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Hulk Hogan is hosting 'American Gladiators'

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Tbdhulkbrookehogan100407 Remember how The Juice* said American Gladiators was coming back to TV? Well, we weren’t just whistlin’ Dixie — NBC announced the show as a midseason offering, hosted by none other than Hulk Hogan.

A press release from NBC calls American Gladiators an “iconic event/competition show,” that will employ “splashy twists including special effects, water skills and the latest technology.” What, like bigger giant Q-Tips for Joust and shaved tennis balls to speed up Assault?

As for Hogan’s participation, execs are thrilled. “Hulk Hogan is an American icon,” said VP Craig Plestis. “For over 20 years he has been a symbol of strength and toughness in all facets of entertainment. ... There is no one more qualified to host this program.”

And what does the Hulk say? “Gladiator-mania is gonna be running wild, brother!” No really, that’s how he’s quoted in the press release. Hold onto your hats for this one, folks.

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23am]

    

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