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Hulk Hogan 'attacked' during press conference
News.com.au ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | Kim Shaw

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 Central’s 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 Hulk’s 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 Sydney’s 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 ...


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1 posted on 11/17/2009 9:34:41 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

Get that man some Milk of Magnesia - QUICK!


2 posted on 11/17/2009 9:36:24 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: REDWOOD99

Do a search next time - this article was posted in 1988!


3 posted on 11/17/2009 9:37:48 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: canuck_conservative

Attacked at a press conference? I was hoping the attacker was John Stossel.


4 posted on 11/17/2009 9:42:41 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: over3Owithabrain

Wanna retract?


5 posted on 11/17/2009 9:43:56 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: over3Owithabrain

The article shows...

Hulk Hogan ‘attacked’ during press conference

By Kim Shaw, Sydney Central News Limited newspapers November 18, 2009 01:30pm


6 posted on 11/17/2009 9:44:46 PM PST by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: papasmurf; REDWOOD99

You guys completely missed my sarcasm. 1988? Get it! Hulk Hogan and Rick Flair? Geez!


7 posted on 11/17/2009 9:47:12 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: canuck_conservative
I thought perhaps he had become a Muslim. Good alliteration potential - Hulk Hogan's Horrific Haj.


8 posted on 11/17/2009 9:47:46 PM PST by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: canuck_conservative
Tampa Bay local Hulk Hogan is broke via divorce and his son's auto accident which left one young man permanently brain injured. Hogan was claiming he suffers from depression recently.

I suppose he will find a way to make money from this experience.

9 posted on 11/17/2009 9:48:04 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: canuck_conservative

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 11/17/2009 9:48:46 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: canuck_conservative

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!


11 posted on 11/17/2009 9:49:40 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: canuck_conservative

This looks SERIES!


12 posted on 11/17/2009 9:51:19 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: over3Owithabrain

Apology accepted.


13 posted on 11/17/2009 9:51:23 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: canuck_conservative

Hulk should have entered a state of Hulkmania, nothing can hurt him them.


14 posted on 11/17/2009 9:51:31 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: papasmurf

I thought the HULK retired some time ago???


15 posted on 11/17/2009 9:51:36 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
"I was hoping the attacker was John Stossel."

John Stossel1 got his azz handed to him2 already, I don't think he wants to go there again. LOL
16 posted on 11/17/2009 9:52:08 PM PST by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: NautiNurse

“I suppose he will find a way to make money from this experience.”

And why not?


17 posted on 11/17/2009 9:52:34 PM PST by Boucheau
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To: pepsi_junkie

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.


18 posted on 11/17/2009 9:53:10 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: canuck_conservative

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.


19 posted on 11/17/2009 9:55:57 PM PST by MitchellC
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To: NautiNurse

(Terry Gene) Bollea was honored as the 2008 king of the Krewe of Bacchus, a New Orleans carnival organization.[146][147] 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.[147]

Bollea is currently living with his daughter, Brooke, who stars in the VH1 reality series, Brooke Knows Best.[148] 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.[3]

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....

(Wikipedia)


20 posted on 11/17/2009 9:56:21 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Boucheau

More than a few folks in the Tampa Bay area are tired of hearing about his serial dramas. Count me in as one.


21 posted on 11/17/2009 9:57:41 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: canuck_conservative

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


22 posted on 11/17/2009 9:58:25 PM PST by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: MitchellC

Like what I tell people fake or not taking a folding chair to the head is going to hurt no matter what.


23 posted on 11/17/2009 9:58:46 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

It’s a hellish line of work, and most of them aren’t helping themselves with their extra-curricular activities either.


24 posted on 11/17/2009 10:02:03 PM PST by MitchellC
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To: papasmurf

I think a bunch of guys rolling around in a ring wearing panties and fetish gear is pretty gay.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 10:03:56 PM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: canuck_conservative

WHOOOOOOOO!!!!


26 posted on 11/17/2009 10:06:02 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: over3Owithabrain

I got it. That was pretty freaking funny.


27 posted on 11/17/2009 10:06:23 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot

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..


28 posted on 11/17/2009 10:11:30 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: canuck_conservative

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.


29 posted on 11/17/2009 10:14:20 PM PST by chris37
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To: canuck_conservative

oh nooes

30 posted on 11/17/2009 10:19:44 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

The neck! Ouch!


31 posted on 11/17/2009 10:21:34 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: chris37

What?? Are you implying pro wrestling isn’t genuine??

(Note that even the writer put “attacked” in quotes! LOL)


32 posted on 11/17/2009 10:24:48 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

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!


33 posted on 11/17/2009 10:28:26 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I forget the last time I made a mistake. It's handy. ><BCC> NRA)
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To: TNdandelion
LOL! Hulk used the same gym as I in Thousand Oaks.........

Believe me, no way would you say that to his face, he is a giant............and I am not small.......

34 posted on 11/17/2009 10:28:55 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Blue Collar Christian

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.


35 posted on 11/17/2009 10:38:02 PM PST by Luke21
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To: canuck_conservative
He made a quick recovery.


36 posted on 11/17/2009 10:39:55 PM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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To: doorgunner69

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.


37 posted on 11/17/2009 10:42:08 PM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: canuck_conservative

haha! I missed that “attack” being in quotes.

“Massive sarcasm quotes”!


38 posted on 11/17/2009 10:47:24 PM PST by chris37
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To: Luke21

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.


39 posted on 11/17/2009 10:56:28 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I forget the last time I made a mistake. It's handy. ><BCC> NRA)
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To: canuck_conservative

Gotta love the NATURE BOY!!!!


40 posted on 11/17/2009 11:00:14 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Aussie Wrestling Promotion ping.

Was it all staged?


41 posted on 11/17/2009 11:01:37 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: Candor7

Of course.


42 posted on 11/17/2009 11:04:58 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: canuck_conservative

It’s a “work” as they say in the business. I love that some in the Australian press apparently bought it, though.


43 posted on 11/17/2009 11:21:41 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: canuck_conservative

Looks like a couple of bucks worth of “vampire blood” from a novelty shop got Hogan some free publicity.


44 posted on 11/18/2009 12:26:54 AM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Does the Hulkster make these appearances to supplement his social security?

Dude ain’t thirty anymore!


45 posted on 11/18/2009 12:31:26 AM PST by djf (Maybe life ain't about the doing - maybe it's just the trying... Hey, I don't make the rules!)
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To: canuck_conservative

Ya might be confusin Auzzies a bit by using the term hulk Hogan. ;)

46 posted on 11/18/2009 12:33:52 AM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Candor7
Was it all staged?

Actually, he spoke to the press afterwards and said yeah of course it was staged, but it went wrong and he fell badly.

47 posted on 11/18/2009 7:12:33 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (("To psychology! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems"))
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To: TNdandelion

“Dressing up is strange costumes and wrestling is one of those guy things that us women just don’t understand.”

As a fan and a one-time participant, I must beg to differ! ;-)


48 posted on 11/18/2009 12:25:10 PM PST by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788!)
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To: Schwaeky

Bobby the Brain, Captain Lou, The Bushwackers, Junkyard Dog, The Hart Foundation!


49 posted on 11/18/2009 12:31:37 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot
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!!?

50 posted on 11/18/2009 12:37:08 PM PST by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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