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Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling
Rocknwrestling
Genre Action
Comedy
Voices Brad Garrett
James Avery
George DiCenzo
Ron Feinberg
Jodi Carlisle
Lewis Arquette
Pat Fraley
Joey Pento
Charles Adler
Aron Kincaid
Ron Gans
Chuck Licini
Ernest Harada
Neil Ross
Country USA
Language English
Seasons 2
Episodes 26
Run time 30 minutes
Network CBS
First aired September 14, 1985
Last aired December 6, 1986
Website

Insert non-formatted text here Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling is an American animated television series that originally aired on CBS Saturday mornings from September 14, 1985 to June 27, 1987.

History

The show was animated and produced by DiC Entertainment, an animation studio that produced many animated shows at the time, such as Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters and The Littles. It featured animated adventures of popular WWF stars from the time, including its titular character Hulk Hogan. Hogan was the leader of the Faces, or heroic characters, and Roddy Piper was the leader of the Heels, or villainous characters. The show was comedy-focused. Rarely referenced, wrestling was simply a device to determine the heroes from the villains. The wrestlers themselves appeared in the live-action segments of the show; however, they did not provide the voices for their animated counterparts.

The show was created following the breakthrough success of Hulk Hogan and the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). At the time, the WWF featured Rock 'N' Wrestling which was a successful effort to cross-promote professional wrestling and rock 'n' roll that involved primarily pop-musician Cyndi Lauper. Although wrestlers were featured in the live action wrap around segments of the show, voice work for the show was done by professional voice actors. The last new episode of the show was broadcast on October 18, 1986. The show has since lived on in syndication and home video release.

The theme to Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling is based on the Bonnie Tyler song, "Ravishing."

Video

Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling - Captain Lou's Crash Diet08:45

Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling - Captain Lou's Crash Diet

Rock 'n' Wrestling Theme Captain Lou's Crash Diet
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling - The Wrestler's New Clothes08:21

Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling - The Wrestler's New Clothes

Moolah's Ugly Salon The Wrestler's New Clothes

Voices

Heroes

Villains

Other

Cast changes

Mad Maxine was to be included as a character, but she left the WWF before it premiered and was replaced by The Fabulous Moolah.

Episode List

Season 1 Episodes (followed by original airdate):

  1. The Junkyard 500 (pilot), Cheaters Never Prosper (9/14/85)
  2. The Four-Legged Pickpocket (9/14/85)
  3. Andre's Giant Problem, Clean Gene (9/21/85)
  4. Gorilla My Dreams, Driving Me Crazy(9/28/85)
  5. Junkenstein, Small But Mighty (10/5/85)
  6. The Wrestler's New Clothes, A Lesson In Scouting(10/12/85)
  7. Rock N' Zombies, The Duke of Piperton (10/19/85)
  8. Robin Hulk And His Merry Wrestlers, The Last Resort (10/26/85)
  9. Hog Society, Wrestling Roommates (11/2/85)
  10. Bucket, Moolah's Ugly Salon (11/9/85)
  11. Ballot Box Boneheads, Ali Bano And The 40 Geeks (11/16/85)
  12. Captain Lou's Crash Diet, Muscle Madness (11/23/85)
  13. Ten Little Wrestlers, Big John's Car Lot (11/30/1985)
  14. Big Top Boobs, The Foster Wrestler (12/7/85)

Season 2 Episodes

  1. Ballet Buffoons, Battle Of The Bands (9/13/86)
  2. Amazons Just Wanna Have Fun, The Art Of Wrestling (9/20/86)
  3. The Blue Lagoons, The Superfly Express (9/27/86)
  4. Junkyard Dog's Junkyard Dog, Ghost Wrestlers (10/4/86)
  5. My Fair Wrestler, Rowdy Roddy Reforms (10/11/86)
  6. The Wrong Stuff, Three Little Hulks (10/18/86)

VHS releases

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Volume 2 VHS release

Six NTSC VHS tapes were released by WWF Home Video. The first three volumes were released on November 23, 1999 and the remaining three on March 21, 2000.

Vol. 1 contains the episodes

  • "Small But Mighty" (1985) and "Ten Little Wrestlers" (1985);

Vol. 2 contains the episodes

  • "Amazons Just Wanna Have Fun" (1986) and "The Wrong Stuff" (1986);

Vol. 3 contains the episodes

  • "Bucket" (1985) and "The Four-Legged Pickpocket" (1986);

Vol. 4 contains the episodes

  • "Superfly Express" (1986) and "Ghost Wrestlers" (1986);

Vol. 5 contains the episodes

  • "Foster Wrestler" (1985), "Muscle Madness" (1985), and "Big John's Car Lot" (1985)

Vol. 6 contains the episodes

  • "Rock-N-Zombies" (1985), "My Fair Wrestler" (1986), and "The Junkyard 500" (1986).

Trivia

  • At least one wrestler featured in Rock N' Wrestling went on to a further career in animation: Captain Lou Albano would voice the character of Super Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, also by DiC.

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