No Holds Barred on VHS. Starring Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Mark Pellegrino, Jesse Ventura. Directed by Thomas J. Wright. 1989.
From the box:
He’s rough, and he’s tough — he’s the one-and-only Hulk Hogan, the international wrestling superhero and star of the action-packed adventure No Holds Barred!
Loaded with red-hot excitement and plenty of heart-pounding battles, the film features Hulk Hogan in his first starring role as “Rip”, a larger-than-life wrestling champ who’s been flooring some of the biggest bad guys ever to rock ’em and sock ’em in the ring. It’s not long before Rip’s unstoppable success catches the eye of unscrupulous television executive Tom Brell who sets out to use the champ to boost his sinking ratings.
The strong but sensitive Rip soon finds himself caught in a web of danger and intrigue when Brell tries to goad him into battling a monstrous killer named “Zeus” (Tiny Lister) on the air. The fight’s a “no go” until Brell sics his thugs on Rip’s beautiful girlfriend Samantha (Joan Severance), and has Zeus savagely attack his brother Randy. Now enraged, Rip goes after the brutal Zeus in a relentless battle of brawn where anything goes and there are No Holds Barred.
Get a ringside seat for non-stop fun and excitement when you see your favorite gladiator Hulk Hogan shine in the spotlight and go for the gold!
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