Hulk Hogan passed on the George Foreman grill, and it has ultimately cost him millions, or should we say hundreds of millions? So how did he let such a massive windfall pass him by?
Many would argue that no one should be surprised that a person famous for wrestling would make such a huge financial mistake. But what if it wasn’t him himself, Hulk Hogan, that passed on the Foreman grill? What if the person responsible was someone who was hired to look out for him and advise him on such decisions, or it was just bad timing? This is what Hulk Hogan claimed happened to him.
According to Hulk Hogan, on his show Hogan Knows Best, he claimed that he was offered the chance to endorse the grill first, ahead of George Foreman. When his agent tried to contact him he missed the call because he was picking up his kids. For some unknown reason his agent never tried to contact Hogan again, and as a result, George Foreman was given the chance to endorse the famous grill.
But there is another story that said Hulk Hogan passed on the Foreman Grill
Missed opportunities and poor decisions in business and life are nothing new. There was the decision that Blockbuster took not to purchase Netflix for $50 million, Decca deciding not to sign the Beetles, and the biggest one to date, Ronald Wayne selling his share in Apple for $800, which cost him billions. Just like those misjudged business decisions, Hulk Hogan passing on the Foreman grill may be one as well. He went onto endorse the lesser known Hulk Hogan blender, and the Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill.
According to Sam Worthington, the guy from Avatar, Hogan gave him some business advice while they both attended a sci-fi convention. Worthington claims that Hogan was given a choice to endorse the weak and feeble grill, or a meatball maker, the Hulkamania Meatball Maker (while he was clenching his fists and flexing his muscles).
Which ever version of events is true, one thing remains a reality. Hulk Hogan, by not endorsing the Foreman grill has missed out on a multi million dollar business opportunity. A business deal that George Foreman is obviously happy to have. After all, who has a Hulk Hogan blender, Hulk Hogan Ultimate Grill or Hulkamania Meatball Maker?