Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Dead-or-Alive Checklist

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After the recent death of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, we can’t help but think of the good ole’ days of WWF (now WWE), also known as The Golden Age of Wrestling. But it wasn’t just wrestling we watched back then; we watched cartoons. In 1985, CBS mixed the two with Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling on Saturday mornings. Sure, the show only lasted 26 episodes and hasn’t been on television since 1987, but episodes are now on YouTube! Here’s the unforgettable opening:

Watching that makes us wonder: How many of those folks are still alive? DeadWrestlers.net has the answers. But that list is exhaustive, so let’s look only at the cast of the cartoon. Also check out the list of oldest living wrestlers.

I did learn something new recently: The wrestlers didn’t do their own voices for this show. It was like learning there is no Santa Claus.

char 11975 75x75 Captain Lou Albano Dead. (July 29, 1933 – Oct. 14, 2009)

Picture 113 75x75 Rowdy Roddy Piper Alive. (born April 17, 1954)

char 11977 75x75 Superfly Jimmy Snuka Alive. (born May 18, 1943)

char 11985 75x75 Wendi Richter Alive. (born Sept. 6, 1961)

Picture 118 75x75 The Fabulous Moolah Dead. (July 22, 1923 – Nov. 2, 2007)

Picture 112 75x75 Hillbilly Jim Alive. (born July 5, 1952)

Picture 117 75x75 Nikolai Volkoff Alive. (born Oct. 14, 1947)

hulk hogan1 75x75 Hulk Hogan Alive. (born Aug. 11, 1953)

sa1271 e1306043654934 75x75 André the Giant Dead. (May 19, 1946 – 27 Jan. 1993)

Picture 115 75x75 Mr. Fuji Alive. (born May 4, 1935)

BWdQBibjWtWR7iK e1306043564509 75x75 Junkyard Dog Dead. (Dec. 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998)

Picture 116 75x75 The Iron Sheik Alive. (born March 15, 1943)

Picture 119 75x75 Big John Studd Dead. (Feb. 19, 1948 – March 20, 1995)

Hogan25 e1306044203151 75x75 Tito Santana Alive. (born May 10, 1953)

Mean Gene Cartoon 75x75 “Mean” Gene Okerlund Alive. (born Nov. 29, 1942)

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