Hulk Hogan streaming blood after press conference attack – is it fake?

Hulkamania Press Conference

Hulk Hogan was viciously “attacked” while in Australia today. I use the quotation marks because it was the fakest attack ever, though a lot of the press is buying it. I’m not, because I’m a jaded, cold-hearted bitch. And because it was cheesy and obvious and involved some really bad acting. I think Hulk’s blood might have been real, although there was a bit too much of it.

Anyhoo, Hulk was in Australia to promote his wrestling tour, “Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin.” Conveniently, while promoting wrestling, Hulk was attacked! What are the odds? By his rival, Ric Flair! And it followed some “your wife is so ugly, her birth certificate was an apology letter from the condom factory”-type barbs. The next thing we know, Hulk is getting slapped upside the head. Now admittedly (thankfully), I’ve never been slapped. But I’m under the impression that it doesn’t normally result in blood, and when it does, it’s not this much. But here you go, judge for yourself.

Hulk Hogan sported a crimson mask of blood as he was escorted by pal Brian Knobs after being attacked by his wrestling rival, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, during a news conference in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday.

The event was to promote his upcoming wrestling tour, Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin. The hysteria erupted as the pair of wrestling legends traded barbs at the pulpit to hype the upcoming shows. When Hogan turned his head way from Flair — who is aptly nicknamed “The dirtiest player in the game” — Flair laid a cheap shot in on the 56-year-old reality TV star, before getting in a few jabs once the Hulkster was down.

Hogan will have a chance of revenge when he dusts off his yellow and red wrestling gear for the tour, which begins Nov. 24 in Melbourne. Other notable wrestlers scheduled for action on the tour are Diamond Dallas Page, and some of the Hulkster’s Hogan Knows Best cronies Brutus Beefcake and The Nasty Boys as well as Rikishi, Umaga and Val Venis.

Flair, 60, is wrestling for the first time since losing a much ballyhooed “retirement” match for WWE in March 2008, which drew more than 74,000 fans to Florida’s Citrus Bowl. We don’t think WWE owner Vince McMahon can be too thrilled about Flair’s swift — and lucrative — return to action.

[From Radar]

How fortunately timed. When you watch the video, you can hear someone’s voice – it’s hard to tell whose, but I think it’s Hulk’s – yelling over and over again, “What are you doing Rick?” In the worst over-acting, akin to a middle school drama club. The reporter in the clip below clearly felt badly, admitting he thought it was staged and was laughing. Until – of course – Rick Flair starts screaming at him. But remember, this is all real! Be scared! Boo!

Luckily, the auspicious Chicago Sun-Times agrees with me. Even though TMZ thinks is buying it.

Hulk Hogan may be 56-years-old but he’s still making the rounds in the wrestling world. The aging star was involved in what was clearly a staged attack during a media event in Australia this week. Some of the assembled news media, there to cover a promotion for Hulk Hogan’s next event, seemed to be fooled by the skit. The video below shows the encounter and the bloody aftermath.

[From the Chicago Sun-Times]

All I can say is I wish it were real. It’d be the highlight of my week if someone really “attacked” (slapped) Hulk Hogan. Or any Hogan, really. Well, any famous Hogan. Please don’t go out and just smack a person who unfortunately bears the Hogan surname to make me happy. Please at least find a bleached blonde one with a douchy grin and an undeserved sense of entitlement. Then slap away.

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  1. nAynAy says:

    I believe it is all a publicity stunt. These wrestlers are always setting up these kinds of things. You know just as I believe that the whole wrestling thing is ‘FAKE’.

  2. tiki says:

    watch the video. how can such a light slap produce such copious amounts of blood? it’s clear the hulkster had a blood capsule under his kerchief which popped from the hit (or was popped by hogan himself or a lackey). it’s not even good theatre, although it is mildly entertaining.

  3. Popcorny says:

    Totally staged, bodyguard in the foreground even helps Flair off with his jacket after pretending to hold him back.
    TMZ (The Michael Zone) is becoming more and more lame-assed, seems like they get paid to biasedly promote certain celebrities and events.

  4. original kate says:

    the hogan family will do anything for a little publicity.

  5. Firestarter says:

    Is it a fake?

    Please, do not ask such an obvious question.

  6. princess pea says:

    Please, this isn’t even something to reflect on the Hogans with. This is about the wrestling industry. There isn’t a single real thing in the WWE.

  7. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Please let this be real blood…………

    I HATE this family with a passion!

  8. Anna says:

    If he did get him with the belt, there might have been blood. But after seeing the footage, I also tend to think it’s all acted. The set-up looks really contrived and unoriginal, as it would be if imagined by Hulk Hogan.

    I love the little smirk of the Australian news anchor right at the end of the first clip! He’s quite amused by this primitive publicity stunt.

  9. gg says:

    Howcome the top photo has way more splattered blood on his shirt than when he went down. Also, why does he fall down like he’s just been crucified – they slap each other around way more than that during a wrestling match and Hunk jumps right up. From this little slap he closes his eyes and practically passes out? fake as hell.

    If this were a real smack he would’ve jumped on the guy in a heartbeat.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Looks like someone needs some $$$ and is going for a “comeback”.
    Whew, that “pal Brian Knobs” is one hot piece of man, isn’t he?! (sarcasm, of course)

  11. maddie says:

    I bet Linda wished it was her doing the punching.

    Really who cares if it fake or not? This guy and his family lives to be in the spotlight.

  12. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @Firestarter: arterial blood is but unless Rick Flair punched a hole in Hogan’s carotid artery you’re right – he wouldn’t bleed that bright red.

  13. Former Wrestler says:

    I used to be involved in the pro wrestling world. That’s real blood, but it came from Hogan nicking himself with a small razor blade. Pro wrestlers do it all the time. If you get the right spot, you can get a TON of blood to start pouring, and blood from a superficial head wound tends to be that crazy bright tomato red color.

    If you ever get close to a pro wrestler who bleeds a lot, check out their forehead. You’ll probably see a lot of little scars from razorblade cuts. The scary thing is that these guys bleed all over each other and most of them don’t get tested regularly for blood bourne diseases…

  14. jape says:

    You don´t need to be a CSI expert to tell it´s fake. Just like everything else in wrestling.

  15. instantsoup says:

    He probably cut his forehead with a hidden small razor. If you ever seen a pro wrestler, their foreheads are riddled with small scars or some deep ones depending on how much they got paid to “bleed out.” And they usually take aspirin beforehand to thin out their blood.

  16. stacy says:

    yeah its fake, but at the end hulk got punched in the head too, probably w/ a ring. my brother once got hit in the head with a pebble and he bled like that.

  17. Goddess711 says:

    Holy crap, I thought Nature Boy was off his nut when they made him retire. I dunno – might’ve been a set up but it looks like Flair smacked a little too hard or something – Hogan DOES look dazed and confused.
    Shouldn’t they both be working this out on shuffleboard at The Home for Retired Wrasslers?

  18. Anna says:

    @ FormerWrestler: I didn’t know that (I’m European), it’s absolutely gobsmacking, perverse and fascinating at the same time though. Crazy what people will do for a good show. And the thing about not getting tested? Yikes. That is really irresponsible. Glad you’re a former wrestler, FormerWrestler and hope you’re healthy! :)

  19. ligeia says:

    it could be real, if you get a cut on your head you can have a lot of blood coming out of a tiny scratch if you got hit in the “right” place.

    but its hulk hogan so its probably strawberry jam mixed with ketchup ;p

  20. GatsbyGal says:

    THE BLOOD IS REAL (you idiots), the attack is not.

    Wrestlers have tricks they use to make cuts on the foreheads, and then once they’re cut they know how to milk it. They exhale heavily while puffing their cheeks out, getting all worked up, and it makes the blood flow really quickly. Watch a Triple-H match where he gets bloodied to see this stunt in action, he’s really obvious about it.

    Hogan and Flair know exactly what they’re doing, they’re old pros at this stuff.

  21. Eileen Yover says:

    I see alot of “blood” with no cut or broken nose. Last time I checked blood doesn’t just explode from the skin like that unless there’s a boo boo tied to it! The Aussies are just going to LOVE this whole fake shenanigan after the Britney concert. They just might cut the US off their entertainment schedule. I wouldn’t blame them-they have much better taste in crap than we do!

  22. GeminiGirl says:

    Is it fake??

    Are you serious??

  23. mockingbird says:

    The entire family is fake.

  24. bubbles says:

    as usual the Hogans didn’t get the memo about Halloween being on the 31st of October.

  25. qb says:

    People in what world you leave , if you even entertained the idea of it not being stage. Prowrestling is all about bad acting ,spandex and acrobatics.

  26. Mairead says:

    Ric Flair is still alive? “Cool”

    Wake me up when Brett The Hitman Hart decides to come and put manners on ‘em

  27. Janine says:

    Head wounds tend to bleed an awful lot and look a lot worse than they are. It doesn’t take much. If you take blood thinners or drink alcohol, you’ll pretty much be bleeding like a stuck pig.

  28. WTF?!? says:

    Blood by Maybelline.
    If you look at his strangely-tied, down-over-his-eyebrows bandanna, he has a blood pack under it above his right ear that he broke when he went down (since he got hit on the left side but bled more from the right).
    What an asshole. Can we call “hoax” on him like balloon boy’s parents and get the whole Hogan family deported?

  29. pickelhaube says:

    Man, I wish I had seen this…I love Ric Flair! I met Brian Lawler in the Memphis airport on Monday, he was headed to Australia for this. Totally cool guy, so I hope this suceeds, just because he was so nice and I love his dad. Hogan sucks though….

  30. gg says:

    Even if it is all real blood, I don’t see how it would splatter in that pattern at all, especially after he went down (and his cohorts sprayed him with more while the camera view was obscured) and then came back up half drenched. Fake.

  31. Lita says:

    I love that I didn’t catch anything of this story until I read it here .. Apparently not even covered in the mainsteam news I read (in Australia). Lol. This pleases me!

  32. Aprill says:

    They are trying every trick in the book to bring wrestling back to life.

  33. NicoleAM says:

    He didn’t attack Hogan, he bitch slapped him! No way could that “tap” have caused that much blood.

  34. Firestarter says:

    @Apriil- Unfortunately, wrestling is alive and well, living on USA, and other such networks. Of course it is alive and well without him being a part of it. His day in the sun is over, maybe not for his skin, but for his career.

  35. gg says:

    I truly don’t understand the fascination with watching these shows of cavemannery.

  36. cherry1873 says:

    what a load a piss,pathetic,all this wrestling stuffs the same old shite,and the adults that watch this crap need takin out side and shot,after hulk is done first ofcourse!!!!

  37. Debbie R says:

    head wounds bleed a lot even if they are superficial, but these days hogan is less famous than jon gosslin and even gosslin sets up “unplanned publicity” with poperazzi.