I believe I've heard Hogan tell the story that he was approached to endorse the product that later become the George Foreman grill. If I recall correctly from his telling of the story, he was all for it, but wanted to check with his lawyers first. When his lawyers contacted the manufacturers, they had already gone with George Foreman for endorsement.
So this is just Hulk getting his revenge by endorsing a knock-off.
The story I heard was that the grill people had the grill and some kind of blender/food processor/smoothie maker to hawk. They called Hogan's agent and George Foreman's agent, but Foreman's agent either called back first, or Hogan's agent somehow missed the call all together, so George got the grill and Hogan ended up with the blender. The blender sucked and went the way of the dodo, and the grill took over the universe.
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoIf I recall correctly from his telling of the story, he was all for it, but wanted to check with his lawyers first. When his lawyers contacted the manufacturers, they had already gone with George Foreman for endorsement.
He also gave Andre an early model of the grill, and the gril's unique fat draining method helped Andre lose 300 pounds, leaving him a slim trim 800lbs when Hulk bodyslammed him at WM3.
And if the grill had only been developed sooner, Andre would have continued his weight loss and wouldn't have had a fatal heart attack the very next day.
Okay, I'll be honest. This looks better than the mid-range Foreman grill I was given for Christmas a few years ago and use regularly. That said, the Hogan endorsement kinda makes me not want it. It's kinda like a real life Krusty the Clown endorsement... or if it were the Michael Scott Grill.
Pastamania, however, I would've given a try, brother!
Does it make a difference to you, as a fan, what status your favorite wrestler is in on the card - when you go to buy their merchandise? No, not really. Have you ever bought a product for a B level talent? (Kaientai T-shirt, Tazz shirt, etc)