Hulk Hogan's new show: Coaching a St. Petersburg midget wrestling league in truTV's Micro Championship Wrestling
Not long after making headlines for supporting his daughter's nude photographs for PETA, Clearwater-based wrestler/celebrity Hulk Hogan is starring in yet another unscripted cable show -- coaching a St. Petersburg-based little person's wrestling league in the new truTV series Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling.
One tagline for the series, which debuts at 10 p.m. Sept. 14, says Hogan "believes you need to start small if you want to win big." Looking at the promotional material, it's hard to avoid the sense of a program cooked up mostly on the strength of the visual gag -- Hogan's towering 6-feet, 7-inch frame looming over the midget wrestlers with names like Huggie Cub, Meatball and Serena Fox.
Founded in 2009, the MCW won't be the first midget wrestling league to hit TV; Spike Tv featured a show called Half Pint Brawlers last year. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hogan and the show's producers spent four weeks taping matches around the south to assemble a six-episode series.
Combined with continued sniping in the press with ex-wife Linda Hogan -- she has just released a tell-all book alleging Hogan abused her during their marriage and told a caller on a radio show he might have had a gay affair with wrestler Brutus Beefcake -- the wrestler has found himself in some odd pop culture corners recently.
The series was filmed partly in the Tampa Bay area; according to a truTV press release it "takes viewers inside all of the insane action, conflict and drama that it takes to create a pro wrestling league from scratch."
Below, are some promotional ads Hogan filmed for the MCW: