HULKAMANIA – Let the Battle Begin
For the first time ever, Wrestling Legend Hulk Hogan will tour Australia. His new event HULKAMANIA – Let the Battle Begin, will be playing arenas in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, November 2009.
For over two decades the name Hulk Hogan has been synonymous with sports entertainment and professional wrestling. Having set live attendance records all over the world including a live gate of more that 96,000 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome, Hulk Hogan has set his sites on Australia as his next frontier.
“I have been blessed with the opportunity to perform in front of fans around the world,” said Hogan. “I have always wanted to perform in Australia as I have heard Aussies are some of the greatest wrestling fans ever. I am grateful for this opportunity, and hope that this is just the beginning of a great thing!”
“In 2002 there were rumors of Hulk Hogan coming to Australia which sent wrestling fans into meltdown,” said promoter Michael Condon. “This time it’s real and confirmed and the Hulk is bringing some of the greats of wrestling with him.”
HULKAMANIA will also i some of the top stars that compete all over the world, and will include state of the art production. The arenas will be plastered with large screens to show the audience what is happening back stage in between wrestling matches. The night will also contain audience participation, a huge pyro techniques display and more.
From his early beginnings as a young wrestler training under the Tutoledge of the famed Hiro Matsuda who intentionally broke Hulk Hogan’s leg on his first day of training just to test his desire. Hulk Hogan’s larger that life persona and matching arms have turned the industry into the phenomenon it is today.
“We are thrilled to be working with Condon Sports and Entertainment group and KnokX Pro Entertainment” said Eric Bischoff of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television who is helping to bring Hulk Hogan to Australia for this tour.
Congratulations goes out to Rock of Love (Billy Blade & Kadin Anthony), Sparky Ballard, Markus Mac, Gangrel, Black Pearl, Orlando Jordan, Eugene, Val Venis, Kiara Dillon who have all competed and still compete in Vendetta Pro Wrestling
Saturday 21 November – Rod Laver Arena
Tag Team Match
Nick Dinsmore (formerly known as Eugene) and “Pimp Fatha” Charles Wright (formerly known as Godfather) Def. Rock of Love (Billy Blade & Kadin Anthony)
Spartan 3000 (Matt Cross of ROH) Def. Shannon Moore
Tag Team Match
The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart Def. Vampire Warrior (Formerly Gangrel) & Black Pearl “The Count of California” in a “Melbourne Street Fight”
Brutus Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart Def. Heidenreich
Bikini Contest Lacey Von Eric Defeated Koa Marie Turner, Kiara Dillon and Stephanie Pietz
Mr. Ken Anderson (formerly known as Mr Kennedy) Defeated Sean Morley (formerly known as Val Venis)
Tag Team Match
Solofa Fatu Jr. (formerly known as Rikishi) & Brian Christopher (formerly Grand Master Sexay) Def. Orlando Jordan & Edward Smith Fatu (formerly known as Umaga)
Hulk Hogan Defeated Ric Flair.
.The match ended with a brass knuckle shot from Hogan to Flair for the win while Lacey von Erich distracted the referee.
Tuesday 24 November – SuperDome
Match 1 – Rikishi & Brian Christopher def. Rock Of Love (Billy Blade & Kadin Anthony)
Match 2 – Shannon Moore def. Spartan 3000 Matt Cross
Match 3 – Rosey def. Godfather (w/Hos) and Val Venis in a Three Way Dance
Match 4 – Heidenreich & Gangrel & Black Pearl def. Nasty Boys & Eugene (w/Jimmy Hart)
Bikini Contest – Koa Marie Turner, Kiara Dillon and Stephanie Pietz Winner was Koa Marie Turner
Match 5 – Orlando Jordan def. Ken Kennedy
Match 6 – Umaga def. Brutus Beefcake (w/Jimmy Hart)
Match 7 – Hulk Hogan def. Ric Flair (w/Lacey Von Erich)
Thursday 26 November – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
(1) Pimp Fatha (Godfather) defeated Heidenreich.
(2) “Spartan 3000” Matt Cross and Shannon Moore went to a 10-minute time limit draw
(3) Sean Morley (Val Venis) def. Nick Dinsmore (Eugene).
(4) Kiara Dillon beat out Koa Marie and Stephanie Pietz in a lingerie contest.
(5) Mr. Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (w/Jimmy Hart) def. Orlando Jordan & USO Fatu (Umaga).
(6) Junior Fatu (Rikishi) & Brian Christopher & The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs & Jerry Saggs w/Jimmy Hart) defeated Vampire Warrior Gangrel & Black Pearl & Rock Of Love (Billy Blade & Kadin Anthony). in a four-on-four elimination match
(7) Hulk Hogan (w/Jimmy Hart) defeated Ric Flair (w/Lacey Von Erich) in the main event.
Saturday 28 November – Acer Arena
“Pimp Fatha” Charles Wright (aka WWE’s Godfather) defeated Sean Morley (Val Venis).
Nasty Boys vs. Rock of Love (Billy Blade & Kadin Anthony) . both teams were counted out after the Nastys entered the ring after brawling outside of the ring.
Heidenreich def Nick Dinsmore (Eugene).
Cameras then shot to the back where we saw the Nasty Boys and the Rock of Love
brawling, so Jimmy Hart ran to the ring and convinced the referees to restart the match as a no disqualification match. Match continued in typical hardcore style (bar stools, cleaning signs, water cooler bottles, kendo sticks, plywood and cake tins (who cooks in a wrestling ring?)) with Nasty Boys getting the victory.
Next Vampire Warrior Gangrel & Black Pearl “The Count of California” defeated Junior Fatu (aka WWE’s Rikishi) & Brian Christopher (aka WWE’s Grandmaster Sexay).
Bikini Contest: Stephanie Pietz Koa Marie Turner and Kiara Dillon winner was Stephanie Pietz
Brutus Beefcake def. Orlando Jordon
Spartan 3000 Matt Cross def Shannon Moore in a ladder match
Uso Fatu (aka WWE’s Umaga) defeated Ken Anderson (aka WWE’s Mr. Kennedy)
The main event
Hulk Hogan def. Ric Flair (Lacey Von Erich) in a no dq match