The most popular pro-wrestler of all time is coming to the province, but Hulkamania isn’t scheduled to run wild in a metro match.
Championship Wrestling International confirmed Thursday what The Telegram reported July 15 — Hulk Hogan will be part of two shows on the island later this month.
Those appearances will be in Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook, Aug. 19 and 20 respectively, as part of the 2011 East Coast Invasion Tour of Atlantic Canada.
Hogan, a former World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) and World Championship Wrestling champion, is not on the card for CWI’s Aug. 18 show at The Glacier in Mount Pearl.
That may come as a surprise to many because the Northeast Avalon has a larger population than the other centres combined and doubled.
Asked about potentially disappointed Hulkmaniacs in the capital region, the owner of the wrestling outfit, Nick “Nitro” Wyman, said, “I don’t think there’s going to be any because we never said he was coming.”
“I don’t really look at it from that point of view, because we’re bringing a big pile of stars to town, bringing a big wrestling show like we promised,” he said. “There was never a situation where we ever released anything about him coming there.”
He explained Hogan is only available to CWI for a limited number of shows because of other obligations.
“We have to work around his schedule, and it’s very busy.”
However, Wyman did say they are in negotiations with the Hulkster and sponsors to have the wrestler appear at another stop on the tour. The location won’t be announced unless the details are finalized.
While they might not get to experience Hulkamania, fans who attend The Glacier show will watch big names, including Scott Steiner, Native American Tatanka, Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Kevin Nash and the New Age Outlaws.
“It’s still a stellar show,” said Wyman.