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long as both Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair do some
of their signature moves have the in ring charisma,
I think the match up is still worth paying for.
There will only every be one Hulk Hogan and one
Ric Flair, and both are apparently prepared to
put in all on the line to entertain the fans while
they still can, and make a pay day in the process,
which will help go towards the massive expenses
they have both endured in the past few years.
I think wrestling fans owe it to the guys and
themselves to pay to see the match. You also can't
blame them for wanting to have a working holiday
down under here in Australia, and make a pay day
and party with us Australians. Enjoy the match
up and take the opportunity to see both legends
go at while they can. Let's also see some technical
wrestlers and other entertaining talent get locked
into the card. Hulk and Flair, thanks for the
memories over the decades, and we look forward
to seeing you do your thing in Australia. Greg
Tingle, founder and director, Media Man Australia
The Sunday Telegraph - reader feedback - 20th
will only ever be one Hulk Hogan, and one Ric
Flair. I think fans owe it to see and support
living legends such as The Hulk and "The
Nature Boy" Ric Flair, while they can still
do their thing. Hogan, Flair, Roddy Piper and
the crew... thank you for the memories. New talent
also have their chance to shine in the indy's,
WWE feeder promotions and the WWE. Hulkamania
for ever. Hulkamania has indeed run wild down
under in Australia.
Bondi Beach #1 Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Roddy
Piper fan. Woooo!
Daily Telegraph - reader feedback - 22nd September
Hogan, Ric Flair, Piper, Jake "The Snake"
Roberts, and too many more to list, thank you
for the memories. Hulk Hogan's legend lives on
and is alive and well down under in Australia.
Australian's appreciate Hulk's hard work over
the years and his own comeback of the decade.
The way Hulk Hogan communicates his real life
story is ultra impressive, and its great to see
him putting in the hard yards, pounding the pavement
and jetting around Australia to let the Australian
public know that this upcoming tour is the real
deal. The entertainment industry has been fuelled
considerably by pro wrestling over the years,
and guys like Hogan, Flair and Piper carried it
on their backs, with switched on promoters at
the likes of WWE, WCW and NWA kicking it along.
It appears that Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart
and Eric Bishcoff and co are putting together
a great event here. For my money, having Hogan
here means the show has already began. The coverage
in the newspapers and Australian TV sure beats
the hell out of some of the other stuff passed
off as "entertainment news". Hulkamania
forever. Wooooo! Just when they think they have
the answers, Hogan and Flair change the questions.
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profiles section on Media Man Australia could
not be complete without a bio on Hulk Hogan.
more of an entertainment figure, than that of
media tycoon, it was Hogan and Vince
McMahon that got the world's media attention
focused on the professional wrestling business
in the mid 80's.
with McMahon, he made wrestling go mainstream
and sold out arenas around the world.
was on the cover of wrestling and entertainment
magazines, and he will forever be remembered as
the wrestler who took his business to the world
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name is Terry Bollea, but the world knows him
as "Hulk Hogan" and more than anyone
else, he was responsible for the meteoric rise
in the popularity of professional wrestling in
the 1980's. While not the most skillful wrestler
of his era, nor even the biggest, Hogan combined
his enormous physical stature with an outstanding
screen presence to cause the World
Wrestling Federation to rocket past all other
Wrestling Organizations as the top provider of
wrestling entertainment on a nationwide basis.
was brought into the sport of Professional
Wrestling when he was discovered while playing
the bass guitar in nightclub in the early 1970's.
In order to learn his new trade, Hogan trained
under the tutelage of Japans great Hiro Matsuda,
after which he moved from his home in Tampa to
the west coast, where he began bodybuilding
in Venice Beach, California, working under the
name of "Sterling Golden." Later, he
changed his Ring name to Terry Boulder, before
settling on the name of Hulk Hogan. He was later
managed by "Classy" Freddie Blassie
and wrestled as a heel in a number of organizations,
including the AWA and the WWF. While he gained
in popularity in several regions, Hogan had not
yet gained national exposure - this would happen
1982, Hogan appeared in the motion picture Rocky
III, starring as the enormous wrestling villain
"Thunderlips." Because of the huge positive
response his appearance received, Vince
McMahon lured him back to the WWF and made
him the focal point of that federation's ability
to survive and then thrive. He defeated the Iron
Sheik in 1984 to secure the WWF Heavyweight Championship
and quickly became the WWF's most popular athlete.
Behind Hogan's 26" arms and huge shoulders,
McMahon pushed the WWF towards a national audience.
Commencing with several tie ins with MTV,
Hogan, the WWF and the sport of Pro Wrestling
hit the big time when the Hulk appeared with actor
Mr. T at the WWF's first big wrestling extravaganza,
I was not the first nationally broadcast live
wrestling event, but at that time it was certainly
the most important. Unbeknown to most fans, had
Wrestlemania not been a big success, the WWF may
have had to return to the days of operating as
regional operation - or worse, it may have closed
down completely. With all of the organizations
hopes riding on the event, it is not surprising
that Hulk Hogan was called upon to carry the burden
of turning it into a colossal success. After countless
appearances on popular television shows (including
Saturday Night Live) in which he promoted the
event, Hogan finally appeared alongside Mr. T
and repelled the team of "Rowdy"
Roddy Piper, "Mr.
Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and "Cowboy"
Bob Orton. The success of this event saved the
WWF, established the validity of a national promotion
and catapulted Hogan into the realm of popularity
known only to the biggest stars of entertainment
and sports - but even this was not the most important
event for Hulk Hogan. That event would be Wrestlemania
with extraordinary matches, Wrestlemania III set
a indoor attendance record as more than 92,000
fans crowded the Pontiac Silverdome for the event.
On that day, the Main Event, and the match which
spawned the huge attention to the arena was the
battle between Hulk Hogan and the previously unbeaten
the Giant. After suffering an injury early
on, Hogan astounded viewers around the world as
he not only defeated Andre, but lifted the 500
pound Frenchman off of the ground and slammed
him to the Ring canvas to retain his title.
went on to defend his title in the WWF and has
recently moved to the WCW where he quickly gained
that organizations Championship title. Over the
years, and in the future, Hulk Hogan has symbolized
the growth of professional wrestling into a multi-million
dollar industry - but to thousands of young fans,
he has become their hero and their champion.
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post match press conference in Japan by Hulk Hogan
turned nasty last night when TNA's Jeff Jarrett
showed up to confront Hogan.
was meeting with the Japanese press following
his victory over Masa Chono at the big New Japan
event in the Tokyo Dome, when Jarrett arrived
on to the scene and attacked Hogan.
was addressing the Japanese media about his future,
and had just said "I have unfinished business
here in Japan. I want to win the IWGP title again.
I also have unfinished business in the United
States. The only title I've never won is the NWA
World Heavyweight Title." Jeff Jarrett burst
on the scene in a rage and attacked Hogan and
left him a crimson mess.
taunted Hogan by saying, "I heard the rumors
that you wanted to come to TNA.....well TNA just
came to you."
has been in contact with members of the Japanese
media and will air footage of the incident on
this week's episode of NWA-TNA: Total Nonstop
Hogan did come to terms with NWA TNA last week,
however no word if an actual contract as been
signed yet though. Hogan is set to return on a
special 3 hour NWA TNA event featuring Hogan vs.
Jarrett in the main event.
and Movie roles
Hogan's crossover popularity led to several television
and movie roles. Along with 1982s Rocky III,
he starred, as mentioned above, in No Holds
Barred (1989), as well as Suburban Commando
(1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), Santa with
Muscles (1996), and 3 Ninjas: High Noon
at Mega Mountain (1998). He made two appearances
on The A-Team (in 1985 and 1986), and
starred in his own TV series, Thunder in Paradise,
in 1994. He also appeared in Walker Texas
Ranger. Along with Roddy
Piper, Hogan lent his voice for a few episodes
of the stop motion animation skit show, Robot
made cameo appearances in Muppets from Space
and in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Theatrical
version) as himself. Hogan also appears in Spy
Hard, gets tagged in when Leslie Nielsen's
character is getting beaten up, and then rips
his shirt off, throws a few punches, gets beaten
up and has to tag in to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Hogan
guest starred in a two part episode of "Suddenly
Susan" in 1999. In 2001, Hogan guest stared on
an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger, playing
a reformed criminal now operating a Christian
Community Center and helping Walker steer teenagers
away from gangs. Hogan was offered the role of
Zeus in Little Hercules in 3D on an episode
of Hogan Knows Best and was shown during
the filming of the movie. He also played a cameo
in the end of the movie, Little Monsters.
will host the comeback series of American
Gladiators, which has been picked up for
a midseason run on NBC in 2008. (Credit:
Television and movie roles
Hogan's crossover popularity led to several television
and movie roles. Along with Rocky III (1982) and
No Holds Barred (1989), he starred in the family
films Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993),
Santa with Muscles (1996), and 3 Ninjas: High
Noon at Mega Mountain (1998). He starred in his
own television series, Thunder in Paradise, in
1994. He is the star of The Ultimate Weapon (1997),
in which Brutus Beefcake also appears in a cameo.
also starred in a pair of made-for-television
movies, originally intended as a pilot for an
ongoing series for TNT, produced by Eric Bischoff.
The movies, Shadow Warriors: Assault on Devil's
Island and Shadow Warriors: Hunt for The Death
Merchant, starred Hogan alongside Carl Weathers
and Shannon Tweed as a freelance mercenary team.
made cameo appearances in Muppets from Space,
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (the theatrical cut),
and Spy Hard as himself. . Hogan was offered the
role of Zeus in Little Hercules in 3D on an episode
of Hogan Knows Best and was shown during the filming
of the movie. He also played a cameo in the end
of the movie Little Monsters.
made two appearances on The A-Team (in 1985 and
1986), and along with Roddy Piper, Hogan lent
his voice for a few episodes of the stop motion
animation skit show, Robot Chicken. He guest starred
in a two-part episode of Suddenly Susan in 1999.
In 2001, Hogan guest stared on an episode of Walker,
Texas Ranger, playing a reformed criminal now
operating a Christian Community Center and helping
Walker steer teenagers away from gangs.
hosts the comeback series of American Gladiators,
which has been picked up for a midseason run on
NBC in 2008.
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