Wrestling heavyweight Hulk Hogan may have taken the title of his 1989 debut movie “No Holds Barred” a little too literally, as per his co-star Kurt Fuller, who played the film’s antagonist. Fuller told ComicBook.com how Hogan turned a harmless prop into a choking hazard while filming a relatively tame scene.
“Hulk was not an actor at the time,” he explained. “But there was a scene where I offer him a lot of money to try and steal him to my network. … And he looks at the check, he shoves it down my throat. And I supposedly swallow it and then his line is, ‘I won’t be around when this check clears.’ Okay, pretty funny line. Well, he didn’t know that you’re supposed to fake shoving the check down my throat. Nobody told him.”
Fuller went on trying to make sense of Hogan’s actions, saying that it’s Hogan’s wrestling background that made him think he had to try to do the stunt for real without checking to see if his co-star was on the same page as him. “He shoved the check down my throat and I almost died,” Fuller said. “I mean, it was stuck in my windpipe and they had to go in and pull it out, and he went, ‘Oh, sorry, man, I didn’t know we were supposed to fake that.'” At the time, Fuller said, he didn’t complain to anybody — he said he needed the work, and after all, who’s going to complain about a man as enormous and dangerous as Hulk Hogan?