Let The Battle Begin Star City Casino press conference
gets out of control; Ric Flair attacks Hulk Hogan,
by Greg Tingle - 18th November 2009
press conference started friendly enough as most
professional wrestling press conferences do.
nor news media did not expect for things to get
out of hand at Star City Casino, when Flair and
Hogan got into a verbal fight that ended in physical
violence and a bloodbath reminiscent of Mario
Milano, Ron Miller, Mark Lewin Knox, Abdullah
The Butcher and The People's Army.
news media including Media Man captured the brawl
with stills and video, and most Australian network
news broadcasts will be running with the story
a professional photographer's camera flash was
broken in the mayhem.
head was a bloody crimson mess after Flair's punch
and whipping with with his belt. Hogan landed
hard on the floor and fellow wrestlers helped
him to his feet after approximately 10 minutes
of recovering. Many of the wrestlers present looked
very concerned and helped Hogan get backstage
for medical assistance.
Flair and Mr Hogan have been engaged in a long
running and heated feud, however this public exchange
is understood to be the most violent to date.
wrestling insiders were overheard to have said;
"Red turns to green" (blood turns to
money), however numerous fans and media also noted
that the attack was overdone and had "gone
to far" and that "Flair shooted"
Hogan is still extremely excited to be touring
and wrestling in Australia for the first time.
advised the audience that other promoters in the
past had billed him to tour Australia without
his knowledge only to tell the fans that he could
not make it.
is best known for his legdrop and "Hulkamanic's"
while Flair's trademark's include Flair judo chops,
figure four leglock, Flair flip and "Wooooo"
taunt, something that Hogan is never likely to
Let The Battle Begin officially stars at Sydney’s
Acer Arena on the 28th of November.
Man further comments
press conference started in a professional and
friendly fashion. As the conference progressed
Mr Hogan and Mr Flair started exchanging words
and temperatures rose to an extent that Flair
finally physically attacked Hogan, with Hogan
and his table falling off the stage. A media frenzy
followed with many fans shocked and starting chanting
Hogan's name, and he was assisted to the back
for medical attention. Both media and fans speculated
with each other as to how much of the press conference
may have been scripted, and how much really got
out of hand. In any event, it was an entertaining
and wild affair, and only adds to the Hulk Hogan
VS Ric Flair series of matches in Australia being
a "don't miss" attraction. Wooooo!
Let The Battle Begin