Skip to comments.Hulk Hogan 'attacked' during press conference
Posted on 11/17/2009 9:34:40 PM PST by canuck_conservative
THE Hulkamania promotional press conference at Star City veered violently out of control today as Hulk Hogan and ring rival Ric Flair let their animosity break into what appeared to be a full scale bloody brawl.
Sydney Centrals photographer Phil Rogers has his flash broken when Ric Flair threw a table off the stage and into the press gathering before diving on photographers, Sydney Central reports.
Media were stunned as the Hulks head began bleeding profusely and confusion broke out when the veteran wrestling star was unable to get to his feet.
This reporter narrowly missed being struck with the table and photographers ducked and weaved as Ric Flair took off his trouser belt and began to whip anyone within range.
The press conference began well with the stars of the tour speaking professionally about their careers and the business.
Hulk Hogan was excited to be touring Australia for the first time.
He said promoters in the past had billed him to tour Australia without his knowledge only to tell the fans that he could not make it.
The Hulkamania tour hits Sydneys Acer Arena on November 28.
Appearing alongside Hulk are the Nasty Boys, Black Pearl of California and Vampire Warrior
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
Get that man some Milk of Magnesia - QUICK!
Do a search next time - this article was posted in 1988!
Attacked at a press conference? I was hoping the attacker was John Stossel.
The article shows...
Hulk Hogan ‘attacked’ during press conference
By Kim Shaw, Sydney Central News Limited newspapers November 18, 2009 01:30pm
You guys completely missed my sarcasm. 1988? Get it! Hulk Hogan and Rick Flair? Geez!
I suppose he will find a way to make money from this experience.
Ah the old bloody forehead move! I think mostly banned in the US now but these old-timers still know how to crank it out when they’re overseas!
This looks SERIES!
Hulk should have entered a state of Hulkmania, nothing can hurt him them.
I thought the HULK retired some time ago???
“I suppose he will find a way to make money from this experience.”
And why not?
I have heard a cut just above the eyebrow will gush blood yet heal without a scar as it is in a forehead crease. The ref often will palm a razor blade and slip it to a wrestler.
Pro wrestlers are virtually all nuts. Between the steroids, the cocaine, the pain killers, the concussions, and the just plain getting thrown around for a living, none of them are playing with a full deck.
(Terry Gene) Bollea was honored as the 2008 king of the Krewe of Bacchus, a New Orleans carnival organization. Hogan visited the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and rode in the parade where he threw doubloons with his likeness. Hogan received the honor in part because meeting Hogan is one of the most requested “wishes” of the terminally ill children benefited by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bollea is currently living with his daughter, Brooke, who stars in the VH1 reality series, Brooke Knows Best. Bollea has suffered numerous health problems, particularly with his back since retiring as a wrestler following the years of heavy weight training and jolting as a wrestler.
On October 27, 2009, St. Martin’s Press released Hulk Hogan’s autobiography, My Life Outside the Ring. The wrestler has continued to stay in the news, due to his revelation that he considered suicide in 2007, shortly after his wife filed for divorce....
More than a few folks in the Tampa Bay area are tired of hearing about his serial dramas. Count me in as one.
Odd the article and pictures didn’t show what caused the injuries. They say the table was thrown at photogs, but don’t show what hit Hulk.
BTW, I still maintain, Ric Flair is an unrequited homosexual. LOL
Like what I tell people fake or not taking a folding chair to the head is going to hurt no matter what.
It’s a hellish line of work, and most of them aren’t helping themselves with their extra-curricular activities either.
I think a bunch of guys rolling around in a ring wearing panties and fetish gear is pretty gay.
I got it. That was pretty freaking funny.
I got it, head to head tag team old school/new generation Triple Threat match
Hulk Hogan and Randy Orton vs Ric Flair and John Cena vs Triple H and Rowdy Roddy Piper..
Looks to me like he cut himself on the forehead with a concealed razor blade as pro wrestlers often do.
I watch MMA all the time, and wounds to the head caused by fists or elbows look differently and bleed differently.
I think this was a stunt.
The neck! Ouch!
What?? Are you implying pro wrestling isn’t genuine??
(Note that even the writer put “attacked” in quotes! LOL)
Used to watch wrestling with my dad on KTLA, Woe Nellie Dick Lane at the Olympic Auditorium, Freddie Blassie and Co. as a kid. My poor dad finally had to answer to my mom’s ridicule. It was great. He said “Look, I’m only gonna say this one time. I know it’s fake. Now will you let us watch this in peace?”
Oh yeah, roller derby too! Go T-Birds!
Believe me, no way would you say that to his face, he is a giant............and I am not small.......
Freddie Blassie and John Tolos, the “Golden Greek.” You never knew whether they were good guys or bad guys, always subject to change. And that goofball Gene LaBelle was always getting beat up while doing interviews.
Actually, unless he was particularly charming, I probably would share my opinion just the same. Lawyers are easy to find. BTW, I’m probably smaller than you. ;) Dressing up is strange costumes and wrestling is one of those guy things that us women just don’t understand.
haha! I missed that “attack” being in quotes.
“Massive sarcasm quotes”!
Yeah. Too funny. Mom couldn’t stand the yelling in the interviews. “That pencil neck geek! I wrote the book on cheating!”
Dad still watches wrestling. I don’t even have TV.
Mom never got the “Stooges” either.
Gotta love the NATURE BOY!!!!
Aussie Wrestling Promotion ping.
Was it all staged?
It’s a “work” as they say in the business. I love that some in the Australian press apparently bought it, though.
Looks like a couple of bucks worth of “vampire blood” from a novelty shop got Hogan some free publicity.
Does the Hulkster make these appearances to supplement his social security?
Dude ain’t thirty anymore!
Ya might be confusin Auzzies a bit by using the term hulk Hogan. ;)
Actually, he spoke to the press afterwards and said yeah of course it was staged, but it went wrong and he fell badly.
“Dressing up is strange costumes and wrestling is one of those guy things that us women just dont understand.”
As a fan and a one-time participant, I must beg to differ! ;-)
Bobby the Brain, Captain Lou, The Bushwackers, Junkyard Dog, The Hart Foundation!
A match made in he!!. Or is that a match occurring in he!!?