Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling

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Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling
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Premiere September 14, 1985
Finale December 6, 1986
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute animated action
Company DIC Enterprises
Seasons 2
Episodes 26
Origin USA

Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling is an animated series that aired on CBS.

It featured animated adventures of popular World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) stars from the time, including its title character Hulk Hogan and his group of wrestlers fighting against a group of villainous wrestlers led by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

The show followed predictable cartoon archetypes concerning good characters triumphing over evil-doers in wacky situations, typical of children's cartoons in the 1980s.

Rarely referenced, wrestling was simply a device to determine the good guys from the bad guys. The wrestlers themselves appeared in the live-action segments of the show; however, they did not provide the voices for their animated counterparts. These were instead performed by professional voice actors. One recurring live-action segment was the music video for the cover of "Land of a Thousand Dances" recorded by several WWF wrestlers for The Wrestling Album.

Due to the show being animated, and the longer production times that resulted, the show often failed to keep pace with the events of the WWF at the time. This resulted in certain wrestlers turning heel (or, in non-wrestling terms, a villain) in regular WWF programming but remaining good guys on the cartoon and vice versa. It also depicted Hogan as having a full head of hair, as opposed to the noticeably receding hairline he sported in the ring.

The series was produced by DIC Enterprises in association with the WWF. WWE retains the series copyright, with TV distribution now handled by WildBrain (formerly DHX Media, which acquired previous distributor Cookie Jar Entertainment in October 2012).

Contents

Cast

Live action segments

Actor Character
Main Cast
Hulk Hogan Himself
Gene Okerlund Himself

Animated segments

Actor Character
Main Cast
Brad Garrett Hulk Hogan
George DiCenzo Capt. Lou Albano
James Avery Junkyard Dog
Ron Feinberg Andre the Giant
Jodi Carlisle Wendi Richter
Fabulous Moolah
Ronald Gans Nikolai Volkoff
Charlie Adler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Ernest Harada Mr. Fuji
Joey Pento Tito Santana
Lewis Arquette Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Pat Fraley Hillbilly Jim
Chuck Licini Big John Studd
Aron Kincaid Iron Sheik
Neil Ross Gene Okerlund

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 14, 1985 December 7, 1985 13
Season Two September 13, 1986 December 6, 1986 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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