Hogan sweats the small stuff
Hulk Hogan, being a wrestling legend, is the first guy Johnny Attitude thought to call when his wrestling company was failing.
See, instead of selling out arenas, the company was touring frat houses, and the talent was getting restless.
Hogan agrees to help, and brings Brian Knobs along for the ride.
Sounds like the beginnings of a reality show, right?
Well, it is. Wednesday night was the premiere of Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling.
Oh, did I forget to mention the talent is all midgets? And that their tagline is "half the size, twice the violence?"
They aren't kidding about the violence part, by the way. As if you needed any other reason to watch, there is just as much fighting outside the ring as any Jersey-based reality show, even though the promotion is based in Tampa, Fla.
Wrestlers include Demo (the co-owner), Meatball (the world's largest midget), Blixx (the know-it-all with an attitude), Trixie (the original woman with the company who's more comfortable boxing), Justice (a second-generation midget wrestler) and the new hires Huggie, Sarge and Starla.
The best moment of the premiere was when a frat boy tried paying the wrestlers less than they were due. Justice got in the frat boy's face, which the frat boy seemed to take as a joke. Justice proceeded to take the frat boy down and beat him until he handed over the remainder due.
The assessment made?
"No one skimps the MCW."
The show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on tru TV. The premiere re-airs Friday at 10 p.m.