Hulk trains little people in "Micro Wrestling"
|The great Hulk Hogan|
which sees him train and mentor little people to become wrestlers.
A spokesperson for the cable channel confirmed the report by RadarOnline, which quoted the 57-year-old wrestling star's lawyer as saying the series "will explore the fascinating world of wrestling on the scale of little people."
The lawyer also says, "It will show their extraordinary physical capabilities and the true strength of people of that stature. He's the guy who inspires, recruits, trains and mentors them. He's been involved in every step - only this time it's on a smaller scale."
Earlier this month, footage of one of the group's wrestling events in Cookeville, Tennessee, which featured Hogan and MCW "Superstars," was filmed for the truTV reality show, the Cookeville Timesreported.
Hogan appeared on the VH1 reality show "Hogan Knows Best" with his family between 2005 --- 2007. He also starred in his daughter Brooke Hogan's spinoff series, "Brooke Knows Best" in 2008 and appeared alongside comedian and recently ousted Aflac spokesperson Gilbert Gottfried on the reality show "The Great Debate" in 2009.
In December, Hogan underwent back surgery, just days after his wedding to second wife Jennifer McDaniel.
Last month, Hogan returned to reality television by making a cameo on "American Idol" On the March 24 episode, he appeared to shock contestant James Durbin, a wrestling fan. Earlier this week, Hogan Tweeted his support for the "American Idol" hopeful.
About Hulk Hogan
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 regarded by some as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. Bollea who is of French, Italian and Panamanian herritage is the son of Peter Bollea, a construction foreman, and his wife Ruth, a homemaker and dance teacher, Hogan was raised in Tampa, Florida. As a boy, he was a pitcher in Little League Baseball. He began watching professional wrestling at 16 years old. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time. Hogan made his pro debut in 1978 and wrestled as "Sterling Golden" before becoming "Hulk."Hogan was getting main event matches while wrestling in the American Wrestling Alliance (AWA) in the
early 1980s before he was cast as Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). That bitof casting propelled Hogan into the spotlight and he was soon to enter the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1983. Hogan was also a skilled musician, spending ten years playing bass guitar in several Florida-based rock bands.
He is a 12-time world heavyweight champion being a six-time WWF/E Champion and a six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former WWE World Tag Team Champion with Edge. He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991 and the first to win two Royal Rumbles in a row. In his first reign as WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Hogan held the title for 469 days from July 17, 1994 to October 29, 1995. It is the longest reign of all time for this championship.
Hulk Hogan, brief biography.
|Hogan in Action|
Billed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed weight 303 lb (137 kg)
Resides Tampa, Florida
Billed from Venice Beach, California
(as Mr. America)
(as Hollywood Hogan)
Trained by Hiro Matsuda
Debut August 10, 1977
Ring name The Super Destroyer
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Family Spouse Jennifer McDaniel (12/14/ 2010 - present)
Linda Hogan (12/18 /1983 - 7/27 2009) (divorced) 2 children
Year Name Role
1982 Rocky III Thunderlips
1989 No Holds Barred Rip
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1991 Suburban Commando Shep Ramsey
1993 Mr. Nanny Sean Armstrong
1993 Thunder in Paradise Randolph J. Hurricane Spencer
1994 Thunder in Paradise II
1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV)
1995 Thunder in Paradise III
1996 The Secret Agent Club Ray Chase
1996 Spy Hard Steele's other Tag-Team Member
1996 Santa with Muscles Blake
1997 The Ultimate Weapon Cutter
1997 Assault on Devil's Island Mike McBride
1998 McCinsey's Island Joe McGrai
1998 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Dave Dragon
1999 Assault on Death Mountain Mike McBride
1999 Muppets from Space Himself
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Boomer Knight
2009 Little Hercules zuse
2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Terrafirminator V.O. Voice
2011 Black River Marcus Demchak