During a Tuesday night press conference in Australia to promote the upcoming Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin tour, a wild brawl broke out that left Hulk Hogan beaten and bloodied by his opponent on the tour, Ric Flair. While most probably understand that what occurred is probably “worked” and part of the show, the Australia media is reporting the story as if it were a legit attack. The story is getting a ton of media attention on Australian television news shows and is a a headline story on many Australian news websites.
The Herald Sun writes,”Media were stunned as the Hulkâ€™s head began bleeding profusely and confusion broke out when the veteran wrestling star was unable to get to his feet.” TMZ.com has picked up on the Australian media’s coverage of the attack, asking readers whether the blood coming from Hulk Hogan‘s head was real. So far, over 70% say the blood was fake
Here’s some footage of the attack from an Australian evening newscast. While the reporter acknowledges pro wrestling’s track record, yet stated that “this looked very real.”
The Hulkamania: Let the Battle Begin tour begin this Saturday with a show in Melbourne at the Rod Laver Arena. There are four shows in all, with stops in Perth on Tuesday Brisbane on Thursday, and Sydney one week from Saturday.