Hulk Hogan trains little people in ‘Micro Wrestling’ reality show
Hulk Hogan is developing a reality show for truTV tentatively called “Micro Wrestling,” which sees him train and mentor little people to become wrestlers.
A spokesperson for the cable channel confirmed the report by RadarOnline, which quoted the 57-year-old wrestling star’s lawyer as saying the series “will explore the fascinating world of wrestling on the scale of little people.”
“It will show their extraordinary physical capabilities and the true strength of people of that stature,” he added. “He’s the guy who inspires, recruits, trains and mentors them. He’s been involved in every step – only this time it’s on a smaller scale.”
“That’s right folks. Soon The MCW reality show pilot will air on TRU TV,” read a message on the website of Micro Championship Wrestling, which organizes public wrestling events and is based in Florida, the state where Hogan resides.
Earlier this month, footage of one of the group’s wrestling events in Cookeville, Tennessee, which featured Hogan and MCW “Superstars,” was filmed for the reality show, the Cookeville Timesreported (see video below).
Update on April 10: Hogan said on his Twitter page that his new MCW series is set to air on truTV in early July.
Hogan appeared on the VH1 reality show “Hogan Knows Best” with his family between 2050 and 2007. He also starred in his daughter Brooke’s spinoff series, “Brooke Knows Best” in 2008 and appeared alongside comedian and recently ousted Aflac spokesperson Gilbert Gottfried on the reality show “The Great Debate” in 2009.
In December, Hogan underwent back surgery, just days after his wedding to second wife Jennifer McDaniel.
Last month, Hogan returned to reality television by making a cameo on “American Idol” . On the March 24 episode, he appeared to shock contestant James Durbin, a wrestling fan. Earlier this week, Hogan Tweeted his support for the “American Idol” hopeful.