THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS FU-MANCHU MEETS THE WORLDâ€™S LARGEST FU-MANCHU
St. Louis, Missouri (February 12, 2010) â€“Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestlingâ€™s Hulk Hogan brings his blonde locks and fabled fu to St. Louis, home of the Gateway Arch, for the inaugural â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€, set for Friday, February 26. The â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ will be a gathering of Fuâ€™s from around the world as TNA Wrestling and Hogan attempt to set a world record for most Fu Manchuâ€™s in one location at one time.
â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ will take place at Mike Shannonâ€™s Steak and Seafood (620 Market Street) and is sponsored by Docâ€™s Harley Davidson of St. Louis. â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ will unite fu fans from around the world for one fu-nky afternoon. The spectacle starts at 2 p.m. CT.
The best or most creative fu’s will win ringside tickets to “TNA Lockdown 2010”, the pay-per-view extravaganza from Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, set for Sunday night, April 18 at the Family Arena in suburban St. Charles, Mo.
“The Mustached American community of St. Louis is honored to welcome the world-renowned mustache of the man himself, Hulk Hogan,” said Dr. Aaron Perlut, chairman of the St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute (AMI).
“Biblical texts suggest that it is indeed a dangerous proposition – on par with hurricanes, tsunamis, or earthquakes – to bring together the two largest mustaches in the world, worn by Hulk Hogan and the Gateway Arch.”
The AMI will be honoring the Hulkster at the â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ for his long-standing upper-lip hair(s).
“The Power of The Fu is unstoppable,” Hogan said. “The Gateway Arch was fu-turistic when it was built. Today it embodies the spirit of Hulkamaniacs worldwide.”
Hogan is personally inviting anyone with a real-life Fu to attend – and also anyone who is creative. â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ attendees are welcome to draw, build or buy a Fu for the event. TNA Wrestling also will supply fake fu’s for those who need one for the event, as TNA is hoping to set a world record at Hogan Fu-Fest.
“Even I will sport a Fu to support Hogan,” said TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter.
TNA Wrestling’s Lockdown 2010 pay-per-view extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday night, April 18, at the Family Arena in suburban St. Charles. Lockdown is TNA’s first 2010 PPV away from the company’s friendly confines of The iMPACT! Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.,
AJ Styles, the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Championship, leads the St. Louis invasion of TNA stars, along with U.S. Olympic Gold Medal
winner Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, Mick Foley, Samoa Joe and more.
Tickets for “TNA Lockdown” go on sale Friday, February 26, at www.MetroTix.com, the Family Arena box office or charge by phone at 314-534-1111.
WHO: TNA Wrestlingâ€™s Hulk Hogan
WHAT: â€œHogan Fu-Festâ€ – Judging of Fu Manchuâ€™s to win front row tickets to â€œTNA
Lockdown 2010â€; Many prize giveaways, attempting to set a world record for largest gathering of Fu Manchu wearers.
WHEN: February 26, 2-4PM
WHERE: Mike Shannonâ€™s Steak and Seafood (620 Market Street)