Is it any surprise that Hulk Hogan didn’t know his own strength?
In the filming of Rocky III, back in 1982, Hogan played “Thunderlips,” the “Ultimate Man” who wrestled Rocky (Sylvester Stallone), “the Ultimate Meatball” for charity. Stallone, in an Instagram post, noted what is was like to be on the ring with the 6-foot-7, 295 pound Hogan. The funniest line:
“It was a privilege to be mangled by such a gentleman.”
Stallone wasn’t the only who felt Hogan’s power, brother. Stallone says during the scene in which Hogan jumps into the crowd, three stuntmen were injured.
In case you’ve forgotten that great scene, here it is:
And here’s the classic look on Burgess Meredith’s face when Rocky was about to be thrown to the canvas.
This article was originally published March 10, 2017, but Thunderlips will never stop being the ultimate man.