When you look into the history of World Wrestling Entertainment, you'll discover two eccentric stars that were the faces of the company during their eras. In the late 80s, Hulk Hogan made a name for himself by defending his title against Andre The Giant. John Cena came onto the scene as a rapper, who tried to instill the importance of hustle, loyalty, and respect.
Apart from the championships belts that the two stars have shared, they also share an affinity for cars. Hogan got a big paycheck after his debacle with Gawker, allowing him to make several car purchases that added to his collection. Considering that Cena is one of the biggest wrestling stars and has ventured into acting, he isn't short on money either. Cena enjoys posting videos of his collection on YouTube.
We wanted to find out what cars Hogan and Cena drive, so we looked inside their collections. Our exploration led us to discover classic vehicles in Cena's garage and muscle cars in Hogan's garage. Since we couldn't choose which collection was better, we decided to feature both. Feast your eyes on classics and muscle cars that two of the biggest wrestling stars in history own.
25 Cena: 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo
If you wanted to get your hands on one of Cena's prized possessions, you could've done so last year, as Cena placed his green Gallardo on the market for $145,988. The 'Lamborgreeni' is equipped with a 6-speed E-Gear transmission (semi-automatic), transparent engine cover, Cordelia wheels, heated power seats, HomeLink system, and custom Rhomboid-stitched upholstery.
The 5.2-liter V-10 engine sends the 552 horsepower to all four wheels and reaches 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 202 mph.
24 Hogan: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
The only thing better than owning a classic vehicle such as a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is having someone buy it for you. Hogan received the car for his 40th birthday from his ex-wife. Chevrolet offered the vehicle from 1949 until 1980. Sales of the first year reached 76,000 units at a price of just above $1,700.
The 1957 model had a V8 engine and a 2 speed Powerglide automatic as an option. Don't expect too much speed from the car, as Popular Mechanics needed 12 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
23 Cena: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Dodge produced three different vehicles under the Dodge Charger Daytona name; all were modified Dodge Chargers. Dodge acquired the name for the car from Daytona Beach, Florida, an early center for auto racing and the host for the Daytona 500.
The production for the Dodge Charger Daytona commenced in 1969, so Cena has the first generation car. The car has become a valuable collectible, as several cars reached the six-figure territory at auctions and a 426 Hemi-engine car reaching almost $1 million.
22 Hogan: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T
It seems that Hogan and Cena enjoy their muscle cars. The 1968 Dodge Charger is not the only muscle car in Hogan's collection. The Dodge Charger B-body went into production in 1966 and lasted until 1978. The engineers based the car on the Chrysler B platform. For the 1968 model, the car had a rear end that featured a kick-up spoiler that Group racing vehicles inspired.
The R/T series debuted on the market in 1968, with the standard model features from the previous year's 440 Magnum, and the 426 Hemi was optional.
21 Cena: 1970 Plymouth Superbird
We can't blame you if you get the Plymouth Superbird and the Dodge Charger Daytona confused, as the two cars look identical. The Plymouth Superbird was a modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner. The engineers incorporated numerous engineering changes and modifications from the Dodge Charger Daytona's season in the competition.
The Superbird provides Cena with plenty of speed, as a 7-liter Hemi engine can produce 425 horsepower and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
20 Hogan: 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10
Cena is not the only one with the Dodge Viper, but what makes Hogan's car more special is that Hogan ensured everybody knew that it was his car. Hogan named the car "The Hulkster" and ensured that it was covered in his traditional red and yellow colors. The car has a ten-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission.
When the car came out in the 90s, consumers could purchase it for around $55,000, according to Car and Driver. The engine pumped out 400 horsepower and needed just over four seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
19 Cena: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350
The car made its debut at the 1970 Chicago Auto Show. Oldsmobile built 3,547 units of the Rallye 350, and some dealers dressed up the Rallye 350 by installing stainless trim rings on the yellow wheels, considering that the factory models were without rings, according to Hemmings.
Since dealers made several adjustments to the vehicles to increase the chance of selling the vehicle, the only way to determine if the car is an original Rallye 350 is via the paperwork such as a window sticker or build sheet.
18 Hogan: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
It should be obvious by now that Hogan is a fan of the Dodge Challenger. He wasn't satisfied with having only the Hellcat, so he also purchased the Demon. Hogan can expect a tremendous amount of power from the Demon, as the massive engine is capable of spurting out 808 horsepower and reaches a top speed of 168 mph.
The car needs only 2.6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. That is enough power to quench any adrenaline junkie's thirst. The Demon provides plenty of performance that even Hogan's fast lifestyle cannot surpass.
17 Cena: 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
It might not be the most alluring vehicle, but the mid-size car that AMC produced from 1967 until 1970 was available in several specialty models that included a limited number of station wagons with special themed trim and luxury equipment.
AMC produced a special muscle car version in 1970s known as The Rebel Machine, a high-performance, low-priced car. The standard engine on it was a special high-performance that produced 340 horsepower and a maximum torque of 430 pound-feet.
16 Hogan: H1 Hummer
The Hulkster takes great pride in showing off his masculinity, and what better way to do that than to cruise around town in an H1 Hummer? The Hummer became a civilian vehicle when General Motors wanted to cash in on the hype. The car was impractical for daily use, as drivers struggled to keep it in road lanes and finding suitable parking was a nightmare.
If the bulky frame of the H1 Hummer wasn't bad enough, then the high fuel consumption was the final nail in the Hummer's coffin.
15 Cena: 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Although the Mercury Cougar Eliminator was not as popular as the Mach One Mustang, many people would state that it was classier. According to Heacock Classic, the Mercury Cougar was an upscale version of the Mustang that came standard with hidden headlamps and sequential tail lamps and a more luxurious cabin.
The Cougar didn't share anything with the Mustang. The Eliminator was based on the Cougar and came with several engine choices. Sales of the Eliminator were unimpressive as Mercury produced around 2,000 units until the end of 1969 but improved the car in 1970.
14 Hogan: Rolls Royce Phantom
Who said that money couldn't buy class? Buy yourself a Rolls Royce, and many people will think that you have class. Hogan wanted to show that he wasn't all about speed but also about luxury and sophistication, so he bought a Rolls Royce.
Cameras spotted Hogan hovering over a Rolls Royce Phantom in the parking lot of the Olympic Auditorium. Hogan lost money and some of his vehicles after a divorce from his wife, Linda. It seems that the Rolls Royce was one of the vehicles that departed from Hogan's garage after the divorce.
13 Cena: 1989 Jeep Wrangler
Getting your first paycheck from an employer is exciting, but what makes the occasion more special is using the money to buy a car.
"This baby is the first thing I bought when I got a little smoke for myself," Cena said about the Wrangler. "I signed a contract for myself way, way back when for peanuts. But, I felt like I needed to showcase my accomplishment, and I did with this baby right here. It was the first car I ever paid cash for without some money from the parents.... I bought it with 80,000 miles on it." (Source CNBC)
12 Cena: 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
You can't blame Cena for loving muscle cars. After all, who can resist a powerful car that women love to see a man drive? One of the muscle cars that most women love to see men drive is the Charger SRT8 Super Bee.
The only problem with this car is that its looks are more appealing than the power it provides. The Super Bee has a V8 engine that pumps out 425 horsepower that allows the car to reach 0 to 60 mph in five seconds. The top speed of the car is 165 mph, according to Top Speed. At least, it looks good.
11 Hogan: 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10
Viewers who tuned into Hogan Knows Best would have seen this yellow-fever vehicle. The truck was a sports pickup that Dodge manufactured in limited numbers. The manufacturer introduced the car at the 2002 NA International Auto Show but put it into production only in 2004.
Although labeled a pickup, the SRT-10 was more of a car with a bed that had an 8.3-liter engine capable of pumping out 500 horsepower and needed less than five seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. The SRT-10 is a performance machine.
10 Cena: 2006 Ford GT
The thrill that the Ford GT would provide Cena is a reason to purchase the car, but several aspects of the car make it unappealing. The first issue with the Ford GT is that it was on the market for two years until production ceased in 2006. Ford revived the GT40 to make it a road-legal supercar that featured similar styling and a mid-mounted V-8 engine, according to Top Speed.
Ford created just over 4,000 models in Michigan. The GT remained the only fully-fledged supercar to come from Detroit until 2016.
9 Hogan: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
One of the classic muscle cars to emerge onto the market is the Camaro. The car is a major competitor to the popular Ford Mustang. Hogan customized his Camaro with a bumble bee yellow paint job, red racing stripes, red wheels and a red badge.
The Hulkster signed the dashboard and wanted to give back to the community by auctioning the car for charity. The proceeds benefited Unity In The Community, a non-profit organization, based in Plant City, Florida. That was a generous deed from Hogan.
8 Cena: 2006 Dodge Viper
Considering Cena wanted a fast vehicle, the obvious choice was the Dodge Viper. Apart from the lavish exterior that the Viper allows the owner to enjoy, it also boasts an impressive engine. Get behind the wheel of this beast to experience the 8.3-liter V10 engine that is capable of pumping out 510 horsepower.
The car needs just under four seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph, according to Motor Trend. The 2006 Viper doesn't have the same problem that its predecessors had with the creaks and rattles.
7 Hogan: Chevrolet Tahoe
The muscle cars that Hogan owns are fun, but the Dodge Charger can't accommodate the entire Hogan family when they commute together. To transport his family, Hogan uses a Chevrolet Tahoe. Instead of showing off his muscle cars at the gym, The Hulkster uses the powerful SUV.
The car has a 5.3-liter engine with a six-speed shiftable automatic. Considering Hogan doesn't own the latest model, his Tahoe was priced at around $40,000. The car is tough as nails like Hogan.
6 Cena: 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
When Cena buys a car, he doesn't buy the base model available to us mere mortals; he buys a limited edition. That is what he did when he decided to buy a Ford Mustang. Cena purchased one of the 500 Parnelli Jones Limited Editions that Ford manufactured in partnership with Saleen.
Jones is a legendary race car driver who won the Indy 500 and numerous sprint-car, stock-car races. He signed the dashes of each car, which boasts a V8 engine that is capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
5 Hogan: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Muscle car fanatics who want power but don't mind spending exorbitant amounts on gas should test drive the SRT Hellcat. The car is capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and the V8 engine is capable of pumping out 707 horsepower. While driving in the city, Hellcat owners will get 14 mpg and 23 mpg on the highway.
The starting price of the Hellcat is $50,000 but don't be surprised to pay more than that if you don't want the base model. Hogan chose a good performance vehicle.
4 Cena: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Having claimed that he hated Corvettes, Cena fell in love when he saw the 2009 model, and he bought it. What's there not to like about the ZR1? When the car debuted onto the market, Chevrolet priced it at over $110,000, according to Car and Driver.
Why buy this car as opposed to saving up more to buy a Lamborghini? For half the price of a Lamborghini, the ZR1 will allow you to experience the 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 engine that is capable of pumping out 638 horsepower.
3 Hogan: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
Dodge priced the Charger at $40,000 when it debuted in 2012. Muscle car fanatics were in awe considering the affordable price tag for what you were getting. The V8 engine was capable of producing 470 horsepower, allowing the vehicle to reach 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, according to Car and Driver.
The yellow paint job and the raw power that the Dodge Charger SRT8 allows is enough to satisfy Hogan and anybody else who purchases the vehicle. The Dodge Charger SRT8 was a great choice that Hogan made.
2 Cena: 2013 Custom Corvette CR InCENArator
The Parker Brothers built this car for Cena. It started as a Corvette C7 R and became a futuristic concept. Cena's instructions to the brothers was for them to make it look like it's from the year 3000, according to Top Gear.
The car has a glass clamshell opening roof and a jet-turbine that inspired 24-inch rims. On the rear is a flamethrower, not only one; Cena installed eight, one per cylinder. The car has a 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 491 horsepower. The car featured in Gumball 3000.
1 Hogan: Arlen Ness Double-Wide Glide Custom Chopper
Since Hogan enjoyed the fast life, he wasn't only into cars; he also enjoyed motorbikes. One of the choppers that Hogan loved was the Double-Wide Glide Chopper that Arlen Ness built for Hogan.
The bike had a seven-gallon aluminum gas tank, a 93 cubic inch turbocharged engine and a paint job that revealed the bike was made for The Hulkster. Hogan featured on the front cover of Hot Bike Magazine in the late 80s, sitting on the bike while flexing his muscles.
Sources - Top Gear, Hemmings & Car & Driver