A strong but sensitive wrestling champ finds himself caught in a web of danger and intrigue when a TV executive wants to use him to boost his ratings. When the champ won't cooperate, the executive sicks his thugs on the champ's girl and brother until the fight is on.
World Wrestling Federation champion Hulk Hogan stars as a... World Wrestling Federation champion -- with a conscience. When Hulk refuses the offers of a corrupt TV mogul who wants to lure the champ to his own network, the evil boss kidnaps Hulk's girlfriend. Hulk is forced to compete in a rigged match against a formidable opponent and the stakes are higher than they've ever been before: this time he's wrestling for the life of the woman he loves.
Shot in Metrocolor. Estimated budget $8 million. Released in North America June 2, 1989. Released on video October 19, 1989. Shown at the Cannes Film Festival Market May 17, 1989. Hulk Hogan is a former World Wrestling Federation champion. Cameos by WWF announcers Mean Gene Okerlund, Jesse (The Body) Ventura and Howard Finkel.