Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wrestling gaming connection

Celebrate the iconic wrestlers, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, with their gaming and igaming offerings.

The campaign is on the way that will see wrestling living legends Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair wrestle in Australia this November.

Wrestling fans and gaming fans may be interested in this bit of history:

Hulk Hogan was once a bank teller and played guitar in a rock band. One discovered he was trained in Japan by Hiro Matsuda, who broke his leg just to test his will. Hulk recovered from the injury, returned to training, and later found fame and fortune in the WWE (then World Wrestling Federation)

Starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III as Thunderlips

Hulk Hogan's first WWE match was against Ted DiBiase where Hogan was billed "The Incredible Hulk Hogan". WWE and later Terry "The Hulk" Bollea came to terms with Marvel Comics (Marvel Entertainment) and purchased the rights to use the name "Hulk".

Hogan defeated the late Andre The Giant in front of 93,173 people at WrestleMania III

Ric Flair was born Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949

Flair is a recognized 16-time World Heavyweight Champion

*other pro wrestlers with a gaming connection include Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash, once going under the stage name of Vinnie Vegas" and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who legend has it has frequented a well known land based casino in New Zealand. NextGen Gaming is rumoured to have developed an Andre The Giant themed online slot game.

Gaming connections include:

The Hulk online slot game

The Incredible Hulk online slot game

Wooooooo! North Carolina Education Lottery scratch ticket featuring Ric Flair

WWE Legends of Wrestling

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Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin official website

Hulk Hogan official website

North Carolina Education Lottery



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