Hulk Hogan got his face smashed at a press conference
HULK Hogan wore a white bandana on his forehead at a Roosters rugby league team press conference this afternoon after being viciously mauled by ring rival Ric Flair hours earlier when a promotional media call at Star City flew out of control.
Earlier today at the Star City press conference, Central’s photographer Phil Rogers had his flash broken and this reporter had a table crash at her feet.
The blood flowed freely as ring veteran Hulk Hogan was thrown from the stage into the press ruck and attacked.
Sydney Central’s photographer Phil Rogers had his flash broken when Ric Flair threw a table off the stage and into the press gathering before diving on photographers, Sydney Central reports.
Media were stunned as the Hulk’s head began bleeding profusely and confusion broke out when the veteran wrestling star was unable to get to his feet.
This reporter narrowly missed being struck with the table and photographers ducked and weaved as Flair took off his trouser belt and began to whip anyone within range.
Flair mashed Hogan’s face with a belt buckle and jumped on him.
The press conference began well with the stars of the tour speaking professionally about their careers and the business.
The mild-mannered promoter was punched in the face and a stunned Hulk Hogan was down for the count, unable to rise to his feet.
It was wrestling entertainment at its best - not a precise science but a skillful show – and the Hulk later told the media: “It took me about half an hour to get freshened up before I ran back out. It got a bit crazy”.
"I didn’t plan on going backwards off the stage, that was a bit of a shock," the entertainer said.