The Hulkster took some damage over his lengthy career (Photo: WWE)
The Hall of Famer – who made his debut with the company near the end of 1979 and wrestled his final match in Manchester for IMPACT Wrestling in 2012 – has opened up on the way his time in the ring continues to affect his physical health.
He shared a photo from early in his career in Japan, and wrote: ‘Saw this and remembered exactly what my body felt like before I had 23 surgeries, I didn’t get the memo that it was all fake lol,
‘P.S. i would do it all over again if I could!!! Only love/respect 4theBizHH (sic)’
The 67-year-old star – whose real name is Terry Bollea – hasn’t shied away from his the impact his in-ring career has had on him.
The Hulkster is typically quite candid with his followers on social media, and over the summer he gave fans another health update as he appeared to be back in hospital.
Sporting a full beard – and his trademark bandanna – he lay back for what appeared to be an MRI scan, and later shared the photos with his fans.
Clearly finding some humour in the situation, he tweeted: ‘I have to find a better way to spend my Sunday’s! Don’t ya think! Brother! HH (sic)’
At the beginning of April he revealed he had torn his bicep, and he bonded with former United States champion Rusev over the injury.
Sporting a full white beard, he shared a selfie and tweeted: ‘Both of my biceps have been torn at the insertions for 25yrs, today I tore my right bicep where it goes in at my front deltoid, well I guess Rusev and I are long lost brothers!
‘BROTHER, HH damn it burns!!! (sic)’
And a couple of months later, the WWE legend – who underwent his latest back surgery in November last year – showed off what kind of shape he’s in, and even lay down a challenge of sorts to the entire roster.
He wrote: ’10 surgeries you can hang a MAC truck from my back and I’ll still take the whole WWE roster on brother!!!! #immortal #Clearwater #hogansbeachshop #wwe’