According to the Philippine Star:
Wrestling superhero Hulk Hogan is coming to town to battle archrival (?) Rowdy Roddy Piper for the world heavyweight championship and promoter Steve O’Neal said Manila will never be the same again with Hulkamania gripping the metropolis. Hogan and Piper will face off in the main event of an eight-match show at the New Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Sept. 1.
Reaction after the jump.
O’Neal told The STAR yesterday American Wrestling Association (AWA) president Dale Gagne has confirmed the arrival of 16 wrestlers in an extravaganza dubbed “The Battle of Champions—Wrestling Superstars Live.” Also in the cast are “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, the Honky Tonk Man, Billy Gunn, the Iron Sheik, King Kong Bundy, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Test, Eric “The Underwear Man” Priest, Luther Reigns, Aaron Aguilera, Shinjiro Otani and lady wrestler Nidia. Two more stars will be added to the list as soon as contracts are signed.
While i appreciate that Hulk is coming here before biting the dust (will he bring brooke? hmmm…) this is just another money making scheme. I mean Hogan and Piper putting a “wrestling” match at this stage in their careers is just ugh. Piper is still one of the best when it comes to the mic and Hogan will definitely attract the hulkamaniacs but what else is there?
Maybe a case of too little too late. But still, maybe this is your (and my) last chance to see the Hulkster in person.