Hulk Hogan developing "live stage production" tour based on talking about his life
Everyone from Larry King to Charlie Sheen to Al Pacino is doing it. So why not The Hulkster?
According to a press release from The Agency Group, Florida-based wrestler Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea will develop a stage show of sorts, featuring the musclebound celebrity talking about his life and career. The group is an international booking agency which handles everyone from A Tribe Called Quest to Pauly Shore.
The release says the 90-minute show offers a "celebrity interviewer" talking to the big man for a program called In Conversation: Outside the Ring with Hulk Hogan. He's likely got lots to talk about, from his contentious divorce from wife Linda to the ongoing controversy over son Nick Bollea's car accident when left a family friend severely injured.
Reports on Sheen's oddball Violent Torpedo of Truth tour revealed how much money could be made on such personal appearance outings -- the troubled actor was expected to earn $7-million for the enterprise.
The release also says, though some dates for this talk will be booked in 2011, most of the performances will fall in 2012.
Look below to see the rest of the release.
Toronto, ON – June 9, 2011 – The Agency Group, one of the world's leading entertainment booking agencies, is pleased to announce the signing of In Conversation: Outside the Ring with Hulk Hogan for Worldwide representation.
In Conversation: Outside the Ring with Hulk Hogan is a new 90-minute live staged production with a celebrity interviewer featuring an up close and personal appearance by Hulk Hogan, a world renowned American professional wrestler. Nick Meinema with The Agency Group’s Toronto office is responsible for booking the worldwide shows in conjunction with Seth Shomes, CEO of Day After Day Productions, who will be assisting with the booking of shows at casinos in North America.
“In Conversation: Outside the Ring with Hulk Hogan is a brand new no holds barred live theatrical production with the ‘Hulkster’,” said Meinema.
“Fans will get to hear Hulk Hogan talk about his life and wrestling career, tell behind-the-scenes stories, watch rare video, and participate in a question and answer period at the end of the show. We will be booking a few shows this fall but will launch with worldwide exclusive dates in 2012.”
Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, and musician currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He is widely regarded as the most successful, famous, and biggest draw in the history of professional wrestling.
Hogan had mainstream popularity in the mid 1980s through the early 1990s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF—now the WWE), and was notable in the mid-to-late 1990s as "Hollywood" Hogan, the villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Hogan was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.