One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time.
Hogan was born Terry Gene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia, to Ruth V. (Moody), a dance teacher, and Peter Bollea, a construction foreman. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and French descent. He was raised in Port Tampa, Florida.
Hogan made his pro debut in 1978 and wrestled as "Sterling Golden" before becoming "Hulk." Hogan was getting main event matches while wrestling in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) in the early 1980s before he was cast as Thunderlips in Rocky III - Das Auge des Tigers (1982). That bit of casting propelled Hogan into the spotlight and he was soon to enter the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. At the time, the WWF was just beginning to go from local television (they were based in the Northeast .) to national, and Hogan's personality (and some well-done marketing and PR, plus the Wrestlemania series) helped to transform not only the WWF, but wrestling into the big show it is today. Hogan won the WWF title numerous times, and was credited with dealing André the Giant his first loss in pro wrestling. Hogan was soon seen everywhere -- television, cartoons, movies, records and lunch boxes -- but he was a part of the steroid scandal in the WWF, and quietly left the organization. Hogan laid low in wrestling circles, but continued to act before coming back, this time with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the WWF's bitter rival. Hogan helped create the New World Order, the main bunch of badmen in WCW, and became more popular than ever. He abandoned his trademark red and yellow colors for black, and even dyed his beard black. He still wrestles as of today, and, like it or not, is probably one of the best entertainers in any form of show business. He always put on a show.
On April 29, 1999, the WWF made its return to terrestrial television , airing a special program known as SmackDown! on the fledgling UPN network. The Thursday night show became a weekly series on August 26, 1999—competing directly with WCW's Thursday night program Thunder on TBS . In 2000, the WWF, in collaboration with television network NBC , announced the creation of the XFL , a new professional football league that debuted in 2001.  The league had high ratings for the first few weeks, but initial interest waned and its ratings plunged to dismally low levels (one of its games was the lowest-rated prime-time show in the history of American television). NBC walked out on the venture after only one season, but McMahon intended to continue alone. However, after being unable to reach a deal with UPN, McMahon shut down the XFL. 
Throughout the entire run of the South Park series, there have been a few instances where Cartman spoke languages other than English quite well and he does seem to be fluent in Spanish and speaks very good German (for the sake of South Park). For example, in "The Passion Of The Jew", when Cartman dressed as Hitler, while rallying outside the theater presenting "The Passion" with a group of Christian followers, he began chanting hateful comments to Jews in German such as " Es Ist Zeit zu säubern " ("It's time to cleanse), while the crowd replies "" Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten! " ("We must exterminate the Jews!"). Next, Cartman exclaimed " Es ist Zeit für Rache! " ("It is time for revenge") and the crowd replies "Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten!" ("We must exterminate the Jews!"). While Cartman didn't necessarily pronounce the German words correctly, it was pretty clear that he understood what they meant in English and his followers did not. However, in " Pandemic ", the boys decided to start their own Peruvian band to earn some spending money. When they spotted a real Peruvian band "stealing their spotlight", after the other boys first confronted them in English and the band members continued to play as if they didn't hear them (since they didn't speak English), Cartman began yelling at them in Spanish, generally telling them to stop playing in their area. The band paused for a long second in confusion, then continued to play. This then prompted Cartman to repeat what he originally told them in Spanish and out of anger he even snatched one of their instruments away and threw it off into the distance. Also, in " My Future Self 'n' Me " he spoke to Mexican workers in fluent Spanish, suggesting that he is, in fact, fluent or knows a few phrases. He also speaks French to Clyde in " Make Love, Not Warcraft " as "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, Clyde?", or "Would you like to sleep with me, Clyde?". This, however, is a line from the song "Lady Marmalade", and considering the meaning of the phrase, likely means that Cartman does not actually speak French. Granted, there really hasn't been much focus on this particular talent of Cartman's (since most of the story plots don't focus on it) so there's virtually very little known as to how he learned these other languages so well at such a young age. It's possible that his mom Liane Cartman may have personally taught him the other languages, as was revealed in " Hooked On Monkey Fonics when she purchased a educational game that helped Cartman to improve his spelling skills.
The next chapter of Warrior's career was an encounter with The Undertaker , after Undertaker and his manager, Paul Bearer , locked Warrior in a coffin on the set of Bearer's Funeral Parlor . WWF officials worked feverishly to break the casket open, finally revealing Warrior's seemingly lifeless body, and the torn fabric inside of the coffin indicating Warrior's desperate struggle to get out. Warrior was finally revived by the officials performing CPR . This led to Jake "The Snake" Roberts offering to give Warrior "the knowledge of the dark side" in order to prepare Warrior to take his revenge on the Undertaker. This involved Roberts giving Warrior three "tests" shown on WWF TV in consecutive weeks. For the first test, Roberts locked Warrior inside of a coffin for a second time. 
The next chapter of Warrior's career was an encounter with The Undertaker , after Undertaker and his manager, Paul Bearer , locked Warrior in a coffin on the set of Bearer's Funeral Parlor . WWF officials worked feverishly to break the casket open, finally revealing Warrior's seemingly lifeless body, and the torn fabric inside of the coffin indicating Warrior's desperate struggle to get out. Warrior was finally revived by the officials performing CPR . This led to Jake "The Snake" Roberts offering to give Warrior "the knowledge of the dark side" in order to prepare Warrior to take his revenge on the Undertaker. This involved Roberts giving Warrior three "tests" shown on WWF TV in consecutive weeks. For the first test, Roberts locked Warrior inside of a coffin for a second time.