• Reason Behind Hulk Hogan’s Netflix Biopic (Featuring Chris Hemsworth) Getting Delayed
During “After 83 Weeks” with Christy Olson, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about Hulk Hogan’s Netflix biopic, where Chris Hemsworth will play the role of the Hulkster.
Below are the highlights:
On the current status of this biopic:
“The project is still technically in development, meaning it’s not scheduled for production. There’s no casting going on. There’s no scheduling going on. It’s still in, I would say, the late stages of development. So it’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination. I wish it was, because I’d be out looking for a new truck. But it’s not.”
On Bischoff’s involvement in this project:
“The bulk of my involvement honestly was in the early, early, early phases. All my heavy lifting has already been done.”
On who’s working on this project:
“When you have the trifecta of Todd Phillips, who’s one of the more sought-after directors in Hollywood, [writer] Scott Silver, same could be said easily, and then it’s not that hard to get a guy like Chris Hemsworth.
Well, I shouldn’t say it’s not that hard. It becomes a little easier to attract a top, top, top, top level actor when you’ve got top, top level directors and writers. That’s called packaging, and I think the packaging is what got this movie off the ground. That took place 2 years ago.”
On what’s stopping the production of this movie:
“The biggest holdup right now folks, is [COVID-19]. This is a big movie, by the way. It’s a wrestling based movie. So guess what you need to have in a wrestling based movie — a crowd! Where are you going to do that? You can’t even have 10 people at your house for Thanksgiving right now.
So until that part of it is figured out, it’s likely that this project is going to stay kind of right where it is, which is really far down the line. I don’t want to sound like it’s not going to happen. It’s going to happen.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (November 28, 2002) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped in Columbia, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Armageddon 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. John Cena & Matt Hardy vs. Edge & Rey Mysterio
2. Tajiri vs. Chuck Palumbo
3. Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit
4. Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie
5. Billy Kidman vs. Crash Holly
6. The Big Show vs. The Fabulous Moolah