Hulk Hogan confirmed on his Twitter that the pictures he posted with Ric Flair and his daughter Ashley were indeed taken at this new restaurant, Hogan’s Beach, which opens to the public tomorrow night.
Hogan said that attending the opening will be Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart, Al Perez, Matt Morgan, Jim Neidhart and Bushwhacker. Hogan noted that he hoped Ed “Brutus Beefcake” Leslie and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) could be there too.
With next year’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the company plans to pay homage to the famous area.
Besides Mick Foley likely being enshrined, there is discussion of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) being inducted, according to F4WOnline.com. Johnson made his debut at the famous arena in 1996, while Harlem Heat was a New York-based gimmick. In the case of The Nasty Boys, who hail from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the two were billed from “The Streets of New York City” during their time in World Championship Wrestling.
Company officials would also like to honor Owen Hart, who defeated Bret Hart in a memorable WrestleMania match at Madison Square Garden in 1994. Despite the push for Owen, the enshrinement is unlikely to materialize because his widow would not allow it. Hart’s brother Smith revealed on Twitter earlier this year, “Because she blames the wrestling business in its entirety for his death. “She is the sole owner of his estate. With Martha, there will never B a way, perhaps his kids may eventually make the choice. But thats at least 20 yrs in future.”
Plus, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, is said to “desperately” want Bruno Sammartino enshrined, but it’s considered a long shot for a multitude of reasons.
Jerry Sags of The Nasty Boys spoke with WrestleShark.com. Highlights from part one of the interview are as follows:
On breaking into the professional wrestling industry: “Me and Knobbs grew up in Easter Pennsylvania. I wrestled and played all sports, went to college and played football and Knobbs went into the army. We both got thrown out….We got interested in the wrestling industry, and started bothering George “The Animal” Steele [anytime they were in town]. We kept going on and on at him until eventually he gave in and gave us the number, he said ‘if you’re serious about it you’ll go train at Verne Gagne’s training camp out in Indianapolis. We didn’t enjoy it [laughs]. We broke in in 1985, at the time you had to pay heavy dues…we wrestled for six months or more on Olympic mats…we would get physically and mentally abused, pretty much when you’re near throwing up on the mats, Vern would come down and stretch the living sh*t out of ya…It was made to run you off…12-15 of us started the camp. 3 of us finished it.
“That’s changed over the years, right now they don’t want the guys to quit cause it’s all about financial [stuff], if they quit they don’t pay. Back then, it was only the best, or only the guys who want it more than anything in life succeed…[the guys today] have it very easy. Very easy.”
On how “The Nasty Boys” gimmick came about: “It was actually Verne Gagne’s daughter down in AWA that gave us the name the Nasty Boys. You know, we were hanging around with Jimmy Snuka, Curt Hennig, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty were the Rockers, and they would take us out and get us in all kinds of trouble, and you know we were how we are…after one night out with us, she said ‘you know something, you boys oughta just go as the Nasty Boys, cause that’s what you are. Right around that time was when the Janet Jackson song, Nasty Boys, came out and we were like, let’s go. We didn’t have any money to get the gimmick like we have now, the long leather coats and stuff, so we went down to a fat lady shop and bought these long plastic coats and made up our own gimmick [laughs].”
Other topics discussed include the deterioration of tag team wrestling, working the territory system, how they got their big break in WCW, moving on to the WWF and breaking into Graceland with the Rockers.
The second half of the interview goes live on Thursday, where Jerry discusses the infamous “shoot” incident with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, the death of WCW, his relationship with Brian Knobbs and their plans for the future.
Hulk Hogan appeared at a Micro Championship Wrestling event on Thursday night i El Paso Texas with The Nasty Boys and Brutus “The Barber Beefcake.” The video we posted earlier of Hogan at a bar was after the show.
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Mcall.com reports that a few hundred fans showed up for the “Hulk Hogan & Friends” event at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA this weekend. Hogan’s friends included Koko B. Ware, Brutus Beefcake, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and The Nasty Boys.
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Hulk and Friends, the successful and popular live show that has been touring the country with stops at casinos, fairgrounds, arenas and other venues announced that fans will have the chance to meet their favorite wrestlers in a unique and up-close setting on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m at the Agri-Plex within the Allentown Fairgrounds, in Allentown Pennsylvania.
Hulk Hogan, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags), Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, Koko B. Ware, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Eric Bishoff will all be on hand for the event.
More details are available at www.hulkandfriends.com.
Current TNA Television Champion Eric Young recently e-mailed the “Fantasy Focus – Fantasy Football” podcast to play in their annual “man’s league” that they hold every Football season. The premise of the league was “Heroes vs. Zeroes” and current TNA Television Champion Eric Young wrote in reasons why he is both which included him losing recently to The Nasty Boys in 2010. After giving his reasons the ESPN hosts granted Eric Young his entry into the league and will become a regular on the podcast throughout the Fantasy Football season.
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Hulk Hogan’s next “Hulk and Friends” event will take place on Saturday, October 8th at the Agri-Plex in Allentown, PA. Hogan will be appearing with The Nasty Boys, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Koko B. Ware and Hacksaw Jim Duggan to tell stories from their careers and interact with fans. Brutus Beefcake and Eric Bischoff will also be in attendance.
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Time Warner Cable is now showing a SummerSlam All Access preview show with highlights of Edge vs. Undertaker and John Cena vs. Randy Orton in 2009, The Nasty Boys vs. The Road Warriors in 1991 plus clips of Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon and Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog.
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The Nasty Boys will be appearing on the third season premiere of Man vs. Food Nation (formerly Man vs. Food) starring Adam Richman.
In the episode, Richman will coach The Nasty’s Jerry Sags as he attempts to finish 10 super spicy hot wings at Rapscallions in Land O’ Lakes, Fla.
If you’ve never seen the show, it’s really entertaining.