Hulkamaniacs rejoice! All the prayers and vitamins have paid off — the Hulkster is coming.
The Telegram has confirmed Championship Wrestling International (CWI) is bringing Hulk Hogan to the province in August.
“That’s 100 per cent accurate,” Nick “Nitro” Wyman said Thursday afternoon.
He’s president and owner of CWI, which is stopping in Mount Pearl, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook and Port aux Basques as part of its East Coast Invasion tour.
Hogan, arguably the most popular professional wrestler of all time, will be part of at least two shows. After the Hulkster made a “hugely successful” appearance at a CWI event at Brantford, Ont., in May, Wyman says he spoke with the wrestler and asked if there were other places in Canada he’d be interested in seeing.
Hogan suggested the East Coast, and now that a tour is arranged, Wyman is expecting big things.
“We’re just starting to ramp up now for the craziness. It’s going to be huge. I think he is going to sell out every show he’s on. I think this is a big event for anybody that’s on the island.”
Over his career, Hogan was a champion in both the World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) and World Championship Wrestling.
His notable matches saw him pitted against foes like Randy “Macho Man” Savage, The Undertaker, The Rock, Rowdy Roddy Piper and Andre The Giant, who Hogan bodyslammed to win the title in front of 90,000 at Wrestlemania 3.
He has also appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including the reality show “Hogan Knows Best” a few years ago.
Hogan is not the only big-name wrestler involved with CWI. According to the company’s website, its roster also includes Brutus Beefcake, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner and X-Pac.
The Mount Pearl show takes place at The Glacier Aug. 18, and the tour will then work its way across the island with nightly shows before wrapping up at the Bruce II Sport Centre in Port aux Basques Aug. 21. The Grand Falls-Windsor event takes place at the Joe Byrne Arena and the Corner Brook show is set for the Pepsi Centre.
Tickets for the tour go on sale today and
are available at the venues or www.cwiwrestling.com.