Hulk Hogan to Rob Ford: 'I'm going to send you back to Kingdom Come'
Published Friday, August 23, 2013 8:52AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 23, 2013 9:00AM EDT
Ahead of his friendly arm-wrestling match with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, 14-time world wrestling champion Hulk Hogan was promising to send Ford back to "Kingdom Come."
The international wrestling star – who rose to fame in the World Wrestling Federation (now known as the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.) during the '80s and '90s – wasn’t shying away from delivering some smack talk ahead of the big match.
In a message to his legions of fans, Hogan railed against Ford in an extended rant, in which he both dared the mayor to step up and vowed to finish him off.
Hogan’s comments recorded by CTV News include:
"Now I've got the roughest, toughest opponent of all time… I'm going to arm wrestle Rob Ford."
"I hate stinking Fords ‘cause I'm a Chevrolet guy anyways, brother."
"So at the end of the day, Rob Ford grab the largest arm in the world, my brother. Hook up like a rhinoceros and I'm going to send you back to Kingdom Come."
"When you get there I'll rip your arm off. You're going be there with one arm, brother. You'll be sipping soup through a straw."
"So what are you going to do when the largest arm in the world arm wrestles you, brother?"
Hogan was scheduled to face off against Ford Friday morning, during an event at Fan Expo in Toronto.
The professional wrestling legend said that he thinks of the city as his "home base," where "Hulkamania" had grown to "epic" proportions.