May 27, 2024

In a recent interview with the 700 Club, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan shared how his baptism last December marked a major pivot in his life. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, stressed hes all in with God. Believing in Jesus Christ, he said, Just seems like such an easy choice for everyone, if youll just surrender and accept him as your Savior.

He shared what Christ brings to him in comparison to what he offers himself, Church Leaders reported.That’s God’s presence in us, you know, that still small voice. What Terry brings to the table is a meat suita meat suit filled with the Spirit of Christ, and its a testing ground for me.

Despite becoming a Christian at 14 years old, Hogan admitted, I derailed.

[Christ] has given me the opportunity to prove that Im faithful, and Ill never make those same mistakes again, Hogan said. Going back to my faith, the momentum was overwhelming. There was nothing stopping me.

As Crosswalk Headlines previously reported, Hogan and his wife, Sky Daily Hogan, were baptized at the Indian Rocks Baptist Church in Largo, Florida, last December.

This is the way that Christians go public in their faith, and he felt it important to do what Christians do, Pastor Aaron Filippone, the churchs lead pastor, said.

He also reposted a video of Hogans testimony on the 700 Club, saying, Proud of Terry. Excited about what God is doing in his life. Honored to be his pastor.

During the interview, Hogan addressed the challenge of being involved in the crazy genre of wrestling, such as playing a character.

The moment I walk out the front door, he said, the world doesnt want Terry, just the Hulk.

In comparison to the Christian life, he said, Its almost like people [who] say theyre a Christian and they know of our Lord and Savior, but they really dont know him. Everybody I meets a wrestler talking about wrestling, but theres a huge difference when you actually get in that ring.

Hogan also shared about the late Rowdy Roddy Piper, a former wrestling rival who passed away in 2015.

He was really trying hard tosurrender and try to get his life straight, Hogan explained.

Even though both men couldnt stand each other for 25 years as wrestlers, they started texting each other every single day following retirement.

We basically had some conversations, andhe started asking me about my spirituality, Hogan continued. [Piper] really didnt connect, but he was very curious. He wouldnt surrender, and all of a sudden, he passes away.

Two days later, Hogan shared he received a text-to-voice message from Piper, who told him, Im just loving you, my brother. Im just walking with Jesus. Walking with Jesus and loving you, my brother.

Its amazing how things work, said Hogan, who got emotional, adding that Piper would have never said that while he was alive.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for CrosswalkHeadlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.