To Host Pro Wrestling Talk By Hulk Hogan And Friends,
by Greg Tingle - 22nd May 2011
pro wrestlers including Hulk Hogan are going to share
true and previously kayfabe stories from the road
at popular American and Canadian casinos. Oneida Casino
in Green Bay, Wisconsin has signed up, with Boulevard
Casino in BC said to keen, with many more expected
to follow. Media Man continues to probe the curious
tie-ins between land based and online casinos with
the pro wrestling sector, with Hulk Hogan now challenging
Ric Flair as wrestling king of the gambling sector...
a curious relationship between pro wrestling, land
based and online casinos, and to be frank, we like
it. Let's face it, they're all in the entertainment
business right, looking for their cut of the entertainment
dollar. As if you didn't know, just being in business
these days is a gamble.
in the old days... circa 1950, pro wrestling used
to be sometimes held in smoke filled arena's, some
doubling as above board casinos, some being underground
gambling dens littered with vice... and all things
nice and naughty. Ah, those were the days hey kids.
wrestling living legend, Hulk Hogan, has proved himself
in the ring many times over the past 3 decades, but
now he's showing himself to be quite a study of the
gambling and casino industry. Already featured in
The Hulk-A-Mania Experience slot game and Hulk Hogan
online slot, out within months we hear, he's about
ready to spill his guts kayfabe style at select land
based casinos throughout the United States and just
maybe Canada and BC also. Not only that, many of Hogan's
old wrestling mates will also join in the talkfest,
which is bound to have wrestling fans on the edge
of their seats.
worry about Hogan mate Ric "The Nature Boy"
Flair, who won't be appearing. Flair still has his
deals with the Carolina's Education Lottery, and he
still feels very Woooooo! about it.
Media Man insider said "When Hulk Hogan and Ric
Flair did their shoot angle at Star City Casino in
Sydney, Australia a few years ago that drew strong
heat, blood and major headlines. They incorporated
some kayfabe, inside talk into the script. Hogan is
old school and knows just about all the secrets of
pro wrestling since the 70's. His talkfests to be
held at American and perhaps Canadian and BC land
based casinos should be something special...as long
as you like pro wrestling, or at least find it interesting".
understood that Hogan and some of his wrestling buddies
don't mind a punt, but it's not known if they will
play the casinos games before or after the talks at
this stage. Wrestling and casino trivia buffs will
be interested to know that the old WWE bought a the
Debbie Reynold's land casino casino in Las Vegas circa
1999, but never went ahead with development plans,
opting to sell it for a tidy profit. The casino was
later redeveloped and is today known as the Clarion
Hotel and Casino.
current wrestling talk fests are expected to net Hogan,
mates, the casinos and the promoters thousands of
dollars, with Hulk set to get the biggest payday of
all we understand, which is fair enough.
nemesis and sometimes friends Ric Flair, Roddy Piper,
Jimmy Snuka and Kevin 'Diesel' aka 'Vinnie Vegas'
Nash are understood to be aware of the wrestling talk
tour but are not appearing due to prior contractual
arrangements. Nash has some online casino games listed
in his official website. The Hulk's online casino
game is set to be released before the end of this
year in a deal with Endemol UK. bwin.party digital
entertainment is understood to be looking for a b2b
deal with Endemol.
and Friends' are set to tear the house down, as much
as a talkfest is capable of.
shows have previously been postponed, but at this
stage 3rd time looks to be a charm. Insiders hope
Hogans back is ok and won't stop him appearing.
The nostalgia tour is set to arrive next week at Oneida
Casino in Ashwaubenon.
will be sharing the mic with Jimmy "Mouth of
the South" Hart, Brutus "The Barber"
Beefcake, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, The
Nasty Boys, Koko B. Ware and Hacksaw Jim Duggan about
their days on the old school wrestling circuit, both
WWE - World Wrestling Federation and other promotions.
Stories may including things like real life fights
at bars, drug use, crazy nights with women ala "ring
rats", real life heat, the time Duggan got busted
with his supposed enemy The Iron Sheik for some green
stuff, the real life Hogan - Randy Savage (RIP) feud,
near meets with death, Andre The Giant stories, and
god knows what else. Even if your more a casino player
and not so much a wrestling fan, it still sounds like
loads of fun.
rumoured that both Sydney's Star City casino and Melbourne's
Crown Casino are interested in the wrestling talk
concept, but to bring out Hogan and friends for this
would be cost prohibitive at this stage, opting to
stick to their loyalties to Vince McMahon's WWE, set
to tour Australia from July 1.
to you Hulk, you're quite the wrestling legend, and
there's no doubting your success as a gambling and
gaming entrepreneur either.
good punting, know your limits and bet with your head,
not over it. Ladies and gentlemen, kids of all ages...
your winner - the fans!
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