Freehold, N.J. — Every fan of professional wrestling knows Hulk Hogan. Most people in the U.S. probably know who he is. But few have had an opportunity to talk with him directly. Now they have that chance when iPlay America hosts The Hulkster for an intimate chat, “Uncut,” with fans at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
“The Hulk is an icon of professional wrestling. No one in the region has brought him in for an opportunity like this,” said Jessica Schwartz, director of marketing for iPlay America.
He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003, and World Wrestling Entertainment inducted Hogan into its Hall of Fame in 2005. Hogan is a 12-time world champion — six times with World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment and six times with the competing World Championship Wrestling. He earned numerous other championships and awards during his career.
In addition to being a wrestling star, he is also a television and movie star. Hogan starred in “Suburban Commando,” “Mr. Nanny,” and “3 Ninjas” High Noon at Mega Mountain,” in addition to appearing in “Rocky III” and “No Holds Barred.” He appeared in several television shows and starred in his own series titled “Thunder in Paradise” in 1994 and in 2005 had a reality television show with his family called “Hogan Knows Best.” He is also a talented musician who has played guitar since childhood. He even release a music CD titled “Hulk Rules.”
Hogan continues to be involved with the WWE and hosted Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April. He also lends his voice to video game characters and has done guest voice spots for shows like “American Dad!” and “Robot Chicken.”
Fans can bring their questions about his experiences and matches as a member of World Wrestling Entertainment and its predecessor, the World Wrestling Federation, and anything else they want to know. iPlay America will offer three packages: General admission; VIP; and Platinum.
· General admission tickets are $39.95 and include the question and answer session and a $10 iPlay America game card.
· The VIP package includes a general admission ticket to the question and answer session, early entry to iPlay America’s Event Center, a photo with Hogan, a pre-signed 8x10 photo, an iPlay America iRide Plus band and $25 iPlay America game card for $149.95.
· The Platinum package offers a unique experience beginning at 1:30 p.m., including lunch and beverages with an open bar serving beer and wine for those 21 and older, a meet and greet with photo opportunity, a 16x20 photo to be hand signed during the meet and greet, seating in the first three rows for the question and answer session, and a $25 iPlay America game card, for $249.95. Ticket holders age 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder for this package.
For more information, visit iPlayAmerica.com or call (732) 577-8200.