This week we’re back with our fifth installment reviewing the original Dennis Hackin draft of the No Holds Barred script – and of course comparing his version to the final Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon rewrite. Up first, we’ll be meeting the four fearsome entrants to the No Holds Barred Battle of the Tough-Guy Challenge (ignoring late entrants Neanderthal (a.k.a. Bubba) and Zeus for now). You heard that right, folks. It isn’t just the three entrants you know and love from the movie (Klondike Kramer, Brock Chisler, and Bulldog McPherson). No, in fact, an entirely new contender has emerged – one with a strictly Dennis Hackin origin and a very interesting quirk.
We’ll also be covering two scenes from the script aren’t in the movie at all. We won’t give it away here, but let’s just say that you’ll be getting a partial origin story for one of the movie’s most iconic characters, and another of Ripper’s (aka Rip’s) many talents will be revealed.
And as if that weren’t enough, we’ll be covering walnuts, butt plugs, cock rings, Pee Wee, forklifts, Cheryl Hines, Jacob’s family’s favorite cocktails, Joe Frazier, Mad Men, Mark Henry, prison bodybuilding, and the state of medical care in wrestling. Also, this week marks the return of one of the finest impersonations ever heard on this program. Don’t miss it.
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