A Preview For Thursday Night’s iMPACT! Wrestling Broadcast (Video), Gregory Iron/Hulk Hogan Story

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During a recent appearance on “The Steve Austin Show”, Gregory Iron shared a story about his grandmother, who was a huge Hulk Hogan fan. He said,

“My mom got really addicted to drugs, specifically crack. I think she always dabbled in drugs as I was younger; but, her mom, my grandmother, when she passed away of bone cancer, I was eight years old. It really escalated because she couldn’t cope without living with her mom. It was hard on me too because my grandmother is the one that got me into wrestling. She was like the glue that held the family together, so once she was gone things got real rough for me. When she passed, because it was the first major death I ever dealt with, my parents told me, ‘If you put something in her casket, she will always be able to remember you and you’ll be able to stay with her. It was cool because last year I met Hulk Hogan for the first time and I got to share this story with him in what was a cool life moment for me. So, I thought to myself, ‘What could I put in her casket that would be important to both of us?’ I just got a Hulk Hogan WCW action figure because this was ’95, so I had one of the old Hasbro WWF ones, the smaller ones. It was like my favorite action figure; but, I said, ‘You know what? I’ve got this new one. I’m gonna put this Hulk Hogan action figure in her casket.’ That’s what I did. I remember all the adults walking up to the casket thinking it was weird that there was a Hulk Hogan figure in there; but, it was important to us. I feel like that was a really big reason I latched onto wrestling at an early age. Not only was there stuff going on at home; but, that was our thing. She was into wrestling way before I was even around. Once she exposed me to WrestleMania VI (Hogan and [Ultimate] Warrior) I started discovering all these other VHS tapes she had. She had WrestleMania I and WrestleMania IV. She was a huge Hulkamaniac.“

iMPACT! Wrestling released the following video, previewing this Thursday night’s broadcast:


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