Bigger Wrestling Icon: Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena

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  • Championships
    6-time WWE/F Champion, 6-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time Royal Rumble winner, Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame
    11-time WWE Champion / 3-time World Heavyweight Champion, 3-time WWE U.S. Champion, 2-time Royal Rumble winner
  • Movies and TV
    Starred in Rocky III, No Holds Barred, Mr. Nanny. Also starred in the TV show Thunder in Paradise, the cartoon Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, the reality show Hogan Knows Best, and had a guest role on The A-Team.
    Starred in The Marine, 12 Rounds, Legendary, and The Reunion, among others. Also had guest appearances on the TV shows Total Divas, Psych and Hannah Montana.
  • Social Media
    2.9 million "likes" on Facebook / 974,000 followers on Twitter
    27.6 million "likes" on Facebook / 6.2 million followers on Twitter
  • Finishing Move
    Running Leg Drop
    Attitude Adjustment and STF
  • Global Recognition
    The Hulkster is the Michael Jordan of professional wrestling. He is known in virtually every country in the world and still receives rock star treatment abroad.
    Compared to Hogan, Cena is a relative newcomer in the game and that hurts him in this category. Not that he isn't internationally known — he very much is — but there are more people saying their prayers and taking their vitamins than saying "you can't see me."
RESULTS
It was closer than you though, wasn't it?! But at the end of the day Hogan is, and always will be, an icon. Cena, nor anyone else in the WWE, can match Hogan's contribution to sports entertainment. We could have gone on and on and dived deep into the depths of wrestling nerdom with this, but the result would have been the same.

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