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Big Signing for Hogan's "Hulkamania" Promotion

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Hulk Hogan pulled a hell of a coup for his fledgling promotion, according to The Wrestling Observer.

After three days of intense negotiations and months of on-and-off talks, Ric Flair has signed a three-year deal earlier today with the new Hulkamania promotion that will debut with a November tour of Australia.

Flair will be Hogan's main opponent on the announced dates, which are 11/21 in Melbourne, 11/24 in Perth, 11/26 in Brisbane and 11/28 in Sydney.

The deal also includes plans for episodes of a joint Hogan/Flair reality show to be shot on the tour.

The promotion has contacted a number of recent departures from WWE to round out the crew, including Jeff Hardy, although not all have been signed yet, combined with some of Hogan's friends from the 80s like The Nasty Boys.

The plan is to run regular foreign tours.  Hogan and Eric Bischoff had been talking about the idea for years, but with both Hogan and Ric Flair going through expensive divorces, it made it a lot easier for both to commit to the project.    

Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair, setting the world on fire in 2009.

Vince McMahon will likely be furious.  I gotta say, after all that will he or won't he hullaballoo over the past year, Flair coming out of retirement for THIS is just...sad.  Even by Ric Flair standards.