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Event Pick: Bound for Glory at the Liacouras Center

October 16, 2011 by in Journalism, The A.V. Club

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The AV Club, October 16, 2011 (lost in site overhaul)

Hulk Hogan, reality TV’s steroid-pumped Ward Cleaver, can still swing a carefully-orchestrated punch in the pay-per-view ring. All the canned pasta, Christmas movies, and judicious parenting in the world couldn’t dilute Terry Bollea’s fake-baked prowess and he runs wild on Philly tonight to prove it. The Hulk leads a Viking charge of Impact Wrestling champions to Temple’s Liacouras Center: strapping spandexed superheroes who seem to take their costuming cues from leather bar patrons and Juggalos. Their sparring may be staged but the fan enthusiasm certainly won’t be. Current TNA Heavyweight Champion Sting may look like a pumped-up Alice Cooper and Rob van Dam may have a mullet the likes of which haven’t been seen since “Achy Breaky Heart,” but together they can garner as many cheers as the show’s scantily-clad Knockouts. It’s red-blooded male entertainment—with a generous heap of camp and shiny spandex.

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