Ford, Hulk Hogan to face off in arm-wrestling match
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:31AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:47PM EDT
Hulkamania and Ford Nation are set to collide in Toronto on Friday morning when a legendary pro wrestler and the city’s mayor square off in an arm-wrestling match.
A news release from the mayor’s office says the contest between Hulk Hogan and Rob Ford promises to be a “friendly” but “epic” arm-wrestling competition.
The publicity stunt is being held at Fan Expo Canada, where the Hulkster is signing autographs for $99 apiece and posing for photos for $85 a pop, according to the event’s website.
He is also scheduled to take fans' questions during an "uncensored" Q&A.
Fan Expo Canada, which runs Thursday to Sunday, celebrates comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming, anime and sports, with appearances by a slate of famous people.
In addition to Hulk Hogan, the appearances include comic book legend Stan Lee, actors George Takei and Zachary Quinto of the “Star Trek” franchise, “Beverly Hills 90210” stars Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, rockers Alice Cooper and Slash, and sports legends Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Joe Montana and Roberto Alomar.
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