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Hulk Hogan's Face Bloodied During Presser

11/18/2009 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The blood was pouring down Hulk Hogan's face, back into his hair and down to his mouth after the wrestling legend got into a wild brawl with Ric Flair at a press conference in Australia.

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Hogan and Flair were in Australia to promote an upcoming wrestling event, when all of the sudden they began to beat the crap out of each other ... Flair socking Hogan in the head over and over and over.

We know -- you're thinking it's all BS to promote the fight, but we spoke with somebody in Hulk's camp who insists the entire thing was real ... the blood and the injuries.




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Good Villain    

Real blood.... yes

Of course it's fixed dummies this is wrestling!

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1765 days ago
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Scott    

For those who say wrestling is fake have never wrestled in there life. You are fake. Get in the ring mother.

1761 days ago
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Eddie    

TO ALL YOU PUNKS WH RINO THINK OUR SPORT IS FAKE TRY STEPIN INTO THE RING!!!! I think u talk snit and cant back it up. let me slap u into a figure 4 and see if it hurts! U will cry for ur momma! Step over the line and get some you bunch of INBRED REDNECK PUNKS, stay in mommas house and do what u do w/ your sister!!!!!! dont try to reply cuz you are offended I DONT CARE IF I OFFEND YOU! just 2 more words from me....SUCK IT

1729 days ago
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ABB    

Fake, just like wrestling. Just a publicity stunt.

1768 days ago
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John    

If you believe this was real it's time to check yourself. If you're promoting an event, this is required to stir up interest and sell tickets. Hogan could kill Flair if he wanted to. Flair is old and washed up and hanging on to what is left of his career before he heads to God's waiting room. (Florida.)

1768 days ago
6.

rabbit on the moon    

Gross. I didn't need to see that.

1768 days ago
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Ms. Kellunge    

Geez. Knobbs looks like crap.

1768 days ago
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cringer    

It's a complete 'work' as it's called in the wrestling business. Look at the cuts on Hogan. They are straight and on the forehead. This is very common in the wrestling business - it's called 'cutting'. A small concealable razor hidden in the hand is used. I can't believe TMZ is buying this.

1768 days ago
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Mikey    

People still pay money to watch these old fossils?

1768 days ago
10.

Allie    

Whatever! So FAKE!

1768 days ago
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Quiet    

Looks like his right eyebrow is smooshed off downwards. ick

1768 days ago
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screamin in dig    

FAKE FAKE STAGED!!

Hulk Hogan safe after fake brawl with rival Ric Flair

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18 Nov 09 @ 02:32pm by Carla Efstratiou

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Hulk Hogan at the Sydney Football Stadium, devoid of any battle scars. Photo: Alan Place

Hulk Hogan at the Sydney Football Stadium, devoid of any battle scars. Photo: Alan Place
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The Hulk at Star City Casino, after the hoax brawl. Photo: Phil Rogers

The Hulk at Star City Casino, after the hoax brawl. Photo: Phil Rogers

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IMAGES of a bruised and bloody Hulk Hogan following an all-out brawl at Star City Casino are now realised to have been part of a well-staged hoax.

In an expertly performed publicity stunt, Hogan staged a press conference which took a violent turn when rival Rick Flair turned on the wrestling star.

Central and the Daily Telegraph reported that journalists were “stunned” as the Hulk’s head began bleeding profusely.

Photographer Phil Rogers had his flash broken when Flair threw a table off the stage and into the press gathering before diving on photographers.

But it seems the media throng had been fooled. A couple of hours later, Wentworth Courier staff were present at another media conference at the Sydney Football Stadium, in which the Hulk minged with Roosters players and answered questions about his long career.

Throughout the press conference, Hogan appeared fit and in very good health, not nursing any visable scars from this morning’s incident.

Hogan responded to reports about the confrontation calmly, saying he was taken by surprise as the event took an unexpected turn.

“It took me about half an hour to get freshened up before I ran back out, it got a bit crazy,” he said.

He said he didn’t expect the stunt to get so out of control. “I didn’t plan on going backwards off the stage, that was a bit of a shock.”

The Star City press conference began well with the stars of the tour speaking professionally about their careers and the business.

Hogan said promoters in the past had billed him to tour Australia without his knowledge only to tell the fans that he could not make it.

The Hulkamania tour hits Sydney’s Acer Arena on November 28.

Appearing alongside Hulk are the Nasty Boys, Black Pearl of California and Vampire Warrior.

1768 days ago
13.

Sono    

Breaking News Flash....wrestling is fake,...I repeat...wrestling is FAKE.

1768 days ago
14.

go away    

Yuck nice thing to see before breakfast thanks TMZ

1768 days ago
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doc murry    

I want to lick that blood off of his face and rub it all over my naked body,and naturally i will tape it with my phone..please love god because he loves you

1768 days ago
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