Footy legend Mark Geyer reveals why Hulk Hogan secretly asked him to let him win an arm-wrestling contest – and says EVERYTHING about the wrestling superstar is fake… including his voice
- Mark Geyer reveals Hulk Hogan secretly asked him to let him win an arm-wrestle
- The NRL legend revealed that he let the WWE icon beat him in the contest
- Geyer said everything was fake about Hogan – including his voice
NRL legend Mark Geyer has spilled the beans on the time Hulk Hogan asked him to let him win an arm-wrestling contest during an encounter that convinced him everything about the iconic WWE champion is fake.
Speaking on Triple M Breakfast on Wednesday morning, Geyer recalled meeting the WWE legend during one of his funniest celebrity encounters back in 2009.
NRL legend Mark Geyer has revealed how an encounter with Hulk Hogan (pictured) left him convinced everything about the wrestling legend is put on for show
Geyer (pictured) recalled the day when Hogan came into the radio studio unannounced – and used a very different voice to one wrestling fans are familiar with
Geyer explained that Hulk Hogan was supposed to be appearing on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, but ended up appearing in their studio instead and producers decided it might be a god idea if the Penrith great arm-wrestled him.
‘As we got out there away from prying eyes he said “Hey mate – just take it easy, will ya – because my arm is gone.” But he said it like this,’ explained Geyer, who switched to a normal tone of voice.
‘And then he goes, “Let’s go, brother – I’m gonna take you on in this arm-wrestle and beat your ass!”‘
Hogan pictured arm-wrestling Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Geyer then explained that he let the Hulkster win the arm-wrestle.
Geyer’s co-host Jess Eva then asked if Hogan gave much resistance during the contest.
‘No, it was all an act, like his voice was… and wrestling,’ laughed Geyer.
‘He did say thank you. He said, “Thanks for that, brother”.’
Aussie Chris Hemsworth will be playing the iconic American wrestler in a forthcoming film about his rise to fame.
Geyer said Hogan didn’t give much resistance during the arm-wrestle
Hogan, who was born Terry Bollea, was a originally a musician before he was talent-spotted and recruited into the world of wrestling, thanks to his 200cm frame and muscular physique.
With his 24-inch biceps, preposterous tan and blond, Zapata moustache, Hogan was the biggest — and most recognisable — figure in the sport for decades.
His 1988 match against Andre the Giant remains the biggest wrestling event on U.S. television, with 33 million tuning in.