Hulk Hogan mutilated Sylvester Stallone, stuntman on the set of Rocky III
Sylvester Stallone has revealed that Hulk Hogan ‘mauled’ the star and three stunt men while filming the third part of the Rocky franchise.
Stallone is constantly updating fans on stories from Rocky’s legendary films and nothing more than a WWE Hall of Famer tale.
Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, was drafted for an exhibition scene where Rocky Balboa fights a wrestling star for charity.
However, as Stallone explains, preventing the mammoth specimen from harming those on set was brutal.
“Another throwback and another reason why it’s not such a good idea to always do your real stunts!”
“I met Terry Bollea (aka Thunderlips in the movie) in the very early ’80s when I was directing Rocky III,” Stallone explained.
“At 6-foot-7, 295 pounds and with 24-inch biceps, he was an incredible, incredibly powerful athlete.
“I remember one hard move where he threw me into the corner, charging across the ring like a raging bull. He jumped so incredibly high above me that his shin came down like a giant tree on my collarbone.
“I fell on the ground, but I was afraid to look at my shoulder for about ten minutes. I said, “Don’t turn me around, don’t move me,” because I was sure there was a bone sticking out of my upper chest.
“Of course there was none.
“But I’ve never felt such mind-boggling pain from a massive blow before or since that day!
“Hulk didn’t know his own strength. Believe it or not, when he jumped into the audience to fight with the stuntmen, three of them had to be treated in hospital!
“He’s a great guy and a great friend. His presence made the movie very, very special.
“Hulk, if you are reading this, it was a privilege to be maimed by such a gentleman,” he added.
Sylvester Stallone Rocky III
‘Rocky III’ starring Stallone, Bollea and Carl Weathers, was released in May 1982 to a warm reception.
The hit third installment cost $270 million at the global box office. Hulk Hogan was a smash it, literally, on the big screen.
He then launched his brief film career with “Suburban Commando” and “Mr.Nanny”. It ended abruptly in the 1990s when the movies bombed the box office.
Meanwhile, Stallone received a Golden Globe in 2016 for his portrayal of Balboa in spin-off film “Creed” starring Michael B. Jordan.