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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
Flair just couldn't Leave the Memories Alone. Especially not the memories of Hogan squashing him in the 90's.

PWInsider is reporting Flair is set to wrestle Hogan on the Australian tour titled: "Hulkamania: Let the Battle Begin!" A title like that doesn't sound too good for Flair's chances, brother.

http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=41458

IT'S OFFICIAL: RIC FLAIR RETURNING TO THE RING
By Mike Johnson on 2009-09-15 13:00:00
A source close to Ric Flair confirmed this afternoon that Ric Flair is indeed going to work the Hulkamania Australian tour and yes, he will be wrestling Hogan.

PWInsider.com originally broke last week that Flair was in negotiations to work the tour. The November matches will be the first official Flair wrestling matches since his Wrestlemania 24 retirement match against Shawn Michaels.

Eric Bischoff is traveling to Australia this week to do promotional work for the four day tour, titled "Hulkamania - Let the Battle Begin."

Other names slated for the tour are Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Anderson, Charles "Godfather" Wright, Sean Morley, Lacey Von Erich, the former Umaga (Eddie Fatu) and one would assume Brutus Beefcake and The Nasty Boys based on their long association with Hogan.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
I expect Flair to be on Raw in the next three weeks. And Hogan by Mania. There will be no tour.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
I don't think it's so much that Flair can't leave the memories alone as his ex-wives can't.

If this is the first official match has had since Wrestlemania 24, does that mean that he's had unofficial matches? Or are they counting getting his ass kicked by his daughter?

Honestly, the best thing they could do for this match would be to make it a 3 way with Jeff Hardy. If they are to do that, I would fly all the way to Australia to see it. (Okay, not really, but I would *download* it all the way from Australia.)
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.75
Ah - what the hell. If it happens, then I'll pay to go see it. I'm fairly sure there would be a date in my home town.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.85
If he's willingly doing something involving Bischoff, then Flair must really be hard up for money. And, if this expands to a world tour, will Hogan incorporate his annual pin of Andre's grave into the European portion of the tour?
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I don't really have an issue with Flair doing this, as it is more of an exhibition rather than an actual comeback. I guess the best way to put it is it reminds me of when MMA guys do a public sparring session with each other, like Fedor and Moussaui did recently. Flair v. Hogan isn't a match anymore, it's a greatest hits concert. Add in the fact it is overseas, and really hard to find fault with it.

Kind of odd to think of him and Bischoff working together. Only thing that would be funnier would be if they added Mick Foley as well.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.01
Ive always been a huge fan of Hogan but after seeing his match with HBK I feel like unless they replace his whole lower body with cyborg parts; he cant really put on a watchable match anymore.
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    Originally posted by spf
    I don't really have an issue with Flair doing this, as it is more of an exhibition rather than an actual comeback. I guess the best way to put it is it reminds me of when MMA guys do a public sparring session with each other, like Fedor and Moussaui did recently. Flair v. Hogan isn't a match anymore, it's a greatest hits concert. Add in the fact it is overseas, and really hard to find fault with it.


Disagree. He's supposedly signed a three-year contract, which would suggest this isn't just a "few matches and done" kinda thing. And besides, I just hate the fact that he was given the best send-off ever in wrestling history, and is now kicking sand on that by wrestling a bunch of crappy matches against a guy who's even more deteriorated than he is.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Maybe he should've taken better care of his money, then.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.86
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Maybe he should've taken better care of his money, then.


Absolutely. But given that he's no longer tied down to a WWE contract, and given that TNA would probably pay him more than half their roster make just to come on board and be a commish-type figure, I tihnk the claims of his hand being forced by alimony payments is a wee bit of a stretch.
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    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    given that TNA would probably pay him more than half their roster make just to come on board and be a commish-type figure, I tihnk the claims of his hand being forced by alimony payments is a wee bit of a stretch.


So exactly how much is TNA paying half their roster? Or were you just making things up to justify your own opinion?
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.86
    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by Amos Cochran
      given that TNA would probably pay him more than half their roster make just to come on board and be a commish-type figure, I tihnk the claims of his hand being forced by alimony payments is a wee bit of a stretch.


    So exactly how much is TNA paying half their roster? Or were you just making things up to justify your own opinion?


There was actually a list floating aorund a few months back that showed all the salaries. I can't vouch for its absolute legitimacy, but it was widely accepted at the time. I think it was even posted here.

It showed the high-rollers like Sting, Foley, Angle and Booker earning money on a vastly higher scale than the lower-end guys. I don't doubt that TNA would happily pay Flair that kind of money to have him on the books. Or, y'know, he could've taken the WWE job that was on offer.

Flair's doing this because he wants to, because he refuses to hang up the tights. I'm sure the money is good, but let's not pretend that he couldn't make enough whilst also staying out of the ring.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
      Originally posted by spf
      I don't really have an issue with Flair doing this, as it is more of an exhibition rather than an actual comeback. I guess the best way to put it is it reminds me of when MMA guys do a public sparring session with each other, like Fedor and Moussaui did recently. Flair v. Hogan isn't a match anymore, it's a greatest hits concert. Add in the fact it is overseas, and really hard to find fault with it.


    Disagree. He's supposedly signed a three-year contract, which would suggest this isn't just a "few matches and done" kinda thing. And besides, I just hate the fact that he was given the best send-off ever in wrestling history, and is now kicking sand on that by wrestling a bunch of crappy matches against a guy who's even more deteriorated than he is.

The fact that he signed a three-year deal with a group that likely has a lifespan of five or so shows really means very little. Even if a minor miracle happens and all these shows come off as planned, what then? Perhaps a few Europe shots? Maybe a show in Japan? This isn't going to be a major touring company or anything like that. It is a special exhibition nostalgia thing that I wouldn't put more than 50/50 odds on there ever being a single show.



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I wonder what the Ultimate Warrior is doing nowadays.

(edited by Oliver on 17.9.09 1127)


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    Originally posted by Oliver
    I wonder what the Ultimate Warrior is doing nowadays.

    (edited by Oliver on 17.9.09 1127)
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The Hulkster is down here at the moment drumming up publicity for this upcoming tour (which to be fair he's doing well). He was at the AFL football on Saturday night, and been doing plenty of radio spots as well.

Lots of 'Let me tell you something brotha' My personal fave quote is 'I love it here in Australia. You've got hot women stacked up like dominoes!'

Reading the paper this morning, and I spot an ad

"Hulkamania Let the Battle Begin

The one and only Hulk Hogan for the first time in Australia. Plus Rick Flair (sic) and 20 of the world's greatest professional wrestlers personally selected by Hulk, including Brutus Beefcake, Aumaga (sic), Vampire Warrior, Kishi, Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart, Lacey Von Erich and More"

Pictured are Hulk, the Nastys, Jimmy Hart, Gangrel and Umaga (in WWE style face paint)

Aumaga, Kishi and Jimmy Hart's names are in red, everyone else in orange?

The same paper also has an article on the man. I don't have a link as I was reading the paper old school, but it's the Sunday Telegraph from Sydney Australia if you want to search for the complete text.

Notable items:
Hulkster wrestles a return: Addiction to the ring inspires Hogan's comeback

Lunching at Neil Perry's Rockpool Bar & Grill, the 55 year old wrestler said he was considering a move to Sydney. - Went on to discuss what Hogan had for lunch.
"With this divorce and my kids grown, I'm sitting here thinking this might be a great change for me to find a nice little pad on the beach somewhere"
"WWE wanted to put me out to pasture, to put me out to the graveyard, but I'm ready to fight for another title"
"The WWE has this mindset: it wants to push young stars even if the fans want to see Hulk Hogan, so we're doing this on our own"

The rest is just background fluff, and the divorce.

Gotta give the Hulkster his credit. He's worked out the Australian psyche pretty well.

Notable personality - check
Say how much you love the place - check
Express a desire to move here - check

He'll be adopted as an honourable Australian in no time at this rate.

For Info, the ad I quoted above is the first time I have heard Flair mentioned.

Tickets go on sale Thursday for Saturday the 21st of November at Vodaphone arena, Melbourne. You know I,m gonna
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Here y'are - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sunday-telegraph/incredible-hulks-return-to-the-ring/story-e6frewt0-1225776944703

    Originally posted by the Hulkster
    "World Wrestling Entertainment wanted to put me out to pasture, to put me out to the graveyard, but I'm ready to fight for another title," added Hogan, whose last WWE title was in 2002.

    "The WWE has this mindset, it wants to push young stars even if the fans want to see Hulk Hogan so we're doing this on our own."
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.45
Read it and weep, fella



    Hogan's ex is now dating a 19-year-old, who went to school with the couple's two children, Nick, 19, and Brooke, 21.
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He's tappin' my mom
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I'm sure nothing will come of this, but perhaps threatening to have some Hell's Angels come by and break a guy's legs (wwtdd.com) may cause some delay in the tour.

The fact he gets a "brother" and a "mania" in there in just 17 seconds though is absolutely awesome.



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So colour me stupid, but I've booked my ticket for this. Even splurged on ringside seats - row B even!

So, now, what's the over / under on this event being cancelled before 21 November and me getting left holding the bag?
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it would even be cool if they hint around about the undertaker, like last night with his music and Spike coming down
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