Yao/Shaq photo, see below. Yao is 7-7+ barefoot my man. I am sure of it.

Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
@JT perhaps 7’6.5?
Canson said on 19/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Aug/20
Pdoggy said on 17/Aug/20
Show a pic with Rick Barry and Hulk Hogan

Response: There is a clear pic of Big John Studd with Rick Barry. You admit that Bigh John was taller than the Hulk right?

Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Yao is 7-8: I agree with you that he wasn’t 6’6” afternoon height in his prime. But 6’6” out of bed was a strong possibility. As for Rick Barry, I am not sure when that pic was taken. Maybe he was 6’5/6’6 or 6’6” flat so that would likely make him edge Hogan and even more so if that were post 1980 for Hogan as he began to lose height then.

Response: You forgot about Big John Studd, who was taller than Hogan but shorter than Barry. Barry doesn't just edge Hogan, he was 3 inches taller, though there is no pic, but you can deduce from Barry/Studd photo. Barry Studd Hogan. Capiche?

Like you said there is no picture of Barry and Hogan so we cannot assume at his peak that he was 3” shorter. But I’ve posted pics of Donald Trump which you ignored and he’s clearly at least 6’5” in them
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Pdoggy said on 17/Aug/20
Show a pic with Rick Barry and Hulk Hogan

We’re yet to see one
JT said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/Aug/20
JT said on 11/Aug/20
Joakim Noah measured 6’10.5 w/o shoes (or ~ 6’11.75 w/shoes) so Yao (age 32-33 here) is obviously nowhere near 7’8” or even 7'7". Click Here You can make the case for a full 7’6” Yao though.

Response: JT do you even look at your own pic? The tape measure you pasted on the photo clearly shows Yao to be close to 7-9 in shoes! Jesus Joseph.

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Look again. Yao probably hits 7’8” when in shoes and counting his thick hair – Yao is maybe 7’6” w/o shoes and when measuring to the top of his scalp, or in other words how everyone else's height is measured.

You’re transfixed on that one Yao-Muresan pic where we can’t see anything from the abdomens down, including their stances, footwear, and the ground. To estimate anyone’s height, you need full body pics where all of this can be taken into consideration, including whether there is a camera tilt. The Yao-Muresan pic is no more reliable than this Click Here

Plus, never rely on just one pic to nail down someone’s height, even if it’s a full-body pic where the stances, footwear, and ground can be seen Click Here As Dirk (probably strong 6’11”) is leaning, that puts Yao at no more than 7’3”, right??
Yao is 7-8 said on 18/Aug/20
Pdoggy said on 17/Aug/20
Show a pic with Rick Barry and Hulk Hogan

Response: There is a clear pic of Big John Studd with Rick Barry. You admit that Bigh John was taller than the Hulk right?

Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Yao is 7-8: I agree with you that he wasn’t 6’6” afternoon height in his prime. But 6’6” out of bed was a strong possibility. As for Rick Barry, I am not sure when that pic was taken. Maybe he was 6’5/6’6 or 6’6” flat so that would likely make him edge Hogan and even more so if that were post 1980 for Hogan as he began to lose height then.

Response: You forgot about Big John Studd, who was taller than Hogan but shorter than Barry. Barry doesn't just edge Hogan, he was 3 inches taller, though there is no pic, but you can deduce from Barry/Studd photo. Barry Studd Hogan. Capiche?
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
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Hogan with 6’6ish Sid

Too little height difference for Hogan to be 6’3”. Considering a tilted head by Sid that’s about what you would expect for a 6’6/6’6.25 guy and a 6’5-6’5.5 range guy

Here is Hogan and Andre the Giant in a different picture outside of the ring. Still at most a 5” difference on the account of Andre’s large head again consistent with a 6’10 range guy and a 6’5 range guy

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6’2 Donald Trump (worst case weak 6’2) peak and Hogan. Too much height difference to say Hogan is only 6’3 too little to call him 6’6” and that is with an unknown variable with footwear

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Then Hogan Trump and Andre (footwear is unknown). If we call it even, Hogan can pass for 6’5.5 with a 6’2 Trump. In reality, 6’5.25 looks better and is what Hogan looks the most on this site.

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That said, a 6’3” peak Hogan is out of the question. He was no less than 6’5” in his prime. Outside chance at 6’5.5” but probably very little probability that he was ever 6’5.5-6’6 range. He did lose 2” in height whether people want to believe it or not. Keep in mind that Alan32080 met him in person multiple times and confirmed something else that Hogan has said himself, that he had vertebrae removed which does translate to height loss in many cases. Alan also argued that Hogan didn’t look as low as 6’3” flat today and guessed no lower than 6’3.25 but also said 6’3.5 is possible. I could see the argument for a hair over today but can make a case for 6’3” flat. But his poor posture is consistent with that of the Big Show and the Undertaker who also don’t always walk their tallest.

Last but not least here is Hogan with Muhammad Ali. Not sure if he was still at his peak here but he’s clearly not just 6’3” with a 6’2 or 6’2 1/2” range guy. Minimum would be about 6’4 or 6’4.5 (footwear unknown of course) here with Ali

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Cases for peak height

A 195 cm is the Absolute lowest I could argue and that’s with his footwear being The X Factor at times. Not likely but possible

B 196-196.5 is the most likely (6’5.25ish) 198 out of bed (6’6)

C 195.5-196 is the second most likely meaning he would be 197-198 out of bed and consistent with Tiny Lister

D 196.5-197 is up with 195.5-196 but that’s about as high as he could still measure in the afternoon meaning he’d be closing in on 199 out of bed

E 197-198 not likely but likelier than 6’3

Current height I’ll say is 190-191 range. Chance of 191 still
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
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Hogan with 6’6ish Sid

Too little height difference for Hogan to be 6’3”. Considering a tilted head by Sid that’s about what you would expect for a 6’6/6’6.25 guy and a 6’5-6’5.5 range guy

Here is Hogan and Andre the Giant in a different picture outside of the ring. Still at most a 5” difference on the account of Andre’s large head again consistent with a 6’10 range guy and a 6’5 range guy

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6’2 Donald Trump (worst case weak 6’2) peak and Hogan. Too much height difference to say Hogan is only 6’3 too little to call him 6’6” and that is with an unknown variable with footwear

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Then Hogan Trump and Andre (footwear is unknown). If we call it even, Hogan can pass for 6’5.5 with a 6’2 Trump. In reality, 6’5.25 looks better and is what Hogan looks the most on this site.

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That said, a 6’3” peak Hogan is out of the question. He was no less than 6’5” in his prime. Outside chance at 6’5.5” but probably very little probability that he was ever 6’5.5-6’6 range.

Last but not least here is Hogan with Muhammad Ali. Not sure if he was still at his peak here but he’s clearly not just 6’3” with a 6’2 or 6’2 1/2” range guy. Minimum would be about 6’4 or 6’4.5 (footwear unknown of course) here with Ali

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Final verdict

A 195 cm is the Absolute lowest I could argue and that’s with his footwear being The X Factor at times. Not likely but possible

B 196-196.5 is the most likely (6’5.25ish) 198 out of bed (6’6)

C 195.5-196 is the second most likely

D 196.5-197 is another possibility but that’s about as high as he could still measure in the afternoon meaning he’d be closing in on 199 out of bed

E 197-198 not likely but likelier than 6’3
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
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Hogan with 6’6ish Sid

Too little height difference for Hogan to be 6’3”. Considering a tilted head by Sid that’s about what you would expect for a 6’6/6’6.25 guy and a 6’5-6’5.5 range guy

Here is Hogan and Andre the Giant in a different picture outside of the ring. Still at most a 5” difference on the account of Andre’s large head again consistent with a 6’10 range guy and a 6’5 range guy

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6’2 Donald Trump (worst case weak 6’2) peak and Hogan. Too much height difference to say Hogan is only 6’3 too little to call him 6’6” and that is with an unknown variable with footwear

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Then Hogan Trump and Andre (footwear is unknown). If we call it even, Hogan can pass for 6’5.5 with a 6’2 Trump. In reality, 6’5.25 looks better and is what Hogan looks the most on this site.

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That said, a 6’3” peak Hogan is out of the question. He was no less than 6’5” in his prime. Outside chance at 6’5.5” but probably very little probability that he was ever 6’5.5-6’6 range.

Last but not least here is Hogan with Muhammad Ali. Not sure if he was still at his peak here but he’s clearly not just 6’3” with a 6’2 or 6’2 1/2” range guy. Minimum would be about 6’4 or 6’4.5 (footwear unknown of course) here with Ali

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Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Yao is 7-8: I agree with you that he wasn’t 6’6” afternoon height in his prime. But 6’6” out of bed was a strong possibility. But for him to have only been 6’3” in his prime is just not realistic. That would’ve meant that Andre was only an afternoon 6’8”. He was clearly at least a 6’10” guy. You even said yourself that you believe that he was 6’10” peak height. Rob has both wrestlers overlisted by his standard of an afternoon height. It’s clear Andre was not 7’0” but also clear he was at least 6’10”. As for Rick Barry, I am not sure when that pic was taken. Maybe he was 6’5/6’6 or 6’6” flat so that would likely make him edge Hogan and even more so if that were post 1980 for Hogan as he began to lose height then

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Canson said on 17/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Aug/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Aug/20
Just looked at a bunch of pics with Hogan and Muhammad Ali. Not sure how anyone could possibly give Hogan less than 6'6" peak.

Response: Because Rick Barry was barely 6-6 and prime Hogan was MUCH shorter than Barry. So how is 6-6 possible?

@Canson, Oh that Bradley/Yao pic again. And I present the Yao/Muresan pic, and we are at a stalemate again. Lol. RoelC was mixing Olympic reported heights with NBA measured heights. Yao was only measured twice barefoot by the NBA/Coach Falsone. 7-5 in 2002 and 7-5 3/4 in 2003, and that meant Yao was growing. Accept it, Yao is taller than Bradley, maybe not in 2002, but for sure in 2003 and later. And I don't know much about Kobe since he is pre-Silver, but if he is 6-5, then Lebron is 3.5 inches taller than him. Again, I'm talking against the wall stretch yourself MAX height here, not bent leg relaxing with fans/family evening height. Capiche? SMH.

Roel C is mixing NBA measurements with Olympic? 😂 What a lame excuse. Listen to yourself. And he is correct. Yao didn’t grow in the NBA. He was fully grown when he entered. The 7’5.75 that he mentioned is likely due to the deviation between morning and afternoon as all of his measurements are in the 7’5” range. A guy his size loses over an inch in a day so I don’t see why it’s so hard to believe. As for the picture with Bradley and Yao, I keep using it because it’s definitive concrete evidence. Neither men grew after that pic was taken. You like to use quotes from others or assessments from guys like Shaq or Bill Welsh when they are convenient but Shaq back to back with Yao (which I’ve posted before) clearly shows Yao isn’t 8” taller than him. Yao looked 7’5” like Roel C said. And as for Kobe, that again shows your blatant double standard. Kobe was 6’4.75” as measured by his wife so his measurement is probably accurate seeing as how he looks 1.5” shorter than Melo. You’re making excuses now and trying to make him taller to keep Lebron at 6’8.5 and Melo at 6’7.5-6’8”. And now you’re saying Lebron has 3.5” on Kobe? 😂 😂 😂. You had to give Kobe the extra 1/4” just to maintain some credibility because you know there is now way it’s a 4” diff. Look at the pic below again. How is Lebron even 3.5” taller than Kobe, Yao is 7-8?

They all line up to their supposed measurements

Kobe 6’4.75
Melo 6’6.25 which he also looks in person
Lebron 6’7.25

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Pdoggy said on 17/Aug/20
Show a pic with Rick Barry and Hulk Hogan
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Aug/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Aug/20
Just looked at a bunch of pics with Hogan and Muhammad Ali. Not sure how anyone could possibly give Hogan less than 6'6" peak.

Response: Because Rick Barry was barely 6-6 and prime Hogan was MUCH shorter than Barry. So how is 6-6 possible?

@Canson, Oh that Bradley/Yao pic again. And I present the Yao/Muresan pic, and we are at a stalemate again. Lol. RoelC was mixing Olympic reported heights with NBA measured heights. Yao was only measured twice barefoot by the NBA/Coach Falsone. 7-5 in 2002 and 7-5 3/4 in 2003, and that meant Yao was growing. Accept it, Yao is taller than Bradley, maybe not in 2002, but for sure in 2003 and later. And I don't know much about Kobe since he is pre-Silver, but if he is 6-5, then Lebron is 3.5 inches taller than him. Again, I'm talking against the wall stretch yourself MAX height here, not bent leg relaxing with fans/family evening height. Capiche? SMH.
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/Aug/20

Response: JT do you even look at your own pic? The tape measure you pasted on the photo clearly shows Yao to be close to 7-9 in shoes! Jesus Joseph.

You must not be looking at the same pic as JT. Yao’s long hair doesn’t even hit 7’9”.

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Vegas' said on 15/Aug/20
Yao nba basketball is nowhere near as taxing on the body as pro wrestling. This article from 2011 just highlights the difference between the lifestyle of pro wrestlers and NFL stars Click Here

Kareem probably has lost height. Tacko Fall measured 7'5 1/4 barefoot Click Here show me evidence Kareem had as many back, knee and hip operations as Hogan last 20 years..

There are studies done that shows aging causes height loss. It's been verified. Yes not everyone loses height at same rate. My uncle was about 6'1 peak and still solid 6 foot in his early 70s, His sister my aunt was probably 5'6-5'7 back in early 90s and last I saw her she had dropped 2-3 inches by her mid late 70s.
Pdoggy said on 14/Aug/20
Just looked at a bunch of pics with Hogan and Muhammad Ali. Not sure how anyone could possibly give Hogan less than 6'6" peak.
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/Aug/20
JT said on 11/Aug/20
Joakim Noah measured 6’10.5 w/o shoes (or ~ 6’11.75 w/shoes) so Yao (age 32-33 here) is obviously nowhere near 7’8” or even 7'7". Click Here You can make the case for a full 7’6” Yao though.

Response: JT do you even look at your own pic? The tape measure you pasted on the photo clearly shows Yao to be close to 7-9 in shoes! Jesus Joseph.
Canson said on 13/Aug/20
Response to Canson & Viper: True the last official measurement of Yao was 7-5 3/4 barefoot done by Coach Falsone in 2003, but Yao was only 23 and not done growing. Bradley obviously made that comment out of insecurity, but one of the back to back photos showed otherwise as they were the same height or the difference was barely noticeable. I would concede that Bradley was MAYBE 1/2" taller in 2002 since Bradley officially measured 7-5 1/2" and Yao 7-5, but since then Yao has grown 2+ inches to 7-7+. My main evidence? 29 yr old Yao was taller than 7-7 Muresan.

Again since you love to believe Claims so much.

Chinese Basketball player. Shawn Bradley, another giant of the court has been quoted as saying: "He's not as tall as me. If he's 7-6, I'm 7-8". Yao has stated "I'm 7-6".

That’s clearly more than 1/2” difference. But your density of course suggest otherwise. Either way Shawn Bradley’s pre draft is listed below. He was 7’5.5 when drafted so Yao is clearly not that tall.

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As for the remainder of your conspiracy theories, I’ll let Roel C’s post to you do the talking. Yao clearly didn’t grow. He measured taller then shorter then taller. That’s time of the day not height growth.

Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
@Canson, Mickie, LOL is right, that you 2 gents think Love is taller than Lebron. I don't know what to say. And since this is Yao page, Yao is 7-7+ barefoot.

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Love is taller. Sorry. Love also measured taller at the draft

Yao is 7’5”. Accept it. He’s not 7’7” or 7’8”
Canson said on 13/Aug/20
Bruh, Lebron is 6-8 1/2, Melo is 6-7 1/2/6-8, and Kobe was 6-6, why is that so hard to comprehend? Kobe was listed as 6-7 when he first got to the NBA and then revised to 6-6. Lebron is not 4 inches taller than Kobe, he is about 2.5 inches taller. And Perk was not 6-8, he was at least 6-9 1/2, that was just wrong for you to just take off 2 inches from Perk's height like that.

It’s not hard to comprehend. You’re wrong and that’s hard to accept or comprehend on your end. Kobe was listed at 6’6” when he first came in the league. That was changed to 6’7” his second year when he spent time as a 6th man then as a starter his 3rd year. He played some small forward which is why they changed. Then it went back to 6’6”. But since you are so into what people claim (You cling on to Anthony Falsone or whatever supports someone being taller than they really are):

I'm 5'4" and Kobe is 6'4" and 3/4 to be exact. 😊 - Vanessa Bryant

I'm six-six, but my kids are quick to remind me that I'm actually Six-Four and a half without shoes.- Kobe Bryant

But knowing you, there is going to be an excuse.

So I’ve mentioned many times that I’ve seen Melo in person. He is not 6’7” let alone 6’8”. He’s what Rob lists him and if you see him next to 6’4 3/4” Kobe that’s exactly why you think he’s 6’7.5” because he’s 6’6.25 next to a 6’4.75” guy. Lebron has Melo by only max 1” if not 2cm and is about 6’7” next to Melo. He was measured 6’7.25” when he was drafted. That’s the most that I will ever argue he is. If you want to believe in something that isn’t true, be my guest. But Again, since you can’t comprehend what you read, here are the 2003 NBA pre drafts. If anything, they would be shorter than listed and not taller. Prime example Dwayne Wade admitted he’s 6’3.25” not 6’3.75 (look at his page). He’s probably 6’3” max afternoon height.

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Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 10/Aug/20
Kareem had internal organ surgeries to my knowledge not multiple back, knee and hip operations. Kareem also didn't abuse steriods which end up destroying your body. Look at how pro wrestling are dead before 50 compared to NBA players!

Response: Kareem played in the NBA until 42 yrs old what do you think that did to his back, knees, hips, and other joints? His medical problems and injuries are just as serious, if not more so, than Hogan's. Plus, Kareem is much older than Hogan and has more height to lose. Given all that, Kareem barely lost any height, maybe 1/4" give or take. That old age makes you lose height is garbage. If that were true, and Hogan did lose 3 inches cause he is old and injured, then Kareem would have lost 5 inches and be around 6-9 by now. ROFLMAO.
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
And The reason I am so demonstrative with you is because you sound extremely silly and make weak comebacks and use poor pictures. Others just don’t bother to respond. And by the way regardless of whether or not Falsone said he’s 7’5.75 (could be an early morning measurement), why do you believe he’s 7’7/7’8? Since you seem to believe Falsone so much.

Canson said on 11/Aug/20
It’s called bias. It’s funny how I hear “Yao’s trainer claims he measured 7’5.75” and that is supposed to be enough evidence that he isn’t 7’5” flat which he is no more than. Yet when Bradley who has a picture with him back to back said he’s 7’8” it Yao is 7’6” what is it? He can’t have it both ways. Also lmfao 😂 a 6-9 Lebron James? I’ve met Melo and he’s as listed. Meaning Kobe was as listed here. Lebron doesn’t have 4-5” on Kobe clearly

viper said on 10/Aug/20
Saying Hogan was only 6-3 and that shrinking is impossible to thinking Yao is 7-8 is peak trolling that I didn't think was possible, lol

Response to Canson & Viper: True the last official measurement of Yao was 7-5 3/4 barefoot done by Coach Falsone in 2003, but Yao was only 23 and not done growing. Bradley obviously made that comment out of insecurity, but one of the back to back photos showed otherwise as they were the same height or the difference was barely noticeable. I would concede that Bradley was MAYBE 1/2" taller in 2002 since Bradley officially measured 7-5 1/2" and Yao 7-5, but since then Yao has grown 2+ inches to 7-7+. My main evidence? 29 yr old Yao was taller than 7-7 Muresan.

Bruh, Lebron is 6-8 1/2, Melo is 6-7 1/2/6-8, and Kobe was 6-6, why is that so hard to comprehend? Kobe was listed as 6-7 when he first got to the NBA and then revised to 6-6. Lebron is not 4 inches taller than Kobe, he is about 2.5 inches taller. And Perk was not 6-8, he was at least 6-9 1/2, that was just wrong for you to just take off 2 inches from Perk's height like that.

Last but not least, I believe Hogan did not lose height from the surgeries since none of them involved shaving bones or fusing bones, he might have lost height from posture if he couldn't straighten his back due to pain, which only meant that instead of being 6-3, Hogan is only 6-1ish nowadays.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Aug/20
🎂💪🎈🎁 Happy Birthday Hulk! 🎁🎈💪🎂

Many Happy Returns to Hulk Hogan, who turns 67 years old today. I do like his headwear; in fact, I don't think I've ever seen him without his trademark 'headkerchief'!

The poor sausage undergoing so many operations, AND leaving him with a reduced height. 👅 At least when I had mine, I gained a couple of inches...😄

Hulk can have 6ft6 for his peak and 6ft3.25 for today's height. 😁👍

🎂💪🎈🎁🎂💪🎈🎊🎂💪🎈🎁🎂💪🎈🎊
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
So this is really what a 6’3” guy would look like next to Andre? Even if Andre were only 6’10 Hogan was at least 6’5”

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Canson said on 11/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Aug/20
Henry said on 24/Jul/20
Canon is the typical height minimizer.
He literally can't tell the truth about height st all. He has to lie and say 1/2" when the truth is his estimate is OVER 3/4" to 1 1/4" below the average peak height guess.

Response: Brother that depends on whose jocks straps Canson's smelling. With the likes of Ming Yao and Lebron James he tries mightily to minimize their heights, but with others, like the Hulk or Shawn Bradley, he wants to boost their heights using all kinds of fancy nonsense.

Nope. I don’t sniff jock straps like you. Pushing your bogus bullsh*t that Yao is 7’8” and that Lebron is 6’9”. And speaking of trolls, you and Henry are two peas in a pod. Both of you have no business on this site. RMFAO 😂 😂 a 6’9.25” Hogan? That is sniffing a jock strap. And a 7’8” Yao a 6’9” Lebron. That’s sniffing two jockstraps
JT said on 11/Aug/20
Click Here Hogan’s first wife is maybe 5’6”ish (?), or 5'8"ish in heels, as her daughter is noticeable taller than her. Hogan is closer to the camera though.

Joakim Noah measured 6’10.5 w/o shoes (or ~ 6’11.75 w/shoes) so Yao (age 32-33 here) is obviously nowhere near 7’8” or even 7'7". Click Here You can make the case for a full 7’6” Yao though.

Noah towering over a shrunken Hogan Click Here
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
RoelC said on 10/Aug/20

It’s called bias. It’s funny how I hear “Yao’s trainer claims he measured 7’5.75” and that is supposed to be enough evidence that he isn’t 7’5” flat which he is no more than. Yet when Bradley who has a picture with him back to back said he’s 7’8” it Yao is 7’6” what is it? He can’t have it both ways. Also lmfao 😂 a 6-9 Lebron James? I’ve met Melo and he’s as listed. Meaning Kobe was as listed here. Lebron doesn’t have 4-5” on Kobe clearly

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Canson said on 11/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Aug/20
Canson said on 10/Aug/20
He wasn’t documented as growing. His trainer said that. So if the trainer from the Hornets had said that Muggsy Bogues grew from 5’3 (he was 5’2 barefoot) to 5’7” then I guess you would believe that too?

Response: Well did Mugsy's trainer say that? NO. So what's your point?? Coach Falsone was tasked with measuring Yao's height, and he did in a professional manner supervised by other coaching staff. Falsone didn't just eyeball Yao and say yeh Yao is 7-5 3/4 now and growing, did he? This I see as your problem. You can't seem to tell facts from fiction. To you, Falsone actually measuring Yao and some hypothetical scenario you imagined where Mugsy's coach made a wild claim has the same weight. They don't. So get off your high horse and use your brain, instead of your emotions, to estimate celeb heights. Bruh.

😂 😂

Falsone claiming he measured 7’5 3/4” is no different than the NBA claiming Lebron measured 6’8.5” or the Rock claiming he is 6’5 or 6’4 1/2”. There’s no proof. You seem to listen to what people say and use that as evidence when it’s convenient but you don’t listen to Shawn Bradley when he says he is 7’8” if Yao is 7’6”? That’s called picking and choosing. And that’s not saying he’s 2” taller but he obviously is taller. Again, blatant hypocrisy. Ok so if that’s the case, how tall is Carmelo Anthony? You believe he’s 6’8”. Or is that Kobe is lying about being 6’4.75”. Melo is about 1.5” taller than Kobe and looked 6’6” range In person. So it aligns with what Rob has for both players. Common sense. Is Lebron 4-5” taller than Kobe? No.

And The reason I am so demonstrative with you is because you sound extremely silly and make weak comebacks and use poor pictures. Others just don’t bother to respond. And by the way regardless of whether or not Falsone said he’s 7’5.75 (could be an early morning measurement), why do you believe he’s 7’7/7’8? Since you seem to believe Falsone so much.

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Yao is 7-8 said on 11/Aug/20
@RoelC, well written response as always but I have to disagree. There are only 2 Yao/Bradley photos from 2002 when Yao was a growing boy, and only 1 of them showed Yao to be shorter since Yao was slouching and had the "I don't care" look. The other Yao/Bradley photo showed both to be the same height because both are standing relatively straight. And yes, from 22 to 29 Yao slowly grew 2+ inches. For these hyper giants anything is possible, with some of them even growing into their 30s (See Ashavir Gregorian the tallest man in Armenia, btw I probably butchered his name). I truly believe Yao is 2.33m now or 7-7 3/4. I am not sure if he is 7-8 flat tbh but he could be.

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Regarding the Hulk the fan in me want him to taller, but objective analysis shows that he was no taller than 6-3ish prime. He was shorter than 6-4ish Big John Studd, and Studd was 1 to 2 inches shorter than 6-5ish/6-6 Rick Barry. So it pretty much rules out Hogan ever being 6-5 or even 6-4.
viper said on 10/Aug/20
Saying Hogan was only 6-3 and that shrinking is impossible to thinking Yao is 7-8 is peak trolling that I didn't think was possible, lol
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Aug/20
Canson said on 10/Aug/20
He wasn’t documented as growing. His trainer said that. So if the trainer from the Hornets had said that Muggsy Bogues grew from 5’3 (he was 5’2 barefoot) to 5’7” then I guess you would believe that too?

Response: Well did Mugsy's trainer say that? NO. So what's your point?? Coach Falsone was tasked with measuring Yao's height, and he did in a professional manner supervised by other coaching staff. Falsone didn't just eyeball Yao and say yeh Yao is 7-5 3/4 now and growing, did he? This I see as your problem. You can't seem to tell facts from fiction. To you, Falsone actually measuring Yao and some hypothetical scenario you imagined where Mugsy's coach made a wild claim has the same weight. They don't. So get off your high horse and use your brain, instead of your emotions, to estimate celeb heights. Bruh.
RoelC said on 10/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
Roel, Yao was documented by the NBA to have grown from 7-5 to 7-5 3/4 from age 22 to 23, and I posted a photo of 29 yr old Yao looking clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan, so that's not the same as wildly claiming that Hogan's skeleton shrank by 3 inches, come on! Actors and athletes adding inches to their heights? Who would think that?? ROFL.
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Being listed at different heights doesn't mean he was still growing. Even my height can vary a cm from day to day, depending on various circumstances (good night's sleep, at what time of day did the measurement take place, my activities during the day, etc.). The variations of Yao Ming's height can be attributed to the same causes. ¾ of an inch is nothing on a 7’5” body.

Yao was listed at the 2000 Olympics at 227cm, which equals 7'5 ⅜".
He was measured in May 2002 at 7'5" by NBA officials. That's shorter than his 2000 Olympics listing.
He was re-measured in October 2002 at 7'5 ½" by the Houston Rockets.
The Houston Rockets team physician supposedly re-measured Yao again in October 2003 at 7'5 ¾".

Even if he was still growing, that's still only half an inch between May & October 2002 and a quarter of an inch between October 2002 and October 2003. Not much of a growth spurt and yet you claim he grew another 2.25 inch after that. Calling that a “wild claim” would be an understatement.

Your entire basis of Yao Ming growing to 7’8” seems to be that pic with Muresan and the fact that Shaq claims Yao Ming to be 7’8”. Yet Yao Ming looking clearly shorter than 7’6” Shawn Bradley gets easily cast aside, with a lame excuse that Yao Ming was still growing at the time. FYI, those pictures of Yao Ming & Shawn Bradley were from November 2002, 6 months after his 7’5” measurement & only a few weeks after his 7’5 ½“ measurement. He clearly didn’t look 7’5 ½“ next to Bradley (who measured 7’5 ½“ aswell at the 1993 pre-draft camp), so it looks like the 7’5” measurement might be a more accurate measurement. Are we expected to believe he stayed the same height most of 2002 and 2003 and then all of a sudden he experienced a late growth spurt? Come on!

Even Bradley himself questioned Yao Ming’s listed height of 7’6” Seeing as Bradley was around 7'6" himself, I'm sure he could tell if Yao Ming was around his height or not. I never heard him question Muresan's height, even though there are pictures of Muresan & Bradley standing back to back and Bradley looking to be the taller guy. But other pics show Muresan to be taller than Bradley. So it shows you shouldn't put all your faith in 1 picture. Which is what you seem to be doing with Yao Ming.

As for Hulk Hogan’s height, there’s literally a general agreement over here that Hogan lost height. How much is up to debate, but that he’s shorter today than he was 30-40 years ago is pretty obvious. It seems to me like you’re unwilling to look at the pictures from Hogan in his prime years and keep referring to pictures from only a few years back and then claim he didn’t lose height as he’s only in his 60’s.
Vegas' said on 10/Aug/20
Kareem had internal organ surgeries to my knowledge not multiple back, knee and hip operations.

Kareem also didn't abuse steriods which end up destroying your body. Look at how pro wrestling are dead before 50 compared to NBA players!

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Canson said on 10/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
Riky said on 7/Aug/20
I don't think he was as short as 6'3" prime. Undertaker, who was 6'6.5 to 6'7" was no more than 2"/2.5 inches taller. So 6'4".5 to 6'5" sounds better.

Response: No way Riky. Just google pics/videos of Hogan meeting 6-5 Peyton Manning. Peyton was at least 2 inches taller and looking down at the Hulk. 6-4 1/2 would make the Hulk same height as Peyton, that is impossible. That's why Hogan fans had to invent the excuse that Hogan lost 2 to 3 inches due to age and surgeries, which is ridiculous.

Peyton Manning came in the league in 1998. By that stage, Hogan had already lost considerable height. Hogan’s peak was 70s to early 80s when he was between 6’5-6’5 1/2”. Hogan was not 6’3” at his peak
Canson said on 10/Aug/20
Response: Roel, Yao was documented by the NBA to have grown from 7-5 to 7-5 3/4 from age 22 to 23, and I posted a photo of 29 yr old Yao looking clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan, so that's not the same as wildly claiming that Hogan's skeleton shrank by 3 inches, come on! Actors and athletes adding inches to their heights? Who would think that?? ROFL.

He wasn’t documented as growing. His trainer said that. So if the trainer from the Hornets had said that Muggsy Bogues grew from 5’3 (he was 5’2 barefoot) to 5’7” then I guess you would believe that too?
viper said on 10/Aug/20
So Wiles, who's trolling now?
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
RoelC said on 7/Aug/20
One could easily say the same thing about your fanboy fantasy of Yao Ming growing another 3 inches past the age of 22. That's a lot more ludicrous than claiming a 3-inch height loss for Hulk Hogan! If a prime Hogan is only 6'3" all of those guys are much shorter than what they're listed at or claiming to be.

Response: Roel, Yao was documented by the NBA to have grown from 7-5 to 7-5 3/4 from age 22 to 23, and I posted a photo of 29 yr old Yao looking clearly taller than 7-7 Muresan, so that's not the same as wildly claiming that Hogan's skeleton shrank by 3 inches, come on! Actors and athletes adding inches to their heights? Who would think that?? ROFL.

@Miko,RP,Hotspots, etc. How do you explain Kareem Abdul Jabbar being 70+ years old with multiple surgeries and health issues and still looking taller than Ralph Sampson, Shaq, Chamberlain, and other centers? Kareem has a lot more height to lose than Hogan. So according to your wild theories, Kareem should at most be 6-11 by now, yet Kareem is not much off his peak height of near 7-2. Stop with the wild guessing. Hogan was 6-3ish peak and his skeleton did not shrink by 2 or 3 inches, get off the meth already.
JT said on 9/Aug/20
Hogan was around 6’5” peak height and 6’3” now (and a little taller if he could straighten out his legs). This is probably normal height loss for a guy his age who did a good deal of weight lifting.

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Tony Atlas (billed at 6’3”) claimed 6’2” and was about an inch taller than ~ 6’1” Vince and Rocky Johnson (over-listed on this site as 6’2”). Inoki was around 6’1” also (a good 1+ inches shorter than Ali).
miko said on 9/Aug/20
It's obvious that he was around the 6'5 range at his tallest.

Anywhere from 6'4.5 to 6'5.5 is realistically arguable, but more often that not he'd look a solid 6'5, and near 6'6 when in cowboy boots.
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
Riky said on 7/Aug/20
I don't think he was as short as 6'3" prime. Undertaker, who was 6'6.5 to 6'7" was no more than 2"/2.5 inches taller. So 6'4".5 to 6'5" sounds better.

Response: No way Riky. Just google pics/videos of Hogan meeting 6-5 Peyton Manning. Peyton was at least 2 inches taller and looking down at the Hulk. 6-4 1/2 would make the Hulk same height as Peyton, that is impossible. That's why Hogan fans had to invent the excuse that Hogan lost 2 to 3 inches due to age and surgeries, which is ridiculous.
Hotpots said on 9/Aug/20
Far too many pictures suggesting he’s more a 6-5 guy than a 6-6 one. You must remember he worn high heeded cowboy boots most of the time in public. Seriously peak cannot not be more than 6-5.5.
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Aug/20
Henry said on 24/Jul/20
Canon is the typical height minimizer.
He literally can't tell the truth about height st all. He has to lie and say 1/2" when the truth is his estimate is OVER 3/4" to 1 1/4" below the average peak height guess.

Response: Brother that depends on whose jocks straps Canson's smelling. With the likes of Ming Yao and Lebron James he tries mightily to minimize their heights, but with others, like the Hulk or Shawn Bradley, he wants to boost their heights using all kinds of fancy nonsense.
RP said on 8/Aug/20
At Yao, you do realize that humans losing up to 2” of height from age 30 to age 70 is not unheard off. And more common than not for a human to lose at the very least 1” to 1.5” inches of height from age 30 to age 70. You do realize Clint Eastwood has lost more than 3” of height? Donald Trump has most 1.5” of height. Ric Flair has lost 2” of height. Vince McMahon has lost 1.5” of height. Steve Austin has already lost 1” of height. The Big Show has already lost 1.5” of height. The Undertaker has already lost over an inch of height. Jim Brown has lost 2” of height. These are just a few examples of very famous people, that I’m sure you’ve heard of....that have lost significant height as they aged. To say that Hulk Hogan aka Terry Bollea hasn’t lost 2” of off his peak height, that it’s all a conspiracy theory to hide all old wrestlers true heights, is possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on here. The only thing dumber that I’ve read on the Hogan page, is when some fella on here insist that a peak Hogan was 6’8” & change barefoot, LOL! The truth is, Hogan has lost almost EXACTLY 2” of height from his peak height days. 6’5” or just a fraction over 6’5” down to 6’3” !
RoelC said on 7/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
Hogan was 6-3 peak prime, maybe a tad taller, 6-3 1/4 IMHO. That Hogan lost 2 or 3 inches due to age and surgery is just ludicrous and a ploy to boost his "young" height. The only way he could've lost that much height is if doctors removed a damaged vertebrae and then fused 2 ends together, or some kind of amputation, and I don't think the Hulk went thru either of those surgeries.
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One could easily say the same thing about your fanboy fantasy of Yao Ming growing another 3 inches past the age of 22. That's a lot more ludicrous than claiming a 3-inch height loss for Hulk Hogan!

Hogan had a ton of surgeries which greatly affected his posture. He still looks 6'3" today, but he was definately taller than that in his prime.
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Hackman was listed at 6'2" in his prime
Roger Staubach was listed 6'3" by the Dallas Cowboys. Hogan might be in cowboy boots there.
Ben Davidson had 6'7" and 6'8" listings in the NFL. He ain't shorter than 6'7".

If a prime Hogan is only 6'3" all of those guys are much shorter than what they're listed at or claiming to be.
Riky said on 7/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
Hogan was 6-3 peak prime, maybe a tad taller, 6-3 1/4 IMHO. That Hogan lost 2 or 3 inches due to age and surgery is just ludicrous and a ploy to boost his "young" height. The only way he could've lost that much height is if doctors removed a damaged vertebrae and then fused 2 ends together, or some kind of amputation, and I don't think the Hulk went thru either of those surgeries.


I don't think he was as short as 6'3" prime. Undertaker, who was 6'6.5 to 6'7" was no more than 2"/2.5 inches taller.
So 6'4".5 to 6'5" sounds better.
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
Hogan was 6-3 peak prime, maybe a tad taller, 6-3 1/4 IMHO. That Hogan lost 2 or 3 inches due to age and surgery is just ludicrous and a ploy to boost his "young" height. The only way he could've lost that much height is if doctors removed a damaged vertebrae and then fused 2 ends together, or some kind of amputation, and I don't think the Hulk went thru either of those surgeries.
Canson said on 4/Aug/20
viper said on 3/Aug/20
He was shorter than 6-6 measured Sid

Not sure how it's silly talk

Any estimate “lower” than his is silly talk. You notice how it’s never anything said to people who estimate above him such as Henry below or Ronster. So if he’s saying 6’5,5-6’6 range is correct then 6’8 9/16” is silly talk let alone 6’9” and so is 6’6.5-6’7”. But you don’t see him mention that
viper said on 3/Aug/20
He was shorter than 6-6 measured Sid

Not sure how it's silly talk
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Willes190 said on 25/Jul/20
6ft5-6ft5.25 is silly talk, every credible user would tell you so.

You mean the users who aren’t you. And you wonder why you get attacked it’s because you make those type of comments toward people who don’t estimate the same way you do. If they don’t think someone is as tall or taller than Rob estimates them
Pdoggy said on 31/Jul/20
My own mother has lost 4 inches in height. So please stop talking about Hogan's height now. Peak is accurate. Always a few inches taller than Ventura who was 6'3 range. Countless other examples. Hogan now is at least 3 inches shorter than peak and his knees are always bent.
HADS185 said on 31/Jul/20
In my opinion the man was just under 6´5" peak. Put some thick boots on him and he looks 6´6", bill him 6´7", nobody questions that.

That beeing said, many tend to make a mistake about the old time wrestlers. That closer to the camera argument is often wrong. Hogan WAS that big. He is one of the few wrestlers whose weight was underbilled sometimes to make his opponent look more monstrous. He easily was 330 lbs. sometimes.

@Harry Sachs, if you search for Buster Douglas/Hulk Hogan, you will find pictures where Hogan is further behind Douglas and still dwarfs him, both in height and size.
Pdoggy said on 29/Jul/20
Hogan always looked at least four inches taller in every picture with Donald Trump when Hulk was in his prime.
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
Henry said on 24/Jul/20
Canon is the typical height minimizer.
He literally can't tell the truth about height st all. He has to lie and say 1/2" when the truth is his estimate is OVER 3/4" to 1 1/4" below the average peak height gu

Hmmm. The troll fan boy is calling me a minimizer? Be serious Henry. Hulk claimed to be 6’7” and 6’5” peak. Do you really believe that he was 6’8 9/16? Let alone 6’9 1/4? And is only 6’3 today? That would make him taller than a peak Undertaker or Sid when he was shorter than both. Please find yourself another hobby. It’s clear that nobody here takes you seriously especially when you use the “I spoke with my Chiropractor at length”. I surely hope your Chiropractor is there for you when you decide to purchase your first vehicle or your first house because it seems that you cling on to him and need him to co-sign for you. I’ll digress as to whether or not I believe that he said that about Hulk.





Henry said on 31/May/20
My chiropractor has seen Hogan's X-rays of his curved spine from leg drops. He knows a million times more about curved spines, scoliosis and spinal height loss more than all of the posters here combined. He had met Hogan in the early 80s and is a big Hulkamaniac.
Hogan's mother also measured him while standing on a step ladder from high above at an angle which reduced Hogan's height. It was probably after Hogan was awake for 30 hours partying like he used to do in the 80s. 6'8 9/16" is the absolute minimum peak barefoot height for Hogan before he stepped into the squared circle for the first time. Even with an already curved spine, he simply looks like a giant compared to Buster Douglas, Richard Beltzer and others despite Hogan having a giant footwear disadvantage.

Henry said on 9/May/20
Hogan had already lost a tremendous amount of height by Suburban Commando but he was still at least 6" or 7" taller than Christopher Loyd by that point.

Henry said on 15/Sep/19
Carson, peak height Hogan in 1995 with Rodman? ROTFLMFAO.
Hulk Hogan's peak height was from 1974 to 1977. I have talked extensively with my chiropractor about Hulk Hogan.
He said that Hogan lost a microscopic amount of height with every leg drop curving his spine like someone with scoliosis. 1990 Hogan is significantly shorter than 1975 Hogan, let alone the tremendous height loss 1995 Hogan.

Henry said on 29/Aug/19
Sortis, your lies about the Hogan Mr.T height difference are exposed at the link below. Mr. T has a footwear advantage, is closer the camera and his head is much more upright than Hogan in the squared circle, yet Hogan still towers to at least 6'9 1/4".
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Henry said on 29/Aug/19
Hulk Hogan's head is at least 3 or 4" taller than the average person(remember that over 50% of average people are female). Andre The Giant may have the tallest head in history. Robert Wadlow had a tiny little ostrich head for his height.
Canson said on 27/Jul/20
Harry Sachs said on 24/Jul/20
They way you people inflate guys heights are so amusing to me. According to this site Dennis Rodman is around 6'6 1/2 and here is a photo of Hulk Hogan, Rodman, Karl Malone from back in the 90's Hulk Hogan was never 6'6. Click Here

Here is Hulk Hogan and Sid Vicious Click Here

Here is a much better picture of the 6'3 Buster Douglas and Hulk Hogan. Click Here

Here is Hulk Hogan and Muhammad Ali who is between 6'2 and 6'2 1/2 in his prime Click Here

The only one being ridiculous is Henry. He’s a troll though. I don’t agree with the 6’5.75 and 6’6 guesses but at least Rob lists him at 6’6”. But I think it’s clear now that Hogan was only 6’5 or 6’5.25” peak. I think the latter. 6’6 out of bed and 6’5.25 peak which makes him close to 6’7” in boots
Harry Sachs said on 26/Jul/20
Here is another photo of the 6'3 Buster Douglas and Hulk Hogan. Mind you that Hogan appears to be close to the camera. Click Here
Ben Bell said on 26/Jul/20
6’5-ish max. Stood next to him in 2014 and if he could have stretched out tall (which I’m not sure he could) 6’4.
With his posture he looked 6’3.5.
Physically bigger than I expected, lots of old wrestlers are slimmer than I thought they would be.
Piper, Flair, Taker, Warrior and many more looked slimmer.
Hulk looked 280 still, not a ripped 280, just bulk with HUGE arms.
I know he posted a pic on his Instagram in the last few years of his scale at 300lbs.
No need to question this, he certainly had a barrel around his guy now, an extra 30lbs+ there easy.
Willes190 said on 25/Jul/20
6ft5-6ft5.25 is silly talk, every credible user would tell you so.
John Campton said on 25/Jul/20
@Hotpots

Hogan was already 13 years past his peak height when he faced Sid in the early 1990s. It’s not reasonable to use 1991 as Hogan’s height comparison. He had already faced years of spinal compression and disc degeneration with all his matches in the 1980s. Hogan was 6’6 peak height.
Harry Sachs said on 24/Jul/20
They way you people inflate guys heights are so amusing to me. According to this site Dennis Rodman is around 6'6 1/2 and here is a photo of Hulk Hogan, Rodman, Karl Malone from back in the 90's Hulk Hogan was never 6'6. Click Here

Here is Hulk Hogan and Sid Vicious Click Here

Here is a much better picture of the 6'3 Buster Douglas and Hulk Hogan. Click Here

Here is Hulk Hogan and Muhammad Ali who is between 6'2 and 6'2 1/2 in his prime Click Here
Henry said on 24/Jul/20
Canon is the typical height minimizer.
He literally can't tell the truth about height st all. He has to lie and say 1/2" when the truth is his estimate is OVER 3/4" to 1 1/4" below the average peak height guess.
miko said on 23/Jul/20
If Hogan was 6'6 peak you can argue near 6'8 for Sid and Taker which we know is ridiculous.

Hulk was 6'5/6'5.25 at his tallest, which means that he would have been 6'6 out of bed.
Canson said on 22/Jul/20
Willes190 said on 20/Jul/20
6ft4.5-6ft5 peak is as foolish of a claim as 6ft7+.

6’4.5-6’5 is only about 1/2” less than most guess him so how is that foolish? You’re the foolish one on this site
SeanR said on 21/Jul/20
Hi Rob,

I know you have steadfast kept Hogan’s peak at 6’6”, but is there a slight possibility he could have been 6’5 3/4” or 6’5 7/8” at his peak?

I personally believe Hogan was 6’5.5” at his peak back in the 70’s, but I just can’t see him being at or near the same height as guys like Sid Vicious (Eudy), or Dennis Rodman at his peak. Sid looked 1.5 inches taller back in 1991 with a 38 yr old Hogan, and Dennis Rodman looked 2 inches taller than Hogan (early 40’s) back in the mid nineties.
Editor Rob
For many celebs I can see arguments below (or above) an estimate. With Hogan, I couldn't see him as say 6ft 5 flat or as high as 6ft 7, but 6ft 6 and a bit under? Yeah it's not ruled out.
Riky said on 21/Jul/20
Rob@

Do you really think prime Hogan was same height as Undertaker listing here today? 6'6"?
Doesn't sounds really good to be honest.
Editor Rob
Well, it's the most I'd give him.
FrankR1 said on 20/Jul/20
The thing that's odd about the pro wrestlers' "kayfabe heights" is that they aren't to scale. If even one wrestler is billed as being 2 extra inches taller, then it stands to reason that every other wrestler in the same promotion would also be given 2 inches -- you know, to make the scripted show all the more believable. Instead, some wrestlers are billed with their actual heights, and others are given umpteen extra inches of height.
Willes190 said on 20/Jul/20
6ft4.5-6ft5 peak is as foolish of a claim as 6ft7+.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Riky said on 17/Jul/20
Hogan looked huge in his prime in picture, but we have enough evidence that he never was more than a 6'5".
I respect posters like Canson so I also respect those 6'5.25/5 claims for hogan but for me it's to high.
6'6" completely ruled out.
If you ask me Hogan was max 6'4.5 to 6'5" and nothing above.

I appreciate that Riky. My estimate has changed in light of Sid’s admission. I have 6’5-6’5.25 now not 6’5.25-.5 anymore. Today I think Rob has him just about right. He may actually be slightly over the 6’3” mark today at 6’3.25. Many who meet him say he looks 6’3.5” so it’s possible he’s a 6’4 out of bed and 6’3.25 afternoon height
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Henry said on 17/Jul/20
ROTFLMFAO, Sid was barely over 13 1/2 years old when Peak Hogan existed. These height minimizers grasping at straws is laughable.

About as laughable as your bullsh*t story about your “doctor” or chiropractor saying Hogan was 6’8 9/16” 😂 😂 😂 😂
You have no credibility on this site after saying that
Henry said on 19/Jul/20
Hugo Munn, I agree that Hogan was 6'9" barefoot peak, but that was after a good 13 hours of sleep.
He was probably down to between 6'8 9/16" to 6'8 3/4" barefoot by mid day.
Hotpots said on 18/Jul/20
Impossible he was 6-6 peak. As Sid was a legit 6-6 so hogan was 6-5. 100 percent always looked shorter to Sid. Impossible he was 6-6 peak.
Henry said on 17/Jul/20
ROTFLMFAO, Sid was barely over 13 1/2 years old when Peak Hogan existed. These height minimizers grasping at straws is laughable.
Riky said on 17/Jul/20
Hogan looked huge in his prime in picture, but we have enough evidence that he never was more than a 6'5".
I respect posters like Canson so I also respect those 6'5.25/5 claims for hogan but for me it's to high.
6'6" completely ruled out.
If you ask me Hogan was max 6'4.5 to 6'5" and nothing above.
Hugo Munn said on 16/Jul/20
6 foot 9 absolute peak, this guy was HUGE. 6’4.5 nowadays, but people forget that he would have started shrinking at age 30. By the time he got to wcw he had shrunk several inches.
UndertakerFrank said on 15/Jul/20
Canson every picture with Sid & Hogan there was atleast a 2 inch difference we are talking about the 80'S where Hogan was young
Canson said on 13/Jul/20
Willes190 said on 12/Jul/20
The people claiming 6ft5-6ft5¼ peak probably hasn’t taken a good enough look at how Hogan looked in his 20s and 30s – he really looked HUGE. Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here


Now was he really a full BIG 6ft6? That’s debatable, and the absolute most I’d ever argue. I personally believe that a very reasonable and accurate range for peak Hogan would be that of 6ft5½-6ft5¾.

Sid himself said that he was only 6’6”. A peak 6’5.5 Hogan is possible but 6’5.25 and 6’6 out of bed are believable being Rob said himself he doesn’t know when he began to lose height.
Canson said on 13/Jul/20
@Undertaker Frank: Peak Sid didn’t have 2” on a peak Hogan. Taker had 1.5-2” on Hogan however
Undertaker Frank said on 12/Jul/20
Sid & Taker both had Hogan by 2 to 2.5 inches on Hogan in the 80's so theres no way he was ever 6ft 6 Sid might have been 6ft 6 Taker 6 ft 6.5
Willes190 said on 12/Jul/20
When Hogan wrestled Sid during the 90s he had already lost around 1 inch... Also Sid was above 6ft6, he was absolutely TOWERING (still is). It could very well be that he is one of those few guys that rounds down, probably simpler to claim 6ft6 than 6ft6 range. When they met each other 91 for example Hogan was 6ft5 – or even below – whereas Sid was peak height, hence the inch and a half difference in height.

Hogan - 6ft5.5-6ft5.75 (Peak)
Sid - 6ft6.5 (Peak)
Willes190 said on 12/Jul/20
The people claiming 6ft5-6ft5¼ peak probably hasn’t taken a good enough look at how Hogan looked in his 20s and 30s – he really looked HUGE. Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here


Now was he really a full BIG 6ft6? That’s debatable, and the absolute most I’d ever argue. I personally believe that a very reasonable and accurate range for peak Hogan would be that of 6ft5½-6ft5¾.
Kal Mar said on 10/Jul/20
Hogan's peak height at around 1978 was 6ft 5 inches, although with lifts and thick heeled boots he could look 6ft 7 inches. Do you have 100% proof that he was 6ft 6 inches in his youth?
Canson said on 10/Jul/20
@Mikey97: Rob isn’t sure when Hogan began to lose height but I would say a start for Hogan due to the uncertainty should be 6’5.5” no higher. Sweet spot 6’6 out of bed 6’5.25 afternoon really
Mikey97 said on 8/Jul/20
6'6" peak Hogan would make Sid 6'7" minimum. I don't think anyone agrees with that
Canson said on 7/Jul/20
@RP: that would be fair. 6’5.5 is measurable early in the day after maybe 2 hours or maybe less but 6’6 is an Out of bed at best
RP said on 6/Jul/20
@ Canson & @ 62B,
I totally agree! Peak afternoon standards height was 6’5.25”-ish.
However, my gut tells me that his eventual peak height downgrade will only be to 6’5.5”
Canson said on 4/Jul/20
@Sean R: I’m starting to doubt 6’5.5” as a peak height. That’s if we use the same afternoon standard. I’d say 6’5.25” at best. He may have just been 6’5. in the 90s more like 6’4” as he was shorter than Barkley who was around 6’4.5
Canson said on 3/Jul/20
@RP: yep and long overdue for that to have been reduced. 6’5.5” is a fair compromise although I believe going strictly off afternoon heights that 6’5.25” would be more like it. Surprisingly, I think his current is on point or within 1/4” in either direction. Yes he may be under listed by 1/4” potentially
Aaron colton said on 3/Jul/20
I think hogan was 6ft 7 peak and now 6,3.5
62B said on 3/Jul/20
RP said on 1/Jul/20
The down grade is coming. Look for peak height to be changed to 6’5.5” by Rob, on of before Terry’s 67th Birthday on August 11.
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If Rob were to change it I would think 6'5.25" would be a better downgrade.
SeanR said on 1/Jul/20
Hogan looked 6’4.5” range during the NWO days (1996-1999). He looked to only have lost an inch off his peak (6’5.5”).

2 inches shorter than 6’6.5” Dennis Rodman and 2.5 inches taller than 6’2” Sting.
RP said on 1/Jul/20
The down grade is coming. Look for peak height to be changed to 6’5.5” by Rob, on of before Terry’s 67th Birthday on August 11.
miko said on 30/Jun/20
6'5/6'5.25 peak and 6'3/6'3.25 today.
David Banner said on 29/Jun/20
Yeah Hulk needs a downgrade to peak height 6’4” and current height 6’1.5”
Canson said on 28/Jun/20
SeanR said on 22/Jun/20
Hulk looks to be under 6’3” these days.

The pics with NFL Jameis Winston (6’3 3/4”) and James Connor (6’2”) shows Hogan looking only 6’2.5” or 6’2.75” today.

Possible downgrade again Rob.

I actually believe his current is about right. IMO 6’2.75-6’3.25 range. It’s the peak height that needs some attention as he was never 6’6”. 6’5.5 is even a stretch imo. 6’5.25 maybe and 6’6 out of bed or even 6’5 flat
viper said on 26/Jun/20
James Connor is 6-1
Chinybobs said on 26/Jun/20
Definitely needs peak downgrade to 6-5 imo.
Vegas' said on 25/Jun/20
Video with ~5'10 Lance Russell from 1979 Click Here
Vegas' said on 25/Jun/20
Agree Miko.

It's funny so many use that photo with Christopher Lloyd to show how tall Hogan was but that was 1990, same Buster Douglas...

That's 79 and he doesn't look taller there with ~5'10 Russell than in 1989/90
Canson said on 25/Jun/20
@SeanR: Hogan is also known to have very poor posture. He can look at least 6’3 with Tyson Fury. Also you would have to deduct 3/8-1/2” from those two guys as they’re morning measured.
miko said on 24/Jun/20
Hulk looks to be still 6'3 or slightly over these days.

With Mick Foley last October.

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With HHH at the Andre event.

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SeanR said on 22/Jun/20
Hulk looks to be under 6’3” these days.

The pics with NFL Jameis Winston (6’3 3/4”) and James Connor (6’2”) shows Hogan looking only 6’2.5” or 6’2.75” today.

Possible downgrade again Rob.
miko said on 21/Jun/20
I'd be shocked if Hogan had lost any noticeable height by the early 90's, a quarter of an inch at the absolute maximum. He was 37 when he first stood next to Sid, are we supposed to believe he'd nearly lost 2 inches by that time and would have been eye to eye with Sid 15 years before? No chance.

He only started looking shorter from the mid to late 90's when his knees starting going and the steroids and injuries caught up. He was still in the same height range as 6'5 Brian Adams and Scott Hall in his NWO days.
Canson said on 21/Jun/20
@Riky: he can give off that impression today at times but I really feel he’s still 6’3”. Peak height is trickier but in the 70s maybe early 80s like John Hendricks said is when he began to lose his height. I would’ve pegged him as the full 6’5 or 6’5.25 peak
Canson said on 21/Jun/20
John Hendricks said on 20/Jun/20
@Canson

Hulk already lost height when he faced Sid. His peak was in the late 1970s not early 1990s. Hulk wrestled Andre at Shea Stadium in 1979.

Agreed. I also said that he wasn’t 6’5” in the 90s so I agree. But his peak wouldve have been 6’6 any way you slice it. He was 6’5” range peak.
John Hendricks said on 20/Jun/20
@Canson

Hulk already lost height when he faced Sid. His peak was in the late 1970s not early 1990s. Hulk wrestled Andre at Shea Stadium in 1979.
Riky said on 19/Jun/20
6'4.5 peak for him, dawn to 6'2.5 max today. Probably less
Dillon Rice said on 18/Jun/20
Shorter than 6’1 1/2 Colin Cowherd. That makes him 6’1”.

Click Here
Canson said on 18/Jun/20
Vegas' said on 16/Jun/20
Viper a 6'6 Hogan is more ridiculous considering 1983 Hogan is shorter next to Gene Okerlund than 95 Barkley.

I don't think Barkley was 6'6 but if you think Barkley was 6'4 1/2 then Hogan wasn't taller than 6'4 flat at his peak using Okerlund video comparison footage.

@Vegas: but Rob mentioned before that Hogan May have lost height earlier than the others which is why he kept him at 6’6”. But imho Hogan could’ve been 6’4” in the 90s and Barkley 6’4 5/8”. But that means a peak Hogan was around 6’5” which is how he looked with Sid
Canson said on 18/Jun/20
viper said on 16/Jun/20
Barkley just doesn't look any taller than 6-5

You can argue his 6-4 5/8 and 6-4.75 measurements were late in the day, but that still shows 6-5 Max you could ever give him.

He’s claimed 6’4.5 and others in his peak guessed him at 6’4” that played with him. It’s arguable that 6’4.75 could be an hour out of bed and he could’ve been 6’4 3/8”. My guess holds at 6’4 5/8 tho
viper said on 16/Jun/20
Barkley just doesn't look any taller than 6-5

You can argue his 6-4 5/8 and 6-4.75 measurements were late in the day, but that still shows 6-5 Max you could ever give him.
Monkey knees said on 16/Jun/20
I give him 6ft 5in tops morning height. Just under 6ft 3in now. They lifted his boots, built the heels a lot in his prime. Listed as 6ft 8in... Laughable 😂 same as 7ft 5in listed Andre. Who was still a giant, but 7ft tops.
Canson said on 16/Jun/20
@Berta: with Sid coming out and saying he was only 6’6” himself, that all but debunks the 6’6” myth for Hogan. He wasn’t as tall as Sid in his prime. I can agree he was at least 6’5 peak but not 6’6”
Vegas' said on 16/Jun/20
Viper a 6'6 Hogan is more ridiculous considering 1983 Hogan is shorter next to Gene Okerlund than 95 Barkley.

I don't think Barkley was 6'6 but if you think Barkley was 6'4 1/2 then Hogan wasn't taller than 6'4 flat at his peak using Okerlund video comparison footage.
Bazza said on 15/Jun/20
if sid was legit 'only' 6'6 then Hogan was no more than 6'3 in 91' there is footage where Hogan is with Warrior who is about 6'2 and they are face to face Hogan no more than an inch taller and Sid comes out as he is going to be guest referee and he absolutely towers both of them. if Hogan has lost height since those days which he must have he can't be over 6'2 today.
berta said on 15/Jun/20
i thinl he was at best 198 peak and could have been down to 197 already when he was fighting andre the giant in mid 80s. the strange thing is that hulk did look 4,5-5 inchees shorter than andre in many shoots. if hogan was 197 then andre could have been donw to just over 6´10 in their wrestlemania match. i peronally never thought andre looked 7 foot but more 6´10. hogan in the mid 90s looked like 195 and early 2000s hw was barely taller than the rock , maybe 193 cm
70s 197,5-198
80s 196,5-197
90s 195-196
2000s 193
2010 192
2020 190
He probably have lost 7-8 cm by now
Canson said on 13/Jun/20
JT said on 13/Jun/20
Canson, if you have FULL BODY pics of Jordan and Barkley standing side by side and without any camera tilt or crazy angle, post away. Barkley’s build is different than Anthony’s so they are not going to look the same height on the court, leaving aside the fact that no one can eyeball the height of a player on the court down to the inch.

There was not just an inch difference between Barkley and Conan Click Here Barkley could stand taller too. Rob has Conan at 6’4” so you can’t disregard certain of Rob’s height estimates to fit an agenda.

David Stern in the 1980s and much of the 1990s was at least 5’8” like Mean Gene. Click Here You won’t find any photos or videos of Hogan next to Gene looking this tall unless Hogan was wearing big cowboy boots.

Barkley may have shrunk in recent years, especially from his long-term obesity, but he would have been looking down at Hogan in the 1980s.

Post away? Where’s your proof JT? Barkley measured 6’4 5/8” peak and said here to Chick Hearn that he was 6’4 3/4”. That was in the 80s. Then Moses Malone called him 6’4 so did Joe Klein. So you’re accusing me of having an agenda. Are you saying guys who have seen him (unlike you) also have agenda? Jordan also said before that he and Barkley are about the same height. If you’re accusing me of that, I can say the same that you make Barkley 6’6” to fit your narratives

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JT said on 13/Jun/20
Canson, if you have FULL BODY pics of Jordan and Barkley standing side by side and without any camera tilt or crazy angle, post away. Barkley’s build is different than Anthony’s so they are not going to look the same height on the court, leaving aside the fact that no one can eyeball the height of a player on the court down to the inch.

There was not just an inch difference between Barkley and Conan Click Here Barkley could stand taller too. Rob has Conan at 6’4” so you can’t disregard certain of Rob’s height estimates to fit an agenda.

David Stern in the 1980s and much of the 1990s was at least 5’8” like Mean Gene. Click Here You won’t find any photos or videos of Hogan next to Gene looking this tall unless Hogan was wearing big cowboy boots.

Barkley may have shrunk in recent years, especially from his long-term obesity, but he would have been looking down at Hogan in the 1980s.
Canson said on 12/Jun/20
viper said on 10/Jun/20
I can't believe there are still people on this site who think Barkley was a ridiculous 6-6.

Rob doesn't even have him at 6-5

Some of the same people who do that swear by pre draft listings. Those are the ones that were proven not to be 100% accurate all of the time. Like Shawne Merriman or Like the player who supposedly measured 6’5” but was listed 6’3” that you posted about. Then I’ve heard “Well Dwayne Wade measured 6’3.75 so he is”. He came out with a 6’3.25 claim and not even sure it’s a low for him. Yet neither of those possibilities, the low or the accuracy, are considered by some of these posters. Instead they inflate Barkley or use the old excuse about the validity of the measurement “Said measurement didn’t take place” or the “Well it says Bird and Malone measured 6’7” And Barkley 6’4”. Theyre two different articles. The one Rob referred to for Barkley doesn’t mention Malone or Bird only Barkley and Magic and Barkley’s 6’4 5/8 is very specific. If they were to round he would be listed 6’5” not 6’4”
Undertaker Frank said on 11/Jun/20
Actually Ottman was listed @ 6ft 3
Canson said on 11/Jun/20
JT said on 10/Jun/20
Giant Gonzalez on that God-awful Thunder in Paradise show with Hogan Click Here

Click Here The staredown with Hogan is from 1993 Click Here and with Fred Ottman/Typhoon in 1991 Click Here IMO Fred Ottman was around 6’4”, or an inch shorter than Hogan.

This wrestler next to Ottman looks around 6’7” Click Here

There’s no evidence Barkley was ever measured at 6’4 5/8” for the 1992 Olympics just like there is no evidence supporting the 6’7” claim for Larry Bird during that same Olympics. Plus, there is no reason why any basketball player, let alone any athlete at the Olympics, required measuring.

If Barkley is 6’4 5/8” Michael Jordan is a good inch shorter. Click Here
Gene Okerlund would be around 5’6” and a 1987-1988 Andre probably sub-6’8” considering those big orthopedic shoes he wore during that time frame. Click Here Maybe Sotiris’ estimate was right…..

I suppose Barkley could be an occasional lift wearer but that would be inconsistent with his downplaying his height.

It doesn’t mention anything about Bird measuring at the Olympics. Only Magic and Barkley and that’s at the top of Barkley’s page. You’re combining the two articles one of which says 6’4” flat for Barkley that says 6’7” for Bird. That one is not reliable of course because they knocked off 2 inches for each player. The other where it specifically states that they measured Barkley at 6’4 5/8 and Magic closer to 6’7” is not the same article. And like Viper just said Barkley is physically very small for a 6’6” guy too small to be believable. Carmelo Anthony physically looks much taller than Barkley does and he is 6’6” range himself. But I don’t put it past Barkley to wear enhanced footwear on occasion. Also Jordan isn’t 1” shorter than Barkley. Rob wouldn’t have listed them like he did if he were. For every pic of Jordan being shorter I can find one where he is taller than Barkley. For good measure Conan is about 6’3.5” and Barkley doesn’t look a full inch taller than him. Maybe he’s lost a fraction but peak height he was 6’4 5/8 which is believeable being he claimed 6’5” on occasion too
viper said on 10/Jun/20
Just looking at Barkley on the basketball court physically you can tell he wasn't 6-6.

Every 6-6 player looks taller. If hes
6-6 he's certainly the shortest I've ever seen play basketball
viper said on 10/Jun/20
I can't believe there are still people on this site who think Barkley was a ridiculous 6-6.

Rob doesn't even have him at 6-5
Riky said on 10/Jun/20
Hogan looked clearly shorter than 6'6" Sid, Hogan was 6'4.5 peak and 6'2.5 today. It's pretty evident
JT said on 10/Jun/20
Giant Gonzalez on that God-awful Thunder in Paradise show with Hogan Click Here

Click Here The staredown with Hogan is from 1993 Click Here and with Fred Ottman/Typhoon in 1991 Click Here IMO Fred Ottman was around 6’4”, or an inch shorter than Hogan.

This wrestler next to Ottman looks around 6’7” Click Here

There’s no evidence Barkley was ever measured at 6’4 5/8” for the 1992 Olympics just like there is no evidence supporting the 6’7” claim for Larry Bird during that same Olympics. Plus, there is no reason why any basketball player, let alone any athlete at the Olympics, required measuring.

If Barkley is 6’4 5/8” Michael Jordan is a good inch shorter. Click Here
Gene Okerlund would be around 5’6” and a 1987-1988 Andre probably sub-6’8” considering those big orthopedic shoes he wore during that time frame. Click Here Maybe Sotiris’ estimate was right…..

I suppose Barkley could be an occasional lift wearer but that would be inconsistent with his downplaying his height.
RoelC said on 10/Jun/20
viper said on 8/Jun/20
How can it be a fraud when a lot of the heights on there were correct.

It accurately had Sid Eudy at 198cm
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Just because a few heights seem close to the truth, doesn't make the list legit.

If that list is legit, than all heights/weights on that list are legit. You cannot pick & choose the heights you agree with, while ignoring the others.

A lot of the heights on that list are wrong. It has Nash at 203cm and Big Show at 213cm. Unless Nash was wearing lifts, no way was there 4 inches between them. And don't even get me started on Big Show's weight on that list. Same goes for Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter. The difference between those two wasn't 11 cm as the list is implying.
Bret Hart at 175cm and Bob Backlund at 176cm are wrong aswell.

But what makes that list truly fishy is the fact that it has wrestlers on it who weren't even in the WWE in 1996. Goldberg didn't start wrestling for the WWE until 2003, yet he was on that list. Care to explain that Viper?

Same goes for guys like Big Show, Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit. None of them were WWE employees in 1996 or before. They all wrestled in 1996, just not for the WWE.

Notice how he doesn't mention any wrestlers who started wrestling after 1996. Guys like Kurt Angle or Brock Lesnar. So excuses that he might've updated the list over the years don't really make any sense either as I would expect guys like Lesnar, Angle & Jericho to be on it aswell.
Canson said on 10/Jun/20
miko said on 10/Jun/20
Agreed with JT that Barkley was around 6'6.

Barkley at 6'4.75 would put Hogan put Hogan at barely over 6'3 at that time considering in cowboy boots he was still shorter than Barkley.

Barkley was measured at 6’4 5/8”. How is he 6’6”?
Canson said on 10/Jun/20
Vegas' said on 9/Jun/20
197cm is 6'5 range.

198cm is just shy of 6'6

198.5-200cm would be 6'6

People don’t look at it that way, Vegas. When they see 197 cm range 6’5.5+ or 6’5.75” they just think of 6’6”. I see what you’re saying with range but Sid said that he’s “about 6’6”. 6’5.75” is about 6’6” and so is 6’6.25. I could include 6’5.5 and 6’6.5 in there. And 198cm being shy of 6’6” sounds a bit silly because most guys listed at 6’6” are listed at 198cm. 6’6 is actually 198.12cm which is closer to 198 than 198.5. That’s splitting hairs.
miko said on 10/Jun/20
Agreed with JT that Barkley was around 6'6.

Barkley at 6'4.75 would put Hogan put Hogan at barely over 6'3 at that time considering in cowboy boots he was still shorter than Barkley.
viper said on 9/Jun/20
What did the mentors list have Bret Hart as?

It had HBK at 178cm which I think is right
Vegas' said on 9/Jun/20
197cm is 6'5 range.

198cm is just shy of 6'6

198.5-200cm would be 6'6
Canson said on 9/Jun/20
Vegas' said on 9/Jun/20

Sid didn't admit to being 198cm.

He didn’t. He admitted to being about 6’6” which includes both 199 and 197
Vegas' said on 9/Jun/20
Roel is correct, most people here guess wrestlers in or around an inch of each other.. doesn't mean everyone is right though. Even a stopped clock shows the right time twice every day..

Sid didn't admit to being 198cm.

Andre the Giant, Billy Gunn, Bret Hart, Bob Backlund, DDP. Mick Foley, Slaughter, Road Dogg are 100% wrong in 1996 just but doing quick run through
viper said on 8/Jun/20
How can it be a fraud when a lot of the heights on there were correct.

It accurately had Sid Eudy at 198cm
Canson said on 8/Jun/20
RoelC said on 8/Jun/20
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
Maybe in the early 90s or late 80s. I can even believe 196 peak in the early 80s but he looked shorter than Charles Barkley when he stood next to him. I would’ve said maximum of 193 by the late 90s
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When did Hogan ever stand next to Barkley? Never seen a pic of those two together.

The Mexican Mentor list is a fraud and has been debunked 15 years ago. Can't believe that Viper is still quoting that list as if it means something.

It’s not completely inaccurate. Sid is, in fact, 198cm like it lists him. He admitted to being 6’6” so even if he’s somehow 199 or 197 for that matter, he’s still around that. 6’6” is rounded to 198. You’re right. Hogan and Barkley May not have. I could’ve sworn they had. but Barkley looked taller next to other celebs. Also Dennis Rodman did stand next to Hogan and he was good 2” taller
Canson said on 8/Jun/20
RoelC said on 8/Jun/20
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
Maybe in the early 90s or late 80s. I can even believe 196 peak in the early 80s but he looked shorter than Charles Barkley when he stood next to him. I would’ve said maximum of 193 by the late 90s
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When did Hogan ever stand next to Barkley? Never seen a pic of those two together.

The Mexican Mentor list is a fraud and has been debunked 15 years ago. Can't believe that Viper is still quoting that list as if it means something.

It’s not completely inaccurate. Sid is, in fact, 198cm like it lists him. He admitted to being 6’6” so even if he’s somehow 199 or 197 for that matter, he’s still around that. As for Hogan and Barkley, they weren’t but Barkley looked taller next to other celebs. Also Dennis Rodman did stand next to Hogan and he was good 2” taller
JT said on 8/Jun/20
I’ve never seen a photo of Hogan and Barkley together even though they appeared at the same Dec 4 1995 Nitro event in Phoenix and likely would have met backstage.

I’ve posted a comparison photo before where Hogan and Barkley are standing in the same spot in the ring that night. Click Here

This is how Hogan and Barkley measured up next to Mean Gene that same night (different spots in the ring which is why the ring ropes don’t match up)
Click Here
Click Here

Hogan’s heels look typical for a cowboy boot (~ 2 inches).
Click Here They look like the same ones when he first joined the NWO. Barkley was wearing casual footwear (maybe 1 to 1.25 inch heel).

Mean Gene was around 5’8” and Barkley around 6’6” back then. Hogan in cowboy boots looks clearly shorter than Barkley in regular shoes although Henry will claim Hogan had an engine block strapped to his back for the preceding month….

Barkley had around 7 inches on Flair Click Here

Barkley standing in around the same spot in the ring as Giant/Big Show that night
Click Here
Undertaker Frank said on 8/Jun/20
The Tallest Hogan ever look was with Richard Belzer who is listed @ 6ft 1 If Belzer was a Legit 6ft 1 Then Hogan was atleast 6ft 5 or 6ft 6 Nash had Hogan @ 6ft 4 in the 80's so its hard to Judge his Height
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Jun/20
Wasn't Henry the same guy who said that Hogan has a 12"+ head, or something of that nature?
RoelC said on 8/Jun/20
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
Maybe in the early 90s or late 80s. I can even believe 196 peak in the early 80s but he looked shorter than Charles Barkley when he stood next to him. I would’ve said maximum of 193 by the late 90s
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When did Hogan ever stand next to Barkley? Never seen a pic of those two together.

The Mexican Mentor list is a fraud and has been debunked 15 years ago. Can't believe that Viper is still quoting that list as if it means something.
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
Henry said on 7/Jun/20

Henry, you make no sense. How was Charles Barkley, 6’4 5/8 in his prime, taller than Hogan by the 90s. Hogan had lost height by then but not 4 or 5”. He was a peak 6’5 guy not a peak 6’8 let alone 6’8 9/16”
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
viper said on 3/Jun/20
The Mexican mentors list from 1996 had Hogan at 195cm

Maybe in the early 90s or late 80s. I can even believe 196 peak in the early 80s but he looked shorter than Charles Barkley when he stood next to him. I would’ve said maximum of 193 by the late 90s
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
@184guy2: 😂
Henry said on 7/Jun/20
B.S. Buster Douglas has footwear advantage over Hogan and you picked photos where Hogan had bad posture, a wide stance, etc.
Buster Douglas had incredibly wide shoulders and long arms with a 6'11 1/2" wingspan. Hogan makes him look like a midget with short arms and narrow shoulders.
Here's what the ACTUAL difference in height looks like. Hollywood usually exaggerates height by 2 Inches. Thunderlips was billed a 6'11 15/16" in Rocky 3.
Click Here
If that link doesn't work, there's also a link here that includes Beltzer(where Beltzer has the footwear advantage), Mr T in the squared circle where Mr.T has a footwear advantage, Stallone where Stallone has a footwear advantage, etc.
Click Here
184guy2 said on 7/Jun/20
@Henry
Stopp trolling . Hogan was only 6'8 9/16 after 2 weeks without sleep and seeing a mm of water . 6'9.5 was closer to the truth , even google and wikipedia listed him at that height . Check your fights.
Roderick said on 7/Jun/20
@Henry You know what, that's all the evidence I needed. I'm with you that Hogan was a minimum of 6'8 9/16" peak height! Go Henry!

@Rob Since you downgraded a peak Taker, doesn't it make sense to downgrade a peak Hogan?
Editor Rob
A peak Hogan could have lost height earlier in his career.
Dan Trojan said on 6/Jun/20
Henry so what you're saying is you think hogan had mr t and stallone by about a foot now that's a rotflmfao you need your eyes checked man in rocky 3 hogan was standing on a box and he definitely didn't have anywhere near a foot on mr t you just confirmed you're definitely a troll
Vegas' said on 6/Jun/20
Henry, peak Hogan wasn't 11 1/2 inches taller than Mr T even with a 1 inch footwear advantage..

Click Here
Canson said on 6/Jun/20
@Dan Trojan: lol I love your post. Some stories are just that. Stories.
Canson said on 6/Jun/20
Henry said on 4/Jun/20
@Miko ROTFLMFAO. If peak Hogan was 6'5", that would make Buster Douglas 5'11" Richard Beltzer 5'8 1/2", Mr.T 5'5 1/2" and Stallone 5'4 1/4".

Click Here

Hogan has thicker boots on and is closer to the camera. That’s not a 6” difference. Hogan has max 2” on him in some pics. Really it was even less if both stood barefoot. Douglas was about 6’3.5” peak and Hogan 6’5-6’5.5 range
Henry said on 4/Jun/20
@Miko ROTFLMFAO. If peak Hogan was 6'5", that would make Buster Douglas 5'11" Richard Beltzer 5'8 1/2", Mr.T 5'5 1/2" and Stallone 5'4 1/4".
Canson said on 3/Jun/20
@Henry: whether or not he actually saw the Xrays/images is a post for another day. I could tell you that I was on the moon and it not be true because I’ve never been. In addition there’s no actual way to tell how much height he’s lost. I guarantee he was never 6’8 9/16. He never claimed that
viper said on 3/Jun/20
Henry's story is pretty funny
viper said on 3/Jun/20
The Mexican mentors list from 1996 had Hogan at 195cm
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Jun/20
@Henry
If you wanna troll and make up stories, at least be more convincing with it.
miko said on 2/Jun/20
Henry I admire your points, but let's be realistic here, a 6'8.5 Hogan would put prime Kevin Nash at 7'1 and prime Big Show at 7'3.

And a near 6'5 Vince McMahon!
Dan Trojan said on 2/Jun/20
Henry you must be a troll you expect us just to believe your chiropractor used to be hogan's where's your proof
Henry said on 31/May/20
My chiropractor has seen Hogan's X-rays of his curved spine from leg drops. He knows a million times more about curved spines, scoliosis and spinal height loss more than all of the posters here combined. He had met Hogan in the early 80s and is a big Hulkamaniac.
Hogan's mother also measured him while standing on a step ladder from high above at an angle which reduced Hogan's height. It was probably after Hogan was awake for 30 hours partying like he used to do in the 80s. 6'8 9/16" is the absolute minimum peak barefoot height for Hogan before he stepped into the squared circle for the first time. Even with an already curved spine, he simply looks like a giant compared to Buster Douglas, Richard Beltzer and others despite Hogan having a giant footwear disadvantage.
JT said on 31/May/20
Hogan and Dr. D David Schultz on their tippy toes from the early 1980s Click Here
Schultz and Mr. T Click Here
Schultz looked 6’1”ish in interviews with Mean Gene.

Henry, leaving aside the fact that your chiropractor never examined Hogan and that we don’t have old and new x-rays to compare, talk to an orthopedic surgeon, not a chiropractor, if you are looking for an informed medical opinion regarding someone’s spine.

Regarding Chris Masters, he only posted a partial x-ray of his spine and he looks to have cervical scoliosis only, which can occur naturally (I have double scoliotic thoracic and lumbar curves that developed when I was young and not from any injury, etc.). Masters’ thoracic spine looks perfectly straight. I could see wrestlers developing osteoarthritis, stenosis, disc herniation, etc. in their cervical spine from the repeated “whiplash” head movements – not sure if that could cause his spine to curve like that. He’s pretty young for degenerative scoliosis and that usually occurs in the lumbar area. Regardless, his curve is not that large.

There’s not much impact involved in Hogan’s leg drop compared to other wrestler moves, as he’s carrying his weight only. Compare that to guys like Undertaker or Paul Orndorff who are carrying an extra 225-300 lbs. when performing moves like a piledriver, which should involve much more compression of the spine.

Look at the impact the spines of basketball players are subjected to with all of that running and jumping over decades. Most hold their height pretty well as they get older.
miko said on 31/May/20
I've got Hogan at 6'5/6'5.25 at his tallest.

I think he remained at his peak until around the mid 90's. He started to look a fraction shorter (6'4.75/6'5) in his NWO days, he was the same height as Scott Hall.

1999/2000 onwards his body started to fail him, I think he had a few knee surgeries and other things before his return to WWE in 2002, when he came back he looked around a flat 6'4 when he stood straight, by this point he was shorter than Scott Hall.

He had lots of problems in the 2008/2013 period, his posture was horrific and at times he could look below 6'3, it was hard to tell how tall he actually was as he could look anywhere from 6'2 to 6'4, but after his big back surgery he looks to be 6'3/6'3.25 nowadays when he stands straight.
Canson said on 30/May/20
Henry said on 28/May/20
I talk to my chiropractor all the time and the Hulkster. He said that the Hulkster's spine started curving at an accelerated rate the instant he did his first leg drop. Taking regular bumps already curves your spine and reduces your height(look up Chris Masters curved spine x-ray). The Hulkster's peak barefoot height of 6'8 9/16" was before he ever stepped into the square circle for the first time. He had already lost significant height by the mid 80s let alone the early 90s.

You’ve mentioned this story before but it doesn’t make sense. Hulk has never claimed to be 6’8 let alone 6’8 9/16”. He said he was 6’7” then came clean with 6’5” and was said to be 6’6” barefoot in his prime. As for your Chiropracror, that is his hypothesis. That’s speculation with probably less proof and reasoning than us posters here on Celebheights. He likely has never met Hogan and if he has he cant gauge his height because he was never that tall. If you see a pic with Sid, Hogan was clearly shorter than him by at least an inch and Sid recently admitted to only being 6’6” in his prime. Taker was also 1.5-2” taller than Hogan. That would’ve meant that Hogan dipped from 6’8 9/16 to 6’5 just from the time he stopped growing until the 1980 or 1990s which he didn’t

@JT: I think Hogan lost height as early as the 90s. He was a legit 6’5” maybe 6’5.25” guy going back to the 1980s. He looked 6’4” in the 90s imho. Charles Barkley looked taller by that stage and Barkley wasn’t 6’5” at his peak. I believe part of what Henry is saying about him having curvature is true but 6’8 is ridiculous. He didn’t lose 2” by then let alone 3 9/16”. Maybe he lost an inch. I believed a peak Hogan 6’5-6’5.5” all along. I never believed 6’5.5-6’6” and the evidence is mounting that he was never over the 6’5-6’5.5 with Sid’s measurement coming out. He even looked slightly shorter than Tiny Lister in some of the shots for No Holds Barred
Henry said on 28/May/20
I talk to my chiropractor all the time and the Hulkster. He said that the Hulkster's spine started curving at an accelerated rate the instant he did his first leg drop. Taking regular bumps already curves your spine and reduces your height(look up Chris Masters curved spine x-ray). The Hulkster's peak barefoot height of 6'8 9/16" was before he ever stepped into the square circle for the first time. He had already lost significant height by the mid 80s let alone the early 90s.
JT said on 28/May/20
There’s no evidence Hogan lost any height until into the 2000s.
Compare Hogan from 1979 to ~5’10” Lance Russell Click Here and Sid to Russell
Click Here Click Here

Russell looked roughly Jerry Lawler’s height in the mid 1990s Click Here as well as in the late 1970s Click Here so he lost little if any height during the interim

If Sid wore lifts, it was both in and out of the ring

Russell and ~6’7”-6’8” Stan Frazier (likely in cowboy boots) from 1983 Click Here


Henry said on 27/May/20
Psycho Sid is obviously standing on a box in that interview with Mean Gene

Where is your box here?? Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 28/May/20
Vegas' said on 27/May/20
Jackson Henderson, Hogan was 37 in 91 when he first stood next to Sid.

What medical procedure had he undergone by that point to lose 1.5 inches? I mean this photo was taken only 9-12 months earlier in summer of 1990 and used countless times on this page to show that Hogan was at least 6'7 Click Here

Also disagree with your assessment that he put his body through more than his fellow performers. The fact he is still alive while maybe 1/3 of the guys he worked between 1985-93 are not suggests otherwise.

Hogan rarely left his feet outside the legdrop and that would take decades to really wear down his joints. Look at Harley Race or Dynamite Kid who were in wheelchairs most of the last years of their lives. Even later performers like Foley, Austin, Edge, Lita were forced to retire in their mid 30s at the peak of their careers. Hogan was still physically able to wrestle same style he become known for right up to 2006..after that his body starting breaking down on him and by 2011 he was physically unable to work a proper match (Sting vs Hogan at Bound for Glory 2011 good example)

@Vegas: Sid’s admission to being 6’6” has killed any chance of 6’6 let alone 6’7” for Hogan. Ronster is convinced that Hogan is 6’6 or 6’7” along with a couple others but him saying or claiming he measured 6’7” by his mother is as good as me saying I measured 6’6 when I’m only 6’4”
Canson said on 28/May/20
Guy Pacitto said on 27/May/20
@Canson, i must admit, prior to Sid's admission of true peak height, i always thought Hogan peak at 6'5.5, i now question whether Hogan was that peak height, let alone 6'6. As Rob has him down as, i always remember Sid being 1-2 inches taller than Hogan, when they wrestled.

I agree. I had Hogan between 6’5 and 6’5.5 peak before. I would’ve said 6’5.25”. That’s a remote possibility now but I could see the flat 6’5” now when those two were photographed together. But to what Rob said it’s unknown as to when Hogan began to lose height. Maybe he began to lose it before Sid. Hogan is 7 years older than Sid and I’ve heard of the surgeries which are much more expansive than any of the ones Sid’s reported to have had
Gman39 said on 27/May/20
Always seemed to be about the same height as Jake 'The Snake', so I think about 6'5" peak height for Hulk.
Undertaker Frank said on 27/May/20
Whats funny if you look @ all the matches with Hulk & Andre from 78 till after Wrestlemania 3 Andre had the same height difference over Hogan The Same with Warrior & Hogan from there WrestleMania Match & When Warrior went into the Hall Of Fame Hogan had the same Height Difference over Warrior!! Could it Be they all shrunk the same amount ???
Guy Pacitto said on 27/May/20
@Canson, i must admit, prior to Sid's admission of true peak height, i always thought Hogan peak at 6'5.5, i now question whether Hogan was that peak height, let alone 6'6. As Rob has him down as, i always remember Sid being 1-2 inches taller than Hogan, when they wrestled.
Canson said on 27/May/20
Ben Bell said on 23/May/20
Canson
Great post.
Only a few guys I think were taller, Nash and Windham and that’s only from meeting Nash twice.
I think Animal is shorter.
I bet you’re with 1” on all of them which is a solid guess when all variables are taken in to account.
When I met Hogan a few years ago I though 6’3.5-6’4. However I have bad posture due to back surgery so even though I can stand 6’025 I probably wasn’t. I could take an inch off Hogan.
Its rare I actually stand my full height.
Again a really solid post.

My bad Ben. Those were RP’s listings. I only replied to him at the very bottom. The credit for the listings goes to him
Vegas' said on 27/May/20
Jackson Henderson, Hogan was 37 in 91 when he first stood next to Sid.

What medical procedure had he undergone by that point to lose 1.5 inches? I mean this photo was taken only 9-12 months earlier in summer of 1990 and used countless times on this page to show that Hogan was at least 6'7 Click Here

Also disagree with your assessment that he put his body through more than his fellow performers. The fact he is still alive while maybe 1/3 of the guys he worked between 1985-93 are not suggests otherwise.

Hogan rarely left his feet outside the legdrop and that would take decades to really wear down his joints. Look at Harley Race or Dynamite Kid who were in wheelchairs most of the last years of their lives. Even later performers like Foley, Austin, Edge, Lita were forced to retire in their mid 30s at the peak of their careers. Hogan was still physically able to wrestle same style he become known for right up to 2006..after that his body starting breaking down on him and by 2011 he was physically unable to work a proper match (Sting vs Hogan at Bound for Glory 2011 good example)
Vegas' said on 27/May/20
RP some of those boot boosts over barefoot you estimate look to be off

Kane's boots were big but not 3 inches. Lister wore what looked like 1.5 inch working boots wrestling and Wights boots were 1.25-1.5 inch soles not 2.5 inch.

If Sid was 6'6 flat barefoot and footwear equal for everyone he was in-ring then in 91-92

Hogan was 6'4
Warrior was 6 foot
Piper was 5'11
Undertaker was 6'6

In 99-2000
Nash was 6'8
Savage was 5'10
Henry said on 27/May/20
Psycho Sid is obviously standing on a box in that interview with Mean Gene.

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