KAYFABE THEATER: Behind the Scenes of Rocky vs. Thunderlips

A documentary clip showing Hulk Hogan’s audition video for Rocky III and Hogan & Sylvester Stallone working out for their fight scene.

Originally released May 28, 1982, Rocky III would gross $16,015,408 in its opening weekend and earned $125,049,125 during its North American theatrical run, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 1982. It also catapulted The Hulkster to mainstream stardom, and helped fuel the Hulkamania phenomenon.

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