If the WWE thinks they can just hold their biggest pay per view of the year, Wrestlemania 29, in the largest and most influential media capital of the world, New York City, without Hulk Hogan attempting to get a piece of the pie, then you truly do not know the drama side of this business, brother! Wrestlemania 29 will emulate live from MetLife Stadium in New York City this year on April 7th. In typical Wrestlemania fashion, the WWE will have a very diverse amount of events that will lead up to the grand event. Events such as an art show, celebrity golf event, the Wrestlemania brunch and The Hall of Fame are all events that will be available to the public. But in addition to the staples, a certain auxiliary event will be available as well, and the name of that event is “Hulk Hogan: Uncensored“.
Hogan will be taking advantage of the world wide wrestling crowd that will be in the area, by hosting the event at the Beacon Theater in New York. Hogan will be on stage doing an overview of reliving past wrestling stories from his career. Hogan will be joined on stage by friend and business partner, Eric Bischoff along with former WCW ring announcer Dave Penzer, who will be the moderator of the audience Q&A for Hogan.
Hopefully Hogan has all of his “I’s” dotted and “T’s” crossed, because WWE is no stranger from shutting down events by wrestlers from “the competition” that they deem as a financial threat. During Wrestlemania 25 weekend in Houston, TX, Booker T put together an afternoon wrestling show during that weekend that wasn’t a direct threat to anything pertinent to the WWE, but the WWE saw to have the show shut down anyway. At the time Booker T was under contract with TNA and since Hulk Hogan is the current face of TNA, I’m sure the WWE is entertaining the thought as well, since they know that Hogan is a natural large draw, especially in New York. It will be very interesting to see what happens.
Tickets for the event will be on sale to the general public on March 2nd at 11am est. Tickets will range from $30-$300, with the higher end offering VIP seating. The VIP includes a meet and greet with Hogan as well an autograph session with Hogan. Tickets will be sold on Ticketmaster.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports